Protest and action

Raising Expectations, and Raising Hell: Jane McAlevey's book on rank-and-file unionism

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Mon, 09/01/2014
Old Moles Bill Resnick and Norm Diamond talk about union organizing by way of a mutual review of Jane McAlevey's book "Raising Expecations, and Raising Hell: my decade fighting for the labor movement". They consider the official and cynical meaning of labor day, but also the stagnation of the labor movement as it's moved away from rank-and-file organizing, direct action, and using workers' power to drive social change. 18:32 minutes (16.97 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour Labor Day Special 2014

program date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014


Joe Clement hosts this labor day special, which features conversations about reducing the work week and having real power in society as workers, challenging stagnant norms in union organizing, the problem with work and utopianism. We also hear clips of political humor in honor of the late Robin Williams. 57:35 minutes (79.07 MB)

The Confessional on 09/01/14

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The Confessional
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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Flashpoints on 08/29/14

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 08/28/14

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 08/27/14

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Organizing Against Capitalism

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Mon, 08/25/2014

Clayton Morgareidge discusses the kind of movement needed to challenge inequality and save the environment. Noting that neoliberalism rationalizes plutocracy and the security apparatus needed to put down rebellions against the elites, Clayton draws on an essay by Sam Gindin in Jacobin . He stresses that austerity and environmental catastrophism do not motivate organizing for change, and highlights the importance of reckoning with state power--not just protesting, but remaking the state. Although we need to appreciate the differences that led to the development of identity politics, he argues that only by forging alliances based on class can we successfully address the tasks before us.
9:30 minutes (4.36 MB)
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