Old Mole Variety Hour for June 3, 2024

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Mon, 06/03/2024 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Views, Reviews, and Interviews from a Socialist-Feminist, Anti-racist, Anti-colonial and LGBTQ-positive Perspective


Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments:

The San Onofre Syndrome: The Nuclear Free Team of the Sierra Club Grassroots Network is offering a series of three films to watch online without charge, with the second of the films available from today--June 3rd—through June 10th.  Titled SOS: The San Onofre Syndrome: Nuclear Power’s Legacy, the film will be followed by a webinar panel on June 10th. Jan Haaken, director of Atomic Bamboozle, talks today with Mary Beth Brangan, producer and co-director of SOS about the making of the film and its message. They also discuss the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Film Series and its activist aims. The film will be available at no charge for video on demand viewing anytime from June 3 through June 10 thanks to an educational grant from the Grassroots Network of the Sierra Club to the Nuclear Free Team. Register for the free viewing at: https://watch.eventive.org/scnuclearfree/play/65df95a376a72b002f4c49af 

The New McCarthyism: Laurie Mercier speaks with Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, about the new McCarthyism on college campuses and the extraordinary crackdown not only on student protests of the war on Gaza but against professors who are trying to teach about the context for the Oct 7 Hamas attacks. Zunes explains why college administrators and both Democratic and Republican parties are intent on suppressing the protests and free speech.

Zunes is author of hundreds of articles and books about Middle Eastern politics, U.S. foreign policy, nuclear nonproliferation, and human rights. Find more of his work here:


The New Assault on Academic Freedom - Progressive.org

The Crackdown on Campus Protests Is a Bipartisan Strategy to Repress Pro-Palestine Speech - Progressive.org

The Chilling Effect of Equating Criticism of Israel to Antisemitism - Progressive.org

The Labor of Reproduction: Jan Haaken talks with Premilla Nadasen about her new book, Care: The Highest State of Capitalism. Premilla Nadasen is professor of history at Barnard College and Columbia University. She has published extensively on the intersection of race, class and gender in reproductive labor—from housework and childcare to forms of nurture required in sustaining social movements. In addition to discussing her book, Professor Nadasen offers an update on student organizing at Columbia and how Palestinian rights activists are responding to the administration's enlistment of the police and crack-downs on campus protests.




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