Old Mole Variety Hour for October 5, 2020

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Mon, 10/05/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Views, Reviews, and Interviews from a Socialist-Feminist, Anti-racist and Anti-colonial Perspective


Popmob: Bill Resnick talks to Effi Baum, with PopMobPdx, a mutual aid group supporting the month's of protest in Portland. They discuss Portland’s protests of police killings and impunity here and around the country; challenging Trump’s sending Federal troops to Portland; Trump’s use of sensational media coverage of the Portland protests to rouse fears in the suburbs that thugs, terrorists, Communists, antifas were coming to sack their beautiful homes and neighborhoods; and the effectiveness of force and some violence in the left’s struggle against the far right.

A Bouquet of Frogs: Desiree Hellegers speaks with Julian Ankney, who reads from her memoir in process, A Bouquet of Frogs, about coming of age as a Nimiipuu woman in a small Idaho town, battling an abusive step-father, racist and sexist teachers, and fighting for access to education and health care. 

Another World is Possible: Norm Diamond returns to Fred Pfeil’s novel, Goodman 2020, and asks: why set a dystopia in our own times instead of the distant future? And how is it that dystopias give us reason for hope? Patricia Kullberg reads selections from Goodman 2020.

Crazy Blues: Norm introduces and Mamie Smith sings “Crazy Blues,” a song that invigorated Black American resistance to racism 100 years ago.

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