Alternative economics

Democratic Socialists of America on Bernie Sanders' "socialism"

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Mon, 02/08/2016
Bill Resnick talks to Maria Svart, national director of the Democratic Socialists of America, about why declaring socialism is no longer the kiss of death in elections. But how does Bernie Sanders describe Socialism. He gets that wrong but still you got to love him.

[Imagine Credit: www.dsaboston.org]
18:21 minutes (25.2 MB)

Century Of Lies for February 7 2016

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Century Of Lies
program date: 
Sun, 02/07/2016
This week, at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, Oregon, host Doug McVay interviews former NBA star Clifford "Uncle Spliffy" Robinson; Aaron Smith and Bethany Moore from the National Cannabis Industry Association; David Rheins and Morgan from the Marijuana Business Association; and Sam Chapman from New Economy Consulting. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Snow Days Under Socialism

program date: 
Tue, 02/02/2016
Clayton Morgareidge reads from a Jacobin magazine article, "Snow Days Under Socialism"

All this begs the question: what would winter look like in a different world? What might change in a socialist society? In a society where ordinary people democratically controlled their workplaces and their world, how would we navigate the contradictions of winter differently, making room for the pleasures while coping with the challenges?

8:37 minutes (7.88 MB)

All About the Portland Tenants Union

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Mon, 01/25/2016
Laurie Mercier talks with tenant union organizer and Old Mole Joe Clement about Portland Tenants United (PTU)  and tenant unionism as a response to the housing crisis. PTU is a tenant union that has grown out of a number of communities and have already helped stop one eviction, as Joe and Laurie discuss. 16:28 minutes (11.31 MB)
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