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The Old Mole Variety Hour for September 14, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour
Denise Morris hosts this membership drive episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, with segments on Social Security, historical fiction and reproductive justice, and rights of workers in sexual services.

Bill Resnick talks with Eric Laursen about Social Security. This version is longer than the interview that was broadcast.

Jan Haaken and Patricia Kuhlberg talk about Patsy's novel Girl in the River.
39:36 minutes (18.13 MB)

Eric Laursen on Social Security

program date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015

Bill Resnick interviews Eric Laursen, author of The People’s Pension: The War Against Social Security, from Reagan to Obama, available from AK Press. They discuss how and why Social Security survived in the face of elite attacks since its inception. Laursen is part of the movement seeking to expand Social Security, not just raising benefits but involving recipients in the battle for a just economy.  You can find more of his recent work here.

[image via Wikimedia] 19:11 minutes (13.18 MB)

Field Moles: Shell No in St. John's

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Mon, 08/17/2015
Desiree Hellegers brings a field report from Portland’s Cathedral Park where activists on July 29th attempted to delay the transit of Shell Oil's icebreaker on its way up to the Arctic. The segment features the voice of Greenpeace climber Marty Aranaydo, founder and director of the Indigenous Peoples Power Project. 10:01 minutes (4.01 MB)
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