Old Mole Variety Hour for August 12, 2013

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Mon, 08/12/2013 - 12:00am
Utopian literature, the national security state, and anarchist organizing.

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Tom Becker hosts this episode and we learn about the political influence of utopian and dystopian literature, the deceptions and crimes of the national security state, and what it means for anarchists to organize.  

To hear the show in its entirety, use the play button below (or you can download it).  To hear separate pieces, follow these links:

  1. Jerry Canavan from Marquette University talks with Bill Resnick about how the Utopian imagination figures into the hope for a better world.
  2. Deepa Kumar lays out the case against the Obama administration that establishment liberals are afraid to make.  Joe Clement reads.  
  3. Colin O'Malley talks with Cara Dugas about how and why anarchists need to organize with other forces on the left.
  4. How "terror alerts" exhibit cold war thinking and get people to accept the national security state -- a Counterpunch article read by Tom Becker.   
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