Old Mole Variety Hour July 19th, 2021


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Mon, 07/19/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
News, Views and Interviews from a Socialist, Feminist and Anti-Racist Perspective


Denise Moriis Hosts this Episode of The Old Mole which includes


  • Commercial-Free Childhood. Bill Resnick talks to Susan Linn, about the corporate effort not just to sell to children, says Linn, but to takeover childhood and make them habitual consumers. Too in fact instill in them a fundamental deeply held impulse to gain pleasure and meaning in consumption. First a new toy, a new T-shirt, later a new car or kitchen. Linn discusses that must be countered by parents and schools such that children experience in their daily lives real pleasures and fulfillments -- in learning, in creation, in their social relations, in service, in making a better world, in love. Linn wrote the book: Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood. She’s an activist, founded the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, now called Fairplay. And she is a puppet therapist for young children and makes appearances, in days gone by on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
  • Free the Snake: Voices from the Red Road to D.C.: Desiree Hellegers brings audio excerpts from events along the Red Road to D.C., including a blessing on the Snake River, with a focus on breaching four dams on the Lower Snake River.  In a journey and campaign to call attention to the need to protect Indigenous Sacred Spaces under threat from fossil fuel exploitation and dams that endanger fish runs, Lummi House of Tears carvers are transporting a 5,000 pound totem pole in a circuitous cross country journey from Washington State to Washington, D.C., stopping at sacred sites along the way. In D.C. the delegation will meet with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who will receive the totem pole, which will be installed outside the National Museum of the American Indian. You can follow along with the Red Road to D.C. on Facebook at Our Shared Responsibility: A Totem Pole Journey:https://www.facebook.com/totempolejourney. We speak also with Lana Jack, Director of the Columbia River Indian Center, who is traveling the Red Road to D.C. to press for federal recognition of the Celilo Wy'am.
  • In Memoriam: Sebastian Francisco Perez. Produced by Desiree Hellegers, we take a few minutes to honor the life of Sebastian Francisco Perez, the 38 year old Guatemalan Farmworker who died in the extreme heat of June 26. Desiree Hellegers brings audio from a July 3 vigil sponsored by PCUN, Causa and other area organizations. Produced by Desiree Hellegers.
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