Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments:
Gun Control Remains Elusive: Calls for legislative action in response to the endless waves of mass shootings in the US tend to target access to weapons for mentally disturbed people rather than the profit-driven gun industry. In their Left & the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker look at the history of protections from immunity granted to gun manufacturers in the US and recent lawsuits that challenge those protections. They discuss an important case filed by Mexico against a gun manufacturer in the US and the gun law passed in Oregon in November that is currently in limbo in the courts. They also take up challenges for the left in framing the epidemic of gun violence in the US.
Zapatistas: We haven’t heard much about the EZLN of southern Mexico recently, but they’ve been active. In this episode of Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond updates us and reminds us of their unique mode of struggle. Norm is joined by two distinguished actors to present dramatic readings from a remarkable new book, Zapatista Stories for Dreaming An-Other World.