Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Every Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

The Old Mole burrows down to the roots of the great issues of our time – the struggles of ordinary people for democratic and sustainable ways of life.  The Mole goes where corporate media fear to tread, supporting grassroots challenges to top-down authority and giving voice to movements that shake the foundations of an unjust society.  The Moles' perspective is democratic, broadly socialist, and feminist.  (We count Karl Marx as a friend).

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Our theme song is the traditional "Mole in the Ground," sometimes performed by Clayton & Ernie, sometimes by Joe C,  and sometimes blended with other versions, like the one by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren on the album Special Gunpowder

Our graphic lettering is by Charlie Ertola. Host portraits by Clayton Morgareidge.
 

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Old Mole Variety Hour August 13, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 08/13/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel hosts this episode, which includes these segments: Whither Anarchism?  Bill Resnick talks with Kristian Williams about the future of the democratic left.  Hyung Nam talks with Effie B about antifascist organizing and police targeting (extended version). Joe C... Read more

Hate/Free Speech at the Library

Airs at: Mon, 08/13/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Joe Clement talks with Alessandra Seiter about her recent article for the Socialist Worker on libraries, hate-groups, and free speech. They consider the contradictions of the American Library Association's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion on the one hand, an... Read more

Protesting Fascists, Surviving Police

Airs at: Mon, 08/13/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Hyung Nam talks with Effie B about recent mobilizations among the left against the right in Portland, and about the Portland police’s targeting of anti-fascist activists.  Although Effie organizes with PopMob, they are speaking here about their own views and not for the ... Read more

Whither Anarchism?

Airs at: Mon, 08/13/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks with Kristian Williams about the future of the democratic left.  Williams is best known for his book Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America.  Kristian and Bill discuss his latest work, Whither Anarchism? which calls for social transformation ... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for August 6, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 08/06/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Old Mole, with the following segments: 1. Margaret Klein Salamon of The Climate Mobilization talks with Bill Resnick about the massive WWII-size commitment necessary to deal adequately with climate change. 2. Joe Clement inter... Read more

The Only Way to Save the Earth from Climate Change

Airs at: Mon, 08/06/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Margaret Klein Salamon of The Climate Mobilization.  They advocate a World War II type great mobilization, here and around the world, to vastly reduce, or even eliminate, greenhouse gas emissions starting today. The group has just won Climate Emergen... Read more

IWW Organizing in New York

Airs at: Mon, 08/06/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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IWW organizer Marianne Lebatt talks with the Old Mole’s Joe Clement about Stardust Family United, the union formed by singer-servers at Ellen's Stardust Diner with the help of the New York branch of the Industrial Workers Of The World. Though they won a big settlement ahead... Read more

The Importance of Antonio Gramsci

Airs at: Mon, 08/06/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  One of the most important thinkers following Marx and who extended our understanding of capitalism and how it shapes our lives was the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci. Although his life was shortened by a long prison term imposed by Mussolini, his Prison Notebooks contin... Read more

Enslaved by Capital

Airs at: Mon, 08/06/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The abolition of chattel slavery, the Civil Rights movement, and the Women's movement, partial and inadequate as they are, leave untouched a kind of slavery that is pervasive and nearly invisible. Clayton Morgareidge explains how we are all enslaved by the domination of lif... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 30, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/30/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Laurie Mercier hosts this episode, which festures these segments: Bill Resnick talks with Jessica Tovar of Local Clean Energy Alliance Movie Moles recommend the science fiction comedy Sorry to Bother You Laurie Mercier interviews Martin Duberman about gay movement and po... Read more