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Airs at: Mon, 04/30/2018 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.

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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 "Mole in the Ground" is by Bascom Lamar Lunsford  (1924), somtimes blended with a newer versions, like the one  by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren.  It's on the album Special Gunpowder

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

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The Old Mole Variety Hour for April 16, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker hosts this episode of the Old Mole, and we hear: 1. Bill Resnick and peace activist Bruce Gagnon discuss US military power in the "post-primacy world"; 2. Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Honey about Honey's's book on MLK's fight for economic justice; 3. Desir... Read more

Teachers' Uprisings

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Frann Michel reads about recent teachers' uprisings, including an article by Lois Weiner from Jacobin Magazine, "Labor Renaissance in the Heartland." Images by firedoglakedotcom - Flickr: CTU Strike: Classrooms Should Not Be Sweatshops, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wik... Read more

Labor Notes Conference

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris speaks with union organizers Reyna G and David Adams who attended the 2018 Labor Notes Conference in Chicago this past weekend. They discuss orgainizing at New Seasons and inspiration from the conference.   Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for April 9th, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  This Episode of The Old Mole Variety Hour is hosted by Denise Morris and includes Bill Resnick talk with Chuck Collins is an author and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good... Read more

Wealth Inequality and What is to be Done

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins,  an author and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. They discuss wealth inequality and what can be done.    image By James Petts fr... Read more

Poor People's Campaign

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick discusses Portland's Poor People's Movement and reads from an article about it in Street Roots. The Oregon Poor People’s Campaign will gather in Salem on April 14 for a day-long teach-in and nonviolent, moral, direct action training event. The campaign will... Read more

United Electrical Workers Against Tariffs

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick discusses the United Electrical workers' union and reads from their recent statement on on the need for industrial policy not tariffs. The statement is also available on the Socialist Project's Bullet.   Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 2, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 04/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Old Mole, and we will hear: Israel's War Against Gaza: Why the Israelis are attacking Gaza again; Founding Myths—Founding Crimes: What might happen when a nation's founding myths turn into founding crimes Climate Change Activ... Read more

Israel's War Against Gaza

Airs at: Mon, 04/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Dave Finkel about the historical perspective necessary to understand the latest Israeli attacks on Gaza. Finkel writes frequently for Against the Current on issues related to the Middle East and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Photo by: C... Read more

Founding Myths—Founding Crimes

Airs at: Mon, 04/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Every nation has founding myths that justify and glorify its beginnings and its history. Clayton Morgareidge comments on what happens when those myths lose their credibility.  You can read this commentary here. Image: British Library / Science Photo Library Read more