Old Mole Variety Hour for January 11, 2021


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Mon, 01/11/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Views, Reviews, and Interviews from a Socialist-Feminist, Anti-racist and Anti-colonial Perspective

Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes the following segments:


After the Coup: Bill Resnick speaks with Norm Solomon about the attempted coup by Trump and his supporters and what opportunities the Biden administration will have following the Georgia senate victories. Norman Solomon is co-founder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org. His books include "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" (2006) and "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State" (2007).


Defund the Military: Laurie Mercier talks with Mandy Smithberger, Director of the Straus Military Reform Project, about the recent congressional approval of the largest military budget in US history and how to shrink the Pentagon. Smithberger also works with the Center for Defense Information Project on Government Oversight. For more, see her article with William Hartung: Shrinking the Pentagon.


Water Protectors and Line 3: Jan Haaken talks with Winona LaDuke about the fight against Enbridge Energy's Line 3 in Minnesota, a pipeline project that would expand the flow of highly toxic tar sands oil through critical waterways and lands in this region. LaDuke is Executive Director of Honor the Earth, and an economist and environmental activist known for her work on tribal land claims and sustainable development. As a Water and Land Protector on the front lines, she explains why direct action is so vital to this struggle and how activists from other regions can support the resistance there. 


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