Old Mole Variety Hour for 10/30/23

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Mon, 10/30/2023 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Views, Reviews, and Interviews from a Socialist-Feminist, Anti-racist, Anti-colonial and LGBTQ-positive Perspective

 

This episode is hosted by Frann Michel and includes these segments:

Assaults on Public Education, Part Two

Bill Resnick talks to Jennifer Berkshire, a teacher of journalism, her specialty education and the right’s continuing attack on public education, to replace it with private voucher schools teaching the right’s ideas on patriotism, sexual morality, and the obligations of citizenship. In Part 1 they discuss the attack and the disastrous outcomes of the right wing schools. In Part 2 they discuss how the attack has triggered a nationwide backlash with the potential of greatly strengthening the public schools.

Film: Killers of The Flower Moon

Jan Haaken and Kali Simmons discuss the film KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, directed by Martin Scorsese.  The film is based on the 2017 non-fiction book by David Gunn and tells the story of the Osage tribe during an era when the discovery of oil on tribal lands in Oklahoma leads to wealth for Osage members and a series of tragedies including horrific killings. Dr. Simmons (Oglala Lakota) is an assistant professor of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University. In her research and teaching, she examines representations of Indigenous Peoples in popular culture with an emphasis on the genres of horror and ethnography.
 

Well-Read Red: Violence in the Middle East

Patricia Kullberg looks at the story behind the story of the devastating violence unfolding in the Middle East. Some analysts argue the conflict is fueled by the neo-colonial strategy of suppressing progressive voices in favor of extremist regimes that the US (or its proxies) can either crush or control. Kullberg reads excerpts from an article by author and commentator Mehdi Hasan, titled “How Israel Went From Helping Create Hamas to Bombing It,” published in The Intercept on 2/19/2018. She follows with excerpts from Stephen Zunes’s article published 10/11/23 in the Progressive, “Hamas, Israel and the U.S. Have Learned Nothing.” Zunes is Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco.

 

Also noted on today's show: the People's CDC Statement on Palestine,  the PCDC call to action, and their Guide to More Accessible Protests.

Also heard: MC Abdul's Shouting at the Wall

 

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    9:21
    Artist
    Bernice Johnson Reagon
    Song
    Give Your Hands to Struggle
    Album
    Give Your Hands to Struggle
    Label
    ORCHARD - Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Time
    9:45
    Artist
    Robbie Robertson
    Song
    Words Of Fire, Deeds Of Blood
    Album
    Music For The Native Americans
    Label
    UMG - Capitol Records
  • Time
    9:59
    Artist
    Robbie Robertson
    Song
    Ghost Dance
    Album
    Music For The Native Americans
    Label
    Capitol Records
  • Time
    9:59
    Artist
    Dave Brubeck
    Song
    Take Five - Instrumental
    Album
    Columbia Jazz Profile
    Label
    Jane Jazz

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