Denise Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes:
The Occupation of Portland: Bill Resnick will be talking to Emory Mort, a people's historian in the streets of Portland, attending over 50 demonstrations. Emory reports on the Black Lives Matter George Floyd insurgency in Portland and its opposition to the Portland police and more recently Federal troops challenging the way this city, and all US big cities and the federal government operate to maintain class inequalities and suppress resistance.
Universities and Covid: Desiree Hellegers talks with Sarah Chivers, an adjunct professor of Sociology at several universities in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. They discuss the challenges that adjuncts in Oregon face with the approach of Fall semester, and how being a primary caregiver to children in the K-12 system intensifies challenges for women adjunct professors in particular.
Climate Woke: Jan Haaken interviews Layel Camargo an indigenous descendant of the Yaqui and Mayo tribes from the Sonoran Desert. Layel Camargo is a transgender & gender non conforming person who has been involved with performance art in both theater and video since 2008,. Their recent efforts include work with 'Climate Woke' a collaborative project through the Center for Cultural Power, dedicated to producing videos and performance pieces on climate change by and for Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
Wheeler, Police Budget and Portland BLM: Desiree Hellegers talks with Pedro Anglada Cordero and Susan Anglada Bartley, members of Portland's Black Lives Matter resistance community, about how they turned a phone call from Mayor Ted Wheeler's reelection campaign headquarters into a youtube video calling for Wheeler's resignation and for a 50% cut to the Portland Police Bureau Budget.