Norm Diamond is our host for this edition of the Old Mole and we hear--
1. Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Laurie Mercier discuss the classic labor and
feminist film "Salt of the Earth."
2. Historian Raymond Caballero talks with Norm Diamond about McCarthyism and
In this Labor Day special, erstwhile mole and guest host Norm Diamond talks
with three young labor historians who integrate environmental and gender
concerns into their writing and their activism. Heather Mayer is the author
of the just-published book, Beyond the Rebel G...
Joe Clement and Frann Michel review the 2017 film, The Young Karl Marx,
written and directed by Raoul Peck (critically acclaimed creator of I Am Not
Your Negro). The Young Karl Marx follows major events in Karl Marx's life in
the 1840s when he turns from journalism to po...
Norm Diamond talks with Steven Beda, at the U of Oregon, about his research
on the environmental and political history of rural working class communities
in our region, with special attention to logging communities and the
International Woodworkers of America (IWA).
Norm Diamond talks with Amy Coplen, a Ph.D student at PSU, studying and
participating in organizing among Portland’s food service workers, with a
focus on the Burgerville campaign and so-called “progressive” employers.
Historians Heather Mayer, Steve Beda, and Amy Coplen talk with Norm Diamond
about the importance of building community for strong labor organizing and
what it takes to maintain a movement. All four are involved with the
Pacific Northwest Labor History Association.