Old Mole Variety Hour for March 20, 2023

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Mon, 03/20/2023 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Views, Reviews, and Interviews from a Socialist-Feminist, Anti-racist, Anti-colonial and LGBTQ-positive Perspective

 

Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments:

Portraits in Red: Laurie Mercier speaks with Indigenous artist Nayana LaFond, whose current exhibit, Portraits in Red: Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Painting Project, is showing through May 7 at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center in Newport, Oregon. LaFond discusses the lack of attention to the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous people who have been silenced by the unusually high rate of violence and low rate of effort to solve past crimes and prevent future ones. LaFond will be speaking at Washington State University Vancouver, 3 – 4:15 p.m. Tuesday March 21, in the Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16.

“…This project is a labor of love. It has found me and inspired a mission of raising awareness and honoring the memory of those lost. I hope it helps those still here heal, even if only a very small amount. Perhaps it will help someone still suffering gain the courage to get help. You are not alone, you are not without hope, we are your sisters and we are here beside you.”—Nayana LaFond

Social Reproduction and Trans Liberation: Attacks on trans lives are attacks on collective sociality and social provisioning.  Drawing on Feminism for the 99% and on recent articles in Tempest and Spectre, among other sources, Frann Michel explains how attempts to maintain gender oppression and the ideal of the bourgeois nuclear family are part of neoliberal attacks on the public sphere and workers' empowerment. 

Gun Control Remains Elusive : Calls for legislative action in response to the endless waves of mass shootings in the US tend to focus on mental health issues rather than the gun industry. In their Left & the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker look at the history of protections from immunity granted to gun manufacturers in the US and recent lawsuits that challenge those protections. They discuss an important case filed by Mexico against a gun manufacturer in the US and the gun law passed in Oregon in November that is currently in limbo in the courts. They also take up challenges for the left in framing the epidemic of gun violence in the US. 

 

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  • Time
    9:02
    Artist
    Rhiannon Giddens
    Song
    We Rise
    Album
    We Are Not For Sale: Songs of Protest From the NC Music Love Army
    Label
    MERLIN - NC Music Love Army
  • Time
    9:21
    Artist
    Crystal Shawanda
    Song
    Pray Sister Pray
    Album
    The Whole World's Got the Blues
    Label
    Newsun/Cadillac records
  • Time
    9:24
    Artist
    Caitlin Cary and Shirlette Ammons
    Song
    My Body Politic
    Album
    We Are Not For Sale: Songs of Protest From the NC Music Love Army
    Label
    MERLIN - NC Music Love Army
  • Time
    9:55
    Artist
    Stevie Wonder
    Song
    My Love Is With You
    Album
    Conversation Peace
    Label
    UMG - Motown
  • Time
    9:55
    Artist
    LEE Barlow
    Song
    Can't Stop
    Album
    Can't Stop
    Label
    1451424 Records DK
  • Time
    9:57
    Artist
    Rhiannon Giddens
    Song
    We Rise
    Album
    We Are Not For Sale: Songs of Protest From the NC Music Love Army
    Label
    MERLIN - NC Music Love Army
  • Time
    9:59
    Artist
    Tal Farlow
    Song
    Autumn Leaves
    Album
    Verve Jazz Masters: Tal Farlow
    Label
    UMG - Verve

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