Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Fighting police informants, failures of liberalism, movie mole: snowpiercer, book talk: Player Piano
Joe Clement hosts on August 4th and we hear:
- Bill Resnick talsk with local scholar of policing and government repression, Kristian Williams, about how the police plant informants and provacatuers in leftists organizations, and how movements should deal with that.
- Clayton Morgareidge offers a commentary on why liberals are not the change we want to see in the world.
- Movie Moles, Frann Michel and Iven Hale, review another apocalyptic blockbuster, Snowpiercer.
- Joe and Peter Frase talk about Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, Player Piano, a satrical dystopia about a fully automated America. They consider the novel's concerns with automation (and solution to) in the context of various workers movements, the ideology of work, the decline of union and worker power in the 62 years since the novel was published, patriarchy and technocracy, and more.