Frann Michel hosts the last Old Mole Variety Hour of 2019, and we hear these pieces:
Public Power: Bill Resnick talks with Mari Rose Taruc of the Utility Justice Campaign of Oakland, CA, which is seeking a publicly-accountable takeover of the investor-owned utility PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric, no relation to PGE in the Portland area).
Strike: Barbara Madeloni at Labor Notes Troublemakers’ School discusses recent successful strikes, and Joe Clement connects these lessons with the urgent need for mass action for ecological and social justice.
Death on the Street: Desiree Hellegers covers the Portland Homeless Memorial Day Vigil on December 21st and the very real life and death stakes in the upcoming City Council vote on a 22.5 million dollar five year contract to sweep the city's houseless encampments.
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