War/Peace

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 12, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the  ... Read more

Religious Intolerance in the Military

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 The Old Mole's Tom Becker reports that the US military has developed a culture of intolerant Christian fundamentalism. He reads from a piece by Robyn Blumner posted on Common Dreams.    Read more

Mothers' Day & the Peace Movement

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel as the Well-read Red shows how Mothers' Day began a century ago as an action for peace, and how that association is being revived by Code Pink.  To read her commentary, complete with many links to things you can do and read, go to Frann's Kboo blog. Read more

18 hour radio broadcast on 60 years of Palestinian dispossession

18 hour radio broadcast on 60 years of Palestinian dispossession On THURSDAY, MAY 15th, from Midnight until 6pm (EST), the International Middle East Media Center in Bethlehem (Palestine) participated in an historic international radio reflection of the Palestinian Nakba or ... Read more

Guantanamo Family Stories-3

Airs at: Thu, 04/24/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Bread and Roses
British-born Mozzam Begg spent a total of 3 years imprisoned at US-run prison camps at Guantanamo, Bagram and Kandahar. His book, Enemy Combatant, details the horrendous conditions he suffered, including 2 years in solitary confinement. He also writes about relations with U... Read more

Guantanamo Family Stories-2

Airs at: Thu, 04/24/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Bread and Roses
If you've seen the Hollywood movie, Rendition, you'll recognize the story of Saifullah Paracha. In the Hollywood movie, an innocent man is literally kidnapped off a plane by US agents, hooded, shackled and sent to a prison camp. This is essentially what happened to Saifulla... Read more

Guantanamo Family Stories-1

Airs at: Thu, 04/24/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Bread and Roses
During Omar Deghayes' 5 years of imprisonment at Guantanamo, his family became very outspoken. For the Deghayes family, it seemed history was repeating itself: In 1986, they had fled persecution in Libya where Omar's father had been assassinated, and had sought asylum in B... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 28, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 04/27/2008 at 5:00pm
 Hosted by Tom Becker, this program has pieces  on the International Longshoreman Workers Union and May Day, the Italian radical film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the left turn in Paraguay, and the impact of the economic crunch on the poor.  You can hear the whole show by cli... Read more

Joe and Abe on May Day

Airs at: Mon, 04/28/2008 at 5:00pm
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor rant 'n' rail on with a pre-May Day Special covering the history of the Labor Movement in the United States, and how it's been steadily eroded since the last of the *real* Domocrats were in power. Read more

May Day & the ILWU

Airs at: Sun, 04/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has a long history of  struggling for justice and workers' rights.  Bill Resnick talks with two of its  representatives.  Craig  Merrilees, director of communications reviews  the history of this important union.  Peter... Read more