AS THE U.S. CONGRESS CONSIDERS MORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS, LABOR PROVISIONS OF PRIOR FTA'S REMAIN UNENFORCED. THE U.S.-COLOMBIA "LABOR ACTION PLAN' WAS SUPPOSED TO REPLACE CONTINGENT EMPLOYMENT WITH PERMANENT JOBS, BUT THAT'S NOT THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKERS AT COCA COLA IN COLOMBIA. UNION LEADER DANIEL RUEDA TALKS ABOUT THEIR STRUGGLE WITH THE NORTH AMERICAN CORPORATION. 14:31 minutes (13.29 MB)
This mixtape includes clips from MLK Jr speech at Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, "Time has Come Today" by the Chambers Brothers, "Downpressorman" by Peter Tosh, and "Burning Down the House" by the Talking Heads. It was produced by Paul Roland for his Wednesday Talk Radio program on January 26, 2015: "It's much later than we think: the methane time-bomb is ticking (link below):
Psychoanalyst and research Robert Garfield has focused on men and the friendships they form for many years. In his new book, "Breaking the Male Code", Mr. Garfield explores the rules that keep men spinning in a culture that doesn't always know what it wants them to be. The author talks with Don Merrill about how TV heroes are no role model, why the men's movement of the 90s hurt men as much as it helped them and how fatherhood is one of the purest ways men can bond.
25:58 minutes (23.78 MB)
Conservatorship conjures up images of the aged being cared for with gentle kindness in a flowery bower, warm and safe...
Take that image and flip it: The victim of Conservatorship Gone Wrong, aged, stripped of all assetss - and I mean bank accounts, home, belongings, even food and medicine - by a triad comprised of corrupt conservator, corrupt attorney and a corrupt judge. The triad rounds up a bunch of people and pays them to sign a affadavit stting that the victim is not competant to run a life. And that's it. End of story.
The book is closed.
The victim of the scam is as good as death for all the self-determination that remains. 24:58 minutes (22.85 MB)
Tom Becker shares Jack Smith's article from Counterpunch. It's about the disappearance of class terms, i.e., ruling class, upper class, working class, in political discussion by both politicians and journalists and the political consequences of that. Now the author contends the lone remaining class term--the middle class--is also on its way out.
For their Left and the Law segment, Jan and Mike talk about the use of video cameras in policing, the impact of citizen video recording of police actions, and new policies requiring officers to wear bodycams. They take up the question of what the camera is able to capture and whether it makes a difference who is holding the camera.
14:02 minutes (6.43 MB)
Bill Resnick interviews Brian Tokar on the promise of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Brain and Bernie built their political careers in the same town--Burlington, Vermont--starting in the late 1970s: Brian as a Green, Bernie as a Scandinavian-style socialist. Brian evaluates Bernie's politics, starting as a developer's friend and evolving into a defender of the environment as a Congressman and Senator. But Bernie has never attempted to build political movements nor identify with Vermont's progressive political parties.