Imprisonment of African Americans a New Era of Jim Crow?, Part 1
June 4 2010
On this special two-part episode, we interview author, lawyer, and civil rights activist Michelle Alexander whose new book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness just came out from The New Press. Check it out at NewJimCrow.com.
African Americans and Migration in the South, an Interview with Luther Adams
February 19 2011
Luther Adams teaches history at the University of Washington -Tacoma and is the author of "Way Up North in Louisville: African American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970."
Apartheid Archipelago or Paradise: The Labor Movement in Hawaii, Part 2
July 7 2011
On this episode we'll play the second part of our two part interview with author and historian Gerald Horne on his newest book Fighting in Paradises just out from the University of Hawaii Press.
Apartheid Archipelago or Paradise: The Labor Movement in Hawaii
July 3 2011
On this episode we talk again with historian Gerald Horne about his new book Fighting in Paradise, a study of the role of the labor movement and the Communist Party in Hawaii in the mid-20th century. This is the first of a two part interview.
On Trial for Their Ideas: The Smith Act Trials and Anti-Communism
July 10 2011
On this special episode we interview author and journalist Scott Martelle about his new book The Fear Within: Spies, Commies, and American Democracy on Trial out recently from Rutgers University Press.
Real Life Struggles Against Republican Bamboozles
June 18 2011
On this episode, Latinos are an increasingly influential segment of the voting population. Social Security is under attack – by its defenders. And a coalition of labor and community organizations in Ohio has apparently gathered enough signatures for a voter veto of the Republican authored anti-working families law known as SB 5.
Labor’s Independence and the Stakes in the 2012 Elections
June 1 2011
Today we discuss responses to a recent speech delivered by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the political independence of the labor movement.
Obama’s Middle East Policy: Something Old, Something New
May 20 2011
On this episode we analyze and respond to the President's speech on the Middle East this week.
The Road to the 2012 Elections (Part 2)
May 16 2011
This episode is the second part of an extended interview in which we discuss the road to the 2012 elections with Communist Party political action commission chair Joelle Fishman.
The Road to the 2012 Elections (Part 1)
May 12 2011
The 2012 elections may be 18 months away but it time now to organize for a people's victory. Labor has declared its independent role in the fight to defeat Republicans at the polls in November 2012.