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Pacifica's Mitch Jeserich hosts “Letters & Politics,” a look at burning political issues and debates, and their historical context, within the US and worldwide.
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Letters and Politics - February 29, 2012 at 10:00am
On the air, Letters and Politics with Mitch Jeserich. Hour-long press conference, hosted by Wikileaks, about the Stratfor file dump. Fast forward past Julian Assange and listen to the activists (like the Yen Men's Mike Bonanno) describe how they were spied upon by this creepy firm.
Letters and Politics - February 27, 2012 at 10:00am
We play the Wikileaks' press conference on corporate spying on Bhopal activists, The Yes Men and PETA.
Letters and Politics - February 16, 2012 at 10:00am
Congress strikes deal on unemployment benefits and payroll tax holiday. Guest: Arthur Delaney of the Huffington Post. And Lawrence Lessig on how money influences politics.
Letters and Politics - February 15, 2012 at 10:00am
As the state of Arizona removes books used in ethnic studies classes, we'll be in conversation with Rick Ayers, professor of Education, about one of those books, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and the life and ideas of its author Paulo Freire.
Letters and Politics - February 14, 2012 at 10:00am
We talk about conservative blogger Andrew Bretbart, who helped bring down ACORN, teaming up with Citizens United to make a film claiming Barack Obama is behind the Guy Fawkes mask of the the Occupy Movement. Then, who the hell is Saul Alinsky? We talk to Alinsky's biographer.
Letters and Politics - February 13, 2012 at 10:00am
Obama's 2013 budget proposal and Greece's austerity crisis with economist Dean Baker.
Letters and Politics - February 10, 2012 at 10:00am
On Letters & Politics we continue the discussion on tactics used in today’s protest movement with one man who has a long history of putting absurdity in the face of authority: Wavy Gravy.
Letters and Politics - February 9, 2012 at 10:00am
A conversation about the life of Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky, his exile in Mexico, his influence on American communists and neo-conservatives, factionalism and his influence on the left today with Bertrand Patenuade, author of Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich
Letters and Politics - February 8, 2012 at 10:00am
Chris Hedges and Kristof Lopaur of Occupy Oakland debate black bloc, militancy and tactics.
Letters and Politics - February 7, 2012 at 10:00am
9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that CA ban on same gender marriage is unconstitutional. Live report from outside the court house. Alex Callinicos, author of The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx.
Letters and Politics - February 6, 2012 at 10:00am
Peter Marshall, author of Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism.