Tuesday 1/31/17 at 9pm on WBAI/NY, 99.5FM and wbai.org
Journalist Kevin Gosztola who wrote TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES: The U.S. vs. Private Manning joins us to discuss President Obama commuting Chelsea Manning's 35 year sentence. He founded the news site https://shadowproof.com/. We'll also discuss the ban on Muslim immigration.
Sasha W from National Queer Asian American's & Pacific Islanders joins us to discuss the the attacks on both Muslims and the boarder wall with Mexico.
Emma Missouri brings us an interview with Dave McReynolds.
Tune to Out-FM Tu. 1/24 at 9pm on WBAI/NY 99.FM. The topics: Part 2 of Dean Spade’s Kessler Award Lecture. This lifetime achievment award is given by CLAGS, the City College Lesbian and Gay Studies Deptartment. Dean Spade is a founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project which serves trans people’s legal needs.
In Part 1, available on our website, courtesy of CLAGS, Dean Spade discussed how the system uses fake reforms to recuperate. The reforms are only for public relations and don’t provide actual relief, or just tinker at the edges for a few people. He also discusses 5 liberal myths that are dangerous to organizers.
In tonight’s presentation, Dean Spade outlines his criteria for judging whether activist organizing projects are progressive or not, and includes the criteria of a few other organizers. He discusses the importance of direct aid to marginalized people and what criteria to judge whether a project which deals with direct AID is good or a liberal nightmare project.
Naomi Brussel brings us sounds from the Women's march in Washington DC including the voices of J.Bob Alotta of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation/ Janet Mock, a Trans activist and writer; Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian activist and Exec. Dir. of the Arab American Assoc. of NY, and finally Sophie Cruz.
Tuesday, Jan 17th at 9:00PM on WBAI/NY 99.5 FM and wbai.org
John Riley brings you an exerpt from a speech given by renown activist and intellectual Dean Spade at the Kessler Award ceremony given by CLAGS, the Center for LGBTQ Studies, housed at the graduate center of the City College of NY. Spade’s intersectional analysis is essential to learn from as we enter the Trump Era. Intersectionality is the study of the interplay of race, sex, class in how oppressive institutions function. He discusses why organizers must see past liberal myths that will styme real change and not be satisfied with lipservice or reforms that are only for a select few. Activist and academic Dean Spade is a transgender man who helped found the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
Naomi Brussel attended the national conference of Physicians for a National Health Program and recorded a speech by a latino labor organizer about the receptivity of latinos to Single-Payer healthcare.
The Manhattan LGBT Center has long been the largest most influential Pride Center in New York City. Emma Missouri brings us part 2 of a report on the Brooklyn Pride Center's exceptional programming with an interview with executive director Floyd Rumohr, Dylan Seebalack (program development coordinator), and Debra Brennan (president).