Tune in tonight for John Riley's coverage of a recent World AIDS Day Protest. More than a month before the new Congress meets and 7 weeks before the 2017 presidential inaguration AIDS activists kicked off a campaign to resist cuts to the healthcare system called for by congressional republicans and Donald Trump.
On December 1st in Washington, D.C. eleven AIDS activists were arrested while staging a sit-in at the office of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in protest of his and Congressman Tom Price’s plans to dismantle the U.S. healthcare system that the global HIV response depends on.
People living with HIV, students, nurses, and others took over the hallway outside Ryan’s office, holding signs and banners reading “Ryan & Price’s Healthcare Dream is a Nightmare for People with HIV.”
AIDS activists delivered a letter to Ryan’s office and to the office of Congressman Price, who is the incoming Trump administration’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Dear Out-FM listeners,
I'm writing to ask if you could donate to a show Out-FM is doing tonight from 9pm to 11pm with another public affairs show called "The Cutting Edge" in this joint fundraising special for WBAI, 99.5FM and wbai.org. Both shows are under the gun by management at WBAI to raise money. Out-FM has a long history of covering AIDS Activism and our collective produces segments featuring ACT UP members and representatives of the NYC ACT UP allied organization block, regularly. We cover a huge span of issues from the Global Lesbian and Trans movements to many progressive aspects of the US LGBT movement.
The topic tonight is an in-house special called, Rude, Crude and Crass: The rise of Right-Wing Nationalism and focuses on the Trump phenomena and it's historical roots. This is a two-hour audio documentary on the rise of the Right-Wing in the U.S. and worldwide. It is a CD being offered for $75.
Alternatively you could give any amount as cash/credit, but need to do it in the name of the show at the following link
Please tune in whether or not you pledge.
Today, Tuesday 9/27 at 9pm John Riley brings us an update on Chelsea Manning post hungerstrike with an excerpt of recording of a biography of her in her own words produced by Amnesty. For Amnesty Internationals full podcast go to: http://tinyurl.com/chelseapodcast.
Emma Missouri Interviews filmmaker C Fitz about her new film Jewel's Catch One about a ground breaking black, progressive, disco bar in Los Angeles which broke down homophobia and racism during its 40 year existance. The bar, owned by Jewel Thais-Williams was one of a number of projects she ran. Also discussed were the Chinese Medicine clinic she ran.