Horizontal Power Hour turns this week to the possibilities of queer-cripping anarchism. Our guest is Liat Ben-Moshe, a radical sociologist whose work places her on the cutting-edge of queer studies, critical pedagogy, disability studies and anarchist studies. The subject of the discussion is drawn from a paper she co-wrote and presented at the 2011 North American Anarchist Studies Network conference. Embracing the intersectional relevance of the critical term “queering,” Ben-Moshe proposes a “queer-crip” in which the categories of disability and queerness are themselves employed as analytics useful in challenging prevailing understandings of the normal/ideal. Action news anti-headlines from around the world and exciting music from Readnex Poetry Squad, Blackfire and Reagan Youth will also be shared. Original air-date: 2-14-12.
J. Kehaulani Kauanui hosts an episode of “Horizontal Power Hour” that focus on queer sexual politics and anarchism. The first guest is Terence Kissack who discusses his book, Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States, 1895 to 1917. The second guest is Jeriemarie Liesegang, founder and Executive Director of the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition, and founding member of Queers Without Borders, a CT-based grouping of radical trans, queer and allied folk, come together to build cross-movement alliances. The program also features the Indy Media Round-up segment and music by Au Pairs. Original air-date: 1-11-11.