Posts Tagged ‘race’

Episode 30: Damayan: Organizing Filipino Workers

This November 22 episode of Horizontal Power Hour features an interview with Linda Oalican, a community organizer from Damayan, a Filipino im/migrant workers independent non-profit grassroots organization. She speaks about some of the issues facing Filipino immigrant workers, and methods their group is using for organizing and building solidarity. Here is a link to their website This show also includes two songs and some action news! Original air-date: 11-22-11.

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Episode 22: Criminal Injustice System

Paul and Abe Bobman host the show, which will feature our regular action news round-up, a report on the recent Pelican Bay Prison hunger strike including a broadcast from political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, a reading of a communiqué from the anti-capitalist initiative Bay of Rage distributed at a prison abolition and anti-austerity action in Oakland and an interview with Chris Heneghan, co-founder of the Windham Harm Reduction Coalition, a non-profit organization in Willimantic, CT whose mission is to make a difference in the lives of injection drug users, commercial sex workers, their families and their partners by offering compressive harm reduction services in accordance with the principals of harm reduction. Original air date: 7-26-2011.

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Episode 16: Robin D.G. Kelley

On Tuesday, April 26, 2011, join your hosts, Abe and Meggie, for an episode featuring an interview with Robin D. G. Kelley, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Kelley discusses black transformational politics and the radical imagination with collective member Kehaulani Kauanui. He is the author of the prize-winning books including: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original; Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression; Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class; and Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America. The episode will conclude with a special segment in honor of May Day. Action news too! Original air-date: 4-26-11

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Episode 12: Dylan Rodriguez

This week’s hosts Yael Chanoff, Paul, and Mica Taliaferro bring you Action News, songs from Bomb the Music Industry and Son of Nun. The show also includes a presentation by and interview with Dylan Rodriguez, by J.Kehaulani Kauanui and Paul, where he address radicalism, the racial politics of 21st century genocide, and the prison industrial complex. Rodriguez is the author of two books:  Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and The U.S. Prison Regime (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). He is a founding member of Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex, a national movement building collective that seeks to fulfill the social and historical vision of abolition, and has worked closely with numerous organizations and scholarly collectives. Original air-date: 2-22-11.

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