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Release of Two Books on the Same Day Recall the Aerial Massacre in Laos Fifty Years Ago - by N. Lombardi Jr.
The publication date of two different books, to be released on May 31 2013, is a coincidence that could turn out to be a fortuitous one for each, in that both deal with the same topic, the secret war in Laos that took place during the 1960's, and whose geographical focus is the same area of northern Laos. One is a novel, The Plain of Jars, while the other is a reprint of a 1972 anthology of bombing survivor stories, Voices from the Plain of Jars.
Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:03PM
Lot Lizard (dir. Alexander Perlman, 2013) Screening at SF Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival - by Professor Kevin Heffernan
Inspired by his hitchhiking trip across the country, Perlman’s film looks closely at figures he first barely glimpsed in the shadows of the nighttime truck lots. Over the course of the film, we come to see them in their fully complex humanity and as participants in an equally complex and interlocking economy of which we all are a part. Lot Lizard will screen at the SF Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival, May 25, 10:30 PM at the Roxie
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:22AM
Protesters mock Peter Munk as Barrick Gold share price plummets - by Sakura Saunders
Protesters braved the rain to send a message to shareholders of Barrick Gold: "Barrick is a toxic asset, invest in life!"
Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:02PM
Poetry and Resistance at the AWP (audio/mpeg 8.1MB) - by Tara Dorabji
Sri Lankan poet, Pireeni Sundaralingam, discusses why she organized a panel on international poetry and resistance at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference and book fair in Boston. The AWP is the largest national writing conference with over 11,000 participants. Pireeni Sundaralingam is the editor of “Indivisible: an anthology of contemporary South Asian American Poetry.” This interview first aired on KPFA’s APEX Express.
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2013 4:20PM
Book Review: Stephanie McMillan’s ‘The Beginning of the American Fall’ - by Dr. Zakk Flash
Stephanie McMillan, along with her illustrated comrades, recounts the burgeoning influence, successes, and failures of the global justice movement and Occupy Wall Street in particular, from hopeful inception to uncertain future in her latest graphic novel, the Beginning of the American Fall. The novel attempts to encapsulate the early days of the movement (and the artist’s own radical roots) through expertly illustrated comics and connective essays.
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:46AM
Members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot seek justice, face worsening prison conditions (audio/mpeg 71.8MB) - by DJ Rubble
Hear close to 40 minutes of music, European media reports, and interviews with band members. Two of the three women band members were jailed after playing an anti-Putin protest song in a Cathedral then posting it on You Tube. The charges were for “hoolidanism“ motivated by religious hatred. The performance was intended to highlight close ties between the Putin Administration and the Russian Orthodox Church. The Putin administration is reportedly under increasing pressure form a large ...
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:37PM
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln: An Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times - by Brad Forrest
I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to the institution of slavery where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:52PM
The Rabbi and the Shiksa - more than humor - by Corina Roberts
Art Shulman is a versatile playwright and actor with a vision that transcends the stage and hits home with his audiences, whether they be Native American or Jewish, young or old. In the Rabbi and the Shiksa, Shulman tackles - as playwright and as actor, the most pressing issue facing the survival of cultures today - the price of assimilation.
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:23PM
25 Organizations Urge Architectural Firms of CornellNYC Tech Campus to Drop Project - by NYACT
An Open Letter addressed to the architects chosen to work on the Cornell-Technion campus in Manhattan has been issued. We are asking these firms not to work with The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, an institute complicit in Israeli war crimes, and deeply involved in the research and development of weaponized and surveillance drones. Twenty five independent organizations signed the letter which was issued on October 16th.
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:11PM
Women's Magazine (audio/mpeg 16.2MB) - by Eryn Mathewson
We take a look at the social issues that inspired Nayomi Munaweera to write a novel about the Sri Lankan civil war and Leslie Feinberg about Trans Liberation.
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:44PM
A White Supremacist Dream: "And Then There Were None" - by SCISSION
My parents were anti-racists and as a child they taught me many things not to say, not to sing, not to do that were racist. They also taught me many things to do to try to rid myself and my world of racism. To be honest I don't remember what they had to say about the nursery rhyme "Ten Little Indians." I remember the rhyme, but I don't remember most of the words. However, I do remember the ending. Anyway, this may not be the biggest news of the day, but it is "little" things like what ...
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:15PM
Animal Rights Workers Praise New Children's Book on "Feral Cats" - by Linda Elder
In her new children’s book, Fairminded Fran and the Three Small Black Community Cats, author Dr. Linda Elder introduces young readers and their parents to an underserved theme in the children’s literary canon… the plight of feral or “community” cats.
Posted: Sun Oct 7, 2012 6:43PM
Sri Lankan Civil War - by Tara Dorabji
Nayomi Munaweera speaks with No No Girl and Tara Dorabji on Apex Express about her debut novel, Island of A Thousand Mirrors, which delves into the painful history of Sri Lanka’s civil war with unflinching honesty, compassion, and heart.
Posted: Fri Oct 5, 2012 12:10PM
Salman Rushdie - by Tara Dorabji
Salman Rushdie speaks with Tara Dorabji on KPFA’s Apex Express about his new memoir, Joseph Anton. From spies to death threats to deep within government security—Rushdie’s memoir is a real life thriller that delves into the human psyche and the journey toward love and freedom. 31:00
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:45PM
Pussy Riot Makes Video Thanking Supporters: "Our Country Is Dominated By Evil Men" - by Valerie Solanas
Pussy Riot members made a video thanking their supporters, and burned a picture of Vladimar Putin. The video is a little over one and a half minutes long.
Posted: Sat Sep 8, 2012 4:05AM
Last Days of Cake- the EVIL webcomic 00296 - by Eric Xodik
Bill Clinton the malignant narcissist explains...
Posted: Thu Sep 6, 2012 8:34AM
Seat Filling for the Stars: Sitting Pretty or Slave Labor? - by Charlotte Laws
I went undercover at a televised show called “Teachers Rock,” which was to be broadcast from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. I'd applied to be a seat filler with hopes of learning how this highly unusual profession works. Could this be the key to unemployment? Could filling seats fill bank accounts? It turned out the answer was no because the salary is zero.
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:12PM
Four Contemporary Armenian Women Writers in New York - by Correspondent
An eclectic compilation of vocal pieces that reflect a contemplative look at life in the Armenian Diaspora.
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:53AM
Punk Band "Pussy Riot" Trial Ends in Moscow - by Steve in Oakland
When feminist punk band Pussy Riot performed a musical "prayer" in the main cathedral in Moscow, asking the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of Putin, all Hell broke loose.
Posted: Thu Aug 9, 2012 4:33AM
Madonna invites leftist groups to (Israeli) concert, Anarchists refuse. - by Mairav Zonszein
Madonna's peace concert chose Israel as the first stop yet failed to speak out against the Israeli occupation of Palestine while claiming to want peace for all.
Posted: Mon Jun 4, 2012 6:12PM