Jailcare: Finding The Safety Net For Women Behind Bars

FEATURING CAROLYN SUFRIN – Democratic Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in early July 2017 introduced a bill in Congress to improve the treatment of female inmates, including ending the practice of shackling pregnant women while they give birth. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act addresses the fastest growing prison…

We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel’s Critics

FEATURING WILLIAM ROBINSON – In the past decade or so, college and university campuses in the US have become fertile grounds for public education campaigns about the Israeli occupation and domination of Palestinians. Student groups have organized conferences, expanded campaigns for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli Apartheid. Professors and lecturers have…

Twitter and Teargas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

FEATURING ZEYNEP TUFEKCI – We take for granted the Internet today and all its myriad social networking tools. We use them to debate and discuss, organize and mobilize. But only 30 years ago these tools were not available to political activists seeking to challenge authority. From the Zapatista movement in Mexico, to the anti-World Trade…

We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices From Syria

FEATURING WENDY PEARLMAN – Syria and its unending war remain in the news after many long years of fighting, bloodshed, and displacement. Often the voices of ordinary Syrians, who bear the biggest brunt of violence, are left out of media narratives. My guest aims to rectify that in a new book that was years in…

Naomi Klein Says “No Is Not Enough”

FEATURING NAOMI KLEIN – Seventeen years ago journalist and author Naomi Klein burst into international fame with her best-selling book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. Then, a decade ago Klein wrote her next book which became even more popular: “The Shock Doctrine,” a global exploration of historical events that fit a disturbing…