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Against the Grain - July 31, 2007 at 12:00pm
Vijay Prashad speaks about where antiracism ideology has gone and how we can get it back.
Against the Grain - July 30, 2007 at 12:00pm
Against the Grain - July 25, 2007 at 12:00pm
Radical economist Michael Yates discusses his new book Cheap Motels and a Hot Plate.
Against the Grain - July 24, 2007 at 12:00pm
The 14th Annual LaborFest features, among other things, discussion of the 1934 San Francisco General Strike, and the 1946 Oakland General Strike.
Against the Grain - July 23, 2007 at 12:00pm
Landscapes of wealth and geographies of exclusion in this turbo-capitalist era are explored in the new book Evil Paradises.
Against the Grain - July 18, 2007 at 12:00pm
Millions who oppose the war in Iraq are apparently unwilling to become part of the antiwar movement. Why is this?
Against the Grain - July 17, 2007 at 12:00pm
Psychologists & Torture; Battered Inmates
Against the Grain - July 16, 2007 at 12:00pm
Jonathan Hafetz describes the current tenuous state of habeas corpus rights. Don Mitchell discusses what the privatization of public space is doing to personal freedoms in urban areas.
Against the Grain - July 11, 2007 at 12:00pm
In her book "Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism," Susan Jacoby examines two centuries of secularist activism.
Against the Grain - July 10, 2007 at 12:00pm
Payal Banerjee describes how Indian IT workers are marginalized as a result of racialized US immigration policies. Sara Dorow on how notions of race, gender and identity shape adoptive couples' decisions to adopt from China.
Against the Grain - July 9, 2007 at 12:00pm
Moving the Media: Tracy Van Slyke discusses ways of improving the dissemination of progressive messages. Also, Tim Pozar comments on a proposal to build a free Wi-Fi system in SF.
Against the Grain - July 3, 2007 at 12:00pm
Community and labor organizers from New York, Kentucky, and New Orleans talk about their experiences at the just-completed US Social Forum in Atlanta.
Against the Grain - July 2, 2007 at 12:00pm
Microcredit, Two Perspectives: The founder of Grameen Bank, which provides microcredit to poor people and communities, won last year's Nobel Peace Prize. So is microcredit the solution to global poverty?