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Against the Grain is a radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters -- political, economic, social and cultural -- important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-hosted and co-produced by Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong.
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Against the Grain - May 28, 2008 at 12:00pm
In her one-woman show "No Child ...," Nilaja Sun shines a light on the struggles faced by public school students and teachers. Also, George Katsiaficas and Max Elbaum discuss the meaning and legacy of 1968.
Against the Grain - May 27, 2008 at 12:00pm
In her book "Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left," the geographer Laura Pulido examines the activity and legacy of three groups that were active in the Third World Left: the Black Panthers, CASA, and East Wind.
Against the Grain - May 26, 2008 at 12:00pm
Norman Solomon chronicles the US government's and media's persistent push toward ever-greater warmaking capability, and his own efforts to stop the war machine, in his book "Made Love, Got War."
Against the Grain - May 21, 2008 at 12:00pm
The environmental crisis extends far beyond global warming. The experts featured in the film "The 11th Hour" describe the breadth of the challenges we now face and suggests concrete solutions.
Against the Grain - May 20, 2008 at 12:00pm
In the film "The Overspent American," Juliet Schor examines, and suggests alternatives to, the work-and-spend cycle that has so many Americans feeling trapped and unfulfilled.
Against the Grain - May 19, 2008 at 12:00pm
In a talk entitled "Damaged Care," population health expert Stephen Bezruchka reports that medical care is a leading cause of death. He also asserts that people in the US die much earlier than we should.
Against the Grain - May 14, 2008 at 12:00pm
The award-winning film "The Corporation" explores the nature, impact, and spectacular rise of one of the most powerful institutions of our time.
Against the Grain - May 13, 2008 at 12:00pm
John Yoo, the Boalt Hall law professor who authored memos that provided the basis for the Bush Administration's torture of prisoners, debated Duke legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky recently at UCLA.
Against the Grain - May 12, 2008 at 12:00pm
In his book "The Lemon Tree," Sandy Tolan traces the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lives of two people, an Arab who had to leave his home in 1948 and a Jew who grew up in the Arab man's former house.
Against the Grain - May 7, 2008 at 12:00pm
In the film "A Really Inconvenient Truth," Joel Kovel argues that we need to go far beyond Al Gore's reading of the climate change crisis. The author of "The Enemy of Nature,"
Against the Grain - May 6, 2008 at 12:00pm
Veteran political analysts Naomi Klein and Tariq Ali delivered talks about the current economic crisis, Iraq, Latin America, right-wing ideology, and Left resistance at the recent Left Forum gathering in New York City.
Against the Grain - May 5, 2008 at 12:00pm
According to Colin Duncan, contemporary civilization is about to collapse because of the imminence of rapid and vast climate change.