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Against the Grain - Tim Wise - January 28, 2009 at 12:00pm
The acclaimed antiracism educator Tim Wise, author of the new book "Between Barack and a Hard Place," spoke recently about what the election of Barack Obama means for race, racism, and social justice.

Against the Grain - January 27, 2009 at 12:00pm
Rick Wolff and Harriet Fraad describe both the economic and the psychological dimensions of the current crisis in jobs, markets, and housing.

Against the Grain - January 26, 2009 at 12:00pm
Forests are imperiled by the activities of wood products companies like Sierra Pacific Industries, says Joshua Buswell-Charkow. The impacts on ecological systems and climate stability are enormous. Also, Aviva Imhoff describes plans to build dams in Southeast Asia.

Against the Grain - "Caliban and the Witch" - January 21, 2009 at 12:00pm
In "Caliban and the Witch," Sylvia Federici argues that the European witch hunts, rather than being products of medieval superstition, constituted an effort to impose an emerging capitalist logic on unruly populations.

Against the Grain - When the media highlights a "miscarriage of justice" - January 20, 2009 at 12:00pm
When the media highlights a "miscarriage of justice," the focus is often on innocent people wrongly convicted.

Against the Grain - "No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America" - January 19, 2009 at 12:00pm
In his book "No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America," U.C. Berkeley professor Waldo Martin examines the role of black culture, including music, art and dance...

Against the Grain - David McNally on the financial crisis - January 14, 2009 at 12:00pm
The political economist David McNally describes what caused the massive, ongoing financial crisis.

Special Pacifica National - Coverage of Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate hearing continues - January 13, 2009 at 12:00pm
Special Pacifica National, gavel-to-gavel coverage of Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate confirmation hearing for Secretary of State, live from Washington, D.C. Continues.

Against the Grain - Julia Mickenberg and Philip Nel - January 12, 2009 at 12:00pm
As Julia Mickenberg and Philip Nel document in a new book, many participants in social movements wrote children's stories that promoted radical ideas and values. Also, Nadine Wettstein discusses a last-minute Bush Administration ruling that undermines immigrants' rights.

Against the Grain - Sheila Rowbotham talks about Edward Carpenter - January 7, 2009 at 12:00pm
Sheila Rowbotham, author of "Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love".

Against the Grain - Abbe Smith describes what's happened to criminal defendants' right to effective legal representation - Janua
Abbe Smith describes what's happened to criminal defendants' right to effective legal representation. And the ACLU's Michael Risher opposes imminent federal government plans to collect and retain DNA samples of innocent people.

Against the Grain - David Bacon on his new book - January 5, 2009 at 12:00pm
David Bacon discusses his new book.

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