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Against the Grain - April 29, 2009 at 12:00pm
Jill Filipovic and Julia Serano have contributed thought-provoking essays to the new anthology "Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape."
Against the Grain - April 28, 2009 at 12:00pm
The influential thinker and sociologist Saskia Sassen talks about what she calls global cities; argues that it's too late to save the global financial system; and describes new landscapes of territory and power.
Against the Grain - April 27, 2009 at 12:00pm
Matthew Carr shares key insights from his book "The Infernal Machine: A History of Terrorism."
Against the Grain - April 22, 2009 at 12:00pm
U.C. Davis professor Clarence Walker talks about his new book "Mongrel Nation: The America Begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings."
Against the Grain - April 21, 2009 at 12:00pm
In his book "Moral Relativism," Steven Lukes asks whether we can, or should, abstain from judging other cultures' practices.
Against the Grain - April 20, 2009 at 12:00pm
Nari Rhee talks about key factors that have shaped the political-economic development of the South Bay. And Robert Cherny and Catherine Powell discuss their new guide book to San Francisco labor landmarks.
Against the Grain - April 15, 2009 at 12:00pm
On KPFA's 60th birthday, we present archived audio of two great dissidents: the writer and social activist James Baldwin, speaking in December 1964, and the Indonesian writer and long-time political prisoner Pramoedya Ananta Toer, being interviewed on KPFA in 1999.
Against the Grain - April 13, 2009 at 12:00pm
Radhika Desai talks about the "new imperialism" of the 21st century and the usefulness of theories of imperialism forwarded during the early 20th century.
Against the Grain - April 8, 2009 at 12:00pm
Adrian Burgos Jr. discusses the key roles played by Afro-Latinos in the racial integration of US baseball and the struggle against Jim Crow. And Octavio Solis talks about "Lydia," his new play about a Mexican immigrant family in El Paso in the 1970s.
Against the Grain - April 7, 2009 at 12:00pm
Why does the radical geographer David Harvey call the economic crisis a financial Katrina? And what can we learn from the general strike that shut down Seattle ninety years ago? Harvey and the sociologist Howard Kimeldorf discuss class power and worker power.
Against the Grain - April 6, 2009 at 12:00pm
Is crime control connected to the repression of political movements? Pamela Oliver talks about the Black urban riots of the 1960s and the ongoing mass incarceration of African Americans. Also, Patrick Bond comments on the global economic strategy announced at last week's G-20 summit.
Against the Grain - Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation - April 1, 2009 at 12:00pm
The London-based architect and activist Eyal Weizman discusses his book "Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation."