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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 - October 28, 2009 at 12:00pm
What are the social and environmental costs of building and maintaining military bases and gigantic monuments? Catherine Lutz is editor of "The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle Against U.S. Military Posts." And Cecile Pineda's novel "Frieze" considers the forced labor that went into...
Against the Grain - October 27, 2009 at 12:00pm
Political economist and historian Jason W Moore puts crises of the environment and the economy in historical perspective. With host Sasha Lilley.
Against the Grain - October 26, 2009 at 12:00pm
Jodi Dean, a political scientist at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, discusses her new book "Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism and Left Politics."
Against the Grain - October 21, 2009 at 12:00pm
Activist Ryan Harvey talks about militant tactics in the anarchist movement in the wake of recent protests against the G20. With host Sasha Lilley.
Against the Grain - October 20, 2009 at 12:00pm
A look at the crisis that rocked Pacifica ten years ago and governance structure that it spawned, with historian Matthew Lasar, KPFA news co-director Aileen Alfandary, and host Sasha Lilley.
Against the Grain - October 19, 2009 at 12:00pm
Rana Husseini discusses her new book "Murder in the Name of Honor," about so-called honor killings in her home country of Jordan as well as around the world.
Against the Grain - October 13, 2009 at 12:00pm
A first-time presentation of the full-length interview with Andrew Pessin, author of "The God Question: What Famous Thinkers from Plato to Dawkins have said about the Divine."
Against the Grain - October 6, 2009 at 12:00pm
The film "1421: The Year China Discovered America?" investigates Gavin Menzies's startling claim that the Chinese discovered America more than 70 years before Columbus.