Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019: Ready to Strike - Support Oakland Teachers

Oakland teachers are ready to strike. We hear voices from the Defend Education march and rally on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Hundreds of people turned out to support the teachers, students and schools.

photo credit: Julie Starobin

photo credit: Julie Starobin

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Also on today's show:
Remembering those who died in 2018
Ancient Puberty Rites



Monday, January 14, 2019: Keeping Collective Memory Alive - Ancient Puberty Rites


Winnemem Puberty Ceremony 2010

And from Radio Curious, Christina Amestad Aanestad interviews Caleen Sisk-Franco, the Spiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem-Wintu tribe in Northern California, about ancient puberty rites for young women which the tribe resurrected a few years ago, after not performing it for 80 years. The forest service refuses to grant the tribe private access to their ancestral land along the McCloud river, because they are an “unrecognized” tribe, but the tribe realized that if they did not figure out how to bring back the ritual, it will be lost as the oldest members die out. Click here to listen to the podcast. 29:04 min. For more information on the Winnemem-Wintu tribe go to their website.
"Where are the rights for the underground tribes?" -Caleen Sisk-Franco


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Also on today's show:
Ready to Strike
Remembering those who died in 2018


Monday, January 14, 2019: Keeping Collective Memory Alive - Remembering those who died in 2018

From Making Contact: a look back at a few of the gender and human liberation warriors we lost last year, including Japanese American researcher Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, Brazilian LGBT and feminist activist politician Marielle Franco, LGBTQ and prison activist Ray Hill; Burmese indigenous environmental activist;Saw O Moo, Kiilu Nyasha, Black Panther, feminist activist and radio host; and acclaimed radical novelist Ursula Le Guin. Click link to listen to Making Contact - Fallen Heroes of 2018.


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Also on today's show:
Ready to Strike
Ancient Puberty Rites

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2018: Memory, Trauma, and the Politics of Fear - Conversations with Rosalind Petchesky and Elizabeth Rosner

Conversation with Rosalind Petchesky

Women’s March leaders from left Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour. Photo: Jody Rogac/TIME

What's all this about anti-Semitism in the Women's March? Rosalind Petchesky, MacArthur fellow, socialist-feminist scholar and activist with Jewish Voice for Peace, questions why accusations made nine months ago are suddenly hitting the mainstream media just weeks before the third national Women's Marches are scheduled to step off. Petchesky's Appeal to Jewish Women to Support the 2019 Women’s March and Its Leaders has been viewed over 15,000 times and shared widely on social media.

"In a climate of fear, violence, intimidation and rising fascism, the only way forward for a truly transformative Women’s March and movement is to unite the struggles to end violence, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, misogyny, settler colonialism everywhere, including in Palestine, and the white nationalism that undergirds them all." - Rosalind Petchesky

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Also on today's show:
Elizabeth Rosner

Monday, January 7, 2018: Memory, Trauma, and the Politics of Fear - Conversations with Rosalind Petchesky and Elizabeth Rosner

Conversation with Elizabeth Rosner

"We are carrying the unresolved trauma of people who came before us." - Elizabeth Rosner

Tune in for a wide-ranging conversation with Kate Raphael and Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, about writing, teaching and dealing with intergenerational traumas experienced by many people across the globe.


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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018: What US withdrawal from Syria means for Rojava

YPJ (Women’s Protective Force) fighters in northern Syria
The planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria is widely seen as a green light for Turkey to invade Northern Syria. What will that mean for the socialist feminist Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, colloquially known as Rojava? Reflecting on this prospect, we listen to excerpts from my interviews with Sinam Mohamed, representative of the Syrian Democratic Council to the U.S., conducted as Turkish forces were occupying her home in Afrin, and with Janet Biehl, translator of Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women's Liberation in Syrian Kurdistan.

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Produced and Hosted by Kate Raphael.

Listen to the full interview with Janet Biehl (48:53)
Listen to interview with Sinam Mohamad, Syrian Democratic Council (Rojava) Representative to the US. Mohamad's home in Afrin was occupied by Turkish-backed forces in March 2018. (53:44)

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Monday, December 31, 2018: History of the Vibrator



For the second part of today's show, on a lighter note, the second half hour features a talk by Rachel Maines, author of The Technology of Orgasm: “Hysteria,” the Vibrator, and Women’s Sexual Satisfaction. This 2011 talk, brought to us by WINGS: the International News Gathering Service, traces the history of the vibrator. It's a blast - don't miss it!

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Thanks so much to all of you who donated to support Women's Magazine during the pledge drive. Thanks to you, we made our goal! And KPFA came close.  Looking forward to another strong year at Women's Magazine.  Happy New Year.

Also on today's show:
What US withdrawal from Syria means for Rojava