Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017: Averting US War in Korea

Saturday is Veterans' Day, but once it was Armistice Day. The Korean War ended with an armistice 64 years ago; a peace treaty was supposed to be negotiated but never was. As 45 heads to South Korea, we speak with Gwyn Kirk of Women Cross DMZ and Suze Duggan of Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans (HOBAK) about what ordinary Koreans want and the impact of the US military bases in South Korea.

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Women Cross DMZ
Women Cross DMZ are women peacemakers from around the world walking for peace in Korea. We are Nobel Peace Laureates, feminist authors, peace activists, human rights lawyers, professors, former parliamentarians, faith leaders, humanitarian aid workers, filmmakers, artists, a retired Army Colonel and a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. Click here for an archive of Women Cross DMZ webinars on Youtube.

Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans
Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans are a collective of Koreans in the Bay Area, including queer and trans Koreans, mixed race Koreans and Korean adoptees, who are committed to building solidarity towards peace and demilitarization in Korea. Find them on FaceBook.

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For accurate information, news and analysis on Korea visit:
Korea Policy Institute
Zoom in Korea
Social Justice Journal article - US Standoff with North Korea: Why Talk Is the Only Realistic Option

Veterans for Peace: sign the Peoples Peace Treaty 

Local Events this week:
Thursday, November 09, 2017
International Sanctions and the Sino-North Korean Border Economy Colloquium
5-7 pm
145 Dwinelle Hall - UC Berkeley
Featured Speaker: Kevin Gray, University of Sussex
Sponsor: Center for Korean Studies

Friday, November 10, 2017
Averting U.S. War on North Korea
7-9 pm
First Congregational Church of Oakland (United Church of Christ)
2501 Harrison St, Oakland, California 94612
Hosted by The Center for Political Education

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Korea Peace Walk: No War on Korea!
Saturday at 1-4 pm

Meet at 1pm at 23rd and Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA
Hosted by HOBAK - Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans and Korea Policy Institute

Also on today's show:
Defending Academic Freedom at SF State

Monday, November 6, 2017: Defending Academic Freedom at SF State

Professor Abdulhadi

Then we speak with Diana Block, author of the novel Clandestine Occupations and the article "No Sanctuary for Palestinian Scholarship", about the latest attacks on academic freedom at SF State University. A motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Lawfare Project against SF State and Dr. Abdulhadi will be heard this Wednesday in San Francisco.

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For further information see Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED).

Local events this week:

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Zionism, Fascism and the Free Speech Debates: A Fundraiser for the Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi Defense Fund
Appetizers and Drinks Will be Provided
518 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 
Accessible Space.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Support Academic Freedom and Professor Rabab Abdulhadi
1:00 pm
Philip Burton Federal Building
San Francisco

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/165219754060669/

Also on today's show:
Averting US War in Korea

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017: Max Dashu on the Secret History of Witches

Happy Halloween! Max Dashu talks about the fascinating and long-suppressed histories of witches with priestess and sociologist Giana Cicchelli.

Max just published her first book, Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100. The book looks at "what the authentic cultural heritages of European women are before Christianity."

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Visual talks / events with Max Dashu

Next live webcast Saturday Nov. 4   12 noon San Francisco time

Women in Ancient Arabia: we look at neolithic icons; invoking women as a key theme in rock art; the sculpture of Yemen and Jordan, of Timna, Petra, Khirbet et-Tannur, and Palmyra; the Sabaeans and astrological goddesses, with a bit on modern Arabian weavers and muralists.

Sunday Nov. 12, Noon (San Francisco time, live)

Witch hunts: We will honor the women felled by persecution, whether rebels, herbalists, or those targeted for many other reasons, by looking at what happened, and discussing its legacies in modern culture. (See link for more.)

Click here to enroll for either of these webcasts (please use special instructions box to specify which webcast/s you are signing up for)

Also on today's show:
Health worker Amanda Bloom reports from Puerto Rico
A little bit of humor from Peter Tannen

Monday, October 30, 2017: Health worker Amanda Bloom reports from Puerto Rico

"I didn't see evidence that FEMA or the military or the Puerto Rican state was doing anything to help people... It's a horrible situation and people are trying and working really hard." Amanda Bloom

Physician's assistant and long-time international solidarity activist Amanda Bloom, recently returned from two weeks in Puerto Rico, reports on disaster capitalism up close and personal, and how we can help.

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Don't forget Puerto Rico!
Below is a list of good places to send donations to help the people of Puerto Rico:

Brigade Solidaria del Oeste   (Works with communities in the western part of the island)
Greetings to all. Our PayPal account has changed. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please do so via iser@isercaribe.org. It is ESSENTIAL that you specify the donation is for the Brigada Solidaria del Oeste (Solidarity Brigade of the West). We thank-you for your on-going solidarity and support that enables us to continue our work!

Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica de Puerto Rico (sustainable farming):
You can donate directly to the Organization Boricuá bank account, Banco Popular Account: #162039034 or by PayPal: organizacion.boricua@gmail.com

Vieques en Rescate, Inc. VER (support to Vieques community) https://www.gofundme.com/ayuda-a-damnificados-de-maria

Colectivo Ilé (anti-racist work in Puerto Rico, support to victims of Hurricane Irma and María): https://www.facebook.com/ColectivoIle/?ref=br_rs

Also on today's show:
Max Dashu on the Secret History of Witches
A little bit of humor from Peter Tannen

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017: Violence against women, ‘me too’ campaign and 3rd i film Festival

This Monday on KPFA Radio’s Women’s Magazine we talk to Radical feminist activist Hilla Kerner of the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter about organizing on the frontlines to end violence against women. And we discuss how to build on the recent viral #MeToo campaign in response to revelations of sexual assaults by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

And we speak to a panel of South Asian women participating in the 3rd i film festival which centers on South Asian perspectives. The panel includes singer, composer, musician and filmmaker Gingger Shankar talking about her film Nari, actress Nabila Hussein who co-stars in the show Brown Girls, and documentary filmmaker Pallavi Somusetty. They discuss their work and issues of representation and sexism in the film industry.

The film festival starts November 9-12 in San Francisco and November 18 in Palo Alto. For more info, schedule and tickets on the 3rd i Film festival go to: www.thirdi.org

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017: The Space Between Women and Mental Health/Mental Illness

Jovelyn Richards hosts her live call-in show, The Space Between Us. Today the theme is the space between us, mental health and mental illness. Jovelyn's guests are Diane Jeanette who created Women and Spirituality and Sylvia Toy St Louis, artist and co-founder of Jump! Theatre. They talk about they personal experience with mental illness.

In the second half of today's show Tracy Camp, mathematics professor at Laney College and Kathleen Tarr, lecturer of Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University join the Space Between Us to talk about the play, Thomas and Sally currently showing at Marin Theatre Company. Guests and callers explore the extreme controversy surrounding the exploitation and rape of children and women that the play romanticizes. Today's show is also joined by an Anonymous guest who auditioned for the role of Sally. Kathleen Tarr with five others comment on the play in the HuffPost article Reflections on the Rape Of a Slave Girl.

Click here to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017: Christina Klugston: This is Our Pussy

This last interview is with Christina Klugston, graphic designer and co-founder of the The Pussy Party Collective whose mission is to contribute to women’s rights through creative action celebrating the magnificence of the pussy. This venture is inspired by the famous words of our 45th president proclaiming, “You can do anything... Grab them by the pussy.”

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This Is Our Pussy Pop-up Art Show. Don't miss the pop-up art show October 14 and 15. Hey party people! The Trump administration is working hard to take away women's reproductive rights. Fight back in the best way. Bring your pussy posse and party down. All profits go to Planned Parenthood! RSVP on fb: https://www.facebook.com/pg/thePPCollective/events/?ref=page_internal. This Is Our Pussy Pop-up Art Show opening party is at 7 PM on October 14 at Good Mother Gallery, 408 13th St, Oakland, Ca

Celebrate Pussies Everywhere is a zine curated around 40 unique synonyms for the word pussy, illustrated by artists all over the world. You can buy it at www.pussypartycollective.com

Also on todays show:
Living on Ohlone Land
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder