Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016: A World without Violence

This Monday May 23rd from 1-2pm, KPFA Radio’s Women’s Magazine talks to internationally known NonViolent Communication facilitator Miki Kashtan about her vision of a world where we can cooperate more fully with each other and where all our needs are attended to which is meticulously described in her inspiring new book “Reweaving Our Human Fabric-Working Together to Create a Nonviolent Future.” Buddhist teacher Joanna Macy describes this book as a brave and brilliant book that shows how the radical interdependence of all things can be expressed in a more grounded and practical way for social as well as personal transformation. Her innovation in social change theory follows in the the lineage of Gandhi and MLK and move beyond nonviolent communication as a personal development resource to help transform the larger systems and norms that govern our world.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Dear Friends,
This Monday on KPFA Radio's Women's Magazine we will be offering the inspiring  new feature documentary SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY as a premium.  This moving film  resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.  SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!).  Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.  SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time --- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.



A story that still resonates today for women who are facing new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence, as the film shows present-day activists creating their generation's own version of feminism. Described by the Village Voice as one of the best films of the year, SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY is a film about activists who have changed the world as we know it.

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother’s Day Special 2016

Women’s Magazine producers bring you a special Mother’s Day show.  We unearth the hidden feminist herstories of this ultimate Hallmark holiday and explore the invisibility so many mothers feel, even amidst constant lip service to the sanctity of motherhood.

Elaine Showalter discusses the extraordinary life of Julia Ward Howe, author of both the Mother’s Day Peace Proclamation and the Battle Hymn of the Republic;

Sharon Sobotta talks about “opting into” motherhood in her own life and with Amy Richards, author of the book OPTING IN;

Jeannine Etter talks with Rosemary Agonito, author of THE LAST TABOO, about the challenge of rejecting motherhood;

Author Desiree Cooper reads from and speaks about her beautiful collection, KNOW THE MOTHER, short works delving into the connections between gender, race, and migration;

Lisa Dettmer pays tribute to her own mother and brings us a wonderful range of voices of women honoring the struggles and triumphs of their mothers, from Hong Kong to New York to Argentina.

Listen now. 1:59:44

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016: Remembering Eileen Hansen

"Couldn't stop thinking about Eileen Hansen last night. I was so lucky to have sat next to her at a Mime Troupe fundraising brunch a few weeks ago. I noted that she hardly ate, but she said she was feeling okay, getting stronger. She sure didn't seem like she was about to die. We had a long talk about Modern Times Bookstore, which she was helping to keep alive. Feel happy to have known her but just so sad to have lost her." Kate Raphael post on Facebook.




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

Also on today's show:
Trade Policy Demystified
Solidarity between US and Palestinian prisoners



Monday, May 2, 2016: Solidarity between US and Palestinian prisoners

Rachel Herzing, co-founder of the prison abolition group Critical Resistance, and former US-held political prisoner Laura Whitehorn, talk about the findings of a unique delegation to Palestine comprising U.S. labor and academic solidarity activists as well as former political prisoners and anti-incarceration activists.  This was the first delegation to focus on solidarity between US and Palestinian prisoners.
Recently returned from a ten-day trip to the Israeli-colonized Palestine

We Stand with Palestine in the Spirit of "Sumud"
The U.S. Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine

March 24 to April 2, 2016

At a moment of growing resistance to state violence and injustice the world over, a delegation of nineteen anti-prison, labor and scholar-activists from the United States traveled to Palestine in March 2016.  Our delegation included former U.S.-held political prisoners and social prisoners, former Black Panther Party members, prison abolitionists, trade unionists and university professors.  We are the first U.S. delegation to Palestine to focus specifically on political imprisonment and solidarity between Palestinian and U.S. prisoners.  Our delegation also focused on recent labor struggles in Palestine for bread and dignity, and on the struggles of Palestinian intellectuals to assert the rightful claims of Indigenous Palestinians to their land, culture and history.

On this April 17, the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners, we demand freedom for the 7,000 Palestinian political prisoners currently held in Israeli jails and all those fighting for justice everywhere, including political prisoners in U.S. prisons.


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

Also on today's show:
Trade Policy Demystified
Remembering Eileen Hansen

Women's Calendar:

May 7
In Bloom: A Symposium for Bay Area Feminist Unity
13:00–20:00 PM
Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523
Tickets Available

San Francisco WORD Film Showing: "No Más Bebés"
May 07, 2016 at 5pm - 8pm
ANSWER Coalition Bay Area
2969 Mission St
San Francisco, CA

May 8
Tune in to KPFA from 9 to 11 AM for a special Mother's Day Program.

Monday, May 2, 2016: Trade Policy Demystified


Professors Maria Floro and Stephanie Seguino, two of the premiere voices on gender equity and globalization, demystify trade policy. Did NAFTA cost US jobs or not? Is free trade good or bad for developing economies and is it possible to have a policy that works for workers in both rich and poor countries? How does trade policy affect women and gender inequality in developing and developed countries? Find out on this week’s show.

Listen now or Get MP3.  29:35 min










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

Also on today's show:
Solidarity between US and Palestinian prisoners
Remembering Eileen Hansen


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016: Environmental Gender Justice

Exploring the intersections of the environment and gender justice.


Memorial rally for Berta Caceres

Dipti Bhatnagar

Across the world, women are at the forefront of grassroots environmental movements, resisting land grabs and displacement from the state/extractive industries to fighting the wrath of environmental toxins impacting the health and well being of their communities. We talk to two inspiring women activists from the global south.

First, Preeti Mangala Shekar talked to Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader, the late Berta Caceres, when she was in the bay area to accept the Goldman Prize in 2015 for her incredible activism fighting her community’s displacement from the world’s largest dam builder. The Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, Berta Caceres was murdered by the right wing Honduran government , barely a week after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project. Since Honduras’s right wing coupe it has become one of the most violent places in the world. In an interview two years ago, Cáceres singled out Clinton for her role supporting the coup.

Later in the show, we talk to Dipti Bhatnagar an Indian organizer with Friends of the Earth International based in Mozambique, who discusses how both grassroots mobilizing and strategically using international spaces like the UN Climate Forum / Conference of Parties (COP) are strategic feminist approaches in the fight for environmental justice.

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

Due to a power outage in Berkeley on April 25th only part of the interview with Dipti Bhatnagar was broadcast.