Sunday, December 20, 2009

Feminist Roundtable on Health Care Reform and Abortion Rights


Kate Raphael sits down with Lupe Rodriguez, Policy Director of ACCESS Women's Rights Coalition, Serena Garcia, Communications Coordinator of Sistersong: Women of Color Health Collective, and Marit Knutson, member of Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights, to analyze the process and outcome of the health reform discussions in Congress.
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Then we hear an excerpt of a talk given by Professor Andrea (Andie) Smith, author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, and Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances. Andie is a cofounder of INCITE: Women of Color Against Violence. This talk was given at Critical Resistance 10, a conference on opposing the prison industrial complex, held last fall in Oakland. In this excerpt, Andie explains how heteropatriarchy and settler colonialism are entwined, how the nonprofit industrial complex keeps us from making revolution, and why the Christian right attracts so many more people than the U.S. left. Download clip or listen here


We also remember Hilda Roberts, the last surviving nurse from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which supported the Democratic forces in Spain in the 1930s, and a stalwart of Berkeley Women In Black against Israeli occupation. download or listen:


This show also showcases music by Blame Sally and Metropolitan Klezmer. Hear all that, plus Jovelyn's World and the Women's Community Calendar, by downloading the entire show here (available after 2:00 p.m. on December 21, 2009).

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