Sunday, June 16, 2013

June 17, 2013: Bangladesh, Barbara Brenner and the NJ4

Out in Dhaka: Tinku Ishtiaq, cofounder of Trikone South Asian LGBT Network and former cochair of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, discusses the recent labor disasters as well as the militant uprising of Islamist youth in Bangladesh. While Bangladesh has very little personal violence, he says, as a gay man living more or less openly he worries about the possible ramifications of increased Islamist influence in politics.

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Barbara Brenner, long-time director of Breast Cancer Action, died recently of ALS. We look back at her life and work and discuss her legacy with coworker Angela Wall.
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Finally, the New Jersey 7 are young African American lesbians from Newark who were arrested in New York City after defending themselves from a misogynist and homophobic assault.  After being tarred in the media as a "lesbian wolf pack," four of the seven received prison sentences ranging from 2 to 11 years.  Patreese Johnson, who got the longest sentence, is scheduled for release this summer.  Bay NJ4 Solidarity Committee is raising money for ongoing legal expenses and to help with Patreese's reentry.  Click here to find out how to contribute.

Listen to this short interview with Io Sunwoo of Bay Area Solidarity.

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