Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July 15th: Hunger strikes in prison from Palestine to Pelican Bay. Queer Astrology Conference.

On today's show Kate Rafael discusses the complexities of the Zimmerman case. Click here for Kate's view of Trayvon Martin's support actions and the other interviews as they aired on KPFA. Thank you for listening and supporting Women's Magazine and KPFA. 59:50 min.


Prisoner Hunger Strikes:

In the first half hour, we discuss the uses and usefulness of prisoner hunger strikes, from Palestine to California, with Sahar Francis, director of Addameer, Palestinian Human Rights Association. Addamer was founded in 1992 to support Palestinian Political Prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. Addamer shares in all the networks working on Palestinian Human Rights and advocates for the release of all Palestinian prisoners, among many other human rights activities. 21:12 min.

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Queer Astrology Conference:

In the second half, Erica Bridgeman talks with Ian Waynsler and Stella Lawson, organizers of the first ever queer astrology conference, which happened on July 20 & 21 in San Francisco. Ian and Stella talk about astrology and what queer astrology means to them. The Conference also included a memorial to Jack Fertig who died in 2012. 27:40 min.

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