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Haymarket Books Live is a regular online series of urgent political discussions, book launches, organizer roundtables, poetry jams, and more, hosted by Haymarket Books. The podcast features recordings of our livestreamed video event series. Haymarket Books is a radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago.

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    Intimate Partner Violence and Abolitionist Safety Planning

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 112:25

    Join us for a lively exploration of the concept of "abolitionist safety planning" and supporting survivors from feminists and abolitionists. In situations of domestic violence, survival can become criminalized in unexpected and chilling ways. However, because isolation is a central strategy of abuse, many survivors lack the community and resources needed to find support for both the violence as well as the risks of criminalization. What can concrete support for intimate partner violence survivors look like from a prison abolitionist perspective? What can it look like in practice to support survivors while being acutely aware of both the dangers of abuse and the overwhelming violence of the criminal legal system? Join us for a lively exploration of the concept of "abolitionist safety planning" from feminists and abolitionists, who will share their experiences, challenges, and lessons learned from supporting survivors in situations of active and ongoing violence. Speakers: Mariame Kaba (moderator) is an organizer, educator, curator, and prison industrial complex (PIC) abolitionist who is active in movements for racial, gender, and transformative justice. Kaba is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots abolitionist organization with a vision to end youth incarceration. Mariame is currently a researcher at Interrupting Criminalization, a project she co-founded with Andrea Ritchie in 2018. Kaba is the author of We Do This Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice, Missing Daddy, See You Soon and Fumbling Towards Repair: A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators with Shira Hassan. Aracelia Aguilar (she/her) is one of the Empowerment Directors at DeafHope, providing direct services to Deaf DV/SV survivors. DeafHope recognizes the system barriers and institutional oppressions Deaf survivors navigate through to get to safety, and Aracelia's advocacy strongly focuses on putting the survivor at the center of the work. Aracelia has also received training under Sujatha Baliga and Mimi Kim to incorporate Restorative and Transformative Justice into the work of DeafHope. Aracelia provides Teen Dating Violence, Consent & Boundaries, and Sexual Violence presentations for Deaf teens at High Schools all over the Bay Area. Rachel Caidor (she/her) has spent over 25 years providing direct service and organizational support to rape crisis and domestic violence survior support agencies in Chicago. She is a member of Love and Protect and supports the work of the Chicago Community Bond Fund. Shira Hassan (she/her) is the founder, co-creator and principal consultant for Just Practice, a capacity building project for organizations and community members, activists and leaders working at the intersection of transformative justice, harm reduction and collective liberation. She is the former executive director of the Young Women's Empowerment Project, an organizing and grassroots movement building project led by and for young people of color that have current or former experience in the sex trade and street economies. Hyejin Shim (she/her) is a Building Community Power Fellow at Community Justice Exchange. She has over a decade's experience in supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence, particularly immigrant, refugee, and criminalized survivors of abuse. Hyejin is a co-founder of Survived and Punished, a national organization dedicated to supporting criminalized and incarcerated survivors of gender-based violence. This event is sponsored by Community Justice Exchange, Survived and Punished, Interrupting Criminalization, and Haymarket Books. https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org https://survivedandpunished.org https://www.interruptingcriminalization.com Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/QEVuJuBrj5A Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Racial Capitalism, and M4BL w/ Donna Murch & Barbara Ransby

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 85:34

    Join Donna Murch and Barbara Ransby for a conversation about state violence, racial capitalism, and the Movement for Black Lives. This is a book launch event for Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Racial Capitalism, and the Movement for Black Lives by Donna Murch, available at Haymarketbooks.org. Drawing its title from one of America's foremost revolutionaries, this collection of thought-provoking essays by award-winning Panther scholar Donna Murch explores how social protest is challenging our current system of state violence and mass incarceration. “Donna Murch is one of the sharpest, most incisive, and elegant writers on racism, radicalism, and struggle today. In this collection of essays assessing the current contours of the contemporary movement against racism in the United States, Murch combines a historian's rigor with a cultural critic's insights and the passionate expression of someone deeply engaged with the politics, debates, and key questions confronting activists and organizers today. This is a smart and sophisticated book that should be read and studied by everyone in search of answers to the profound crises that continue to confront this country.”—Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation Get Assata Taught Me at Haymarket Books: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1650-assata-taught-me ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Donna Murch is an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and is the president of the New Brunswick chapter of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT. She is the author of Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Racial Capitalism, and the Movement for Black Lives, and Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Barbara Ransby is a widely acclaimed historian of the Black Freedom Movement, award-winning author, and longtime activist. She is the John D. MacArthur Chair and Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Black Studies, Gender and Women's Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also directs the Social Justice Initiative, which promotes connections between academics and community organizers working on social justice. A founding member of Scholars for Social Justice, she works closely with activists in the Movement for Black Lives and The Rising Majority. She is an elected fellow in the Society of American Historians, as well as a recipient of the Angela Y. Davis Prize for public scholarship from the American Studies Association. Ransby is the author of multiple books, including the award-winning Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century and Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/iInE0_B3Rqk Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Deborah Eisenberg in conversation with David L. Ulin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 84:05

    Join Deborah Eisenberg and David L. Ulin for a conversation on Eisenberg's work and the craft of writing. A short story writer who crafts distinctive portraits of contemporary American life with precision and moral depth, Deborah Eisenberg is the author of Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Under the 82nd Airborne, All around Atlantis, Twilight of the Superheroes, and Your Duck Is My Duck. Writer and editor David L. Ulin is Professor of the Practice of English at the University of Southern California and a former book critic for the Los Angeles Times. Speakers: Deborah Eisenberg is the author of five collections of short stories: Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Under the 82nd Airborne, All around Atlantis, Twilight of the Superheroes, and Your Duck Is My Duck. She is a MacArthur Fellow and the recipient of numerous honors, including the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. She is a professor emerita in the writing program at Columbia University's School of the Arts. David L. Ulin is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, which was short-listed for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Lannan Foundation, and Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas. A former book editor and book critic for the Los Angeles Times, he has written for Harper's, the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Paris Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. His essay “Bed” appeared in The Best American Essays 2020. He is a Professor of the Practice of English at the University of Southern California, where he edits the literary journal Air/Light. Most recently, he edited Joan Didion: The 1960s and 70s and Joan Didion: The 1980s and 90s for Library of America. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is a partnership between Lannan Foundation and Haymarket Books. Lannan Foundation's Readings & Conversations series features inspired writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as cultural freedom advocates with a social, political, and environmental justice focus. We are excited to offer these programs online to a global audience. Video and audio recordings of all events are available at lannan.org. Haymarket Books is a radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago. Our mission is to publish books that contribute to struggles for social and economic justice. We strive to make our books a vibrant and organic part of social movements and the education and development of a critical, engaged, international left. Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity, and creativity through projects that support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, inspired Native activists in rural communities, and social justice advocates. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/OVPRslmLgLk Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Capitalism & the Apocalypse: Salvage Live w/ Mike Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 84:12

    Join Salvage and Haymarket Books for a discussion of Capitalism & the Apocalypse with writer and activist Mike Davis. Ice shelves larger than the largest U.S. states collapse, and barely make headlines. Imperial powers return to brinksmanship and open conflict, and our politicians assure us they are ready and willing to build more charnel houses. Plague floats like a film over our collective future, and we're asked to face it with a stiff upper lip for the sake of the Economy. And these are just the most recent of the festering horrors to grow from capitalism and threaten the very existence of humanity.As the profit system has spawned disaster after disaster, few analysts, pundits, or commentators can claim to have addressed the mounting number of catastrophes with as much insight or clarity as Mike Davis. And none have combined his unflinching honesty with an unwavering commitment to the necessity of a revolutionary break from our entire social system.From his magisterial City of Quartz, to the more recent The Monster Enters, Davis has been cataloging and raging against capitalism's slow burning (though rapidly accelerating) apocalypse(s) in his invaluable books for decades. He will join our Salvage Live hosts, Annie Olaloku-Teriba and Richard Seymour, for an urgent discussion of the crises we face, and what it means to confront them with eyes open and desolation in our hearts. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Mike Davis is professor emeritus of creative writing at UC Riverside. He joined the San Diego chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality in 1962 at age 16 and the struggle for racial and social equality has remained the lodestar of his life. His City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles challenged reigning celebrations of the city from the perspectives of its lost radical past and insurrectionary future. His wide-ranging work has married science, archival research, personal experience, and creative writing with razor-sharp critiques of empires and ruling classes. Annie Olaloku-Teriba is a writer and podcaster whose research focuses on how neoliberalism has transformed the theory and practice of ‘race.' Richard Seymour is a writer and broadcaster from Northern Ireland and the author of numerous books about politics including Against Austerity and Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics. His writing appears in The New York Times, the London Review of Books, the Guardian, Prospect, Jacobin, and innumerable other places including his own Patreon. He is an editor at Salvage magazine. This event is co-sponsored by Haymarket Books and Salvage. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/KSQ3UYl29D0 Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Haymarket Poetry: The Body Family with Hope Wabuke and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 82:24

    Join Hope Wabuke and special guests Safia Elhillo and Ladan Osman for a celebration of Wabuke's new book The Body Family. The Body Family is a song of memory and revelation; it is the sublime unearthing of what has been hidden by silence and erasure. This lyrical and imagistic poetry collection tells the story of a family's journey to flee the murderous reign of Uganda's Idi Amin only to land in a racist American landscape. Wabuke excavates personal and ancestral history to bring these poems to wrenching life, articulating what it means to be a Black girl becoming a Black woman while navigating a diaspora haunted by British colonization and American enslavement. Get The Body Family from Haymarket: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1872-the-body-family --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Hope Wabuke is a Ugandan American poet, essayist, and writer. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir Please Don't Kill My Black Son Please. Hope has published in The Guardian, The Root, Los Angeles Review of Books, and NPR among others. She is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a founding board member and former Media & Communications Director for the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), Girls That Never Die (One World/Random House, 2021), and a forthcoming novel in verse (Make Me A World/Random House, 2021). Co-editor of the anthology Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket, 2019), she is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University. Ladan Osman is the author of Exiles of Eden (2019), winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony (2015), winner of the Sillerman Prize. A 2021 Whiting Award winner, she has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, Cave Canem, the Michener Center, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/XACbmEh1F8k Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson w/ Barbara Ransby

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 60:36

    Join Dr. Barbara Ransby and Dr. Lynette Jackson for a conversation celebrating the release of Ransby's new memoir, Eslanda. Eslanda "Essie" Cardozo Goode Robeson lived a colorful and amazing life. Her career and commitments took her many places: colonial Africa in 1936, the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, the founding meeting of the United Nations, Nazi-occupied Berlin, Stalin's Russia, and China two months after Mao's revolution. She was a woman of unusual accomplishment—an anthropologist, a prolific journalist, a tireless advocate of women's rights, an outspoken anti-colonial and antiracist activist, and an internationally sought-after speaker. Yet historians for the most part have confined Essie to the role of Mrs. Paul Robeson, a wife hidden in the large shadow cast by her famous husband. In this masterful book, biographer Dr. Barbara Ransby refocuses attention on Essie, one of the most important and fascinating Black women of the twentieth century. Join us for a limited-capacity in-person book launch event and discussion with Dr. Barbara Ransby and Dr. Lynette Jackson on the extraordinary life of Eslanda Robeson and the implications of her work on freedom struggles today. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for those attending in person. For those attending in-person doors will open at 6 PM. The event will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend in-person. Closed captioning will be available for the livestream. Order your copy of Eslanda here. --------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Dr. Barbara Ransby is a widely acclaimed historian of the Black Freedom Movement, award-winning author, and longtime activist. She is the John D. MacArthur Chair and Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Black Studies, Gender and Women's Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also directs the Social Justice Initiative, which promotes connections between academics and community organizers working on social justice. A founding member of Scholars for Social Justice, she works closely with activists in the Movement for Black Lives and The Rising Majority. She is an elected fellow in the Society of American Historians, as well as a recipient of the Angela Y. Davis Prize for public scholarship from the American Studies Association. Ransby is the author of multiple books, including the award-winning Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century and Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson. Dr. Lynette Jackson is an associate professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Black Studies at UIC. She received her PhD in African History from Columbia University in 1997. Dr. Jackson is the author of Surfacing Up: Psychiatry and Social Order in Colonial Zimbabwe and numerous other articles and book chapters on topics relating to women, the state and medical and public health discourses in colonial and postcolonial Africa, particularly having to do with the regulation of African women's sexuality. Dr. Jackson's current research explores the history of child refugee diasporas from Southern Sudan, particularly focusing on two streams of unaccompanied children: The Lost Boys and Girls and the Cuban 600. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/s4xq5KpOZZI Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Transformative Justice and Knowledge Production in Tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 92:01

    Join contributors to the special edition of Logic Magazine, Beacons, for a discussion on Transformative Justice and Knowledge Production in Tech Techno-capitalism is re-negotiating the social contract but knowledge about technologies is too often sequestered behind the lock doors of industry. Black women researchers like Dr. Timnit Gebru who raised alarm about the racial and ecological implications of emergent technologies are systematically silenced and forced out. Additionally, corporate capture of academic departments has even further limited the space to do critical research. Given these obstacles, how can researchers both inside and outside of tech companies do the difficult work of research, critique, and resistance? When individualist opportunism is the guiding norm of knowledge production, how do we cultivate a practice of transformative justice in the context of tech research? What are the set of tools and collective histories Black people in the Americas and the Black global diaspora can draw on in order to care for each other in the process of producing research about tech? Get the new issue of Logic Magazine, Beacons, here: https://logicmag.io Speakers: Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an internet studies scholar and Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she serves as the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2). In 2021, she was recognized as a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (also known as the “Genius Award”) for her ground-breaking work on algorithmic discrimination, which prompted her founding of a non-profit, Equity Engine, to accelerate investment in companies, education, and networks driven by women of color. She is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press), which has been widely-reviewed in scholarly and popular publications. Timnit Gebru is the founder and executive director of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR). Prior to that she was fired by Google in December 2020 for raising issues of discrimination in the workplace, where she was serving as co-lead of the Ethical AI research team. She received her PhD from Stanford University, and did a postdoc at Microsoft Research, New York City in the FATE (Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics in AI) group, where she studied algorithmic bias and the ethical implications underlying projects aiming to gain insights from data. Timnit also co-founded Black in AI, a nonprofit that works to increase the presence, inclusion, visibility and health of Black people in the field of AI, and is on the board of AddisCoder, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching algorithms and computer programming to Ethiopian highschool students, free of charge. Moderator: J Khadijah Abdurahman is an abolitionist whose research focus is predictive analytics in the child welfare system. They are the founder of We Be Imagining, a public interest technology project at Columbia University's INCITE Center and The American Assembly's Democracy and Trust Program. They are a Tech Impact Fellow at UCLA C2I2, co-founder of The Otherwise School: Tools and Techniques of Counter-Fascism alongside Sucheta Ghoshal's Inquilab at the University of Washington, HCDE. Recent edited publications include Logic Magazine: Beacons and ACM Interactions: Unmaking Democracy. This event is sponsored by Logic Magazine and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/WqAMkmX9AuE Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Is Social Work Obsolete?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 84:44

    Join Kassandra Frederique and Michelle Grier for a conversation centering an abolitionist approach to social work. Taking inspiration from Angela Davis' "Are Prisons Obsolete?", Is Social Work Obsolete? will explore the historical and contemporary harms of the social work profession and ask whether it is capable of transformation, or if it is irreparable and in fact obsolete. This conversation will also explore the need to build systems of care rooted self-determination, liberation and collective wellbeing. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Kassandra Frederique is the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a national nonprofit that works to end the war on drugs—which has disproportionately harmed Black, Latinx, Indigenous, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities—and build alternatives grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights. During her time at DPA, Frederique has built and led innovative campaigns around policing, the overdose crisis, and marijuana legalization—each with a consistent racial justice focus. Her advocacy, and all of the Drug Policy Alliance's work, lies at the intersection of health, equity, autonomy, and justice. Michelle Grier (she/her) is a Black feminist committed to intergenerational advocacy and liberatory healing practices. Grier has over 10 years of experience leading mental health programs and youth-centered programs in schools and nonprofits. She is a member of the NAASW and grateful for the space to foster conversations about abolition and social work. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is sponsored by the Network to Advance Abolitionist Social Work and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/Y1WvSupCSDI Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Art in the After-Culture: Capitalist Crisis & Cultural Strategy w/ Ben Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 91:38

    Join art critic Ben Davis and artists Julieta Aranda and Naeem Mohaiemen for a conversation about the role of art in a world on fire. It is a scary and disorienting time for art, as it is a scary and disorienting time in general. Aesthetic experience is both overshadowed by the spectacle of current events and pressed into new connection with them. The self-image of art as a social good is collapsing under the weight of capitalism's dysfunction. In his new book Art in the After-Culture, critic Ben Davis makes sense of our extreme present as an emerging "after-culture"—a culture whose forms and functions are being radically reshaped by cataclysmic events. In the face of catastrophe, he holds out hope that reckoning with the new realities of art, technology, activism, and the media, can help us weather the super-storms of the future. ”Here's to art criticism with an axe to grind.”—Boots Riley “This kaleidoscopic collection will help you see and comprehend the world anew—which is, in my book, what good art should do.”—Astra Taylor “Following in the footsteps of theorists like John Berger, Stuart Hall, and Lucy Lippard, Ben Davis is an essential guide to the politics of culture in the 21st Century.”—Trevor Paglen --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben Davis is the author of 9.5 Theses on Art and Class, which ARTnews named one of the best art books of the decade in 2019. He has been Artnet News's National Art Critic since 2016. His writings have also been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Baffler, Jacobin, Slate, Salvage, e-Flux Journal, Frieze, and many other venues. In 2019, Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab reported that he was one of the five most influential art critics in the United States. He lives in Brooklyn. Naeem Mohaiemen is Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Concentration Head of Photography at Columbia University, New York. His work combines photography, films, and essays to parse the many forms of utopia-dystopia (families, borders, architecture, and uprisings) in the postcolonial Muslim world(s). He is co-editor with Eszter Szakacs of the forthcoming Solidarity Must be Defended (Tranzit: Hungary, 2022). Julieta Aranda is an artist born in Mexico City, who currently lives and works between Berlin and New York. Central to Aranda's multidimensional practice are her involvement with circulation mechanisms; her interest in science-fiction, space travel, zones of friction; and her interest in the possibilities for the production of political subjectivities by way of all of the above. As a co-director of e-flux together with Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda has developed the projects Time/Bank, Pawnshop, and e-flux video rental, all of which started in the e-flux storefront in New York, and have traveled to many venues worldwide. Since 2008, Julieta Aranda has been the editor of e-flux journal, together with Anton Vidokle and Brian Kwan Wood. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/SbwtXqwhfBc Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Haymarket Spring Poetry Showcase

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 105:46

    Join us for the Haymarket Poetry Spring Showcase, where we'll celebrate new books by Noor Hindi, Maya Marshall, and Hope Wabuke. Pre-order Hope Wabuke's The Body Family, publishing in April: https://bookshop.org/a/1039/9781642596977 Pre-order Noor Hindi's DEAR GOD. DEAR BONES. DEAR YELLOW., publishing in May: https://bookshop.org/a/1039/9781642596960 Pre-order Maya Marshall's All the Blood Involved in Love, publishing in June: https://bookshop.org/a/1039/9781642596953 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Noor Hindi (she/her/hers) is a Palestinian-American poet and reporter. She is a 2021 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. DEAR GOD. DEAR BONES. DEAR YELLOW. is her debut collection of poems. She lives in Dearborn. Follow her on Twitter @MyNrhindi. Maya Marshall is the author of chapbook Secondhand and cofounder of underbelly, a journal on the practical magic of poetic revision. She has earned fellowships from MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Callaloo, Watering Hole, Community of Writers and Cave Canem. Marshall previously served as artist-in-residence at Northwestern University and as faculty for Loyola University. She is the 2021-2023 Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University. Hope Wabuke is a Ugandan American poet, essayist, and writer. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir Please Don't Kill My Black Son Please. Hope has published in The Guardian, The Root, Los Angeles Review of Books, and NPR among others. She is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a founding board member and former Media & Communications Director for the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize. It was named a top book of 2018 by The Adroit Journal, NPR, and the New York Public Library. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he co-edited the poetry anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. Suzi F. Garcia is a Peruvian-American poet and editor raised in the South. She is the author of the poetry chapbook A Homegrown Fairytale (Bone Bouquet, 2020), focusing on queering the reader relationship with Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. She is an upcoming editor for POETRY and executive editor of Noemi Press, where she has edited several award-winning books of poetry, craft, and more. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/2e3DzF-pIBU Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Salvage Live: Beyond the Red Wall: Nation, Race, & Class Post-Brexit

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 88:56

    Join Salvage and Haymarket Books for a discussion of British Politics post-Brexit, and post-Corbyn. When reviewing the unexpected results of the Brexit referendum, and again when discussing the Corbyn led Labour Party's collapse in its old strongholds, commentators have been quick to reach for neat and convenient explanations over careful analysis. Sound bite friendly descriptors—the ‘white working-class' or the ‘metropolitan elite,' for starters—continue to stand in for deeper appraisals, and thus offer little in the way of lessons. In his recent Salvage essay, "Brexit From Below: Nation, Race and Class," Jonas Marvin attempts to rise above the fray by offering a perspective that Brexit and its fall out is best understood as a moment in the long term process of class decomposition in Britain. For this Salvage Live event, Jonas Marvin, Annie Olaloku-Teriba, and Barnaby Raine will use this framework as a starting point to survey the prospects of the British Left post-Brexit and post-Corbyn. Read Jonas Marvin's article here: https://salvage.zone/articles/brexit-from-below-nation-race-and-class/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- Jonas Marvin is an independent researcher and activist based in Leeds. Annie Olaloku-Teriba is a writer and podcaster whose research focuses on how neoliberalism has transformed the theory and practice of ‘race.' Barnaby Raine is writing his PhD at Columbia University on visions of ending capitalism. He teaches at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/fQ95ZeAo2Fw Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    The Billboard: A Play About Abortion. Launch event w/ Natalie Y. Moore

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 64:03

    Join playwright Natalie Y. Moore and director TaRon Patton for a performance and discussion from The Billboard: A Play About Abortion. The Billboard is about a fictional Black women's clinic in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood on the South Side and its fight with a local gadfly running for City Council who puts up a provocative billboard: “Abortion is genocide. The most dangerous place for a Black child is his mother's womb,” spurring on the clinic to fight back with their own provocative sign: “Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves. Abortion is self-care. #Trust Black Women.” As a play and book, The Billboard is a cultural force that treats abortion as more than pro-life or pro-choice. Join us for the live stream of our limited-capacity in-person book launch event featuring a performance from The Billboard and a conversation with playwright Natalie Y. Moore and director TaRon Patton. Order your copy of The Billboard for 30% off here: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1788-the-billboard --------------------------------------------------------------------- Presenters: Natalie Y. Moore is an award winning Chicago-based author and journalist and author of The Billboard: A Play About Abortion. Her last book, The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, won the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction. She is a 2021 USA Fellow and the Pulitzer Center named her a 2020 Richard C. Longworth Media Fellow for international reporting. TaRon Patton has been a Congo Square Theater ensemble member for 20 years. She is currently the CEO of GLP PRODUCTIONS, INC and just recently returned to the stage: Her Honor Mayor Byrne (Lookingglass Theater) after serving 4 years as Executive Director for Congo Square. She is also the Co-Founding Executive Director of the African American Museum of the Performing Arts. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/CfTw8QIEpaI Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Class Struggle Unionism with Joe Burns

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 89:40

    Join veteran labor organizers Joe Burns and Barbara Madeloni for a discussion about how to rebuild a fighting labor movement. Celebrate the launch of Joe Burns' new book, Class Struggle Unionism, with a conversation between Burns and Barbara Madeloni about how we can create a more militant, democratic and fighting labor movement. How should workers relate to the union establishment which often does not want to fight? How much should the labor movement prioritize broader class demands versus shop floor struggle? How can we revive militancy and union power in the face of corporate power and a legal system set up against us? Class struggle unionism is the belief that our union struggle exists within a larger struggle between an exploiting billionaire class and the working class which actually produces the goods and services in society. Order a copy of Class Struggle Unionism for 30% off HERE: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1767-class-struggle-unionism "There is nothing more essential for the resurgence of the labor movement than cutting through the racial, social, gender and political divisions driven by the corporate class to deny working class power and keep workers in competition with each other. Class Struggle Unionism not only defines the urgency of our common struggle, it's a textbook on how to organize around our common demands right where we work in order to build a movement strong enough to realize an inclusive economy and thriving democracy." —Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Joe Burns is a veteran union negotiator and labor lawyer with over 25 years experience negotiating labor agreements. He is currently the Director of Collective Bargaining for the Association of Flight Attendants, CWA. He graduated from the New York University School of Law. Prior to law school he worked in a public sector hospital and was president of his AFSCME Local. He is the author of Class Struggle Unionism, Strike Back: Rediscovering Militant Tactics to Fight the Attacks on Public Employee Unions and Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America. Barbara Madeloni is a staff organizer and writer at Labor Notes. Prior to coming to Labor Notes she was the president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, where she was elected out of a left caucus, Educators for a Democratic Union. She remains active in the caucus and in the United Caucus f Rank and File Educators. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/T8uMeHEx7zw Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    From Data Criminalization to Prison Abolition

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 91:34

    Join abolitionist organizers connecting the dots between surveillance capitalism, border imperialism, and neoliberal prison reforms. A dominant mode of our time, data analysis and prediction are part of a longstanding historical process of racial and national profiling, management and control in the US. In a new report, From Data Criminalization to Prison Abolition, Community Justice Exchange examines the interlocked machineries of migrant surveillance and describes processes of “data criminalization:” the creation, archiving, theft, resale and analysis of datasets that mark some of us as threats and risks, based on data culled about us from state and commercial sources. How might we fight data criminalization on our terms? Rather than being drawn into arguments about privacy, accuracy, or the theatrics of consumer consent and regulatory oversight, we assert that these datasets are inherently illegitimate, and creation and use of them should be abolished. What if we organized our resistance based on that premise? Speakers: J. Khadijah Abdurahman is an abolitionist whose research focus is predictive analytics in the US child welfare system and the Horn of Africa. They are the founder of We Be Imagining, a public interest technology project at Columbia University's INCITE Center and The American Assembly's Democracy and Trust Program. WBI draws on the Black radical tradition to develop public technology through infusing academic discourse with the performance arts in partnership with community based organizations. Jacinta González is a senior campaign organizer with Mijente and leads their #NoTechforICE campaign. Previously, she worked at PODER in México, organizing the Río Sonora River Basin committees against water contamination by the mining industry. Jacinta was the lead organizer for the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice Congress of Day Laborers (2007-2014). In Louisiana Gonzalez helped establish a base of day laborers and undocumented families dedicated to building worker power, advancing racial justice, and organizing against deportations in post-Katrina New Orleans. Sarah T. Hamid (she/her/no preference) is an abolitionist and organizer working in the Pacific Northwest. She leads the policing technology campaign at the Carceral Tech Resistance Network: an archiving and knowledge sharing network for organizers building community defense against the design, roll-out, and experimentation of carceral technologies. Sarah co-founded the inside/outside research collaboration, the Prison Tech Research Group, and helped create the #8toAbolition campaign—a police and prison abolition resource built during last summer's uprisings against state violence. Puck Lo (she/they) is the Research Director of Community Justice Exchange, an abolitionist organization that supports organizers to fight all forms of incarceration and social control. They spent the last year examining Department of Homeland Security's data regimes and other expanding systems of corporeal theft and predictive criminalization. Harsha Walia (moderator) is the author of Border and Rule and Undoing Border Imperialism and an organizer rooted in migrant justice, abolitionist, antiracist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anticapitalist movements for over two decades. This event is sponsored by Community Justice Exchange and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/FTg20fo3nyk Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Putin's War on Ukraine: History, Analysis, Solidarity

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 91:53

    Join a panel with Ukrainian activists and analysts for a discussion of the present crisis, war, and a genuine internationalist perspective. Russia's large-scale invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine is among the most dangerous and disturbing events in recent European history and has occasioned an international crisis. Putin appears hell-bent on occupying all of Ukraine and setting up a puppet regime. While the situation is in flux and it's unclear how it will play out, it is certain that the human consequences of the war will be horrendous, and the geopolitical consequences perilous. How should we make sense of this crisis? What are the historical dynamics behind the current juncture? What are the ideological components of Putinism? What's wrong with the responses of many leftists and antiwar activists? In contrast, what would a genuine socialist-internationalist perspective on the issue look like? How do Ukrainian and Russian leftists view the situation, and why are their perspectives missing from so much of the discussion on the Western left? This forum will address these and related questions. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Denys Pilash is a political scientist and leftist activist in Kyiv. He is a member of the Social Movement (Sotsialniy Rukh) democratic socialist organization and serves on the editorial board of Commons: Journal of Social Criticism, a publication of the Ukrainian left that offers critical analysis on economy, politics, history and culture. Hanna Perekhoda is a doctoral student at the Institute of Political Studies at the University of Lausanne and a member of solidaritéS in Vaud Canton, Switzerland. Her research examines debates over the Ukrainian question among the Bolsheviks. She is a native of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine. Catherine Samary is the author of Yugoslavia Dismembered. She is a frequent contributor to Le Monde diplomatique and is associated with the journal and network Balkanologie. She is a member of the scientific council of Attac France and serves on the International Committee of the Fourth International. Stephen R. Shalom (moderator) is on the editorial board of New Politics and a member of Internationalism from Below. He is the author of The United States and the Philippines: A Study of Neocolonialism and Imperial Alibis: Rationalizing U.S. Intervention After the Cold War and editor of Socialist Visions. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is sponsored by Internationalism from Below, New Politics magazine, Commons: Journal of Social Criticism, Sotsialniy Rukh (Social Movement) Ukraine, Solidarity, the Tempest Collective and Haymarket Books. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our important publishing and programming work.

    Political Repression in Egypt: Courts Under Military Dictatorship

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 90:37

    Join us for a discussion of the transformation of Egypt's courts in a system of authoritarian presidential rule under Sisi, with US backing. *Arabic interpretation of this event is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1En5CdxJO7RaMr6Hezi19MFKrUgivR3a9/view?usp=sharing* The modern Egyptian judiciary was established in the middle of the 19th century and is one of the oldest in the Middle East. Throughout the 20th century and the first decade of this century, it enjoyed a large degree of independence from the executive branch of government. Since the coup of July 2013, led by then-head of the armed forces and current President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the Egyptian state has gradually turned the judiciary into a subservient extension of presidential power to eradicate all opposition and critical voices from the public sphere. In this forum, experts on Egyptian legal history, human rights, and international law will discuss these attacks on the judiciary in Egypt, the complicity of the US and other Western governments, and the role of global solidarity in supporting victims of the military dictatorship in Egypt. Speakers: Khaled Fahmy is Sultan Qaboos Professor of Modern Arabic Studies in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research interests lie in the social and cultural history of nineteenth-century Egypt, with special emphasis on the social history of the army, medicine and the law. His most recent book, In Quest of Justice: Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt, won the Peter Gonville Stein Book Award from the American Society for Legal History in 2019. Nancy Okail is President and CEO of the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC. She is a leading scholar, policy analyst, and advocate with more than 20 years of experience working on issues of human rights, democracy, and security in the Middle East and North Africa. In her subsequent role as Director of Freedom House's Egypt program, Okail was one of the 43 nongovernmental organization workers convicted and sentenced to prison in a widely publicized 2012 case for allegedly using foreign funds to foment unrest in Egypt. She was then exonerated by court ruling in December of 2018. Richard A. Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus at Princeton University and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Nation and The Progressive, and Chair of the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. During 1999–2000, Falk worked on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo. He blogs at Global Justice in the 21st Century. Yasmin Omar (moderator) is a human rights lawyer. She specializes in international law, UN mechanisms, and global sanctions. She practiced law in Egypt for ten years, defending victims of human rights violations, before moving to the United States after being targeted for her work. Omar is a member of the Steering Committee of the US Committee to End Political Repression in Egypt and the UN and regional mechanism officer at the Committee for Justice. This event is sponsored by the US Committee to End Political Repression in Egypt, Haymarket Books, the Committee for Justice, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), the Freedom Initiative, Internationalism from Below, Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), and St. John's Center for International and Comparative Law. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/uvoXX7y75ao Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Between the Black Radical Tradition and the Digital w/ Logic Magazine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 102:51

    Join contributors to the special edition of Logic Magazine, Beacons, for a discussion on Black freedom and technology. What would it mean to take the Black internet seriously? How do we call in Black studies scholars to imagining technologies of black freedoms in addition to grappling with the racial regimes wrought by artificial intelligence and machine learning models? The dominant approach to mis/disinformation is policing, reporting and suspending individual users but what if we oriented towards abolition and affirming black joy? What can the black radical tradition offer in addressing new modes of surveillance and social control that begin from black indigineity instead of reinscribing the nation state? Contributors to special edition of Logic Magazine, in partnership with We Be Imagining, Beacons: Andre Brock and SA Smythe will be in conversation with Zoé Samudzi. Moderated by J. Khadijah Abdurahman. Get the new issue of Logic Magazine, Beacons, here: https://logicmag.io --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: SA Smythe (they / them) is a poet, translator, and assistant professor of Black European Cultural Studies, Contemporary Mediterranean Studies, and Black Trans Poetics at UCLA, where they research relational aspects of Black belonging beyond borders. They are a Senior Fellow at theCenter for Applied Transgender Studies and editor of Troubling the Grounds: Global Configurations of Blackness, Nativism, and Indigeneity, a special issue for Postmodern Culture. Winner of the 2022 Rome Prize for Modern Italian Studies, Smythe is currently based between Rome and Tongva Land (Los Angeles). André Brock (@docdre) is an Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media & Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Brock is one of the preeminent scholars of Black Cyberculture. His work bridges Science and Technology Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, showing how the communicative affordances of online media align with those of Black communication practices. His scholarship includes published articles on racial representations in videogames, black women and weblogs, whiteness, blackness, and digital technoculture, as well as groundbreaking research on Black Twitter. He is the author of Distributed Blackness: African-American Cyberculture. Zoé Samudzi has a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco where she is a postdoctoral fellow in the ACTIONS Program. She is co-author of As Black as Resistance, guest editor of the September-October 2021 issue of The Funambulist titled "Against Genocide," and a writer whose work has appeared in The New Republic, The New Inquiry, Hyperallergic, Jewish Currents, and other outlets. J. Khadijah Abdurahman (she/they/any) is an abolitionist whose research focus is predictive analytics in the child welfare system. They are the founder of We Be Imagining, a public interest technology project at Columbia University's INCITE Center and The American Assembly's Democracy and Trust Program. WBI draws on the Black radical tradition to develop public technology through infusing academic discourse with the performance arts in partnership with community based organizations. Khadijah is co-leading the Otherwise School: Tools and Techniques of Counter-Fascism alongside Sucheta Ghoshal's Inquilab at the University of Washington, HCDE. Their report examining the role of tech in mass atrocities in Ethiopia is forthcoming. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is sponsored by Logic Magazine and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/kiuv7W4gNqo Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Contemporary Asian American Activism: Building Movements for Liberation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 87:18

    Join Haymarket and the University of Washington Press for a critical discussion on Asian American activism and movement building today. Bringing together grassroots organizers and scholar-activists, Contemporary Asian American Activism presents lived experiences of the fight for transformative justice and offers lessons to ensure the longevity and sustainability of organizing. In the face of imperialism, white supremacy, racial capitalism, heteropatriarchy, ableism, and more, the contributors celebrate victories and assess failures, reflect on the trials of activist life, critically examine long-term movement building, and inspire continued mobilization for coming generations. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Diane C. Fujino is a Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Asian American Studies. She is author or co-editor of several books on Asian American or Black activism, including Black Power Afterlives: The Enduring Significance of the Black Panther Party (with Haymarket Books); Contemporary Asian American Activism: Building Movements for Liberation; Nisei Radicals: The Feminist Poetics and Transformative Ministry of Mitsuye Yamada and Michael Yasutake; and Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama. She works with the UCLA Asian American Studies digital textbook project, the UCSB ÉXITO ethnic studies teacher training project, Cooperation Santa Barbara, and the Fund for Santa Barbara. Javaid Tariq is a cofounder and senior staff member of New York Taxi Workers Alliance and treasurer of the National Taxi Workers' Alliance. He was born in Pakpattan, in Punjab, Pakistan. As a college student, he was active in the student movement against the military dictatorship. He migrated to Germany and later to the United States in 1990. Over the years he has organized numerous successful strikes, campaigns, and actions to promote economic and social justice for taxi drivers, a workforce that is 94 percent immigrant and primarily people of color. Alex T. Tom is the Executive Director of the Center For Empowered Politics, a new project that trains and develops new leaders of color and grows movement building infrastructure at the intersection of racial justice, organizing and power building. He is the former Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association in San Francisco and co-founder of Seeding Change. In 2019, Alex received the Open Society Foundation Racial Justice Fellowship to develop a toolkit to counter the rise of the new Chinese American Right Wing in the US. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez is a scholar-activist who has organized around issues impacting the Asian American community for nearly 30 years. Most recently, she helped to build the Asian American Liberation Network in the greater Sacramento region. Rodriguez also teaches in and publishes on Asian American Studies as a faculty member of the Asian American Studies Department at UC Davis. She is also the founding director of the Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies. This event is co-sponsored by Haymarket Books and the University of Washington Press. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/4SAsJ5mYv6A Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    The Second Wave of Uprising in Sudan: Revolutionaries Speak

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 93:13

    Join Sudanese revolutionaries from on the ground to discuss the flourishing of revolutionary bodies and resurgence of the uprising in Sudan. To hear the original Arabic audio from the speakers, see https://youtu.be/xHCa5rjyLbU. The 2019 revolution in Sudan, which overthrew longtime President Omar al-Bashir, was the earliest of a second-wave of uprisings that has swept from Algeria to Iraq, reigniting the hope of the 2011 revolutions in the region. The uprising, known in Sudan as the December Revolution, culminated in August 2019 in a civilian-military partnership, for what was to be a “transition” to full civilian rule. But in October 2021, a military coup drove out the civilian coalition partners. The resistance that the coup has sparked since has breathed new life into the revolutionary movement in the country, and accelerated the evolution of organizing in a way that bears lessons for movements for social justice everywhere. In response to the coup, widespread mobilizations, led by Sudan's neighborhood-level resistance committees, have produced ongoing strikes, civil disobedience and protests demanding an end to the military coup and the formation of a fully civilian, revolutionary government to decide the country's leadership and its future, and to reclaim control of its looted resources for the benefit of communities. Revolutionary bodies, in particular the network of neighborhood resistance committees which now spread across the country, have pushed the struggle forward beyond previous compromises. They have also offered an alternative model of resistance and governance that presents a clear break from the elite politics of the past. Though the revolution in Sudan has so far been formidable in the face of repression, it faces immense challenges, given the ways in which regional and international counter-revolutionary forces have coalesced to back the military. This leaves us with a crucial question: how can this struggle, whose outcome will have consequences beyond Sudan's borders, go on to achieve its slogan, “freedom, peace and justice”? To explore that question, the panel will highlight voices and analysis of Sudanese activists who are deeply involved in the revolution, and who will provide their take on the stakes involved and the aims, strategies and tactics of the movement. Panelists: Muzan Alneel is a cofounder of the Innovation, Science and Technology Think Tank for People-Centered Development (ITSinaD) — Sudan and a nonresident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), focusing on a people-centric approach to economy, industry, and environment in Sudan. Recent writings include The People of Sudan Don't Want to Share Power With Their Military Oppressors (Jacobin) and Why the Burhan-Hamdok deal will not stabilise Sudan (Al Jazeera). Monifa Bandele (moderator) sits on the policy table leadership team for the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), as well as the steering committee for the New York-based Communities United for Police Reform, representing the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement in both coalitions. Abdulsalam Mindas is an Agronomist with a Bachelor in Agricultural Studies from Sudan University of Science and Technology. He is the official spokesperson for the coordination of Ombada Resistance committees and one of the two official spokespersons for the resistance committees of greater Omdurman. This event is sponsored by Africa Is A Country, Haymarket Books, Internationalism From Below, Jadaliyya, Review of African Political Economy, Spring magazine, and the following departments at Bryn Mawr College: Africana Studies, Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies (LAILS), Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/8SLRcnbDQrc Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Automating Banishment: The Data-Driven Policing of Stolen Land w/ Mike Davis and Stop LAPD Spying

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 90:46

    Join members of Stop LAPD Spying! and Mike Davis for a teach-in on how police and real estate work together to control stolen land. Surveillance and data collection have long been advanced by colonizers working to control and conquer land. While more people are beginning to understand the role of data in policing, less attention is paid to data-driven policing's relationships to land. The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is a community group building power to abolish police surveillance in Los Angeles and beyond. Their new report Automating Banishment: The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Land examines the role of police data in real estate development and gentrification, with a focus on the process that has always bound policing and capitalism together: colonization. Join us for a discussion with abolitionist organizers about the deadly violence and banishment that police data helps automate. Read the report here: https://stoplapdspying.org/automating-banishment-the-surveillance-and-policing-of-looted-land/ ————————————————————————————————————————— Speakers: Steve Diaz is with the Los Angeles Community Action Network where he has worked on campaigns to improve the overall community for long terms skid row residents. Deshonay Dozier received her Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology at the City University of New York. Dozier's research broadly focuses on abolition in the urban landscape. She currently holds positions as a University of California Chancellors Postdoctoral Fellow and an Assistant Professor of Human Geography at CSU Long Beach. Her book manuscript, Another City is Possible: Skid Row and the Contested Development of Los Angeles examines how unhoused and poor people across multiple intersectional identities have reshaped the penal organization of their lives through alternatives visions for the city since the 1930s. Dozier has published in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, and Housing Studies. Dr. Dozier's work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies. Shakeer Rahman is an attorney and organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Mike Davis, professor emeritus of creative writing at UC Riverside, joined the San Diego chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality in 1962 at age 16 and the struggle for racial and social equality has remained the lodestar of his life. His City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles challenged reigning celebrations of the city from the perspectives of its lost radical past and insurrectionary future. His wide-ranging work has married science, archival research, personal experience, and creative writing with razor-sharp critiques of empires and ruling classes. This event is sponsored by The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and Haymarket Books.

    Building Palestine Solidarity after the Bowman Affair

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 86:02

    Join us for a discussion on how to build solidarity with Palestine and escalate the BDS movement in the wake of the Bowman Affair. Israel's war on Gaza last May sparked protest and support for the Palestinian struggle for liberation throughout the world including in the US. The Republicans and Democrats have tried to counter this groundswell of solidarity by demonizing and criminalizing the movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS). Many progressive politicians including DSA member Jamaal Bowman bowed to this Zionist pressure, opposed BDS, and voted for military aid to Israel. Join this webinar to discuss how we must reaffirm solidarity with Palestine and escalate the BDS movement in the wake of the Bowman Affair. Speakers: Tithi Bhattacharya. She is on the editorial board of Spectre, editor of Social Reproduction Theory, and co-author of Feminism for the 99%. She is a long time Palestine solidarity and BDS activist. Rabab Abdulhadi. She is the founding Director and Senior Scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies at San Francisco State University. She is a long time community organizer focused on the struggle for Palestinian liberation and the indivisibility of anti-colonial and anti-racist movements. brian bean. They are a Chicago-based socialist, one of the founding editors of Rampant Magazine, and a member of the Tempest Collective. They are the co-editor and contributor to Palestine: A Socialist Introduction and their writing has appeared in Jacobin, Spectre Journal, Red Flag, International Viewpoint, New Politics, and others. Haley Pessin. She is a socialist activist based in New York. She is a rank and file member of 1199 SEIU, DSA Afrosocialist Caucus, and the Tempest Collective. This event is sponsored by Spectre Journal and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/j4iy6kJ-2kk Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Abolition. Feminism. Now. w/ Angela Davis, Mariame Kaba, Gina Dent, Erica Meiners & Beth Richie

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 81:33

    Join Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie for an urgent conversation moderated by Mariame Kaba. As a politic and a practice, abolition increasingly shapes our political moment — halting the construction of new jails and propelling movements to divest from policing. Yet erased from this landscape are not only the central histories of feminist — usually queer, anti-capitalist, grassroots, and women of color — organizing that continue to cultivate abolition but a recognition of the stark reality: abolition is our best response to endemic forms of state and interpersonal gender and sexual violence. Amplifying the analysis and the theories of change generated from vibrant community based organizing, Abolition. Feminism. Now. surfaces necessary historical genealogies, key internationalist learnings, and everyday practices to grow our collective and flourishing present and futures. Get the book, Abolition. Feminism. Now.: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1546-abolition-feminism-now This event is free but please donate money (even $5 makes a difference), learn from and with, and support grassroots organizations which are making the world we need, now. For example - support Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project (https://p-nap.org/donate/); Love & Protect (https://loveprotect.org/); Critical Resistance (http://criticalresistance.org/). Speakers: Angela Y. Davis is Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz. An activist, writer, and lecturer, her work focuses on prisons, police, abolition, and the related intersections of race, gender, and class. She is the author of many books, from Angela Davis: An Autobiography (now available in a new edition from Haymarket Books) to Freedom Is a Constant Struggle. Gina Dent (Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University) is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Currently, she is Faculty Fellow at the UCSC Institute of the Arts and Sciences, working as a consultant for the Barring Freedom exhibition (San José Museum of Art) and as co-convener of the Visualizing Abolition series of events, which includes the video collection Music for Abolition (https://visualizingabolition.ucsc.edu). Erica R. Meiners is a professor of education and women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Northeastern Illinois University. A writer, organizer, and educator, Meiners is the author For the Children? Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State, coauthor of The Feminist and the Sex Offender: Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence, and a coeditor of The Long Term: Resisting Life Sentences, Working Toward Freedom. Beth E. Richie is Head of the Department of Criminology, Law and Justice and Professor of Black Studies at The University of Illinois at Chicago. The emphasis of her scholarly and activist work has been on the ways that race/ethnicity and social position affect women's experience of violence and incarceration, focusing on the experiences of African American battered women and sexual assault survivors. Dr. Richie is the author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America's Prison Nation, which chronicles the evolution of the contemporary anti-violence movement during the time of mass incarceration in the United States and numerous articles concerning Black feminism and gender violence, race and criminal justice policy, and the social dynamics around issues of sexuality, prison abolition, and grassroots organizations in African American Communities. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/xvJCjh9ZbRM Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    The Sentences That Create Us: Crafting A Writer's Life in Prison (Book Launch)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 85:34

    Join PEN America and Haymarket Books for the launch of The Sentences That Create Us: Crafting a Writer's Life In Prison. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Sentences That Create Us provides a road map for incarcerated people and their allies to have a thriving writing life behind bars—and shared beyond the walls—that draws on the unique insights of more than fifty contributors, most themselves justice-involved, to offer advice, inspiration and resources. And it's not just for those on the inside. Michelle Alexander said in her blurb: “This is one of the best books on writing that I've ever read.” This transformative collection can serve anyone seeking hard won lessons and inspiration for their own creative—and human—journey. Join editor Caits Meissner for a conversation with contributor Reginald Dwayne Betts, hosted by author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. Order the book from Haymarket: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1766-the-sentences-that-create-us --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Reginald Dwayne Betts is the founder of Freedom Reads, a first-of-its-kind organization working to radically transform access to literature in prison. In October 2018, the New York Times Magazine published Betts long essay “Getting Out.” Several months later, the piece was awarded a National Magazine Award. The publication was another example of Betts entering into a new genre and bringing the same depth and richness of self-reflection and exploration of the central problem of this generation: incarceration and its effects of families and communities. Betts transformed himself from a sixteen-year old kid sentenced to nine-years in prison to a critically acclaimed writer and graduate of the Yale Law School. He has written three acclaimed collections of poetry, the recently published Felon, Bastards of the Reagan Era and Shahid Reads His Own Palm. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black. Originally from Spring Valley, New York, he graduated from SUNY Albany and went on to receive his MFA from Syracuse University.His work has appeared or is forthcoming from numerous publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, Literary Hub, the Paris Review, Guernica, and Longreads. He was selected by Colson Whitehead as one of the National Book Foundation's “5 Under 35” honorees, is the winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Award for Best First Book and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. He is on the steering committee of the Rockland Coalition to end the New Jim Crow an advocacy group that works toward ending the use of the criminal justice system as a tool of racial oppression. Caits Meissner is the director of Prison and Justice Writing at PEN America. She has taught, consulted, and co-created extensively for over 15 years across a wide spectrum of communities with a focus on prisons, public schools, and college classrooms at The New School and The City College of New York. In 2017, Meissner reenvisioned the concept of book tour for her illustrated poetry collection Let It Die Hungry, pairing public speaking engagements with opportunities to work with incarcerated writers across the United States. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/4PC_M5USHJQ Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Defend Roe! No Abortion Bans! Defend & Extend Abortion Access!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 89:58

    Join us for a conversation on the fight to defend abortion rights in honor of the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision. January 22nd is the 49th anniversary of the historic 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that decriminalized abortion, a decision that now is on the chopping block after decades of rulings that have limited access to abortion. The Supreme Court is reviewing a Mississippi 15-week abortion ban case while it has allowed Texas to outlaw abortion after just six weeks and empower vigilantes to enforce its ban. All are designed to roll back if not overturn Roe all together. How can we mobilize the majority that still defends Roe? Speakers: Dr. Barbara Roberts, MD has been a leader in the abortion rights movement for over 50 years. She witnessed first-hand the horrors of illegal abortion before Roe v Wade made abortion legal in 1973. She helped found the Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC) and was the keynote speaker at the first national pro-choice demonstration in Washington DC in November 1971. Dr. Roberts was the first female cardiologist in the state of Rhode Island, and is the author of several books, including How To Keep From Breaking Your Heart: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Cardiovascular Disease Derenda Hancock is co-coordinator of the Pinkhouse Defenders, volunteers who create a safe environment for patients of "The Pinkhouse," aka Jackson Women's Health Organization, the target of the lawsuit to overturn Roe now before the Supreme Court. She is a co-founder of WeEngage, a non-profit that works to advance an abortion-positive change in our culture, supporting education and engagement of the public using factual unbiased information about abortion, abortion access legislation, and the truth about what is happening outside abortion clinics when people come to their appointments. Qudsiyyah Shariyf (she/they) is a fierce advocate for reproductive justice and a full-spectrum birthworker. They strive to embody and practice an unapologetically Black, queer, feminist, and anti-capitalist politic. At the core of Qudsiyyah's passion for reproductive justice is an understanding of all people's inherent worth and a sense of duty to fight for dignity, respect, and self-determination for all marginalized people. As the Program Manager with Chicago Abortion Fund she oversees the helpline that directly connects hundreds of people to abortion care through financial, logistical, and emotional support. Kim Varela-Broxson (she/her) is an abortion fund volunteer with the Bridge Collective, reproductive nonprofit worker at the National Network of Abortion Funds, and a member of Austin DSA. Gina Rozman-Wendle (moderator), President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women (CNOW). CNOW strives to be Chicago's intersectional feminist resource in the areas of economic equity, women's health, reproductive freedom, ending violence against women, and LGBTQ+ rights. CNOW is committed to driving bold, relevant change for Chicago women and girls by dismantling oppressive systems and building an inclusive community of activists. This event is sponsored by Chicago for Abortion Rights and Haymarket Books. All donations from this event will go to the Chicago Abortion Fund. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/CWzkc2Ibpx8 Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Speaking Out of Place: A Conversation w/ Robin DG Kelley & David Palumbo-Liu

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 85:54

    Join David Palumbo-Liu and Robin D. G. Kelley for an urgent discussion of Palumbo-Liu's new book and the politics of our moment. Joined renowned scholars and activists David Palumbo-Liu and Robin D. G. Kelley as they discuss Palumbo-Liu's urgent new book Speaking Out of Place. Speaking Out of Place asks us to reconceptualize both what we think “politics” is, and our relationship to it. Especially at this historical moment, when it is all too possible we will move from Trump's fascistic regime to Biden's anti-progressive centrism. We need ways to build off the tremendous growth we have seen in democratic socialism, and to gather strength and courage for the challenges, and opportunities that lie ahead. As Nick Estes said of the book, “It's not enough to be against the rising tide of authoritarianism and climate chaos. David Palumbo-Liu examines how only through “a positive obsession with justice” and a collective willingness to learn to speak a new language and remake the places do we have a chance at saving the planet and building the world we all need.” Get the book, Speaking Out of Place, from Haymarket: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1797-speaking-out-of-place --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: David Palumbo-Liu is a professor of comparative literature at Stanford University. He is on the organizing collectives of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the Campus Antifascist Network. His writings have appeared in The Guardian, Jacobin, Truthout, Al Jazeera, The Nation, and other venues. Robin D.G. Kelley is Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA and the author of many books, including Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination, Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class, and Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/M4pvbiS1C3k Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    US Labor on the Move: The Fights Ahead in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 54:54

    Join Haymarket and Labor Notes for a discussion about some of the key labor fights ahead in 2022. As the coronavirus crisis continues to rock the US working class, and as corporate profits soar, organized workers are gearing up for some of the biggest fights in years, both in the workplace and in their unions. In 2022, the United Auto Workers will hold their first direct elections for top leadership after years of corruption and concessions, and gear up for the Big Three auto negotiations in 2023; the Teamsters will inaugurate new reform leadership and launch their UPS contract campaign, covering the largest private sector union contract in the country; and UFCW members on the west coast begin a coordinated contract campaign covering 100,000 grocery workers. Hear from member leaders from each of these fights on how organized workers are fighting back across the country, and learn more about the next potential flashpoints in the US labor movement. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Dave Bernt, UPS Teamster Michael Cannon, UAW Kyong Barry, UFCW Moderator: Jonah Furman, Labor Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is sponsored by Labor Notes and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/he072L7Rcxw Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Understanding E-Carceration: A Book Launch w/ Ruth Wilson Gilmore & James Kilgore

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 90:00

    Join James Kilgore and Ruth Wilson Gilmore for an urgent discussion of punitive carceral technologies and Kilgore's new book. In the last decade, as the critique of mass incarceration has grown more powerful, many reformers have embraced changes that release people from prisons and jails, but maintain some degree of surveillance. As educator, author, and activist James Kilgore brilliantly shows in his new book, these rapidly spreading reforms largely fall under the heading of “e-carceration”—a range of punitive technological interventions, from ankle monitors to facial recognition apps, that deprive people of their liberty, all in the name of ending mass incarceration. E-carceration can block people's access to employment, housing, healthcare, and even the chance to spend time with loved ones. Many of these technologies gather data that lands in corporate and government databases and may lead to further punishment or the marketing of their data to Big Tech. For this launch Kilgore, himself a survivor of prison and e-carceration, will be joined in conversation by Ruth Wilson Gilmore. Order a copy of Understanding E-carceration: https://bookshop.org/a/1039/9781620976142 Moderator: ———————————————————————————————————————— James Kilgore is an activist, researcher, and writer based in Urbana, Illinois, where he has lived since paroling from prison in 2009. He is the director of the Challenging E-Carceration project at MediaJustice and the co-director of FirstFollowers Reentry Program in Champaign, Illinois. He is the author of five books, including Understanding E-Carceration and the award-winning Understanding Mass Incarceration (both from The New Press). Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Co-founder of many grassroots organizations including the California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network, Gilmore is author of the prize-winning Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (UC Press) and the forthcoming book Change Everything (Haymarket) . Recent honors include the SUNY-Purchase College Eugene V. Grant Distinguished Scholar Prize for Social and Environmental Justice (2015-16); the American Studies Association Richard A Yarborough Mentorship Award (2017); The Association of American Geographers Lifetime Achievement Award (2020); and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2021). ———————————————————————————————————————— This event is sponsored by The New Press and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/fc2JaRJWcFM Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change w/ Alfred McCoy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 73:32

    Join two world-renowned historians, Andrew Bacevich and Alfred W. McCoy, to discuss McCoy's latest book, To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change. In a sweep through seven centuries from 1350 to 2050, the work explains how catastrophes-- pandemics, wars, and climate crisis--have shaped the destiny of empires and world orders. By rendering often-opaque environmental science in lucid prose, the book explains how climate change and changing world orders will shape the life opportunities for younger generations, born at the start of this century, during the coming decades that will serve as the signposts of their lives—2030, 2050, 2070, and beyond. Get To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change from Haymarket: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1742-to-govern-the-globe Speakers: Alfred W. McCoy holds the Harrington Chair in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of The Politics of Heroin, the classic study of drug trafficking that the CIA tried to suppress, and In the Shadows of the American Century. Andrew Bacevich grew up in Indiana, graduated from West Point and Princeton, served in the army, became an academic, and is now a writer. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books, among them The New American Militarism, The Limits of Power, Washington Rules, America's War for the Greater Middle East, and After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed. He is president and co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a Washington think tank. ——————————————————————————————————— This event is sponsored by TomDispatch and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/udvAt2lU1EE Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Haymarket Poetry Presents: The Patron Saint of Making Curfew

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 80:45

    Join Tim Staffford to celebrate the release of his new chapbook The Patron Saint of Making Curfew! Tim will be joined on the mic by special guests Natasha Carrizosa, Omar Holmon and Dan “Sully” Sullivan, for an evening hosted by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz. Get the book: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1890-the-patron-saint-of-making-curfew Poets: Tim Stafford is a poet and public educator from Lyons, IL. He is the editor of the Learn Then Burn all-ages anthology series on Write Bloody Publishing. He is a former Chicago Poetry Slam champion and he performs regularly across the U.S. and Europe including the 2015 Woerdz Festival in Luzern, Switzerland and the ABC Brecht Festival in Augsburg, Germany. Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is a New York Times bestselling nonfiction writer and poet. Author of seven books of poetry, her latest How to Love the Empty Air was published in 2018. Her nonfiction book Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, debuted at #7 on the New York Times Bestseller List for Books about Health and would stay on it for three months. Cristin is married to fellow bestselling author and screenwriter Ernest Cline. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family and their two eccentric rescue dachshunds. Natasha Carrizosa won the National Poetry Award for multicultural poet of the year in 2013. She is a poet, writer, and spoken word artist. She is a published author of several projects – including heavy light, mejiafricana, and Of Fire and Rain (co-authored with Joaquin Zihuatanejo.) She has performed her work and conducted workshops for audiences in Madrid, Paris, St. Lucia, New York, Chicago, Houston and countless other cities. Omar Holmon is an Alumni poet of Rutgers University and has competed in slam poetry for numerous years with two final stage appearances at the National Poetry Slam. He has been featured on Button Poetry, Tedx, and a commercial for Laphroaig whiskey (we outchea). In 2014 Omar Holmon Co-founded the Black Nerd Problems website with William Evans, where he spends his days writing essays on pop culture, blackness, and making top quality gifs. Dan “Sully” Sullivan poems and performances have been featured on HBO Def Poetry Jam, WGN Morning News, and National Public Radio. Sully is a three-time Chicago Poetry Slam Champion, a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Award, the Earl S Ho Award for Excellence in Teaching Creative Writing, and an Indiana University Writer in South Asia Recipient. His first full-length book of poems, The Blue Line Home, is available from EM-Press. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/istJRk0L3UE Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

    Coup: Violence and Resistance in Bolivia (Book Launch)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 87:10

    Join the authors for a book launch and discussion of "Coup: A Story of Violence and Resistance in Bolivia." In three dramatic weeks in October and November 2019, the fourteen years of progressive change that Evo Morales' pink tide government had worked to implement in Bolivia and beyond came to a screeching halt. President Morales was forced to resign after protests against his re-election to a fourth term in allegedly fraudulent elections erupted among the urban middle classes, anti-indigenous racists, and prominent conservative politicians. Join Linda Farthing and Thomas Becker in conversation as they discuss the story of this year of upheaval in Bolivia, providing a critical analysis of the 14 years of the MAS government that preceded it as well as the MAS return to power in 2020. The will relate personal accounts and commentary from women and men on the streets, leaders in social movements, members of the MAS party and government, survivors of Áñez's abuses, and intellectuals. Buy the book from Haymarket: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1745-coup Speakers: Linda Farthing is a journalist and independent scholar who reported and commented from Bolivia during the 2019-2020 coup for The Guardian, The Economist, Al Jazeera, Americas Quarterly, NPR and the BBC. She is the co-author of three books on Bolivia. Thomas Becker is an activist, attorney, and academic who has worked on human rights issues in Bolivia for over 15 years. He spent much of 2019-2020 in Bolivia investigating abuses carried out after the 2019 coup for Harvard Law School. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/2yv34EDD_pQ Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks