Shows: November 10, 2009

Photo for 'Guantanamo at Home? Protesting the Imprisonment of Fahad Hashmi'

Guantanamo at Home? Protesting the Imprisonment of Fahad Hashmi

Few have been aware that Pakistani American Fahad Hashmi has been in strict solitary confinement at Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center for over two years, charged with providing material support to Al Qaeda after a houseguest of his delivered socks and rain ponchos to Pakistan in 2004. Until Theaters Against War (THAW) started holding weekly vigils with pirate radio broadcasts from outside the jail. We hear about the growing support for Fahad from his brother Faisal Hashmi plus organizers Jeanne Theoharis and Brian Pickett.

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First Annual Asian American Literary Festival Heats Up

This weekend the Asian American Writers' Workshop brings the first annual Pageturner festival to Brooklyn, including the winners of the 12th Annual AAWW Literary Awards. We'll preview some highlights of the event as we speak with AAWW executive director Ken Chen, this year's poetry award winner Sesshu Foster, and featured festival artists Porochista Khakpour and Jen Kwok.

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