Shows: February 6, 2012

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Fundraiser Special - "Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America"

Join us for a special two-hour show featuring the editors and contributors of Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America (Verso Press, 2011). Timely and engaging, Occupy! offers firsthand accounts of the early days of Occupy Wall Street in New York and sites around the country. As the movement took shape, participants debated goals, structure, and tactics and planned actions that would change the national conversation about injustice and inequality. We'll speak with a cross-section of contributors to Occupy!, whose essays analyze the role of organized labor in the movement, describe what it's like to attend a General Assembly, and argue for the necessity of a racial analysis within OWS.

In-studio interviews with:

-Astra Taylor, director of the documentary films Zizek! and Examined Life
-Sarah Resnick, senior editor at Triple Canopy
-Manissa Maharawal, writer, activist, and graduate student at the CUNY Graduate Center
-Audrea Lim, associate editor at Verso Books and member of the APF collective

You can receive your own copy of Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America by calling us on Monday night and pledging your support for Asia Pacific Forum and WBAI.

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Scenes from Occupied Atlanta

How is the legacy of slavery carried forward to the present in the U.S. south? How is the increase in new immigrants changing the discourse on race in Atlanta? And how is Occupy Atlanta learning to do right by race? Kung Li, former executive director of the Southern Center for Human Rights and a contributing writer for Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America explains.

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"Labor, Again"

As the Occupy movement fights to achieve economic justice for the working people of America, it has been striving to organize and stand alongside institutions like trade unions--which are not always as radical or confrontational as the Occupy movement might like. How can Occupy work with the labor movement in a way that shows true solidarity? We discuss this question with Nikil Saval, a co-editor of Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America, and researcher for UNITE HERE!

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Progressive Media after Occupy

Since Occupy Wall Street began, the progressive media has seen its audience grow. Citizen journalism has produced some of the most interesting reports on the movement. But as the movement evolves beyond Liberty Park, will these changes be sustained? We speak with Sarah Leonard, one of the co-editors of Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America, and an editor of Dissent magazine.

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This program is brought to you by Michelle Chen, Aniruddha Das, Hyun Lee, Audrea Lim, Leyla Mei and Silky Shah of the APF collective.

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