Today’s guest is pubic intellectual, radical scholar and anti-racist social justice activist, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, to discuss the broader context for increasing levels of police violence aimed primarily at communities of color – the ongoing militarization of policing, the “velvet glove and iron fist” strategies developed abroad and adapted for domestic use in this age […]
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the “Easter Rising” of 1916. Today Allen Ruff speaks with historian Paul Buhle, who helped produce the biographical comic on the Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly. Paul Buhle is an honorary scholar in the Center for Jewish Studies at UW-Madison. Previously he was a senior lecturer at Brown […]
Today Allen Ruff talks with historian Gerald Horne on his recently released “Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary” as well as his perspectives on race and class and the contemporary political and social environment. Gerald Horne is the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. […]
Allen Ruff talks with comic artist and publisher Nicole Marie Burton, from Ad Astra Comix. She will be at Rainbow Bookstore today for “The Panel Is Political” presentation at 7 pm. Tonight Burton will be joined by Madison’s comics editor and producer, Paul Buhle, labor left political cartoonist, Mike Konopacki. From marginalized histories to modern-day […]
Patrick Barrett came on the show to discuss the current political terrain in the aftermath of the Wisconsin primary, as well as “movement building” lessons from the Sanders campaign. Patrick Barrett is the Administrative Director at the Havens Center for Social Justice. He is a commentator on US and Latin American politics, and is a contributor to Truthout.org.
Today Allen talks with Madison’s Cassandra Dixon, who just returned from two months in the southern end of the occupied West Bank where she was a volunteer with Operation Dove, an Italian humanitarian organization that “provides protective presence and international accompaniment to residents of the South Hebron Hills.” Later he talks with Samir Hill from […]