TOPIC: Feminist

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: Same Side Press

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11.06.14 - Same Side Press Poetry Submissions Wanted!

This is a call out for poetry submissions. Same Side Press is dedicated to publishing work written by currently and formerly incarcerated people, as well as people on the outside working towards prison abolition. We are seeking poetry submissions to publish into chapbooks and PDFs for distribution on the inside and the outside. We especially seek to create space on the page for women, queer, and trans folks facing and fighting against the prison-industrial complex. We aim to contextualize the creative work through publication alongside interviews and essays.

Please send responses to:
samesidepress@gmail.com
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Free Radical Radio Episode 41: Salinas, ICE, Elliot Rodgers, & Tech-Aided Ecocide

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05.27.14 - Rydra and Doug interview Michael from Direct Action Monterey and also Grime from Salinas, about the recent rioting and police brutality in Salinas. Doug and Rydra deride leftists and the ever present peace police. Bellamy calls in to discuss Elliot Rodgers and fracking absurdity in North Carolina. Rydra rages on labs fucking around with super viruses and slavery at ICE detention centers. Read…

Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay – April 2014 SHOW

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04.10.14 - “Prostitute,” it’s the term often used by law enforcement and the general public to label women, men and transgender people in the sex trade, but on today’s segment we use the terms “sex worker” or “person in the sex trade” since these terms consider sex as labor and part of an economy. While there are varied definitions and terms to discuss sexual transactions, there has been a heightened focus on sex trafficking in social and popular media; from rumors about human trafficking at the Super Bowl to new television programs like “Slave hunter” where bounty hunters rescue and free victims of trafficking. Read…

Sex Workers to Protest Anti-Trafficking Panel, Say ‘John’ Label Is Offensive

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02.11.14 - Tomorrow, Bay Area sex workers will protest a San Francisco anti-trafficking panel discussion that critics argue is part of a misguided agenda to further criminalize adults in the sex industry. The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking, a coalition of government agencies and private organizations, is organizing the panel presentation on prostitution as part of a closing event for Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Read…

West Oakland tenants band together to stand up to slumlord

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02.01.14 - Tiffany Tate and her boyfriend, James Jones, have lived at the Booker Emery Apartments near West Oakland BART for more than three years. At a hearing before the Oakland Rent Adjustment Board on January 27, Tate complained of black mold in her apartment that made her so sick she missed work and lost wages. “[Mold] got so bad it’s making a hole in my ceiling,” she said. When she complained to the landlord, Ramdas Darke, he sent a handyman to paint over it rather than fixing the underlying problem. Read…

Oakland Raiders Sued by Raiderettes Cheerleaders

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01.23.14 - The Raiders' rough season continues. Wednesday, they were sued by their cheerleading squad.

The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of current and former Raiderettes, claims that the NFL team engaged in wage theft and other unfair employment practices. Specifically, the suit charges that the team withholds all pay from the Raiderettes until after the season is completed, does not pay for all hours worked and forces the cheerleaders to pay many of their own business expenses. Read…