Manufacturing Dissent Since 1996
New interviews throughout the week
Episode 1061


Jun 23 2019

Share Tweet Send


Katherine Franke

Owed this land: On reparations for Black Americans under White supremacy.

Law scholar Katherine Franke examines the radical potential of reparations for Black Americans - as a social transformation to address the fundamental sin of slavery and the enduring structures of White supremacy in America, and a set of policies to redress the material injustices barring Black people from reaching freedom a century and a half after emancipation.

Katherine is author of Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition from Haymarket Books.



Akemi Johnson

Okinawan women, sexual violence and the shadows of US military occupation.

Writer Akemi Johnson explores the lives of Okinawan women living on an island swallowed by a complex of US military bases, and the complicted economic, cultural and social relations in a space shaped by Japanese colonialism, US imperialism and daily life (and resistance) from the people in between.

Akemi is author of Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa from The New Press.



Zillah Eisenstein

The only way forward is abolitionist, socialist and feminist.

Writer Zillah Eisenstein explains why the mounting crises we face - of capitalism, of racism, of misogyny - cannot be reformed individually, but must be understood and fought with a revolutionary rethinking of our values, the power structures around us, and the world we want to win, together.

Zillah is author of Abolitionist Socialist Feminism: Radicalizing the Next Revolution from Monthly Review Press.



Aviva Stahl

Force-feeding, isolation and the torture of imprisonment.

Journalist Aviva Stahl reports on the case of Mohammad Salameh, a supermax prisoner subjected to longterm isolation and repeated force-feeding in retaliation for hunger strikes over his conditions, and the deep injustice towards incarcerated people in America, somehow both secret and public at the same time.

Aviva wrote the report Force-Feeding Is Cruel, Painful, and Degrading—and American Prisons Won’t Stop for The Nation.



Jeff Dorchen

Thinking about the human limits of artificial intelligence.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen thinks about artificial intelligence, and how stupid it is, and how stupid we are that we don't realize how stupid it is, and why we need to know when enough is enough, and what happens when we choose not to.

Read the transcript here