Joshua Frank, managing editor of CounterPunch, and co-editor along with Jeffrey St. Clair, of Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion.
"Those who feel that like lemmings they are being led over a cliff would be well-advised not to read this book. They may discover that they are right."-Noam Chomsky
A representative of RAHA, Iranian Feminist Collective, speaking about an "Open Letter to the Anti-war Movement," that they are a signatory to. In the situation where the US and Israel are threatening war against Iran, and the US has imposed sanctions, this letter speaks to those who are concerned with finding a way to both stand up against what the US and Israel are doing, and stand with the Iranian people and their struggle against the oppression brought down on them by this regime.
As part of the growing collection, "Stories from the War Zone," at End Pornography and Patriarchy: the Enslavement & Degradation of Women, Abigail Lynn wrote a powerful and enraging story about how, at fifteen years old, she was raped, and then went through decades of shame and guilt.
We'll hear a reading of her story, "42 Years Later: I Still Don't Call It Rape and the Weight of It Gets Heavier All the Time." And we'll have a conversation with Andrea Strong of End Pornography and Patriarchy about the article she wrote in response, "Rape is NEVER the Victim's Fault."