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TRGGR hosts Chris Tinson and Sujani Reddy speak with Robin D.G. Kelley (Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA) and J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University), members of the recent delegation of five distinguished scholars from the United States who went on a fact finding mission to Palestine organized by the United States Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. In addition to professors Kelley and Kauanui, the delegation included Neferti Tadiar, Bill Mullen, and Nikhil Pal Singh. You can read their full statement here. How does this boycott compare with other movements throughout history? What’s at stake for those who express public support for the boycott? How is this effort connected with broader struggles for social justice such as indigenous rights, black radical politics, and the occupy movement? These and other questions are discussed throughout the hour-long conversation. Be sure to also check out the track “Al Kufiyyeh” by Shadia Mansour featuring M-1 at the end of the interview. Enjoy!


Peace. If you missed last Friday’s show featuring M-1 of Dead Prez and Dr. Jared A. Ball of Morgan State University and the recent author of I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto, you are in for a treat. Listen in as Chris, REC, and Rosa build with M-1 about his recent trip to Gaza with the Existence is Resistance Tour, and with Dr. Ball on his theory of mixtape revolutionary media production. We start off the show in discussion with doctoral student Emahunn Campbell on local and national efforts to save Troy Davis from execution in Georgia. Currently, 34 states still practice the death penalty. According to Amnesty International, “Since 1973, over 130 people have been released from death rows throughout the country due to evidence of their wrongful convictions. In 2003 alone, 10 wrongfully convicted defendants were released from death row.” Troy Davis’ case is but another reason to fight for the abolition of this antiquated form of punishment and the need to continue the call for the abolition of the prison industrial complex.

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