Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 7:00pm


U.S. abortion clinics have been fighting to survive. Since 2010, hundreds of laws regulating abortion clinics have been passed by conservative state legislatures, particularly in the South. These restrictions, known as TRAP laws (or Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers), masquerade as regulations designed to protect women’s health, but in fact have a singular purpose: to ban abortion by saddling clinics with onerous regulations that are exceedingly difficult and costly to satisfy.

As the battle headed to the U.S. Supreme Court - which recently decided, in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, that these restrictions...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:00pm


John Kane presents a screening of "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier" (1992) by director, Suzie Baer.

An intimate exploration of the circumstances surrounding the incarceration of Native American activist Leonard Peltier, convicted of murder, with commentary from those involved, including Peltier himself.

With less than 200 days remaining in the Obama administration, time is fading for clemency for Leonard Peltier. This is in all likelihood the last chance for him. 

Come see this unique look at the injustice that has landed this man in jail longer than Mandela. 

We hope to have the director join...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 5:00pm

Join hosts Reverend Billy and Savitri D and The Stop Shopping Choir with the Fiery Eagles of Justice Band for a Pre-Exorcism gathering and live broadcast of The Earth Wants You to exorcise the evil ill spraying of Monsanto’s Roundup in Prospect Park and parks around the boroughs.

Special guest Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America.

Doors 4pm, Live Broadcast 5pm, followed by a Q&A and Happy Hour

http://www.wbai.org/upcomingprogram.php?upcomingid=1849

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:30pm

 

Revisiting Foucault and the Iranian Revolution in the Era of ISIS and Islamophobia

We will discuss in light of today our 2005 book on Foucault and the Iranian Revolution of 1978-79.  His fervent opposition to the Shah and US imperialism and his astute assessment of Iran as a new type of revolution, neither liberal nor leftist, were marred by a surprisingly uncritical stance toward the upsurge of radical Islamism and an untoward silence on the issues of gender and sexuality. We also discuss Marxist and feminist critiques of Foucault at the time, and their implications for today.

Janet Afary and...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 7:30pm

This ongoing study group considers how Marxists and other critical thinkers address the nexus of capitalism, science, threats to human existence on planet Earth, and the fight for climate justice and ecosocialism. For the Fall 2016 session we will take up works by Andreas Malm (Fossil Capital), Jason Moore et al. (Anthropocene or Capitalocene?), and Ian Angus (Facing the Anthropocene).

Steve Knight is involved in eco-advocacy as a member of 350NYC, a GreenFaith Fellow working with faith communities, and a certified energy efficiency auditor for multifamily buildings. He has been...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

We live in the twilight of neoliberalism: the ruling classes can no longer rule as before, and ordinary people are no longer willing to be ruled in the old way. Pursued by global elites since the 1970s, neoliberalism is defined by dispossession and ever-increasing inequality. The refusal to continue to be ruled like this — "ya basta!" — appears in an arc of resistance stretching from rural India to the cities of the global North.

We Make Our Own History — a book co-written by Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen — investigates this scenario through an exploration of how social movements are...