Angela Davis on prison abolition and Virgie Tovar on intersectional fat activism + exploitative medical and diet industries

Tuesday, August 6th edition:

 

Democracy Now!: To mark Prisoners’ Justice Week on CHRY, we have Amy Goodman’s interview from Democracy Now! with political activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis on the prison abolition movement. In part 1, Davis speaks on the circumstances leading up to her infamous arrest in 1970 and how her experiences led her to work for the freedom of political prisoners and prison abolition. Listen to Davis recount her storied past in her own words and find out about her unlikely childhood connection to Condoleezza Rice.

[Image via socialjustice.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/index.ph…la_Davis]

Feature Interview: “Many times we will form an idea as a culture and then the science and medical business industries will affirm those ideas. It is not the other way around, you will notice across the board.”

For the latest installment of our Fatphobia series, News Now’s Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae talk to author and fat activist, Virgie Tovar. Tovar speaks on an intersectional understanding of fatphobia, taking into account race, class, and gender issues, and delves into our culture’s coded messages that sustain exploitative medical and diet industries. Listen to Tovar’s views on “health” and longevity and the importance of fat solidarity in anti-oppressive movements.

[Image via virgietovar.com]

Democracy Now!: To mark Prisoners’ Justice Week on CHRY, we have Amy Goodman’s interview from Democracy Now! with political activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis on the prison abolition movement. In part 2, Davis explains the direct connection between slavery and the prison industrial complex along with what it means that the conceptualization of black freedom has historically been linked to black manhood. Listen to Davis’ thoughts on freedom, Frederick Douglass, and how we can take these ideas into the future.

[Image via www.democracynow.org]

For the complete interview visit democracynow.org.

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