The Next Philippine President?
Gilberto Teodoro, Jr. is the secretary of defense of the Philippines--and widely considered a leading contender in next year's presidential race. APF's Dorian Merina covered his recent visit to New York.
Dorian Merina is a member of the APF Collective. See his bio in "About APF".
Domestic Worker Bill of Rights: Close to Passage?
For more than five years, New York’s domestic workers—nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers--have been organizing, rallying, and lobbying to pass a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Now, that bill--the first of its kind in the nation--is close to being passed in the legislature and signed into law by the Governor. We’re joined by Aijen Poo, director of Domestic Workers United.
Pineapple Culture: A New Book
Historian Gary Okihiro traces the transit of the pineapple—from tropical America to European tables and back to America—to tell the story of empire. Along the way, he locates Hawaii at the center of a world system of commerce and discovers a political history to the tropical and temperate zones. Okihiro joins us to talk about his new book.
Gary Y. Okihiro is Professor of International and Public Affairs and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. Among his books are Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States (UC Press) and Common Ground: Reimagining American History.
Live True Life or Die Trying: A New Show by Artist Naeem Mohaiemen
One day in Dhaka, Naeem Mohaiemen attends two marches—one of familiar leftists, the other of young islamists. Mohaiemen’s photo, text, and video installation at CUE Art Foundation
plumbs the role of the
documentarian who is also a propagandist. The writer and artist joins us to talk about the show.
Naeem Mohaiemen is a writer and artist working in Dhaka and New York City. He uses text, photo, video and archives to explore histories of the international left, utopia/dystopia slippage, post-partition South Asia, and globally interlinked security panic. Projects include My Mobile Weighs A Ton (militarization); Otondro Prohori, Guarding Who (surveillance); Penn Station Kills Me (monuments); Kazi in Nomansland (amnesia); and Red Ant Motherchod Meet Starfish Nation (military coup).
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