Shows: July 27, 2010

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NYC Solidarity with Immigrants in Arizona

On July 29th, the State of Arizona is expected to implement the controversial immigration law, SB 1070. To stand in solidarity with those fighting the law, groups in New York have organized a march across the Brooklyn Bridge and protest on Thursday, July 29th. We speak with the event organizers, MONAMI MAULIK of Desis Rising Up and Moving and MICHELLE FEI of Immigrant Defense Project, about the solidarity action and how laws like SB 1070 are relevant to immigrant communities here in New York City.

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Experimental Prison Units for Muslims and Environmental Activists

The Federal Bureau of Prisons operates two “Communications Management Units” - experimental prison units in Illinois and Indiana designed to isolate prisoners from the general population. Two-thirds of the prisoners housed there are Muslims who have been banned without explanation from interacting with other prisoners and regular phone calls and visitation. Environmental rights activists are housed there too. RACHEL MEEROPOL, Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, joins us to talk about the recent federal lawsuit she filed against the Federal Bureau of Prisons challenging the CMUs, and the government's recent attempt to have the suit dismissed. More info on the lawsuit available here

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MI21: Mother India - the 21st Century Remix

MI21 reimagines and reworks Mother India, the epic Bollywood film that captures the post-colonial Indian psyche, into a performance piece - 60 minutes of visual images accompanied live by a DJ and musicians. We'll talk about the relevance of the film for contemporary audiences and the creative process behind adapting such an iconic film with JOYOJEET PAL and INDY HUNJAN of Kala Phool in advance of the U.S. premiere of MI21 at Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Thursday, July 29th.

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