Shows: September 19, 2011

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South Asian Women's Literary Festival

Join APF for a conversation with two authors who will be participating in a literary festival this weekend organized by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective at Revolution Books, here in New York. This year’s festival is titled, “Open Fire: Rights, Radicalism, and Revolution.” We'll speak with authors Thrity Umrigar and Tahmima Anam about their new novels The Weight of Heaven andThe Good Muslim.

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Six months after Japan earthquake

It has been six months since Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami, which triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in Fukushima. 20,000 people are reported dead or missing. 400,000 people were displaced. What is the situation like on the ground for the people in the affected areas today? Where are they living now and how are they coping with radiation exposure? APF speaks with Emiko Hirano of Shinfujin, the New Japan Women’s Association, which, for the past 45 years, has fought for nuclear abolition and the human rights of women and children.

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Asia Floor Wage

Garment workers across Asia are demanding a living wage for an 8-hour work day. An Asian Alliance of unions and labour rights activists are fighting for an "Asia floor wage" - a minimum living wage to guarantee that workers receive at least enough to meet basic needs for themselves and their families. Annanya Bhattacharjee of the Garment and Allied Workers Union in India joins APF to talk about the conditions in sweatshops across Asia and the campaign's latest achievements.

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