Shows: January 14, 2013

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Who's Building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi?

A coalition of international artists is boycotting the Guggenheim Museum's newest branch on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, protesting the treatment of migrant laborers. The last decade has seen an explosion in the art trade in the Middle East., and Saadiyat is becoming home to a branch of the Louvre and NYU. Naeem Mohaiemen of the GulfLabor Working Group, is joined by Samer Muscati of Human Rights Watch to discuss the boycott, cultural institutions in the Middle East, and the goal of introducing international labor and human rights standards for these projects.


Responding to NYC's Growing Anti-Muslim Climate

The death of a South Asian man who was pushed off a subway platform on December 27 is renewing concerns about growing anit-Muslim sentiment in New York City, including the role of media and the government. Last Tuesday in Queens, a coalition of advocacy groups joined with local political leaders for a rally protesting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York Police Department's actions and inactions. Fahd Ahmed of Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM) and Muneer Awad of the New York chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations join us.


What Delhi's Anti-Rape Protests Mean for India's Future

Protests continue in Delhi and across India in response to the horrific gang rape and the government's reaction. We bring you a report back from the heart of the protest, from Malika Dutt, founder and president of the international women's and human rights organization Breakthrough. Amrita Basu, Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College, joins us to discuss the growing anti-rape movement in India.


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