After the March: Where do we go from here? Guests: Terry O’Neill, Loretta Ross, Jenny Brown, Farah Diaz-Tello; Roe v Wade Anniversary

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Seasoned Activists will discuss continuing to organize to maintain–and expand–rights under a Trump administration and a right wing Congress, with a focus on women’s rights. Guests: Terry O’Neill, Loretta Ross, Jenny Brown, Farah Diaz-Tello

Today, January 22, 2017 is the 44th Anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court Decision Roe v Wade, that legalized abortion in the U.S. We’ll look at the state of that hard-earned constitutional right in the U.S. today and also at the roots of the movement for legalized abortion and what we can learn from it today.

The program will feature recorded pieces relevant to the Roe Anniversary: including actual sound of the 1969 Redstockings Abortion Speakout, where women publicly admitted they’d had abortions, when it was still illegal.

News stories will include: New Republican Congress tries to outlaw abortion through a “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” and goes after defunding Violence Against Women Shelters as well as Planned Parenthood.

 

Sun, Jan 15, 6-7 PM: What women lose if ACA is repealed; “Pizzagate,” Clinton, misogyny & fake news

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The dismantling of the ACA (“Obamacare”) begun Friday by the Reprublican Congress, will, if carried to its conclusion, result in 20 million people losing health insurance. It will also undo critical gains for women that were built in to ACA, including:

Guaranteed prenatal and maternity care; laws against women being charged more than men for insurance; contraception availability without a co-pay (ie, free of charge); screening for domestic violence; HIV/STD screening; “well woman” preventative health screenings; the rule prohibiting people being turned down for insurance because of “pre-existing conditions”, which, if overturned, will impact pregnant women, women who have had caesarians, have been victims of domestic violence or had cancer (as well as any other pre-existing conditions).

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Our guest will be Christine Grimaldi, author of the January 11 Rewire story: “Senate Republicans Vote to Kill Popular Obamacare Benefits in “Vote-a-Rama”She is a reporter and writer based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Rewire, she covered Congress for Bloomberg BNA. Her journalism and essays have appeared in Slate, Washingtonian.com, The Morning News, and elsewhere.

 

Part two of our program will examine the fake scandal known as “pizzagate” from a number of feminist angles, including: the misogyny of right wing conspiracy theory and its expression in the “alt. rt.” campaign against Hillary Clinton; “dark internet” (alt rt) accusations of “Satanism” and “witchcraft” routinely directed against powerful women and people of color (Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, Oprah, Michael Jackson); an examination of the actual elements of the “pizzagate” accusations, including the use of the work of artist Marina Abramovic to brand her a “Satanist” and “witch” as part its “proof”; how this and other fake news stories spread on the internet (a chronology of pizzagate), and more.

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Our guest will be Fruszina Erdough, author of the article: “With Pizzagate, is Cybersteria the New Normal?” which appeared in Forbes Magazine. She is a reporter covering digital news, technology and culture, has written for outlets such as Vice, the Christian Science Monitor, the Guardian, Variety, Slate, Forbes Magazine and the Daily Dot, among others.

We’ll also have an update actions planned around the inauguration on January 21.

Sunday, Jan 8, 6-7 PM: Reports on 3 major anti-Trump inauguration actions for women & allies–plus live music

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PLUG INTO THE RESISTANCE! 3 MAJOR ACTIONS +LIVE MUSIC

Joy of Resistance will be interviewing the organizers of three upcoming major women’s resistance actions against the incoming Trump Administration and providing you with the information you’ll need to know more about and plug into these and other events.

We’ll also feature, live-in-studio, original resistance music by Judy Gorman to get us into the resistance mood!

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The major actions we’ll be covering in depth, are:

1) THE JANUARY 21 WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON

Our new Associate Producer Farah Diaz-Tello will host a special segment with organizers of the January 21 Women’s March on Washington. The segment will include the evolution of the march from its somewhat troubled beginning until now; comparisons with the 2004 March for Women’s Lives and recorded listener messages in which people talk about why they will be marching.

We’ve set up a hotline number for you to call and record your message. The number is: (347) 829-4226. We’ll play some of your messages on the show on Sunday!

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2) THE JANUARY 20/21 WOMEN’S STRIKE DURING INAUGURATION WEEKEND

We’ll have guests from National Women’s Liberation, the group organizing the Women’s Strike. They’ll discuss the reasons they called the strike, what the demands are, and why they think women should strike–against both paid and upaid labor–during January 20 and 21 over the weekend of the inauguration.

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3) THE “REFUSE FASCISM” CAMPAIGN TO STOP TRUMP-PENCE

We’ll have Sunsara Taylor of refusefascism.org in the studio to talk about the month of resistance to STOP Trump and Pence BEFORE they can take power; the full page ads they have published in newspapers around the country (including the New York Times), upcoming actions of the campaign, the response so far and how you can be part of and support this campaign.

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Throughout the show we’ll be giving you information on how you can plug into these–as well as other– events.

That’s Sunday, January 8, 6-7 PM. Joy of Resistance–“Women’s Resistance Central.”

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Sunday, January 1, 2017, 6-7 PM: And encore presentation of “The Feminist Music Extravaganza!”

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New Year’s Feminist Music Extravaganza–A Tour of Feminist History Through Music

Every movement worth its salt has produced music that expresses its consciousness and aspirations. The modern feminist movement is no exception.

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Joy of Resistance proudly presents a tour of the second wave of feminism through a sampling of the music it engendered. The eclectic mix presented includes pop, folk, punk, calypso, rhythm and blues–as well as groups and artists who defy easy classification, such as Sweet Honey in the Rock, The New Haven Women’s Liberation Rock Band, Nina Simone and Jolie Rickman. It’s a toe-tapping tour, by turns serious and humorous. First presented on New Year’s Day, 2009, the program is co-hosted by Fran Luck and Maretta Short, who will act as musical tour guides. Hosted by Fran Luck and Maretta Short.

PLAYLIST

Rutha Harris and the SNCC Freedom Singers “We Shall Not Be Moved”–music from the Civil Rights Movement, which inspired the beginnings of the Women’s Liberation Movement

Early 60’s “proto-feminist” hits: Leslie Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” (1963); Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” (1967);

Early Radical Feminist music: The New Haven Women’s Liberation Rock Band’s “Abortion Song” (1972), written when abortion was still illegal in the U.S

Sandy Rapp‘s raging folk ballad “Remember Rose” (c 1989), about Rosie Jimenez, the first woman to die of an illegal abortion after the Hyde Amendment cut off Medicaid Funding for abortions

Dore Previn’s hilarious sendup of patriarchal religion: “Did Jesus Have a Baby Sister?” (1974);

Jolie Rickman‘s rock’n’roll parody on looks-ism: “Suffer to be Beautiful” (2000)

Rebel Voices’ “Daycare” (2003): Clever new lyrics to the Calypso tune Day-O–from a working mother’s perspective

Queen Latifah‘s classic rap song “U.N.I.T.Y.” (1993) takes on street harassment and violence against women

“FYR” (Fifty Years of Ridicule) (2003) by Le Tigre; blistering grrrrllllpunk spits out the truth about the state of women

Nina Simone: Kurt Weill’s “Pirate Jenny” (1964); terrifying revenge fantasy of the downtrodden woman

“Sound-Bite from Beijing” (The Women are Rising) (1998); Sweet Honey in the Rock’s visionary paean to rising of women, inspired by the 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference

Sunday, Dec 4, 6-7 PM: “Identity Politics”, Feminism & the Election–guest: Susan Cox; excerpts from National Women’s Liberation post-election speak-out

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The above is a quote form an article by our guest, Susan Cox, from and article in feministcurrent.com, entitled: Women’s Issues Aren’t Just “Identity Politics.”

She will be our guest on Joy of Resistance this Sunday, in a far ranging discussion that will encompass the history and meanings of the term “identity politics”; how it has been used to belittle and trivialize women’s issues, including related historical incarnations such as the Communist movement’s labeling of feminism “bourgeois”–to the current left’s use of the tem “identity politics”–and why the structural nature of womnen’s oppression is much deeper than “identity.”

We will also be playing excerpts from the huge women’s meeting that took place in response to the election, on November 15 in answer to the call from National Women’s Liberation: “Women, let’s meet to organize the Resistance.”

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Our show will also include feminist news and music

“What’s on your feminist mind?”–new monthly segment on last Sundays: groups of women rap on issues of their lives; What’s up with the “Women’s March on Washington”?

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“What’s on Your Feminist Mind?” is the name of a new monthly Joy of Resistance segment that we are presenting on the last Sunday of each month.

For this segment we invite a group of women to be live in the studio (and on the phone) and take turns describing to the group (and listeners) the burning issues confronting them as women in our society. After all have spoken, we try to draw conclusions from what has been said. We may then open up the discussion to listener call-ins.

The women who will be speaking this week are of different ages and ethnic groups. We met some of them on the night of November 15, at the spontaneous speakout that took place in a local park after hundreds were turned away from the National Women’s Liberation meeting called to “organize the resistance”–so we think much of the talk will center on responses to the presidential election–though there could be other issues also.

From Consciousness Raising (CR) to the Internet, the core of the feminist movement has always been women simply talking to each other and sharing experiences–then taking action based on what they learned in these conversations. Much is now known about what issues need to be addressed for women to be equal in society, but going back to CR grounds us and keeps us checking on ourselves and deepening our insight.

In our Feminist News Segment, we’ll have a report on plans for the “Women’s March on Washington” with Farah Diaz-Tello.  There is much controversy around this march, whose name has been changed and likely will be again, as the women who hastily announced it right after the election, did not do so with full input from communities of color and chose names that had already had been used by past Civil Rights Movement marches. A group of Women of Color are now attempting to make sure that the march is both safe, successful and that that early mistakes are being corrected and the march is still on! Farah Diaz-Tello has been in touch with the core organizers and has been an an informal advisor to them.

Some other links to articles on the “Women’s March on Washington”:

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Sun, Nov 20, 6-7PM: Gloria Allred, lawyer for Trump accuser who won’t bow to threats; Marc Fliedner on prosecuting gropers; Jodeen Olguin-Tayler on letter by 100 Woman-of-Color Leaders.

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Donald Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women–but said it was “just talk”. Then, 12 women came forth and said he’d done it to them–sparking a national conversation about men who grope–with over a million tweets by women who said it had happened to them also. It suddenly seemed hard to find a woman who didn’t have her own story about being groped by a stranger.

The mainstream media has moved on, but Joy of Resistance is staying on the case and continuing to make visible the usually invisible and normalized groping of women by men.

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This Sunday, Nov. 20, 6-7 pm, we will interview noted attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Summer Zervos, one of the “Trump 12”, who, despite threats and harassment, says she will not be intimidated into silence. Allred and Zervos held a press conference on November 11 and announced that Zervos will not be intimidated by Trump’s threats to sue her and other women who have spoken out about his assaultive behavior toward them.

We’ll also speak with former ADA Marc Fliedner, who has prosecuted sex crimes and wrote a story in the Daily News entitled “How to prosecute Donald Trump or another alleged groper: A former sex-crimes prosecutor points the way” on the legal options available for women who experience this form of sexual assault.

Our last guest: Jodeen Olguin-Tayler, an organizer of the #GOPhandsoffme demonstrations last month, will speak about the just-released “Letter to the Nation by 100 Woman of Color Leaders” in which, post election, the signers pledge to “open a new chapter in our country’s long, difficult journey towards the promise of liberty and justice for all.”

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In our feminist news segment, we’ll talk about a meeting on November 15 called to “organize the resistance” by National Women’s Liberation–to which 700  women showed up and overflowed a hall booked for 200–as well as other feminist news stories.