Dark Matter

Dark Matter: Trans Lives Matter

Conversation and poetry on gender identity, LGBT politics, assimilation, and the "transgender tipping point." Dark Matter is a transgender South Asian performance art duo comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. They have sold out theatres and art spaces around the world with their brilliant, personal, funny, and moving poetry that explores race, gender, LGBT rights, internationalism, liberation, and much more, including a fierce critique of what they see as mainstream LGBT politics. Alok Vaid-Menon also works with The Audre Lorde Project, and Janani Balasubramanian is the primary organizer at the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project is a contributing writer at Black Girl Dangerous, and is working on a science fiction novel.

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Immigrants Dream of Sanctuary: Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo

Can models of real sanctuary exist in a police state that still insists on broken windows policing? This week on the "Laura Flanders Show," Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo talk about the importance of defining and defending sanctuary cities, and give examples from The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York on its goal to push back state pressure on immigrants.

Laura Flanders Show

With the FCC repeal of net neutrality, how do movements sustain action within the context of mass surveillance -- and what can we do to protect ourselves against incoming attacks? This week, we revisit an interview from earlier this year with Thenmozhi Soundararajan, founder of digital security advocacy organization Equality Labs.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show