Tag Archives: class

Undoing Borders: Queer Discussions on Im/migration and Criminalization

26 Sep

Essex, Li and Molly joined Earful of Queer live in studio to talk about their tour and their zine. The interview was followed by a short set by DJ BootyKlap.

Undoing Borders is a collective writing project that comes out of the Migrant Justice Work Group of San Francisco Pride at Work/HAVOQ (The Horizontal Alliance of Very Organized Queers). We first started organizing together in 2007 when a group of us formed a contingent to the US/Mexico No Borders Camp in Calexico/Mexicali. That summer, at an event to raise money for our trip south, we were asked for the first time a question we would hear again and again for years: What does being queer have to do with borders?
This document was born out of action and conversation, and our hope is that it will continue to live there. We’ve been sharing it with all of the incredible people we organize with here in the Bay Area, but we’d also like a chance to get feedback from people working in the many different locations and contexts across our border regions and the interior. Nothing beats a face-to-face conversation, so we’re taking this manifesto on the road!
This was done one month into their tour when they stopped in Guelph, Ontario.

http://www.radio4all.net/files/earfulofqueer@gmail.com/4247-1-Undoing_Borders_Live_.mp3%20
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Ed Mead and Men Against Sexism

11 Apr

The Story of a Revolutionary Queer Prison Group

Ed Mead & Danny Atteberry on the Tier of Walla Walla's  Isolation Unit in the 70's

Ed Mead & Danny Atteberry on the Tier of Walla Walla's Isolation Unit in the 70's

**TRIGGER WARNING: discusses topics and stories around rape and sex slavery within prisons.**

Ed Mead is a revolutionary, Queer, Godless Commie and Ex-Political Prisoner who went to jail for his part in a group called the George Jackson Brigade, which carried out a number of bombings, prisoner liberation’s and bank expropriations to further anti-capitalist struggle in the Pacific Northwest.

Earful of Queer talked with Ed about the history of his incarceration and his work with the revolution prison group called Men Against Sexism, which used violence and the threat of violence to stop rape within prisons in the Northwest of America in the 70’s.

We hear about the rise and fall of Men Against Sexism, failed escape attempts by Ed Mead & other revolutionaries, and the state of prison resistance then and now.

This is a beautiful collection of stories of queers engaged in class war against the state, and of small victories in that struggle.

This is a 3 part interview, you can find the links to the audio on Media Co-op below:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Ed Mead’s Current Projects:

Prison Focus Magazine
Seattle Jericho Movement

Sisters In Struggle

5 Apr

An Interview with Artist and Revolutionary Faith Nolan

Faith Nolan Photo

Photo by Anne de Haas

Faith Nolan is an Artist, Revolutionary, Queer, Women of Colour originally hailing from Nova Scotia and now living and agitating in Toronto, Ont.

In this interview we hear Faith talk about the struggles of working class women in Toronto and across Canada. She tells us about her work inside prisons, founding the land project Camp SIS (Sisters In Struggle), and her work integrating her struggles with those of Six Nations land defenders.

She is a composer and guitarist whose style varies from blues and folk, to jazz, with a taste of funk and reggae. You can find out more about Faith Nolan and listen to some of her music on her website http://www.faithnolan.org/.

This is a 2 part interview, you can find the links to the audio on Media Co-op below:

Part 1

Part 2

Life as a Young Queer in Dubai – Abbas Ah-mazing

4 Sep

Abbas is a fabulous young queer Indian boy who grew up in Toronto but spent his last year of high school and a year of college living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  In this interview he talks about dating, cruising and life in general in Dubai.  We discuss race, class and the influence of tourism on the city.

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