On news that Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, we record an emergency episode about what a new FBI Director will mean, given the broad powers the FBI has inherited. We discuss how we can push back against FBI abuses by encouraging our local elected officials to follow the lead of San Francisco, who left the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force following concern over the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban and concerns that participation in the task force might violate local laws protecting immigrants and religious minorities.
If you want to support the show, you can do so on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. You’ll get access to bonus content each month and help us keep the show going! We discuss Betsy DeVos’s latest move in her war on students: undoing protections for student loan borrowers put in place by […]
If you want to support the show, you can do so on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. You’ll get access to bonus content each month and help us keep the show going! We debrief on the House of Representatives vote to let Internet Service Providers (ISPs) sell our personal data. We talk about two troubling […]
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On ep 20 of Humorless Queers, we discuss the warrantless wiretapping of American citizens, & talk with ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio about ongoing legal battles to protect the rights of Gavin Grimm and trans students across the country.
On the eve of the first round of confirmation hearings on Trump’s crony cabinet, we’re going to talk about how few of the members of this billionaire cabinet have submitted their required financial disclosure forms. I thought billionaires were proud of their riches! What are they hiding? We’re also going to take a close look at Mike Pompeo, Trump’s nomination to lead the CIA. Finally, we’re also going to talk about how confused we are by some of Trump’s choices for the cabinet, and there inherent contradictions.
We dig further into Trump’s crony cabinet, discussing two bills up at the start of 2017 to gut our health and safety rules, and talk to Chase Strangio about HB2, Gavin Grimm, Chelsea Manning, and the death of Carrie Fisher.
Humorless Queers speaks to Mariame Kaba (@prisonculture), organizer, educator and curator. We discuss the #FreeBresha campaign, the fight for reparations in Chicago, the #Medicare4all campaign, art in social movements, and “social movements as a form of collective art making.”
#FreeBresha, Reparations in Chicago, and Social Movements as Collective Art Making: Mariame Kaba Interview (E17)[ 1:01:21 ]Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (3179)
Humorless Queers tackle the horror show that is Trump’s choices for the cabinet, including Jeff Sessions for the Department of Justice, Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, and Betsy Devos for the Department of Education. We also discuss the Boston police department’s plan to spend $1.4m on social media spying software. And finally, we’ll have an interview with the […]