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Radio Interview with Karma Chávez on Wisconsin Public Radio, WORT

I recently did an interview with my friend, collaborator, and fellow Against Equality collective member Dr.Karma Chávez on Wisconsin Public Radio, WORT (89.9 fm), out of Madison.  We talked about my piece, "Undocumented vs. Illegal: A Distinction without a Difference," and related matters. 

Undocumented vs. Illegal: A Distinction without a Difference

In representing only the good immigrants, undocumented activists are literally and metaphorically the dream activists of neoliberalismemphasising individualised narratives about freedom over systemic critique.

Election 2012: Eyes Wide Shut

I dread the prospect of hundreds of  panels on the same topics:  “Will we ever again have a Black President?” or “Are we now PRE-racial?”, as if the problem were with the racial identity of a neoliberal President and not with his neoliberalism.

To those of you who insist that you will be the ones to hold Obama's feet to the fire: you are as deluded as those who marry alcoholics vowing to change them, and I have no interest in coddling your delusion.  When he winsand I suspect he will, even if by a very slim marginthe only feet I plan on holding to the fire are yours.

 

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An Interview with me and Ralowe T. Ampu for Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

I've written a piece titled, "Queer Immigrants, the Shackles of Love, and the Invisibility of the Prison Industrial Complex," for the forthcoming anthology, Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, due out from AK Press in August 2011.   Eric Stanley is interviewing some of the contributors for a series on the press website, and the first one features Ralowe T. Ampu and yours truly. 

On Immigration, Gender JUST and Rigo Padilla, on the Anna DeShawn show, "Real Talk" [December 11, 2009]

I was on the Anna DeShawn show, talking about immigration and immigration reform.  You can listen to it here:

http://www.annarainey.com/

What’s Left of Queer?: Immigration, Sexuality, and Affect in a Neoliberal World

 

May 12, 2010

We need to refuse the narratives of abjection that are routinely forced upon us. They only render us immobile creatures, begging for help. We are all neoliberals now. We’re all selling our bodies, our lives, our stories to the media and to provide comfort to ourselves. Those stories have to be challenged and reworked or we lose sight of the larger story of economic exploitation, at our peril.

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