articles tagged "Esty Dinur"

Getting Past Capitalism

Friday, 4 January 2013 | A Public Affair
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On Friday January fourth, host Esty Dinur spoke with author Cynthia Kaufman about her book, “Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope.” Kaufman is the director of the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement at De Anza College as well as a teacher of Philosophy. She has written the book, “Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change” (South End Press 2003). She is a lifelong activist, having been involved with Central America Solidarity work, union organizing, work against police abuse, housing rights, and most recently work to prevent destruction of the climate. “Getting Past Capitalism begins with a critique of the impacts of capitalism on human society and the environment. It looks in new ways at what capitalism is and at how it is reproduced. That investigation opens the door to fresh ways of looking at how to challenge it. Getting Past Capitalism looks at some fundamental questions about how capitalism comes to look like a system that is unbeatable, and how people come to have desires that work to reinforce capitalism. The book uses this analysis to develop ideas about how to challenge capitalism. It argues that rather than looking for the fulcrum point in a system that will make it able to be overthrown, we should try to understand what kinds of practices open more spaces for stopping the reproduction of capitalist processes, and what kinds of structures need to be developed to make capitalism a less important part of our world. The book includes a critique of capitalism and presentation of alternatives to capitalism, many of which already exist. It explores strategies for developing and strengthening those alternatives.” – Lexington Books, 2012             Read more about the book: http://faculty.deanza.edu/kaufmancynthia/stories/storyReader$112     Read more about Cynthia Kaufman: http://faculty.deanza.edu/kaufmancynthia/     Listen to the entire interview: more »

Solstice and Spirituality

Friday, 21 December 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday December 21st, Esty Dinur spoke with JoJoPah Maria Nsoroma, a human services professional and healer, about solstice and spirituality. Nsoroma has said about herself, “I am an accomplished human and organizational development specialist. I am also a shamanic healer and teacher of spirituality and higher consciousness learning. As a consultant, I focus my gifts and talents on the evolution of human consciousness, in particularly among human service professionals. I’m also dedicated to the evolution of interpersonal landscapes within families, communities, and organizations. For about 20 years I was fortunate to work extensively with economically and socially challenged children, youth, families, communities, and organizations, through a wide variety of job situations. I have worked on the frontlines of grass roots efforts as well as administered national program interventions. During the past 15 years, I have been blessed to be able to fully embrace my spiritual calling and to learn how to integrate my spiritual beliefs and practices into all facets of my life and my work. My purpose in life is to continuously learn how to keep myself full of faith and wholeness, and to share that wisdom with others.” Follow Nsoroma’s blog: http://nsoromahome.blogspot.com/ Listen to the entire interview: more »

Domo Geshe Rinpoche on Buddhist Philosophy

Friday, 14 December 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday December 14th, host Esty Dinur interviewed Domo Geshe Rinpoche about Buddhist Philosophy. She is a Tibetan Buddhism teacher and founder and spiritual guider at White Conch Dharma Center. According to the White Conch Dharma Center website, “Domo Geshe Rinpoche is a reincarnate Lama of the Geluk tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The Domo Geshe Rinpoche lineage includes Je Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and the great Geshe Jampa Chombe. As a reincarnate, Rinpoche has accomplished extensive training and retreats in the traditional manner. Rinpoche’s current incarnation has been teaching in the United States for a number of years, held numerous retreats and given other spiritual training from the Geluk and tantric lineage.” Read more about Domo Geshe Rinpoche: http://www.white-conch.org/Domo-Geshe-Rinpoche.html Listen to the entire interview: more »

Split Show: Right to Work Legislation in Michigan and Bradley Manning Hearing

Friday, 7 December 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday December 7th, host Esty Dinur started the show with guest Louise Somalski, Lobbyist for American Federation of Teachers in Michigan (AFT Michigan). She is in Lansing and gave listeners an update on the Right to Work legislation passed in the Michigan State Capitol on Thursday December 6th. This legislation would make it unlawful to require union membership as a condition of employment and was passed in the State House and Senate in one day. Somalski described exactly what happened in the Capitol yesterday as huge groups of protestors were locked out. Esty also spoke with John Hoadley, Campaign Manager for Working Michigan a labor/community coalition group, about community mobilization against the legislation.   Read more about American Federation of Teachers in Michigan (AFT Michigan): http://aftmichigan.org/aboutus/index.html During the second half of the program, Esty spoke with Kevin Gosztola, a journalist covering the Bradley Manning pre-trial hearing. Gosztola is the co-author of “Truth & Consequences: The U.S. vs. Bradley Manning,” and blogs at dissenter.firedoglake.com. Bradley Manning has been in pretrial confinement for over 900 days. He is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified and confidential military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. Today was day nine of his pre-trial hearing, with the actual trial set for March 2013. This was the first time Manning has spoken publicly since his arrest in 2010. Manning’s defense is arguing he was ‘unlawfully punished’ while imprisoned at the Quantico Marine Brig for nine months. They hope to have the charges dismissed or be awarded credit for time served and are putting key commanding officers on the witness stand to show how the Brig was more concerned with media attention and scrutiny from senior officials in the Pentagon and Washington than they were with Manning’s health.           Listen to the entire program: more »

The Suffering Grasses and the Crisis in Syria

Friday, 30 November 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday November 30th, host Esty Dinur interviewed Iara Lee about her documentary film “THE SUFFERING GRASSES: when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” Iara Lee is a Korean Brazilian film producer, director and activist who works mainly in the Middle East. Esty also spoke with Middle East expert Professor Jennifer Loewenstein who added to the discussion of the film and the crisis in Syria. “The ongoing conflict in Syria has become a microcosm for the complicated politics of the region, and an unsavory reflection of the world at large. Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, NATO’s toppling of Moammar Qaddafi in Libya, and the complicated politics of the region, this film seeks to explore the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused, and displaced to the squalor of refugee camps. In all such conflicts, large and small, it is civilians—women and children, families and whole communities—who suffer at the leisure of those in power. While focusing on the plight of those caught in the crossfire of the hegemons, we seek to unravel the conflict by exploring the motivations of its actors—the Ba’athist regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Free Syrian Army and other geopolitical players like the United States, Israel, Russia, China, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, the Gulf countries… When elephants go to war, it is the grass that suffers. This is a film about the elephants, but made for the grasses.” Read Iara Lee’s piece in The Huffington Post:” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/iara-lee/the-only-true-revolution-in-syria-is-nonviolent_b_1519844.html#s=more226651 Read more about the film, “The Suffering Grasses:” http://www.culturesofresistance.org/suffering-grasses   Listen to the entire program: more »

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