[Reader-list] Tonight: Philippine President/Naeem Mohaiemen/Domestic Workers/Pineapple Culture

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Wed Sep 16 01:15:57 IST 2009

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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The Next Philippine President?

Gilberto Teodoro, Jr. is the secretary of defense of the
Philippines--and widely considered a leading contender in next year's
presidential race. APF's Dorian Merina covered his recent visit to New

Domestic Worker Bill of Rights: Close to Passage?

For more than five years, New York’s domestic workers—nannies,
housekeepers, and elderly caregivers--have been organizing, rallying,
and lobbying to pass a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Now, that
bill--the first of its kind in the nation--is close to being passed in
the legislature and signed into law by the Governor. We’re joined by
Aijen Poo, Director of Domestic Workers United.

Live True Life or Die Trying: A New Show by Artist Naeem Mohaiemen

One day in Dhaka, Naeem Mohaiemen attends two marches—one of familiar
leftists, the other of young Islamists. Mohaiemen’s photo, text, and
video installation at Cue Art Foundation plumbs the differences and
similarities between the two protests. The writer and artist joins us
to talk about the show.

Pineapple Culture: A New Book

Historian Gary Okihiro traces the transit of the pineapple—from
tropical America to European tables and back to America—to tell the
story of empire. Along the way, he locates Hawaii at the center of a
world system of commerce and discovers a political history to the
tropical and temperate zones. Okihiro joins us to talk about his new


This program is brought to you by Andrew Hsiao, Dorian Merina, and
Irene Tung of the APF Collective.

For last week's show on NYC’s city council races, ongoing lawsuits
against the Bush administration’s abuse of “material witness”
provisions, and a retrospective of the work of artist Martin Wong,
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