Dr. Aziz Huq, The Travel Ban and Some of the Worst Decisions in History
Dr. Aziz Huq joins us to talk about the US Supreme Court decision to uphold Trump's anti-Muslim travel ban. He notes the echoes of past unjust decisions, like the approval of concentration camps for Japanese Americans, and the infamous Plessy v. Fergusondecision that legalized generations of Jim Crow segregation. Aziz Huq is the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Karen J. Greenberg, Trump's Children's Guantanamo
Karen J. Greenberg recently wrote "Trump’s Border: Gitmo for Kids," about the incarceration of immigrant children in prison camps on US military bases. She talked about comparisons to Nazi Germany, and noted, "If you wanted to see where their ravaging really began, you needed to look elsewhere (which, surprisingly enough, no one has)—specifically, to those who created the Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility." Karen J. Greenberg is director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School.
"What to the slave is your fourth of July? From the past to the present."
We'll hear Bob Avakian in a clip from "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About," a film of a talk by Bob Avakian given in 2003 in the United States. Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party and the architect of a whole new framework of human emancipation, the new synthesis of communism, which is popularly referred to as the "new communism."
Arthur Miller's The Crucible, a Powerful Play for the Era of Trump
We'll sit down with actors Christopher W. Jones and Melora Marshall, who are appearing in The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, at the Theatricum Botanicum. The Crucible draws a parallel between the Salem witch hunts of 1692 and McCarthyism -- and it is just as relevant today. It shows a world where people are hounded by a mob of accusers, and executed by the authorities, while too few stood up against them.