The Michael Slate Show, April 1, 2016


An interview with Jeffrey Brown, director, and Jane Charles, producer, of "Sold," a remarkable and powerful new film about child sex trafficking. Based on true stories, "Sold" is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison in India. Through one extraordinary girl's story, "Sold"illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe every year.

Find out more about the film, including screenings, at









The UC Regents, "Tolerance" and Zionism

On March 23, the Regents of the University of California system endorsed a new policy on "tolerance." At a time of increased attacks on the BDS (Boycott, Sanction, Divest) movement on campuses around the US, they attempted to combine anti-Semitism (violent and irrational hatred of Jews) with "anti-Zionism," disagreement or opposition to Zionism, the colonial philosophy the justifies the state of Israel. The final policy condemned "anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism." 


Michael talks to:

Saree Makdisi, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA, and the author of many works, including Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation. He recently co-authored an article, "Suppressing criticism of Zionism on campus is catastrophic censorship." 

Alan Goodman, writer for Revolution newspaper/ His latest article is, "The Presidential Audition Goes to AIPAC Tightening Up a 'Special Relationship' to Enforce a World of Oppression." Read it here.