AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

1/31/10

From The Women's Desk: Ellis Island: Blueprint For Guantanamo?

The Case of Claudia Jones: Black, Communist And Female, And Buried Twice.
Incarcerated without due process on Ellis Island in 1948 along with countless other political prisoners for their leftist views, the eminent forgotten journalist and activist was eventually sent into exile in the UK.
A conversation with Left Of Karl Marx author Carole Boyce Davies, with a spotlight on the Jones burial site next to Karl Marx, and a tale of two political exiles in the UK.
Also....Workers Of The World Divide? Class Struggle Vs. Identity Politics.
And....The Wedding Gift: The History Of US Slavery From A Woman's Perspective. Vanessa Cooper in a conversation with writer Marlen Bodden.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE

Vanessa Cooper can be heard on WLIB Radio, WBLS Radio and the Gary Byrd Experience Radio Networks, and she writes for the Amsterdam News. Vanessa is a member of the Women Film Critics Circle.

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