As far as I can remember, there’s always been a girl by my side. A close friend, a sister-in-the-struggle, a teammate, the one who got all my attention. Someone I care for, someone I don’t count time for, someone who can ask me almost everything (for sometimes I can be terribly ungenerous). There’s always been a girl. And if I think about some of the boys I’ve dated, that girl wasn’t very far, and in some way I hoped that through these dudes, I would be…
« You cant’ wake someone who is not asleep. »
Since 2006 with arts and activism, SINS INVALID outline ways of a revolutionary beauty. The organization born out of the meeting of Leroy Moore and Patty Berne is the vanguard of disability justice.This radical and emancipatory framework carried by disabled POC, queers, gender non conforming peoples fights against ableism and all systems of oppression intertwined : racism, capitalism, sexism, heteronormativity, etc. Listen →
« Wisdom doesn’t belong to one house only. »
We are super proud to feature BREEZE HARPER aka Sistah Vegan in show n°52! Black feminist, activist, writer, scholar, she also created the Sistah Vegan Project that looks how race and gender shape the vegan experience in US. So we’re gonna talk about food justice, health, women health, pregnancy, breast feeding, ableism, and how the Black community is not a monolith. It was in Berkeley (CA), September 2014. Have a good listening! Listen →
For the 50th program of Cases Rebelles we asked to several persons we like to participate by responding to the french word « combat(s) ». Egbert Alejandro Martino writer, activist afrocaribean living in Netherlands offered us this wonderful piece about « combat breathing » Read →
Taijhet Nyobi is a queer multidisciplinary Bay Area based artist. She’s highly talented, humble, and immeasurably kind. In Oakland, we spoke with her about writing, poetry, theater, and Dyke Central, the web serie in which she plays. She also told us about resistance, queer love and more. Read →
« Life is in front and also behind. »
Artists who combine revolutionary creativity and radical commitment are rare. EMORY DOUGLAS, artist extraordinaire and Black Panther’s Party Minister of Culture is one of them. From San-Francisco, he tells us about his involvment with the Black Panthers, the Black Arts Movement and many other things. Listen →
Joseph « Jazz » Hayden is about 70 years old and lives in Harlem. He is founder and editor of the website All Things Harlem, which addresses current political issues in Harlem, in New York and in the rest of the country. All Things Harlem mostly focus on police brutality and killings as well as « Stop and Frisk » daily harassement. International issues such as the Palestinian struggle are also raised on the website. Read →
« Nothing about us without us ».
Cases Rebelles N°45 is devoted to the great Leroy Moore, black disabled poet living in san Francisco Bay Area. Leroy, with his poetry, with projects like Krip-Hop, Sins Invalid among others, defies statuquos on disability issues. Listen →
« A tree that doesn’t know how to dance is taught by the wind ».
Ekpenyong ANI and Katharina OGUNTOYE are respectively members of ADEFRA and ISD, two organizations born from the Afro-German women’s movement. They tell us about the history of black peoples in Germany, self-definition and their whole struggle. Listen →
« Even dry, the river keeps the same name ».
Cases Rebelles n°29 is a Harlem, New-York, special. Meet JOSEPH « JAZZ » HAYDEN activist against police brutality and prison. TINA REYNOLDS and VIKKI LAW, from WORTH, an association of currently and formerly incarcerated women, talk about their work and their fights about women and incarceration. Listen →