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Immigration Detention Hunger Strikes and Alex Hing

We hear from Paromita Shah from the National Lawyers Guild and Sasha W., from the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance about the ongoing hunger strikes spreading across the immigration detention system. Though a lot of people are striking, today we’re focusing on the Bangladeshi strikers.

We also have a rebroadcast of an interview Marie and Salima did with Alex Hing. Alex started a revolutionary organization right here in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He was involved with the Civil Rights Movement, the Anti-War Movement, and the Free Speech Movement. He rode buses through the south after Martin Luther king’s death and he’s currently a union organizer, a chef, and a tai-chi master. He’s one of our old school teachers, and he had a lot to share on his experiences as well as some advice for the younger crop of movement leaders.

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