Taliban installs Afghan interim government; Oakland tenants win landlord concessions after 13 months of rent strike; Plus OnlyFans and the conservatives who tried to shut it down

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On today’s show:

0:08 – We discuss the Taliban’s recently installed interim government in Afghanistan with Khury Petersen-Smith (@kpYES), Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

0:20 – The Ivy Hill-Alice Tenant Union (@1515AliceTU) representing apartments near Lake Merritt successfully negotiated a collective rent agreement after going on rent strike for 13 months. One of their members joins us to discuss their victory.

0:34 – A media campaign by sex workers and allies successfully forced the online subscription-based content sharing platform OnlyFans to reverse its decision to ban explicit content. Siri Dahl (@thesiridahl), an adult film performer joins us to discuss how the platform helps sex workers to work safely during the pandemic, and the groups who applied pressure on payment processors to restrict explicit content.

0:49 – This excerpt comes from an interview that first aired on August 17, 2020. It was produced by former UpFront intern Bee Soll (@bee_soll) who spoke with Mickey Mod (@themickeymod) an adult film performer, and Creative Director for Content at Kink.com.

1:08 – @RawanElhalaby, Senior Economic Equity Program Manager at the Greenlining Institute joins us to discuss a report she authored on the fintech companies that issue home mortgages.

1:19 – For the rest of the hour, Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis), senior reporter at Propublica joins us to discuss his book Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America.


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