Professors Maria Floro and Stephanie Seguino, two of the premiere voices on gender equity and globalization, demystify trade policy. Did NAFTA cost US jobs or not? Is free trade good or bad for developing economies and is it possible to have a policy that works for workers in both rich and poor countries? How does trade policy affect women and gender inequality in developing and developed countries? Find out on this week’s show.
Then Rachel Herzing, co-founder of the prison abolition group Critical Resistance, and former US-held political prisoner Laura Whitehorn, talk about the findings of a unique delegation to Palestine comprising U.S. labor and academic solidarity activists as well as former political prisoners and anti-incarceration activists. This was the first delegation to focus on solidarity between US and Palestinian prisoners.