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    “Voices of the UFW in Texas”: A Documentary on the United Farm Worker Movement in Texas

    Crissy Rivas and Dave Sims provide a breadth of information about Cesar Chavez and the hitherto undocumented United Farmers Workers Movement (UFW) that he started in Texas during the 1960s. In this interview, Rivas and Sims talk about their new documentary “Voices of the UFW in Texas” and impart essential details about the UFW, the importance of women to the movement, and how conducting oral histories allowed them to augment current knowledge on the subject.

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    When It’s Not the Right Time… Or the Right Place

    Mustafa Haji Abdinur works as correspondent for Agence-France-Presse in Mogadishu and is founder and editor-in-chief of the independent station Radio Simba. He spoke with IFEX about why he feels like a “dead man walking,” and what he thinks can be done to tackle impunity in his country.

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    An Artist’s Duty: An Interview with Ai Weiwei

    Still denied his passport after nearly three years, Ai Weiwei exists in a strange purgatory. In this interview, the dissident Chinese artist speaks truth to power, as China’s exploitative processes of development demand great responsibility from the nation’s intellectual and artistic currents.

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    In Memoriam: An Interview with the Late Amiri Baraka

    On January 9, 2014Amiri Baraka, poet, playwright and activist, passed away at the age of 79. A leading figure of the Black Arts movement, today we remember Baraka by sharing an interview Sampsonia Way published in 2011, after he came to read with Cave Canem at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh.

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    Interview: Author Kiran Desai on Freedom of Expression in India

    Booker-prize winner, Kiran Desai, talks with PEN International’s Sarah Clarke about threats to freedom of expression in India and the role of PEN. The interview was took place at PEN’s 79th Congress in Iceland in September 2013, where Desai spoke on behalf of the newly launched PEN Delhi Centre.

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