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Brian Becker, co-director of the International Action Center, on the planned inauguration protest

Imani Henry, transman and Rainbow Flags for Mumia National Coordinator, about GLBT participation in the inauguration protest

Jessica Archer, director of the Florida Organization for Gender Equality, on actions in response to the Winn-Dixie firing of a man for crossdressing at home

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00:00 Introduction
11:01 Question of the Week:
Why me? (from Natalie, VT)
18:53 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
27:13 Brian Becker, co-director of the International Action Center, tells us about the IAC and upcoming inauguration protest. The IAC was founded by former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, to provide Information, and promote activism and resistance to U.S. militarism, war, and corporate greed, linking with struggles against racism and oppression within the United States. We talk with Brian about the upcoming demonstration at the presidential inauguration in Washington DC on January 20, and why people from all around the country will be there.
For more information, visit the International Action Center website at
For information about participating in the January 20 inauguration protest,
In Boston, call 617-522-6626
Otherwise, call 212-633-6646
54:22 Imani Henry, a transman and National Coordinator of Rainbow Flags for Mumia, is also a member of the staff at the International Action Center. Imani talka with us about GLBT participation in the January 20th inauguration protest. We also talked briefly about political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal and Bush-executed Shaka Sankofa.
64:39 Special Message
65:54 Boston area (and some national) announcements
69:39 Jessica Archer, director of the Florida Organization for Gender Equality (FORGE), joins us to discuss the case of Peter Oiler, a 21-year employee with Winn-Dixie's suburban New Orleans distribution center, who was fired for being a crossdresser. Jessica was an organizer of a demonstration in support of Oiler and in protest of Winn-Dixies discriminatory practices that was held on January 5. We talk about what's happening with Oiler and Winn-Dixie, and what Jessica and other trans activists are planning for the days ahead.
In the words of Peter Oiler:
"I was fired from one of America's largest grocery store chains because I am transgendered -- they said my behavior was harmful to the company's image. To be told that after 21 years with the company felt like a knife in my chest. I showed up for work on time, did a good job and followed all the rules, but on January 5, 2000, I was fired because I cross-dress off-duty. We lost our health insurance, and nearly had our home foreclosed. The unbearable stress took, and still takes, a toll on our health and continues to affect our 24-year marriage."
For more information, visit
You can help! Send emails supporting Peter Oiler and challenging Winn-Dixie to be more respectful of gender diversity to Al Rowland ( and to Division president Michale Istre (
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