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VIDEO: Poetry & Trans Politics With Darkmatter

This week on The Laura Flanders Show, an extended interview with DarkMatter:

Trans South Asian art duo DarkMatter is comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. They are deeply engaged in the connection of art and social justice, and have been performing to sold-out crowds in New York and internationally.

Topics covered include the queer movement in Palestine, and criticism of the mainstream white LGBT movement.

If you want more, check out DarkMatter’s YouTube channel, which includes gems like “Autobiography of An Activist (Revised)” by Alok Vaid-Menon:

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Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and Occupy.com.