Platform Porn & ACT UP w/ James La Marre

The Panel is joined by James La Marre (poet, activist, and member of ACT UP) to talk about the #BreakthePatent campaign to seize Gilead’s patent for Truvada, the creeping fascism of the dominant web platforms, and how the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis has been siloed off from connected struggles around class, pharmaceuticals, and illness. Vince laments the loss of his tumblr porn communities, and Beatrice and James dig in on digital accessibility and the open web.

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Referenced in this episode:

Linda Villarosa on the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis and it’s disproportionate impact on communities of color in the southern states: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/magazine/americas-hidden-hiv-epidemic.html

PrEP4All’s NYT Op-Ed: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/opinion/prep-hiv-aids-drug.html

Watch the trailer for the video James worked on for Visual AIDS: https://vimeo.com/302143743

More on ACT UP, and attend a meeting in New York: http://www.actupny.org
http://archives.nypl.org/mss/10

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