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  • Obama/Biden Built More Border Wall Than Trump

    Trump is trying like mad, during his last few weeks in office, to build as many more miles of wall that he can. In fact, on behalf of Trump's madness, a 3-mile long barrier is currently being built that will seal off an extremely critical migratory corridor for wildlife between the two countries, threatening multiple species.

    — Jim Laferty

  • New virus strain pops up

    Any rollout like this is bound to run into snags, but this level of problems is concerning. Every day we wait, thousands of people are at risk of dying

    — Emily Hoeven

  • KPFK welcomes "Move the Crowd" hosted by Melina Abdullah, Mondays at 7 AM

    Move The Crowd, a new program starting the week off with a roundup of the pressing Black news of the week and highlights of current activism campaigns fighting for freedom in Los Angeles and around the globe.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • How California’s budget depends on staggering wealth gap

    The state’s progressive tax structure is reaping billions from the wealthiest to fund the state’s safety net. But it also reveals how the pandemic has widened the economic gulf for millions of Californians — more than the rest of the country.

    — Jackie Botts, The California Divide

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  • United Against Hate Week

    Promoting inclusion and equity is vital to building healthy and resilient communities. This week of action is designed to not just raise awareness about the dangers of hate and the need for respect and civil discourse, but to help community members build stronger connections and foster deeper engagement.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • California Poor People's Campaign joins nationwide caravans of mourning demand COVID action, smooth transition

    The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will organize Moral Monday caravans to mourn the nearly quarter-million Americans who have died from COVID-19, demand a smooth and open transition of power, and lift up the moral policies we need immediately and in the first days of the new administration.

    — Margaret Prescod

  • STRENGTH THRU UNITY: Multicultural Election Special

    Unlike any other election, minorities, immigrants, women, and the nation as a whole will pay a heavy price if Donald Trump is reelected as president. Beyond Trump’s racist attacks, people of color are dying needlessly from Trump's lack of a response to COVID19 and support of white extremists.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • The Invisible Pandemic: Care During COVID-19

    This Political Freshers’ Week, the Women’s Campaign, and Justice 4 Workers Cambridge have teamed up with Global Women’s Strike to discuss one of the most pressing issues of our current times: the crisis of care. Join tonight Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 10-11:30 AM

    — Margaret Prescod

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  • ACLU Warns a Domestic War on Terror Could Unfairly Harm People of Color More Than White Supremacists

    Outrage continues to build as more evidence emerges about participants in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which included members of violent white supremacist groups, including some who were on a terror watchlist. Leading Democrats, including President-elect Joe Biden, have called for new domestic terror laws to crack down on white supremacist violence, but civil liberties groups warn that law enforcement agencies already have the powers they need to disrupt violent far-right groups and that new domestic terrorism laws will ultimately harm marginalized groups. "We cannot find our solutions in systems that ultimately harm us, particularly Black and Brown people," says Manar Waheed, senior legislative and advocacy counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Capitol Insurrection Highlights Increasing Radicalization of Right-Wing White Police Officers

    At least 28 law enforcement officers from across the United States attended the Trump rally in Washington, D.C., on January 6 that led to the attack on the U.S. Capitol, with some even boasting on social media about taking part in the riot that left five people dead. BuzzFeed News investigative reporter Albert Samaha says off-duty police officers' involvement in the insurrection reflects a growing problem of right-wing radicalization in police ranks — a problem Black officers say has gone unaddressed by higher-ups. Samaha says that while "white supremacist ideology in law enforcement is as old as law enforcement in the U.S." there was a marked change in tone and attitudes among police officers following the 2014 Ferguson uprising against police brutality. He says that Donald Trump's loud support for police against claims of misconduct and systemic violence gave officers new license to express bigoted and extremist views. "The top came off, and the rhetoric suddenly became acceptable within locker rooms," he says.

  • U.S. Rep. Tlaib: "Israel Is a Racist State That Would Deny Palestinians Like My Grandmother a Vaccine"

    Israel has been hailed as having the world's most vaccinated population, but Palestinians are not included. Human Rights Watch and others have called on Israeli authorities to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the more than 4.5 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. "Israel is a racist state," responds Congressmember Rashida Talib of Michigan, who is Palestinian American and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and says her Palestinian grandmother was denied access to a vaccine. "I hope my colleagues, I hope our country, sees what the Palestinians have been trying to tell us for a very long time. … You can see it with the distribution of the vaccine."

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  • The National Nightmare of Trump Comes to a Close

    FEATURING ARUN GUPTA – It is hard to believe that four years of the Trump presidency are finally coming to an end. A collective trauma, exacerbated by a deadly pandemic and economic collapse, culminating in a violent invasion of the Capitol, has left Americans reeling. White supremacist violence is resurgent after Twitter waited too long...

  • Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition

    FEATURING SHALANDA BAKER – As the United States transitions to a new Presidency, attempting to put four years of Donald Trump behind us, Mr. Joe Biden’s flurry of initial actions includes rejoining the Paris Accords, and an end to the Keystone XL Pipeline project. But according to our next guest, climate action needs to be...

  • Headlines: January 19, 2021

    A day before President elect Joe Biden takes office, there are a flurry of cabinet nominee confirmation hearings to rush through ensuring that critical positions are filled during the transition. There are five nominees being vetted by lawmakers: Lloyd J. Austin III as Defense secretary, Antony J. Blinken for State secretary, Janet Yellen to head...

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • January 19, 2021 - Karen Hult | Harry Litman | Suzanne Schneider

    Will Biden's Ambitious Agenda be Sidetracked by Trump's Impeachment Trial? | The Sleaze Surrounding Who Gets on Trump's Pardon List | The Performative Violence of the Insurrectionists Without a Political Program backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • January 18, 2021 - Anthea Butler | Bree Carlson | Andra Gillespie

    The Role of Apocalyptic Evangelicalism and Religious Nationalism in the Storming of the Capitol | Political Organizing in the Footsteps of MLK | MLK's Successor the Reverend Warnock and the Lessons From the Georgia Elections backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • January 17, 2021 - Michael Greenberger | Quinn Slobodian | Sheila Krumholz

    Mounting Evidence the Attack on the Capitol Was an Inside Job | The Merging of the Left and Right in Conspiracy and Alienation | Right Wing Funding of Politicians Who Championed Insurrection backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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  • 'Green News Report' - January 19, 2021

    IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Biden unveils economic recovery plan with focus on climate; Also plans blitz of actions to undo Trump's environmental rollbacks; Trump unleashes last last-minute spree of rollbacks and polluter giveaways; PLUS: It may finally be the end of the line for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline... All that and more in today's [...]

  • Sunday 'Capitol Punishment' Toons

    Please read this essay by Jack Reilly about the slow demise of political cartooning. And support the craft if you can. * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie.

  • Our Long National Nightmare is Almost Over, Trump's is Just Beginning: 'BradCast' 1/15/2021

    It's beginning to feel like the beginning of the end on today's BradCast. And while there remains plenty to be concerned about and lots of work ahead...it's beginning to feel just a little bit better all the same. [Audio link to show is posted below summary.] Among the many stories covered on today's show... The world crossed [...]

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