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  • Grant program under scrutiny

    The Golden State’s unemployment rate grew to 9% in December, triggering the first month-to-month increase since April 2020, according to figures released Friday by the Employment Development Department. While the nation’s unemployment rate remained static in December, California’s rose 0.9% as the state shed 52,200 jobs — a staggering 37% of all U.S. jobs lost that month.

    — Emily Hoeven

  • The City of West Hollywood Unanimously Adopts a Resolution Recognizing the Independent Republic of Artsakh

    The city continued its tradition of standing for human rights and trailblazing on Tuesday night, January 19, 2021. The West Hollywood City Council unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the Independent Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). View the resolution here.

    — Vic Gerami

  • Persistent tech problems

    California is struggling to provide residents with two items central to surviving the pandemic — the vaccine and unemployment benefits.

    — Emily Hoeven

  • The Rude Awakening for America

    The hardest thing to do moving forward will be to actually convince the die-hard right wing that unity of purpose is stronger than division.  That government “for the people” means doing the things that bring the nation together rather than divide it.

    — James Allen Preston | RLN

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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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  • Inequality Virus: Pandemic Widens Wealth Gap for Women, People of Color as Billionaire Profits Soar

    As the wealth of U.S. billionaires soars by over a trillion dollars during the pandemic, Oxfam is warning COVID-19 could lead to the biggest increase in global inequality on record. A new Oxfam report finds it could take more than a decade for poor people to recover from the health and economic crisis, and urges governments to take immediate action. "In every country that we looked at, inequality has gotten worse during the pandemic,” says Paul O’Brien, Vice President of Oxfam America. "All around the world now, we are seeing folks struggling on the wrong end of inequality while those who have been the beneficiaries of our broken economic system have done quite well."

  • Biden Is Reversing Trump's Anti-Immigrant Acts. Will He Repair Harm from Deportations Under Obama?

    President Joe Biden has placed immigration at the center of his ambitious agenda, signing several executive orders reversing Trump's anti-immigrant policies and promising a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. But Biden is not only navigating the destructive legacy of his immediate predecessor, but also that of the Obama administration when he was Vice President, which oversaw three million deportations. "These are people who had families, jobs and homes in the United States," says investigative journalist Jean Guerrero. "What he needs is not just to reverse Trump's policies and go back to Obama-era policies. He needs to actually repair the harm that was done when he was vice president." Guerrero also urges Biden not to carve out exceptions that exclude immigrants with criminal records, including members of her own family.

  • Biden Reverses Trump's Trans Military Ban, But Assault on Rights Continues at State Level

    President Joe Biden has signed an executive order repealing the Trump administration's ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military and ordered the Pentagon to review the files of troops who were forced out because of the ban and to immediately halt discharges of transgender troops now serving. Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice with the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project, calls it "an incredibly important development," but warns the attack on transgender rights is continuing at the state level, with a raft of new legislation targeting trans people in education, healthcare and more. "We have this significant backlash to the very notion that trans humanity is going to be recognized," says Strangio. "It is truly painful to hear a movement that essentially, at its core, believes that being trans is wrong and should be eradicated."

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  • As Biden Takes Office, GOP Continues Undermining Democracy

    FEATURING LAWRENCE LESSIG – President Joe Biden hasn’t been in office for a week yet and Republicans are already working hard to undermine the democratically elected president. Not only do far too many GOP officials at the federal and state level back the lie that the 2020 election was won by Donald Trump, but many...

  • Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World’s Largest Immigration Detention System

    FEATURING ELIOTT YOUNG – The Trump administration’s immigrant family separation brought to light the horrors of the U.S.’s imprisonment of immigrants. But most Americans might be unaware that immigrant detention has a long and sordid history in the United States going back as far as the late nineteenth century. Many have challenged the application of...

  • Headlines: January 26, 2021

    House impeachment managers on Monday evening delivered their article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the U.S. Senate, formally kicking off the process for a Senate trial. The New York Times conducted a survey of all Senate Republicans on where they stood with respect to convicting Trump for “incitement of insurrection,” and found...

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • January 26, 2021 - Alexey Kovalev | Corey Brettschneider | Mark Feldstein

    Putin's Dilemma: A Dead Navalny Means More Demonstrations While a Live Navalny Leads the Opposition | Today's 55 to 45 Senate Vote Shows it is Unlikely Republicans Will Convict Trump | Murdoch Doubles-Down on Right-Wing Ranting as Fox Loses Viewers backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • January 25, 2021 - Michael D'Antonio | Tamara Fucile | Ryan Devereaux

    The Storming of the Capitol as the Culmination of Generation of Far-Right Extremism | Has the Law Finally Caught Up With Trump? | The Future of Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • January 24, 2021 - Ryan Cooper | Lisa Graves | Lincoln Mitchell

    McConnell is Already Trying to Strangle the Biden Presidency | Trump's Attempted Coup at the Department of Justice | Was Trump Much More Hands-on in Planning and Executing the Capitol Coup Attempt? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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