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    Democracy Now Newsfeed

    • "I Thought We Were Going to Be Executed": Police Held Family at Gunpoint After 4-Year-Old Took Doll

      An African-American family is suing the city of Phoenix, Arizona, after police held them at gunpoint because their 4-year-old daughter had allegedly taken a doll from a Family Dollar store. In a video that has since gone viral, officers point guns and yell at the family, and one officer even threatens to shoot the 4-year-old girl's father, Dravon Ames, in the face. The girl's mother, Iesha Harper, is heard saying she is unable to hold her hands up because she is holding a child and that she is pregnant. Phoenix's mayor and police chief have both apologized for what happened, and criticized how the police officers handled the situation. Activists in Phoenix say this is just the latest incident in a police department plagued by issues of police violence and killings. Last year, the city had 44 police shootings, nearly double that of the previous year, and led the nation in police shootings among cities of its size. We speak with Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, as well as a family spokesperson, Rev. Jarrett Maupin. On Monday, the couple filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city.

    • One Year After AOC, Tiffany Cabán Challenges Establishment in Outsider Bid to Be Queens DA

      It's been nearly a year since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the 2018 Democratic primary, toppling Joe Crowley—one of the most powerful Democrats in the House of Representatives—and upending the political machine in New York City overnight. Since then, Ocasio-Cortez has gone from outsider to one of the most influential politicians on Capitol Hill. Now another young Queens candidate is trying to pull off a historic upset. Tiffany Cabán, a 31-year-old queer Latina public defender, is running for district attorney in Queens. She is running to end cash bail, stop prosecuting low-level offenses, decriminalize sex work, and go after bad landlords, cops and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Her election would mark a major shift in the Queens criminal justice system and yet again set an example for the country. To win, Cabán will have to beat out a crowded field of seven candidates who are all claiming they'll reform the system, including Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, who is backed by the Queens establishment. The Democratic primary is June 25. We speak with Tiffany Cabán in our New York studio.

    • Big Tech's War for Your Wallet: Facebook Sparks Outrage After Announcing Plans for Digital Currency

      In a move that could reshape the world's financial system, Facebook has unveiled plans to launch a new global digital currency called Libra. Facebook announced its plans on Tuesday after secretly working on the cryptocurrency for more than a year. It will launch Libra next year in partnership with other large companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber. Facebook said it wants to create "a simple global currency and infrastructure that empowers billions of people." The plan has already come under fierce criticism from financial regulators and lawmakers. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown tweeted, "Facebook is already too big and too powerful, and it has used that power to exploit users' data without protecting their privacy. We cannot allow Facebook to run a risky new cryptocurrency out of a Swiss bank account without oversight." We speak with David Dayen, the executive editor of The American Prospect. He recently wrote a piece for The New Republic headlined "The Final Battle in Big Tech's War to Dominate Your World."

    • Headlines for June 19, 2019

      Shanahan Withdraws from Defense Sec. Consideration over Domestic Violence Past, U.N. Finds "Credible Evidence" of MBS's Responsibility in Khashoggi Murder, U.S. Excludes Saudi Arabia from List of Countries Using Child Soldiers, DOJ Intervenes to Keep Paul Manafort Out of Rikers, Trump Taps Anti-Muslim Katharine Gorka for CBP Press Sec., Acting Head of USCIS Tells Agency Staff to Crack Down on "Frivolous" Asylum Claims, AOC Calls Immigration Prisons "Concentration Camps", AOC Calls Out Amazon's Poor Labor Practices, Gunmen Kill At Least 40 People in Mali Amid Mounting Ethnic Conflict, Trump Launches 2020 Presidential Bid at Florida Rally, House Holding Hearing on Slavery Reparations, Trump Refuses to Admit He Was Wrong in 1989 "Central Park 5" Case, SCOTUS Rules Public Access Station Not Bound by 1st Amendment, PG&E Agrees to Pay Out $1 Billion for Role in NorCal Wildfires, Indigenous Groups in Canada Prepare to Fight Trans Mountain Pipeline Extension


    Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed

    • Pregnant Migrants Experience Horrific Abuse in US Custody

      FEATURING TINA VASQUEZ – The Washington Post has reported that immigrant minors are being held in detention longer than is legally allowed. And, the Southern Poverty Law Center together with the ACLU of Louisiana has launched a lawsuit over the prolonged detention of hundreds of asylum seekers. As the Trump administration continues to ramp up...

    • Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design

      FEATURING BESS WILLIAMSON – A young mother in New York City died in a subway station in late January. Twenty-two year old Malaysia Goodson of Stamford, Connecticut, was navigating New York City’s notoriously inaccessible subway system with her 1-year old child in a stroller while on the subway steps. She fell down the flight of...

    • Bess Williamson Discusses Her Book Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

      FEATURING BESS WILLIAMSON – A young mother in New York City died in a subway station in late January. Twenty-two year old Malaysia Goodson of Stamford, Connecticut, was navigating New York City’s notoriously inaccessible subway system with her 1-year old child in a stroller while on the subway steps. She fell down the flight of...

    • Work, Love, and Learning in Utopia: Equality Reimagined

      FEATURING MARTIN SCHOENHALS – Progressives can clearly articulate what we are fighting against: poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, wars, climate change, injustice. But what are we fighting for? In the 1990s and 2000s the slogan, “Another World is Possible” took hold but today we seem further than ever from the ideal society we want. Now a new...

    Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

    BradBlog Newsfeed

    • Trump's Obstruction of the Investigation Into Trump's Obstruction of the Investigation Into Trump's Obstruction: 'BradCast' 6/18/2019

      I've had a lot of legal questions swirling through my head in recent weeks as Trump and his minions have expanded their attempts at blocking all Congressional investigations of his many crimes. On today's BradCast, despite the unprecedented and ever-changing nature of what Trump is attempting, I get a bit of clarity from a guest [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - June 18, 2019

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lights out for the power grid in South America; U.S. military reportedly escalates cyber-intrusions into Russia's power grid; Gulf of Mexico dead zone set to be record size this year, thanks in part to climate change; PLUS: U.K. commits to the most aggressive climate target in the world... All that and [...]

    • Supremely Strange Bedfellows in Today's SCOTUS Rulings: 'BradCast' 6/17/2019

      Catching up with a weekend's worth of news in the Trump era plus the new Supreme Court decisions dropped on Monday is no easy feat. But we do our best, on today's BradCast, to get you up to speed after all of that and the madness yet to come (no doubt) this week. [Audio link [...]

    • Sunday 'Dirty Deals' Toons

      New York Times cancels editorial cartoons You could be swallowing a credit card's weight in plastic every week * * * 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.

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    Blase Bonpane and Doran Barons

    It's with a heavy heart that we announce Blase Bonpane former host of World Focus and Doran Barons host and producer of Digital Village both passed away this April. 

    These two gentlemen have contributed so much of their time serving KPFK and its listeners. We will be honoring them both on our community tree for their service and the lives they have both touched. We honored Blase when he was alive last year. Here is a video from that event. 

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