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  • "After-Action" Report Ordered to Review Allegations of Police Abuse by LAPD During Recent Mass Protests

    The review will include investigations into incidents of excessive force, including the firing of rubber bullets, the use of tear gas; and, the review will include an analysis of whether the police took adequate precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

    — Dan Fritz

  • Disclosure: As We Celebrate the Victories of the LGBTQ+ Movement, the Struggle Continues

    Disclosure is one of those rare films that effectively transforms the viewer. Afterwards, you will see the world with new eyes.

    — Alan Minsky

  • Trumpism: A Viral Metaphor

    It has never been more apparent in my lifetime just how interconnected we all are. This is not just because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its ability to infect all of us regardless of age, race, religion or sex or that we are interdependent on each other to stem the tide of this infectious disease without a cure. Nor is it just because we have become intensely aware of how dependent we are upon essential workers who have previously gone unrecognized. And then even further, as we come to realize that the collective buying power of the working classes, which spends some $13.4 trillion a year is the real engine that makes our economy work, not so much Wall Street. The latter is more of a barometer than a thermometer of economic health

    — James Preston Allen

  • Voters to Weigh in on Affirmative Action

    November’s ballot will feature ACA 5, a landmark amendment that would reinstate affirmative action in California. Parolee voting rights will also be decided. Voters to weigh in on affirmative action

    — EMILY HOEVEN

Strength Thru Unity

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“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change WHO: Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice and an end to racism. WHAT: Live stream program called “Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change will take place to foster, inspire and help develop collaborations between Latinos and African Americans for social justice. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Chavis, organizer of the Million Man March; Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Lydia Camarillo, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Eva Plaza, esq., former HUD Under Secretary, Fair Housing; Margret Prescod of KPFK-FM and Gilbert Vasquez, chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Gabriela Teissier, anchor of KMEX-Univision. During “Strength Thru Unity” viewers will be able to ask questions, share experiences and offer solutions. WHY: We must not let the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Roshard Brooks, Andres Guardado and hundreds of other minorities go unstopped. Now is the time, Black & Latinos need to come together to improve the lives of all people of color. “Strength Thru Unity” is communications for social justice, presented by the US Guatemala Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, the National Newspapers Publisher’s Association and the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project Strength Thru Unity is a LAVA production and KPFK-FM is the official media partner.

Posted by Su Voto Es Su Voz SVREP.org on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice, and an end to racism.

The program called “Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change took place to foster, inspire, and help develop collaborations between Latinos and African Americans for social justice. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Chavis, organizer of the Million Man March; Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Lydia Camarillo, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Eva Plaza, esq., former HUD Under Secretary, Fair Housing; Margret Prescod of KPFK-FM and Gilbert Vasquez, chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Gabriela Teissier, anchor of KMEX-Univision. During “Strength Thru Unity” viewers were able to ask questions, share experiences, and offer solutions.

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  • Did the Army Ignore a Soldier's Murder? Questions Mount over Vanessa Guillén Disappearance

    The U.S. Army says it has a suspect in custody in connection with the disappearance of Vanessa Guillén, a missing 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier whose family says her remains were likely found in a shallow grave near the Texas Army base. A second suspect in the case — a soldier who the Guillén family lawyer named as Aaron Robinson — killed himself in Killeen, Texas, as officers approached. The news comes after months of anguish for Vanessa Guillén's family, who say she was sexually harassed by a higher-up prior to her disappearance and that the military was slow to investigate when she went missing. We get an update from the family's attorney, Natalie Khawam.

  • Barbara Ransby on the Biden Problem: Social Movements Must Defeat Trump & Also Hold Dems Accountable

    Amid a mass uprising against racism and state violence, social movements are not just fighting hostility and backlash from President Trump, but also dealing with a "Biden problem," according to historian, author and activist Barbara Ransby. "I think it's fair to say that Joe Biden is not our dream candidate, by any means," she says. "We should be critical of Joe Biden. We should be ready to hold Joe Biden accountable come January. But we should be clear about the need to defeat Trump in November."

  • The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A KKK Sympathizer Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land

    As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. "This place is very, very sacred to our people," says Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of the NDN Collective. "Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence."

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  • Trump’s Assaults on DACA, Green Cards, Work Visas and More

    FEATURING LABONI HOQ – President Donald Trump has been relentless in his attacks on immigrants from the very start of his candidacy for President and then during his Presidential tenure. From the “Muslim ban” that he enacted right from the start, to continuous demands to build a border wall, heart breaking family separations of thousands...

  • Did American Police Learn Deadly Tactics From Israel?

    FEATURING HUWAIDA ARRAF – When Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd in a videotaped incident that made international headlines and sparked nationwide uprising across the US, Palestinian Americans noted the disturbing similarity between the manner of Floyd’s killing and how Palestinians are treated by Israeli forces. The similarity is not a coincidence however as activists...

  • Headlines: June 25, 2020

    The United States recorded its highest single-day total of new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, a result that health experts had predicted just weeks ago when the federal government under President Donald Trump’s leadership encouraged states to reopen businesses prematurely. State health department reports totaled 38,115 new cases of infections, higher than the last single-day record...

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  • Supreme Hope, Broken Justice: 'BradCast' 7/1/2020

    It's NICOLE SANDLER, your faithful guest host filling in for Brad and Desi today on the BradCast. Our Justice Department is horribly corrupt with an Attorney General who really has taken on the role of Donald Trump's 'Roy Cohn'. We're also at the official end of this term of the Supreme Court. I couldn't think of [...]

  • GOP Fistfight in WY; Dem Senate Primary Called in KY; Trump v. Democracy Everywhere: 'BradCast' 6/30/2020

    In case you need something to celebrate this July 4th, it will be just 200 days exactly from that date until Donald Trump will no longer be the President of the United States next January! ... Presuming he is not able to somehow steal a second term anyway. Let's not let him. Therefore, go celebrate [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - June 30, 2020

    IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy; BP warns investors of a future with less oil; Sorry, endangered species, U.S. Supreme Court won't stop Trump's border wall for you; PLUS: Flood risks to U.S. homes far higher than previously estimated... All that and more in today's Green News Report! PLEASE CLICK [...]

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  • July 4, 2020 - Aaron Blake | Michael Davis | Tom Collina

    How Far Out on Limb is Trump With His Latest Routine "Hoax" Defense? | Protestors Arrested On the First Day of China's New Security Law in Hong Kong | With Trump and Putin Having the Ability to Destroy the World at Their Fingertip, We Should All be Worried backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • June 30, 2020 - Paul Pillar | David Rohde | Frederick Clarkson

    Trump's Excuses For Ignoring Intelligence Get Increasingly Lame as More Evidence Emerges | The Taliban Side of the Story From Someone Who Was Kidnapped by Them | The Supreme Court's Makeup Gift to the Religious Right backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • June 29, 2020 - Nicole Hemmer | Christine Fair | Dru Gladney

    Is Trump's Incitement of his Armed Followers to Confront Demonstrators his Reelection Strategy? | In Afghanistan Russia Holds a Grudge But the Taliban Hardly Need to be Bribed to Kill Americans | China's Forced Sterilization of Uighur Women backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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  • We're Trying Something New

    Community media, news, services, and journalism are all cornerstones of our democracy and are more critical than ever. Many community organizations, publications, and independent media companies will become casualties of the pandemic. Our world has changed profoundly and KPFK is adapting to it, so we can still be here for you.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • You're Invited: Where Does KPFK Go From Here?

    Tomorrow at 7 PM, KPFK General Manager will be hosting a conversation about KPFK, its place in Southern California, and its future. 

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • There Is No Replacement For An Activist State

    We are watching how our long battle in bringing a progressive vision to our democracy is finally beginning to take hold. We were here long before Bernie Sanders and the New York Times shifted the conversation from liberal to progressive thinking.

    — Anyel Z Fields

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Hello Chris Howard here.  Our live event the Mind Coach Certification Training will be rescheduled though attempting to find the best dates and the hotels are uncertain when they will be open as well.  So in the meantime they have full access to the online 20 video course, and as soon as we have the new date we will let you know!
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