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  • The Death of the Pathetic Cyber Ninjas: 'BradCast' 1/11/2022

    Posted by Ali Lexa at Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 9:37pm

    On today's BradCast, before we get to the "death" of the Ninjas and their ongoing clown show, President Biden and Vice President Harris traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday to call for U.S. Senate filibuster reform in order to pass voting rights and election protection legislation with a simple majority. That, in hopes of countering voter suppression and election subversion measures being adopted by GOP controlled states across the nation.

  • Green News Report - January 11, 2022

    Posted by Brad Friedman at Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 11:06am

    U.S. emissions spiked in 2021, jeopardizing Paris climate targets; 2021 clocked in as the fifth hottest year ever recorded; PLUS: New York State's new Governor goes big on climate and clean energy... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

  • Latest UN Climate Conference was Predictably Disappointing

    Posted by Sonali Kolhatkar at Monday, December 27th, 2021 8:27pm

    The latest United Nations Climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, resulted in an agreement that started out as inadequate to meeting the climate catastrophe, and ended up being further watered down to appease oil and gas interests.

  • “Our Movement Is Growing”: How Starbucks Workers in Buffalo Fought Company’s Union Busting and Won

    Posted by Amy Goodman at Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 10:34am

    Democracy Now! looks at the historic workers’ victory at the Elmwood Starbucks store in Buffalo, New York, where workers successfully voted to unionize last week, making them the first to do so among the coffee chain’s 9,000 locations in the United States

  • PowerPoint Doc via Meadows Spells Out Trump's Failed Scheme to STEAL the 2020 Election: 'BradCast' 12/13/2021

    Posted by Brad Friedman at Monday, December 13th, 2021 10:11pm

    Breaking news over the weekend, the release of a PowerPoint document called "Election Fraud, Foreign Interference & Options for JAN 6". It was obtained by the U.S. House Select Committee investigating January 6, from Donald Trump's former Chief of Staff Mike Meadows.

  • WHEN A MESSAGING PROBLEM ISN’T A MESSAGING PROBLEM

    Posted by Rick Smith at Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 10:50am

    Sifting through the settled dust of the Virginia elections and the mind-numbing postmortem shouting from every wannabe pundit with a Twitter account, I can’t help but feel as if those of us on the left can be counted on to consistently and sometimes acrobatically miss the point....

  • RICK SMITH AND CARY HARRISON ON THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY RADIO

    Posted by Rick Smith and Cary Harrison at Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 10:43am

    Listen in as Rick Smith and Cary Harrison discuss the dominance of corporate interests on American radio stations, and what we need to do to restore balance on the airwaves

  • There'd Be No Trucker Shortage If the Industry Took Care of Its Drivers: 'The BradCast'

    Posted by Brad Friedman at Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 9:18pm

    We're joined by NICOLÁS RIVERO of Quartz, to discuss his recent myth-busting, deep-dive reporting on our current, pre-Christmas, "post-pandemic" supply chain issues and why, despite no shortage of bad reporting on this, a shortage of truck drivers is not actually to blame.

  • GET READY FOR THE STRIKETOBER COUNTERPUNCH - The Rick Smith Show

    Posted by Brett Pransky at Thursday, October 28th, 2021 11:03am

    While October has been renamed #Striketober due to the increasing number of labor actions going on across the country, and the coverage of those actions has been fairly positive, this trend simply can’t continue, and there are a number of very simple reasons why.

  • California is the second most vegan state for 2021

    Posted by Report Published by Isaac Robertson of Total Shape at Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 1:51pm

    With its reputation for liberalism and support for progressive causes, it’s no surprise that California is one of the most vegan states in the US. The surprising thing is that it’s not #1 on the list - Nevada is.

  • THE ELAINE MASSACRE - A day in Labor History the year was 1919

    Posted by Rick Smith at Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 12:41pm

    Labor History from the year 1919 September 30th.
    That was the day that began the Elaine Massacre. The massacre took place in Arkansas, where more than 100 black farmers and sharecroppers were gunned down for daring to organize their labor. The Year before, a black farmer by the name of Robert L. Hill had founded the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America. Union members pooled their money to purchase land. Read more....

  • Trump Didn't Try to 'Subvert Results', He Tried to STEAL the 2020 Election!: 'BradCast' 10/7/2021

    Posted by Brad Friedman at Thursday, October 7th, 2021 7:47pm

    In January, we reported on "How Trump Attempted to Use DoJ to Steal the Election". Why do our nation's corporate media outlets still have so much difficulty reporting it as such, despite the growing mountain of evidence on the attempted theft of a Presidential election by a sitting U.S. President?

  • 'Enough is Enough': Yet Another Major Oil Disaster Fouls California Coastline: 'BradCast' 10/4/2021

    Posted by Brad Friedman at Monday, October 4th, 2021 7:15pm

    With a long history of fossil fuel disasters up and down the California coastline, another one erupted over the weekend here in Southern California, as we discuss at the top of today's BradCast

  • TEACHING US TO ACCEPT THE LIES

    Posted by Rick Smith at Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 3:16pm

    In a recent episode of The Rick Smith Show, we spoke with author Jason Stanford about a book he co-authored called “Forget the Alamo.” An examination of the actual events that occurred there, and also of the mythology that replaced those events in our history books. Rick Smith can be heard Sundays at 11am on KPFK 90.7 FM

  • THE SURVEILLANCE STATE

    Posted by Rick Smith at Thursday, September 9th, 2021 11:32am

    The 9/11 anniversary has always been cause for reflection and remembrance, but the 20th anniversary of that terrible day happening within a few days of the withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan gives us cause for a necessary, overdue, and in many ways difficult look in the mirror.

  • ROOSEVELT SIGNS SOCIAL SECURITY INTO LAW this day in 1936

    Posted by Rick Smith at Monday, September 6th, 2021 6:12pm

    Social Security has become an indispensable part of the American social safety net, but it’s also something we often take for granted. Listen to Rick Smith tell the story of the day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, and what it has meant to Americans ever since.

  • Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers For Arms Trafficking

    Posted by Ian Masters at Friday, August 6th, 2021 11:18am

    We look into the Mexican government’s lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers accusing them of arms trafficking and fueling the torrent of bloodshed in Mexico

  • Establishment Dem Tops Progressive in OH's U.S. House Special Election 'BradCast' 8/4/2021

    Posted by Brad Friedman at Friday, August 6th, 2021 11:11am

    ...and 'Death by DeSantis': 'BradCast' 8/4/2021 Guest: The Nation's John Nichols on all of that, plus infrastructure; Also: We found a Republican Governor who seems to regret killing people!...

  • COVID Surge in Unvaxxed Trump Country and US (Almost) Out of Afghanistan: 'BradCast' 7/8/2021

    Posted by Brad Friedman at Thursday, July 8th, 2021 9:14pm

    On the BradCast, we're still trying to clean up the deadly mess from the past four years of Donald Trump and the nearly 20 since 9/11.

  • Sojourner Truth Radio: July 7, 2021 – Haiti Assassination

    Posted by Margaret Prescod at Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 5:46pm

    The controversial President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, was assassinated in his home last night. His wife was injured and is hospitalized. A team of assassins, some of whom reportedly spoke English with a U.S. accent, as well as others who spoke Spanish, were reported to carry out the hit...

  • Black Wall Street And The Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later

    Posted by Sonali Kolhatkar at Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 7:53pm

    On May 31, 1921 that a white mob in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, went on a racist rampage murdering hundreds of Black residents and setting fire to dozens of Black-owned businesses...

  • The Texas Republican 'Voter Fraud' Fraud

    Posted by Brad Friedman at Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 7:48pm

    Coverage of the ongoing Texas Republican attempt to pass a massive new voter suppression law, known as Senate Bill 7 (or SB7). Also: Very good U.S. COVID news; More bad news for Exxon (but good news for the planet); Bad news for Postmaster General DeJoy...

  • 'Catastrophe Galloping Towards Us' as Democracy Scholars Sound the Alarm

    Posted by Brad Friedman at Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 11:20am

    Political scientist David Faris; Also: FEC fines AMI for 2016 Trump hush-money conspiracy; Dem wins NM U.S. House special in 'landslide'...

  • After Union Defeat, Can Amazon Be Beaten?

    Posted by Sonali Kolhatkar at Monday, April 26th, 2021 7:53pm

    FEATURING KSHAMA SAWANT - A highly watched vote among Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama has resulted in a resounding defeat for the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Union

  • Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide of 1915, Despite Decades of Lobbying & Denialism by Turkey

    Posted by Ali Lexa at Monday, April 26th, 2021 11:57am

    President Joe Biden makes history by explicitly describing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a “genocide,”

  • Jury Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

    Posted by Ali Lexa at Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 12:09am

    A jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. The trial has been one of the most closely watched in recent history, setting off a national reckoning on police violence and systemic racism even before the trial commenced

  • Attacks on Asian American Communities Rising

    Posted by John A. Powell | LA Progressive at Monday, March 22nd, 2021 11:30am

    When a new wave of anti-Asian violence was recently reported to be hitting the Bay Area, news media left us with an impression that we were in the midst of a conflict pitting Blacks against Asians.

  • CA eases way for schools to reopen full-time

    Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, March 22nd, 2021 10:48am

    California just made it significantly easier for K-12 schools to bring students back to campus full-time — but some of the state’s largest districts and most powerful unions are pushing back, suggesting that hundreds of thousands of students may not receive daily in-person instruction this school year.

  • Putting her children before the fields

    Posted by Manuela Tobias at Friday, March 12th, 2021 10:49am

    On average, one in eight Californians have been late on rent during the pandemic, and the majority of them are single mothers.

  • California to hit critical milestone for reopening today

    Posted by ANA B. IBARRA AND RACHEL BECKER at Friday, March 12th, 2021 10:46am

    Here’s what you need to know about what happens next when the state delivers 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to low-income communities.

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