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Making America Racist Again - a new documentary by the Rising Up With Sonali crew
See the trailer above and watch the whole documentary and more from KPFK HERE
This 75 minute film draws from original television interviews from the KPFK program "Rising Up with Sonali", featuring Alicia Garza, Chris Hedges, Bill Fletcher Jr., Kshama Sawant, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rosa Clemente, George Monbiot, Ralph Nader, Melina Abdullah, Arun Gupta, Frances Moore Lappe, Henry Giroux, Courtney Morris, Ibram X. Kendi, Deepa Iyer, Zahra Billoo, Christian Picciolini, Arlie Russel Hochschild, Tarso Ramos, and many others. The film explores how the US could have elected Donald Trump in 2016 and traces the history of racism, bigotry and scapegoating all the way to the formation of the nation. It examines the vulnerable communities that are being impacted today, how the so-called Alt Right has risen as a new and terrifying form of white supremacy, and ends on a hopeful note of how contemporary anti-racist activism is rising to meet today's challenges.
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Trump Cancels North Korea Meeting
FEATURING JOHN FEFFER – After days of warning signs that the highly anticipated Singapore summit may not happen, Donald Trump on Thursday morning announced that he was pulling out of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The President tweeted, “Sadly, I was forced to cancel the Summit Meeting in Singapore with Kim...
Is China Buying Trump Off Through Business Loan?
FEATURING LORI WALLACH – Donald Trump is once more at the center of what appears to be a blatant quid-pro-quo situation regarding the office of the President and his personal business affairs. Trump is reportedly easing up on sanctions aimed at a problematic Chinese phone manufacturer named ZTE as part of a potential US-China trade...
Horrific Abuses Revealed of Immigrant Kids – Under Obama
FEATURING MITRA EBADOLAHI – Newly obtained documents by the ACLU from the Department of Homeland Security reveal horrific abuses of undocumented children in US custody – under Barack Obama’s presidency. More than 30,000 pages of documents dated between 2009 and 2014 were obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests and analyzed. The resulting report which...
Making America Racist Again – New Documentary
Rising Up With Sonali and KPFK are proud to present an original documentary Making America Racist Again, covering the resurgence of overt racism and bigotry in the US, how the roots of racism go back to the formation of the nation, and how people are fighting back. NOTE: Get the film for ONLY $10 right...
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Cuban Exile & CIA Agent Luis Posada Carriles Dies a Free Man in U.S. Despite Years of Terrorism
Former CIA operative and Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles died Wednesday just outside of Miami. He was 90 years old. Posada Carriles is best known as the suspected mastermind of the 1976 bombing of a Cubana airline jet. For decades, the U.S. refused to extradite Posada Carriles to face terrorism charges, despite demands by Cuba and Venezuela. Posada Carriles later publicly admitted ties to a series of hotel bombings in Cuba in 1997. In 2000, he was arrested in Panama City for plotting to blow up an auditorium where Fidel Castro would be speaking. Despite his record, Luis Posada Carriles died a free man in Florida. We get reaction from José Pertierra, a Cuban attorney based in Washington, D.C. He represented the Venezuelan government in its efforts to extradite Luis Posada Carriles, and also represented Elián González in 2000-2001.
Bill Cosby Rape Survivor Says Black Women Face Disproportionate Pressure Not to Speak Out on Assault
Harvey Weinstein surrendered to police Friday, facing charges that he sexually assaulted two women. His arrest comes just one month after the public downfall of another extremely powerful man in entertainment—comedian Bill Cosby. Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. She was the former director of operations for the women's basketball team at Temple University. Like Weinstein, Cosby has been accused of rape and sexual assault by dozens of women, also in cases stretching back decades. The 80-year-old comedian is now facing up to 30 years in prison and will be sentenced later this summer. In Los Angeles, we speak with visual artist and actor Lili Bernard, who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her in the early 1990s when he mentored her in preparation for her guest starring role on "The Cosby Show." We also continue to speak with Louise Godbold, who survived sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.
"It Is About Bloody Time": Harvey Weinstein Assault Survivor Reacts to Arrest in NYC on Rape Charges
The former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to police this morning, as a Manhattan prosecutor brings charges that Weinstein sexually assaulted two women. His bail is expected to be set at $2 million. Law enforcement officials said Weinstein would be charged with first-degree rape and third-degree rape in one case, and with first-degree criminal sex act in a second. It's the latest stunning development in Weinstein's downfall, which rocked Hollywood and helped spark a global movement of women coming forward to accuse men of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. Part of the New York case stems from the accusations of former aspiring actress Lucia Evans, who says Weinstein sexually assaulted her back in 2004. In total, more than 100 women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment, in cases that stretch back decades. In Paris, we speak with Louise Godbold, the executive director of Echo Parenting & Education and author of the blog post, "My Encounter with Harvey Weinstein and What It Tells Us About Trauma."
As Trump Pulls Out of N. Korea Summit, Women Activists Head to DMZ to Promote Korean Peace Process
President Trump has canceled plans for a June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. A top official in North Korea's foreign ministry said Friday that Kim Jong-un is still willing to meet with Trump at any time and that the cancellation of the summit was "extremely regrettable." In a letter to Kim, Trump cited Kim's "tremendous anger and open hostility" in recent comments as his reason for canceling the talks. Trump went on to write, "You talk about nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used." Trump sent the letter just hours after North Korea declared it had destroyed one of its nuclear weapons test sites. According to a report from NBC, the decision was made so abruptly the Trump administration did not have time to notify congressional leaders or foreign allies, including South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In Seoul, South Korea, we speak with Christine Ahn, founder and international coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War. And in Washington, D.C., we speak with investigative journalist Tim Shorrock, correspondent for The Nation and the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism in Seoul.
Trump (and AL Sec. of State) Violating Free Speech Rights on Twitter: 'BradCast' 5/24/2018
On today's BradCast: Our last show before a long holiday weekend packs a wallop and finds not just the President of the United States in violation of the Constitution, but also Alabama's Secretary of State. Also: zombies! [Audio link to show follows below.] First up, President Trump found an excuse today to bail out of the [...]
'Green News Report' - May 24, 2018
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: EPA blocks mainstream news outlets from water contamination summit; Texas chemical plant explodes days after EPA rescinds safety rules; Shutting down coal plants delivers immediate benefits to pregnant mothers, babies; Kilauea's lava flow threatens geothermal plant; 10 million gallons of fracking sludge spilled into Wisconsin river; PLUS: National Park Service study [...]
Progressives Win Some, Lose Some in Tuesday Primaries in GA, KY, AR, TX: 'BradCast' 5/23/2018
On today's BradCast: Primary elections for the crucial 2018 mid-terms were held on Tuesday in Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas (which held their primary runoffs following the first round of voting back in early March.) That, as hopes for a massive "blue wave" this fall could be fading, at least according to some new polling. [...]
ICE Busted in DACA Case; SCOTUS Approves Wage Theft; TX, FL GOPers Oppose Voter Registration: 'BradCast' 5/22/2018
On today's BradCast: A host of important and troubling news items that you're probably not hearing much about as the corporate media continue their seemingly non-stop focus on investigations into massive Trump corruption. [Audio link to show follows below.] First, a disturbing move by the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday suggests a very dark moment for [...]
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Ruben Luengas interviews Tatiana Clouthier, campaign coordinator for Andres Manuel Lopez-Obredor
KPFK’s Ruben Luengas interviews Tatiana Clouthier, campaign coordinator for Andres Manuel Lopez-Obredor’s campaign to be the next president of Mexico, in this week’s episode of Contragolpe.
Lopez-Obredor, a left-profgressive, is currently well ahead in the polls with less than two months until election day on July 1.
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