This week the climate justice movement says Black Lives Matter, disaster capitalists are still looting Puerto Rico, and California is neglecting to fix the environmental racism of its oil infrastructure.
The uprising sparked by George Floyd’s death has prompted vows to defund police from officials in New York and Los Angeles, while Minneapolis and Portland’s school systems are moving to end policing in schools.
On today’s show: Executive director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership Neill Franklin; author, historian, and professor Gerald Horne; and activist and recording artist Eze Jackson. Hosted by Kim Brown.
Police across the US have met protesters with violence, tear gas, and rubber bullets. We speak with Otto the Watchdog, injured by police in Denver, and Tawanda Jones, who has led peaceful anti-brutality protests since her brother’s death in custody.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the charges after an independent investigation determined officers at the scene were culpable for Floyd’s death.
The George Floyd uprisings revealed the inadequacies of both Biden and Trump, argues professor Gerald Horne.
As China’s economy reopens, old pollution trends are reappearing. It’s a cautionary tale for other countries as they end stay-at-home orders.
Trump’s rhetoric and actions aren’t the only threat to democracy—state legislatures are also pushing for limits on the right to protest.
Third parties are fighting for survival during the coronavirus pandemic.
Minneapolis organizer Tony Williams speaks about the ongoing uprisings and how groups can work towards the strategic dismantling of the police.
The announced law could establish Chinese security institutions in Hong Kong, ending historically protected freedom around dissent and free speech.
Baltimore’s leading mayoral candidates are embracing calls for change, but their proposals risk worsening mass incarceration and inequality.
Atlanta’s Black Man Lab is a forum where Black men can speak frankly and honestly address their concerns, even in the middle of a pandemic.
Professor Lester Spence argues America is facing two pandemics: COVID-19 and political policing.
Eddie Conway talks with Jacqueline Luqman about the myths surrounding peaceful protests, uprisings, economic oppression and capitalism, valuing property over people, and the country’s founding on violence.
An independent autopsy released by Floyd’s family raises serious questions about the previous findings, which implied underlying health issues were responsible for his death. Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht says police should never place downward pressure on a person in a prone position
Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oil executives get bonuses despite their industry’s economic freefall, offshore drilling in the Mediterranean Sea might be a no-go, and the aviation sector may get a major regulatory gift.
Thousands demand justice for George Floyd as police are caught on camera targeting protesters and journalists.
Corrections officers joined prison abolitionists in a caravan rally protesting the lack of promised testing, PPE, and release of prisoners at four Maryland prisons.
Justice for George Floyd means prosecuting the officers responsible for his death and ending American apartheid, argues Dr. Lawrence Brown.