Oakland

Protesters Disrupt Governor's Task Force on Climate and Forests

Protesters Disrupt Governor’s Task Force on Climate and Forests

September 13, 2018

The task force was created to use carbon credits to fight climate change and deforestation, but protesters say the program harms Indigenous people and doesn’t curb emissions

Reflecting on the Legacy of Congressman Ron Dellums: A True People’s Warrior

August 5, 2018

Ron Dellums was first elected to Congress in 1971, when he stood with the Panthers. Then the Marine veteran launched a Vietnam war crimes investigation and was singularly responsible for legal sanctions against South Africa. We are joined by Bob Scheer to reflect on the legacy of Congressman Ron Dellums, a true people’s warrior

Big Oil and Climate Science on Trial

March 30, 2018

Climate change science is basis of San Francisco and Oakland’s legal case against Big Oil companies, to make them pay billions for rising public cost of rising sea level due to global warming. In a surprise move, Chevron admits humans are causing climate change but says the company is not liable

Will Tipped Workers Get Excluded Again From Minimum Wage Hike?

March 14, 2014

Federal tipped workers’ $2.13 hour wage hasn’t been raised since 1991, but will the Harkin-Miller bill be enough of a raise?

Tragic Slaying by Bay Area Police Remembered 5 Years Later

January 2, 2014

Quest for justice continues 5 years after slaying of Oscar Grant, unarmed 22 year old African American killed while detained in police custody

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 7, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer tells the story of his radicalization in the movement against the Vietnam War and turning his back on a professional career to take up working class activism

New Military Detention Powers Threaten Basic Rights

May 23, 2013
Among items transfered to local law enforcement agencies have been assault rifles and grenade launchers, even Blackhawk helicopters and .50 caliber machine guns; In fiscal year 2011 alone, the Pentagon transferred almost $500 million worth of materials to domestic law enforcement – near double the previous year’s total

The Extrajudicial Killings of Black People by Police

April 11, 2013
Kali Akuno: Study shows that every 28 hours a Black person is killed in the USA and that only 13 percent were actually involved in an activity that threatened someone’s life

“Is ‘Supercop’ William Bratton the Answer to Oakland’s Police Problem?”

February 25, 2013

Oakland recently hired famed police chief William Bratton as a consultant in an effort to find a solution to its ongoing problems with its Police Department