The entire staff at Dorsey High School may be fired! Sharonne Hapuarachy
and Taylor Broom discuss "Reconstitution" and what the impacts are for
the student and the community and the movement to stop it.
As the presidential election draws near, the right wing has increased their efforts at voter suppression. Journalist and political commentator Erin Aubry discusses Right Wing voter suppression strategies and the influences of Obama on Black movement building.
Sharonne Hapuarachyand Taylor Broom help us understand how LAUSD is threatening to destroy another historic South Los Angeles High School with "Reconstitution"--a radical and racist restructuring program.
Diane Fujino discuses her recent book, Samurai Among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life. The book has generated an intense debate on the historical record about Aoki and the Black Panthers.
Barbara Lott Holland, organizer with the Community Rights Campaign of Los Angeles, and Zachary Norris, Co-Director of Justice for Families, discuss their new report called "Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice".
Kitzia Esteva a dozen undocumented immigrants were arrested in front of the Democratic National Convention. The protest was the culmination of a month long UndocuBus Tour they took from Phoenix to Charlotte, visiting along the way many groups who are fighting for immigrant rights.
Alex Sanchez-former gang member and peace activist, and Luis Rodriguez-poet and author, discuss El Salvador's unprecendented gang truce which was initiated by the County's Top gang leaders and facilitated by top government and church officials.
Cinthia Gonzalez discusses The Labor Community Strategy Center's Civil Rights rally: President Obama: Enforce, Restore, Expand Our Civil Rights! and the broader work of the Bus Riders Union and training young organizers as a youth organizer with the Community Rights Campaign.
Kim McGill discusses recruiting and training young organizers around the issues of the juvenile Injustice system, police and prison funding, the school to prison pipeline, what it means to build a movement led by people and communities of color, especially youth of color.
Carla Gonzalez. Carla is a community rights activist and co-founder and leader of the Summer Youth Organizing Academy (SYOA). Carla has been doing amazing work recruiting and training young high school age organizers for many years now from many of LA's inner city high schools.
Professor Miguel Tinker Salas, on the presidential elections that took place in Mexico on Sunday. Now that the elections are over, what can we expect A) will be the real consequences for the Mexican people and, B) what will the consequences be for movement building in Mexico and in the U.S.?
The Strategy Center organizer and policy analyst Crystal McMillan, tells us about the Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill that was just passed by the U.S. Congress and is waiting for Obama's signature. This is a huge bill worth $109 billion dollars over two years and we'll find out what the Strategy Center is asking Obama to do to strengthen it.
Evelyn Servin, Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, and Ingrid Chapman tell us about the intense struggle that's been happening in the state of Alabama against some of the most vicious anti-immigration state laws in the country.
Betsy Estudillo, an organizer with Dream Team Los Angeles, helps us assess the recent national victory that the Dreamers won from the Obama administration--an executive order stopping deportations of undocumented youth.
Listen to the report back from Tammy Luu and Francisca Porchas who attended the People's Summit in Rio as two of thousands of activists from around the world who went to Rio to put pressure on the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainability.