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Our weekly radio show on Pacifica KPFK 90.7 FM (Tuesdays at 4PM) with lead hosts Eric Mann and Tammy Bang Luu, features interviews with frontline organizers from across the globe. We’re picking up a large working class Los Angeles audience, and increasingly, a national audience for our live, streaming webcast (http://www.kpfk.org/listen-live.html). We challenge Rush Limbaugh talk radio and offer a punchier, tougher, multi-racial alternative to Air America. It is a show that focuses on strategy and tactics, social movements, radical and revolutionary thinkers, strategists, organizers, and mass leaders--asking the question "What is to be Done?"

Recent Shows

Robert Weil: The free market and grassroots resistance in contemporary India and China

An expert on modern China and India talks about the transition to market socialism in China, the growing Maoist movement in India, and the historically divergent and increasingly convergent paths of two global economic superpowers emerging in Asia.

Gary Grant: Shirley Sherrod, racial hypocrisy, & Black farmers

The President of the Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Association, himself the son and grandson of Black farmers, talks about the hypocrisies of the Shirley Sherrod controversy -- how the US Department of Agriculture caved to a fallacious right-wing attack by firing a veteran of the Black civil rights movement while white USDA officials continue denying justice to Black farmers by flouting the federal court decision in the civil rights case Pickford vs Glickman.

Rick Wolff: Austerity & Class War in Europe & the US

The well-known radical economist breaks down the economic and political crisis in Greece and the grassroots response from the Greek Left, drawing paraelles between the so-called austerity crisis sweeping Europe and the deep crisis here in the US, and what long-term and short-term demands should be advanced by the a US movement in waiting.

Marisa Franco & Hamid Khan: Resisting SB1070 from Arizona to Los Angeles

A report from the frontlines of the battle against SB1070, Franco talks about the mood in Arizona 's immigrant and Latino communities and the state's emerging movement with the implementation day for the draconinian anti-immigrant two days from now. Khan of the LA-based South Asian Network talks about opposition in LA from City Hall to the streets.

Phyllis Bennis: Afghanistan after the Wikileaks war logs

Authoritative writer-activist from the Institute for Policy Studies reflects on Congress's approval of a $33 billion war spending bill just two days after Wikileaks released 90,000 classified documents from the Afghan war. How will this leak, the largest of its kind in US history, impact the image of the war and the strength of anti-war forces?

Immanuel Wallerstein: From nuclear saber-rattling in the Middle East to global economic depression, understanding contemporary

One of the great social scientists of the 20th century offers incisive analysis on the Iran/Israel/US tensions, the global economic crisis, and grassroots resistance bubbling in Europe and the US

Mark Weisbrot: Behind's Stone's South of the Border

Co-author of Oliver Stone's new film South of the Border reflects on the film's profiles of charismatic leaders of the new Latin America Bolivarian block and how the US media response to the film reflects what's wrong with US understandings of the Latin American Left.

Thandisizwe Chimurenga: Breaking down the Oscar Grant murder trial

Covering the trial from its opening day, Thandi reports on the key arguments and counter-arguments as well as the racial dynamics inside the Court Room in the case against former Oakland Police Officer Johannes Mehserle for the murder of 22-year old Oscar Grant on January 1, 2009.

Ana Rosa Rizo & Felipe Aguirre: Maywood's Progressives in the Spotlight

 Maywood's progressive Mayor and City Councilor reflect on the achievements a progressive City Council majority and a well-organized community can achieve in the face of a corrupt police department and attacks from conservatives locally and nationally. 

US Social Forum Special Edition: Ai-jen Poo on NY's historic domestic worker rights victory & the USSF Excluded Workers Congress

The Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance discusses the historic passage of a domestic worker bill of rights through the New York state legislature last week, and the Exlcuded Workers Congress of domestic workers, day laborers, farm workers and others in Detroit.

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