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?"
An organizer in the fight to challenge Islamophobia talks about the controversy of the Islamic Center planned for lower Manhattan -- how the campaign led by Sara Palin, Rick Lazio, and the Anti-Defamation League is the leading edge of a much larger Right-wing offensive against Islam in the US . Where has the Left gotten in wrong on the question of Islam and where is the fightback?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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: Maureen Taylor & Oya Amakisi on culture & resistance in Motown at the US Social Forum
Two Detroit-based organizers on culture and performance at the US Social Forum and the signifiance of Detroit as a host city.