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?"
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: 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.
US Social Forum Special Edition: Stephanie Guilloud on crafting a new people's agenda at USSF's People's Movement Assemblies
An organizer with the Atlanta-based Project South talks about how 50 distinct People's Movement Assemblies will build unity and collective strategy among and between social movements at this month's US Social Forum.
An organizer from the Prisoners of Conscience Committee discusses the Los Angeles trial for the murder of Oscar Grant, a 23-year old Black man shot and killed by police in Oakland on New Year's Eve 2009.
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.
The co-chair of the Tucson-based Coalicion de Derechos Humanos talks about the 100,000-strong march in Phoenix against SB1070 and the next steps in defeating Arizona's draconian new law.
The Bus Riders Union lead organizer recounts the culmination of the Fast for Justice, as 150 BRU members and allies packed the MTA and shut down the Board meeting on May 27 to protest the fare increase.