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CA bills propose regulating charter school movement; Plus: Oakland resumes mass evictions of homeless encampments

0:08 – How the US persuaded the International Criminal Court to not investigate US-committed war crimes in Afghanistan.

Jamil Dakwar (@jdakwar) is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program, which is dedicated to holding the U.S. government accountable to its international human rights obligations and commitments.

0:18 – New lawsuits seeks justice against Sri Lankan-American official for assassination of outspoken journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge

Carmen Cheung is the Legal Director at the Center for Justice and Accountability (@CJA_News), based in San Francisco, and dedicated to deterring torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other severe human rights abuses around the world through innovative litigation, policy, and transitional justice strategies.

0:34 – KPFA News: Last week, several Democratic lawmakers proposed a 5 year moratorium on new charter schools in California. That proposal is part of a package of bills they say will create more transparency and accountability for charter schools. The measures are stirring hot debate over how well charter schools work…and how they affect the state’s public school system. KPFA’s Christopher Martinez reports.

0:40 – For more on the charter school movement, we’re joined by Nirali Jani is a professor of education at Holy Names University with a focus on privatization of education, and particularly in Oakland.

1:08 – The City of Oakland has resumed eviction of encampments, with major operations going on throughout the city. With the number of unhoused residents estimated in the thousands, the impact is devastating and people say they have no where to go. We spend the hour with Candace Elder, Founder and Director of the East Oakland Collective (@EOakCollective) dedicated to addressing the disinvestment and lack of resources in East Oakland and lack of representation of East Oakland residents in local politics and governing bodies.

Plus, we take listener calls on homelessness and the housing crisis in Oakland.

 

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