Gearing Up For Counter-Protest

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We begin today’s show with Mira Nabulsi’s coverage of the Berkeley press conference on the counter-demonstrations taking place this weekend. Then, we hear from two local activists who are involved in such protests here in Berkeley.

We speak with Jason Wallach, a member of the Mobilization Committee and one of the original members of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Oakland/Bay Area. He is an Oakland resident, a small business owner, and one of the organizers of the Resist Racist Violence and Hate rally on August 27. 

Then, we talk to Alex Schmaus, a member of the International Socialist Organization. The ISO is one of the initiators of the Bay Area Rally Against Hate counter-demonstration this Sunday.

Next, Salima Hamirani interviews Emiko Petrosky of the CDC and Beverly Upton of the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium about intimate partner violence.

Finally, Richard Wolinsky, host of Bookwaves on KPFA’s Cover to Cover, brings us a review of the Cal Shakes production of Black Odyssey,a re-imagining of Homer’s epic poem in which Ulysses is a Afghanistan war veteran returning home to Oakland. 

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