East Palestine derailment chemical safety; Plus, Islamic Republic frees wave of political prisoners; Also,tenant protections for unincorporated areas of Alameda County

0:08 — Rebecca Burns is a reporter for the Lever, writing about derailment safety in Ohio.

0:20 — Greg Karras is an independent consultant, former senior scientist at
Communities for a Better Environment, where he co-authored a report on the risk of running oil trains through the Bay Area.

0:33 — Wendy DeSouza, adjunct professor of Iranian studies at UC Davis’ Middle East South Asia program. Also the author of Unveiling Men: Modern Masculinities in Twentieth-Century Iran.

0:43 — Leo Esclamado, is the Co-Director of Organizing and Program Development for My Eden Voice, a community organization working in unincorporated Alameda County communities.

Ethan Silverstein is a staff attorney at Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE).

*Benyamin Ghafari, mentioned in this episode is a queer non-binary protestor, who has been arrested and whose whereabouts are unknown. The correct pronouns for Benyamin are they/them.