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The military coup in Myanmar, and its connection to war crimes against Rohingya; Plus: The new Fred Hampton film and legacy of the Black Panther Party with Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, Oakland’s Carroll Fife and Tur Ha Ak

0:08 – Why the Myanmar military seized power in a coup, and how it’s connected to the war crimes against the Rohingya people.

Wai Wai Nu (@waiwainu) is founder and executive director of Women’s Peace Network. She spent 7 years as a political prisoner in Burma.

0:34 – Unemployment call-ins

Daniela Urban is Executive Director of the Center for Workers’ Rights and special counsel to Legal Aid At Work (@LegalAidAtWork)

1:08 – How raising the federal minimum wage to $15 could benefit workers and the social safety net.

Ken Jacobs is the Chair of the UC Berkeley Labor Center (@UCBLaborCenter). His latest report, co-authored with Ian Eve Perry and Jenifer MacGillvary is “The Public Cost of a Low Federal Minimum Wage”

1:23 – Berkeley Copwatch is holding a forum to hold BPD accountable for excessive force throughout the pandemic.

Andrea Pritchett is co-founder of Berkeley Copwatch (@Copwatch411).

Alecia Harger is a member of the UC Berkeley group, Cops Off Campus, and the Co-Director of the UC Berkeley Organizing Department.

Event: Behind the Mask: Community Forum on Racist Policing in Berkeley During COVID-19

When: *Tomorrow* Wednesday, February 3 at 7pm via Zoom

Info: Find more information on the Berkeley Copwatch Facebook page

1:34 – New film Judas and the Black Messiah premieres at Sundance this week, highlighting more on the story of the assassination of Chairman Fred Hampton for his activism with the Black Panther Party

Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. (@ChairmanFredJr1) political activist and the son of Fred Hampton Sr. a Black Panther who was killed by the Chicago Police in 1969. 

Carroll Fife (@carroll_fife) is the Councilmember for Oakland’s District 3. Also One of the founding members of Moms for Housing.

Tur Ha Ak is the founder of Community Ready Corps (CRC) a liberation organization that combats white supremacy and actively builds and supports self-determination.

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