Legislators announce California Green New Deal to address climate change and inequality; Plus: Harvey Weinstein on trial, what has changed for justice and equity in Hollywood?

0:08 – What would a Green New Deal for California look like?

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (@RobBontaCA) is the state representative for District 9 encompassing Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro, and has authored a new bill – Assembly Bill 1839 – which is a skeleton of a plan, to be negotiated and defined with goals, standards, metrics, and targets for greenhouse gas reductions as well as to address equity and poverty.

0:34 – KPFA News: Continuing with state policy news, this month will also be the last chance for a controversial housing and development bill held over from last session to make it out of the State Senate. Yesterday, San Francisco senator Scott Weiner rolled out the latest version of his SB-50, which would re-zone areas around transit and job hubs in California for denser housing. Weiner was announcing it on the steps of Oakland City Hall with Mayor Libby Schaff. However, their press conference got drowned out by members of Moms 4 housing — a group fighting eviction from a investor-owned home in West Oakland that they took over and occupied after it spent more than two years vacant. KPFA’s Ariel Boone (@arielboone) and Kate Iida (@kiida26) filed this report from Oakland. 

0:42 – Iran fires missiles at US Bases in Iraq

Conn Hallinan is a military analyst, and columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus. 

1:08 – The movie mogul Harvey Weinstein goes to trial this week, charged with rape and sexual assault in New York and Los Angeles – what has changed for justice and equity in Hollywood?

Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) is a writer; founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood, which educates, advocates and agitates for gender equality and inclusion. She’s also the Artistic Director of the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College which is celebrating its 10th anniversary from Feb 27- March 1. 

1:30 – BREAKING: President Trump holds a press conference on Iran, and the airstrikes on US bases in Iraq. We go live.

1:37 – ‘Save Our Democracy: Protest Facebook’ is a campaign to hold the tech giant accountable

Andrea Buffa is an organizer with the Save Our Democracy, Protest Facebook campaign, and formerly executive director of Media Alliance and former campaigns director with Global Exchange.

Event: Save Our Democracy, Protest Facebook Thursday Jan 9th, 4pm – 6pm – Protest targeting lies, hate, and disinformation on Facebook

In-person protest: Facebook headquarters, 1600 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA. NOTE: A bus will be leaving San Francisco’s Civic Center at 3 PM on Thursday.

Online protest: Users will “blackout” Facebook by replacing their Facebook cover and profile photos with a completely black box.


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