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Congress to use War Powers Act over Iran to limit Trump’s powers to attack; Plus: How Women living with HIV/AIDs confront inequality with sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes

0:08 – Congress to use War Powers Act over Iran, set to vote later today.

Mitch Jeserich is the host of Letters and Politics, and Pacifica’s Congressional correspondent.

0:20 – What’s the impact of new sanctions on Iran?

Nicholas Mulder (@njtmulder) is a historian and postdoctoral associate at Cornell University, currently working on a history of economic sanctions. 

0:34 – Author interview: Celeste Watkins-Hayes (@watkinshayes) is a professor of sociology and African American studies, and faculty fellow at the Institute of Policy Research at Northwestern University. She’s author of The New Welfare Bureaucrats: Entanglements of Race, Class and Policy Reform – her new book is Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality.

1:08 – Mental Health First is a first responder program that recently launched in Sacramento, specifically to respond in mental health crises without police.

Asantewaa Boykin, RN is the co-founder Anti Police-Terror Project (@APTPaction), and leads the Sacramento Chapter.

1:18 – In Mississippi, 5 people have been killed and over 20 wounded amid a statewide prison lockdown. Mississippi has one of the nation’s highest rates of incarceration, with chronic overcrowding in prisons across the state, according to Democracy Now. Advocates say the violence and tensions have escalated due to a crackdown on protests against the inhumane living conditions, sewage leaks, pests, lack of food and medical care. We speak with Bezal, an organizer with IWOC – Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of Mississippi.

1:34 – Author interview: Jenny Brown (@JennyBrownLN) is a national Women’s Liberation organizer and former editor of Labor Notes, a media and organizing project centered on the union movement. She’s the author of Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now and her new book is Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work. (Rebroadcast)

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