UpFront

Crackdown on Protestors in Baton Rouge; Venezuela Food Crisis

venezuelaBaton Rouge has exploded into riots since the death of Alton Sterling. The police are responding very intensely, with assault rifles, mass arrests and tanks in streets. Then, this week activists in Oakland handed Libby Schaff a notice that they’re circulating a recall petition. Is the mayor at risk of losing her job? Plus, thousand’s of Venezuelans rush Columbia’s border in search of food. We learn more about the food crisis in Venezuela. 

Guests:

Akeem Muhammad, a protester in Baton Rouge

Sister Alison McCrary, president of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild

Miguel Tinker Salas, Latin American historian and professor at Pomona College in Claremont, California

 

• The cost of independent media is high. Donate today to KPFA!      • Get Woke with Rising up with Sonali at 5 am, Democracy Now at 6 am, Upfront at 7 am and Democracy Now again at 9 am      • For more morning news and information check out UpFront daily 7am-9am      •       

Share This