Landmark air quality rule could severely curtail East Bay refinery pollution; Plus, Black Women Wail gathers for healing in Oakland

On this show:

0:08 – We talk about Israeli opposition parties reaching a deal on a new government to oust Benjamin Netanyahu, and what it means for Palestinians, with Khury Petersen-Smith. Khury (@kpYES) is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, researching U.S. empire, borders, and migration.   

0:34 – We get an update on the stewing efforts to recall San Francisco Unified School District board members and SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin and talk about Mayor London Breed’s budget — which includes millions of dollars in funds that voters approved without her support — with Tim Redmond, political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years and founder and editor of 48hills.org

1:08 – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board is set to vote on a landmark air pollution rule that would severely limit emissions from the Chevron refinery in Richmond and the PBF refinery in Martinez. We speak with Andrés Soto, an organizer with Communities for a Better Environment in Richmond and host of El Show de Andrés Soto here at KPFA.

1:20 – Governor Gavin Newsom has granted pardons to immigrant firefighters who fought wildfires in California while incarcerated and faced deportation by ICE. We talk about this development, and the push for the VISION Act to end the practice of transfers to ICE custody, with Chanthon Bun, Yuri Kochiyama Fellow at the Asian Law Caucus.

1:34 – Dozens of tenants have fired a class-action lawsuit against one of Oakland’s biggest landlords, Mosser Companies, alleging harassment. We talk with Leah Simon-Weisberg, Legal Director for Anti-Displacement and Land Use Programs with ACCE Institute.

1:45 – A Black women-led healing ritual is planned for this Saturday and Sunday in West and East Oakland to end violence against Black women, girls, and femmes. We talk with two cofounders of Black Women Wail, Ashara Ekundayo and Ayodele Nzinga. Listeners can find the Facebook event here.



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