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Protesters brutalized by San Jose police during racial justice demonstrations file lawsuit; Plus: Food Not Bombs Santa Cruz is battling the city to keep distributing food and water

0:08 – A civil rights class action lawsuit has been filed against San Jose for police violence against protesters in demonstrations after the killing of George Floyd

Tifanei Ressl-Moyer is Thurgood Marshall civil rights fellow for the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and one of the attorneys representing plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

0:18 – Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs determine to continue free food service, despite challenges and obstructions by the city.

Keith McHenry (@keith_mchenry) is co-founder of the global movement Food Not Bombs.

*We reached out to Santa Cruz Mayor Donna Meyer for comment – she did not get back to us by airtime.

0:34 – Countless quiet acts of heroism were required for those who needed abortions to get them. And still, not everyone did.

Amy Littlefield (@amylittlefield) is a freelance journalist focused on reproductive health care. Her latest article for The Nation is titled, “As the Pandemic Raged, Abortion Access Nearly Flickered Out.”

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