Experts on needed policy solutions for domestic violence; A Florida anti-fascist organizer is sentenced unfairly; Plus Guatemalan anti-corruption prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval

YPG fighters in the woods of Afrin Region during Operation Olive Branch, February 3, 2018. | Image by Kurdishstruggle is licensed under CC 2.0.

On today’s show:

0:08 – Jennifer Becker, Deputy Legal Director of Legal Momentum joins us to discuss the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and the direct actions taking place during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

0:20 – Colsaria Henderson, Board President of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (@cpedvcoalition) joins us to discuss policy alternatives to the carceral model that has undergirded domestic violence legislation for decades.

0:34 – We open up the phone lines to hear your suggestions for topics to cover on UpFront.

1:08 – Natasha Lennard (@natashalennard), columnist for The Intercept and part-time professor at the New School for Social Research joins us to tell the story of Daniel Baker, a Florida anti-facist yoga teacher, army vet, and YPG fighter who was recently sentenced to 44 months in prison for his social media posts calling for armed resistance to the January 6 riots.

1:34 – Katherine Monahan reports on tenants in unincorporated parts of Alameda County who are requesting help from the County through rent control legislation.

1:37 – Brian speaks with Juan Francisco Sandoval, a Guatemalan anti-corruption prosecutor who headed Guatemala’s Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity until July, when he was fired and fled the country.

1:51 – Cat and Brian unpack the Oakland MACRO vote.


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