UpFront PM

UpFront PM – June 15, 2021

Today on UpFront PM:
Vincent Ni (@nivincent), China Affairs Correspondent for The Guardian joins us to talk about NATO’s official language against China, marking them as a threat to the West. Ni argues that Cold War analogies often employed to explain the tension between China and the US are not accurate and instead couches the perceived threat of China by the West in economic terms.
Daniela Urban, Executive Director of the Center for Workers’ Rights (@Center4Workers) and special counsel to Legal Aid At Work (@LegalAidAtWork) joins us to help untangle the bureaucratic maze at EDD, and answers caller questions about how to navigate California’s unemployment system.
Oakland City Council has prepared its rebuttal to Mayor Libby Schaff’s biennial budget. Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas (@nikki4oakland) representing District 2 joins us to discuss her counter proposal. Bas’ budget would reduce police funding by $18 million dollars over two years and instead go toward funding civilian violence prevention and alternatives to police, support for community programs, and small businesses.