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Demolition of Homeless Encampment

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We speak with Candice Elder, Founder and Executive Director of The East Oakland Collective and Maowunyo de Asis aka ‘Needa B,’ Founder of The Village in Oakland Needa B and Candace about demolition of homeless encampment on High Street in Oakland, California.  


We speak with Chilean Hip Hop artist Ana Tijoux about what’s going on in Chile. We talk with former City Council Member Wilson Riles about him being brutalized by police in Oakland, California.


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Marijuana Equity

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On today’s program we look at the upcoming marijuana tax vote on equity. As of 2019, 33 states and Washington, D.C., had passed laws legalizing or decriminalizing medical marijuana; an additional 13 states had legalized the use of cannabis oil, one of the non-psychoactive ingredients found in marijuana, for medical purposes. Seventeen of the states … Continued


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In Conversation with Greg Palast

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Greg Palast talks about the PG&E blackout being a blackmail tactic and ongoing voter suppression throughout the U.S. Greg Palast has been called the “most important investigative reporter of our time — up there with Woodward and Bernstein” (The Guardian). In September 2016, before US Presidential Elections, Palast released his movie, The Best Democracy Money Can … Continued


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In Conversation with John Carlos Frey

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On Tuesday, June 25th in Berkeley, California John Carlos Frey read from his book, “Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border” and discuss America’s immigration policies, the militarization of the border and American Racism. Today’s program will feature his talk and the film Harvest of Empire. John Carlos Frey “Sand and Blood … Continued


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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY – Special Fund Drive Programming

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On today’s show we’ll look at the film, TAKING ALCATRAZ. The film explores the events that led up to the 1969 Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island as told by principal organizer, Adam Fortunate Eagle. The story unfolds through Fortunate Eagle’s remembrances, archival footage and photographs. Also appearing in the film is John Trudell, LaNada … Continued


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In Conversation with Joy Degruy

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CIIS Public Programs Podcast Presents JOY DEGRUY “Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome” In this episode, author Joy DeGruy is joined in conversation by CIIS Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Denise Boston to explore how trans-generational trauma and systems of oppression have influenced race relations in America today.


Love & Solidarity James Lawson & Nonviolence In The Search For Workers’ Rights An exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson. “A must see for students, teachers, and activists.” Premilla Nadasen, Assoc. Prof. History, Barnard College photo credit @ copyright Love & Solidarity film