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Jackson’s water crisis; Kaiser workers on strike; Plus, CA’s AB503

Today’s episode goes deep into the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, where water is no longer running from taps as a result of racist infrastructural failure. Our guest is Joshua Dedmond of Cooperation Jackson who is involved in coordinating emergency water response for residents. Follow Cooperation Jackson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CooperationJXN Check out Cooperation Jackson’s website: … Continued


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Colonial legacies of homophobia and racism w/ Robert Jones Jr AKA Son of Baldwin on his book The Prophets

We spend the hour with Robert Jones Jr, who recently retired his well-known social media handle Son of Baldwin. He discusses his debut novel, The Prophets, which is about two men who are in love, enslaved on the same Mississippi plantation. We talk about how the relationship between colonialism, Western imperialism, and christian hegemony built up … Continued


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Legacy of the Freedom Rides w/ David Dennis Jr; Plus, the Healing Project w/ Samora Pinderhughes

On today’s show: We dive into the legacy of the Freedom Rides with David Dennis Jr, son of legendary civil rights activist and organizer David Dennis Sr. Together, they’ve collaborated on a book called The Movement Made Us – looking not only at the life of David Dennis Sr, chronicling everything from his first freedom … Continued


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Arrests on 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico; Plus, inedible food in Virginia women’s prison

On September 26, 2014, students from a rural teachers college in Ayotzinapa, a town in the Mexican state of Guerrero, were disappeared by state actors and police. Forty-three students completely vanished, igniting years of national protest. Now, the country’s former Attorney General – long thought complicit in the coverup – has been arrested, reopening wounds … Continued


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A rare look into police shooting investigations, in Kansas; Antioch’s latest police scandal; Plus, this week’s State Terror Roundup

Today’s packed show starts by staying on top of the latest in state violence with our weekly State Terror Roundup. We go deep into the Antioch Police Department, where 10% of the city’s police force were suspended in scandal earlier this week, with KPFA’s Frank Sterling. Then we speak with Pulitzer Prize-wining journalist Tom Jackman, … Continued