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SF Paid $70m for Police-Related Civil Settlements; Atlanta Defunds Shelters While Funding Cop City; Plus, State Terror Roundup

We start today’s show with our ongoing Thursday segment, the State Terror Roundup. Local non-profit news site Mission Local has published a 2-part investigative report this week on civil settlements involving San Francisco law enforcement that has cost taxpayers roughly $70 million dollars since 2010. We’re joined by Will Jarret, Mission Local’s data reporter and … Continued


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Extreme Homophobic Uganda Law Includes Death Penalty for ‘Aggravated Homosexuality’ and Jail Time for ‘Promoting Homosexuality’

It is pride month, and we’re spending intentional time this month – as we do every month – tracking movement for queer liberation and the processes that try to muzzle the rights of our queer families. In today’s episode we look at a homophobic legislative process going on in Uganda, a country where the law … Continued


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Appalachian Roadside Theater; Plus, Resistance in Residence Artist Naru Kwina

Roadside Theater is a professional ensemble of storytellers and theater makers hailing from the mountains of central Appalachia. In its decades since its founding in 1975, the ensemble has taken on the task of people’s theater, engaging social issues and abandoning the ‘fourth wall’ concept in order to bring audiences into the process of cultural … Continued


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Criminalization of Gender Violence Survivors; Plus, Resistance in Residence Artist Naru Kwina

Criminalization of gender-based violence was meant to protect victims of violence. But greater state intervention in cases of intimate partner violence, rape, sexual assault, and trafficking has led to the arrest, prosecution, conviction, and incarceration of those victims—the criminalization of survival. Victims of violence are regularly punished by the criminal legal system. Our guest today, … Continued


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Forced Psychiatric Detention Grows Alongside 988; Migrants Shipped to Sacramento; Plus, State Terror Roundup

We start today’s show with our ongoing Thursday segment, the State Terror Roundup. Over the past week, dozens of people seeking asylum, who reached US in the southern area of Texas, were flown to Sacramento, in what critics – including Gavin Newsom – have called a political stunt, led by Florida governor Ron DeSantis, as … Continued


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FBI Raids Stop-Cop-City Supporters in Atlanta; Plus, “Ebony Alert” Could Protect Black Women and Girls

On today’s show: Legislation is moving through the California legislature to create an “Ebony Alert”. With a similar concept to the Amber Alert, an Ebony Alert gives particular emergency focus to the disproportionate disappearances of Black women and girls in the state. We’re joined by Aisha Wahab, the California state senator representing the 10th District, … Continued


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Contra Costa Co Overcharges Black People; Felony Murder Law Imprisons Friends of Victim in Phoenix Police Killing; Plus, State Terror Rounndup

We start today’s show with our ongoing Thursday segment, the State Terror Roundup. Then, Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge David Goldstein ruled on May 23rd that prosecutors have disproportionately charged Black defendants with sentencing enhancements that unfairly target them for life in prison without parole – at about a 40% greater likelihood than non-Black … Continued


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Oakland Mayor’s Budget Maintains Police Funding Amid Major Deficit; Plus, Police Killings Across the US South

On today’s show, we take a deep dive into the mayor of Oakland’s proposed budget, a day after the Oakland City Council had its first meeting about the current budget cycle. The city is facing a $300 million dollar deficit and every department has been cut – except for the police. We are joined by … Continued