Photo: Hundreds march through downtown Minneapolis in April 2021 during the jury trial for officer Derek Chauvin, who murdered George Floyd. Image by Chad Davis, licensed by CC 2.0. On today’s show: 0:08 – Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police officer who was convicted of 2nd and 3rd degree murder of George Floyd is being … Continued


Felicia ‘Flames’ Elizondo speaks at an anniversary event of the 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria Riots. A celebration of life for Elizondo is planned for July 24, 2021 in San Francisco. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, licensed under CC 4.0   On this show: 0:08 – Two news stories: Katherine Monahan reports on the Assembly District 18 … Continued


Photo: Fidel Castro meets Evo Morales, Rafael Correa, Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. By Alex Castro/Cubadebate, licensed by CC 2.0. On this show: 0:08 – Dan La Botz (@DanLaBotz) journalist, labor union activist, and author of What Went Wrong? The Nicaraguan Revolution: A Marxist Analysis, from Haymarket Books joins us to discuss the crackdown against … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Oakland Black Pride kicks off this week! Olaywa K. Austin (@austinpowrz), Executive Director of Oakland Black Pride talks about the many festivities lined up from Thursday through Sunday – a fitness class, a pub crawl, and a skating session to name a few. 0:18 – Carol Wysinger (@CDubbTheHost), SF Pride … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – We begin in Washington with HR-1, the landmark voting rights legislation which passed the House and has stymied in the Senate because of one Democratic Senator who is determined to work with Republicans. John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) joins us to discuss the contours of the bill and Republican opposition to it. … Continued


On today’s UpFront: 0:08 – We spend the hour with Dr. Gregory Carr (@AfricanaCarr), Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University who joins us to chart the path of making Juneteenth a federal holiday. We start in Washington, just hours before the bill is signed where … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Javier Puente (@puentevaldiva) Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies at Smith College joins us to unpack how newly elected president of Peru, Pedro Castillo came to power. Castillo was a rondero or peasant militia member in his youth and later became a teacher’s union leader. Some observers describe … Continued


Today on UpFront: 0:08 – Tensions roiled in occupied East Jerusalem ahead of an nationalist Israeli flag march through the Old City. Israeli forces launched airstrikes against Gaza military sites in retaliation for incendiary balloons released by Hamas that sparked a series of in Southern Israeli. Khury Petersen-Smith (@KPyes) is the Michael Ratner Middle East … Continued


Today on UpFront: 0:08 – 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 … Continued


Image: Over 500 former staffers on Joe Biden’s presidential campaign co-signed a letter demanding President Biden take steps to end Israel’s occupation of Palestine and ethnic cleansing in neighborhoods like Sheikh Jarrah. On this show: 0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) joins us to talk about Biden’s infrastructure bill and Democrats’ frustration with the filibuster. Maine … Continued