Over the next 11 days, the Frameline Film Festival will screen 217 films from over 30 countries, in what’s being billed as the largest LGBT film festival ever. We’ll look at some of the films—including “Love Free or Die” about the first-ever openly gay Anglican Bishop, and “Call me Kuchu” about the persecution of gays … Continued
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A state Senate committee advances a measure to limit local police cooperation with the Secure Communities federal immigration program. It would also tighten rules preventing racial profiling. Spain agrees to a bank bailout worth 100 billion Euros — will it mean fresh austerity measures? And nurses at Sutter hospitals around the Bay Area hit picket … Continued
Owners of the Golden State Warriors say they intend to move the NBA franchise to a new coliseum to be built in San Francisco, but the city of Oakland cries foul, saying the team is trying to wriggle out of paying some seventy million dollars. We’ll speak with the grassroots group “Save Oakland Sports” and … Continued
Shell Arctic Drilling & Earth’s Tipping Point; Casserole Revolution; Butte County Medical Cannabis Custody Battle
US drone strikes in Pakistan and airstrikes in Afghanistan kill civilians. Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Lahore University professor Junaid Ahmad. And 16 months after the start of a massive grassroots uprising in Wisconsin, a campaign to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker fails. Is organized labor wasting its energy on electoral politics? John Hamilton speaks with Progressive … Continued
UC-Berkeley Police Beatings Reviewed; Heat Deaths and Cal/OSHA; Cal Prison Sentences Rise; Sierra Club Solar Initiative
Pacifica Evening News Capitol Correspondent Christopher Martinez discusses California election results; Shannon Minter of the National Center for Lesbian Rights on Proposition 8, as the struggle for marriage equality heads to the US Supreme Court; Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Los Angeles activist Carlos Montes after felony charges against him are dropped; and Young Workers United welcomes … Continued
Wisconsin voters cast ballots in an historic recall election that could make Republican Scott Walker just the third governor in U.S. history to be recalled from office. We speak with Liz DiNovella of the Progressive Magazine and labor historian Frank Emspak. Plus an exclusive interview with long-time political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who discusses the Occupy … Continued
Ross Mirkarimi makes his case for why he should remain San Francisco Sheriff following a guilty plea in a domestic abuse case; plus unemployment rises again; and Sonali Kolhatkar on the Mexican presidential election.