0:08 – Protests have rocked Iran since the government admitted to shooting down a passenger plane, killing everyone on board. Plus, we discuss the impact of the new round of US sanctions on Iran. Shahram Aghamir is co-host and -producer of KPFA’s Voices of the Middle East and North Africa. 0:26 – LIVE: Ariel Boone reports … Continued


0:08 – Mondays with Mitch – news roundup on what’s next for the impeachment trial in the Senate, how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is maneuvering politically to try to ensure a fair trials, the escalating hostility by President Trump against Iran, and more. 0:34 – LIVE: Over 100 demonstrators gathered in West Oakland this morning … Continued


0:08 – Colorism is defined as “discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same ‘racial’ group on the basis of skin color.” Like all colonized groups, colorism affects Asian Americans from many different backgrounds and who live in different parts of the US. For more on how colorism impacts the Filipino community in particular, we … Continued


0:08 – Congress to use War Powers Act over Iran, set to vote later today. Mitch Jeserich is the host of Letters and Politics, and Pacifica’s Congressional correspondent. 0:20 – What’s the impact of new sanctions on Iran? Nicholas Mulder (@njtmulder) is a historian and postdoctoral associate at Cornell University, currently working on a history … Continued


0:08 – What would a Green New Deal for California look like? Assemblymember Rob Bonta (@RobBontaCA) is the state representative for District 9 encompassing Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro, and has authored a new bill – Assembly Bill 1839 – which is a skeleton of a plan, to be negotiated and defined with goals, standards, metrics, … Continued


0:08 – The US escalation on Iran and the killing of a commander happened through a targeted airstrike near the Baghdad airport, in Iraq. Days later, the Iraqi Parliament voted to expel US troops from Iraq, and to “end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil.” That means both US and Iran, and it … Continued


0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch We discuss the US escalation on Iran and Iraq with airstrikes and Trump threatening retaliation, including on Iranian cultural sites, which is a war crime. And, in the context of the impeachment – Congress is scrambling to check executive war powers; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given no indication on … Continued


0:08 – On December 12 2019, Indian lawmakers passed a Citizenship Amendment Bill that would give citizens of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh the opportunity to apply for Indian citizenship but they must be Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Jain, Parsi or Buddhist; Muslims are not included. Anti-Citizenship Law protests have erupted across India and continue to escalate. … Continued


0:08 – Jason Stanley is a professor of Philosophy at Yale University. His latest book is How Fascism Works. 0:34 – William Bennett Turner has argued cases before the US Supreme Court, covered legal issues for public television, published widely on free speech, and taught courses on the First Amendment at UC Berkeley for more than three decades. … Continued


0:08 – Hello 2020. This holiday we’re bringing back some of our favorite interviews of the past year. Jen Schradie is a sociologist and Assistant Professor of the Observatoire sociologique du changement at Sciences Po in Paris. Her latest book is The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives. 1:08 – Tim Wu is a policy advocate, … Continued