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
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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.