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Up Front – Reese Erlich on Libya and Syria

Independent Journalist Reese Erlich discusses elections in Libya, where there are still some 60 active militias that haven’t given up their arms–also, lessons for Syria. Plus: Berkeley’s council votes on a slew of police refom measures, some of which would set national precedents — councilmember Jesse Arreguin joins us in studio; Oakland’s City Council is … Continued


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Up Front – Sutter Nurses Strike; Anti S-Comm Bill Advances; Eurozone Bailouts

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


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Up Front – US drone strikes in Pakistan and civilian deaths in Afghanistan; Walker recall fails

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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Up Front – California Election Returns; Prop 8 Ruling; Carlos Montes; Wage Theft in San Francisco

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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