Prodemocracy demonstrators clash with law enforcement in Hong Kong in August 2019. Photo by Studio Incendo. On this show: 0:08 – Last Tuesday, China passed a national security law that applies to Hong Kong. It criminalizes secession, subversion, terrorist activities, and collusion with foreign powers — and today, Hong Kong is seeing its first prosecution … Continued

Berkeley tenants and officials protest UC Berkeley’s planned eviction & demolition of affordable housing

About two dozen people rallied in front of 1921 Walnut St. Monday afternoon against UC Berkeley’s plans to buy and possibly tear down the rent-controlled building to make way for student housing.   By Danielle Kaye (@danielledkaye) On April 17, tenants of the rent-controlled apartment building located at 1921 Walnut St. in Berkeley encountered an … Continued

On this show: 0:08 – We talk about the spread of Covid-19 in the Bay Area with Art Reingold, division head of epidemiology and biostatistics at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He says more studies are desperately needed to determine how people are transmitting the virus, and that the nation’s testing infrastructure is being further … Continued

Flyer for “Day of Rage” demonstrations planned in cities worldwide against Israel’s plans to illegally annex occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank On this show: 0:08 – Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones appear to emerge successful in their races for Congress in New York. Charles Booker nearly defeated Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s Senate primary. … Continued

Photo from Twitter user @LATUVyBe On this show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters and Politics weekdays at 10, joins us to talk about the versions of policing reforms being considered in the House and Senate. The main difference, Mitch says, is over the issue of “qualified immunity” for police officers. 0:18 – A boycott … Continued

Mondays with Mitch on UpFront

Remembering Margy Wilkinson, Berkeley activist, organizer and Executive Director of the Pacifica Foundation, COVID-19 surges and the possibility of statehood for Puerto Rico on the table in Congress and more.

Photo taken outside San Quentin State Prison by Zack Haber on Twitter On this show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich is the host of Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM. He joins hosts Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Cat Brooks to talk about the passing of lifelong activist and independent media stalwart Margy Wilkinson, and the House passing … Continued

Protester holds sign at vigil for Tony McDade in Oakland, CA on June 5, 2020 On this show: 0:08 – Chaney Turner is a community organizer and entrepreneur from Oakland, organizing a march Saturday in Deep East Oakland calling for police reform and an end to state-sanctioned violence.  0:18 – Now is the time to … Continued