Pandemic in ICE Detention: Jonny and Eduardo, Yuba County Jail

Advocates are calling the COVID-19 outbreak at the Yuba County Jail in Marysville, CA a “humanitarian catastrophe.” As of December 28, 2020, 86 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county jail, including five people in ICE custody and 15 staff. Our reporter Lucy Kang spoke to two men incarcerated in the ICE detention … Continued

Pandemic in Prison: Elsie Lee, San Quentin

Earlier this summer, San Quentin State Prison was the site of one of the country’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks. Elsie Lee is a co-founder of Sistas’ with Voices, an advocacy group formed to speak against inhumane conditions in California prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her husband, Wilbert Lee is currently incarcerated in San Quentin. Elsie spoke … Continued

Pandemic in Prison: What it’s like inside California’s prisons and ICE detention facilities as told by people incarcerated and family members

As COVID-19 surged inside California’s prisons, jails and ICE detention facilities, we hear from people incarcerated inside and their family members. Michelle Hoyt’s partner Lyle Crook, 54, is incarcerated at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, CA. She’s been regularly communicating with him and others inside throughout the outbreak. In mid-December, Lyle contracted COVID-19. … Continued

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President-elect Joe Biden slams the Trump administration’s roll out of COVID-19 vaccines. Stay at home orders for Southern California extended as hospitals reach a crisis. Senate leader blocks vote to increase stimulus payments to $2,000 despite President’s … Continued

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. House approves $2,000 coronavirus stimulus paycheck. House overrides President Donald Trump’s veto of $740 billion defense policy bill. California likely to extend stay at home orders, to curb anticipated post holiday COVID-19 surge. WHO marks 1 year … Continued

As we are broadcasting today, and despite the threat of COVID, hundreds of thousands of Sikh and other Indian farmers are protesting in the nation’s capital New Delhi. In this largest organized protest in world history, over 250 million farmers, workers, and their allies are demanding the government to rescind the neoliberal “reform” laws that … Continued

0:08 – Deirdre Cooper-Owens is associate professor of history at Queens College, CUNY, about how American gynecology experimented on enslaved women in her book Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the origins of American Gynecology. 1:08 – New vaccines by Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech offer new hope that an end to the COVID 19 pandemic may be … Continued

0:08 – A class-action lawsuit alleges ICE is violating the constitutional rights of immigrant detainees in Mesa Verde and Yuba County Jail by exposing them to COVID – it’s called Zepeda-Rivas. A recent ruling in the case said ICE and GEO Group were “totally unprepared” for a severe COVID outbreak at Mesa Verde this summer. … Continued

Join host Nancy Kahn and guest, Justin Ameen, an abolitionist and student of Transformative Justice, for a conversation about Call Out and Cancel Culture. Justin shares personal stories from their life, along with examples of how they practice Transformative Justice with their peers. Nancy and Justin discuss the implications of Cancel Culture in relationships, in … Continued