May Day Coverage on KPFA

May Day events this year took place against a backdrop of the burgeoning COVID-19 crisis, a growing numbers of strikes and job actions, and deepening inequality. Here at KPFA, our various programs have been documenting the evolving social movements which have risen up to meet the new normal as well as how front line communities … Continued


The coronavirus has laid bare the divisions and inequalities of our society. It’s also exposed the stark differences in possible approaches to the pandemic. Radical scholar Alexis Shotwell argues that we need to frame our fight as one for collective care, rather than containment and control. She discusses solidarity and the lessons of the HIV/AIDS … Continued


0:08 – New unemployment data released today shows 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, or 1 in 5 workers – and the numbers are probably Ben Zipperer is an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, and co-author of the new report ‘Unemployment filing failures’ 0:25 – KPFA News: Now a look at organizing. Housing … Continued


Today on the Show: Undocumented Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, speaks out on how undocumented immigrants are being left out of the recovery. Also Missouri pork plant workers sue pork giant Smithfield Foods for failing to protect them from the Coronavirus infections. We’ll get an update on the treatment of undocumented day laborers. And … Continued