Shutting Down the Fascist Heather Mac Donald at the Claremont Colleges
Heather Mac Donald is an author who uses an intellectual veneer to justify the slow genocide against Black and Brown people, denying any discrimination against oppressed peoples, and supporting mass incarceration, stop-and-frisk, prison overcrowding and unchecked police violence. She's one of a number of fascist speakers who have been touring college campuses in the past few months. But on April 6, she ran into righteous opposition at the Claremont Colleges, a campus east of Los Angeles. Her speech was shut down by hundreds of students who organized to "Shut Down Anti-Black Fascist Heather Mac Donald." Students are now being threatened with expulsion for this righteous action. We'll speak with one of the many organizers of the protest.
Ten Days of Resistance, April 22 – May 1
We'll also be talking with Nicki from Refuse Fascism on the critically important 10 Days of Resistance. Refuse Fascism is calling for people to organize and join mass contingents of many thousands of people under the banner of: NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America! Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!
Richard Falk on What's Happening in Syria and the Middle East
Richard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years. In 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed him to a six-year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on "the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967."
We'll talk to Richard Falk about recent events in Syria, the Middle East, and the role of the US.
The ACLU Exposes Police Manuals that Train Cops to Profile Immigrants
The ACLU recently wrote a letter exposing police manuals written by a private company, Lexipol, which "suggests that officers may systematically consider English proficiency and even race as a basis for reasonable suspicion of a crime." It also advises local cops on arresting people for federal immigration violations -- and is in use in several California "sanctuary cities." We'll talk with Adrienna Wong, Staff Attorney of the ACLU of Southern California.