Trump’s Saudi Arabia Speech Filled With Contradictions

FEATURING RAHUL MAHAJAN – After more than a 100 days in office, Donald Trump has finally left the country. Over the weekend he embarked on a multi-nation trip starting with Saudi Arabia, then heading to Israel. After that he will make stops in Belgium, Italy, and the Vatican. It was strange that Trump’s first foreign…

Neoliberals, Utopia, and Nightmares

FEATURING MUMIA ABU JAMAL – Mumia has spoken out from inside prison walls for years and recently filed this commentary entitled Neoliberals, Utopia and Nightmares. Listen more at www.prisonradio.org. Mumia Abu Jamal, political prisoner and award winning journalist.

Immigration Agents Arrest Undocumented Activist, Provoking Community Outcry

FEATURING MYISHA ARELLANO – A student at California State University Los Angeles was detained by federal immigration authorities last week, prompting a major outcry from her friends and colleagues. Twenty-two year old Claudia Rueda is a well-known immigrant rights activist, whose mother was taken into custody just days earlier as part of a drug-related sweep….

Palestinian Political Prisoner’s Son Highlights On-Going Hunger Strike

FEATURING ARAB BARGHOUTI – Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners remain on hunger strike while being held in Israeli custody. Among them is the famed activist Marwan Barghouti who has led the weeks-long strike to protest conditions facing Palestinian prisoners. Now, one of his sons, Arab Barghouti, who is currently in the US, has launched a social…

How States Can Make Up Federal Inaction on Climate

FEATURING BASAV SEN – A new report about the migration of trees north- and west-ward in the US in response to climate change, has underscored once more how little time we have left to waste. Climate action has stalled after the Paris Accord, and the election of Donald Trump has thrown a wrench into many…

Chelsea Manning Is Free And Will Appeal Her Conviction

FEATURING NATHAN FULLER – On Wednesday May 17th, whistle blower and political prisoner Chelsea Manning finally breathed freely after her 35-year sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama days before he left office. Manning has been actively posting images of what freedom looks like on social media including her first steps of freedom, her first…

Battle Heats Up Over Bears Ears Monument in Utah

FEATURING CASSANDRA BEGAY – In the last weeks of his presidency, Barack Obama established the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah under the authority of the Antiquities Act. But very quickly after Donald Trump began his tenure, that decision was being reviewed. In April Trump signed an executive order authorizing his Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke,…

Trump Presidency In Deep Trouble As Talk of Impeachment Grows

FEATURING RON FEIN – In the days following the explosive revelations by the Washington Post that Donald Trump revealed sensitive information to Russian diplomats, talk of impeaching the 45th president has grown. The Post revealed that Trump had shared classified information about the Islamic State to Russian officials Sergey Lavrov and Sergei Kislyak last week…

Trump’s “Election Fraud” Panel Gives GOP Cover for Voter Suppression

FEATURING GREG PALAST – Donald Trump, soon after last November’s election, made wild claims about millions of votes cast by non-citizens as a way to explain his popular vote loss. Refusing to back off from those claims, he has now convened a so-called “election fraud” panel to which he named Kansas State Secretary Kris Kobach,…

Sessions Overturns Reforms of Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentencing

FEATURING ANTHONY PAPA – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a memo directing federal prosecutors to seek the maximum penalties for crimes, including drug-related offenses. The move is Sessions’ most serious as Attorney General so far and overturns a major criminal justice reform of the Obama administration. In his memo, Sessions writes, “This policy affirms…