Trump To Withdraw US From Paris Accord, Imperiling Planet

FEATURING JOHN COEQUYT – The Trump Administration has signaled that it will be withdrawing the United States from the historic Paris agreement signed in December 2015. The modest accord was the closest that most of the world’s heads of state came to toward making a collective pledge to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curb the…

GOP Races To Undo Financial Regulations, Freeing Wall Street Firms

FEATURING ISAIAH POOLE – The House Committee on Financial Services voted to pass the so-called Financial Choice Act in early May, sending the deregulation bill to the entire House of Representatives for a vote some time in early June. The Financial Choice Act is represents an undoing of the modest financial reforms enacted after the…

Portland, Oregon Reels From Train Stabbings By White Supremacist

FEATURING DARLENE HUNTRESS – Residents of Portland, Oregon reeled over the Memorial Day weekend after a stabbing incident on a train in which two people died. According to witnesses and local news reports, a white man named Joseph Christian harassed two women of color, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Three other white men…

NAFTA Needs Reboot But For People, Not Corporations

FEATURING TOBITA CHOW – During his Presidential campaign, Donald Trump railed against the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), blaming it for hurting American workers. He said, “Our jobs have fled to Mexico and other places. I am going to renegotiate with NAFTA and if we can’t make a good deal, we’ll make a new…

Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Defeated Yet Again

FEATURING COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER – A federal appeals court has once more handed Donald Trump a defeat by striking down the second iteration of his so-called travel ban, which critics refer to as a “Muslim ban.” Trump’s initial executive order curtailing the entry of people from 7 Muslim-majority nations suffered several legal defeats. In March he…

Trump’s Speech Patterns Have Deteriorated Over the Years. Why?

FEATURING SHARON BEGLEY – President Donald Trump does not seem to be able to articulate himself very well as his unscripted speeches and off-the-cuff comments illustrate. But apparently this was not always the case. STAT, the life sciences publication of the Boston Globe, just published a report questioning whether Trump is experiencing cognitive decline. The…

Rising Up host Sonali Kolhatkar Snags Five LA Press Club Nominations

LOS ANGELES – Veteran morning-drive time Pacifica radio host Sonali Kolhatkar, has garnered 5 nominations for the 59th Southern California Journalism Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Press Club. Three out of Kolhatkar’s five nominations are for her broadcast journalism on Rising Up With Sonali, with two in the category of Best TV Anchor, and…

Brazil’s Crisis Deepens As Calls for Temer’s Resignation Grow

FEATURING MARIA LUISA MENDONÇA – Brazil’s political crisis continues to grow with President Michel Temer deploying national security forces to patrol the capital, Brasilia after a massive demonstration and a fire in the Agriculture Ministry. Temer has revoked the security order but the political damage against him continues to pile up. Having taken office after…

Could The Manchester Attack Tilt UK Elections?

FEATURING SAMEER DOSSANI – British voters will head to the polls in a snap election on June 8th that was called by Prime Minister Theresa May in April. May’s position in the polls was looking shaky in light of Labor Party progressive Jeremy Corbyn’s inroads – until the brutal attack in Manchester outside a youth…

Fast Food Workers ‘March on McDonalds’ in Chicago

FEATURING KENDALL FELLS – Thousands of fast food workers have gathered in Chicago, Illinois this week to “March on McDonalds,” joining with activist groups like the Sierra Club and Patriotic Millionaires in linking the anti-Trump resistance to the Fight for 15 campaign. On Tuesday, an estimated ten thousand people marched from Chicago’s Trump Tower to…