Does Trump Plan on Deporting 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants?

FEATURING MEETH SONI – Two memoranda issued by the Department of Homeland Security builds on an executive order signed by Donald Trump in January over new immigration guidelines. The promises that Trump made during his campaign to deport immigrants, which many of his own supporters didn’t actually believe, are being implemented with frightening swiftness. President…

Debate Erupts in UK Over Trump State Visit

FEATURING AISHA DODWELL – You may not have heard about it but Americans are not the only ones protesting Donald Trump and his xenophobic policies. Earlier this week thousands of people in London and other UK cities held mass protests against Trump, specifically over a state visit that he has been invited for. Activists projected…

Trump’s Presidency Has Unleashed More Hate

FEATURING MARK POTOK – A day after a number of Jewish Community Centers closed down after receiving phone threats and a Jewish cemetery in Missouri was desecrated, Donald Trump finally denounced anti-Semitism. He did so very briefly during a scripted speech at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday saying, that…

Pruitt Confirmation to Head EPA Spells Disaster for Climate

FEATURING ABIGAIL DILLEN – The Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been denounced by most major organizations working to curb pollution and climate change. Pruitt, who was Oklahoma’s State Attorney General, is considered one of the “leading advocates against the EPA,” with multiple lawsuits against the agency he…

Thousands Gather for Immigrant Rights in LA

SPECIAL REPORT BY TAMI HAMADA WORONOFF – On Saturday, just two days after a nationwide “Day Without Immigrants” strike, thousands of people gathered on a rainy day in downtown Los Angeles to show support for immigrant rights. It has been a disturbing four weeks since Donald Trump took office as President, with his “Muslim ban,”…

With Trump in White House, GOP Chips Away At Reproductive Rights

FEATURING CHRISTINE GRIMALDI – The GOP-dominated House of Representatives on Thursday moved a step closer to defund Planned Parenthood of some of its funding. The House passed a bill designed to block the organization’s clinics from receiving Title X funding, which covers STD screening, contraception, breast exams, and PAP smear tests, but not abortion. The…

Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals

FEATURING JONATHAN SMUCKER – In our on-going coverage of how political organizing can take on the Trump agenda, we turn next to a long time activist and writer Jonathan Smucker, who’s new book Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals, examines movements like Occupy Wall Street, to understand how best to take on the political establishment….

Understanding the Flynn Resignation Scandal

FEATURING LARRY JOHNSON – The resignation of Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor and retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn represents the largest scandal so far of the extraordinarily young administration. Less than a month after Trump took office, the questions of why Flynn had repeated contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak over the…

Why Fast Food CEO Puzder Withdrew From Labor Nomination

FEATURING RONTEL BATIE – Yet another aspect of the political turmoil of this week is the fact that fast food CEO Andrew Puzder has withdrawn his name as Labor Secretary nominee. Puzder faced broad opposition from Democrats, labor unions, and worker organizations for his anti-labor policies as CEO of a fast food empire. But what…

The Oroville Dam Crisis Is Part of a Greater Problem

FEATURING JULIET CHRISTIAN-SMITH – An evacuation order for nearly 200,000 Californians in the Sacramento Valley over the danger of a dam breaking has been lifted. But with more rain coming to the drought-stricken state, many residents are opting to remain clear of the Oroville Dam. The 50-year old, 770 foot high dam is the US’s…