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…

Trump Budget Violates His Campaign Promises

FEATURING DOUG HENWOOD – Donald Trump released the details of his proposed budget plan for fiscal year 2018 while on a multi-nation tour. The budget, which is called A New Foundation for American Greatness, has deep slashes to education, Medicaid, and food stamp programs and a massive boost to the military. Practically speaking the budget…

Trump Extends TPS Status for Haitians For Only 6 Mos

FEATURING NANA BRANTUO – In the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 100,000 people, President Barack Obama granted “temporary protected status” for undocumented Haitians who fled to the US. That status enabled Haitians to live and work in the US but not apply for permanent residency. Now, just before…

Is the Supreme Court Decision on Gerrymandering a Victory for Voting Rights?

FEATURING DAVID DALEY – A 5-4 decision by the nation’s highest court this week could have major implications for how congressional districts are drawn, and by extension how elections play out. Liberal Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Stephen Breyer, were joined by conservative justice Clarence Thomas in striking down…

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…