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    • Amazon's Defeat in NYC Galvanizes Movement to End Billion-Dollar Corporate Welfare

      New York City is still reeling since Amazon announced last week that it was scrapping plans to build a major office facility in Queens. The decision came under mounting pressure from grassroots activists and local politicians who opposed the deal. Amazon had announced the project in November after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio offered Amazon nearly $3 billion in tax subsidies to come to the city. But local politicians and community organizers rallied against the tech giant and won. The lawmakers who took down Amazon say their victory is just the beginning of a major fight against tax subsidies for huge companies—which they call "corporate welfare." We speak with New York State Assemblymember Ron Kim, who helped fight Amazon and introduced the End of Corporate Welfare Act to the state Legislature earlier this month.

    • Venezuela in Crisis: As U.S. Pushes Regime Change, Fear Grows of Civil War & Famine

      President Trump called for regime change in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua on Monday, in a major speech urging the Venezuelan military to abandon its support for President Nicolás Maduro and to support self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó. During the speech, Trump said the U.S. seeks a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela, but that all options remain on the table. This comes as a new book out by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reveals Trump privately discussed going to war with Venezuela in 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro responded to Trump's speech in Miami by accusing him of engaging in Nazi-like discourse. We speak with Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodríguez, who headed the Venezuelan National Assembly's Economic and Financial Advisory Office under Hugo Chávez. We also speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. He is the author of several books, including "The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South."

    • Headlines for February 19, 2019

      Trump Attacks President Maduro at Miami Rally, Calls on Military to Defect, President Maduro Fires Back at Trump Attacks on Socialism, Daily Beast: U.S. Considering Extending TPS to Venezuelans, Senator Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Bid, Sen. Warren to Unveil Universal Child Care Plan, West Virginia Teachers Launch Strike, 16 States Sue over Trump's Nat'l Emergency Declaration, Mexican Migrant Dies While in Border Patrol Custody, Transgender Salvadoran Woman Killed After Deportation from U.S., Syria: Bomb Attacks Kill 15 in Idlib, UAE Buys $1.6 Billion in Arms from Raytheon, Yemen: Warring Parties Agree to Start Hodeidah Withdrawal, Kashmir: 9 Killed in Gunfight as India-Pakistan Tensions Mount, GOP Election Fraud Revealed in North Carolina Congressional Race, Iowa Will Not Appeal Ruling on "Fetal Heartbeat" Law, Portland Police Under Fire over Friendly Texts with Far-Right Leader, Justice Ginsburg Returns to SCOTUS After Cancer Surgery

    • Birmingham Civil Rights Group Reoffers Award to Angela Davis—But She Says Community Should Decide

      The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute sparked international outrage in January when it rescinded the Fred L. Shuttlesworth award for civil rights icon Angela Davis, soon after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring her due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinstated the award, but Davis has yet to accept it. Democracy Now! spoke with the president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Andrea Taylor, on Saturday, before an alternate event celebrating Angela Davis hosted by the Birmingham Committee for Truth and Reconciliation. We also spoke with DeJuana Thompson, founder of Woke Vote and a chair of the Birmingham Committee for Truth and Reconciliation.

    Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed

    • Trump Threatens Venezuela, Revives Red Scare

      FEATURING LUCAS KOERNER – President Donald Trump traveled to Miami, Florida and gave a major speech on Venezuela on Monday. During his speech he addressed Venezuelan immigrants living in the US, and exhorted the Venezuelan military to switch its support from the current President Nicolás Maduro, to opposition leader Juan Guido. He also gave an...

    • They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

      FEATURING STEPHANIE E. JONES-ROGERS – When we think about the institution of slavery in America we think of slave-owning whites as almost always men. White men were the perpetrators, the one who spearheaded the slave trade and who pressed for the continued enslavement of African Americans. But what about white women? Were they passive bystanders,...

    • Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers Discusses Her Book ‘They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

      FEATURING STEPHANIE E. JONES-ROGERS – When we think about the institution of slavery in America we think of slave-owning whites as almost always men. White men were the perpetrators, the one who spearheaded the slave trade and who pressed for the continued enslavement of African Americans. But what about white women? Were they passive bystanders,...

    • Support KPFK: More Content, Fewer Fund Drives

      Hi I’m Sonali Kolhatkar, host of Rising Up With Sonali. The program that I host is created and produced every single day by KPFK Pacifica Radio. Because of generous donations from KPFK’s listeners our show airs on community radio stations throughout the country and on cable television stations through Free Speech TV like Dish Network,...

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    BradBlog Newsfeed

    • 'Coordinated, Unlawful, Substantially Resourced' GOP Ballot Fraud Scheme Exposed in NC-9 Race: 'BradCast' 2/19/2019

      On today's BradCast: The crowded Democratic 2020 field gets crowded-er; The GOP's years of phony concerns about "voter fraud" are revealed as even phonier; And our own Green News Report meets another remarkable milestone. [Audio link to show is posted below.] First up today, 2016 Democratic primary election second-place finisher Bernie Sanders announces he's running in [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - February 19, 2019

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Bill to avoid a government shutdown protects wildlife refuges, but Trump's 'national emergency' puts them all back on the chopping block; PLUS: It's GNR's 10th anniversary and we still haven't saved the planet!... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Now celebrating 10 YEARS of independent green news, politics, analysis, [...]

    • Sunday 'National Emergency' Toons

      Butterfly refuge in south Texas files restraining order to stop border wall construction Abuse of Faith: Investigation reveals 700 victims of Southern Baptist sexual abuse over 20 years * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie.

    • Trump Is, In Fact, Our National Emergency - His Biggest Toddler Tantrum Yet: 'BradCast' 2/15/2019

      On today's BradCast, I'm in for Brad and Des, dropping by from my own show, In Deep with Angie Coiro. Today's Rose Garden press conference was drenched in irony: a faltering, incoherent, angry man declaring a "national emergency", even as he demonstrated that he's the crisis. Donald Trump yelled at reporters to sit down, fell into [...]

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