Posted by Rick Smith at Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 12:41pm
Labor History from the year 1919 September 30th.
That was the day that began the Elaine Massacre. The massacre took place in Arkansas, where more than 100 black farmers and sharecroppers were gunned down for daring to organize their labor. The Year before, a black farmer by the name of Robert L. Hill had founded the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America. Union members pooled their money to purchase land. Read more....
Posted by Brad Friedman at Thursday, October 7th, 2021 7:47pm
In January, we reported on "How Trump Attempted to Use DoJ to Steal the Election". Why do our nation's corporate media outlets still have so much difficulty reporting it as such, despite the growing mountain of evidence on the attempted theft of a Presidential election by a sitting U.S. President?
Posted by Brad Friedman at Monday, October 4th, 2021 7:15pm
With a long history of fossil fuel disasters up and down the California coastline, another one erupted over the weekend here in Southern California, as we discuss at the top of today's BradCast
Posted by Rick Smith at Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 3:16pm
In a recent episode of The Rick Smith Show, we spoke with author Jason Stanford about a book he co-authored called “Forget the Alamo.” An examination of the actual events that occurred there, and also of the mythology that replaced those events in our history books. Rick Smith can be heard Sundays at 11am on KPFK 90.7 FM
Posted by Rick Smith at Thursday, September 9th, 2021 11:32am
The 9/11 anniversary has always been cause for reflection and remembrance, but the 20th anniversary of that terrible day happening within a few days of the withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan gives us cause for a necessary, overdue, and in many ways difficult look in the mirror.
Posted by Rick Smith at Monday, September 6th, 2021 6:12pm
Social Security has become an indispensable part of the American social safety net, but it’s also something we often take for granted. Listen to Rick Smith tell the story of the day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, and what it has meant to Americans ever since.
Posted by Ian Masters at Friday, August 6th, 2021 11:18am
We look into the Mexican government’s lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers accusing them of arms trafficking and fueling the torrent of bloodshed in Mexico
Posted by Brad Friedman at Friday, August 6th, 2021 11:11am
...and 'Death by DeSantis': 'BradCast' 8/4/2021 Guest: The Nation's John Nichols on all of that, plus infrastructure; Also: We found a Republican Governor who seems to regret killing people!...
Posted by Brad Friedman at Thursday, July 8th, 2021 9:14pm
On the BradCast, we're still trying to clean up the deadly mess from the past four years of Donald Trump and the nearly 20 since 9/11.
Posted by Margaret Prescod at Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 5:46pm
The controversial President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, was assassinated in his home last night. His wife was injured and is hospitalized. A team of assassins, some of whom reportedly spoke English with a U.S. accent, as well as others who spoke Spanish, were reported to carry out the hit...
Posted by Sonali Kolhatkar at Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 7:53pm
On May 31, 1921 that a white mob in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, went on a racist rampage murdering hundreds of Black residents and setting fire to dozens of Black-owned businesses...
Posted by Brad Friedman at Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 7:48pm
Coverage of the ongoing Texas Republican attempt to pass a massive new voter suppression law, known as Senate Bill 7 (or SB7). Also: Very good U.S. COVID news; More bad news for Exxon (but good news for the planet); Bad news for Postmaster General DeJoy...
Posted by Brad Friedman at Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 11:20am
Political scientist David Faris; Also: FEC fines AMI for 2016 Trump hush-money conspiracy; Dem wins NM U.S. House special in 'landslide'...
Posted by Sonali Kolhatkar at Monday, April 26th, 2021 7:53pm
FEATURING KSHAMA SAWANT - A highly watched vote among Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama has resulted in a resounding defeat for the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Union
Posted by Ali Lexa at Monday, April 26th, 2021 11:57am
President Joe Biden makes history by explicitly describing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a “genocide,”
Posted by Ali Lexa at Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 12:09am
A jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. The trial has been one of the most closely watched in recent history, setting off a national reckoning on police violence and systemic racism even before the trial commenced
Posted by John A. Powell | LA Progressive at Monday, March 22nd, 2021 11:30am
When a new wave of anti-Asian violence was recently reported to be hitting the Bay Area, news media left us with an impression that we were in the midst of a conflict pitting Blacks against Asians.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, March 22nd, 2021 10:48am
California just made it significantly easier for K-12 schools to bring students back to campus full-time — but some of the state’s largest districts and most powerful unions are pushing back, suggesting that hundreds of thousands of students may not receive daily in-person instruction this school year.
Posted by Manuela Tobias at Friday, March 12th, 2021 10:49am
On average, one in eight Californians have been late on rent during the pandemic, and the majority of them are single mothers.
Posted by ANA B. IBARRA AND RACHEL BECKER at Friday, March 12th, 2021 10:46am
Here’s what you need to know about what happens next when the state delivers 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to low-income communities.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 7:13am
Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers the State of the State address at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on March 9, 2021
Posted by KATE CIMINI at Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 1:13pm
California Native American leaders fear the deaths that have shadowed their communities this past year have been undercounted.
Posted by BY RICARDO CANO, LAUREL ROSENHALL AND BARBARA FEDER OSTROV at Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 6:01am
The decisions to reopen, however, still rest with school officials and labor unions. Newsom hopes the funding bill will prod them into holding in-person classes. Parent activists say it’s not enough.
Posted by Anyel Z Fields at Monday, March 1st, 2021 8:03am
Update on the historic effort to get all Angelenos vaccinated against COVID-19 and end the pandemic from the LA Mayors office
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, March 1st, 2021 8:00am
Gov. Gavin Newsom was skewered in this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live for dining at the French Laundry and for California’s chaotic vaccine rollout — adding to growing national criticism as he fends off a potential recall.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 12:10pm
The first, from California State Auditor Elaine Howle, doesn’t mince words: “The state will fall short of meeting the 2030 goal” of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels “unless emissions reductions occur at a faster pace.” The audit, which found that transportation emissions have actually increased since 2013, rebuked the California Air Resources Board for overstating the impact of its emissions-reduction programs
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, February 22nd, 2021 6:52am
As the California GOP mobilizes behind the recall — to which it’s donated $125,000 — it will also have to reckon with Trump’s divisive legacy.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Friday, February 19th, 2021 2:46pm
The bold step suggests that Newsom and lawmakers have significantly different interpretations of what’s necessary to get kids back in the classroom, especially when it comes to vaccines.
Posted by Anyel Z Fields at Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 9:46am
The last thing you want is for us to be taken out by a Texas storm.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 9:44am
Goodbye, Silicon Valley. Hello, Silicon Slopes. The tech hubs of San Francisco and San Jose fell precipitously in this year’s ranking of U.S. cities’ economic performance.