Interviews with human rights activist Abbi Samuels and unhoused activist Hannah, who lives in a homeless encampment in San Lorenzo Park in downtown Santa Cruz.
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Interview with Jonathan Gettleman and Elizabeth Caballero, two Santa Cruz attorneys filing a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Tamario Smith's family.
San Francisco Labor Council Executive Director Rudy Gonzalez supported the SF Police Officers Association SFPOA contract and blamed SF Mayor Breed and the Department of Human Resources for caving into the police.
(audio 43:25) Note that delivery trucks and forklifts from a business a few doors down create background noise near the early part of the press conference. Several video clips from the press conference are available. Also, check out this short documentary on the struggle for moms' house.
Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins on opposing US wars and militarism and protecting the vote.
Interview with Gina Dent, UCSC associate professor of Feminist Studies, on police and prison abolition.
“Congo Week,” the annual series of forums, films, and conversation organized by Washington D.C.-based Friends of the Congo was, like so much else, a virtual event this year. It concluded today with the presentation of humanitarian awards to two Congolese groups defending human rights, and to Dr. Denis Mukwege, the world renowned gynecologist and Nobel Prize Winner who founded Panzi Hospital to treat women victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In his acceptance speech, Dr. Mukwege called for prosecution of the 617 war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide crimes documented in the UN Mapping Report on Human Rights Abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1993 to 2003. There is no statute of limitations on any of these international crimes.
Santa Cruz activist Curtis Reliford discusses being attacked recently and his efforts to continue providing clothes and other materials to those in need across the USA.
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