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audio Israel, Palestine and the International Criminal Court (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
International criminal defense attorney Peter Erlinder says that Israel probably fears Palesstinian membership in the International Criminal Court more than it fears Hamas's rockets, even though the court will not indict Benjamin Netanyahu or any other Israeli official.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:56PM
audio Richmond environmentalists request support for challenge to Chevron refinery expansion (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Andrés Soto/Ann Garrison
Richmond environmentalists ask supporters from all over the Bay Area to attend the Richmond City Council meeting at 403 Civic Center Street, several blocks east of the Richmond BART station on Tuesday, July 22nd. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm, but Andrés Soto of Communities for a Better Environment is urging people to arrive by 5:30 to get good seats and fill out speaker cards. Chevron's Richmond Refinery produces more greenhouse gases than any other corporation in California.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:56AM
audio Uganda close to claiming UN General Assembly Presidency (audio/mpeg 1.4MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 06.08.2014
Despite corruption, foreign aggression, and homophobia finally codified in Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, the Ugandan Foreign Minister is about to become President of the UN General Assembly. Even if elected on Wednesday, June 11th, however, he can be recalled.
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:20AM
audio Conway smears Campos, hides behind Mirkarimi (audio/mpeg 1.9MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 05.17.2014
Billionaire San Francisco tech investor Ron Conway has revived his 2012 smear campaign against Christina Olague, this time targeting Supervisor David Campos, for voting to reinstate San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi that year. Conway is determined to see gentrification friendly Supervisor David Chiu win the CA District 17 State Assembly race for the seat that Assemblyman Tom Ammiano will vacate for the winner. KPFA Evening News spoke to Tim Redmond, Editor of the news website 48 Hills, Se...
Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:59PM
audio Julie Schwarma Harris (audio/mpeg 35.4MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Julie Schwarma Harris of the Legislative Women's Agenda (LAW) talks about current pending legislation that should be concerning to everyone especially women.
Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:44AM
audio Bruce Reilly testifies at the National Voting Rights Commission stop in New Orleans, LA (audio/mpeg 7.9MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Bruce Reilly speaks to the panel during their national tour to speak to the constitutional history of Louisiana's disenfranchisement of African Americans since emancipation.
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 7:28AM
audio Sen Jud Committee Hearing on NSA bulk surveillance shows everyone agrees it shoud continue (audio/mpeg 3.6MB) - by Kellia Ramares-Watson/KPFA-FM
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in which members of the President's Review Group on communications technologies were invited to discuss their recommendations for reform of the NSA's bulk telephony metadata surveillance program. It is clear that Senators from both sides of the aisle and al the members of the witness panel believe the program should continue, even though it has not contributed significantly to terrorism investigations. (04:54)
Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:12PM
audio The interview
(Attachment On: Stir it Up in Fresno)
(audio/mpeg 28.4MB) - by Mike Rhodes
This is a 30 minute .mp3 audio file of the January 1, 2014 Stir it Up radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM in Fresno.
Posted: Wed Jan 1, 2014 8:22PM
audio DemocracyNow Debate
(Attachment On: Flush The TPP - Part 2 .)
(audio/mpeg 18.9MB) - by Bill Carpenter
Amy Goodman hosted a debate on the TPP on Nov. 14th between Bill Watson, a trade policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. Democracy Now On KPFA 94.1 fm M-F 6am and 9am
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:51AM
audio Women Leading Drive for Change in Honduras (audio/mpeg 27.7MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Kate Raphael talks with Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda about background to the upcoming Honduran elections and the woman who stands to make history as the country's first president from outside the two major parties. Audio 30:12
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:33PM
audio Anniversary March on Washington was a Democratic Party pep rally says Ajamu Baraka (audio/mpeg 1.2MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 08.25.2013
Institute for Policy Studies fellow Ajamu Baraka said that once one of the main organizers of the March on Washington said that no criticism of President Obama's administration would be allowed, it became a pep rally for the president and the Democratic Party.
Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:32PM
audio California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) threatened in San Francisco (audio/mpeg 1.4MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 05.18.2013
California's most important environmental law, the California Environmental Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), is under attack, and activists are trying to make sure the act will still hold sway in San Francisco. CEQA requires corporations and landholders to provide public information about potential environmental impacts of their projects in advance. A statewide coalition recently blocked attempts to weaken CEQA at the state level, but now San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has proposed ...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:27PM
audio Chokwe Lumumba's close race in Mississippi: Colorlines Editor Bob Wing on why it matters (audio/mpeg 2.7MB) - by KPFA Evening News, Ann Garrison, 05.18.2013
The Jackson, Mississippi press is reporting "crunch time" in a close mayor's race. Jackson’s population is majority Black and Democratic, so Tuesday’s Democratic primary run-off, between Black Democrat Chokwe Lumumba and Black Democrat Jonathan Lee, will effectively determine who the city’s next mayor will be. The Jackson Free Press reports, however, that donors to the Jonathan Lee campaign have also given $1.2 million to federal Republican campaigns since 2008. Second District Mississi...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:03AM
audio Abraham Mertens et al. v. Ross Mirkarimi et al.: Case Dismissed (audio/mpeg 778.5 KB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 03.16.2013
Abraham Mertens et al. v. Ross Mirkarimi et al. was dismissed in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday, March 15th. The Mertens lawsuit accused San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife Eliana Lopez of defaming their neighbors Abraham Mertens and Ivory Madison, during the 9-month legal proceeding that ended in Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's reinstatement as San Francisco's elected Sheriff.
Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:43PM
audio Sylvia McAdam Audio
(Attachment On: Many California Tribes and Nations Represented at Capitol for Statewide Idle No More Rally)
(audio/mpeg 4.4MB) - by Alex Darocy
Sylvia McAdam addresses the group at the Sacramento rally over the telephone from London.
Posted: Wed Feb 6, 2013 9:17PM
audio Aaron Peskin says that Board President Avalos or Campos would be best for San Francisco (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison
The new San Francisco City and County Board of Supervisors will meet for the first time on Tuesday,01.08.2013, with two newly elected members, four re-elected members, and five members whose terms are ongoing. After a swearing in ceremony, the full Board will elect its President for the next two years. The President is the most powerful member of the Board and one of the most powerful officials in San Francisco. Former Board President Aaron Peskin spoke to KPFA about how the President wields ...
Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2013 2:40PM
audio Holiday cheer for families of those behind bars (audio/mpeg 1.1MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison
The San Francisco Sheriff's Department expanded this year's annual gift drive for children under care at Children's Hospital to include families affected by incarceration. The drive will continue till New Year's. To participate, call Mahnani Clay at 510-972-3878.
Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:53AM
audio Fukushima re-starts nuclear program in face of health problems and citizen protests (audio/mpeg 36.9MB) - by Rubble
Hear audio from a protest several weeks ago in front of the Japanese consulate on Market Street. Two bilingual Japanese visitors speak through a megaphone on the state of affairs in Japan. Labor activist Steve Zeltzer, back from a fact-fining trip to Japan, speaks on the problems he learned of. Protests are being held weekly at the consulate. A protest was held at Union Square in front of droves of tourists on “Black Friday”.
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:13PM
audio Many San Francisco inmates will vote for the first time on Tuesday (audio/mpeg 1.9MB) - by Ann Garrison
While the NY Times reports that 5.85 million ex-offenders will be denied the right to vote tomorrow, despite having served their time, San Francisco County jails are a bright spot, with the highest inmate voter registration and voting rates in the State of California. Many San Francisco inmates have been asked to register for the first time in San Francisco county jails. Audio: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2012 11:42AM

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