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Shows featuring Kali Akuno

  • Trayvon Martin’s Unpunished Shooting Death Among 100+ Extrajudicial Killings of Unarmed Blacks Operationghettostorm1
    According to a recent study, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his killer is not unique. In "Operation Ghetto Storm," the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) found at least 136 unarmed African Americans were killed by police, security guards and self-appointed vigilantes in 2012. Overall,...
    July 17, 2013 | Story
  • Labor Victory in Guadeloupe After Six-Week Strike Reverberates Across French Caribbean and France Guadeloupeweb090327
    The financial crisis has had reverberations beyond the United States and Europe, with people taking to the streets in cities across the globe to protest rising wealth inequality and to call for economic and labor rights. Perhaps the most significant action took place in the French Caribbean, on the island of Guadeloupe. Amid rising costs of living, labor leaders in Guadeloupe led a...
    March 27, 2009 | Story
  • New Orleans Police Taser, Pepper Spray Residents Seeking to Block Public Housing Demolition Noprotest1
    The New Orleans City Council has unanimously voted to move ahead with the demolition of 4,500 units of public housing. Under the plan, the city’s four largest public housing developments will be razed and replaced with mixed-income housing. Hundreds of people were turned away from the City Council meeting. Police shot protesters with pepper spray and tasers. We go to New Orleans to speak...
    December 21, 2007 | Story
  • "The Red Cross Has Basically Stolen Money from Victims in New Orleans"–People’s Hurricane Relief Fund Blasts Katrina Aid Program Katrinacleanup
    A five-day International Tribunal on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita opened last night in New Orleans. The tribunal is bringing together hurricane survivors, international delegations, expert witnesses, a team of human rights and civil rights prosecutors, and a panel of U.S.-based and international judges. [includes rush transcript]
    August 30, 2007 | Story
  • MEXICO ELECTION
    The stakes are high in Sunday’s national elections in Mexico. For the first time ever, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (known as the PRI) has significantly loosened its grip on the electoral machinery and is expected to allow opposition parties to participate and win some major governmental posts. On Sunday, voters will select more than 500 Federal legislators, hundreds of municipal...
    July 03, 1997 | Story