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Today on Sojourner Truth, our Weekly Roundtable:  Will Donald Trump's plan to run his presidential campaign against the four congresswomen of color, referred to as "The Squad," work? Will the racist chant he started pick up steam? We discuss the history, implications and policies based on the racist "go back to where you came from" view. Meanwhile among Republicans, Trump has jumped 5 percent in the polls after he made and then ramped up the "go back to where you came...
Topic: Trump Racism Sexism Xenophobia Ilhan Omar The Squad Epstein Nelson Mandela
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Nelson Mandela Day is being marked in South Africa and around the world. 101 years ago today, on July 18, 1918, Nelson Mandela was born. He died on Dec. 5, 2013. He became the first Black President of South Africa after being freed from prison, where he spent 27 years for his activities struggling against apartheid as a member of the African National Congress and also the South African Communist Party. Mandela led the national and worldwide movement that brought an end...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Five years ago, Eric Garner was killed in a chokehold by New York City police officers. He famously said twelve times, "I Can't Breathe." Nevertheless, the chokehold was not released and Eric was killed. Trump's Attorney General, William Barr, has now made the decision that the police officer involved in Garner's killing will not be charged. This, after years of disagreement and legal wrangling and non-stop campaigning for justice by Eric's family. The...
Topic: Eric Garner Donald Trump Police Brutality Hawaii Protests Asylum Migrants
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Jul 16, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth: In preparation for the former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's appearance before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees of the U.S. Congress, we bring you the voices of actors who came together to do a play based on the actual Mueller report. It is titled, "Investigation: The Search for the Truth in 10 Acts." The play, written by Pulitzer Prize winning Robert Schenkkan, is a dramatization of the Mueller report that used the actual text for dialogue.
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Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable. With next weeks appearance of Robert Mueller before Congress, how is the Trump team preparing? Well, he attempted to turn around his defeat on getting a citizenship question on the U.S. census somehow into a victory that will appeal to this base. He has threatened to round up at least 2,000 undocumented immigrants in ICE raids. He got into a spat with the British Ambassador to the U.S. He released a tape of him kissing a woman that was supposed...
Topic: Migrants Migration Crisis United States Mexico Central America ICE Raids Mueller Report Donald...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Accounting fraud in the Pentagon. Do we really know what the budget of the Pentagon is? Why is it that at least $21 trillion dollars of Pentagon financial transactions between 1998 and 2015 cant be traced? We speak with investigative journalist Dave Lindorff, who has exposed this financial fraud. For our weekly Earth Watch, a major struggle is underway against the Utah Inland Port Authority. What impact will this project have on our planet, which is already at a...
Topic: Pentagon Fraud War Military Spending Utah Port Authority Inland Christianity Evangelicals...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Increasing numbers of people across the country are describing migrant camps at the U.S. border under the control of Border Agents as concentration camps. Shut down the camps protests have been held across the U.S. and are picking up steam. Now, a new website, NoMoreCamps.org, has been launched along with a call to action to Close the Concentration Camps Now! There is some criticism of referring to the camps as concentration camps by those who say it belittles the...
Topic: No More Camps Migrants Greece Elections Environment Earth Minute
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Today on Sojourner Truth:  Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling temporarily baring Donald Trump from adding a citizenship question to the U.S. Census, Trump's Attorney General William Barr has announced that the administration has found a way around the Supreme Court decision. What's behind this move? Who will be impacted? What are the wider implications? We speak with Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she taught for 25 years. She is also the former...
Topic: Donald Trump Census Citizenship Migrants Pipeline Protests Criminalization CARICOM Caribbean Haiti...
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Jul 5, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth, we go in-depth into Sudan. Formerly a colony of the U.K. and Egypt, its history goes back to the days of the Pharaohs. Sudan is located in North Africa, bordering the Red Sea, Egypt, Libya, Chad and the Central African Republic. In 1989, Lieutenant Omar Al-Bashir seized power in a coup and ruled Sudan for 30 years. Keep in mind that Sudan was the largest country on the continent of Africa until it was divided in a U.S.-backed deal in 2011 with the secession of the...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We shed light on a little-known and less-invasive medical procedure that has the potential to help tens of thousands of people. Our expert is Dr. George Teitelbaum, director of neurointerventional surgery for Providence, California. Before becoming a medical doctor, he did his undergraduate medical degree in biochemistry at UCLA. He received his medical degree from UC San Diego. He's taught at Georgetown University and USC, among others. He served as Director of...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: As the nation prepares to mark the July 4th holiday - usually with picnics, fireworks, spending time with friends and family and looking forward to a long holiday weekend - today we look into the deeper meaning of the July 4th holiday and its significance. From the words of Frederick Douglass to the poems of Langston Hughes, we capture a vastly different reflection of July 4th from the one generally promoted. Frederick Douglass asked, What is July 4th to me? Langston...
Topic: Dr. Gerald Horne Fourth of July United States July 4
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Today on Sojourner Truth:  Donald Trump talks about cleaning up the streets of homeless people, within the context of discussing with Tucker Carlson of Fox News "filth" in urban centers in the United States. In Los Angeles, on any given night, the homeless population ranges from 50,000-60,000 people, with some saying that's a low-ball figure. Sanitation crews were ordered by the City of Los Angeles to clear an encampment of homeless people near City Hall. Joining us to discuss the...
Topic: Homelessness Los Angeles United States Pride LGBTQ Trans People Attacks Transphobia Iran Nuclear...
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Jun 28, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable discussion. The punditry class are aglow with reports of Kamala Harris' hit on Joe Biden, who is the lead candidate in the polls in the lead up to the debate. She hit him on his record on race in Round 2 of the Democratic presidential candidates marathon two-night debate. Will it be enough to stop Biden's climb in the polls? Race and racism turned out to be central during both nights of presidential debates, with Corey Booker on Night 1 and also...
Topic: Democrats Debate President 2020 G20 Migrants Supreme Court Gerrymandering
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We return to the uprisings in Sudan. Negotiations have broken down between the military who have ruled Sudan since protests forced former President Omar Al-Bashir to step down. Protesters have been demanding democratic civilian rule. It is now reported that protesters will again hit the streets in Sudan on Sunday, June 30. Meanwhile, Congresswoman Karen Bass, who heads the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and...
Topic: Sudan Protests Africa Trees Forests Genetic Engineering Los Angeles Donald Trump Freeway
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Today on Sojourner Truth: The nation and world react to squalid prison conditions migrant children separated from their families face in U.S. detention centers. The House passed a $4.5 billion emergency border aid bill to help alleviate the problem. Today, a major motion will be filed in federal court calling for an immediate injunction and contempt order against DHS and CBP due to the conditions migrant children are being kept in. Our guest is Peter Schey, President of the Center for Human...
Topic: Middle East Palestine Israel Iran United States Trump Migrants Children Black Lives Matter Racism...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We continue our coverage of the recent Poor People's Campaign Moral Congress held in Washington, D.C. from Monday, June 17 to Wednesday, June 19. At least 1,200 impacted people from states across the country attended. The Poor People's Campaign fights back against what it calls the evils of racism, poverty, the war economy and environmental devastation. It also has the goal of shifting what they call the moral narrative. The joint coordinators of the Poor People's...
Topic: Poor People's Campaign Moral Congress Welfare Women Workers Poverty
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Jun 21, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth: On Juneteenth, June 19, 2019, a historic congressional hearing was held on HR 40, a bill first introduced by the now-retired Rep. John Conyers in 1989 to create a national commission to study reparations proposals for African Americans. The hearing was held before the House Judiciary Committee and HR 40's new sponsor, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. The Sojourner Truth team was on the ground for the hearing. Following the hearing, an event titled, "Healing and...
Topic: Hilary Beckles Reparations Slavery Africa Caribbean Americas West Indies Barbados Economics Politics
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Jun 20, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Our team was on the ground in Washington, D.C. We covered the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Moral Congress. The Congress ran from Monday, June 17, to Wednesday, June 19. Over 1,200 people from across the country, the majority people impacted in the areas of focus of the Poor People's Campaign. The focus of the Poor People's campaign is racism, poverty, the war economy and environmental devastation. It also has the goal of shifting what it...
Topic: Poor People's Campaign Moral Congress Kamala Harris Bernie Sanders Poverty War Environment Racism
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Jun 19, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We are on the road in Washington, D.C., covering the Poor People's Campaign Moral Congress. The Congress began on Monday, June 17 and it ends today, Wednesday, June 19. Thus far, there have been over 1,200 people participating in the Congress from 41 states across the country. The Poor People's Campaign calls out the evils that they see of racism, poverty, the war economy and environmental devastation. Its joint coordinators are Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev....
Topic: Juneteenth Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Poor People's Campaign
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Today on Sojourner Truth: The Sojourner Truth team is on the road in Washington, D.C., covering the Poor People's Campaign Moral Agenda Congress. The Congress runs from Monday, June 17 to Wednesday, June 19. The expectation for attendance was 1,000 people. But looking at the multi-racial crowd, they have already surpassed their goal and more are expected tomorrow. Participants hail from 41 states, from sea to shining sea. On Monday, June 17, there was a six-hour-long presidential candidates...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable is back! We discuss the latest escalation of tensions between the U.S. and Iran and the implications for the region and the world. Also, are tariffs the new WW3? China has gone on the defensive against U.S. tariffs and is calling on the nationalist spirit of the Chinese people to overcome economic disruption by the tariffs. Meanwhile, 600 U.S. companies have asked Trump to lift the tariffs on China. And Mexico, it seems, bowed to pressure from the...
Topic: Iran War US Trump Tariffs Mueller Barr
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Danny Glover joins us to give us his thoughts on his recent trip to Haiti. Starting on Sunday, June 9, there have been massive protests across the country followed by national strikes on Monday and Tuesday. Protesters took a pause on Wednesday, but they are hitting the streets again on Thursday and Friday. They pledge to continue their protests until the U.S.-backed Haitian President Jovenel Moise steps down. He is accused of corruption and some officials in his...
Topic: Haiti Honduras Protests United States Corruption Violence GMOs Genetically Modified Organisms
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Jun 12, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Haiti is yet again in revolt with tens of thousands of protesters across hitting the streets on Sunday, June 9,, followed by general strikes on Monday, June 10, and Tuesday, June 11. Several protesters were killed and many others injured. Protesters are continuing their demand that the U.S.-backed President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, step down. His government, along with the two previous administrations, have been implicated in an official report about the disappearance...
Topic: Haiti Sudan Mexico Central America Migrants Tariff Protests Black Lives Matter
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We return to our in-depth coverage of the ongoing crisis in Haiti. An official report issued last week implicated Haiti's U.S.-backed president, Jovenel Moise, as participating in the disappearance of billions of PetroCaribe money from Venezuela, meant for use for the Haitian people.  Since he became president, resulting from questionable elections reported to be fraudulent, the movement for democracy in Haiti has been pressing in massive nationwide protests for Moise...
Topic: Haiti Democracy Corruption Protests
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We remember a key figure, woman and human rights campaigner in the Caribbean region, Andaiye. She was a collaborator and comrade of Walter Rodney. Rodney is known in the United States and around the world for his groundbreaking book, "How Europe Underdeveloped Africa." Andaiye died on May 31, 2019. Today, we dig into the history of struggles in the region, their interrelationship to the struggles in which she was involved in, and struggles in the United...
Topic: Guyana Caribbean Andaiye Human Rights Freedom Walter Rodney
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Today on Sojourner Truth: The latest on the movement for democracy in Sudan and the forces they are up against. Sudanese protest organizers say the death toll has reached 108, with at least 509 others wounded. On Wednesday, June 5, more than 40 bodies of people slain by Sudanese security forces were pulled from the Nile River in the capital of Khartoum. Our guest is Dr. Nada Mustafa Ali, a scholar who engages with questions about social change and transformation in Sudan and beyond through her...
Topic: Cuba Sudan Blockade Protests Indigenous Land
Today on Sojourner Truth: Trump intends to impose tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico, despite opposition from the GOP caucus. Meanwhile, bowing to demands from Trump, Mexico is already cracking down on migrants coming from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala before they reach the U.S. border. Also, Trump is redefining what a humanitarian crisis means, referring now to a humanitarian crisis at the border, while ignoring the real humanitarian crisis of human suffering. This includes children...
Topic: Mexico Tariffs Immigration Central America Sex Workers Decriminalization Black Lives Matter
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Today on Sojourner Truth: The Trump administration's proposal for an Israeli-Palestinian "peace plan." The "Clash of Civilizations" backdrop to the economic war between China and the United States. And, Mike Pompeo ignores global warming and touts melting sea ice as a "boom" to the U.S. economy.  Our guests are Ziad Abbas, Associate Director of the Middle East Children's Alliance, Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the...
Topic: Israel Palestine Middle East Donald Trump Jared Kushner China Tariffs Trade War Environment Arctic
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Apr 25, 2019 KPFK/Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Our team was recently on the ground in Haiti. Today, we continue our series of coverage. We will bring you the story of tortures and massacres in La Saline.  A story reported to be about gang warfare. But, as you will hear in today's report, that is far from the reality of what's going on in La Saline.  What we witnessed and recorded and are reporting on this exclusive today is an extreme humanitarian and human rights crisis and tragedy little known to the world....
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Today on Sojourner Truth: The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is a grassroots movement uniting tens of thousands of people to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation's distorted morality.  This year, from June 17-19 in Washington D.C., the Poor People's Campaign will be hosting its nationwide Moral Action Congress. At the Congress, the Poor People's Campaign Moral and Constitutional Budget will be...
Topic: Poor People's Campaign California Pacoima Fresno Poverty War Environmental Destruction Militarism
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Today on Sojourner Truth: An in-depth discussion with Haiti expert Kevin Pina, independent journalist, filmmaker and founder of the Haiti Information Project. He's also the special correspondent for Flash Points, a show on Pacifica's KPFA. We have a wide-ranging discussion about Haiti's history and current events, including why the U.S., France and Canada have made it a priority to keep the nation impoverished. 
Topic: Haiti Current Events News History Human Rights Humanitarian Crisis
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Apr 19, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable. The Mueller report has national and international implications as well as new developments in North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. On Thursday, April 18, William Barr (Trump's Attorney General) released Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final 448-page report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.  During a press conference held an hour and a half before even Congress or the public were able to see the heavily-redacted...
Topic: Mueller Report Roundtable Discussion International News Corruption William Barr
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Today on Sojourner Truth: For our weekly Earth Watch, we have a conversation with Anne Petermann, the Executive Director of the Global Justice Ecology Project. Anne discusses her recent trip to Brazil's Quilombos, inhabited by people of African descent. We talk about all things environmental, including the impacts of industrial forestry, timber industry and industrial tree plantations. For most of the hour, we are joined in-studio by Bill Gallegos, a longtime Chicano liberation and...
Topic: Earth Watch Brazil Environment Justice Bill Gallegos Chicano Poetry
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Today on Sojourner Truth:  Bernie Sanders wowed the nation in a controversial Town Hall on Fox News. Along with fundraising, hes also ahead in the polls. Nevertheless, the establishment of the Democratic Party is seemingly in denial about Bernie being the frontrunner in the early race for President. The establishment is hoping for a more centrist candidate reflecting what is seen to be a rift in the Party between progressive and centrist members of Congress. Does Bernie stand a chance against...
Topic: Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential Election AB 392 Police Black Lives Matter Dr. Mutulu Shakur
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We return to what is happening to migrant asylum seekers. The latest threat to the Flores agreement and The Donald threatening to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities. Our guest is Peter Schey, Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Also, for our Sojourner Truth Africa Watch, the 30-year leader of Sudan was deposed by the military following a general uprising in the country with protesters demanding an end to austerity...
Topic: Africa Sudan Algeria Libya Protests Arab Spring Migrant Children Flores Agreement Progressives...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable discussion. We discuss the implications and consequences of the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He was taken out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London by British police, where he lived for the last seven years. He is awaiting possible extradition to the United States, where he is being charged with conspiring to crack a code that would allow illegal access to a Pentagon computer. Some are expecting that more charges will be filed by the...
Topic: Julian Assange Benjamin Netanyahu William Barr Israel United States Ecuador Chelsea Manning
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Trump administration friend Benjamin Netanyahu has won re-election in Israel. There's growing concern about what that means for the Palestinian people, including the possibility of a two-state solution as a resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Our guest is Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis.  On Wednesday, April 10, Mike Pence called on the United Nations to officially recognize Juan Guaido, the U.S.-backed unelected man who illegally declared himself...
Topic: Israel Elections Venezuela Benjamin Netanyahu Mike Pence Environment Nevada Indigenous Mining
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We are sad to announce the death of internationally-known peace activist and longtime KPFK programmer, Blase Bonpane. We dedicate today's show to Blase and will let you know when we do a memorial special on his remarkable life. Our hearts go out to his loved ones. We bring you voices from a Poor People's Campaign hearing held in the Bay Area of California on Saturday, April 6. The hearing is part of a national Poor People's Campaign Emergency Truth and Poverty tour,...
Topic: Poor People's Campaign Blase Bonpane Dolores Huerta Poetry
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We continue coverage of our recent trip to Haiti, where the Sojourner Truth team covered the graduation of students from the University of the Aristide Foundation, known as UNIFA. Also, we visited La Saline, in Haiti's Port-au-Prince, where residents say the worst massacre since the brutal Duvalier years took place. The massacres began in November 2018 and are continuing. They are being wrongly reported by mainstream media as resulting from gang warfare and we are told...
Topic: Haiti East Los Angeles Poetry Chicano Human Rights Arts
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Our team was on the ground in Haiti. Today, we continue our series of coverage. We will bring you the story of tortures and massacres in La Saline. A story reported to be about gang warfare. But, as you will hear in today's report, that is far from the reality of what's going on in La Saline.  What we witnessed and recorded and are reporting on this exclusive today is an extreme humanitarian and human rights crisis and tragedy little known to the world. Ironically,...
Topic: Haiti La Saline Human Rights Poverty Corruption Violence
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We've been on the ground in Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince. Today, we bring you the first of our in-depth reports.  There has been a long struggle for access to education in Haiti. Following the Haitian Revolution that defeated the French Army and established the first Black republic in the world " leading the way for the ending of slavery in the Americas " in order to trade internationally, Haiti was forced to pay reparations to France. This, for the...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Our roundtable reacts to the Mueller Report and the wider implications of the report for politics in the U.S., including checks and balances between the Executive Branch and Congress, the 2020 Presidential race and views on the way forward, including demands for the report to be made public. We discuss the gift of the Mueller Report to Donald Trump. Plus, stepped-up attacks on socialism against Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) provide us with a glimmer...
Topic: Mueller Report Investigation Trump Russia AOC Bernie Sanders Ilhan Omar 2020 Elections Saudi Arabia...
Today on Sojourner Truth:  We take a look at South of the Border, what has shifted in Mexico since the election of center-left President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO; the impact of the Trump of South of the Border, Jair Bolsonaro; the ongoing U.S. backed attempts at regime change in Venezuela, while the Trump administration has the broader goal of discrediting socialism, useful for him in the 2020 elections as a tactic against Bernie Sanders and what some fear others hope for a...
Topic: Latin America Europe United States Politics Mining Germany
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Today on Sojourner Truth:  The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) just wrapped up its annual conference. Speakers included Mike Pence, Elliott Abrams, Ted Cruz and Nancy Pelosi. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left early due to a crisis of rocket fire between Israel and the Palestinian territory of Gaza, but he addressed the conference via Skype. In his address, he joined Republicans in criticizing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, claiming that criticism of Israel is...
Topic: AIPAC Israel Palestine Netanyahu Grechario Mack Poor People's Campaign
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Today on Sojourner Truth: The Mueller report is in and immediately controversy broke out about the report's findings. While Mueller said there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, on the question of obstruction of justice, he left the door open for interpretation. That move is being seen as Mueller punting that call to the Department of Justice or even to Congress. But Barr, Trump's new Attorney General who had been critical of the Mueller investigation -- including saying...
Topic: Mueller Report Mosque Islamophobia France Yellow Vests
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Mar 22, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable: The government of New Zealand's reaction to the white nationalist terror attack that left 50 dead, 29 still hospitalized, 8 of whom are in critical condition. This, in the context of the rise of white nationalism internationally and Donald Trump's reaction to it.  Also, Trump in violation of international law and decades of U.S. policy announced via Twitter that the United States will recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. The Golan...
Topic: New Zealand Golan Heights Venezuela Caribbean
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Mar 21, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Controversy over U.S. freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Our guests are Marwa Rifahie, the Civil Rights Managing Attorney with the Council of Islamic American Relations Los Angeles office, and Estee Chandler, a member of the Jewish Voice for Peace Board of Directors. Today is the International Day of Forests, which has been commemorated annually by the United Nations since 2012. For our weekly Earth Watch, we speak with Brenda Jo McManama, who has been involved with...
Topic: Ilhan Omar Palestine Israel Forests Environment Indigenous Venezuela
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Mar 20, 2019 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth: In Christchurch, New Zealand, families have begun to bury their dead. This, after the March 15 attack on two mosques that left 50 men, women and children dead. Twenty-nine people remain in the hospital, eight of whom are in critical condition. The suspect who was arrested is a white supremacist. He left behind a manifesto; a racist rant in which he said Donald Trump was good for white nationalists, though he also criticized Trump on policy issues. The Al Noor Mosque,...
Topic: New Zealand Islamophobia Racism Hate Haiti Protests Venezuela Donald Trump
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Today, "River of Dark Dreams: Slavery Empire in the Cotton Kingdom," a one-hour special with Harvard University history professor Walter Johnson. From the days of slavery to the start of the civil war, Professor Johnson discussed the inter-connection with slavery and the building of empire on both sides of the Atlantic; the expansionist vision of the slave holding class; the remaking of Mississippi from forested lands to cotton plantations; the centrality of slavery to capitalism and...
Topic: Cotton Kingdom Slavery Racism Capitalism Haiti Caribbean Africa Nicaragua Mississippi
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Today on Sojourner Truth: On Tuesday, February 5, Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address. In usual Trump fashion, he used the occasion to repeat his anti-immigrant and racist talking points, pressing the need for "border security." He also bashed what he called failing socialist economic policies, taking aim at Venezuela and the government of democratically-elected President Nicolas Maduro while also targeting Iran as a so-called state sponsor of terrorism. On...
Topic: State of the Union Donald Trump Bernie Sanders Stacey Abrams
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Donald Trump gave his opening salvo to his re-election bid in a State of the Union address that lasted for an hour and 20 minutes. He used that time to, on the one hand, give lip service to bi-partisanship, and on the other hand, play to his base, including his continued racist attacks against asylum seekers and other immigrants from South of the Border. His walk in was marked by an absence of Black and Brown elected officials waiting to greet him as was the case with...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: An update on the continued U.S.-backed coup attempt against the elected government of Venezuela, as well as the economic and political situation on the ground. Our guests are author and professor Miguel Tinker Salas, an expert on political issues facing Mexico and Latin America, and Paul Dobson, a journalist who is on the ground in Venezuela. For our Black History Month coverage, our guest is Dr. Charles Davis III, Assistant Professor at the University of Southern...
Topic: Venezuela United States Pan-African Film Festival Racism Blackface Ralph Northam
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Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable. The latest on the U.S.-backed attempted coup in Venezuela and its regional and global implications. Is this the beginning of a new Cold War? Also, Donald Trump tells U.S. intelligence agencies to go back to school after they contradicted his pronouncements about Iran, North Korea and Al Qaeda. He later said his intel told him the press misconstrued their comments; that it was fake news. Who are we to believe? And now the U.S. has pulled out of...
Topic: Venezuela 2020 Elections Russia Nuclear Labor Unions Black History Month
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Environmental damage caused by the government shutdown. Experts are saying in some instances, it will take the environment 300 years to recover. Our weekly Earth Watch guest is Jeff Ruch, Executive Director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The Democratic Party is pushing out Kamala Harris "a Black woman, two-term U.S. Senator " as a lead candidate in the run for President. Prior to being in the Senate, Harris was the Attorney...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We continue our ongoing coverage of the U.S.-backed attempted coup underway in oil-rich Venezuela. We speak to Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM (Caribbean Community) David Comissiong about the regional groups objections to U.S. moves in Venezuela and about Caribbean countries standing with the U.S. position.  And we contrast the U.S. regime change play book as it was implemented in Haiti, Honduras and twice in Venezuela. We speak to Kevin Pina, a journalist and Haiti...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: The ongoing attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela continues. On Monday, January 28, the administration of Donald Trump issued new sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company, known as PDVSA. Also, countries like the United Kingdom, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and others, are standing with the United States, while others, like those in CARICOM, took the lead in opposing U.S.-proposed sanctions at the Organization of American States (OAS). Supporters of...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable. A U.S.-backed coup attempt against the elected government of Nicolas Maduro is underway in Venezuela. After formally recognizing an opposition leader as president of the country, the U.S. is now looking to cut off the money of the Venezuelan government. To steal what rightfully belongs to the government of Venezuela and giving it to the opposition of the Maduro government. On Thursday, according to media reports, the state department told the...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, a one-hour special with Dr. Clifford Trafzer on Native American land and cultural conservation in Southern California. Dr. Trafzer is a Distinguished Professor of History, Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, and in 2018, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Indian Historians at the Western History Conference.  
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Today on Sojourner Truth: The six-day teachers strike in Los Angeles, the second-largest school district in the nation, has ended after teachers and staff members approved a new agreement between the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) and the school district. Teachers are returning to the classrooms today. Whats in the contract? What, if anything, did teachers give up? How long will it take to implement the agreement? Our guest is Arlene Inouye, chair of the UTLA bargaining team. She has...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, our special on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! As we hear the words of Dr. King, we focus on specific struggles that are today carrying out his message and legacy. Specifically, we discuss the ongoing teachers strike underway in Los Angeles. Our guest is Stacey Joy, a National Board Certified teacher, Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year and Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher of the Year. Joy has a masters degree in education administration. She has been...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, we are delighted to bring to you a keynote speech delivered by the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, who is a joint coordinator of the Poor Peoples Campaign. This is a speech he gave at the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, at their national conference held on September 28, 2018, in St. Paul, Minnesota.  
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Today on Sojourner Truth: We continue our coverage of the massive Los Angeles teachers strike, now in its fourth day. Previous days have seen massive rallies of tens of thousands of teachers and supporters and pickets at the 900 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools that are impacted. There are 30,000 teachers out on strike. Now, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), the union representing the teachers, say they are going back to the bargaining table. Our guest is Arlene Inouye,...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Attorney Marjorie Cohn shares her views on William Barr, Trumps nominee for U.S. Attorney General. Cohn is professor emerita at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she has taught for 25 years. More on the Los Angeles teachers strike! Our guest is LAUSD teacher Deborah Rafael. Rafael has been an LAUSD teacher for almost 20 years and has taught thousands of students, from kindergarten to eighth grade. Also, our Campaigners for Black Lives segment focuses on...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Following a spate of teachers strikes in conservative red states, the Red for Ed movement is growing across the United States. Teachers are now at the forefront of labor actions across the country. Now, a massive teachers strike is underway in Los Angeles. Roughly 30,000 teachers in the city are on strike, impacting 600,000 students. Their demands include wage increases, reduced classroom sizes and more nurses and support staff in schools to serve the students. Our...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, we return to our weekly roundtable. We discuss: - The shutdown of the U.S. government. The standoff between Donald Trump and the Democrats over building the border wall. Trumps threat of a state of emergency as well as his growing legal problems. - The state of education in the United States and how teachers are fighting back. Teachers are now at the forefront of labor actions. - Also, the economy. The impact of the trade war between the U.S. and China on both...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Economist Max Wolff joins us to break down what's really happening with the U.S. economy and to explore the real news behind the headlines. We are being told the economy is booming. Meanwhile, the income divide in the United States continues to grow. According to the Poor People's Campaign, there are at least 140 million people in the United States who are either in poverty or close to poverty.  Also, we follow up with presidential elections in the Democratic Republic...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: The U.S. government remains shut down over Donald Trumps border wall. Last night, Trump, in a prime time nationally-televised address, used racism, fear, divisiveness and lies to make his case for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. The Democrats are saying Trumps war is immoral. But what is the reality? What is happening to migrants at the border? What is the explanation for the deaths of two migrant children, with the latest taking place on Christmas Eve? Our guest...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Los Angeles is facing its first teachers strike since 1989. If negotiations continue to fail, the strike will start on Thursday, January 10. The teachers movement is part of a national movement known as Red for Ed. The Los Angeles action will follow successful teachers strikes in mainly GOP-majority states, known as red states, that swept the nation in 2018 including in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina and parts of Washington State....
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Today on Sojourner Truth, I am back in studio and want to take a moment to wish you all good things for the coming year. I appreciate you, the listener, our top priority. I also want to thank you for your support and encouragement, which has made Sojourner Truth a top show on this station. We know you can switch the dial when Sojourner Truth comes on, but so many of you do not. On behalf of the Sojourner Truth team, we thank you.  Even in these scary and divisive times, I am hopeful that we...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, we continue our 7-part series on the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, known as SNCC, focusing on musician, actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte.  During this episode, Part 4 of our series, you will hear a speech delivered by Belafonte at the SNCC 50th anniversary conference. A child of Jamaican immigrants, Belafonte depicted the struggles of Black people in the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa through his Calypso music. Inspired by...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, we continue our 7-part series on the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee known as SNCC, focusing on civil rights activist and singer Bernice Johnson Reagon.  Johnson Reagon is the founder of the Harambee Singers and the all-woman acappella group Sweet Honey and the Rock. She uses her powerful singing to allow others to study the African American oral tradition in radio, film, and concerts across the country.  During this episode, Part 3 of our series, you will...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, we continue our 7-part series on the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, known as SNCC. During Part 2 of the series, you will hear more voices of some of the women who organized with SNCC, including Mary King, who worked in SNCCs Communications Department in the 1960s, pressing for more media coverage of racist violence in the United States. We also hear from historian Cynthia Fleming, who discusses the life and work of SNCC organizer Ruby Doris Smith-Robinson....
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Dec 18, 2018 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth, we begin a 7-part series on the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee known as SNCC. SNCC was founded in 1960 at a meeting for student civil rights activists held at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The meeting was called by Black civil rights campaigner, Ms. Ella Baker, who was then with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, or SCLC. Ms. Baker convinced SCLC that such a gathering was needed, and with a grant of just $800, the gathering took...
Topic: SNCC SCLC History Black African American Brenda Travis Jean Wiley Doris Derby
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Today on Sojourner Truth, a one-hour special with Dr. Clifford Trafzer on Native American land and cultural conservation in Southern California. Dr. Trafzer is a Distinguished Professor of History, Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, and in 2018, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Indian Historians at the Western History Conference.  
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Today on our weekly Sojourner Truth roundtable: The G20 meeting has begun in Argentina. It is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from the world's 20 largest economies. Also, is Trump a "mob" president? The plea of his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, the possibility of a pardon for Paul Manafort and the latest on the Mueller investigation. Lastly, the criminizalization of asylum seekers. The tear gassing of the migrant caravan, including children, and...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: The latest on Ukraine as things are heating up between Russia and the United States-backed Ukrainian government. Tensions still simmer from the vote people in the Crimea took to be annexed to Russia, with whom it has a long historical and cultural relationship. A vote that Western powers never recognized and accused Russia of illegally annexing Crimea from Ukraine. Now, both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are in Argentina for the G20 Summit. They were expected to have...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: An update on Yemen as Senator Bernie Sanders is now leading an effort to block U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Our guest is Jehan Hakim, chair of the Yemeni Alliance Committee, which is working with other groups including Just Foreign Policy and Action Corps to end the war. The killing of a 21-year-old Black man (Emantic Bradford Jr.) on Thanksgiving night at a mall in Alabama. Our guest is Aislinn Pulley, an organizer with Black Lives Matter Chicago. She...
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Nov 27, 2018
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Today on Sojourner Truth, an update on attacks at the US-Mexico border.  On Sunday, November 25th, US officials fired tear gas at migrants, including women and children attempting to breach the border. Gas canisters and pepper balls were also used, leaving children gasping for breath and traumatized. Trump strongly defended the use of the gas; indeed he lied, saying several border patrol agents were badly injured by the migrants. Tear gas is considered a chemical weapon under  international...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, an update on the migrant caravan and a judge rules against Trump's latest move against asylum seekers. Our guest is Jasmin Tobar, an Los Angeles-based activist with the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund.  And the APEC summit recently held in impoverished Papua New Guinea ended without a joint communique. Trump did not attend as past U.S. Presidents have, but instead sent Mike Pence who openly attacked China and warned Pacific countries against deals...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, a one-hour special with activist and journalist Laura Carlsen, who is based in Mexico City. An in-depth look at how women migrants in Central America, mothers in search of their children lost along the migrant trail, have organized themselves and now have joined with mothers from the continent of Africa and other countries to form a global movement of mothers of the disappeared.  We look into the history of the mothers of the disappeared in Argentina and their global...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Republicans in the House of Representatives successfully blocked a bipartisan resolution that would have ended U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Tens of thousands have been killed and up to a million people are under threat of starvation. 113,000 children have already died from hunger. The cholera epidemic in Yemen, which is spreading as a result of the Saudi blockade, is already the worst in modern history with close to a million people affected....
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Tensions between Israel and Palestinians are once again on the rise, following a botched Israeli commando raid in Gaza. Our guest is Ali Abunimah, Director of Electronic Intifada, an independent online news publication focusing on Palestine. Also, our weekly Campaigners for Black Lives segment. We turn our attention back to Georgia's Governor's race following congressional elections. The Democratic candidate, Stacey Abrams, still hopes to become the first Black woman...
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Today on Sojourner Truth:  The Democrats have regained the House, Republicans still have control of the Senate. What are the wider national and international implications? The race for Governor in Georgia and Florida, both Black candidates seems headed for a runoff. Both Stacy Abrams and Andrew Gillum candidates in those races are Black, both were bombarded with racist attacks by their opponents and by Donald Trump. While many are saying that the midterm elections were not about its the...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: Yet another mass shooting in the United States - this time, it occured not too far from Pacifica Radio's KPFK studios, in Thousand Oaks, California, at the Borderline Bar and Grill. This happened just last night, Wednesday, November 7. Media are reporting that 12 are dead. The shooter, Ian David Long, is dead. At least one of the people killed, Sgt. Ron Helus, was a first responder. Yesterday, Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jefferson Sessions amid Trump's concerns...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, we review the outcomes of the 2018 congressional elections. These elections included all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, one-third of all U.S. senators, 36 state governors, 3 U.S. territory governors and dozens of city mayors. Also on the ballots were a wide variety of citizen initiatives and propositions, touching on issues from housing to healthcare. Democrats have now taken control of the House while Republicans have retained power over the Senate....
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Nov 6, 2018 Sojourner Truth
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Today is Election Day! And it promises to be one of the most important elections, some say, in their lifetime. The outcome of todays vote will determine the direction the country will take for generations to come. It will either be a solidification of Trumpism, racism and other divisions or a repudiation of Trumps agenda. Democratic voters will have to turn out in large numbers to overcome voter suppression and other dirty tricks. Youth will have to turn out. People of color will have to turn...
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Today on Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod, our weekly roundtable is back! Congressional elections, known as the midterms. States are just days away and the future of the country, if not the world, remains at stake. The elections are about race, with Donald Trump seemly happy in his role as white supremacist in chief. Indeed, he is hoping to bring home the elections for the GOP by running racist ads, calling for 15,000 troops at the border to protect the U.S. from the migrant caravan, which...
Topic: Midterm Elections Trump Racism Nationalism Immigration Brazil Bolsonaro
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Today on Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod:  Countdown to Election Day! On today’s Sojourner Truth Election Watch: the eyes of those around the country who have been calling out corrupt practices of private banks including the banksters who despite bringing the economy of the country in 2008 to near collapse, their eyes are on Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest city. Voters in L.A. will vote on Measure B, which opens the possibility of creating a public bank. Our guest is...
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Today on Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod: Funerals began yesterday for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue terrorist attack that left 11 people dead. The killing spree has been dubbed the worst against Jewish people in U.S. history. It has shocked a neighborhood known for its tolerance.  The killer expressed not only vicious anti-Semitic vitriol, but also anti-immigrant hate. While discussing the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society based at the Tree of Life Synagogue on his social media...
Topic: Pittsburgh Synagogue Kentucky Racism Anti-Semitism Black Lives Matter Elections Proposition 10
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Today on Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod:  What Trump and other white supremacists have wrought: the killing of 11 Jewish people in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on the Sabbath, Saturday Oct. 27, 2018. And the injuring of six others by a gunman who repeated the phrase "Jews must die." In addition to his blatant anti-Semitism, he was also inspired by Trump's attack on the caravan of migrants now in Mexico on their way to seek asylum at the U.S. border. The Tree of...
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Today on our weekly Sojourner Truth roundtable: Senator Jeff Flake is voting for moving ahead with Brett Kavanaugh, meaning the Senate Judiciary Committee now has the votes they need to move forward with Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. We look at responses to and analyses of Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the accusation of attempted rape against Kavanaugh. Also, the U.N. General Assembly meeting this past week. Trump's performance and U.S. foreign policy and aggression...
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Today on Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod:  Yesterday, in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly, Donald Trump boasted that his administration had achieved more than almost any other president in U.S. history, causing world leaders to break out in laughter. Clips from that moment were shown around the world.  But not so fast. Trump used his speech to underscore his America First foreign policy, including trade and support for Israel. He praised Kim Jong Un and Poland, while...
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Today on Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod: On Saturday, September 22, assailants carried out an attack against the government of Iran. They attacked during an Islamic Revolutionary Guard military parade and killed 25 people, including children, and wounding 60 others. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed the United States and Saudi Arabia for being behind the attacks, at least providing weapons and other support to attackers. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is speaking at the United Nations...
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Today on Sojourner Truth, a special women's roundtable.  At this critical moment in the U.S. when after decades of a women's rights and feminist movement, we are at a place where a woman makes a charge of attempted rape against Donald Trumps nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and very little seems to have changed if anything in the Senate Judiciary Committee with jurisdiction over the Kavanaugh nomination. The Republican leadership on the committee with the backing of Trump first...
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Sep 20, 2018 Sojourner Truth
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Today on Sojourner Truth, we continue our coverage of Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, and the attempted rape charges he is facing. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a Palo Alto University professor of clinical psychology, has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while the two were teenagers. Kavanaugh, whose nomination process to the top U.S. court has since been stalled and embroiled in controversy, has denied the accusation. What GOP senators and other Kavanaugh...
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Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has been accused of attempted rape by Professor Blasey Ford in an incident that Prof Blasey says took place when Kavanaugh was 17 years old. Republicans have proposed a public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, Sept 24 to hear both from Kavanaugh and Prof. Blasey.  Not so fast, says Prof Blasey. There needs to be an investigation by an independent body such as the FBI of the incident and charges before a hearing...
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Today on Sojourner Truth:  Donald Trumps pick for the Supreme court, Brett Kavanaugh, has been accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford, a professor of clinical psychology. The alleged assault happened when they were both in high school. Hearings on the assault charges will be held in the U.S. Senate on Monday September 24. The announcement of the hearings came after Republicans bent to public pressure. Initially they had proposed discussing the matter with Kavanaugh and Ford by...
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Today, on our weekly Sojourner Truth roundtable: On the national front, close to 13,000 children are being held in immigrant detention centers. Now, Donald Trump is not only the global white supremacist in chief after even as a major hurricane bears down on the Carolinas, he dismisses Hurricane Maria deaths in Puerto Rico as a conspiracy by democrats. He is also vying for conspiracy theorist in chief. Then again, he has been on that track for quite some time, including putting forward that...
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Today, in the midst of what is predicted to be the storm of a lifetime, Hurricane Florence is barreling towards the Carolinas, with a typhoon headed to the Philippines and Hawaii again drenched by heavy rains. We get a report from climate change protesters on the ground in San Francisco. We speak with Kandi White of the Indigenous Environmental Network. And a major, though temporary, victory for environmental activists as a judge in Louisiana has halted the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. We speak with...
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Today on Sojourner Truth: State violence against children. On September 6, the Trump administration announced plans to issue new regulations that would terminate and replace the Flores Agreement. The Flores Agreement has been in place since 1997 and places limits on how long the government can detain child migrants. Right now, the Flores Agreement limits the detention of child migrants to 20 days. The Trump administration now wants indefinite detention of children in family detention centers....
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