Black August Special: FROS, BERETS, AND LEATHER JACKETS

 Listen to the show here: Race and the Revolutionary Solidarity of the Young Lords, the Puerto Rican Counterpart of the Black Panther Party Genesis of the Young Lords and impact of...

Criminal Insanity and the Tokyo Olympics – July 19, 2021

This week the Tokyo Olympics will be opening amidst an ongoing world pandemic and a massive increase in COVID-19 cases in Tokyo. Despite this dangerous and deadly situation, the Japanese...

Self-Determination in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa – July 12, 2021

  In this show we consider heightening tensions and the US insistence on global hegemony, as manifest in the Horn of Africa, and, particularly Ethiopia, a nation of 117 million...

“FREE THEM ALL!” Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War in the U.S. – July 5, 2021

Segment 1: Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War  déqui kioni-sadiki is with the Jericho Movement, which supports US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war. She is also a teacher, an...

THE EMPIRE REPORT, PART 2: War, Militarism & Great Power Competition – June 28, 2021

    This is Part 2 of a four-part series on imperialism, which chronicles how U.S. imperialism and its allies are fueling intensifying existential crises for humanity and all life on...

Absolute Equality 1865 – 2021: The Story of Juneteenth in Texas June 21, 2021

  “As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this”         ...

BHM – Reclaiming our Past, Re-defining our Future, A Reckoning with Reconstruction – June 14, 2021

  Esther Iverem, Producer   From Pacifica Radio, this is Covid, Race and Democracy, a collective effort by producers from the Pacifica Network and radio affiliates. Featuring an interview with Natonne Elaine Kemp,...

“Justice for George Floyd is Freedom for All” and “Black Wall Street 100 Years Later” May 31, 2021

    “The function of freedom is to free someone else”      - Toni Morrison One year ago, the world shifted instantly, after viewing the horrific video footage of Minneapolis, Officer...

Reparations! (Black History in the Making) – May 24, 2021

  Host Nkechi Taifa (WPFW) brings us voices of a multitude of advocates discussing various aspects of the struggle for reparations, including personal stories about legendary icons who helped move...

Free, Free Palestine – May 17, 2021

Protest march for Palestine, Mission Street, San Francisco, May 15, 2021.   From Pacifica Radio, this is Covid,  Race and Democracy, a collective effort by producers from the Pacifica Network and...

MAY DAY 2021- A COVID, RACE, & DEMOCRACY SPECIAL

May Day, May1st, is International Workers Day. In this week's show we hear from working people from across the globe. Many are facing new challenges because of the COVID-19...

THE EMPIRE REPORT, PART 1: IMPERIALISM VS. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT – April 26, 2021

  U.S. imperialism and its allies are fueling intensifying existential crises for humanity and all life on Earth.  These crises include the approaching collapse of global ecosystems, the escalation towards...

Covid Vaccine Profits – April 19, 2021

We start with an update on the condition of political prisoner, former Black Panther, author and radio journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. Pacifica’s Ann Garrison spoke with City University of New...

The American Legacy of Voter Suppression April 12, 2021

Listen to the full show here: In March, the Washington Post reported that at least 250 new voter restriction bills were proposed in 43 states across the country. Now in...

“Humanitarian Intervention” April 5, 2021

Listen to the full show here: So-called “humanitarian intervention,” also known as humanitarian war, is the flagship of the Biden Administration’s foreign policy and the subject of this episode of...

FREE Mumia Abu-Jamal March 29, 2021

  “Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right.” -John Africa, founder of MOVE Award winning international journalist, activist and freedom fighter Mumia Abu-Jamal, has been imprisoned for nearly 40 years....

COVID, Amazon Billions, AND Workers’ Rights – March 22, 2021

Listen to the full show:   Journalist, political prisoner, and revolutionary, Mumia Abu-Jamal, is recovering from COVID-19 and is back in general population after completing quarantine in the prison infirmary. Mumia’s...

We Don’t Need No Miseducation – PART 2 – March 15, 2021

Listen to the full show here: In this episode, we bring you Part 2 of our series on how the pandemic is impacting the struggle for a socially just and...

MARCH – Women’s History Month “Celebrating the Power of Women”

March 8: International Women’s Day - Celebrating the POWER OF WOMEN "Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”   - Dr. Maya Angelou On March 8, millions around the world celebrate...

Black History in the Making: Reclaiming Our Past, Re-defining Our Future: A CONVERSATION WITH NIKKI GIOVANNI

  Poet, activist, author and icon, Nikki Giovanni offers her unique unflinching perspectives on everything from politics to poetry in these contemporary times. Her unapologetic condemnation of Donald Trump is...
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Covid, Big Tech Censorship, & Surveillance – Part 2– March 1, 2021

  Journalist and politician Henry Wallace, the 1948 presidential candidate of the Progressive Party, said, "The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the...

Black History in the Making: Reclaiming Our Past, Re-Defining Our Future: REPARATIONS!

  Hear from a multitude of advocates discussing various aspects of the struggle for reparations, including personal stories about legendary icons who helped move the movement forward; redress for the...

Black History in the Making: Reclaiming Our Past, Re-defining Our Future: FREE THEM ALL!

  Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War déqui kioni-sadiki, an activist with the Jericho Movement, which supports US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war. She is also a teacher, an author,...

Black History in the Making: Reclaiming Our Past, Re-defining Our Future: FROS, BERETS, AND LEATHER JACKETS

 Listen to the show here: Race and the Revolutionary Solidarity of the Young Lords, the Puerto Rican Counterpart of the Black Panther Party   Genesis of the Young Lords and impact of...

Black History in the Making: Reclaiming Our Past, Re-defining Our Future: BLACK WORKERS, THEIR HISTORY, LABOR & THE FIGHT AT BESSEMER ALABAMA AMAZON

  Black Workers, Their History, Labor & The Fight At Bessemer Alabama Amazon Featuring: Saladin Muhammed, Southern Workers Assembly San Leandro Amazon Workers Adrienne Williams and John Wilcox Clarence Thomas, Retired ILWU Local 10...

Black History in the Making: Reclaiming Our Past, Re-defining Our Future: A RECKONING WITH RECONSTRUCTION

  Featuring an interview with Natonne Elaine Kemp, author of There's Something About Edgefield. Also, a report on the research released in June 2020 by the Equal Justice Initiative, titled...

CAGING IN COVID Part 2– February 15, 2021

Listen to the full show here: Part 1 of this series aired on December 14, 2020, focusing on the deadly impact of COVID-19 on people incarcerated in U.S. jails, prisons...

Black Art & Activism – Ms. Cicely Tyson Tribute February 8, 2021

“Real education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better” ― Dr. Carter G. Woodson, The...

Health, Equity, and Censorship – February 1, 2021

Listen to the full episode here: Host Johanna Fernandez at WBAI, Pacifica Radio in New York, covered the recent strike of over 1400 produce delivery workers, members of Teamsters Local...

COVID, Big Tech Censorship, and Surveillance Edition – January 25, 2021

Listen to the full episode here: Many Americans applauded when Twitter suspended President Donald Trump's Twitter account and the Pentagon fortified the nation's capital ahead of the Inauguration, but others...

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Edition – January 18, 2021

Listen to the full episode here:   ©Israel McCloud  "Speak Truth to Power"  Instagram: @israelmccloudstudio Today, we examine the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and impact by highlighting organizations who have...

The Capitol Riot Edition – January 11, 2021

Listen to the full episode here: In this episode, we hear voices of those who came to Washington to protest on January 6th, originally on WPFW’s On the Ground with...

WE DON’T NEED NO MISEDUCATION – JANUARY 4, 2021

Listen to the full episode here: In this episode, we bring you the first of a 2-part series on how the pandemic is impacting the long struggle for a culturally...

Covid Race and Democracy 2020 Year End Edition & Kwanzaa – Celebrating 54 Years

“We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.”         ― Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks In the first half of today's...

COVID, Corporate Greed, and Vaccines

LISTEN TO THE FULL SHOW HERE:   Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant represents a socialist grassroots movement that managed to pass a city tax on corporations towards COVID relief.  Her...

Caging in COVID

LISTEN TO THE FULL SHOW HERE: In this episode, we focus on the deadly impact of COVID-19 on people incarcerated in U.S. jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers, the trauma...

Workers’ Rights and COVID

LISTEN TO THE FULL SHOW HERE: *What exactly happens to your laundry bag when it arrives at the laundry? laundry workers in Manhattan demand to be paid the city’s $15...

Best of “COVID, Race, and Democracy” – Version 2

    In this episode of COVID, RACE AND DEMOCRACY, we revisit some of our best segments since Pacifica began airing the show in June of 2020: Twenty-eight million Americans are facing...

Native American Heritage Month and National Day of Mourning

In this episode of COVID, RACE AND DEMOCRACY: “Protect your spirit, because you are in the place where spirits get eaten.” ― John Trudell "Since 1970, Native Americans and supporters have gathered at...

Best of COVID, Race and Democracy

  COVID, RACE AND DEMOCRACY is a national weekly show from Pacifica Radio, an effort by committed volunteers from across the network. Our "Best Of. . . " show includes: Twenty-eight...

Workers’ Edition – November 16, 2020

*Indignation is growing about the failure to protect healthcare workers who are fighting Covid. *CNA nurses protest against exploitation and lack of protection amidst the pandemic  *A representative of the restaurant...

Election in a Country Divided

  Election in a Country Divided In the wake of the 2020 election week, activists, commentators, and community radio workers discuss the causes and meaning of division in this country and...

People’s Voice – Election Week Edition 

People's Voice - Election Week Edition  This week's Covid, Race, and Democracy features investigative reporter Greg Palast warning us with a heartbreaking tale to save our votes and our democracy....
VOTER SUPPRESSION 2020

COVID RACE AND DEMOCRACY OCT 26 2020

THIS WEEK, COVID RACE AND DEMOCRACY brings you this: *It’s official: 1,913,369 ballots were cast but never counted in the 2016 presidential race. That’s from the US Elections Assistance Commission....

October 19, 2020 – Protect The Vote Edition

*In California, App companies spend nearly $200 million dollars on an effort to defeat an initiative designed to protect drivers rights. Steve Zeltzer brings us voices of protesters against...

October 12, 2020 Indigenous Peoples Day Special Edition

Today's special IPD program features: Leonard Peltier, Native American activist & political prisoner talks to Amy Goodman, 2012. Special thanks to Democracy Now. Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney with the Lakota...

October 5, 2020 Weekly Edition

  Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson, an emerging cooperative movement based in Jackson, Mississippi, says that grassroots organizers should systematically build on the outpouring of mutual aid in response to...

September 28, 2020 Weekly Edition

  *California Central Valley workers protest the deaths of 9 meat plant workers due to COVID-19. Workers are getting sick, dying and spreading it to their families and community, they...

September 21, 2020 Weekly Edition

  This week "Covid, Race, and Democracy" spoke to David Zirin, Nation Magazine sportswriter and co-host of "The Collision: Sports and Politics" about whether US team sports and US militarism...

September 14, 2020 Weekly Edition

Listen to the full episode here: Today's Covid Race and Democracy features voices from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana about the impact of Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm that...

September 7 — Labor Day Edition

Listen to the full episode here: On this week’s “Covid, Race, and Democracy”: Labor Day 2020 is one of catastrophe for millions of US workers, with mass unemployment of over 30...

August 31 — Weekly Edition

Listen to the full episode here: On this week’s “Covid, Race, and Democracy”: The 57th anniversary of the March on Washington was celebrated with a new march for the same goals,...

August 24 — Weekly Edition

Listen to the full episode here:   On this week’s “Covid, Race, and Democracy”: Congolese gynecological surgeon Dr. Denis Mukwege, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, calls for an international criminal...

August 17 – Weekly Edition

Listen to the full episode here:   On this week's "Covid, Race, and Democracy": Black Agenda Report's Danny Haiphong on China bashing, the coronavirus, and the loss of American jobs. Michio Kaku on...

August 10, 2020 – Weekly Edition

Listen to the full episode here. Today's CR&D features commentary by Dr. Dery and Dr. Griggs on the danger of massive evictions from an epidemiological perspective; Rania Masri on the...

August 3, 2020 – Weekly Edition

Listen to the full episode here.   Reverend James Lawson told those attending the funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis that freedom fighters will not be quiet so long as...

July 27, 2020 – Weekly Edition

Listen to the full episode here:   In today's edition of Covid, Race, and Democracy: Twenty-eight million Americans are facing eviction or foreclosure as moratoriums on both expire at the federal, state,...

July 20, 2020 – Weekly edition

Listen to the full episode here: In today’s edition of Covid, Race, & Democracy: Fourteen years ago, the Bill and Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundations launched the Alliance for a Green...

July 10, 2020 – from KPFT

  Today's Covid, Race and Democracy highlights a personal journey of a journalist who survived Covid-19 before the national shut down, and prior to CDC guidelines. Jeffrey Boney, is the assistant...

July 9, 2020 – from WBAI

Listen to the episode here: Covid Race and Democracy is a collective effort from the Pacifica Network and our affiliates across the U.S. In this WBAI New York edition, we...

Lo que revela la visita de AMLO a Washington

En el programa radial Senderos de Oaxaca, transmitido originalmente por la Radio Pacifica 90.7fm en Los Angeles, se aborda el tema de la visita del mandatario mexicano Andrés Manuel...

July 8, 2020 – from KPFA

Listen to the full episode here: In today's edition of Covid, Race, and Democracy: CAT BROOKS TAKES A LOOK AT THE CHALLENGES FACING SAN QUENTIN PRISON, WHERE OVER A THIRD OF...

July 7, 2020 – from WPFW

Listen to the full episode here: In today's edition of Covid, Race, and Democracy: ...a discussion with investigative journalist Greg Palast about Trumps scheme you remain in office if he loses...
Solidarity Economics in times of COVID19

July 6, 2020 – from KPFK

Listen to the full episode here: In today's edition of Covid, Race, and Democracy: When the current economic system seems to be failing the majority of the US population, we discuss...

July 3, 2020 – from KPFT

In today's edition of Covid, Race, and Democracy: PART 1: An excerpt  of actor James Earl Jones reading the historic speech delivered by abolitionist Frederick Douglass "What to the Slave...

July 2, 2020 – from WBAI

In today's edition of Covid, Race, and Democracy: Senator Elizabeth Warren with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the rise of Covid19; Dr. Michio Kaku on the new swine flu in China; NY...

July 1, 2020 – from KPFA

IN TODAYS EDITION OF COVID, RACE AND DEMOCRACY KPFA'S UP FRONT COVERS THE EXPLOSION OF CORONAVIRUS CASES AT SAN QUENTIN PRISON, LINDA TIRADO, A JOURNALIST WHO WAS MAIMED BY POLICE WHILE...

June 30, 2020 – from WPFW

In today's edition of Covid, Race and Democracy, we speak with US Representative Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Poet and Educator Nikki Giovanni, journalist and Black Panther Mumia Abu Jamal, Babyface Edmonds...
La Riva/Peltier campaign visit to Oglala, 2020

June 29, 2020 – from KPFK

Photo credit: www.liberationnews.org In today's edition of Covid, Race and Democracy, we speak with Jean Roach and Natalie Stites-Means about the impact of the COVID19 on the Indigenous Peoples of...

June 26, 2020 – from KPFT

Today’s edition of Covid, Race and Democracy will feature a clip of renowned educator and researcher Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. DeGruy's research focuses on the...

June 25, 2020 – from WBAI

In today's edition of COVID, Race and Democracy, Dr. Anthony Fauci, NYS Attorney General and NYPD Police Commissioner as well as NYC First Lady, Johanna Fernandez and members of a...

June 24, 2020 – from KPFA

In today's edition of COVID, Race and Democracy, HARD KNOCK RADIO HEADS TO OAKLAND TO REPORT FROM THE PROTEST AT THE PORT OF OAKLAND AND TO DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF...

June 23, 2020 – from WPFW

In today's edition of COVID, Race, and Democracy: Does President Trump have the authority to postpone November elections? COVID cases in Florida reach an all-time pandemic high; and police tactics are...

June 22, 2020 – from KPFK

In today's edition of COVID, Race, & Democracy, The US Supreme Court blocks president Donald Trumps efforts to end the deferred action program for certain undocumented immigrants who came...

June 19, 2020 – from KPFT

Today’s edition of COVID, Race, & Democracy is dedicated to Juneteenth, the celebration of the resistance of the enslaved people of African descent. Host Akua holt talks to the...

LISTEN HERE TO Pacifica Radio’s COVID, Race & Democracy show

COVID Race and Democracy Press Release 20200619 Click on a link to listen to the episode: Monday, June 15, 2020 - from KPFK In today’s edition of COVID, Race, and Democracy from...

June 18, 2020 – from WBAI

Click on a link to listen to the episode: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - from WBAI Today’s edition is presented by Pacifica's New York Station, WBAI. We look at killings by...

June 17, 2020 – from KPFA

Click on a link to listen to the episode: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - from KPFA In today’s edition of COVID, Race, and Democracy from KPFA: Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives...

June 16, 2020 – from WPFW

In today’s edition of COVID, Race, and Democracy from WPFW: Sebi Medina-Tayac, Piscataway Nation, I. Chris Stewart, Esq., Esther Iverem, Drs. Mark Dery and Eric Griggs, Mumia Abu Jamal,...

June 15, 2020 – from KPFK

In today’s edition of COVID, Race, and Democracy from KPFK: we hear from co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, Dr. Melina Abdullah, political prisoner, journalist and Black Panther...