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District 34 Podcast
96 minutes | May 29, 2021
Echo Park Rising- Where are they now?
On March 25th, Mitch O'Farrell sent police in riot gear toting less-lethals to Echo Park Lake to clear the homeless encampment. This week the park re-opened and the displaced unhoused returned for a press conference. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
52 minutes | May 19, 2021
The Anti-Masker Movement and Public Health
I spoke with public health expert, Dr. Blaine Pope, on the anti masker movement that has risen from the remnants of the Trump years in Los Angeles. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
44 minutes | May 7, 2021
May Day is a historic celebration of workers and workers rights. In this weeks episode we look at two ongoing workers rights issues- One at Kroger Grocery stores, and another at Amazon. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
50 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Brook Hines on Troll Farms, Think Tanks and Buying Influence
Tina-Desiree Berg interviews Brook Hines on her recent research into how fake sock puppet accounts work with organizations and individuals to sway public opinion. You can follow Brook here --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
60 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Crazy for Hrezi- Meet Muad Hrezi, Congressional Primary Candidate in Connecticut
Muad Hrezi is running for election to the U.S. House to represent CD 1 in Connecticut, for the Democratic primary in 2022. He is an educator, track coach, and former US Senate staffer for Chris Murphy. We discuss his Libyan background, foreign policy, and his other ideas and policy positions. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
64 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Intersectional Imperialism with Alex Rubinstein
Alex Rubinstein is an independent journalist who has shared live coverage of social movements in the United States including Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, Charlottesville, the inauguration protests against Pres. Trump, and from inside the besieged Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC. He currently lives in Mexico City. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
69 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Interview with CD 42 Candidate Liam O'Mara
Liam O'Mara is running for election to the U.S. House to represent California's 42nd Congressional District. Liam earned a bachelor's degree from Chapman University in 2006 and master's and Ph.D. degrees from the Univerity of California, Irvine, in 2008 and 2017, respectively. His career experience includes working as a historian, cook, information technology support, and longshore worker. We discuss Force The Vote, Medicare For All, Democratic Socialism and workers' rights. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
30 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Kamala Harris Has a History of Passing the Buck on Police Killings with Walker Bragman
Walker Bragman is a journalist and JD whose work has been featured in Paste Magazine, the Intercept, HuffPost, the Independent, Salon, Truthout, and the Hill. He discusses he latest piece in Jacobin on how Kamala Harris failed to investigate bad police shootings in Anaheim when she was AG in California. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
33 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
The ICC, Palestine and Israel with Dr. James Zogby
Dr. Zogby is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute, a Washington, D.C.–based organization that serves as a political and policy research arm of the Arab-American community. He is also a Fellow at the Sanders Institute. We discuss the current situation with the ICC and Palestine and what role the Biden administration will play in it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
78 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
DSA and Left Caucus Sweep the Nevada Democratic Party Leadership Elections with Dan Rolle
A coalition of progressive candidates backed by the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America took over the leadership of the Nevada Democratic Party on March 6 and swept all five party leadership positions in a contested election. Judith Whitmer was elected chair. The establishment had moved $450,000 out of the party's coffers and into the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s account. The DSCC plans to use the money toward the 2022 reelection bid of Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a first-term Democrat. The staff members who resigned included the party’s operations director, research director, communications director, and finance director. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
46 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Interview with Colin Kalmbacher, Editor at Law and Crime News
Colin Kalmbacher is an attorney and writer. He received his J.D. from Texas A&M School of Law and his LL.M. in International Law and Intellectual Property from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan. He is an editor at legal news and analysis site Law & Crime News. We discuss recent events. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/district34/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district34/support
96 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Interview with Kitty Stryker on Leftist Movements and Journalism
Interview with Kitty Stryker, published author whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Vice, Cosmopolitan and others- identifies as an anarchist activist, queer femme, Juggalo ethnographer and leftist doomsday prepper located in the San Francisco Bay Area
86 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Interview with Awkword- Rapper and Activist
Labeled “Antifa militant” by Andy Ngo and “quite profound” by Chuck D of Public Enemy, AWKWORD has fought for justice and equality through protest song, political organizing, digital strategy and street journalism for nearly a quarter century. He is a co-founder of TEN DEMANDS, co-creator of Ten For Justice: The Road to Abolition, and founding member of Our United Left.
37 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Interview with Jailed BLM Activist Tatiana Turner
Tatiana Turner is currently i jail because she is unable to make an exorbitant one million dollar bail. Turner is a BLM activist that attended a rally in Yorba Linda last September. Trump supporters showed up in numbers that day and were quite hostile. At one point they surrounded Turners car and she called 911. She received no assistance so tried to drive away in a panic hitting a man and a woman. Trump supporters smashed the back the window of her car- prompting her to panic further. She contends she feared for her life, yet DA Todd Spitzer claims she intentionally tried to kill the Trump supporters. Sean Beckner-Carmitchel spoke with Turner over the phone about justice, the movement and the events in Yorba Linda.
77 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Interview with General Jeff, the "Mayor of Skid Row"
We spoke with activist General Jeff on the issues currently surrounding the unhoused in Los Angeles and recent events in Skid Row. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Interview with Ken Mejia, Candidate for LA City Controller
Ken is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and housing justice activist, born and raised in LA, who has expertise as an auditor. He wants to focus on auditing the city’s finances in order to determine departmental effectiveness and identify wasteful spending that can be reallocated to other critical areas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Interview with Rebecca Brown, legal fellow at Courtwatch Los Angeles
Sean Carmitchel's interview with Rebecca Brown of Courtwatch Los Angeles. Courtwatch is a volunteer court observation organization working to keep the criminal system transparent & accountable. Send tips & inquiries: email@example.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
"It's Really Hell On Earth In The Hospitals Right Now" An Interview w/ Tracy Lazaro, RN, MSN, RND-C
Tracy is not only a nurse, but also is the Director of PPE Now LA- an organization dedicated to providing front-line healthcare workers, protestors and the unhoused with both hygiene and protective equipment during the Pandemic. Los Angeles has been experiencing record numbers of both cases and deaths, with intense lockdowns being instituted throughout the County as well as the state of California at large. Sean Beckner-Carmitchel discusses her role with PPE Now LA as well as the intensely difficult experiences that frontline healthcare workers are dealing with. She also gets into advice for how to protest safely, her views on how the government has failed us and what we can do to protect ourselves and the unhoused residents of Los Angeles. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
Adrian Riskin of Michael Kohlhaas Org Discusses his FOIA Dumps
Adrian Riskin of Michael Kohlhaas Org joins us to discuss his FOIA dumps on Los Angeles politicians and law enforcement. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Meet Eman Padilla- Arrested and Charged at a Protest Recently Released by Gascon
This week in the studio, Sean Beckner-Carmitchel joins Tina-Desiree Berg. Eman Padilla was arrested not far from a protest outside Sheriff Alex Villanueva's home in Los Angeles County on November 18, 2020. At that time, he was told there was a warrant for his arrest and charged with Attempted Train Derailment- a charge that holds a maximum of life imprisonment. He was also informed that it was related to his allegedly leaving a temporary barrier- which LASD brings out with regularity and uses- on top of train tracks. His wife was also detained the following week for charges related to her car registration. While she was detained- the LASD ransacked their home. DA Gascon dropped the charges shortly after taking office. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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