At a Congressional hearing this week, witnesses offered expert testimony about the need for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans living in the United States. And on this month’s episode of the F-Word on fascism, an activist says that Americans need to wake up and confront the reality of what this country is becoming.
–The New York Times reported that Donald Trump approved a missile strike on Iran on Thursday but abruptly halted the operation.
–In national news, there were Congressional hearings on reparations and on the national budget.
–Jacqueline Luqman joins me to talk about Trump officially kicking off his 2020 re-election campaign and other election news.
–Young activists work to prevent police in Prince Georges County, MD from collaborating with officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
–In DC, the formation of the Save Our Votes Political Action Committee was announced on the anniversary of the day that DC voters approved a measure to increase the pay of restaurant workers.
–Chantal James reported from a hearing about tax credits for building affordable housing.
–In Culture and media, the Stop Police terror Project DC is holding a liberation fundraiser, June 21, 6-9 pm at the Smith Smith Public Trust in Northeast DC.
–The 40th Anniversary of the Great Labor Arts Exchange is happening through June 23rd at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.
— And visual artist Sonya Clark will give an artist talk on her “Beaded Prayers Project, Wednesday, June 26, 6 PM, at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.
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