The fallout from Prop 22, and what’s subsequent for app-based employees; Plus: Why does California’s vaccine rollout exclude folks with disabilities? And Bay Space motion Sunday to demand mass releases from CA prisons
0:08 – Reddit Investors Battle Wall Street: Gamestop Stock Rise Explained
Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) is a Business journalist and moderator of KPFA’s “Behind the News”, which is broadcast on Thursdays at 12 noon.
0:34 – Prop 22 fallout, app-based employees now as independent contractors
Veena dubal (@veenadubal) is a law professor at UC Hastings, where she publishes research on the precarious workforce and the so-called “sharing economy”.
1:08 am – KPFA News: The Fresno County Health Department partnered with agricultural and food processing partners to launch a unique vaccination event for workers in the industry on Monday. It is the start of a small project to vaccinate 3000 food and farm workers over the next few weeks. And with the state’s vaccine distribution starting slowly, the county regulator is urging the state to increase the county’s supply of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Vic Bedoian Reports from Fresno.
1:12 – California vaccine rollout doesn’t prioritize people with disabilities
Jessica Lehman (@ JessicaLehman47) is the Executive Director of Senior & Disability Action, dedicated to mobilizing and training seniors and people with disabilities to fight for individual rights and social justice.
1:28 – KPFA News: Yesterday, CalTrans swept camp in Oakland’s Mosswood Park – right after one of the worst storms we’ve seen here in the Bay Area. The sweep is expected to continue today. KPFAs Lucy Kang (@ThisIsLucyKang) reports.
Update: CalTrans issued a statement that “emergency repairs must be done on a control box,” but did not further explain why the work had to be done the day after the storm. They go on to state that they gave residents 72 hours notice and kept personal items available for retrieval for up to 60 days.
1:34 – Unprecedented pressure on anti-protest laws across the country
Akela Lacy (@akela_lacy) is a political reporter for Intercept. Her latest piece with Alleen Brown reads, “After the Capitol Uprising, GOP lawmakers renamed old anti-BLM protest laws.”
1:48 – weekend action to request mass releases from CA prisons
Mohamed Shehk is an organizer with critical resistance.
Marie Levin is He is a lawyer and prisoner activist and the sister of Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, who has been incarcerated since 1980 and is currently on parole.
Event: Car Caravan aims to end COVID deaths in prisons. Rally and caravan do not call for state execution by COVID-19! The only humane answer is to decongest and eradicate California’s legacy of mass imprisonment. Governor Newsom must now grant bulk releases to halt the rising death toll.
When: Sunday, January 31st at 11 a.m.
Where: Starting at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, 2777 E Harbor Road Oakland
The information: More information on No Justice Under Capitalism Facebook site