Protesting Big-Box Stores and Other Stories for KPFA News

An internship at 94.1 FM KPFA Radio News in 2007 resulted in stories about The National Day of Action Against Big Box Chain Stores, The United Nations' UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Day, a nationwide rally against global warming and a San Francisco protest against U.S. government support for what some Pakistani Americans are calling a military dictatorship in the South Asia country.

The story above was produced for the 94.1 FM KPFA Evening News and aired on November 17, 2007. The National Day of Action Against Big Box Chain Stores is observed by legions across the country and around the world, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. and London. On this day of action, protesters block entrances to chain stores such as Wal-Mart, The Gap and the London-based Bristol Farms grocery chains. Common demands are for fair pay, health insurance and better overall working conditions for employees.


Activist Mama CoAtl on Femicide

The United Nations started UNiTE to End Violence Against Women in 1984 as a call to action against violence towards women and girls everywhere. The action was prompted by the 1960 murders of three anti-government activists in the Dominican Republic: The Mirabal sisters. This story aired on the KPFA Evening News on November 24, 2007.



Students, Citizens Confront Global Warming

Aired on 94.1 FM KPFA, Saturday Evening News, November 3, 2007. On November 3, organizers across the country showed the world that they will hold their politicians accountable for global warming. Participants sent more than 14,000 messages to members of Congress and presidential candidates, inviting them to attend a Step It Up rally. Students at U.C. Berkeley gathered on campus to show their support.



Protestors Oppose U.S. Support for Pakistan Regime

Aired on 94.1 FM KPFA, Saturday Evening News, November 10, 2007. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Friends of South Asia, Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, and concerned citizens rallied today in front of San Francisco’s City Hall. The groups were protesting the imposition of Martial Law in Pakistan and what they say is the U.S. government’s support of military dictatorship there. They also gathered to show solidarity and support for Pakistan’s pro-democracy movement. The day of action featured speeches from community leaders and a rally.