Jun 27 2012

The Activist Beat on Radical Nuns Crusading for Social Justice

Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

Two very different religious groups are taking their messages directly to the people.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops recently started a two-week crusade, claiming religious liberty is under assault. These …

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Jun 13 2012

The Activist Beat on Bronner’s Hemp Arrest Outside of White House

Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

David Bronner, the CEO of the popular Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, was arrested in front of the White House on Monday after he locked himself and a dozen industrial hemp …

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May 09 2012

The Activist Beat Roundup of Protests Nationwide

Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

A few days ago, Uprising reported on the Palestinian prisoners who began their fourth week of hunger strikes to protest abusive and substandard conditions in Israeli jails.

Here in the …

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May 02 2012

The Activist Beat on May Day

Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

Thanks to the Occupy movement, yesterday’s May Day actions in more than 115 cities across the country got widespread coverage in the corporate media.

The angle that deserves far more …

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Apr 25 2012

The Activist Beat on Protests Against Cuts to Medicaid

Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

I’m Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco with this week’s Activist Beat for Uprising. Each week I’ll bring you a weekly roundup of progressive activism …

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Apr 18 2012

Activist Beat on the Goldman Environmental Prize

Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

On Monday night, six grassroots environmental activists received the Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony in San Francisco. In addition to the international recognition these activists deserve, they also …

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Apr 11 2012

Rose Aguilar on Van Jones’ Claim that Grassroots Activists ‘Sat Down’ During Start of Obama Tenure

Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

Van Jones, the long-time racial and social justice activist who served as the green jobs adviser in the White House in 2009, is currently doing a media tour for his …

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Mar 28 2012

The Activist Beat on Remote Area Medical

Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

I’m Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco with this week’s Activist Beat for Uprising. Each week I’ll bring you a weekly roundup of progressive activism …

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Mar 21 2012

The Activist Beat on the Wave of Anti-Reproductive Health Rights Laws

Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

March 8 marked International Women’s day. Rallies, protests, and events took place around the world, from Gaza to the Arctic.

I love looking at photos and reading articles about women …

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Mar 14 2012

The Activist Beat on California Student Protests and Stop Tax Haven Act

Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

Last Monday, an estimated 5,000 California students, faculty, and their supporters gathered in Sacramento to demand an end to budget cuts. 72 mostly students were arrested hours after entering the …

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