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Eric Mann is an environmental, civil rights, anti-war, labor-union activist and organizer. He is the host of www.voicesfromthefrontlines.com on Pacifica Radio's 90.7 FM KPFK, in Los Angeles. Eric is also the director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles and a co-founder of the Bus Riders Union.

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Eric Mann is an environmental, civil rights, anti-war, labor-union activist and organizer. He is the host of www.voicesfromthefrontlines.com on Pacifica Radio's 90.7 FM KPFK, in Los Angeles. Eric is also the director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles and a co-founder of the Bus Riders Union.

    Voices Radio: A Case Against the Palestinian Genocide by the Center For Constitutional Rights

    Voices Radio: A Case Against the Palestinian Genocide by the Center For Constitutional Rights

    Another case charges genocide against Israel, this time within U.S Federal courts.

    This week, Eric Mann talks to lawyer Astha Sharma Pokharel of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) about their lawsuit, “Defense for Children International-Palestine et al v. Biden,” which charges that the U.S Government failed to “...exercise influence over Israel” to prevent a genocide.

    The plaintiffs include several Palestinian organizations and individuals, who collectively have lost over 200 family members as a result of Israel’s onslaught in Gaza. The case brings two claims against the U.S government.

    “The first is that these defendants, so Biden, Blinken, and Austin, are liable for failing in their obligation to prevent genocide. And they are. So that's the first claim,” Pokharel says. “And the second claim is that they're complicit in the genocide, that they're actually supporting the genocide of Palestinian people in Gaza.”

    Liability for the case arises under international law, which U.S courts have recognized as part of US federal common law explains Pokharel. If the case succeeds, California’s Ninth Circuit could order the U.S government to halt the flow of ammunition and weapons to Israel, which is the specific remedy the plaintiffs are seeking.

    “This lawsuit is part of a long history of CCR’s work seeking to hold Israeli officials as well as US actors accountable for the occupation,” Pokharel says. “For the expansion of settlements, for the violence against Palestinians in Palestine and the suppression of Palestinians and individuals advocating for Palestinian human rights here in the United States.”

    Hear more about CCR’s pioneering case on our latest episode.

    Want stories and updates? Follow us on @voicesfromthefrontlines on Instagram.

    Today's episode of Voices from the Frontlines was produced by Eric Mann, Channing Martinez, and Shane Dimapanat. Edits by Channing Martinez.

    Find our past shows and articles on our website: https://voicesfromthefrontlines.com/

    • 58 min
    Voices Radio: Palestinian Youth Movement, Eric Mann Reviews Seven Books

    Voices Radio: Palestinian Youth Movement, Eric Mann Reviews Seven Books

    What is the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)? And how can the genocide in Gaza be stopped? In this episode of Voices From The Frontlines, we will be talking to Remo Ibrahim, an organizer with the Los Angeles-Orange County-Inland Empire chapter of the Palestinian Youth Movement. We discuss how Los Angeles is tied to Palestine, followed by commentary by Eric Mann.

    In the second half, we will be hearing about several books Eric Mann is reading, ranging from topics on the Civil Rights Movement to Method Acting. Eric reads out several excerpts and reflects on his movement-building work.

    Want stories and updates? Follow us on @voicesfromthefrontlines on Instagram,

    Today's episode of Voices from the Frontlines was produced by Eric Mann, Channing Martinez, and Shane Dimapanat. Edits by Shane Dimapanat.

    Find our past shows and articles on our website: https://voicesfromthefrontlines.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Voices Radio: A Trip To Manzanar, A Conversation With The L.A Tenants Union

    Voices Radio: A Trip To Manzanar, A Conversation With The L.A Tenants Union

    What is Manzanar - the infamous World War 2 camp where 11,000+ Japanese Americans were incarcerated - like these days? Tucked between Sequioa National Park and the Death Valley, Channing Martinez took a trip up to the camp for Memorial Day and shares timely reflections as the holiday passes.

    And a conversation with Inés Alcazar and David Albright, two organizers with the L.A Tenants Union, about the struggle tenants are facing at Flower Drive and 38th Street, as more than 60 community members on the block face evictions. They are fighting a multi-billion dollar real estate company, Ventus Group, headed by USC Alumni Scott Gale.

    Want stories and updates? Follow us on @voicesfromthefrontlines on Instagram,

    Today's episode of Voices from the Frontlines was produced by Eric Mann, Channing Martinez, and Shane Dimapanat. Edits by Shane Dimapanat.

    Find our past shows and articles on our website: https://voicesfromthefrontlines.com/

    • 59 min
    Voices Radio: Eric and Channing speak with organizers from the USC Divest from Death Encampment

    Voices Radio: Eric and Channing speak with organizers from the USC Divest from Death Encampment

    This week on Voices Radio Eric and Channing speak with organizers from the USC Divest from Death Encampment.
    Students at USC and many major universities set up encampments to call on their institution to divest all resources from helping Israel as they carry out Genocide against Palestinians.

    The organizers speak about what they're doing, what they are learning, and ways that you can help.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Voices Radio: Metro's Police State | Campus Organizing from 1968 to now

    Voices Radio: Metro's Police State | Campus Organizing from 1968 to now

    This week on Voices from the Frontlines:
    Eric Mann & Channing Martinez speak about the Police State on Metro buses and trains. As there have been highlighted incidents on Metro, the Operators union has moved to call for complete barricades and more police across the Metro system.
    Eric and Channing speak about the Bus Riders Union campaign for urban reconstruction as a response to the hostile environment of the Metro buses and trains.

    Eric Mann and others on Campus Organizing from 1968 to the Present.
    Eric reads his recently published article in Counter Punch magazine: The Palestine Solidarity Movement is Making History: Thoughts from a 1968 Columbia University “Outside” Organizer.

    A participant in the recent student uprisings fighting for Palestinian liberation responds to the article.

    • 59 min
    Voices Radio: Join Strategy & Soul at the LA Times Festival of Books

    Voices Radio: Join Strategy & Soul at the LA Times Festival of Books

    Join Eric Mann and Channing Martinez as they discuss the LA Times Festival of Books and the Strategy and Soul Bookstore's second time hosting a booth at the Festival.

    Eric and Channing name a fraction of the list of books that the Strategy and Soul bookstore will host.

    Eric reads from Black Jacobins by CLR James and The Black Woman by Toni Cade Bambara.

    Join the Strategy and Soul bookstore on April 20-21 at the LA Times Festival of Books. Booth #241 in the purple section at the University of Southern California.

    • 57 min

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