Skip to main content
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Added
Creator
Sparks Fly As Congress Forces Biden Contract Down Railroad Workers Throats with JP Johnson  – former freight conductor, now locomotive fireman AMTRAK & steering committee Railroad Workers United Paul Lindsey  – Union Pacific rail engineer & steering committee of Railroad Workers United John Mozinsky  – General Chairmen of the Burnor System Federation of the Brotherhood of Maintenance & Way Employees Marilee Taylor  – freight engineer Maximillian Alvarez  -...
Topics: railroad workers, unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 30, 2022 ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 0

favorite 0

comment 0

‘Fight Like Hell: The History of American Labor’s Uprisings for Workers’   Today Taking Up the Challenge Kim Kelly author of   Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor   and  Hamilton Nolan labor journalist and author of the soon to be released   The Year  of the Hammer  look at how the labor movement can be the tool that fixes America  if it chooses to rise to the challenge. They unearth the stories of the people-farm  laborers, domestic workers, factory...
Topics: labor unions, capitalism
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 24, 2022 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 0

favorite 0

comment 0

'Harvest Of Shame': Farm Workers Struggle With Poverty 60 Years On The documentary   Harvest of Shame   was revolutionary in its raw portrayal  of poverty amongst migrant farm workers, now Jessica Garcia, farm labor  organizer, RWDSU, David Dyssegaard Kallick, Dir., Immigration Research  Initiative at The Economic Policy Institute discuss the film's legacy and the  state of farm workers today. They’ll train a spotlight on the low pay and poor  conditions endured by the people who help...
Topics: farmworkers, migrant workers, unions
COP27: Activists Rally for Climate Reparations As the Countries Responsible for Climate Disaster Continue to Greenwash Climate activists attending COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh criticize the wealthy nations, for stalling negotiations on a compensation framework, with the US rejecting the plan outright and erupt  in anger over the developed nations greenwashing the existential threat to the planet they created 
Topics: COP27, environment
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 10, 2022 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 7

favorite 0

comment 0

We must abolish the 13th Amendment exclusion that allows slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime. Its past time to end slavery in all its forms"including in prisons. With Kwasi Konadu, Professor in Africana & Latin American Studies, Colgate University, NYS and Ruben J. Garcia, Professor of Law, Co-Director of UNLV Workplace Law Program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Topics: slave labor, prison labor
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 27, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and KenNash
audio

eye 15

favorite 0

comment 0

Will SCOTUS Deliver the Final Blow To Kill Affirmation Action in Higher Education: The Case of SFFA v. Harvard As white supremacy and the discrimination it fosters is strengthening SCOTUS is poised to hear a challenge, organized and financed by right winger Edward Blum to Affirmative Action in higher education. Amidst this climate efforts to rectify the disparate treatment of Black and Brown students in admission to institutions of higher learning cannot be viewed as mere niceties, and attacks...
Topics: SCOTUS, affirmative action
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 17, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 22

favorite 0

comment 0

Chile, The Other 9/11: How the AFL-CIOs American Institute For Free Labor Development (AIFLD) Aided the Sept 11, 1973, Chilean Coup Where More Than 40,018 were Killed, Tortured or Imprisoned with Labor Prof. Ruth Needleman and author of Black Freedom Fighters in Steel: The Struggle for Democratic Unionism teaches workers to stand up for themselves on the job, to understand their workplace and history, and to develop skills to be more effective representatives of their peers. Needleman created...
Topics: Rurh Needleman, Chile Coup, U.S. imperialism
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 13, 2022 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 27

favorite 1

comment 0

Legacy of Violence: A History of British Empire An extraordinary forum sponsored by Revolution Books and hosted by Raymond Lotta, writer for rev.com.us featuring Caroline Elkins, a Pulitzer-prize winning author (Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya) discusses her new book Legacy of Violence: A History of British Empire. Elkins is also joined by Maya Jasanoff, author of The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Globalized World. Legacy of Violence could not be more relevant...
Topics: British Empire, Imperialism
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 5, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 19

favorite 0

comment 0

Jair Bolsonaro is a fascist and we should all be concerned as the most important election in the Americas is in Brazil. Brazils presidential elections will begin with an epochal showdown between popular left-wing ex-President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva and far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro These elections will be transformative for Brazil and will have ramifications across the globe. Why the very lungs of the planet, the Amazon is at stake as Bolsonaro has given his blessings to armed criminal...
Topics: Brazil elections, Bolsonaro, Lula
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Apr 20, 2022 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 24

favorite 0

comment 0

Workers Head To Luxury Pad Of Starbucks CEO Demanding Stop Anti-Union Warfare Against Them 
Topics: starbucks union, labor unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
audio

eye 22

favorite 0

comment 0

US Failure to Support Self-Determination for Western Sahara, & Against the Atrocities on Sahrawis
Topic: Western Sahara
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Apr 6, 2022 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 46

favorite 0

comment 0

The World's First Amazon Union, By the Workers & For the Workers 
Topics: Amazon union, labor union
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Mar 30, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 17

favorite 0

comment 0

"Ain't I Am Woman" Say Woman Working For Starvation Wages! 
Topics: women workers, minimum wages
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Mar 23, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 36

favorite 0

comment 0

With Rob McKenzie: author of El Golpe: U.S. Labor, the C.I.A. and the Coup at Ford in Mexico 
Topics: Mexico labor unions, U.S.labor unions, C.I.A.
Starbucks Union Organizing Now Across the U.S. with James Skretta, a Starbucks union activist in Buffalo, NY and John Logan, Professor and director of labor and employment studies at San Francisco State University who has recently published an article "Starbucks Multi-million dollar Anti-Union Effort May Have Backfired"
Topic: Starbucks union
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Mar 16, 2022 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 38

favorite 0

comment 0

Starbucks Union Organizing Now Across the U.S. with James Skretta, a Starbucks union activist in Buffalo, NY and John Logan, Professor and director of labor and employment studies at San Francisco State University who has recently published an article "Starbucks Multi-million dollar Anti-Union Effort May Have Backfired"
Topic: Starbucks union
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Mar 8, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 21

favorite 0

comment 0

No War: Rebuilding an Anti-Imperialist Anti-War Movement with Phyllis Bennis, a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies where she rirects the New Internationalism Project.
Topics: Ukraine, Russia, NATO and US
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Mar 3, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 38

favorite 0

comment 0

A Black Women's History of the United States  co-authored by Prof. Daina Ramey Berry and  Prof. Kali Nicole Gross 
Topics: black lives matter, women's history
 The Story of Ben Fletcher the Black Wobbly Dockworker Who Led the Most Powerful, Democratic Union of His Day with Peter Cole, author, Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly The discussion amidst a global pandemic makes a case for Fletcher's relevance to the most urgent political projects of the present. Fletcher, a Black man led an avowedly revolutionary union that forced corporations in Americas third-biggest city and fifth-largest port to deal with a union in which the great...
Topics: black lives matter, Industrial Workers of the World, race and class
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Feb 15, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 44

favorite 2

comment 0

 Paul Robeson, the Artist as Revolutionary with Dr. Gerald Horne, Horne has written more than 30 books on the struggles of those marginalized throughout world history and is chair of History and African Studies at University of Houston. He is one of the most gifted and insightful historians on racial matters of his generation. Gerald Horne discusses the Paul Robeson we've been waiting for: the flesh and blood revolutionary, artistic genius, and fearless opponent of capitalism, racism and...
Topics: Paul Robeson, Gerald Horne, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Feb 10, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 40

favorite 1

comment 0

There is no equivalence between Russia conducting military exercises and troop movements within its own borders & NATO flying in thousands of North American & Western European troops & deadly weaponries directly across those same borders. Stop the saber rattling. We are off to the Ukraine/Russia border crisis with Stephen Zunes, prof. of politics & international studies who cautions the US " stop saber rattling ; stop the provocations for war with Russia " Hey Biden,...
Topics: Ukraine, Russia, U.S. and NATO
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Feb 1, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 60

favorite 0

comment 0

 Israeli Dairy Owner In S. Africa Fires on Clover Dairy Strikers Israeli billionaire Wertheim family, owner of the Clover Dairy Company has its security firing rubber bullets to terrorize protesting S. African workers! So grab your picket signs as we head to S. Africa to hear directly from the Clover Food workers in the tenth week of their strike, over pay cuts, retrenchments, layoffs and closures Fresh from the Clover Food Workers protest against the firms owners the Wertheimer family Ken...
Topics: Clover workers South Africa, Clover workers Israel, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jan 25, 2022 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 48

favorite 0

comment 0

Black Man in a White Coat, Race & Healthcare
Topic: race and healthcare
The Revolutionary King: MLKs The Three Evils of Society, "the sickness of racism, excessive materialism and militarism" and his prophetic work then for the path forward today! with Dr. Clayborne Carson, African American professor of history at Stanford University, and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. Since 1985 he has directed the Martin Luther King Papers Project, a long-term project to edit and publish the papers of Martin Luther King, Jr....
Topics: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Clayborne Carson, MLK, labor and civil rights
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jan 11, 2022 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 29

favorite 0

comment 0

Education Union Pres. Says: "We're ready to turn up that heat" Becky Pringle, fierce social justice warrior, defender of educator rights, and unrelenting advocate for all students and communities of color, the new president of the more than 2-million-member National Education Association set the stage for her tenure with a tweet that ended like this: We are ready to turn up that heat. Lets find out how hot its about to get
Topics: National Education Association, Unions, Education
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jan 4, 2022 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 24

favorite 0

comment 0

We're off to the rally, steps away from Broadway shows shut down by spiking COVID, where workers are gathering to demand Amazon recognize the union being organized by the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) and that its roughly 750,000 US workers be free from Amazons terror tactics to stop their unionizing. Grueling peak season work requirements, sexual harassment and unsafe super-spreader conditions are fueling the union drive. Now, just moments before the rally is set to kick off we just the news that...
Topics: Amazon, labor uniions. COVID
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Dec 30, 2021 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 57

favorite 0

comment 0

Now were off to the Pro Act Holiday Tour to Stop Scrooge Bosses Infringing Workers Right to Unionize! At the last leg of the national pro act holiday tour rally Our Revolution field director, and national pro act holiday tour organizer Mike Oles told us that pro act is the most important labor law since FDR, since the 1930s, thats the Protecting the Right to Organize Act popularly called the PRO Act. Lets find out why the PRO Act is so important and what it would do for workers ,
Topics: pro act, labor unions, unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Dec 21, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 34

favorite 0

comment 0

Luis Angel Reyes Savalza, an immigration attorney, himself undocumented and who was arrested for demanding the release of people in state prisons and immigration jails, calling the situation really alarming, rips the Democratic Party for 35 years of failed promises, and now excluding a path to citizenship from the Budget Reconciliation Bill and leaving 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. 
Topics: road to citizenship, undocumented immigrants, immigration
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Dec 15, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 34

favorite 0

comment 0

Seattle's Capitalists Bundles Of Cash & Red-Baiting have been Unable To Defeat Socialist, Seattle socialist, city council member Kshama Sawant Seattle socialist city councilwoman Kshama Sawant has been subject to repeated corporate-backed attempts to remove her from office and she just defeated yet another. Despite attacks from some of the worlds most powerful capitalists, Sawant isn't going anywhere.
Topics: Kishama Sawant, Seattle, socialism
Now a celebratory moment as the powerful Teamsters Union prepares to usher in a new era of union democracy for the rank-and-file members and says its prepared to struggle and win against the bosses war on the workers. Celebrating the Teamsters united victory, well hear from Fred Zuckerman, newly elected general president and then well speak with the legendary Ken Paff Teamsters for a democratic union national organizer and Antoine Andrews, lead shop steward from teamsters local 804 representing...
Topics: Teamsters Union, Labor Unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 29, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 49

favorite 0

comment 0

Michelle Colon held a sign in one hand, KEEP YOUR LAWS OFF MY BODY & FIGHT FOR WOMENS RIGHTS while she used her other hand to create a barrier between anti-abortion street preacher Keith Dalton and abortion rights protesters in Jackson Mississippi. Michelle Colon, the founder of Mississippis SHERO (Sisters Helping Every Woman Rise and Organize) says aint no stopping them fighting against the medical biases that Black and Brown women face when seeking reproductive health, no matter what the...
Topics: Abortion Rights, Women's Rights
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 22, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 71

favorite 0

comment 0

Workers at all of Kellogg's U.S. Cereal Plants on Strike Say Make Sure There's No Snap, Crackle, Pop at Your Breakfast Table Calling for Consumer Boycott with Dan Osborn, who has worked at the Omaha Nebraska plant for 18 year The strike involves pay and benefit issues such as the loss of premium health care, holiday and vacation pay and reduced retirement benefits and creating an inherently racist two-tier system, that would create a transitional class of employees with lower pay and benefits....
Topic: Kellogs union
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 16, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 74

favorite 0

comment 0

Fighting for Trans+ Lives in NYS Prisons and NYC Jails with Erin Beth Harrist, LGBTQ+ Law and Policy Unit, The Legal Aid Society As part of Trans Awareness Week, raising awareness of the inhumane and life-threatening treatment of the trans+ community in the criminal law system.
Topics: Trans+ prisons, prisons and jails trans+
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 9, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 73

favorite 0

comment 0

Bezos Says Get Back, but Amazon Workers Continue to Fight Back Amazon fired Christian Smalls now hes leading a grassroots effort to unionize the fiercely anti-union colossus more than 5,000 workers in the Statin Island warehouses! with Christian Smalls fired and discriminated against Amazon worker leading the charge to unionize and Madeline Wesley, pro-union Amazon worker/organizer, at the Statin Island facility
Topics: Amazon, labor unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 2, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 44

favorite 0

comment 0

Tell US AG Merrick Garland Drop the Charges Against Journalist Assange If extradited to the United States, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would face 175 years in prison for exposing evidence of U.S. war crimes and the chilling of a free press might never thaw out with Majorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, member of the bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Cohn testified before Congress about...
Topics: Julian Assange, Amazon union
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 12, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 43

favorite 0

comment 0

Water is life, Protect The Wildlife Say Indigenous Activists Leading Thousands In Protest of Enbridges Tar Sands Line 3 Pipeline In Northern Minnesota with . Simone Senogles, the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) an Anishinabe from the Red Lake Nation of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota . Angel Stevens, an Anishinaabe wild rice harvester and a member of the anti-pipeline Manoomin Camp . Silas Neeland, one of our youngest indigenous water protector warriors They screwed up our lake: tar sands...
Topics: Oil Pipelines and Environment, Indigenous People and the Environment
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 5, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 53

favorite 0

comment 0

Wildfires, Droughts, Heatwaves, Floods, and how Labor is Stepping Up to the Plate to Fight Climate Breakdown There has never been a better or more critical time to invest in climate action and, address longstanding racial and economic inequality say organizers of the Climate Jobs Summit. The climate summit will brought together the newly established state Climate Jobs coalitions, labor leaders, union climate activists, environmental and environmental justice advocates, clean-energy developers,...
Topics: climate change unions, environment & unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Sep 28, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 68

favorite 0

comment 0

Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Presents: Are We the People Ready to Tax the Rich or Continue to Live In A Kleptocracy Under the New Robber Barons? with Sarah Anderson, Global Economy Project Director, Institute for Policy Studies co-editor of the web site Inequality.org. Any promise of American democracy has been stolen with the theft of our labor by the new class of Robber Barons"the CEOs of our big corporations. When will people of African-ancestry be paid for the...
Topics: Tax Policy, Tax the Rich, Biden Infrastructure, Bernie Sanders
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Sep 21, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 45

favorite 0

comment 0

Building Bridges produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash Presents: The Supreme Court Licenses Deputizing Private Vigilantes To Control Womens Bodies: the Gutting of Roe v. Wade with Chelsea Wiggins, counsel the National Abortion Federation, to unite, represent, serve, and support abortion providers in delivering patient-centered, evidence-based care. The whole point of the rule of law, is to prevent vigilante justice, to have a sense of rules, rights, and obligations that cant be taken away by...
Topics: Abortions, Women Rights, Abortion law Texas
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Sep 14, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
audio

eye 61

favorite 0

comment 0

Build Bridges, Not Walls: A Journey To A World Without Borders with Todd Miller, an activist and who has researched and written about border issues for twenty years. His works include Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security and Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security and his newest book Build Bridges, Not Walls! Todd Miller has been reporting from international border zones for over twenty-five years and takes us on a journey that...
Topics: U.S border, immigration, Central America
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Sep 9, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 52

favorite 0

comment 0

St. Vincent Nurses Strike Sadly Reached 6-Months  on Sept. 8th As Tenet Healthcare Continues to Deny Agreement to Ensure Safer Patient Care for a Community Hard  Hit by Delta Variant To Date, Tenet has invested more than $100 million to prolong the strike and avoid needed improvements in staffing to ensure safer patient care, while engaging in a number of illegal labor practices to intimidate and retaliate against nurses for advocating for safer conditions With Marie Marie Ritacco, RN , St....
Topics: St. Vincent Nurses Strike, Covid and workers, Nurses
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Aug 24, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 40

favorite 0

comment 0

Another Tale of Two Classes!  While SCOTUS Paves the Way To Evict  Tens of Thousands of Tenants Declaring Pandemic-Related Economic  Hardship, Global Billionaires See $5.5 Trillion Pandemic Wealth Surge with  Omar Ocampo, researcher Institute for Policy Studies A one-off 99 percent levy on billionaires’ wealth gains during the pandemic  could pay for everyone on Earth to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and  provide a $20,000 cash grant to all unemployed workers, according to new ...
Topics: corona virus, inequality
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Aug 17, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 51

favorite 0

comment 0

NYTimes Kicks Its Tech Workers To The Streets Over Fight To Unionize " with Nora Keller, NYTimes Product Manager, union organizer Hey, if the New York Times claims to print all the news thats fit to print why do you think they failed to publish an article about their own tech staff walking off their jobs over the newspaper publishers illegal efforts to stymie their unionization campaign!
Topics: NY Times, New Guild, Tech Guild
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Aug 10, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 43

favorite 0

comment 0

Teamsters Vow to Unionize Amazon, Taking on an Anti-Union Behemoth with Sean OBrien, Teamsters for a Democratic Union supported candidate for the Presidency of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) O'Brien discusses his commitment for one of the nations largest unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to mount a nationwide effort to organize Amazons delivery and warehouse workers, declaring that the multibillion-dollar behemoth is an existential threat to workers...
Topics: Teamsters, Amazon, Sean O'Brien
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jul 27, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 53

favorite 0

comment 0

Part 1 of a 2 part program to be sent next week Alabama Striking Coal Miners, 4 Months on the Picket Line Say A Fair Contract Is A Matter of Life & Breath! with . Cecil Edward Roberts, Jr., Pres. of the United Mine Workers of America (UMA), a sixth-generation coal miner and one of the labor movements most stirring orators . Braxton Wright, striking coal miner . Haeden Wright, pres. of a local UMWA womens auxiliary unit For the first time in four decades, union mine workers in Alabama are...
Topics: Alabama coal strike, labor unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jul 11, 2021 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 39

favorite 0

comment 0

JFK 8 Amazon Workers say dirtry company tactics won't stop their unionizing with . Natalie Monarrez, Amazon worker . Connor Spence, Amazon worker We want to change our relationship with the company and make it less of a dictatorship there and more of a partnership" said Connor Spence, who is a worker and union organizer, trying to form an established union call Amazon Labor Union.
Topics: black lives matter, Amazon union, Jeff Bezos
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jul 6, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 49

favorite 0

comment 0

 Is now a teachable moment for economists? with William Spriggs, Ph.D. Professor in the Department of Economics, Howard University & Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO Professor William Spriggs challenges his fellow economists, in reaction to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and slams what he sees as attempts to deny racial discrimination. Dr. Spriggs argues that economists should stop looking for a reason other than racism " some omitted variable " to account for...
Topics: black lives matter, income inequality African Americans
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jul 2, 2021 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 20

favorite 0

comment 0

Mumia on the Pacifica Bylaws Amendment
Topic: Mumia
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jun 29, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 19

favorite 0

comment 0

 Supreme Court Decision Subjects Farmworkers to Latest Harvest of Shame with Hugh Baran, Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project Legendary journalist Edward R. Murrows HARVEST OF SHAME is among the most famous television documentaries of all time. This long-acclaimed 1960 expos on the plight of migrant farm workers portrayed with brutally honest depictions the working conditions, the living conditions that, as Murrow remarks, "wrong the dignity of man. Now by a 6-3 vote along...
Topics: farmworkers union, SCOTUS farmworkers
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jun 21, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 46

favorite 0

comment 0

A Building Bridges Juneteenth special We who believe in freedom cannot rest We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes Until the killing of black men, black mothers sons Is as important as the killing of white men, white mothers sons. Ellas Song, Sweet Honey in the Rock Dr. Tiffany Crutcher who joins us from the Juneteenth freedom festival in Tulsa. Dr. Tiffany Crutcher is the founder of the Terence Crutcher Foundation named after Her twin brother, Terence Crutcher, who was unarmed...
Topics: Juneteenth, Tulsa Race Massacre
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jun 17, 2021 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 27

favorite 0

comment 0

Global migration expert Oscar Chacon on the Root Causes of Latinx Migration and U.S. Foreign Policy Oscar Chacon, Ex. Dir. of Alianza Americas, a network of migrant-led organizations working in the US and transnationally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America discusses the often overlooked structural constraint related to immigration patterns, that is the US political and economic involvement in the country of...
Topics: Alianza Americas, Temporary Protected Status VP Harris, immigration
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jun 8, 2021 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 77

favorite 0

comment 0

Silence is Not an Option: Rev. William Barber draws connections between global systems of oppression from militarism to racism to classism and hammers home the importance of solidarity with Palestine with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, co-chair of the Poor Peoples Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach Says Rev. Barber, The Palestinian experience is one we can relate to through our own moral and spiritual experience. We have to address the displacement of native people wherever they...
Topics: Israel apartheid, Rev. Barber, Tulsa Race Massacre, Palestine liberation
Silence is Not an Option: Rev. William Barber draws connections between global systems of oppression from militarism to racism to classism and hammers home the importance of solidarity with Palestine with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach   Says Rev. Barber, “The Palestinian experience is one we can relate to through our own moral and spiritual experience. We have to address the displacement of native people...
Topics: Rev. Barber Palestine, Save the Post Office, Tulsa Race Massacre
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jun 1, 2021 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 21

favorite 0

comment 0

Support the Postal Workers, theyre on the job to save our postal service with Jonathan Smith, president of the NY Metro Postal Workers Union The battle over the future of the Postal Service, which was a focus of American political life last year, is still on. Corrupt and incompetent Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced in March (with the backing of the present Postal Board of Governors, headed by Chair Ron Bloom) a 10-year plan to remake the post office from a constitutionally mandated...
Topics: postal workers, postal service
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
May 18, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 49

favorite 0

comment 0

From the River to the Sea Palestine Must be Free " Free, Free Palestine! with Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University and author of The Hundred Years War on Palestine 73 years since the onset of the catastrophe, with Apartheid Israel having believed Palestinian memories would fade away, has witnessed unity and courage of a people unbowed, relentlessly fighting for their land and rights, and resisting the last of the colonial monsters. As in...
Topics: Al Nakba, Free Palestine
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
May 11, 2021 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 45

favorite 0

comment 0

The novel coronavirus is having a sobering effect on the American economy, but its impact on Blacks has certainly exacerbated the already troubling wealth gap! with Duke professor William Sandy Darity Jr. is an American economist and researcher whose research spans economic history, development economics, and monetary theory, but the bulk of his research is devoted to inequality in the context of race. Hes the 'founder of stratification economics.' His varied research interests have also...
Topics: black lives matter, labor unions, race and class
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
May 3, 2021 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 31

favorite 0

comment 0

How Capitalism Shapes the Multi-Racial Class Struggle with Prof. Nelson Lichtenstein Nelson Lichtenstein, director of the center for the study of work, labor and democracy brings an understanding of the issues and ideas, past and present that illuminate the nature of American capitalism to shape the multi-racial working class struggle. In the fighting spirit of May Day now Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win!
Topics: black lives matter, labor unions, occupational safety and health, temporary workers
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Apr 13, 2021 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 42

favorite 0

comment 0

While the RWDSU challenges Amazons roadblocks to its unionization drive at Amazons Bessemer Alabama warehouse we cant help but think how different the outcome would be if the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was the law! with Pro-Union Workers, Bessemer Alabama Amazon Warehouse with Brandon Magner, labor lawyer and who writes about unions and the law at Substack, Labor Law Lite While Amazon has left no stone unturned in its efforts to gaslight its own employees. We wont let Amazons...
Topics: Amazon union, RWDSU, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
audio

eye 26

favorite 0

comment 0

Whatever happened to the 8-hour day, ask immigrant woman home attendants doing 24-hour shifts? Margaret Lee, organizer with the Aint I a Woman Campaign and Prof. Shirley Lung, former Dir. of the Center for Immigrants Rights and author of Criminalizing Work and Non-Work: The Disciplining of Immigrant and African American Workers demand that those benefiting the most from sweatshop labor are held accountable"whether in garment factories, home healthcare, or offices. A century after Sojourner...
Topics: working women, home care attendants, Asian Americans
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Apr 1, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 44

favorite 0

comment 0

The Abolish ICE NY NJ Coalition Rallies to End Detentions, Stop ICE Transfers from Criminal Custody, Stop Deportations & Abolish ICE! Migrant detainees, on hunger strike and recently released hunger strikers who were detained in Hudson County Jail and Buffalo Federal Detention Facility facing deportation tell their harrowing stories. 
Topics: Immigration, refugees, deportation, ICE
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Mar 18, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 29

favorite 0

comment 0

Women and people of color are disproportionately impacted by the poverty wages allowed under our current minimum wage laws: 45% of women (74.2 million), 59.7% of Black people (23.7 million), 64.1% of Latinx people (38 million), 40.8% of Asian people (8 million), and 58.9 percent of Native and Indigenous people (2.14 million), living in the richest nation in the world, are poor or low-income. Their work on the frontlines during the pandemic must be recognized with an increase in the federal...
Topics: women workers, women's history month, women covid-19
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Mar 12, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 38

favorite 0

comment 0

Now we celebrate International Working Women's Day and Womens History Month from 1911 to 2021 " from The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911 which led to International Women's Day our first stop is the protest to demand "Stop Liox/Wash Supply's union-busting campaign against immigrant laundry workers." The protesters also seek to highlight working-class solidarity, from NYC's laundry workers and the Hunts Point market workers in the Bronx, who inspired with their January strike --...
Topics: women's history month, women workers, laundry workers.
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Mar 5, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 86

favorite 0

comment 0

A 55 minutes 57 seconds Building Bridges Special for Women’s History Month Fannie Lou Hamer: Her Song on the Road to Freedom, a one woman play written, performed and song by the magnificent MZuri Moyo Aimbaye. Fannie Lou Hamer started picking cotton at age six and was forced to leave school at  12 to work full time.  Rather than defeat her this would strengthen her resolve for the empowerment of her people and  foretold her becoming  the mother of the voting rights movement in the...
Topics: Fannie Lou Hamer, voting rights, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Feb 25, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
audio

eye 34

favorite 0

comment 0

No to Police Use of Military Weapons to Terrorize Black and Latinx Communities - Abolish the "1033 Program". James Baldwin captured the sense of subjugation and domination wrought by increasingly militarized police, decades ago when he wrote that a police officer moves through Harlem like an occupying soldier in an increasingly hostile country. Weapons of destruction are used to terrorize our people. Therefore we cannot accept band-aid solutions to institutionalized terror under the...
Topics: Jaribu Hill, Mississippi workers, police violence
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Feb 16, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 106

favorite 1

comment 0

Insurgent Supremacists The Rights Wings Challenge to State and Empire We are joined by Matthew Lyons who has been studying and writing about right wing politics for over 25 years and focuses on and responses to these movements by leftists, liberals and the state.
Topics: Trump elections, black lives matter, capital insurrection
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Feb 8, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 40

favorite 0

comment 0

"SHE" Deserves More: Women in the Low-Wage Workforce During the Pandemic with  Shailly Gupta Barnes, Policy Director at the Kairos Center. She coordinated and edited Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America report for the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival I was making $5/h... and got laid off around the start of the pandemic. They told me they didn't need me anymore because of the coronavirus. Our work has always been undervalued, underpaid and our rights have...
Topics: women workers, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Feb 1, 2021 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 69

favorite 0

comment 0

Six Poultry Workers Killed & Dozens Injured in Non-Union Georgia Plant Chemical Leak With Known Health & Safety Violations with Adam Obernauer, Director of Retail Organizing, the Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union "We cannot allow this to continue to happen. Workers' lives are not disposible." " We stand with the workers at this facility and countless others who need worker-led health and safety committees, to prevent needless injuries, or as we tragically saw...
Topics: Georgia poultry plant deaths, Amazon unions, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jan 25, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 39

favorite 0

comment 0

This is Part 1 of a 2 part program. Part 2 will be featured next week. "We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest Until It Comes" O, let America be America again " The land that never has been yet " And yet must be " the land where every man is free. (Langston Hughes) Dr. Brian Jones, Dir. of Education at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, discusses the insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021 - we must worker harder, organize better, to decolonize our minds, reveal...
Topics: capital insurrection, Donald Trump, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jan 12, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 40

favorite 0

comment 0

Insurrection : A New Day of Infamy, Rooted in Centuries Old White Supremacy! Part 1 The Chickens Coming Home To Roost with Eric Ward, Ex. Dir. and Senior Fellow with Southern Poverty Law Center and Race Forward and Ex. Dir. of Western States Center, a national hub for innovative responses to white nationalism, and structural inequality Ward is a nationally-recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence, and building toward an inclusive democracy. While its...
Topics: Congress Elections certification, Trump insurrection, Right wing insurrection, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jan 3, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 35

favorite 0

comment 0

Free Press Threatened AS UK Set to Rule on Extradition of Julian Assange! Julian Assange, award-winning journalist and publisher of Wikileaks faces extradition to the U.S. on charges under the Espionage Act for publishing the truth about U.S. War crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. Assange is facing 175 years in prison. Former President of the National Lawyers Guild Marjorie Cohn Editor of and contributor to The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse and...
Topics: Julian Assange, Free Press, U.S. War Crimes
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Dec 29, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 125

favorite 0

comment 0

"Campus Reform is Funneling Koch Money to Groom Right-Wing Journalists with Eleanor J. Bader who is an award winning journalist who writes about domestic issues, movements for social change, books and the arts. 
Topics: Trump, U.S. elections
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Dec 19, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 58

favorite 0

comment 0

An Agenda for Workers Rights Under the Biden Administration with Mark Gaston Pearce, Executive Director of Georgetown Law Centers Workers Rights Institute. Prof. Pearce was former-Board Member and Chairmen of the National Labor Relations Board who served two terms, concluding in August 2018. 
Topics: Mark Gaston Pearce, National Labor Relations Board, Labor Unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Dec 8, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 47

favorite 0

comment 0

Yes I am a woman and my eyes are squarely centered on Black Liberation with LaTosha Brown, Cofounder of Black Voters Matter, Georgia. LaTosha Brown talks about how voters in Georgia are channeling their anger into energy in response to Trumps efforts to spread misinformation and fear, in the upcoming Senatorial runoff race to elect Democratic challengers, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Black Voters Matter Funds LaTosha Brown says people plan to vote come heck or high water. Brown discusses...
Topics: LaTosha Brown, Black Lives Matter, Black Voters Matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Dec 3, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 107

favorite 0

comment 0

 Postal Workers Saved Our Election, and Now Need Our Help To Prevent Their Jobs Being Killed with Mark Dimondstein, Postal Workers President The 2020 election may be mostly over, but Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoys plans to destroy the Postal Service arent"and the Postal Workers are leading a wide-ranging national coalition setting up Nov. 17 events to stop him. The union announced plans urging their allies to stage pro-Postal Service rallies, including virtual rallies at post...
Topics: American Postal Workers Union, Mark Dimonstein, Post Office and elections
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 23, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 36

favorite 0

comment 0

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Threatens Massive Job & Service Cuts The Metropolitan Transpiration Authoritys Dooms Day Budget threatens to cut more than 9000 jobs and 40% of the train and bus services for riders. Joining us to talk about the MTAs pandemic panic is John Samuelsen International President of the 150,000 worker strong Transport Workers Union The MTA says get back, Samuelsens union will Fight Back!
Topics: Transport Workers Union, John Samuelsen, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 17, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 38

favorite 0

comment 0

“Georgia On My Mind” and Changing the Landscape for Black Power! with  Cliff Albright, Cofounder/Ex. Dir. Black Voters Matter Fund, writer, and radio talk show host Cliff Albright is a cofounder of Black Voters Matter Fund (and BVM Capacity Building Institute) which builds community and organizational capacity related to Black voting power.  Cliff and the BVM team have been traveling throughout seven southern states in “The Blackest Bus in America” energizing voters and exposing voter...
Topics: black lives matter, black voters matter fund, Cliff Albright, Georgia Senate Elections
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 7, 2020 produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 29

favorite 0

comment 0

Post Election Takeaway: The Way Forward for Immigrant Rights with Oscar A. Chacon is a co-founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, a Chicago-based national network of  Latin American immigrant led and immigrant serving organizations in the US. Oscar is an immigrant from El Salvador. Oscar is a frequent spokesperson, domestically and internationally, on economic, social, political and cultural issues affecting Latin American immigrant communities, including the nexus between human...
Topics: Oscar Chacon, immigration
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 3, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 138

favorite 0

comment 0

N.Y. Assembly Member Charles Barron: A Revolutionary Perspective on Why to engage in Electoral Politics We need those who will fight unequivocally for the rights of the exploited and oppressed. My role In the Assembly hasnt been simply to try to pass innovative  proposals or conduct vigorous oversight " which I do - but to first and foremost  advocate and agitate as loudly and clearly as possible for our side in the struggle, the side of the exploited and oppressed. 
Topics: Black Lives Matter, Charles Barron, Black Power
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 24, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 102

favorite 0

comment 0

Building Bridges features part 2 of a 2 part program featuring Stuart Schrader, author of Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing. Prof. Schrader Currently teaches courses in Africana Studies, International Studies and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, where he is Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship. Schrader reveals the global footprint of U.S. policing policies and practice.How U.S. counterinsurgency came...
Topics: black lives matter, policing, immigration
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 20, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 57

favorite 0

comment 0

Building Bridges features Stuart Schrader, author of “Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing”. Prof. Schrader Currently teaches courses in Africana Studies, International Studies and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, where he is Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship . Schrader reveals the global footprint of U.S. policing policies and practice.How U.S. counterinsurgency came home to U.S. police departments,...
Topics: policing, immigration, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 10, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 41

favorite 0

comment 0

Immigrant Workers Say They are Essential, Donald Trump Is Not in the Fight for Their Lives with Nadia Molina, Co-Ex. Director of the National Day Laborers Organizing network (NDLON) Molina talks about improving the lives of day laborers, migrants and low-wage workers and building leadership and power among those facing injustice so they can challenge inequality and expand labor, civil and political rights for all. NDLON aspires to live in a world of diverse communities where day laborers live...
Topics: immigration, undocumented workers, day laborers
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 6, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 50

favorite 1

comment 0

Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal featuring Robert Pollin, Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His books include Greening the Global Economy, Back to Full Employment (2012), and A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States.   Robert Pollin, the renowned progressive economist maps out the catastrophic consequences of...
Topics: green new deal, climate crisis and jobs, Robert Pollin
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Sep 26, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 27

favorite 0

comment 0

Bold Policies for Economic Justice & Against Ethnic Inequality with Prof. William Darity In the midst of two viruses that are disproportionately shattering Black and Brown communities and wreaking havoc on the working class: Covid-19 and racist policing. were looking for bold policies to achieve economic justice and to think this through with us is William Darity, Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the DuBois Cook Center on...
Topics: black lives matter, William Darity, reparations
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Sep 20, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 43

favorite 0

comment 0

Flight Attendants Nationwide Fight for Their Jobs with Pres. Sara Nelson   Pres. of the Association of Flight Attendants, Sara Nelson says to workers, “In our hands is placed a power greater than their hoarded gold, greater than the might of armies magnified a thousand fold.” featuring   Sara Nelson, Pres. of the fifty thousand members, at twenty airlines, Association of Flight Attendants   The Association of Flight Attendants is fighting to protect 100,000 jobs in airports nationwide...
Topics: flight attendants Covid, Sara Nelson, labor unions
An African-American & Latinx History of the U.S. & the Ongoing Struggle Against White Supremacy/White Nationalism   Paul Ortiz is professor of history at the University of Florida and is Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. He’s authored  “Remembering Jim Crow,” “Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920,” and the epic “An African American and Latinx History...
Topics: black lives matter, Latinx, labor unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Sep 8, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 32

favorite 0

comment 0

   Trump's Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is Missing in Action While Workers Plead Their Jobs are Killing Them with Marcy Goldstein-Gelb co-executive director of the National Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, a national leader in the fight for safe, healthy working conditions and to ensure that all workers can earn their living with dignity and respect and return home alive and well at the end of their shift, and now when faced with the deadly Covid-19...
Topics: Labor Day, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Aug 30, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 45

favorite 0

comment 0

Part 2 of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century with Author William A. Darity, Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He has served as chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and was the founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke and says when slavery ended, the...
Topics: reparations, black lives matter
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Aug 23, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 114

favorite 0

comment 0

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century with author William A. Darity, Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He has served as chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and was the founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke and says when slavery ended, the...
Topics: African-American reparations, black lives matter, Prof. William Darity
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Aug 17, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 34

favorite 0

comment 0

What progressives will be doing to try and capture the soul of the Democratic Party Michael Lighty, preeminent spokesperson and expert on Medicare for All, fellow at the Bernie Sanders Institute and delegate at the DNC talks about the virtual floor fights we can anticipate from progressive activists who want the Democratic Party to set a more aggressive policy course for the 99%.
Topics: Democratic National Convention, Medicare for All
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Aug 8, 2020 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 58

favorite 0

comment 0

Its shameful as hell says the pro-single-payer Healthcare-NOW of the DNC Platform Committee's vote against Medicare for All with Benjamin Day, Executive Director of Healthcare-Now Benjamin Day, executive director of the pro-single-payer organization Healthcare-NOW!, says its a matter of life and death to rally behind a single-payer healthcare plan after the DNC Platform Committee overwhelmingly voted down an amendment that would have inserted support for Medicare for All into the Democratic...
Topics: Democratic National Convention, Medicare for All, Health Care Corona Virus
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Aug 2, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 44

favorite 0

comment 0

Judge Puts Halt to Trumps Racist Wealth Test, the Public Charge Immigration Rule Amid Covid-19 Pandemic with Brittany Tomas, attorney, Center for Constitution Rights Federal Judge George Daniels issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump Administrations public charge rules after attorneys successfully argued that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the public charge rules lethal to immigrant communities by chilling the use of healthcare and other benefits.  An injunction...
Topics: Trump immigration, public charge rules, immigration corona virus
Mexican Labor Lawyer, Susana Prieto Denounced U.S. Pressure to Reopen Maquiladora Factories.  Then She Was Jailed and Now Fears For Her Life! with Susana Prieto, Mexican Labor Lawyer, workers’ rights advocate and now political prisoner whose life and those of her attorneys is in jeopardy   Throughout the month of May, as the coronavirus pandemic was peaking in Mexico, Susana Prieto, a top Mexican labor attorney who has been defending workers' rights for over three decades, was making her...
Topics: Trump Mexico, Susana Prieto, Maquiladoras Covid-19
  3 Million Strong The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union and professional interest group in the United States and says “No One Should Listen to Trump, DeVos on Reopening Schools”! with Mary Kusler, Senior Director for Advocacy of the NEA   Trump let loose with a another of his flurry of hysterical tweets condemning CDC guidance on reopening schools and threatened to withhold funding to schools that don’t reopen for fall, creating more panic for stressed...
Topics: Trump Reopening Schools, National Education Association Trump
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jun 20, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 58

favorite 1

comment 0

Still Not Free.’ A Descendant of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on President Trump’s Decision to Hold a Rally on Juneteenth Weekend in Tulsa  Tiffany T. Crutcher, a native of Tulsa, Okla., is the twin sister of Terence Crutcher, who was shot by a police officer in 2016. The death of her brother compelled Tiffany to speak out against police brutality, particularly the killing of unarmed black men, and she is the founder of the Terence Crutcher Foundation. The foundation’s primary focus is...
Topics: black lives matter, Tulsa, Tiffany Crutcher
From Minneapolis to Stonewall: “It is no exaggeration to describe it as an epidemic of racist violence” Demonstrators representing New York’s Black and Brown, Transgender community protested racial injustice after the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.  A crowd shouting “Black Trans Lives Matter" marched and blocked traffic on the major traffic artery of Greenwich Village and then rallied in front of the...
Topics: LGBTQ, black lives matter, George Floyd
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
May 30, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 111

favorite 0

comment 0

Corona Virus Unmasks Capitalism with Dr. Gerald Horne, activist, Prof. of History and African-American studies at the University of Houston and one of the most prolific radical historians writing today From official disregard and denial to mismanaged responses, each day the COVID-19 crisis brings into ever sharpening clarity the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of the ruling class and our system of plantation capitalism. Claims of American exceptionalism and greatness are revealed to be a...
Topics: corona virus capitalism, corona virus racism, Gerald Horne
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
May 24, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 26

favorite 0

comment 0

Deportation Contagions: How the Age of COVID-19, Anything Other than Ending Deportations is Disastrous. with Jorge Cullar professor of Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies at Dartmouth College reporting from San Salvador Deportations, have been shown to put people in situations of danger and existential risk. Deportees leaving U.S. detention for their home countries face significant challenges as they return to the contexts that prompted their outmigration"of course, after their...
Topics: U.S. deportations, COVID-19 U.S, immigrants, Central America immigration
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
May 16, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
audio

eye 34

favorite 0

comment 0

Building Bridges: Putting People Before Profits:  How Cuba Is Responding To The World Health Emergency With International Solidarity with Dr. John Kirk   —    professor at   Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia,   author of “ Healthcare Without Borders”   and the world’s leading authority   on Cuban Medical Internationalism, recently featured on PBS Nova’s broadcast   “Cuba’s Cancer Hope   Cuba is putting human needs ahead of profits in the fight against COVID-19....
Topics: coronavirus Cuba, Cuban doctors
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
May 9, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
audio

eye 58

favorite 0

comment 0

Postal workers union leader warns USPS could be dead in three months and “Trump efforts to privatize it are an attack on a legal right of the people.” with Jonathan Smith, the President of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, and a special message from actor/activist Danny Glover   We cannot allow Trump to use this horrific pandemic as an opportunity to bankrupt and privatize the Postal Service. Now, more than ever, we need a strong and vibrant postal system to deliver mail 6-days a week....
Topics: post office privatization, post office Trump, Post Office Unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
audio

eye 41

favorite 0

comment 0

BUILDING BRIDGES MAY DAY 2020 PROGRAMMING:  A SYSTEM IN CRISIS & A WORKING-CLASS VISION FOR THE FUTURE produced by Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg   We’re Building Bridges with workers of the world to celebrate May Day 2020, by joining labor voices in conversation about how we can build a radical working class response to the current crisis.   May Day, International Workers' Day, is a time to honor and celebrate the radical traditions of the labor movement. In the midst of the current...
Topic: May Day 2020