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WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Monday, June 11, 2012, 7- 8 pm EST, over 99.5 Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash ******************************** The Hands That Feed Us: Workers of the Food Chain Unite, Demonstrate and March Workers and supporters of The Coalition of Immokalee Workersâ Campaign for Fair Food at Chipotle and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers Unitedâs Dignity at Darden Campaign met at the Capital Grille restaurant on E. 42nd Street and...
Topics: Today’s Opinion, Yosvany, Cathleen Caron, Global Workers Justice Alliance, guest worker visas,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 28:39 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** Newark Activists In Fifty-Fourth Day Of Protest Calling on U.S. Government To Institute Jobs Program with Larry Hamm, Chairman, People's Organization for Progress, Newark, N.J. The U.S. economy is struggling, but in many black communities Americans are in the throes of a depression. With unemployment exacting an outsize toll on...
Topics: Larry Hamm, People's Organization for Progress, Newark, N.J., AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 28' Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** Occupy West Coast Shuts Down Ports, While NYC Targets Goldman Sachs With l Maria Cardenas, Occupy Oakland l Michael Novick, Occupy LA l OWS demonstrators, NY at Goldman Sachs The Occupy movement in West Coast port cities called for shutdowns of their ports. In solidarity OWS, NY targeted Wall Street giant, the owner of half of one of the...
Topics: Maria Cardenas, Occupy Oakland, Michael Novick, Occupy LA, Occupy port shutdowns, Goldman Sachs,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27' Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** NYC Students Stand Firm After CUNY Police Bully Them During Occupy City Univeristy of NY (CUNY) Protest Over Tuition Hikes With l Occupy CUNY Student Members Hector Agredano & Emma Francis-Snyder l Barbara Bowen, President of CUNY Professional Staff Congress Students, faculty, Occupy CUNY and OWS demonstrated outside Baruch College to...
Topics: Occupy CUNY, Occupy Wall Street, Barbara Bowen, CUNY Professional Staff Congress, AFT, tuition...
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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
long version Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** What The Lonmin-Marikana Mining Massacre Says About The New South Africa with Mazibuko Jara, editor, âAmandla, South Africaâs new progressive magazine Standing for Social Justiceâ, a leader of the Democratic Left Front in South Africa, bringing together 40 South African social movements into a broad anti-capitalist front, former media officer of the South African Communist Party, and...
Topics: Lonmin-Marikana Mining Massacre, African National Congress, ANC, COSATU, Mazibuko Jara, Amandla,...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., April 18, 7 â 8 pm EST streaming @ www.wbai.org/playernew.html smartphone streaming @ http://stream.wbai.org & to listen, or download archived shows www.wbai.org/server-archive.html ***************************** Workers Say Hell No To Verizonâs War On Union Rights & Protections with Bob Master, Asst. to the Vice Pres., CWA , Region 1 Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers have hit the picket lines, in what would...
Topics: pay gender gap, verizon strike, $15 and a union, low wage workers
WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Monday, March 2, 2009, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM 58 minutes **************************************** Economic Aid To Feed Extreme Poverty with Jeffrey Sachs, economist is Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-Moon, is founder and co-President of the Millennium Promise Alliance, an organization...
Topics: poverty, developing countries, Jeffrey Sachs, Bloomberg unions, union busting
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** Huge WIN By Car Wash Workers To Unionize with The Workers One of the most exciting of the numerous low-wage worker organizing campaigns around the city and across the nation is that of the predominantly immigrant, car wash workers who recently scored a victory to unionize in Flushing, Queens. Workers at the Jomar Car Wash voted overwhelmingly to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union...
Topics: car wash workers New York City, car wash workers Santa Monica, car wash workers unionization, RWDSU...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27' Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Iraqi Labor Leaders: Their Fight For Workers & Against Occupation with . Hassan Jumaa, Pres. Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions . Rasim Awadi, Pres., General Federation of Iraqi Workers . Sardar Mohammed, Pres., Iraqi Kurdish Workers Syndicates & Unions . Falah Alwan, Pres., Federation of Workers Councils & Unions in Iraq Iraqi labor...
Topics: Iraq, Iraqi unions, Iraqi oil law, iraq occupation
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 28 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Obama Inherits Bush ICE Policies, But Wonât Let Them Thaw Out! with Marielena Hincapié, Exec. Director, Ntl. Immigration Law Center American Apparel in downtown Los Angeles (you know their immigration slogan, "Legalize L.A.") had a quarter of its workforce, about 1,800 employees fired as the Obama administration authorized...
Topics: immigration, ICE, Homeland Security, No Martch, Marielena Hincapié, National Immigration Law...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre! with Giovani Roberto, is a Puerto Rican social justice activist and organizer for the Center for Political, Educational and Cultural Development (CDPEC) based in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Roberto is a former student leader of the militant 2010-2011 mobilizations and strikes at the University of Puerto Rico and is an...
Topics: Puerto Rico Maria, Puerto Rico control board Junta, Giovani Roberto the Center for Political,...
Walmart & Disney Refuse Responsibility For Worker Compensation In Bangladesh Fire Where Death Toll Soared to More than 121 And Where Labor Organizers Are Tortured and Disappeared With Kalpona Akter, Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity Kalpona Akter, a garment worker since she was 12 years old, faces myriad criminal charges for organizing for labor rights in the garment industry and while she mourns brother labor activists who have been tortured, and others who have been assassinated she...
Topics: Walmart Bangladesh fire, Disney Banladesh fire, Bangladesh workers, Kalpona Akter, Bangladesh...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:46 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Day of Outrage NYC Student Rally at MTA Headquarters Protesting Metrocard Cutbacks With New York City High School Students: Jordan Orvam, Kyle Maer, Francine Prince, Sherana Woods More than a thousand students from across NYC protested against a proposal passed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board in favor of serious budget...
Topics: schools, education, budget cuts, NYSUT, New York State United Teachers, Campaign for Fiscal Equity,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ********************* New Yorkâs Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future featuring Gary Orfield, Co-Dir., Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles In a report released by UCLAâs Civil Rights Project its Co-Director said âin the 30 years I have been researching schools, New York State has consistently been one of the most segregated states in the nation --...
Topics: New York School Segregation, Gary Orfield, Civil Rights Project, Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Migrants, Refugees and Workers Unite at UN Meering In NY To Demand - Open Up the Borders! Provide Safety! Stop the Violence! End the Wars! The plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty, inscribed with poet Emma Lazarus's words reads: "Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free The wretched refuse of your teeming shore Send...
Topics: International migration, Philippines migration, Mexico migration, Ayotzinapa 43, Syria migration,...
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** One On One With Ras J. Baraka, Candidate for Mayor, Newark N.J. Newarkâs South Ward Councilman and principal at Central High School, long-time activist and son of poet/activists Amina & Imamu Amiri Baraka wants to become Newark, New Jerseyâs 39th mayor. Baraka explained âI would have been comfortable staying in the City Councilâa lot can be accomplished there, but âMayor [Corey] Booker is making...
Topics: Amina & Imamu Amiri Baraka, Ras Baraka Newark Mayor, Newark schools Ras Baraka
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Deadly Assault by Mexican Police on Striking Teachers Leaves 10 Dead, Dozens More Injured and 22 Disappeared. with Laura Carlsen, Americas Program, Center for International Policy There is an urgent situation facing teachers and their union, the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE/SNTE), in Mexico. On June 19, teachers in the town of...
Topics: Oaxaca teachers union, oaxaca teachers police killing, Mexican unions, Laura Carlsen
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash *****************************. 350,000 Member Strong Union Leader at Forefront of Organizing United Front Against South Africaâs Class Inequalities and âColonialism of a Special Typeâ with Irvin Jim, Secretary General, National Union of Metal Workers South Africa (âNUMSA)â) âNUMSA, in line with the Freedom Charter demands, has demanded that nationalization of the Reserve Bank, mines,...
Topics: Irvin Jim NUNSA, National Union of Metalworkers South Africa, COSATU, African National Congress...
oWBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Monday, October 27, 2008, 7 â 8 PM EST, over 99.5 FM 59:52 **************************************** District Court Finally Serves Justice to Saigon Grill Restaurant Delivery Workers with Saigon Grill Workers, Jospheine Lee, Coordinator, Justice Will Be Served Campaign Representative of the Chinese Staff and Workers Assocation A victory for all NYC delivery workers occurred...
Topics: Restaurant workers, sweatshops, minimum wage, Chinese-Americans, labor unions, Julius and Ethel...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** In the Prophetic Tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Rev. William Barber II Talks About the Fight for Justice & Against Militarism, Poverty & Discrimination with Rev. William Barber II, a preacher who described himself as the son of a preacher, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C., president of the North Carolina NAACP, a member of...
Topics: Rev. William Barber II, Moral Mondays North Carolina, Third Reconstruction, Barber Trump, Barber...
Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** The Blood, Sweat & Tears Of Bangladeshâs Garment Workers Stain The Clothes of Multi-National Corps. Who Reap Huge Profits From Workers' Misery with Barbara Briggs, Asst. Dir., Institute for Global Labor & Human Rights and Kalpona Atker, Ex. Dir., Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity To date, more than 500 are confirmed dead, 2,044 people have been rescued, more than 1,000 of them injured and...
Topics: Bangladesh’s Garment Workers, Barbara Briggs, Institute for Global Labor & Human Rights,...
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WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Monday, December 29, 2008, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM 57 minutes **************************************** The Afro-Caribbean Roots of Jazz With Yosvany Terry, Composer, Educator, Musician The music of acclaimed Cuban composer and saxophonist Yosvany Terry provides an unmistakable milestone in the often illusive unfolding of modern Jazz - Black classical music. He creates a...
Topics: jazz and Africa, Jazz and Cuba, Yosvany Terry
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., June 12, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** Welcome to New York, Oscar! / ¡Bienvenido a Nueva York, Oscar! Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera, recently released from prison after 35 years, much of which was spent in solitary confinement was cheered as the âMandela of Puerto Ricoâ before a packed house at Hostos College, and weâll bring you highlights of the tribute. Rivera,...
Topics: Oscar Lopez Rivera, Puerto Rico Independence, Bernie Sanders, People’s Agenda, Deborah Burger...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Protestors Arrested Declaring NYC an Ice-Free Zone, in Push-Back Against Obamaâs Resolution To Deport Central American Refugees with The ICE-FREE NYC campaign, comprised of New Yorkers of all Backgrounds Who Want Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Completely Out of Our City In response to the ongoing raids of noncitizens and the recent announcement of...
Topics: Ice free, immigrant enforcement, Obama deportations, central American refugees, Immigration policy,...
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Building Bridges National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** Waiting for Justice, The Scottsboro Boys Case Then & The Central Park Five Case Now featuring Prof. Kwando Kinshasa, author The Scottsboro Boys in Their Own Words: Selected Letters, 1931-1950, and Omowale Clay, activist with the December 12th Movement The Scottsboro Boys in Their Own Words - the prison letters of nine African American youth facing the death penalty, and what they teach us and today's...
Topics: Scottsboro Boys in Their Own Words, Central Park Five, Prof. Kwando Kinshasa, Omowale Clay,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** A Free, Free Palestine Remains The Question featuring, Jeff Halper, an anthropologist, author of several books on the Israeli-Palestine conflict, lecturer about Israeli politics, and political activist who has lived in Israel since 1973. He is best known as the co-founder and Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He is a supporter of...
Topics: Jeff Halper, Omar Barghouti, Boycott Divestment Sanctions Israel, Palestine, Israeli Committee...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** The Supreme Court Doesn't Have to Overturn Roe to Decimate Abortion Rights with Talcott Camp, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project Now that President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, it will be up to the Senate to fully vet him so that the American people can determine whether he will...
Topics: Abortion Rights SCOTUS Kavanaugh, Abortion rights ACLU Kavanaugh, Kavanaugh Supreme Court, Supreme...
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Striking Auto Workers Need and Deserve to Win Big! with JR Baker, President of Power Train Engine UAW Local 774 in Tonawanda, NY and Mike Elk, Senior Labor Reporter and founder of Payday Report and Nelson Lichtenstein, director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California Anyone who understands the need for the United States to reduce its stratospheric levels of economic inequality and to give its workers a boost into the middle class has to be...
Topics: GM strike, UAW GM strike, auto workers strike GM
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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 and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Attica, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy! with Heather Ann Thompson, author of Blood In The Water Although much has been written about the take over and ensuing assault on the Attica prison by state police and national guard troops some four days later which resulted in the murder of forty three individuals, including ten...
Topics: Mass incarceration civil rights, Heather Ann Thompson, Blood In The Water, Attica Uprising
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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 with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Monday, January 28, 2013, 7 - 8 pm EST over WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM, or streaming live at http://www.wbai.org ******************************** Canadian Oil Workers Tell Obama Reject Keystone XL Pipeline: Itâs Bad for the Environment & Bad for Workers with Dave Coles, Pres. Communications, Energy & Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) Canada's largest union in several key sectors, including forestry, energy, media,and telecommunications at a...
Topics: SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, Dave Coles, XL Pipeline, ATU Local 1181. NYC school Bus strike, Ramsey Clark
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Mexican Farm Workersâ Struggle in Historic Strike with . Al Rojas, a Founding Member of the United Farm Workers; current Pres. , Sacramento Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (AFL-CIO) . Eduardo Rosario, Executive Board Member, NYC Chapter, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Mexican farm workers in the San Quintin Valley of the state of...
Topics: Al Rojas Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Eduardo Rosario Labor Council for Latin...
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ReVisioning American History: an intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx and Peoples’ civil rights with Paul Ortiz, professor of history and director of the Oral History Program at the University of Florida.  He is the author of Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 and An African American and Latinx History of the United States               An...
Topics: Paul Ortiz, black lives matter, Latinx
Building Bridges National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ------ Facing Thousands of Layoffs , Olive Garden, and other Darden Workers Prepare to Take Direct Action With Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director, ROC United Starboard Value, a hedge fund continuing to increase its control over Darden, just released a 300 page presentation on the future of Olive Garden, franchising out the company, increasing part-time scheduling, andthousands of lay-offs.Starboard Value and...
Topics: Layoffs Olive Garden, Darden Workers, Saru Jayaraman darden, ROC New York Darden, tipped minimum...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Women Donât Intend To Fall In Any More Of Your TRAPs with Andrew Beck, attorney, ACLU Reproductive Rights Project Last week women fought to climb out of another TRAP dug for them on their long road for reproductive health and the control of their bodies. The deepest of TRAPs (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers), laws that are cloaked in the deceptive...
Topics: Abortion rights Supreme Court, Andrew Beck, ACLU Reproductive Rights Project, Texas Abortion...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 26:24 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** The current struggles of public sector workers rights in Wisconsin and around the country has galvanized public and worker sentiment and support to an extent not seen since the battle to organize the Memphis City sanitation workers in 1968. This was part of the upsurge of the civil rights movement of the 1960âs and also of the mass unionization of...
Topics: AFSCME, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael K. Honey, Taylor Rogers, Memphis Sanitation Workers...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:59 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Inspiration From Egypt: A May Day Message with Hossam el-Hamalawy, Historian, Activist Reporter,Blogger, from Cairo The events in Egypt, were a catalyst throughout the Middle East for the yearnings for democracy and working class empowerment. And, as well the aspirations & activism of the Egyptians has given inspiration to us here, in the face of a...
Topics: Egypt labor unions, Egypt free unions, Egypt state unions, Egypt May Day, Hossam el-Hamalawy, Egypt...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:58 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Today part 2 of our special program coverage with speeches and interviews from the Massive Demonstration on Saturday, October 2nd at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC The One Nation Working Together March on Washington sponsored by the AFL-CIO, NAACP, La Raza and 100âs of progressive organizations to demand the jobs to put people to work, and back...
Topics: Jesse Jackson, Rainbow Push Coalition, AFLCIO, economic crisis, immigrant righs, Yves Gomes, NAACP,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Struggle for Voting Rights & the Poor Peopleâs Campaign with Rev. William Barber, a passionate preacher, anti-poverty activist, and civil rights leader. Barber has emerged as perhaps the most important figure in progressive U.S. Christianity. Prof. Cornel West, in a blurb for Barber's book The Third...
Topics: Rev. William Barber Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Barber voter suppression, Rev. Barber midterm...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity with Kwame Anthony Appiah Kwame Anthony Appiah, is a British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. Professor Appiah discusses his latest book,...
Topics: W. E. B. Du Bois, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Lines of Descent, Du Bois Africa
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:58 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Woodlawn Cemetery Alive with Union Protests With Chis Silvera, Secretary Treasurer Local 808, Teamsters And Local 808 Woodlawn Members - the Band of Brothers . Todd Brown . Alex Coss . Enrique Coss Landscapers at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, where 6 Mayors and jazz legends like Celia Cruz, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington are buried, protested at the...
Topics: Chis Silvera, Secretary Treasurer Local 808, Teamsters, Todd Brown, Alex Coss and Enrique Coss,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************************** What Chicago Teachers Taught Us With Kimberly Bowsky, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) rank and file activist, member of CORE, Council of Rank and File Educators and the CTU House of Delegates and Brian Jones, former NYC public elementary school teacher, now pursuing a doctorate in urban education, co-narrator of the film âThe Inconvenient Truth Behind...
Topics: Chicago Teachers’ Union, Council of Rank and File Educators (CORE), Kimberly Bosky, Brian...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ********************* The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workersâ Movement with Stanley Aronowitz with In the 1950s, Aronowitz was a factory metalworker. In the â50s and â60s, he directed organizing with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers. In 1963, he coordinated labor participation for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Ten...
Topics: Stanley aronowitz, Death and Life of American Labor, workers movement, labor, Unions, union...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Walmart Workers Fast for â$15 and Full-Timeâ Part of 50 State Protests with ⢠Denise Barlage, former Walmart worker of 9 years laid off in Pico Rivera, CA after speaking out for better working conditions ⢠Tyfani Faulkner, former Walmart customer service manager. Sacramento, CA ⢠Emily Dehart works for Walmart in Merritt Island, Florida Workers to...
Topics: Walmart workers, black Friday walmart, walmart fast, our walmart, walmart pico rivera, Walmart $15...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:22 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** 2012 â Weâre Overdue for a Public Banking System With Timothy A. Canova Betty Hutton Williams Prof. of International Economic Law Chapman University School of Law The federal governmentâs response to the financial crisis has been a parade of bailout programs injecting public funds into the largest banks and financial institutions, with...
Topics: Bank of North America, Dr. Rozanne Everson Junker, Timothy A. Canova, Chapman University School of...
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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 and Labor Report National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ********************* New Yorkers Carry The Torch Lit By The Flames of Ferguson Protests: Rising Up Against Racist Policing! featuring The families of victims of police murder who tell their stories, and âWe The Peopleâ expressing our feelings at New Yorkers historic march plus commentary from Dr. William Barber, founder Moral Mondays & North Carolina Chair, NAACP Hundreds of thousands,...
Topics: Lennon Lacy, Nicholas Heyward, Anthony Rosario, Iris Baez, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, NYC protests...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., December 18, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** Billionaires Feast on $1.5 Trillion Trump Tax Cut Leaves 99% with Scraps from their Table and Threatens Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security featuring Dean Baker, formerly was an assistant professor of economics at Bucknell University. He is currently a co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington, D.C. and Alex Lawson,...
Topics: Mumia Abu-Jamal book party, Mumia Abu-Jamal new book Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?, Trump tax...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** The Janus Attack â Donât Mourn, Organize and Fightback with Kimberly Bowsky Goldbaum, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) rank and file activist, Member of CTU Executive Board and House of Delegates, Member of Chicago AFT Black Caucus, and the Caucus of Rank and File Educators. and Chris Brooks, Staff Writer and Organizer with Labor Notes magazine....
Topics: Janus Supreme Court, Labor Notes Janus, Chris Brooks Janus, Chicago Teachers Union Kimberly Bowsky...
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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
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 and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** While Debbie Wasserman Schultz was taken down as Chair of the DNC, will that reverberate and help take her down from her congressional reelection bid, where sheâs being challenged by the upstart radical law professor Tim Canova? with Tim Canova, prof. of law and public finance, an Occupy Wall Street activist, who has written extensively on the need for full...
Topics: Tim Canova election Congress, Debbie Wasserman Schultz election, Debbie Wasserman Schultz emails...
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 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...
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The World's First Amazon Union, By the Workers & For the Workers 
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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...
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Building Bridges Radio: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -28' Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** The Freedom Riders and Lessons for Today With The Rev. Dr. James Lawson , helped coordinate the Freedom Rides in 1961, the Meredith March in 1966, & while working as a pastor at the Centenary Methodist Church in Memphis, played a major role in the sanitation workers strike of 1968. On the eve of his assassination, Martin Luther King called Lawson...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Mumia Must Live: An Emergency Report On the Medical Mistreatment Of The Worldâs Most Renowned Political Prisoner with . Esperanza Martell, a peace and human-rights activist, who has worked on social justice issues dealing with Puerto Rican independence, political prisoners, education and health care from a class, race and gender perspective. She teaches...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Inside Chicago's Legacy of Police Abuse: Violence 'as routine as traffic lights' with Professor Craig Futterman, professor of law November 24, the Chicago Police Department released the long-awaited dashcam video from the shooting death of Laquan McDonald in Chicago. Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police...
Topics: Professor Craig Futterman, Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, Chicago Police, Laquan...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Rev. Barber calls for a New Reconstruction in America through Grassroots Activism For Racial and Economic Justice with Rev. Dr. William Barber is the President of the North Carolina NAACP, and leader of Moral Mondays Movement whose effectiveness of organization has lifted him into the ranks of national civil rights leadership. He is helping transform the...
Topics: Rev. William Barber, North Carolina NAACP, black lives matter, economic justice, Dr. King economic...
 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...
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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...
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How the Poultry Industrys Delayed COVID-19 Response Is Killing Americas Essential Workers  with Edgar Fields, former professional football defensive tackle who played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions and now having committed his life to worker organizing in the deep south is Southeast Council President of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which represents 100,000 members throughout the United States.  Elose Willis served as Secretary of Local 938,...
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Immigrant and migrant workers call for financial assistance and to STOP the attacks on their human rights, which have actually stepped-up during this deadly pandemic! with Cal Soto, Director of and attorney for Workers Rights of the National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON).  Cal joined NDLON from LatinoJustice, where he launched the Rights Restoration Project and now partners with NDLON’s local worker leaders and labor centers using his legal training to add to the capacity and...
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WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Monday, December 6, 2010, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM or streaming live at http://www.wbai.org ******************** Deny Waiver Coalition Rally at Tweed Shows Outrage over Appointment of Cathie Black as Schools Chancellor The Deny Waiver Coalition gathered hundreds of parents, elected officials educators and community leaders at the Tweed Courthouse, Headquarters of the NYC...
Topics: Bloomberg and AIDS, Housing Works, unemployment, Cathie Black, NYC Education Dept.
Building Bridges over WBAI radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., July 15, 2013, 7 - 8 pm EST ******************************** Building Bridges at the NYC Trayvon Martin Protests: Reaction To Racist Injustice On The Streets NYC Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, co-vice chair of the Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, released the following statement regarding the verdict of not guilty reached by the jury in the trial of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The man...
Topics: Trayvon Martin Protests NYC, California prison hunger strike, Delores Canales, California Families...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** Trump Stomps on Palestinians, Settling on Building to Quickly Move Embassy to Jerusalem, while using Cuts to Food and Education Aid to further Starve Palestinian Rights with Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law and practice at Princeton University, the former United Nations Human Rights Rapporteur in the Occupied Territories and...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ********************* U.S. Government's $1.3 Trillion Purchasing Power Could Lift 8 Million Workers Out of Poverty with Robert Hiltonsmith, Demos Policy Analyst & co-author of new Demos report Underwriting Good Jobs Eight million workers rely on low-wage jobs supported by the federal governmentâs $1.3 trillion in annual spending according to a new report by the public policy organization...
Topics: Good jobs executive order, Rosies demonstration, White House Summit on Working Families, Robert...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Institutional Racism in the U.S. labor market - What is to be done? with William Spriggs, Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO and professor in, and former chair of the Department of Economics at Howard University. Bill is also former assistant secretary for the Office of Policy at the United States Department of Labor The so-called recovery of the US economy has not...
Topics: Bill Spriggs AFL-CO, African American unemployment, African American poverty, Home attendants New...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Out In The Union: A Labor History Of Queer America with Mariam Frank, author Against the backdrop of the historic ruling of the Supreme Court that gay marriage is legal in all the states of this union and in furtherance of addressing the numerous other inequities faced by LGBTQ and gender nonconforming people Miriam Frank, Prof. of Humanities at New York...
Topics: Miriam Frank, LGBTQ and unions, Labor History of Queer America, Ban the Box NYC. Criminal Records...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -27:32 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Jeff Halper, An Israeli Campaigner For Justice For Palestinians with Jeff Halper, famed author, and Coordinator, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). Since 1967, more than 24,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Gaza by the Israeli forces, bringing untold misery to countless Palestinians....
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:59 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Another Blow To Democracy : Defense Attorney Lynne Stewart Given A 10 Year Prison Sentence Seventy-year old attorney Lynne Stewart, was resentenced to ten years in prison by Manhattan District Court Judge John Koeltl, after an appeals court ruled that her original twenty-eight month prison term was too light. As the 120 month sentence was pronounced...
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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition - 26' Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** As We Demand Justice For Trayvon Martin His Death Reveals A Long-Frayed Racial Nerve With Linn Washington, Professor of Journalism at Temple University and Colin Goddard, shot 4 times at the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and Assistant Director of Federal Legislation for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence The murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, an...
Topics: Linn Washington, Colin Goddard, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, George Zimmerman, Stand...
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition 27:59 Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** Protest Demand NY's MTA Brings Back Laid Off Workers With Transport Workers Local 100 and OWS Labor Outreach Committee TWU Local 100, elected officials, and community supporters called on the MTA to use nearly $500 million dollars in its GASB 45 Fund to restore services cut in 2010, and to rehire over 120 laid-off Station Agents, and settle a fair contract for...
Topics: unemployment, the line, TWU Local 100, OWS Labor Outreach Committee, Arthur Cheliotes,...