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Apr 17, 2021 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Say His Name: TIMOTHY CAUGHMAN! Confronting Terror Attacks Against African-Americans, Resisting White Supremacy, Combating White Nationalism! Timothy Caughman, 66, was a former social worker, who, in his retirement years, had taken to recycling to keep busy and help pay his rent. Caughman was African-American, which made him a target for his professed killer,...
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Nov 18, 2018 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Strange Fruit: Extra-Legal & Legal Lynching on the 62nd Anniversary of the Execution of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg with . Robert Meeropol, son of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg . Soffiyah Elijah, Ex. Dir. of the Correctional Association Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for crimes neither of them committed 62 years ago and the impact of the...
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Topics: Strange Fruit Billie Holiday, Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, Robert Meeropol, Soffiyah Elijah, the...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., August 13, 7 -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 **************************** Under the banner âFight the Rightâ residents mobilized against hate to protest white nationalists and white supremacists âUnite the Rightâ rally in D.C. with Rev. Greylan Hagler, an African-American...
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Topics: puerto rico bankruptcy, Uber New York City, fight the right
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Mar 20, 2014 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** Working for an Economy, By the People, for the People with Professor Stanley Aronowitz Stanley Aronowitz is the director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work at the CUNY Graduate Center, a distinguished professor of sociology and urban education, author of 23 books , and ran for governor of New York in 2002. He is one of the great public intellectuals of our times. Author of 23...
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** Low Wage Airport Workers Protest Scrooge Employers During Holiday Travel Season with * Shareeka Elliot, a terminal cleaner at JFK's Terminal 8 (American Airlines) for a contractor called Airway Cleaners * Rob Hill, Vice President, Local 32BJ, SEIU * Rose Oby, a security guard at LaGuardia airport (Delta Airlines) for a contractor called Aviation Safeguard * Hector Figueroa, President, Local 32BJ SEIU...
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Topics: Airport workers, airport union, airport contracting out, Hector Figueroa, Local 32bj airport...
WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Monday, April 16, 2012, 7- 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash ******************************** Trayvon Martinâs Murder, A Spark To Reignite The Movement To Fight For Human Rights With Katheryn Russell-Brown, Director, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations and author of "The Color of Crime" For many Americans, the death of Trayvon Martin was a shocking, out-of-the-...
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Topics: Trayvon Martin, Katheryn Russell-Brown, Immanuel Ness, JOBS Act, William Black
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:53 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** Greek Tragedy, Europeâs Achilles Heel? with Leo Panitch, Professor of Political Science at York University, Canada and Editor of the Socialist Register. As the G-20 economic summit met austerity was sweeping Europe, the future of the Eurozone was in doubt and then the Greek government collapsed over its proposed new debt agreement with...
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Topics: Greek debt, G-20, Leo Panitch, Socialist Register, austerity, euro zone, Sotheby union, Teamster...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Finally N.Y. State’s Farmworkers Prevail Over State’s Harvest of Shame  with Jessica Ramos, N . Y . S Senator ,  Chair of Labor Committee and Jose Chapa ,  Justice for Farmworkers Legislative Campaign Coordinator, Rural...
Topics: nys farmworkers unions, Jessica Ramos NYS Senate, Jose Chapa Justice for Farmworkers, Farmworker...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** All about ‘Medicare for All’ and Can it Provide Universal Access to Health Care! with Donald E. Moore, MD, is a primary care physician and is on the Board of Directors of the NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National...
Topics: Medicare for All, Senator Bernie Sanders, Physicians for a National Health Plan, New York State...
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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 and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Free After 42 Years For A Crime The State Knows Delbert Africa Didn’t Commit! with Delbert Africa, political prisoner, 42 years, member of the Move 9 and Dan Thomson,  works at the People’s Law Office as a civil rights and...
Topics: Move 9. Delbert Africa, Mumia Abu-Jamal
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Gender/Race & Poverty in America:  How the politics of welfare makes us sick and tired of being sick and tired!   Whatever Fannie Lou Hamer was talking about soon became an impassioned plea for a change in the system that exploited the Delta’s African-Americans.  “All my life I’ve been sick and tired,” she shakes her head. “Now I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 – 1977) who stood tall against the brutality, indignities,...
Topics: Gender poverty, women poverty, race poverty, Felicia Kornbluh poverty, welfare reform
----- Original Message ----- From: Ken Nash To: Ken Nash Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2016 11:08 AM Subject: Building Bridges: Nationwide Strike - $15 & Union Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Forty Years of Imprisonment, Forty Years of Injustice Attorneys Seek Clemency for Indigenous Activist Leonard Peltier Attorneys for indigenous activist Leonard Peltier have submitted a formal application...
Topics: Peltier clemency, obama clemency, Martin Garbus, Cynthia Dunn, Pine Ridge Reservation, Native...
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** "Street Action" is the Kernel of Revolutionâ Egyptâs Second Revolution with Atef Said, Egyptian human rights lawyer and scholar, author of two books about torture in Egypt, currently working on his dissertation about the Egyptian revolution.. and Sherief Gaber, Mosireen Independent Media Collective in Cairo What is the Egyptian revolution if not "street action", the ability to...
Topics: Atef Said Egyptian human rights lawyer, Sherief Gaber, Mosireen Independent Media Collective, Egypt...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -27:35 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** NYC Unemployed Arrested Protesting Benefits Termination With Members of Flashmobs4jobs Workers who have exceeded the 99 week maximum limit on unemployment benefits (called 99ers) were arrested for blocking traffic on Varick Street at a demonstration outside the NYS Dept.of labor. They were demanding that Congress, in the lame duck session, immediately...
Topics: unemployment, 99ers, economic crisis, jobs, fiscal stimulus, living wage bill, labor religion...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:19 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Still Fighting for Their Forty Acres And A Mule: The Plight Of Black Farmers with . Gary Grant, Pres., Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Assn., N.C. . Eddie Carthan, Pres., Mississippi Family Farmers Association . Hezekiah Gibson, Pres.. United Farmers, USA , S.C. Itâs been more than a decade since Black farmers filed a lawsuit against the U.S....
Topics: Gary Grant, Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Assn., Eddie Carthan, Mississippi Family Farmers...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., Jun 16, 7 -8 pm EST **************************** 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 uphold the basic...
Topics: SCOTUS abortion rights Kavanaugh, federal workers union trump
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Baltimore: Problems And Conditions Precipitating Police Brutality In The Community! with Stephan Janis, author of You Can't Stop Murder: Truths About Policing in Baltimore and Beyond and Why Do We Kill?: The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore. Janis' recent stories include The True Toll of Policing in Baltimore - The Arrest of a 7-Year-Old and A Walk Through The...
Topics: Baltimore police brutality, Peter Janis the Real News, Freddie Gray Baltimore, Black Life Matters,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 28:24 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** During the Great Depression The Homeless Created Hovervilles, Now Mayor Bloombergâs Budget Cuts Are Responsible For Bloombergville! With New Yorkers Against the Budget Cuts Students, labor, and communities united against the Mayorâs proposed budget cuts occupying downtown Manhattan near City Hall for the past week, in symbolic encampments theyâve...
Topics: Barbara Keshishian, New Jersey Education Association, Hetty Rosenstein, Communications Workers of...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -27:53 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************* Hundreds of Thousands Continue The March For Immigrant Rights with Amy Sugimori, Executive Director La Fuente and Laura Vasquez, Legislative Analyst, Immigration Policy Project, La Raza There are more than 11 million immigrants in the country, and efforts to fix the current immigration system have failed in recent years. Liberals have sought a path for...
Topics: immigration, undocumented workers, Jessee Jackson, Laura Vasquez, La Raza, Amy Sugimori, La Fuente
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:41 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** An Occupation and On the Picket Line At The Visteon Plants In Belfast And Enfield, London with Phil Wilson, machine setter, Visteon Ensfield plant Jerry Campbell, retiree, Visteon, Belfast plant More than 600 Workers in Visteon car parts plants in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Enfield and Basildon, England were given six-minutes notice before...
Topics: auto workers, Visteon, UNITE Britain, Ford, sit-in, Dean Baker, Center for Economic Policy...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg 28 minutes ****************************** Earl Robinsonâs Cantata, Lonesome Train, as part of Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial The Riverside Church in NYC presented the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, The NYC Labor Chorus and The Riverside Inspirational Choir in Earl Robinsonâs cantata, The Lonesome Train in honor of the 200th birthday of the great emancipator Abraham...
Topics: Lincoln, Earl Robinson, Lorca Peress Ruby Dee, Michael Mark, David Amram, Eric Weissberg, Aaron...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 28:24 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Bloomberg Stop The Snow Job On Public Schools Closings! with . Stefanie Siegel, teacher, Paul Robeson High School . Lowena Howard, teacher, Paul Robeson High School . Letitia Ingram-Brown, teacher, Paul Robeson High School . Lizabeth Cooper, student, Paul Robeson High School plus Highlights from the Stop Schools Closing Rally Bloomberg's Department of...
Topics: Bloomberg schools, schools privatization, charter schools, schools closings New York City, United...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 027:55 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre! with Dylcia Pagan, former Puerto Rican political prisoner, who spent nearly 20 years in prison for her involvement in the Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Jan Susler, attorney, distinguished for her work with the Puerto Rican Independence Movement, having represented Puerto Rican political prisoners for over two decades....
Topics: Puerto Rico Independence, Dylcia Pagan, Jan Susler, UN Decolonization Hearings
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** When Words Don't Mean What They Say: "Right to Work" Laws are Anything but That! featuring . Kevin Gundlach, Pres., South Central Labor Federation, Madison, WI . Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Asst. Prof. of History, Loyola University, Co-author with Nelson Lichtenstein, The Right and Labor in America Wisconsin is the latest State to fall victim to the...
Topics: gov Scott Walker, Wisconsin right to work, Kevin Gundlach, South Central Labor Federation...
Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** Obama Budget Attack On Social Security Hangs Seniors Out To Dry with Bob Borosage, Co-Director, Campaign for Americaâs Future The median income of people over age 65 is less than $20,000 a year. Nearly 70 percent of the elderly rely on Social Security benefits for more than half of their income and nearly 40 percent rely on Social Security for more than 90 percent of their income. Meanwhile, the...
Topics: Bob Borosage, Campaign for America's Future, Senator Bernie Sanders, AFL-CIO President Richard...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg 28 minutes ************************* Obama and African American Liberation with Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka, legendary African American poet, playwright and activist spoke recently at an African American History month celebration sponsored by Local 371, DC 37, AFSCME. He started his talk with one name repeated several times Obama, Obama, Obama. He then proceeded to analyze the need for a new...
Topics: Amiri Baraka, Barak Obama, African Americans, elections
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Why MORE/New Action Candidates Contest Unity Caucus Seats for UFT Leadership In Union Elections with Jia Lee, candidate for President Jia is currently a 4th/5th grade special education teacher and is chapter leader at the Earth School in District 1 and a public school parent. As chapter leader, she supported staff consultation committees on issues from...
Topics: MORE/New Action UFT, MORE UFT, Mulgrew UFT, UFT elections, Jia Lee, Camille Eterno, Jonathan...
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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash *************************************************** Red Seas: Ferdinand Smith & Radical Black Sailors in the United States & Jamaica with Gerald Horne, Prof. of History and African-American studies at the University of Houston, During the heyday of the U.S. & international labor movements in the 1930s & 1940s. Ferdinand Smith, the Jamaican-born co-founder and second-in-...
Topics: Red Seas, Gerald Horne, Ferdinand Smith, National Maritime Union, Jamaica Labor
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:50 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** Speaker Boehnerâs Adds His Jobs Pitch To Obamaâs, So Whereâs The Beef? with Timothy Canova, professor of international economic law and author of The Federal Reserve We Need and the Legacy of the Clinton Bubble House Speaker John Boehner added his two cents to the pot of job creation plans when he called for a total reform of the tax...
Topics: Obama jobs, economic crisis, unemployment, Speaker Boehner Jobs, state bank of North Dakota,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:19 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** NYC Transit Workers Take Back Union After Bitter Election with . John Samuelsen, President-Elect ,TWU Local 100 . Israel Rivera. Secretary Treasurer-Elect . Benita Johnson, Recording Secretary-Elect . Angel Giboyeaux, Administrative VP Elect Subway Track Inspector John Samuelsen & the Take Back Our Union slate won the hotly contested TWU...
Topics: TWU Local 100, transit workers, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, MTA, John Samuelson, Roger...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** U.S. Supreme Court Heard Challenge to Bread and Butter Survival of Public Sector Unions with Caroline Fredrickson, President American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and Joe Burns, Labor Lawyer and Author, Strike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor's Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today On Jan.11th, the U.S. Supreme Court will considered a...
Topics: Supreme Court and Unions, Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society, Joe Burns, Strike...
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************************** Southern Workers and Occupy Protest at the DNC With . Angaza Laughinghouse, Pres. ,UE Local 150, North Carolina Public Service Workers, . Rev. STEPHEN COPLEY, Dir., Arkansas Interfaith Alliance and Chairman, Ntl. Nonpartisan Let Justice Roll Living Wage Coalition, . Yen Alcala with the Coalition to March on Wall Street South and Occupy Charlotte No, say...
Topics: STEPHEN COPLEY, national nonpartisan Let Justice Roll Living Wage Coalition, Angaza Laughinghouse,...
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** Fifty Years Later, Commemorating and Learning from One of the Great Moments in History - The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs, Freedom and Civil Rights with Prof. William P. Jones, author of The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and Forgotten History of Civil Rights Weâll probe deeply into the significance of the massive 1963 march and the movement it inspired with civil rights and labor historian...
Topics: 1963 March on Washington, William P. Jones, Martin Luther King, A. Philip Randolph, civil rights,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:17 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** Corporations Say, Why Bargain With Free Labor When Thereâs A Captive Labor At Our Disposal? with Rania Khalek, independent journalist, AlterNet Prison labor is every Corporation's dream - cheap labor, no sick leave, no time off, no holidays and employees that can be easily replaced. Of course, for human rights activists however, it's a...
Topics: Rania Khalek, Margaret Flowers, Medicare, Medicare for All, single payer
Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************** Riding with Robin Hood to Take from Wall Street and Distribute to Main Street! with The Robin Hood Tax campaigners who take to the streets Think about it, in this the wealthiest country in the world the newest USDA data shows more than 48.9 million Americans lived in households struggling against hunger in 2012. But, despite this the House Republican Leadershipâs Nutrition-Only Farm Bill just cut $40...
Topics: Robin hood tax, United Nations General Assembly, National Nurses United, AIDS and the Robin Hood...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Cracking Open Kleptocrats and Plutocracts Piggy Banks: The Panama Papers with James Henry, who has written extensively about global banking, debt crises, tax havens and economic development. Henry is former chief economist at the international consultancy firm McKinsey & Co. and is now a senior fellow at the Columbia University Center for Sustainable...
Topics: Panama Papers, James Henry, offshore banking, Tax Justice Network, Blood Bankers, Mossack Fonseca
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., January 11, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** Protestors Arrested Declaring NYC an Ice-Free Zone, in Push-Back Against Obamaâs New Yearâs 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...
Topics: NYC Ice-Free Zone, immigration deportation, Caroline Fredrickson, joe burns, Friedrichs Supreme...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** What 75,000 Mondragon Cooperative Workers Can Teach Us About Controlling the Means of Production with Prof. Frederick Freundlichis, internationally recognized leader on building worker cooperative ecosystems Mondragon, is a cooperative owned and operated by 75,000 workers in the Basque region of Spain. It has become the largest employer in the region and has...
Topics: Mondragon cooperatives, worker cooperatives, cooperatives Spain, Basque region Spain, Frederick...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:35 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** The Vanishing Safety Net: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) at 15 Years with Tim Casey, attorney, Legal Momentum and longtime welfare advocate In August 1996, President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, replacing Aid to Families with Dependant Children with TANF as the national...
Topics: Pastor Robert Brashear, Sweatshop Free NY, Justice Will Be Served, Domino’s Pizza, Occupy Wall...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 28' Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Wisconsin Blues: Donât Mourn, Organize With Eric Cobb, Exec. Dir. South Central Wisconsin Building Trades Council Peter Rickman, Teaching Asst., LaFollette Law School , Univ. of Wisc. member of Teaching Assistantsâ Assn., AFT Local 3220 LaTaunya Johnson, Pres. Wisconsin Childcare Providers Together, Local 502, AFSCME The Walkerville protest tents and...
Topics: Eric Cobb, So. Central Wisc. Building Trades Council, Peter Rickman, Teaching Assistants' Assn.,...
WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash Monday, January 2, 2012, 7 - 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM ****************** 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...
Topics: Timothy A. Canova, public banking system, state banks, federal reserve, Newark unemployment,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 28' Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy With Gar Alperovitz, Professor of Political Economy, University of Maryland and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative As discontent with the economic and political status quo mounts in the wake of the "great recession," Gar Alperovitz's âAmerica...
Topics: America Beyond Capitalism, Gar Alperovitz, the Democracy Collaborative, Cleveland cooperatives,...
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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
Rejuvenating the Workersâ Movement â The Road Forward featuring Prof. Stanley Aronowitz, In the 1950s, Aronowitz was a factory metalworker. In the 50s and 60s, he directed organizing with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers. He is currently a professor of sociology, cultural studies, and urban education at the CUNY Graduate Center and has written dozens of books on the U.S. working class. His recent book is The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a...
Topics: Stanley Aronowitz, National Mobilization Against Sweatshops, Joann Lum, NYS Minimum Wage, Labor...
Martin Luther Kingâs Economic Justice Agenda From Memphis To Wisconsin Forty three years ago, a struggle by 1,300 sanitation workers for economic justice brought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Memphis. On the eve of his death, hours after marching with the AFSCME sanitation workers, being denied the right of collective bargaining & facing down the armed forces of a city & state, Martin Luther King, Jr. declared: âwork that serves humanityâ¦It has dignity and it has worth.â WE ARE...
Topics: Vincent Harding, Peter Rickman, University of Wisconsin Teaching Assistants' Assn., AFT Local 3220,...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., March 30, 2015, 7 pm â 8 pm ***************************** Teach the Children Well: The Battle for Public Education featuring Diane Ravitch, one of the foremost authorities on education in the U.S., former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, âwhistle-blower extraordinaire,â author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement...
Topics: Diane Ravitch, Vega carwasheros, Ramona Africa, NYS Budget teachers, MOVE Philadephia bombing, car...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Dilma Rousseff Discusses the Attack on Democracy and Human Rights in Brazil The The parliamentary coup that forced President Dilma Rousseff out of power has resulted in mass opposition to the interim government of Michael Temer, who has known throughout Brazil as a golpista. The international community will need to pay attention, and we will need solidarity with...
Topics: Dilma Rousseff coup, Brazil democracy
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., April 3, 7 â 8 pm EST IImmigrant Food Factory Workers Threatened with Mass Termination Choose Resistance âNot One Step Backâ - 'Ni Uno Paso Atras' Dozens at Tom Cat Bakery in Queens given 10 daysâ notice of dismissal following investigation by Trumpâs Department of Homeland Security --- Longtime employees demanded company stand up to federal governmentâs probe with Diana Marino, lead organizer and Tom Cat...
Topics: Tom Cat Bakery Homeland Security, Immigration Trump, 15 and a union, King Memphis 15 minimum wage
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Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., July 25, 6 â 8 pm EST part 2 ***************************** Building Bridges, Not Walls! â A Building Bridges Democratic Convention 2 Hour Special part 2 With her selection of Gov. Tim Kaine as her running mate Hillary Clinton reinforced her determination to run a traditional political campaign in a year noted for mass upsurges from the left and right. Join Building Bridges as we highlight issues in the host...
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Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., January 25, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** The Flint Water Crisis from the Ground Up with . Sean Crawford, a Flint resident and auto worker whose great grandfather was Vice Chair of the Flint sit-down strike . Claire McClinton, Member of Flint Democracy Defense League It's like living in "some sort of a dystopian novel," Sean Crawford writes, "to find National Guard troops going door to...
Topics: flint water crisis, Sean Crawford, Claire McClinton, The Mine Wars, Battle of Blair Mountain,...
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Celebrating Sonia Sanchez on her Eightieth Birthday featuring Sonia Sanchez and Jessica Care Moore, internationally renowned poet, publisher, playwright, performance artist, Now, a tribute to the beloved world renowned poet, humanitarian, scholar, and activist Sonia Sanchez on her eightieth birthday with Jessica Care Moore, and a special message to all of us from Sonia Sanchez Poet, playwright, mother, scholar, lecturer and peace activist, Sonia Sanchez is a renowned force of nature respected...
Topics: Sonia Sanchez, Black Arts Movement, African American poets, Jessica Care Moore
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:02 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Taking the Bull by the Horns: Labor Takes on Wall Street Thousands of people marched on Wall Street April 29, in a major protest of financial sector greed and lending practices by big banks. Taking to the streets of downtown Manhattan, 10,000 labor and community groups shouted and jeered at the offices surrounding them, demanding three major changes to...
Topics: Wall Street crisis, AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, Michael Moore, Bank of North Dakota, financial reform,...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., April 20, 7 pm â 8 pm streaming @ www.wbai.org/playernew.html smartphone streaming @ http://stream.wbai.org & to listen, or download archived shows & podcasts, www.wbai.org/server-archive.html ***************************** History Is Made As Tens Of Thousands Of Underpaid Workers Rally Across Industry Lines, Across The Nation For $15 And A Union featuring Highlights of the Fight for $15 Campaign History...
Topics: Sarah Jaffe, Albert Scharenberg, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, roll back low wages, minimum wage, 15 and...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg 27:58 ******************************************** The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems with best selling author, activist Van Jones The U.S. economy has suffered a serious slowdown, with the resulting increase in underemployment and unemployment - poverty is expanding and deepening. But, don't mourn, organize, capture the moment with Building Bridges...
Topics: Van Jones, Green Collar Economy, economic stimulus, recession, environment
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Friday, May 1, 2 - 6pm EST streaming @ www.wbai.org/playernew.html smartphone streaming @ http://stream.wbai.org & to listen, or download archived shows & podcasts, www.wbai.org/server-archive.html ***************************** part 2 Friday, May 1st celebrate May Day over WBAI, 2 â 6 pm, Weâll Build Bridges between the workers of the world. Youâll hear from the Fight for $15 and a union, a social movement...
Topics: May Day 2015, May Day Union Square, 15 and a union, minimum wage
Building Bridges with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., December 1, 2014, 7 - 8pm EST *****************************. Police Brutality & Worker Inequality -- Hands Up Donât Shoot, Hands Up Donât Spend: Protesting Ferguson & Walmart! Protests during this holiday season were directed at Grinch Walmart, the countryâs largest employer, who cleared $16 billion in profits last year, while starving its workers, and at the police license to kill Black and Brown -- Michael Brown, Jr., Eric...
Topics: Larry Hamm Ferguson, Bill Fletcher Ferguson, Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant, Hands Up Don't Spend, Walmart...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., May 1, 2017 3 â 9 pm EST **************************** Part 1 A May Day Broadcast Special 3 â 9 pm Building Bridges for May Day Across the Globe, and Around the Country in the Age of Trump with We the People. ALL POWER to the PEOPLE! May Day began in the U.S. in 1886 as a nationwide general strike, led by immigrant workers, fighting for the 8 hour work day. And, this May Day in cities across the country immigrant...
Topics: May Day 2017, May Day immigration, May Day worker'g rights
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., November 9, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** NO! THESE MURDERS BY POLICE MUST STOP â NOW!! Eric Garner... Michael Brownâ¦Freddie Gray⦠Rekia Boyd⦠Andy Lopezâ¦Tamir Rice One after another â and so many others, precious Black and Brown lives â victims of police murder. We think of their faces, and furiously ache for justice. Over 1000 people a year killed by police â yet since 2005, less...
Topics: Police brutality, police murders, black lives matter, mass incarceration, city university of New...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -28 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Labor President Trumka Takes Fight For Workers To Wall Street The new President of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka called for tough new regulations on the financial industry and a new approach to making the U.S. economy responsive to working people. Trumka took to the streets as part of the new leadership teamâs national tour to set out a...
Topics: Wall Street reform, Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO, Banking Reform, Wage Theft, John DeFilippis
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., January 5, 2015, 7 - 8pm EST *****************************. Rejuvenating the Workersâ Movement â The Road Forward featuring Prof. Stanley Aronowitz, In the 1950s, Aronowitz was a factory metalworker. In the 50s and 60s, he directed organizing with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers. He is currently a professor of sociology, cultural studies, and urban education at the CUNY...
Topics: Stanley Aronowitz, Jeff Halper Palestine, minimum wage NYS, NMASS
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Women and Immigrants from Unity Marches To Preventing Business as Usual with Nelson Lichtenstein, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy. He is a labor historian who has authored or edited 16 books, including his most recent book Achieving Workersâ Rights in the...
Topics: Nelson Lichtenstein women and immigrants organizing, Nelslon Lichtenstein strikes, Bread and Roses...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** Chanting âWe Want Changeâ thousands of students walk out of school and tell us what they want and isnât it time to listen! âALL people who have experienced gun violence, including systemic forms of gun violence that disproportionately impact teens in Black and Brown communities. It is important that when we refer to gun violence, we do not...
Topics: Student Gun violence protests New York City, firearms regulation, National Rifle Association...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., January 4, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** Inside Chicago's Legacy of Police Abuse: Violence 'as routine as traffic lights' with Professor Craig Futterman, professor of law On 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, Laquan McDonald, Chicago police, construction workers deaths, Charlene...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Beyond Resistance: A Peopleâs Movement for a Just World with Deborah Burger, Co-President of America's RN Union: National Nurses United, co-convener of the Beyond Resistance Summit and Sen. Bernie Sanders At a time of tremendous turmoil and progressive opportunity, thousands gathered to participate in a historic convening committed to social, racial and...
Topics: Bernie Sanders, Deborah Burger National Nurses United, People’s Summit
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., November 10, 2014, 7 - 8pm EST *****************************. SOS! Save Our Public Schools! Diane Ravitch, historian of education, educational policy analyst, and research professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development assesses Mayor de Blasioâs recently unveiled $150 million plan to revamp schools citywide and discusses her newest book Reign of Error: The Hoax...
Topics: Diane Ravitch, NYC public schools, charter schools, Good jobs nation, minimum wage, Obama Executive...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** 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, Martin Espada, Puerto Rico Independence, Puerto Rico debt Oscar Lopez Rivera,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Trumpâs Continuing War on Immigrants With Justin Flores , Vice President, Farm Labor Organizing Committee Andrea Cristina Mercado, Campaign Director at the National Domestic Worker Alliance Carlos Jimenez, Executive Director Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO While a Federal Appeals Panel unanimously rejected President Trumpâs bid to reinstate his ban on travel...
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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
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************** Realizing the Dream! Across the March of Time 1963 to 2013, for Jobs & Justice Marching on Washington Spurred on by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teen Trayvon Martin, and the recent Supreme Court decision that ripped the heart out of the Voting Rights Act, legislation written in the blood of a people, both of which again exposed the wide racial...
Topics: Myrlie Evers-Williams, Ben Jealous, Rev. Jesse Jackson, A. Philip Randolph, March on Washington
*Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., March 26, 7 â8 pm EST ****** A coalition for an âInternational Labor Offensive to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and All Political Prisonersâ is gaining momentum. with Jacky Hortaut, union organizer, member of the CGT in France; an American studies Professor in Tours and Clermont-Ferrand Universities and author of a book about women in prison dedicated to the âMoveâ sisters and chair of Collectif Libérons Mumia,...
Topics: French unions Mumia Abu-Jamal, CGT Mumia Abu-Jamal, Taxi Workers NYC Uber, Gig economy Uber
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., March 28, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** The Cityâs Public Hospital System Faces Unprecedented Threats To Its Survival with Dr. Frank Proscia, President, Doctors Council, SEIU NYC hospitals, faced with $1.2B budget gap are hemorrhaging. Obamaâs landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, while it aimed to reduce the number of uninsured Americans, also expressly prohibited the participation...
Topics: nyc public hospitals, chicago teachers pensions, nys budget healthcare, doctors council,...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., June 18, 7 -8 pm EST ================================ The Poor Peopleâs Campaign Is Picking Up Steam with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber president of Repairers of the Breach. An author, preacher, and professor, he is chief architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement and The Poor Peoples Campaign and Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior pastor at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., who...
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“U.S. HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!” .  Maria Luísa Mendonça, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil .  Kevin Zeese, a lawyer and political activist who  currently serves as co-director of Popular Resistance .  Roger Wareham, Secretary General of the International Association Against Torture and member of the December 12 th Movement   " There is a great provocation led by the U.S. empire now in Venezuela. There's no doubt the world that it's  President...
Topics: Venezuela U.S. coup, Maduro coup, Trump Venezuela coup, Venezuela economic sanctions Trump,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 28:09 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** What Is To Be Done? In this period of intensified class warfare against the working class and the poor, what will it take to mobilize the people for the mass movement it will surely take to win? Many have been heartened by the fightback in Wisconsin and many of the frontline states. But is the predominately electoral strategy that is currently being...
Topics: Stanley Aronowitz, Staughton Lynd, General Baker, general strikes, union busting, Labor strategy,...