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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? A Book Party Curated by author Mumia Abu-Jamal with Mumia Abu-Jamal Dr. Gerald Horne, author of over 30 books on radical Black history Pan Africa, MOVE and International Concerned Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal Johanna Fernandez, Professor of History, Baruch College of CUNY Ash Williams, activist/Charlotteâs Uprising...
Topics: Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Mumia Abu-Jamal police...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., July 9, 7 -8 pm EST **************************** Right Wing Takeover of the Supreme Court: Democracy in Chains: the Deep History of the Radical Rightâs Stealth Plan for America with Nancy MacLean, Author and Professor, History & Public Policy at Duke University The Janus Supreme Court decision in June and our current struggle over Trumpâs pick for the Supreme Court vacancy, are only the most recent...
Topics: Nancy MacLean Democracy in Chains. ICE, ICE Training Officers in Military-Grade Weapons, Ken...
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...
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...
 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
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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
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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
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** While Batterers Go Free, Their Victims Get Prosecuted featuring Marissa Alexander, survivor of and organizer in defense of legal rights for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse Sumayya Coleman, lead organizer for the campaign to Free Marissa Alexander and the African-American/Black Women's Cultural Alliance Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother whose...
Topics: Domestic violence, sexual abuse, battered women, Sumayya Coleman, Marissa Alexander, Angela Corey,...
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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
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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
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Workers Head To Luxury Pad Of Starbucks CEO Demanding Stop Anti-Union Warfare Against Them 
Topics: starbucks union, labor unions
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...
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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....
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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: 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: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:30 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness with Michelle Alexander, civil rights advocate and litigator, author Alexander offers a bold and innovative argument that mass incarceration amounts to a devastating system of racial control. âJarvious Cottonâs great-great-grandfather could not vote as a slave. His great-grandfather was...
Topics: new Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander, drug arrests, war on crime, civil rights, African American males
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Massive Demonstrations in Puerto Rico as Teachers Union Fights Austerity with Mercedes Martinez, Pres., Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico (âFMPRâ) With the rejection by Congress of any meaningful measure for debt relief despite the current deadline for almost $1 billion in debt payment due on January 1st, and amidst wealthy investors squeezing the...
Topics: Puerto Rican teachers union, Mercedes Martinez, Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** African Independence: How Africa Shapes the World with Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations and professor of sociology and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He writes and speaks widely about race, both in the United States and internationally. He is a host on the hit PBS series History Detectives. Tukufu Zuberiâs frames...
Topics: Tukufu Zuberi, African Independence, decolonization Africa, Africa imperialism, History Detectives,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg 27:51 ******************************************** "The Colombian Free Trade Agreement, Displacement of Afro-Colombians & Violence against Trade Unionists" with Carlos Rosero, Founder, Procesos de Comunidades Negras Raul Arroyave, Exec. Board Member, Central Unitaria de Trabajadores(CUT) labor federation Jose Schiffino, Trade Unionists in Solidarity with Colombia Thousands of...
Topics: Colombia trade unions, Afro-Colombians, palm oil, sugar strike, court strike, Colombia free trade...
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************** Court Halts NYC Stop-and-Frisk Ruling, Removes Judge with Baher Azmy, Legal Director, Center for Constitutional Rights On October 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted Mayor Bloombergâs motion to stay the remedial decision in Floyd v. City of New York, a federal class action lawsuit filed against the NYPD and the City of New York that challenges the NYPD's practices of racial...
Topics: Baher Azmy, Center for Constitutional Rights, Stop and Frisk, judge Shira Scheindlin, Floyd v. City...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************** Puerto Rico: Trapped Amidst the Perilous Winds of Colonialism and Hurricanes with Nelson Denis, a former New York State assemblyman, is the author of âWar Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in Americaâs Colonyâ and joins us now as we examine Puerto Rico between a rock and a hard place: between colonialism and hurricanes and David Galarza, Puerto...
Topics: Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Jones Act, Nelson Denis Jones Act, David Galarza, Puerto...
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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
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
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Immigration and the American Economy with Dave Dyssegaard Kallick, with the Fiscal Policy Instituteâs Immigration Research Initiative that examines the role of immigrants in the New York State economy and beyond and Cal Soto, National Rights Coordinator with the National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON) committed to improve the lives of day laborers in...
Topics: Immigration and jobs, immigration and the economy, day labor, fiscal policy institute, Dave...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash ***************************************************** Pete Seeger: His Songs & Stories of Protest About Working People, The Environment, Nuclear Proliferation, War, Civil Liberties and Life.
Topics: Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, The Internationale, May Day, environment
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 28:30 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Israelâs Building Boom Threatens Palestinian State with Richard Falk, prof. of international law emeritus, Princeton University and Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territories for the United Nations Human Rights Council. Weâll explore the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. And, weâll examine the...
Topics: Israel, Palestine, West Bank settlers, occupied Territories, Ricahrd Falk, Adalah-NY, Lev Leviev
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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** Louisiana Guest Workers Expose Forced Labor Coverup At Walmart Supply Chain and Take Protest To Walmart Board Memberâs Home Mexican guest workers, who peel crawfish for C.J.âs Seafood in Louisiana confronted their bosses after being forced to work shifts of up to 24 hours, werenât allowed to take breaks, were cheated out of their overtime pay and were threatened...
Topics: guestworkers Louisiana, National Guestworkers Alliance, Wal-Mart, C, J. Crawfish, C.J.’s...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -28 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** South and North of the Border with Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director, Center for Economic & Policy Research, Pres. of Just Foreign Policy, & screen writer of the new Oliver Stone documentary âSouth of the Borderâ Producer Director Oliver Stone and screenwriters Mark Weisbrot and Tariq Ali celebrate the new reality of the independence won by most...
Topics: Mark Weisbrot, Oliver Stone, Rafeal Correa, President of Ecuador, South America, International...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:52 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Social Security Under Attack With Eric Kingson, Prof. of Social Work, Syracuse Universityâs School of Social Work & Co-Dir., Social Security Works Itâs the Social Security program, which in large part keeps older people from poverty and destitution. But, the program is under attack from the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction Commission established...
Topics: Eric Kingson, Syracuse University’s School of Social Work & Social Security Works, U. W....
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 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 and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** From Hurt and Hope During Holy Week Towards Resurrection with The New Sanctuary Coalition NYC and Fahd Ahmed, Exec. Director, DRUM â South Asian Organizing Center The U.S. is scheduled to deport over 160 Bangladeshis who had requested asylum. These men have been kept in detention under deplorable conditions, so much so that they were driven to go on hunger...
Topics: Bangladeshi deportations immigrants, Obama immigration, new sanctuary coalition, movement, DRUM,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** Vanishing Pearls: Generations-Old African American Fishermen Fight for Existence featuring Nailah Jefferson, filmmaker Vanishing Pearls Following the worst environmental disaster in American history, the 2010 Deepwater oil spill, Nailhah Jeffersonâs Vanishing Pearls chronicles the untold story of personal devastation in Pointe a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the...
Topics: BP oil spill, Deepwater oil spill, Gulf coast British Petroleum, Nailah Jefferson, Vanishing...
Building Bridges, Your Community and Labor Report The National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** A Black History Month Special The Homecoming Tribute for The Action Figure, The Instrumentalist of Words, The Writer, The Master Teacher Amiri Baraka The Homecoming tribute of writer and revolutionary icon Amiri Baraka shut down a section of one of downtown Newarkâs main streets, dignitary style. African drummers flanked the entry to Newark Symphony Hall, greeting each...
Topics: Amiri Baraka, Saul Williams, Kevin Maynard, Sonia Sanchez, Larry Hamm, Danny Glover, Newark...
Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** What Then Must We Do? with Gar Alperovitz, author of What Then Must We Do? and The Next American Revolution: Beyond Corporate Capitalism and State Socialism While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality, analyses that...
Topics: Cleveland cooperatives, Gar Alperovitz, What Then Must We Do?, The Next American Revolution: Beyond...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Argentina: This is What a Labor Movement Looks Like With Marina Kabat, Prof., Argentinean History, Univ. of Buenos Aires; Coordinator, Working-Class Studies Workshop, Center for the Study & Investigation of Social Sciences (CEICS) and Immanuel Ness, Prof., Brooklyn College, CUNY and author The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest:...
Topics: Argentina labor, Kraft strike, piqueteros, Immanuel Ness, Marina Kabat, Cleveland worker...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Ainât I A Woman: how twenty-years after Bill Clinton pulled the safety net from under predominantly poor women and children theyâre left to sink to deeper destitution with Felicia Kornbluh is associate professor of history and gender, sexuality and womenâs studies at the University of Vermont and president of the faculty union, United Academics. Sheâs author...
Topics: President Clinton Welfare, Welfare Reform, Welfare and poverty, Felicia Kornbluh and welfare,...
Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** Prison Inmates Hunger Strike for Their Lives with . Delores Canales, member of California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement (Cfasc), Advisory Board of CURB (Californians United for a Responsible Budget) and LWSGI (Lives Worth Saving Gang Intervention), mother of a Pelican Bay SHU prisoner and . Carol Strickman, attorney, Legal Services for Prisoners With Children, member of the Prisoner Hunger...
Topics: California prison hunger strike, Delores Canales, California Families to Abolish Solitary...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report The National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** Hey Gov. Cuomo Your Budgetâs Wrong, Itâs Tax the Rich and Feed the Poor, Not the Other Way Around! with Frederick Floss, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute and Professor of Economics and Finance at Buffalo State College When it comes to the state budget Cuomo's approach is out of focus and falls far short in making the essential public investments to expand...
Topics: Governor Cuomo budget, New York State Budget, Frederick Floss, Fiscal Policy Institute, New York...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -27:16 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Robin Hood In Reverse: Presidential Commission Outlines $3.8 Trillion Theft From The Workers, Seniors, The Disabled, And The Sick with Dean Baker, co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research A presidential commissionâs leaders outlined a $3.8 trillion deficit-cutting plan that would trim among other things Social Security and Medicare, reduce...
Topics: Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Deficit Commission, Allan Simpson,...
Building Bridges Your Community and Labor Report with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash National Edition *****************************. Walmart Arrests Dozens Who Sit-Down For $15/h Wage & Full-Time Hours Martha Sellers and Maria Camarena, Walmart employees talk about the workers and their supporters arrested outside a Walmart store calling on the company and its ownersâthe Waltonsâto end the illegal threats to and retaliation against workers calling for $15 an hour and consistent, full-time...
Topics: Ferguson protests, Ferguson United Nations, Walmart union minimum wage Walmart, Walmart Protests,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Trump Las Vegas Hotel Workers Say Heâs Anti-Worker. Heâd Rather Say âYOUR FIREDâ than Allow Workers to Unionize! with Bethany Khan, Director of Communications, Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Luis Carlos, Banquet food server, Trump Hotel Las Vergas After a resounding âYESâ vote to unionize with the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, Trumpâs Hotel Las...
Topics: Trump hotel union, Culinary workers union, Ronald Reagan 1948, Trump union, Trump NLRB, Hotel...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** 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 and...
Topics: Diane Ravitch, New York State Budget Education, standardized testing Diane Ravitch, Charter schools...
WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Monday, November 3, 2008, 7 â 8 PM EST, over 99.5 FM (59:57) **************************************** Ballot Measures in Three States Threaten Abortion Rights with Sondra Goldschein, Staff Attorney, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project Initiatives aimed at banning abortion, restricting teenagers' access to abortion, and interfering in a range of private health care decisions...
Topics: U.S. elections, Barack Obama, sick leave, abortion, affirmative action, voter propositions
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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** Unionize McDonalds, Burger Kings, KFC, Taco Bell, Piazza Hut, Papa Johnâs, Dominos, Wendyâs Say Their Striking Workers In First Ever Fast Food Walk-Out Hundreds of workers in an organizing campaign, Fast Food Forward, struck New York Cityâs largest fast food chains to call for decent wages to support their families, and the right to form a union without...
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************** Hey Governor Cuomo, We Need a Real Minimum Wage Now! with Assembly member Linda Rosenthal Senator Jose Peralta The Coalition for a Real Minimum-Wage Increase The new minimum wage bill will not be indexed to inflation, instead Governor Cuomoâs wage bill raises the minimum wage to only $9 an hour in three years - too little, too late. We need a real minimum wage increase that lifts people out of...
Topics: Nys minimum wage, Cuomo minimum wage, Assembly member Linda Rosenthal, Senator Jose Peralta, The...
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** What's Ahead for More than One-Million who Just Lost Unemployed Benefits , the Unraveling of the Safety Net and Planning for Job Creation, to Address Income Stagnation and Wealth Inequality with Richard Eskow, Senior Fellow, Campaign for Americaâs Future The unemployment insurance program provides laid-off workers with a fraction of their old salary for a fixed period of time while the search for a new...
Topics: Unemployment compensation benefits, unemployment, Richard Eskow, food stamps, SNAP, wealth...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 26 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Focus Mexico â Crisis Upon Crisis Benjamin Anaya, an independent journalist, muralist and Mexican activist and Daniel La Botz, editor, Mexican Labor News & Analysis and Prof. Manny Ness, author of the new extraordinary International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest We explore how has the current economic crisis which started in...
Topics: Mexico, Mexican unions, Mexican labor, Oaxaca, Dan La Botz, Manny Ness, NAFTA, Benjamin Anaya
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg 27:53 ************************************** A Saint On Death Row: The Story of Dominique Green with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, And Thomas Cahill, author A Saint On Death Row: The Story of Dominique Green There have been more than one thousand executions in the U.S. since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Leading the nation with 435 executions, 12 of which have been carried out this...
Topics: death penalty, capital punishment, Bishop Tutu, Thomas Cahill, Dominique Green
Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************** A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Woman Who Dared to Speak Out with Malalai Joya Malalai Joya, is an extraordinary young woman who helped establish a free medical clinic and orphanage in her impoverished home province of Farah; and a constitutional assembly in Kabul, Afghanistan. She became the youngest person elected to Afghanistanâs new Parliament, but in 2007 was...
Topics: Malalai Joya, A Woman Among Warlords, Afghanistan War, Afghanistan women
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -27:46 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Where The Right to Join a Union Can Make the Difference Between Life and Death With Cecil Roberts, President, United Mineworkers of America Ricky Polk, Member, United Mineworkers of America With the deadly explosion in the Masseyâs Upper Big Branch Mine in West Va. which killed 29 miners last April still fresh in their minds, Ricky Polk and Cecil...
Topics: United Mine Workers, Cecil Roberts, mine safety, unemployment, labor law reform, budget deficit,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg (27:30) ******************************************** Scrooge Disney arrests Mickey, Aladdin & Tinker Bell at Labor Health Care Protest at Disneyland with Ada Briceno, Sec'y-Treasurer, UNITE HERE! Local 11, Mary Ann Hegner, bartender at the Disneyland Hotel & Rosa Garcia, dance instructor, Santa Ana College as Tinker Bell Cinderella, Snow White, Tinkerbell and other fictional...
Topics: Disney, health care cutbacks, UNITE-HERE, Rep.John Conyers, HR 676
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -28 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** An Israeli In Palestine: Resisting Dispossession with Jeff Halper, Founder, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions The actions of the brave band of activists from the Freedom flotilla to break Israelâs blockade of gaza has resulted in worldwide condemnation of the blockade and the suffering it has caused. But what of the wider apartheid...
Topics: Israel, apartheid, Palestine, house demolitions, occupied territories, zionism
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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** Dr. Cornel West on Poverty In America Cornel West, is one of Americaâs most gifted, provocative, and important democratic intellectuals, now focusing much of his energy on his second national tour to heighten awareness of poverty in the U.S., aggressively committing to stopping Stop & Frisk practices and resisting efforts to privatize public education and against...
Topics: Cornel West, poverty tour, The Rich and the Rest of Us, A Poverty Manifesto, unemployment, war on...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Breaking The Israeli Blockade Of Gaza Is Gaining Ground Against The Real Pirates with . Lamis Deek, Co-Chair, Al-Awda-NY . New York City Councilman Charles Barron . Father Luis Barrios . Rev. Lucius Walker . Kevin Ovenden, Rep. of London MP George Galloway After Israeli Defense Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the Spirit of...
Topics: Gaza aid, Israel, Palestine, George Galloway, Lucias Walker, Lamis Deek, Al-Awda-NY, Charles...
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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition - 28:22 Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** Building Bridges Occupies Air Waves with a May Day Special! May Day in New York City Part 2 With Lucas Sanchez, Organizer, N.Y. Communities for Change, grocery workers organizing campaign John Samuelsen, President, Transport Workers Union Local 100 Barbara Bowen, Pres., Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York Mario Rodriquez, Organizing...
Topics: May Day New York, Lucas Sanchez, Organizer, N.Y. Communities for Change, John Samuelsen, Transport...
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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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** The Fabrication of a Saint: Native Peoples Horrified Over Canonization of Juni­pero Serra, Whom They Say is Responsible for Genocide with Christine Grabowski, author of Serra-gate the Fabrication of a Saint published in Indian Country Today The decision of Pope Francis to canonize 18th century Spanish missionary Juni­pero Serra has provoked the ire of...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -28 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Bloomberg To FDNY Vulcans, âBurn Baby Burnâ with Paul Washington, Past President, Vulcan Society, FDNY Richard Levy, attorney for Vulcan Society Rather than complying with a Federal court order to choose among five plans to increase hiring of African American and Latino candidates for the NYC Fire Dept. to reverse long standing discrimination,...
Topic: Paul Washington, Past President, Vulcan Society, FDNY, Richard Levy, attorney for Vulcan Society,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** The Bail Out Our Streets, Not Wall Street Protests Thousands and thousands of protesters marched to and rallied on Wall Street on April 3rd and 4th. The actions were sponsored by the Bail Out the People Coalition and United for Peace and Justice, both coalitions fighting to make clear itâs the people, who are suffering in the current...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg 27:22 ****************************** Chicago Strikers Stood Up for Justice by Sitting In with Ricky Maclin,VP L. 1110, United Electrical Workers(UE) Raul Flores,Steward,Local 1110,UE Mark Meinster, UE Field Organizer Joycleyn Campbell, Domestic Workers United Sara Rodriguez a striking Stella D'Oro Cookie Worker, L. 50, Bakery, Confectioners, Tobacco Workers Union In December, in an...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg (27:38) ******************************************** From Here To Eternity: U.S. Nuclear Policy From Hiroshima & Nagasaki Through Today with Professor Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Director of Cold War Studies, University of Southern CA. at Berkley Professor Hasegawa discusses why there wasnât any moral or political basis to drop nuclear bombs on Japan, who was already determined to surrender...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report The National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** New York Has the Financial Muscle to Leverage to Combat Inequality with Connie Razza, Research Dir., Center for Popular Democracy and Arthur Cheliotes, Pres. Local 1180, Communication Workers of America New York is among the most unequal cities in the US. This inequality has become the most pressing issue in New York City and New York State. The good news is New Yorkers...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ********************* New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Demand Fairness and Equality Immigrants and social justice supporters demonstrated in the streets of New York City, as they did in cities across the country in a nationwide mobilization which demonstrating the power of the immigrantâs rights movement and demanding lawmakers at the city, state and federal level enact policies that...
Topics: Immigration reform, Obama immigrant detentions, immigration protests new york city, Immigration...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Union Buster Rite Aid, Wrongs Workers wth Angel Warner, Rite Aid Union Activist, ILWU For more than a year, over 500 Rite Aid warehouse workers in Lancaster, CA have been attempting to negotiate their first union agreement with management. Rite Aid's massive interference in the workers efforts to form a union and its failure to bargain in good faith...
Topics: health care reform, single payer, medicare for all, union busting, Rite Aid, ILWU, Angel Warner,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash *********************** Standing Against Israelâs Ongoing War Crimes Against the People of Gaza Speakers Include Laila El-Haddad, author of Gaza Mom blogger & journalist Ilan Pappe, historian/activist/author The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine Fida Qishta, Film maker, Where Should the Birds Fly? Ares Mansour, Gaza Journalist Josh Ruebner, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, author...
Topics: Laila El-Haddad, Ilan Pappe, Fida Qishta, Ares Mansour, Josh Ruebner, Gaza war crimes, Israel Gaza,...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., September 10, 7 -8 pm EST **************************** Which Side Are You On: The Story of Bisbee Arizonaâs Ethnic Cleansing of 1,300 Immigrant Mineworkers! with Robert Greene, filmmaker âBisbee â17â and Katherine Benton-Cohen, Professor of History, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University The border town of Bisbee, Arizona is known for a few things. First, thereâs that...
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Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************** Bloomberg Hasnât Given Up and Neither Are We: Stopping Stop & Frisk, and Ending the System of Mass Incarceration with * Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country, host of nationally syndicated TV show Our World With Black Enterprise, author "The Classroom and The Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America" by Mumia Abu-Jamal & Marc...
Topics: Stop and frisk, bloomberg police, mass incarceration, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Arturo O’Farrill,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 28:28 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** The New Class War on Unions Spreads to Ohio with Joseph Rugola, Exec. Dir., Ohio Assn. of Public School Employees, AFSCME Following Gov. Walkerâs union busting lead, Ohio Gov. Kasich proposes to nullify public employee unionization rights by taking away impartial arbitration of disputes, the right to strike of ânon-emergency public employeesâ and...
Topics: Ohio unions, Gov. Kasich, Joe Rugola, AFSCME, DC37 AFSCME, Local 375 DC 37, Mayor Bloomberg, Gov....
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Time for A New Economy Creating Good Jobs for All And yes, another world is possible! There are alternatives! It's time for a new economy! Two of the nationâs leading activists talk about creating jobs, jobs and more jobs and creating new economic models to realize another world is possible. with Ed Whitfeld is a co-founder and co-managing director of the Fund...
Topics: New economy, reparations, cooperatives, Southern black workers, African American workers, Steven...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -27:08 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Social Watch Fights To Put Peoples Needs Before Capital at G-20 with . Jana Silverman, Coordinator of Campaigns of Social Watch, an NGO network monitoring poverty eradication & gender equality . Roberto Bissio, Coordinator of Social Watch & Exec. Dir., Third World Institute, Uruguay . Amitabh Behar, Co-Convenor Social Watch, India The...
Topics: poverty, social watch, Roberto Bissio, Jana Silverman, G-20, underdeveloped countries
WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Monday, January 5, 2009, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM 58:21 **************************************** A Tri-State Protest: Stop Israelâs Assault On Gaza Gaza is under attack by one of the most deadly military machines on the planet â the Israeli military, and, silence in the face of such suffering is unsupportable for anyone devoted to peace and social justice. The U.S....
Topics: starbucks union, I.W.W., Industrial Workers of the World, Gaza Invasion, Israel Gaza, Hamas,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:52 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** For Wall Street Itâs Paradise, But For Main Street Itâs Hell: A Conversation With Rev. Jesse Jackson On Rebuilding Our Street With Rev. Jesse Jackson, Founder & Pres. RainbowPUSH Coalition The Rev. Jackson spoke with us about the âjobless recoveryâ and continuing foreclosure crisis, amidst what some claim is an economic recovery....
Topics: Jesse Jackson, RainbowPUSH, Martin Luther King, Jr., economic crisis, bank reform, financial...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:57 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** While Capital Says Get Back, The Workers of Guadeloupe-Haiti Said Fight Back! with . Elie Domota, General Secretary, General Union of Workers of Guadeloupe (UGTG) & leader of the general strike there last winter. . Fignolé Saint Cyr, General Secretary,Autonomous Confederation of Haitian Workers (CATH). When the U.S. economy catches a cold...
Topics: Guadeloupe, Haiti, Elie Domota, Fignolé Saint Cyr, unions, health care crisis, Bernie Sanders,...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., June 26, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** Republican Health Bill Stirs Up Toxic Brew: A Comprehensive Analysis with U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY13 Congressional District) and Dr. David Himmelstein, MD, FACP, distinguished professor of public health and health policy in the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and adjunct clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, He is a...
Topics: Republican Senate Health Bill, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat healthcare, Dr. David Himmelstein single...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 28 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg Fixing A Broken Immigration System: Latino Immigrants Rights Leadership Respond To Obama with Oscar Chacon, Executive Director, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) and Benita Jain, Co-Director, Immigrant Defense Project, New York Univ. Following the major speech by President Obama on immigration, and in the wake of rising xenophobic and...
Topics: undocumented workers, immigration reform and obama, mott's strike, Oscar Chacon, Executive...