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Our beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. We examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live. We examine the issues that affect their everyday lives, with a particular sensitivity towards human rights abuses, environmental concerns and the U.S. drive for global domination. We record their global struggles and provide analysis of their efforts to empower themselves and transform society to provide greater democratic, human, soc...



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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka in Harlem spoke in Harlem for Black History Month celebration outlining the continuing struggle of African-Americans for Freedom
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Workers Head To Luxury Pad Of Starbucks CEO Demanding Stop Anti-Union Warfare Against Them 
Topics: starbucks union, labor 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
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The World's First Amazon Union, By the Workers & For the Workers 
Topics: Amazon union, labor union
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The novel coronavirus is having a sobering effect on the American economy, but its impact on Blacks has certainly exacerbated the already troubling wealth gap! with Duke professor William Sandy Darity Jr. is an American economist and researcher whose research spans economic history, development economics, and monetary theory, but the bulk of his research is devoted to inequality in the context of race. Hes the 'founder of stratification economics.' His varied research interests have also...
Topics: black lives matter, labor unions, race and class
How Capitalism Shapes the Multi-Racial Class Struggle with Prof. Nelson Lichtenstein Nelson Lichtenstein, director of the center for the study of work, labor and democracy brings an understanding of the issues and ideas, past and present that illuminate the nature of American capitalism to shape the multi-racial working class struggle. In the fighting spirit of May Day now Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win!
Topics: black lives matter, labor unions, occupational safety and health, temporary workers
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Its shameful as hell says the pro-single-payer Healthcare-NOW of the DNC Platform Committee's vote against Medicare for All with Benjamin Day, Executive Director of Healthcare-Now Benjamin Day, executive director of the pro-single-payer organization Healthcare-NOW!, says its a matter of life and death to rally behind a single-payer healthcare plan after the DNC Platform Committee overwhelmingly voted down an amendment that would have inserted support for Medicare for All into the Democratic...
Topics: Democratic National Convention, Medicare for All, Health Care Corona Virus
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Support the Postal Workers, theyre on the job to save our postal service with Jonathan Smith, president of the NY Metro Postal Workers Union The battle over the future of the Postal Service, which was a focus of American political life last year, is still on. Corrupt and incompetent Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced in March (with the backing of the present Postal Board of Governors, headed by Chair Ron Bloom) a 10-year plan to remake the post office from a constitutionally mandated...
Topics: postal workers, postal service
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While the RWDSU challenges Amazons roadblocks to its unionization drive at Amazons Bessemer Alabama warehouse we cant help but think how different the outcome would be if the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was the law! with Pro-Union Workers, Bessemer Alabama Amazon Warehouse with Brandon Magner, labor lawyer and who writes about unions and the law at Substack, Labor Law Lite While Amazon has left no stone unturned in its efforts to gaslight its own employees. We wont let Amazons...
Topics: Amazon union, RWDSU, black lives matter
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Mumia on the Pacifica Bylaws Amendment
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Silence is Not an Option: Rev. William Barber draws connections between global systems of oppression from militarism to racism to classism and hammers home the importance of solidarity with Palestine with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, co-chair of the Poor Peoples Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach Says Rev. Barber, The Palestinian experience is one we can relate to through our own moral and spiritual experience. We have to address the displacement of native people wherever they...
Topics: Israel apartheid, Rev. Barber, Tulsa Race Massacre, Palestine liberation
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Global migration expert Oscar Chacon on the Root Causes of Latinx Migration and U.S. Foreign Policy Oscar Chacon, Ex. Dir. of Alianza Americas, a network of migrant-led organizations working in the US and transnationally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America discusses the often overlooked structural constraint related to immigration patterns, that is the US political and economic involvement in the country of...
Topics: Alianza Americas, Temporary Protected Status VP Harris, immigration
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Now were off to the Pro Act Holiday Tour to Stop Scrooge Bosses Infringing Workers Right to Unionize! At the last leg of the national pro act holiday tour rally Our Revolution field director, and national pro act holiday tour organizer Mike Oles told us that pro act is the most important labor law since FDR, since the 1930s, thats the Protecting the Right to Organize Act popularly called the PRO Act. Lets find out why the PRO Act is so important and what it would do for workers ,
Topics: pro act, labor unions, unions
Mexican Labor Lawyer, Susana Prieto Denounced U.S. Pressure to Reopen Maquiladora Factories.  Then She Was Jailed and Now Fears For Her Life! with Susana Prieto, Mexican Labor Lawyer, workers’ rights advocate and now political prisoner whose life and those of her attorneys is in jeopardy   Throughout the month of May, as the coronavirus pandemic was peaking in Mexico, Susana Prieto, a top Mexican labor attorney who has been defending workers' rights for over three decades, was making her...
Topics: Trump Mexico, Susana Prieto, Maquiladoras Covid-19
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JFK 8 Amazon Workers say dirtry company tactics won't stop their unionizing with . Natalie Monarrez, Amazon worker . Connor Spence, Amazon worker We want to change our relationship with the company and make it less of a dictatorship there and more of a partnership" said Connor Spence, who is a worker and union organizer, trying to form an established union call Amazon Labor Union.
Topics: black lives matter, Amazon union, Jeff Bezos
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** The Workers'  Advice Center (WAC), A New Unionism Developing in Israel After a Decade of Organizing Palestinian Workers in the West Bank Settlements with Assaf Adiv is National Coordinator of the independent union WAC-Maan . He...
Topics: Workers Advice Center, Assaf Adiv, unions West Bank, Unions Palestine
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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...
Topics: coronavirus immigrants, coronavirus migrant workers, coronavirus
BUILDING BRIDGES MAY DAY 2020 PROGRAMMING:  A SYSTEM IN CRISIS & A WORKING-CLASS VISION FOR THE FUTURE produced by Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg   We’re Building Bridges with workers of the world to celebrate May Day 2020, by joining labor voices in conversation about how we can build a radical working class response to the current crisis.   May Day, International Workers' Day, is a time to honor and celebrate the radical traditions of the labor movement. In the midst of the current...
Topic: May Day 2020
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************************** The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire with . Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy in the Dept. of Political Science at York University . Sam Gindin, former Research Dir. of the Canadian Autoworkers Union and Prof. at York University Panitch and Gindin discuss the intimate relationship...
Topics: Leo Panitch, York University, Sam Gindin, Tommy Douglas, Canadian New Democratic Party
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., March 7, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** 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 supreme court, texas abortion case, Andrew Beck, ACLU Reproductive Rights Project, Vinnie...
"Fight for $15 " Embraces #MeToo Movement in Striking McDonaldâs with Annelise Orleck, Professor of History, Dartmouth College and author of âWE ARE ALL FAST-FOOD WORKERS NOW: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages" Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonaldâs workers staged a one-day strike at restaurants in 10 cities to pressure management to take stronger steps against sexual harassment in the workplace. Organizers say it was the first multistate strike in the U.S....
Topics: Fight for $15 #Metoo, Fight for $15 McDonald’s, sexual harassment McDonald’s, Annelise...
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An Agenda for Workers Rights Under the Biden Administration with Mark Gaston Pearce, Executive Director of Georgetown Law Centers Workers Rights Institute. Prof. Pearce was former-Board Member and Chairmen of the National Labor Relations Board who served two terms, concluding in August 2018. 
Topics: Mark Gaston Pearce, National Labor Relations Board, Labor Unions
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** How Class Works: The RepublaCrats and Their Servant Economy With Jeff Faux, renowned economist, Founding Pres., Economic Policy Institute, author of The Global Class War and The Servant Economy Faux explains why neither party's leaders have a plan to remedy America's unemployment, inequality, or long economic slide that America's political and economic elite spent so...
Topics: Jeff Faux, Servant Economy, American Dream, austerity, poverty, middle class
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., June 13, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** âShame on Cuomoâ: New Yorkers Protest âMcCarthyiteâ Blacklist of Supporters of Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) Movement with Riham Barghouti, a founding member of Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel and Stefanie Fox, Deputy Director of Jewish Voices for Peace This 49th year of Israelâs military occupation, it's clear...
Topics: BDS, Cuomo BDS, broken windows
Building Bridges over WBAI radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., August 12, 2013, 7 - 8 pm EST ******************************** Terminally Ill Attorney Lynne Stewart Presses On for Compassionate Release with Robert Boyle, Stewart Co-Counsel and Ralph Pointer, Stewartâs husband and prisonerâs rights advocate A discussion of the recalcitrance of the prison system to grant compassionate release for terminally ill inmates, dissecting Stewartâs sentencing Judge John G. Koeltlâs...
Topics: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit pensions, Lynne Stewart, Ross Eisenbrey, Richard (RJ) Eskow, Robert...
Building Bridges, National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** Palestinians Refuse To Be âCleansedâ From Their Land with . Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement (AIM) . Alice Walker, writer . Zwelinzima Vavi, Gen. Sec., Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) AIM leader Dennis Banks, renowned author Alice Walker, and South African labor leader Vavi came together to an international tribunal to grapple with Israelâs occupation of Palestine, and strategize how...
Topics: Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement, Alice Walker, Zwelinzima Vavi, COSATU, Palestine, Zionism,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Farmworkers Declare, We Put the Food on Your Table Isnât It Time We Got to Share in the Bounty? featuring . Pablo Cruz and Heriberto Gonzalez NYS farm workers . Rev. Richard Witt, Executive Director Rural & Migrant Ministry . State Senator Adriano Espaillat . NYS Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan . Cardinal Timothy Dolan . Kerry Kennedy, Pres., Robert Kennedy...
Topics: nys farmworkers rights, Rural & Migrant Ministry, Timothy Dolan nys farmworkers, nys...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., December 21, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side Fights de Blasio Displacement Plans with . rally sound in front of Gracie Mansion . Wendy Cheung, Member Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side and Chinese Staff and Workers Association . Jacqueline Herran. Member Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side and National...
Topics: nyc gentrification, nyc housing policy, nyc chinatown, puerto rico teachers union, mercedes...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ************************ New York Rallies with International Community to Stand with Gaza! Millions of people have decried Israelâs crimes against humanity and marched in solidarity with the people of Gaza. In Europe, activists have turned out in 12 countries, including in France, where thousands defied a government ban. One hundred and fifty thousand were reported to have marched in great...
Topics: Gaza demonstration new york, free Palestine, Israel apartheid, stand with gaza new york
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., November 16, 7 â 8 pm 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 ***************************** 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...
Topics: Donald Trump immigration, Donald Trump Saturday Night Live, Our Walmart, Walmart workers black...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., April 24, 7 â 8 pm EST **************************** "When Silence is Not an Option" | A Message to the Nation from Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II on Rekindling a Moral Vision for Justice, Movement Building and Social Change with The Rev. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, architect of the Moral Monday protest movement, and Repairers of the Breach, his most recent books include...
Topics: Reverend William Barber, Labor Notes, Mark Brenner unions, Sarah Jaffe unions
Building Service Workers Set to Strike New Yorkâs Eve with Hector Figueroa, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 32B-J, SEIU Commerial building workers throughout the Northeast are currently negotiating new contacts. In NYC building rents have jumped 26% in just the past year and vacancy rates have dropped to 5.3%, a six-year low. While rents are projected to continue rising through 2011 the Commercial Reality Board says it can't afford a meaningful raise for its workers whose wages adjusted for...
Topics: writers strike, building service workers
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., January 8, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** Rallying in support of the Palestinian struggle for liberation and mobilizing in defense of all of the Palestinian children currently being detained by the settler Zionist state and demanding their release. with Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law and practice at Princeton University, the former United Nations Human Rights Rapporteur in the...
Topics: Ahed Tamimi Protest, Palestinian political prisoners, Richard Falk, Palestine Trump, Labor Notes,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg (28:30) ******************************************** West Coast Dockers Shut Down Ports As Workers Say No To War with Clarence Thomas, Ex. Board member, Local 10 ILWU Danny Glover, Actor & Human Rights Activist Cynthia McKinney, Former Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate Cindy Sheehan, Anti-War Activist, Candidate for Congress Tens of thousands of docks, members of the...
Topics: Colombia trade unions, coca cola, ILWU, strikes, longshore workers, Mayday
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 -28 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Insult To Injury, Workers Fight Wells FargoTo Keep Jobs and Suffer Arrests with . Keith Schribner, Pres., Local 1174 United Electrical Workers(UE) . Leah Fried, UE Organizer UE Local 1174 members and supporters from other unions demonstrated at Wells Fargoâs Rock Island Illinois branch. Echoing the slogan of UE members at Republic Windows...
Topics: wells fargo, naacp legal defense and education fund, affirmative action, New Haven decision, black...
Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************** Wal-Mart May Be The Face of Twenty-First-Century Capitalism But Now Its Workers at 1,500 Sites Across the US Risk Jobs and Arrest for Regular Hours, Better Pay, Benefits and Respect! with with the Wal-Mart workers and supporters, speaking out, engaging in civil disobedience and their arrests at the Secaucus, NJ store protest Wal-Mart is the nationâs largest retailer, second-largest corporation, and...
Topics: Wal-mart black Friday protest, Wal-mart low wages, Wal-mart unions, Wal-Mart New Jersey
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Bezos Says Get Back, but Amazon Workers Continue to Fight Back Amazon fired Christian Smalls now hes leading a grassroots effort to unionize the fiercely anti-union colossus more than 5,000 workers in the Statin Island warehouses! with Christian Smalls fired and discriminated against Amazon worker leading the charge to unionize and Madeline Wesley, pro-union Amazon worker/organizer, at the Statin Island facility
Topics: Amazon, labor unions
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:06 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Africa: Its Labor News & Views In Focus produced by Radio Workers World Productions, Cape Town, South Africa Building Bridges in collaboration with South African based radio Workers World Productions brings us the issues for and protests of Africaâs laboring class, amidst the global economic crisis. ********** Billionaires For Wealthcare...
Topics: Africa Labor, South Africa Labor Unions, Senator Bernie Sanders, Billionaires for Wealthcare,...
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,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** We Need Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs With . Avis Jones-DeWeever, Exec. Dir., Ntl. Council of Negro Women . Heidi Shierholz, labor market economist, Economic Policy Institute . Catherine Singley, Policy Analyst, Economic Employment Project, National Council of La Raza Persistent high unemployment & lackluster job growth are having a profoundly damaging impact on...
Topics: Avis Jones-DeWeever, National Council of Negro Women, Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute,...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., Sept. 11, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** First âDreamerâ gets deported, 32BJ responds with Héctor Figueroa, Pres. of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, the largest property services union in the country. Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez, 23, has lived in the United States since he was 9. He said he had a valid permit. He has become the first so-called Dreamer to be deported by the Trump...
Topics: DACA and unions, Local 32bj Hector Figueroa immigration, Sanders Medicare for All, Carol Paris...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** A View from the Border with Isabel Garcia featuring Isabel Garcia, by day she works at the Pima County Legal Defenders Office, and the rest of her time she advocates for immigrants and as co-founder of the Coalicion Derechos Humanos. She has received many awards for her work, including the national Human Rights Award from the Comision Nacional de...
Topics: Isabel Garcia immigration, joe arpaio Isabel Garcia, immigration Arizona Isabel Garcia, Trump...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg 27:50 ******************************************** Obama Wins Presidency as Jobless Rate at 14-Year High with William Spriggs,Chair,Economics Dept. Howard University President-elect Barack Obama will assume office in January in an American economy which has lost 240,000 jobs in October, and has shed 1.2 million jobs since the beginning of the year. The country and the world is sinking...
Topics: Obama, Pat Williams, William Spriggs, elections, recession, race, class and gender
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg (26:59) ******************************************* Exploitation of Immigrant Workers Isn't Kosher with Rabbi Harold Kravitz, Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Minnetonka, MN Paul Rael, Director of Hispanic Ministries, St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Postville, Iowa Sister Mary McCauley, Administrator, St. Bridget's Church Parish Only after the barbaric raid by Federal Immigration Control &...
Topics: immigation, kosher, Catholic Church, religion in politics, child labor
WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Monday, September 10, 2012, 7- 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash ******************************** The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire with . Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy in the Dept. of Political Science at York University . Sam Gindin, former Research Dir. of the Canadian Autoworkers Union and Prof. at York...
Topics: Chicago Teachers Strike, Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, Making of Global Capitalism, Jazz Hayden, Mexican...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., April 11, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** Vulture Hedge Funds Circle on Higher Ground as Puerto Rico Drowns in Debt with University of Puerto Rico Prof. Rafael Bernabe Riefkohl, Working People's Party spokesperson and candidate for the Governor of Puerto Rico, and noted co-author of Puerto Rico in the American Century A History since 1898 Puerto Ricoâs fiscal perils are currently in the news. It is an...
Topics: Larry Hamm Bernie Sanders, Peoples Organization for Program Bernie Sanders, Rafael Bernabe Puerto...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Organizing Laborâs Left Pole with Chris Brooks, staff writer and organizer, "Labor Notes" As their membership and resources have continued to dwindle the question is what are the positions of and what can organized labor do to advocate for its workers against the likely assaults by the Republic juggernaut. Weâll talk with Chris Brooks about whether...
Topics: Chris Brooks Labor Notes, Unions Chris Brooks, Organizing unions Chris Brooks, Trump labor unions...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Insurance coverage losses under the proposed American Health Care Act replacement were a matter of life and death and how the defeat of Trumpcare can open the door to HEALTH CARE FOR ALL! with . Deborah Burger, Co-President, National Nurses United and RN . Dr. Donald E. Moore, Physicians for a National Health Program, N.Y. Metro Chapter, and MD, MPH As the...
Topics: Affordable care Act, Trump Care, medicare for all, single payer, National Nurses United healthcare...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., December 22, 2014, 7 - 8pm EST *****************************. The Solitary Confinement of Youth in New York - A Civil Rights Violation Featuring Professor Alex Vitale, Member, NY Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Alexandra Korry, Chairperson, NY Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights *****************************. A Xmas Gift to the Wall Street Casino Congress Lets Big...
Topics: solitary confinement new york, NY Advisory Committee to the U.S.Alexandra Korry, Commission on...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., July 4, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** US Celebrates Its Independence Day After Imposing Junta to Rule Puerto Rico with Rafael Bernabe, candidate for Governor of Puerto Rico for the Partido del Pueblo Trabajador (PPT) 2012; professor and director of the Federico de Onís Hispanic Studies Center at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras; economist; and who has published three books including...
Topics: Frederick Douglass July 4, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Gerald Horne, Amereican Revolution...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., August 28, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** White nationalists were forced to slither back under their rock when confronted by massive organizing amongst San Franciscoâs worker and community activists in one area, however they still threatened to sprout their poison at other locations â were they be stopped there as well? with Trent Willis, Chair, African-American Longshore Committee, Local 10,...
Topics: John Nichols, Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse, San Francisco Hate Rally ILWU, Trent Willis...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 28:55 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** Occupy Wall Street Wins, Then Celebrates with Citywide Protests Following a huge and rapid public outcry that included hundreds of thousands of online petition signatures and phone calls to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office, a threatened clean-up/ eviction of Occupy Wall Street's home base at LIberty Square was postponed just...
Topics: Occupy wall street, economic crisis, the 99%, unions, Zuccotti Park, Mayor Bloomberg, economic...
Building Bridges over WBAI radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., July 22, 2013, 7 - 9 pm EST ******************************** Inside Americaâs Longest War, The Provocative Story of Why the War on Drugs Has Never Been About Drugs As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. Over forty years, the War on Drugs has...
Topics: The House I Live In, War on Drugs, Michelle Alexander
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., August 22, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** 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...
Topics: welfare reform, Felicia Kornbluh, poverty and wefare, women poverty, Worker’s Justice Project,...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., March 19, 7 â8 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 ***************************** 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...
Topics: Brooklyn students gun violence protest, gun control students, The Coalition of Immokalee Workers...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., December 26, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** 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...
Topics: Rev. William Barber II Trump, Reese Erlich Syria
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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...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Hundreds Of Jewish Leaders Pledge Support For B&H Warehouse Workers Right To A Fair Contract Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and workers from the prominent B&H Photo Video store stood together at the mega digital device store to demand B&H management end their retaliation against workers and sign a contract that allows for humane and lawful...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:44 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** The State of Working America With Avis Jones-DeWeever, Director of Research & Public Policy, National Council of Negro Women Juan Cartagena, General Counsel & Vice Pres. of Advocacy, Community Service Society, Robert Pollin, Co- Dir., Political Economy Research Institute & economics professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.. The...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg 26:58 ******************************************** Free Gaza Rally at Times Square 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.government supplied Israel with the military means to carry out this attack and has...
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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...
Topics: UE, United Electrical Workers, sit in, Republic Windows, economic crisis Chicago
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -27:13 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Band Aid Approach To Hemorrhaging Health Care System Continues To Prevail with U.S. Congressman John Conyers The economic crisis has increased the urgency for real health care reform now, yet the President and Congress persist in advocating half measures, ignoring the real problem, the health insurance industry. But, the voices for...
Topics: health care for all, health care reform, John Conyers, David Himmelstein, Medicare for All, Health...
Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ******************** Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Corporate Power Tool of the 1% with Lori Wallach, Dir. Of Public Citizenâs Global Trade Watch Recently WikiLeaks released "the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the worldâs...
Topics: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Lori Wallach, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, wikileaks...
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...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** Trumpâs Department of Homeland Security (âDHSâ) yanks Temporary Protective Status (âTPSâ) from Haitians â more than 50,000 face deportation! featuring Steve Forester, Immigration Policy Coordinator, with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti and Kim Ives, journalist and co-founder of the international weekly newspaper Haiti...
Topics: Trump Haitians' Temporary Protective Status. Steve Forester Haitians’ Temporary Protective...
Building Bridges over WBAI radio, 99.5 FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., April 21, 2014, 7 - 8pm EST *****************************. 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...
Topics: Vanishing Pearls, BP oil spill fishermen, immigration reform NYC, immigration deportations, Nissan...
WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Monday, September 24, 2012, 7- 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and 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...
Topics: Chicago Teachers Union strike, education reform, Kimberly Bowsky, Council of Rank and File...
WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Monday, August 20, 2012, 7- 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash ******************************** Hunger Strikers Sew Lips Shut In Protest Against General Motors Colmotores With Rafael Angel Jimenez, Association of Sick and Fired Workers of General Motors Colombia (ASOTRECOL) Workers injured in the General Motors Colmotores assembly plant sewed their lips shut on August 1, 2012, as part of a...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 26:20 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** TAXES, WE DONâT PAY NO STINKIN' TAXES SAYS VERIZON, AS THE 99% CRIES FOUL! With The Tax Dodgers, OWS Occupy the Boardroom, United NY, Make the Road NY, Strong Economy for All, NY Communities for Change, Vocal New York, C.W.A., 99% NY, and other members of the 99% Verizon Communications has been identified as one of the countryâs worst...
Topics: Verizon taxes, 99%, occupy wall street, United N.Y., Communication Workers of America, tax...
WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash Monday, December 26, 7 - 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM 59:24 ****************** Justice for Jazz Artists, What No Minimum Wage & No Pension? With l John O'Connor, Vice President AFM's Local 802 l Keisha St. Joan, jazz vocalist New York Cityâs musiciansâ union has been leafleting outside The Blue Note, a major jazz club, in a campaign to gain pension benefits and a minimum wage for jazz...
Topics: Local 802 Musicians, John O'Connor, Keisha St. John, New York City Tour Buses, TWU Local 225,...
WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash Monday, January 9, 2012, 7 - 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM ****************** âUn-Settling Occupationâ OWS Stands With Indigenous Americans With l Janice Richards, Oglala Sioux , activist and educator l Firewolf Nelson-Wong, Dine, AIM member and activist l Joseph, indigenous activist l Christopher Hedges, journalist, activist l Raymond Two Hawks, Narragansett Nation, Rhode Island Territory On...
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We're off to the rally, steps away from Broadway shows shut down by spiking COVID, where workers are gathering to demand Amazon recognize the union being organized by the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) and that its roughly 750,000 US workers be free from Amazons terror tactics to stop their unionizing. Grueling peak season work requirements, sexual harassment and unsafe super-spreader conditions are fueling the union drive. Now, just moments before the rally is set to kick off we just the news that...
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Reverend Barber on the Poor People's Campaign and social change
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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition - 28:08 Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** New National Taxi Union Fights Highway Robbery, Demanding Owners Stop The Greed & Lower The Lease! With Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director, New York Taxi Workers Alliance The NY Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) rallied at SLS Jet Garage in Long Island City, Queens, who has a practice of not allowing drivers to pay lease in advance for their shifts, and then...
Topics: Taxi Workers’ Alliance, Bhairavi Desai, Richard Trumka, non-traditional workers, police...