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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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"Ain't I Am Woman" Say Woman Working For Starvation Wages! 
Topics: women workers, minimum wages
âBroken Windowsâ Policing Is The Crime: The Fallacy of the Racially - Selective Policy that Criminalizes and Kills! with Michael Hardy, General Counsel and Ex. VP National Action Network and Sarah Ryley, investigative reporter, Data Projects Ed. NY Daily News "Summons for petty infractions are an element of 'broken windows' policing - and roughly 81% of the 7.3 million people hit with violations between 2001 and 2013 were black and Hispanic. Charges that the NYPD's policies have no...
Topics: post office union, danny glover, broken windows, Eric Garner, Michael Hardy, Sarah Ryley
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This is Part 1 of a 2 part program. Part 2 will be featured next week. "We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest Until It Comes" O, let America be America again " The land that never has been yet " And yet must be " the land where every man is free. (Langston Hughes) Dr. Brian Jones, Dir. of Education at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, discusses the insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021 - we must worker harder, organize better, to decolonize our minds, reveal...
Topics: capital insurrection, Donald Trump, black lives matter
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Reverend Barber on the Poor People's Campaign and social change
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:56 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** 40th anniversary of the Attica Rebellion and Massacre & the Struggle Today Against the New Jim Crow with . Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, Consultant , Inst, for Development of Pan African Policy (Ghana), a 43 year veteran of the Black Liberation and Pan-African Movements . Joseph "Jazz" Hayden, Campaign to End the New Jim Crow . Dr....
Topics: Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, Insitute for Development of Pan African Policy (Ghana), Joseph "Jazz"...
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 over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************************** Friday, May 1st celebrate May Day over WBAI, part 3 Weâll Build Bridges between the workers of the world. Youâll hear from the Fight for $15 and a union, a social movement sweeping the country; weâll learn from the militant, insurgent labor activists in South Africa, and attend protests in support of the workers of Bangladesh. Put on your comfortable shoes because weâve got miles to...
Topics: May Day 2015, May Day Union Square
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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
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash part 1 ***************************** What Is To Be Done? A Building Bridges Labor Day Special Mon. Sept. 5, 2016, 6 â 10 pm For over 40 years, the working class has been on the defensive against the relentless attack from the capitalist class - which has undermined our real income, wealth accumulation, benefits, and working conditions. Our unions have been decimated both in the private and public sectors and the fight...
Topics: Felicia Kornbluh welfare reform, Rev William Barber 15 and a union
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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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N.Y. Assembly Member Charles Barron: A Revolutionary Perspective on Why to engage in Electoral Politics We need those who will fight unequivocally for the rights of the exploited and oppressed. My role In the Assembly hasnt been simply to try to pass innovative  proposals or conduct vigorous oversight " which I do - but to first and foremost  advocate and agitate as loudly and clearly as possible for our side in the struggle, the side of the exploited and oppressed. 
Topics: Black Lives Matter, Charles Barron, Black Power
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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...
Topics: Amazon, labor uniions. COVID
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The Abolish ICE NY NJ Coalition Rallies to End Detentions, Stop ICE Transfers from Criminal Custody, Stop Deportations & Abolish ICE! Migrant detainees, on hunger strike and recently released hunger strikers who were detained in Hudson County Jail and Buffalo Federal Detention Facility facing deportation tell their harrowing stories. 
Topics: Immigration, refugees, deportation, ICE
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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,...
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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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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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Amazon’s plans to smear a warehouse worker who was fired after organizing a protest over the lack of coronavirus protection for 5000 workers was racist and classist, illegal and “immoral” says New York’s Attorney General calling for a federal investigation of Chris Small’s termination. with Chris Smalls, terminated Amazon worker/organizer and Derrick Palmer, protesting Amazon warehouse worker Chris Smalls a warehouse fulfillment center worker for Amazon, the third richest company in...
Topics: Amazon warehouse workers, Amazon Chris Smalls, Amazon coronavirus
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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 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Americaâs not Broke. Not even close. Tax the Rich Overall average individual wealth in the United States has risen 23 percent since the year 2000, to $236,213 per American adult. But, wealth has become incredibly more concentrated. We are taxing the dollars that go to our ever-richer rich at levels far below the tax rates that America levied just a few decades...
Topics: Meizhu Lui, Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative, Insight Center for Community Economic...
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ReVisioning American History: an intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx and Peoples’ civil rights with Paul Ortiz, professor of history and director of the Oral History Program at the University of Florida.  He is the author of Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 and An African American and Latinx History of the United States               An...
Topics: Paul Ortiz, black lives matter, Latinx
An African-American & Latinx History of the U.S. & the Ongoing Struggle Against White Supremacy/White Nationalism   Paul Ortiz is professor of history at the University of Florida and is Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. He’s authored  “Remembering Jim Crow,” “Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920,” and the epic “An African American and Latinx History...
Topics: black lives matter, Latinx, labor unions
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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
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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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Analyzing Bernie Sanders’ Workplace Democracy Plan with  Shaun Richman is an In These Times   contributing writer and the Program Director of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies at SUNY Empire State College. Senator Bernie Sanders has announced his Workplace Democracy Plan to build worker power on the job by protecting unionizing and strikes by workers. In many ways it goes back to the intent of New Deal Legislation which have been seriously weakened over the years by right...
Topics: Bernie Sanders unions, Bernie Sanders Work Place Democracy Plan, Shaun Richman Bernie Sanders
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:17 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Arizona, the Anti-Immigrant Testing Ground with Isabel Garcia, Director, Pima County Legal Defender's Office and Co-chair, Coalition de Derechos Humanos, Arizona While a federal judge blocked key controversial provisions of Arizona's new immigration legislation, one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws ever passed in the United States still went into...
Topics: Isabel Garcia, Director, Pima County Legal Defender's Office & Co-chair, Coalition de Derechos...
WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Monday, August 27, 2012, 7- 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash ******************************** How We Can & Why We Must Stave Off The Assaults On Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security & Public Assistance With . Joe Baker, Pres., Medicare Rights Center, serves on the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Medicare/Medicaid Advisory Panel, former NYS Deputy Sec'y for Health and Human...
Topics: Chavis Carter, Timothy Casey, Joe Baker, Jorge Parra, General Motors, Association of Sick and Fired...
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...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** The Centerfold of Trump’s Reelection Campaign is About Ginning Up Hate & the Politics of Xenophobia!  with Muzaffar Chishti , Director of the Migration Policy Institute at New York University School of Law, whose work...
Topics: Trump mass deportations, Trump immigration, Muzaffar Chishti, Trump refugees, Tom Saenz
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...
American Airlines Mechanics Are Threatening the “Bloodiest, Ugliest Battle” in Labor History   with John Samuelsen, President, Transport Workers Union   Mechanics at American Airlines are threatening to strike if a new contract isn’t negotiated, and the union president has declared that employees are prepared for the dispute to erupt. TWU president John Samuelsen confronted American Airlines president Robert Isom and told him that the union was prepared to strike. “I stand here to...
Topics: TWU American Airlines, John Samuelson American Airlines, Transport Workers Union American Airlines
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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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We Don’t Have a Working Democracy. So What Happened and How Do We Fix It:  Hey Whose Really Been Stealing the Votes? with Greg Palast, America’s wittiest (and wickedest) muckraker. An award-winning Guardian investigative journalist, he is causing crooked election officials all over the country to shiver in their shoes as they wait for a knock on their door from the FBI – thanks to his explosive exposes.  Palast, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Billionaires & Ballot...
Topics: Greg Palast, vote theft, U.S. elections voter suppression, Stacey Abrams
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World: New Thinking and Movement Building with Joseph Gerson who serves as AFSC’s disarmament coordinator, as director of programs in New England, and as director of the Peace and Economic Security Program. Joseph plays a leading role in building collaborations among...
Topics: nuclear disarmament treaty, nuclear war Trump, nuclear arms race, Joe Gerson AFSC
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Building Bridges : Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light, with Ellie Belew novelist and community historian gave me been a wonderful read with High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light, telling the story of...
Topics: Radical Women, Freedom Socialists, High Voltage Women, affirmative action Seattle, Ellie Belew,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** ICE Terrorizes Immigrant Women Workers, Arresting More Than 280 in Largest Workplace Raid in a Decade, Leaving Families and Communities Devastated! with Felix Villalobos, Managing Attorney, RAICES, the largest immigration legal...
Topics: Immigration workplace raid Texas, women immigration raid, Felix Villalobos RAICES, North Texas...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Immigrants Are Welcome Here!  Abolish ICE, Stop Deportations, Shut Detention Centers, Close the Camps, Release the Detainees NOW! with immigrant/migrant families and their supporters – the participants in the “Lights for...
Topics: Lights of Liberty, NYC Immigration Rally, Trump Immigration Policy, Trump Refugees, Ravi Ragbar
Building Bridges National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash Israel's War Against the Palestinians and It's Exportation of Weapons of Global Pacification with Jeff Halper, is the head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He is the author of War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification We the people must break the old taboo on US-Israeli relations and Washington's permanent acquiescence in Israel's illegal...
Topics: Jeff Halper Israel and Palestine, Jeff Halper weapons, Jeff Halper policing
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Labor is Raising the Roof in Nashville with Chris Brooks, Staff Writer and Organizer with Labor Notes magazine and Odessa Kelly, Nashville Organized for Action and Hope and Co-Chair of Stand Up Nashville and Anne...
Topics: Nashville unions, Standup Nashville, Chris Brooks Labor Notes, Wayfair workers strike for immigrants
Trump’s Mexico tariffs were always about white nationalism, and pose an incendiary threat to an imaginary border crisis, but they may also be about gaining leverage against Mexico and the Democrats seeking modifications in the upcoming USMCA  trade agreement with Laura Carlsen, head of the Center for International Policy’s Americas Project in Mexico City and Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington, D.C.  and President of Just Foreign...
Topics: Trump Mexico Tariffs, Trump Central America, Refugees, Mexico Central america Refugees, Lopez...
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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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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** The Making of a Democractic Economy Part 2 with Ted Howard, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and Marjorie Kelly, author of "The Divine Right of Capital", and "Owning our Future" have teamed up to...
Topics: Democracy Collaborative, worker cooperatives, Making of a Democratic Economy, Ted Howard, Marjorie...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Putting the Movement Back into the Union Movement with Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants who denounced Trump’s government shutdown for endangering airline security and forcing workers to labor...
Topics: Sara Nelson Association of Flight Attendants, Judy Sheridan Gonzalez NYS Nurses Association, Bianca...
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Our Time Is Now! Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre! with members of El Frente Independentista Boricua, former political prisoners Oscar Lpez Rivera, and Alicia & Lucy Rodriquez In accordance with the Puerto Rico crisis, El Frente and affiliated organizations called for the dismantling of the corrupt government in Puerto Rico and the start of the decolonization process in the island. Chanting, our time is NOW! QUE VIVA PUERTO RICO LIBRE! Hundreds marched to the United Nations to ask the United...
Topics: puerto rico independence, puerto rico United Nations, Oscar Lopez Rivera, puerto rico libre
RIP Medical Debt! As medical costs rise to unspeakable levels, so does un-payable medical debt, but we can stop the hemorrhaging and save the patient.  with Co-Founder and Director/Education and Outreach RIP Medical Debt Jerry Aston  and comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host John Oliver  Medical debt has destroyed the financial stability of large segments of Americas most vulnerable communities: the sick, the elderly, the poor, and veterans. It also...
Topics: Medical debt, Jerry Aston medical debt, RIP Medical Debt, healthcare, Medicare for all
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ******************************************   Saudi Arabia and Jared Kushner: Armaments and Conflict in the Middle East  with Mohamad Bazzi, journalism professor at New York University, a former Middle East bureau chief at Newsday and a former Council on Foreign Relations...
Topics: U.S. and Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, Mohamad Bazzi Yemen and Iran
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The New York Youth Strike for Climate Justice   Four million protesters around the globe, led by youth, declared the time has come for action on climate change. Two hundred and fifty thousand marched and rallied in New York and we’re Building Bridges to those exuberant youth activists who led the way, and we all—young and old and everywhere in between—followed. We’re building bridges and fighting alongside the student leaders of the US Youth Climate Strike, the organizers of the...
Topics: global warming, climate change, Greta Thunberg, climate strike
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Reminiscent of Apartheid South Africa Trump and Netanyahu Form Unholy Alliance to Silence Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaibs Support of the Nonviolent Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement in Support of Palestinian People! with Ali Albunimah, Co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine In a moving press conference, Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar stood defiantly against the Israeli governments attempts to repress and silence them. They used...
Topics: Representative Rashida Tlaib, Representative Ilhan Omar, Ali Albunimah The Electronic Intifada,...
Update on I mmigrant Workers Terrorized in Mississippi ICE Workplace Raids   with Marely Lopez, daughter of an immigrant worker family victimized by the Mississippi ICE raids who talks about the impact of this assault on herself, her family and her community now and in the future. and Bill Chandler, Executive Director of the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance, and Luis Espinoza, Central Mississippi Community Organizer Media throughout the country reported that while Trump was forcing...
Topics: mississippi workplace raids, Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance, immigration, ICE raids
Building Bridges : Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** “Ona Move” - we welcome home Janet Africa & Janine Africa, after 41 years, and won’t rest until all our political prisoners are free at last! with .  sheros Janet Africa & Janine Africa, finally returned to the...
Topics: Thr MOVE 7, Janet and Janine Africa, Mumia Abu Jamal
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Its a Matter of Life and Death: Thousands of New York Nurses Take to the Street In Threat of Major Strike Over Horrendous Working Conditions Which Seriously Impedes Patient Care with Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN , NYSNA President, Montefiore Medical Center and  Karine Raymond, RN NYSNA .Second Vice President, Montefiore Medical Center The 42,000 strong members of the New York State Nurses Association have been fighting for safe staffing, to keep hospitals open for care, to stop the Wall Street...
Topics: New York State Nurses Association, NYSNA, Safe Staffing Nurses, Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez NYSNA
Building Bridges features Stuart Schrader, author of “Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing”. Prof. Schrader Currently teaches courses in Africana Studies, International Studies and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, where he is Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship . Schrader reveals the global footprint of U.S. policing policies and practice.How U.S. counterinsurgency came home to U.S. police departments,...
Topics: policing, immigration, black lives matter
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:23 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************* Prostrated At the Altar of the Balanced Budget: Sacrificing Social Security, Medicare, and Economic Recovery with James Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Gov't/ Business Relations, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin The Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction Commission established by the president, will deliver an...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:22 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** 2012 â Weâre Overdue for a Public Banking System With Timothy A. Canova Betty Hutton Williams Prof. of International Economic Law Chapman University School of Law The federal governmentâs response to the financial crisis has been a parade of bailout programs injecting public funds into the largest banks and financial institutions, with...
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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
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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 ...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report Mational Edition 27:56 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ******************************************** Neither Rain Nor Snow Stop Black, Latino, Asian American Unionists March for Occupy Wall Street Despite the rain and snow of the seasonâs first big storm hundreds in NYC braved the weather to hail Occupy Wall Street and vowed to help protect the protesters from the increasingly inclement weather as winter approaches and the increasing...
Topics: Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the NAACP,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition- 28:29 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Bloombergâs Snow Job and The NYC Council Inquiry Into The Blizzard Fiasco with NYC Councilmember Jumaane Williams, Chairman, Oversight and Investigations Committee The NYC Council held hearings into how the mayor's administration took nearly a week to clear city streets after a holiday weekend snow storm and weâll go inside the hearings with Jumaane...
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Bold Policies for Economic Justice & Against Ethnic Inequality with Prof. William Darity In the midst of two viruses that are disproportionately shattering Black and Brown communities and wreaking havoc on the working class: Covid-19 and racist policing. were looking for bold policies to achieve economic justice and to think this through with us is William Darity, Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the DuBois Cook Center on...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** US 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 âPuerto Rico: Crisis y...
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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...
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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, National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** Canadian Oil Workers Tell Obama Reject Keystone XL Pipeline: Itâs Bad for the Environment & Bad for Workers with Dave Coles, Pres. Communications, Energy & Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) Canada's largest union in several key sectors, including forestry, energy, media, and telecommunications at a conference âConfronting the Climate Crisis: Can Labor Help Shape an Effective Strategy?â...
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Building Bridges over WBAI radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., March 24, 2014, 7 - 8pm EST *****************************. Taking the Pulse on Immigration Reform for 2014? featuring Oscar Chacon, Ex. Dir., National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities Coalition Will there be immigration policy reform in 2014? The answer, sadly, seems unlikely - at least not the kind of reform that would result in solid, forward-looking public policy. But, having coming to that...
Topics: Newark Schools Crisis, Larry Hamm, People's Organization for Progress, Immigration Reform, Oscar...
Building Bridges, National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** The Central Park Five, Exonerated But Justice Still Denied! with Yusef Salaam, exoneree Sharonne Salaam, parent Roger Wareham, attorney A long-delayed $250 million NYC civil suit finally goes to trial this year â putting the reputations of some of the cityâs most powerful on the line. After 22 years the then teens, Kharey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, are...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Iran â A New Wave of Unionization? With Homayoun Poorzad, Central Council Member, Network of Iranian Labor Unions (NILU) Despite unrelenting state repression, there have been rumblings of renewed labor organizing in Iran. While the most visible activities are those of the Bus union of Tehran, the Sugar âWorkers and teachers unions,...
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Building Bridges National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** Waiting for Justice, The Scottsboro Boys Case Then & The Central Park Five Case Now featuring Prof. Kwando Kinshasa, author The Scottsboro Boys in Their Own Words: Selected Letters, 1931-1950, and Omowale Clay, activist with the December 12th Movement The Scottsboro Boys in Their Own Words - the prison letters of nine African American youth facing the death penalty, and what they teach us and today's...
Topics: Scottsboro Boys in Their Own Words, Central Park Five, Prof. Kwando Kinshasa, Omowale Clay,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Whatâs Happening in South Sudan and the Role of the United States? with Ugandan-native activist Milton Allimadi, publisher of Black Star News and an adjunct professor at John Jay College Prof. Allimadi examines the background of the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, which has created untold suffering, tens of thousands of deaths and over a million displaced...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg **************************** Strike Back ! Using the Militant Tactics of Labor's Past to Reignite Unionism Today featuring Joe Burns In his books Reviving the Strike and Strike Back labor Lawyer Joe Burns argues that if the American labor movement is to rise again, it will not be as a result of electing different politicians, the passage of legislation, or improved methods of union...
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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...
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WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Monday, September 3, 2012, Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash ******************************** The American Dream & Its Reality: Pushing Back Against The Plutocracy! A Building Bridges Labor Day Special No, say it ainât so â can it really be that the Democratic National Convention(DNC) had the chutzpa to convene, of all days, on Labor Day, in a nonunion convention hall, in a right to work state? Well,...
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Building Bridgesâ Virtual Rally & Celebration of the Working Class, this Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 1st, While the economy shows some signs of life, workers arenât fairing well, and those looking for work are finding that their search is harder and is taking too darn long. And, finding a job where you can earn a decent living is proving elusive for more and more people. And thereâs some more bad news, union representation that helps workers to collectively advance their interests against the...
Topics: Danny Glover, American Postal workers union, Stanley Aronowitz, minimum wage new york
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...
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Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash May Day Special, Sunday May 1 part 2 ***************************** Few government policies can have so profound an impact on a nation as immigration. Large numbers of immigrants and their descendants have a significant impact on the cultural, political, and economic situation in their new country. Over the last three decades, socio-economic conditions, and the scourge of war and terror campaigns against the population...
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