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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report

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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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Nov 22, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority Threatens Massive Job & Service Cuts The Metropolitan Transpiration Authoritys Dooms Day Budget threatens to cut more than 9000 jobs and 40% of the train and bus services for riders. Joining us to talk about the MTAs pandemic panic is John Samuelsen International President of the 150,000 worker strong Transport Workers Union The MTA says get back, Samuelsens union will Fight Back!
Topics: Transport Workers Union, John Samuelsen, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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Nov 15, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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“Georgia On My Mind” and Changing the Landscape for Black Power! with  Cliff Albright, Cofounder/Ex. Dir. Black Voters Matter Fund, writer, and radio talk show host Cliff Albright is a cofounder of Black Voters Matter Fund (and BVM Capacity Building Institute) which builds community and organizational capacity related to Black voting power.  Cliff and the BVM team have been traveling throughout seven southern states in “The Blackest Bus in America” energizing voters and exposing voter...
Topics: black lives matter, black voters matter fund, Cliff Albright, Georgia Senate Elections
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Nov 6, 2020 produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Post Election Takeaway: The Way Forward for Immigrant Rights with Oscar A. Chacon is a co-founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, a Chicago-based national network of  Latin American immigrant led and immigrant serving organizations in the US. Oscar is an immigrant from El Salvador. Oscar is a frequent spokesperson, domestically and internationally, on economic, social, political and cultural issues affecting Latin American immigrant communities, including the nexus between human...
Topics: Oscar Chacon, immigration
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Oct 29, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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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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Oct 10, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges features part 2 of a 2 part program featuring 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...
Topics: black lives matter, policing, immigration
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Immigrant Workers Say They are Essential, Donald Trump Is Not in the Fight for Their Lives with Nadia Molina, Co-Ex. Director of the National Day Laborers Organizing network (NDLON) Molina talks about improving the lives of day laborers, migrants and low-wage workers and building leadership and power among those facing injustice so they can challenge inequality and expand labor, civil and political rights for all. NDLON aspires to live in a world of diverse communities where day laborers live...
Topics: immigration, undocumented workers, day laborers
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Oct 1, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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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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Sep 18, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Flight Attendants Nationwide Fight for Their Jobs with Pres. Sara Nelson   Pres. of the Association of Flight Attendants, Sara Nelson says to workers, “In our hands is placed a power greater than their hoarded gold, greater than the might of armies magnified a thousand fold.” featuring   Sara Nelson, Pres. of the fifty thousand members, at twenty airlines, Association of Flight Attendants   The Association of Flight Attendants is fighting to protect 100,000 jobs in airports nationwide...
Topics: flight attendants Covid, Sara Nelson, labor unions
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Sep 15, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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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...
Topics: black lives matter, William Darity, reparations
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Sep 15, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal featuring Robert Pollin, Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His books include Greening the Global Economy, Back to Full Employment (2012), and A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States.   Robert Pollin, the renowned progressive economist maps out the catastrophic consequences of...
Topics: green new deal, climate crisis and jobs, Robert Pollin
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Sep 7, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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   Trump's Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is Missing in Action While Workers Plead Their Jobs are Killing Them with Marcy Goldstein-Gelb co-executive director of the National Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, a national leader in the fight for safe, healthy working conditions and to ensure that all workers can earn their living with dignity and respect and return home alive and well at the end of their shift, and now when faced with the deadly Covid-19...
Topics: Labor Day, black lives matter
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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Aug 15, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Part 2 of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century with Author William A. Darity, Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He has served as chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and was the founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke and says when slavery ended, the...
Topics: reparations, black lives matter
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Aug 10, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century with author William A. Darity, Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He has served as chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and was the founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke and says when slavery ended, the...
Topics: African-American reparations, black lives matter, Prof. William Darity
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Aug 3, 2020 Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg
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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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Aug 1, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Judge Puts Halt to Trumps Racist Wealth Test, the Public Charge Immigration Rule Amid Covid-19 Pandemic with Brittany Tomas, attorney, Center for Constitution Rights Federal Judge George Daniels issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump Administrations public charge rules after attorneys successfully argued that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the public charge rules lethal to immigrant communities by chilling the use of healthcare and other benefits.  An injunction...
Topics: Trump immigration, public charge rules, immigration corona virus
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Jul 15, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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What progressives will be doing to try and capture the soul of the Democratic Party Michael Lighty, preeminent spokesperson and expert on Medicare for All, fellow at the Bernie Sanders Institute and delegate at the DNC talks about the virtual floor fights we can anticipate from progressive activists who want the Democratic Party to set a more aggressive policy course for the 99%.
Topics: Democratic National Convention, Medicare for All
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
  3 Million Strong The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union and professional interest group in the United States and says “No One Should Listen to Trump, DeVos on Reopening Schools”! with Mary Kusler, Senior Director for Advocacy of the NEA   Trump let loose with a another of his flurry of hysterical tweets condemning CDC guidance on reopening schools and threatened to withhold funding to schools that don’t reopen for fall, creating more panic for stressed...
Topics: Trump Reopening Schools, National Education Association Trump
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Jun 19, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Still Not Free.’ A Descendant of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on President Trump’s Decision to Hold a Rally on Juneteenth Weekend in Tulsa  Tiffany T. Crutcher, a native of Tulsa, Okla., is the twin sister of Terence Crutcher, who was shot by a police officer in 2016. The death of her brother compelled Tiffany to speak out against police brutality, particularly the killing of unarmed black men, and she is the founder of the Terence Crutcher Foundation. The foundation’s primary focus is...
Topics: black lives matter, Tulsa, Tiffany Crutcher
From Minneapolis to Stonewall: “It is no exaggeration to describe it as an epidemic of racist violence” Demonstrators representing New York’s Black and Brown, Transgender community protested racial injustice after the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.  A crowd shouting “Black Trans Lives Matter" marched and blocked traffic on the major traffic artery of Greenwich Village and then rallied in front of the...
Topics: LGBTQ, black lives matter, George Floyd
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May 25, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Corona Virus Unmasks Capitalism with Dr. Gerald Horne, activist, Prof. of History and African-American studies at the University of Houston and one of the most prolific radical historians writing today From official disregard and denial to mismanaged responses, each day the COVID-19 crisis brings into ever sharpening clarity the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of the ruling class and our system of plantation capitalism. Claims of American exceptionalism and greatness are revealed to be a...
Topics: corona virus capitalism, corona virus racism, Gerald Horne
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May 15, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Deportation Contagions: How the Age of COVID-19, Anything Other than Ending Deportations is Disastrous. with Jorge Cullar professor of Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies at Dartmouth College reporting from San Salvador Deportations, have been shown to put people in situations of danger and existential risk. Deportees leaving U.S. detention for their home countries face significant challenges as they return to the contexts that prompted their outmigration"of course, after their...
Topics: U.S. deportations, COVID-19 U.S, immigrants, Central America immigration
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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
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Apr 30, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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New York nurses’ union sues over state health department, hospitals over equipment shortages – it’s a matter of life and death for health care providers and patients with Judy Sheridan Gonzalez, pres. New York State Nurses Association The New York State Nurses Association filed three lawsuits on Monday over a lack of personal protective equipment and what it considers dangerous guidance issued by the state department of health during the coronavirus pandemic — the first legal action of...
Topics: coronavirus nurses, NYS Nurses Association
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Apr 27, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Postal workers union leader warns USPS could be dead in three months and “Trump efforts to privatize it are an attack on a legal right of the people.” with Jonathan Smith, the President of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, and a special message from actor/activist Danny Glover   We cannot allow Trump to use this horrific pandemic as an opportunity to bankrupt and privatize the Postal Service. Now, more than ever, we need a strong and vibrant postal system to deliver mail 6-days a week....
Topics: post office privatization, post office Trump, Post Office Unions
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Apr 25, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Putting People Before Profits:  How Cuba Is Responding To The World Health Emergency With International Solidarity with Dr. John Kirk   —    professor at   Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia,   author of “ Healthcare Without Borders”   and the world’s leading authority   on Cuban Medical Internationalism, recently featured on PBS Nova’s broadcast   “Cuba’s Cancer Hope   Cuba is putting human needs ahead of profits in the fight against COVID-19....
Topics: coronavirus Cuba, Cuban doctors
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Apr 20, 2020 Ken and and Mimi Rosenberg
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How the Poultry Industrys Delayed COVID-19 Response Is Killing Americas Essential Workers  with Edgar Fields, former professional football defensive tackle who played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions and now having committed his life to worker organizing in the deep south is Southeast Council President of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which represents 100,000 members throughout the United States.  Elose Willis served as Secretary of Local 938,...
Topics: covid-19, coronavirus, coronavirus poutry workers
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Apr 13, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Dj Vu All Over Again: Warning! Warning! COVID-19 Presents Enhanced Danger for Nations African American Communities with Dr. Donald Moore, a full-time general medicine practitioner, distinguishing for his service to his community and to his profession and who teaches medical students from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and nurse practitioner students from New York University and Hunter College Nursing Schools. He is a board member of the New York Metro chapter of Physicians for a...
Topics: coronavirus African-Americans, Black Lives Matter
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Apr 6, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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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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Apr 2, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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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
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Mar 12, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Global Days of Action, Arming Ourselves to Disarm Military Spending with Lindsay Koshgarian, Program Director of the National Priorities Project, at the Institute for Policy Studies, where she works on analysis of the federal...
Topics: Military spending, sexual harassment, Harvey Weinstein
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Mar 5, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Free After 42 Years For A Crime The State Knows Delbert Africa Didn’t Commit! with Delbert Africa, political prisoner, 42 years, member of the Move 9 and Dan Thomson,  works at the People’s Law Office as a civil rights and...
Topics: Move 9. Delbert Africa, Mumia Abu-Jamal
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Jan 27, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Claims that the ‘NAFTA 2’ agreement is better is a macabre joke! with Peter Dolack, organizer against NAFTA and so-called “free trade” agreements with Trade Justice New York Metro,  a coalition that helped organize the struggle that defeated the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  He regularly writes about the ongoing economic crisis, and the environmental and political issues connected to it, on the Systemic Disorderblog , and his writings have appeared CounterPunch, Z Magazine, The...
Topics: NAFTA 2, US Mexico Canada Agreement, Peter Dolack
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Jan 27, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Claims that the ‘NAFTA 2’ agreement is better is a macabre joke! with Peter Dolack, organizer against NAFTA and so-called “free trade” agreements with Trade Justice New York Metro,  a coalition that helped organize the...
Topics: NAFTA 2, U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, Peter Dolack
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Jan 27, 2020 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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President Trump's Peace Plan Is the Latest in a Century of Outrageous Deals for the Palestinians with Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University and author of The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine.   Dr. Khalidi talks about how once again, a tawdry deal has been done over the heads of the Palestinians, in their absence, and ignoring their rights – indeed their very existence as a people. As with the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and UN Security...
Topics: Rashid Khalidi, Deal of the Century, Trump Israel, Trump Palestine
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Jan 13, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Which Of The 2020 Candidates Is A Friend Of The Workers? with Shaun Richman, Program Dir. of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies at SUNY Empire State College. .  Wage growth is weak for a tight labor market—and the pace of wage growth is uneven across race and gender.  .  Wage growth is being held back by political decisions and the Trump administration is on the wrong side of key debates. .  Working people have been thwarted in their efforts to bargain for better wages by...
Topics: Presidential Candidates, labor issues, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg
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Dec 15, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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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
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Dec 13, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** How Propaganda Manufactures Consent  - A Forum Presented by the Big Apple Coffee Party with Max Blumenthal, award-winning author and journalist and founder of the independent news website, The Greyzone and Margaret Kimberley,...
Topics: propaganda, Max Blumenthal, Aaron Mate. Margaret Kimberley
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Nov 11, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ******************************************  "What's Going On"  Marvin Gaye!   On Building Bridges first broadcast day back we took to the streets again and bring you more of the live sounds of people in motion, this time as we covered the Veteran’s Day...
Topics: Veterans Day NYC, Veterans Day NYC Trump, Veterams
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Nov 1, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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It’s A Matter of Life & Death: Environmental Racism & Its Assault On The American Mind with Harriet A. Washington, has been a research fellow in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law.  She has held fellowships at the Harvard T.H.  Chan School of Public Health and Stanford University.  She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Infectious...
Topics: environmental racism, Harriet Washington
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Oct 7, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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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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Oct 1, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                       ******************************************   The Making of a Democratic Economy  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 co-author The Making of a...
Topics: Democracy Collaborative, worker cooperatives, cooperatives, workplace democracy
It’s A Matter of Life & Death: Environmental Racism & Its Assault On The American Mind with Harriet A. Washington, has been a research fellow in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law.  She has held fellowships at the Harvard T.H.  Chan School of Public Health and Stanford University.  She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Infectious...
Topics: Harriet Washington, environmental racism
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Sep 30, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Striking Auto Workers Need and Deserve to Win Big! with JR Baker, President of Power Train Engine UAW Local 774 in Tonawanda, NY and Mike Elk, Senior Labor Reporter and founder of Payday Report and Nelson Lichtenstein, director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California Anyone who understands the need for the United States to reduce its stratospheric levels of economic inequality and to give its workers a boost into the middle class has to be...
Topics: GM strike, UAW GM strike, auto workers strike GM
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Sep 23, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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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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Sep 16, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken nash
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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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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
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Sep 2, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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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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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** All about ‘Medicare for All’ and Can it Provide Universal Access to Health Care! with Donald E. Moore, MD, is a primary care physician and is on the Board of Directors of the NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National...
Topics: Medicare for All, Senator Bernie Sanders, Physicians for a National Health Plan, New York State...
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Aug 22, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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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,...
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Aug 15, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Immigrant Workers Terrorized in Mississippi Raids By Trump’s ICE While He Grandstands in El Paso After “Triggering” White Nationalist Massacre! with Bill Chandler, Executive Director, Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance...
Topics: mississippi ICE raids, Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance, ICE workplace raids Mississippi
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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move free for joe
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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
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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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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...
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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
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Reverend Barber on the Poor People's Campaign and social change
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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...
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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...
Will we allow Sudan's military and their allies, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to crush the peoples movement for democracy?  with Milton Allimadi, Prof. of African History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and founder of The Black Star News  In scenes redolent of the Arab world's 2011 pro-democracy uprisings, an emboldened grass-roots protest movement had taken root in the heart of Sudan, its center, Khartoum, when the dreaded Janjaweed militia opened fire on the unarmed,...
Topics: Milton Allimdi Sudan, Black Star News, Sudan protests, Sudan military, Omar Hassan al-Bashir Sudan,...
Building Bridges National Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash Grand Theft Pentagon: How It Steals from Our Nations Resources to Feed its Monster Wars! Bill Hartung, Director of the Arms & Security Project at the Center for International Policy, Jan R. Weinberg, Show Up! America, & Divest From The War Machine Coalition/CodePink and Christine Lewis, Domestic Workers United discuss how the war economy drains our resources , and ways we can get active to turn it around, such as...
Topics: Bill Hartung, CodePink, military-industrial complex, Move the Money, War and Peace, military budget
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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,...
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Building Bridges Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg This is the right time to talk about why we need a new economic system and how to get there. This is the time to talk about and build socialism here and around the world .   To meld practice and theory on this question are Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary, of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (“SAFTU”), founded in 2017, and which is the second largest of the country’s main trade union confederations , with at least 21...
Topics: Zwelinzima Vavi, South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), Gar Alperovitz, Democracy...
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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 Labor Movement with Nelson Lichtenstein is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy. He is a...
Topics: Samantha Winslow, Nelson Lichtenstein, Labor Notes, labor movement, Samantha Winslow, Labor Notes,...
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Building Bridges National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash U.S. Hands Off Venezuela!: Special Report from Venezuela on May Day   with William Camacaro, of the NYC Bolivarian Circle reporting from the barrios of Venezuela, where he has brought a delegation of U.S. people to observe the situation on the ground and deliver to the Venezuelan people the message that ‘we the people’ oppose the U.S. Government’s empire aggression and intervention. While Venezuela’s economic...
Topics: Juan Guaido Venezuela, Venezuela coup, Venezueala may day, Venezuela U.S. imperialism, Nicolás...
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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
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 services provider in Texas.   and Maria Yolisma Garcia, President, North Texas Dream Team More than 280, predominantly women, immigrant workers were detained after a workplace raid on an electronics repair company in Texas.  The raid was the largest since Trump took...
Topics: Jeff Halper Israeli elections, ICE workplace raid Texas
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
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., April 1, 2019, 7 - 8 pm EST             **************************** "Let Them Eat Cake" Says Social Services Giant, CAMBA’s $484,000 A Year CEO, Joanne Oplustil, To Workers Who Have To Go On Food Stamps To Take Parental Leave! with striking Camba Legal Service (“CLS”) Workers   Forced to the picket-line and chanting “no contract, no peace, overworked and over stressed - working at...
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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...
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It’s 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 NYSNA members   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 attack on their patients, and win healthcare for...
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Spectrum Cable Strikers At Two Year Mark Keep On Keeping On & Are Even Looking Into Forming A Workers' Cooperative To Take Over The Cable Franchise with Troy Walcott, Local 3 IBEW Shop Steward and striking  Spectrum Technician and Ray Reyes, striking Spectrum  technician   Some 1,800 workers represented by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, (“IBEW”),  Local 3 struck Charter Spectrum Communications (“Spectrum”) , the company which bought out Time Warner Cable in May...
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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