United Front Against Austerity – Public Assembly

– New York 10/27/2012
United Front Against Austerity, Public Assembly
Saturday, 12:00pm
Walker Auditorium / INN World Report
56 Walker St
New York, NY 10013
(one and one half blocks south of Canal Street, between Church & Broadway)

Purpose: To organize an effective opposition to the impending austerity offensive; agitate to shift the burden of the economic depression onto Wall Street oligarchs; and to build momentum toward a genuine political revolution of, by and for the people.

Participants will hear proposals from distinguished speakers, engage in floor debate, and vote on vital strategic matters. The UFAA intends to build on Wisconsin and Occupy – with decisions, demands and action.

Speakers:

Cindy Sheehan – Antiwar Activist
Webster G. Tarpley – Author, historian and economist
Dr. W. Randy Short – SCLC, University of Virginia
Don DeBar – Founder, Community Progressive Radio
Anthony Monteiro – African-American Studies, Temple University
Dr. Jay Arena – Professor of Sociology, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Eric Lerner – Popular science writer and Occupy Wall Street activist
Rev. Edward Pinkney – Benton Harbor, Michigan activist (via Skype)
Murrell Brooks – Political Science, Virginia Wesleyan College
Eric Draitser – Independent journalist, StopImperialism.com
Bruce Marshall, moderator – former Congressional candidate, Green Party of Vermont

We will also hear from the following speakers through pre-recorded messages:

Amelia Boynton Robinson – Civil rights leader
Yanis Varoufakis – Political economist, Greek SYRIZA coalition
Glen Ford – Radio host, Black Agenda Report
Stephen Lendman – Research Associate, Center for Research on Globalization
David Swanson – Activist, blogger and author

Press Contact:
Elena Cromeyer, ecromeyer@gmail.com or Eric Draitser, ericdraitser@gmail.com

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Winning Again with Building Bridges

– 10/08/2012 (WBAI)

We are proud to announce that Building Bridges has won yet another outstanding Media Competition award for excellence from the International Labor Communication Association (ILCA) for our program, “The 99% Occupies Wall Street and the Brooklyn Bridge” covering the Nov.17 2011 upsurge celebrating the two month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. The 99% delivered a powerful message that the domination of society by a tiny elite of super-wealthy individuals and corporations who caused the economic crisis and lobby against an effective policies to end it, harnessing government to do their bidding is unacceptable. The day started with massive civil disobedience in Wall Streets and the protests were capped off by a rally and march over the Brooklyn Bridge by tens of thousands determined to take back and redistribute the wealth of this country to those who created it – the 99%. The program can be accessed at our web site http://buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-99-occupies-wall-street-and.html

This past spring the Building Bridges’ production “Out of the Flames, From the Ashes:The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire & Its Legacy” won the Matt Doherty/Gwen Wells Excellence in broadcast Media and Communications award, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the N.Y. Metro Labor Communications Council (“METRO”). “Out of the Flames” can be accessed on our web site
http://www.buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com/search/label/Triangle%20Fire

This is the second time we’ve been honored by METRO, with this award, which we also won for our program “Domestic Workers Uniting – Your Home, My Work” which is available at
http://buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com/2009/06/building-bridges-radio-domestic-workers.html .

Thank You!!
Building Bridges wishes to thank both the International Labor Communications Association and METRO for their recognition of our programming over the years and our numerous listeners and affiliated stations for your support.

Building Bridges Spreads Nationally & Internationally
You can win by listening every Monday to our broadcasts, streamed and archived over WBAI from 7 – 8 pm EST, or accessing our half-hour National Edition from our website. It is regularly broadcast by a growing list of more than 40 broadcast and internet radio stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The current economic crisis accents the relevance of the message of class struggle that Building Bridges has promoted for many years.

You Can Help Grow Building Bridges
Help Building Bridges to reach a wider audience by emailing this announcement to a family member, a friend, a co-worker, an activist who can join our mailing list by emailing knash@igc.org . Your can also contact your local community radio station to carry the National Edition of Building Bridges in their programming lineup.

Listen on your Smartphone
WBAI live streams are available on the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android & other smartphones. For more information, go to http://stream.wbai.org

Listen When You Want
Building Bridges and most WBAI Programs are now being archived for 90 Days. These links will be live ca. 15 minutes after the program ends. To listen, or download archived shows go to
http://archive.wbai.org/show1.php?showid=bbridges

Visit our web site – http://www.buildingbridgesradio.org

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WBAI’S Esther Armah Receives Award

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Congratulations to Wake Up Call producer Esther Armah, who will be collecting the DANIEL PEARL MULTI-MEDIA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM at the 10th Annual Poconos Film Festival.

The award honors her journalism, playwright, Emotional Justice work in multi-media, multi-platform spaces.

Daniel Pearl was an American journalist who worked for The Wall Street Journal as South Asia Bureau Chief and was killed while on assignment in Pakistan, the award honors excellence & creativity in multi-media journalism.

Listen to Esther Monday through Thursday from 6am-8am.

It’s Time to Stop Poisoning Ourselves. Call For a Ban On Triclosan!

– 09/26/2012 (foodandwaterwatch.org)
There is a dangerous substance still being widely used in the U.S. despite evidence that it is a real and imminent threat to public and environmental health. Most products labeled as “antibacterial,” “antimicrobial,” “Microban” or “Biofresh” contain this dangerous chemical called triclosan.

Triclosan is a pesticide that has been popping up in products we use everyday like soap, toothpaste, deodorant and even baby changing stations. It is so dangerous that it was banned in Japan and Canada, and classified as an irritant — dangerous for the environment and very toxic to aquatic organisms — by the EU. It persists in the environment and is recognized, like BPA, as an endocrine disruptor — a substance that interferes with the body’s hormones.

A list of common products that contain triclosan can be seen here.