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As Developers Blackball Unions, #CountMeIn Breeds Solidarity by Steven Wishnia

10/10/2018
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#CountMeIn is a campaign and a movement that began last fall, as workers began holding weekly rallies outside Hudson Yards to protest developer The Related Companies’ use of nonunion labor on the behemoth West Side project. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2xVlR2v To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR

Duration:00:09:28

Rinse & Repeat: Laundry Workers Fight Dirty Labor Practices by Alex Nicoll

10/10/2018
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Alex Nicoll reports on recent rallies of the Laundry Workers Center in East Harlem. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2ycHJHy To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR

Duration:00:10:14

Sex, Drugs and Radical Politics by Steven Wishnia

10/10/2018
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Steven Wishnia reviews the books Double Life in Double Time by Alan Shultz and The Hard Stuff by Wayne Kramer. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website Indypendent.org To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR Music by MDC

Duration:00:09:13

Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes by Gena Hymowech

10/10/2018
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Gena reviews the exhibit 'Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes' at the Steven Kasher Gallery until November 3rd 2018. You can find his article in the October issue of The Indypendent or on our website Indypendent.org To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR Music by Bensound.com Photo: 1966 © Fred W. McDarrah, Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

Duration:00:05:40

Indigenous Peoples' Day (aired on WBAI 99.5 FM)

10/10/2018
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In this week's show we go live to the American Museum of Natural History where orgranizers from Decolonize This place and other organizations are holding the third annual Anti-Columbus rally. We talk to Meron Tebeje, the communications chair of Black Youth Project (BYP) 100 NYC, about how the action is going. Finally we end with authour Charlse Mann who tells us more about Christopher Columbus and why we celebrate this conflictive federal holiday. This show airs live on WBAI (99.5 fm) on...

Duration:00:14:16

We talk to Susan Schanll, President of Veterns for Peace (aired on WBAI 99.5 FM)

10/9/2018
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Sunday, October 7th marked 17 years since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, a move that has triggered years of combat, massive troop deployments and thousands of deaths in the Afghan War. Here in New York, protesters gathered at the Times Square military recruiting station to demand an end to this war. We talk to Susan Schnall who was among the protesters. She is the President of Veterans for Peace and a former navy nurse who was court martialed for anti-Vietnam War actions.

Duration:00:11:01

Indigenous Peoples' Day & The Longest War in US History (aired on WBAI 99.5)

10/9/2018
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We talk to Susan Schnall, President of Veterans for Peace and a former navy nurse, about the war in Afganistan and the role the US has played in previous wars. In the second half of the show we go live to the American Museum of Natural History where orgranizers from Decolonize This place and other organizations are holding the third annual Anti-Columbus rally. We talk to Meron Tebeje, the communications chair of Black Youth Project (BYP) 100 NYC, about how the action is going. Finally we...

Duration:00:29:51

No Justice, No Seat: March Against Kavanaugh

10/2/2018
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On Monday afternoon hundreds rallies from Flatiron building to the Yale School in protest to Brett Kavanugh's nomination. This segment that is part of the weekly WBAI (99.5)show Indy Radio News, that broadcasts every Monday at 6 PM ET

Duration:00:06:26

Killing BlackRock’s Fossil Fuel Investments With Kindness

10/2/2018
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Employees for BlackRock — the $6.3 trillion, multinational investment management firm — were given a treat on Wednesday afternoon as they left the company’s midtown office over the lunch hour. Few, however, stopped to read the packaging on the KIND bars the band of smiling environmentalists handed them. Perhaps they were saving them for later. Had they taken a closer look, they would probably notice something was a bit off on the granola bar’s familiar wrapping. To read our full coverage...

Duration:00:08:56

Black women march demanding the full renewal of VAWA

10/2/2018
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As Republicans attempt to push through Kavanaugh the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expired last Sunday, spurring the #MarchForBlackWomen. The Senate has passed an extension until 12/6 but critics are demanding its full reauthorization. To read our full coverage on the march go to https://bit.ly/2y3oeAt This segment that is part of the weekly WBAI (99.5)show Indy Radio News, that broadcasts every Monday at 6 PM ET

Duration:00:11:12

We cover the March for Black Women, DSA's rally against Kavanaugh & BlackRock's big problem

10/1/2018
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We talk to Farah Tanis, co-founder of Black Women's Blueprint organization, about the March for Black Women that took place near NY City Hall on Sunday, September 30th demanding the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In the second half of our show we have guest Casey Harrell on from Australian-based Sunrise Project, who tells us about the environmental threats from BlackRock and our reporter Lydia McMullen-Laird reports directly from Monday’s rally, No Justice, No Seat:...

Duration:00:31:29

Indy Radio News: Linda Martín Alcoff talks to us about the MeToo movement (aired on WBAI 99.5)

9/26/2018
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In the second segment of this week's Indy Radio News, we talked with Linda Martín Alcoff about the #MeToo movement and the troubled Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Alcoff is a professor of philosophy at the City University of New York and the author of numerous books including Rape and Resistance and the Future of Whiteness. To read Linda Alcoff's article published in The Indypendent go to https://bit.ly/2zlxoKo

Duration:00:14:06

Indy Radio News: Melissa Mark-Viverito explains Puerto Rico (aired on WBAI 99.5)

9/26/2018
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One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, many of the island's inhabitants are still suffering from storm's aftermath. In our first segment of this week's edition of Indy Radio News, we spoke with former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito about the situation in Puerto Rico and what needs to be done. To read more coverage on Puerto Ric in The Indypendent, go to https://bit.ly/2ziQ3Uw

Duration:00:30:00

We talk about Puerto Rico's future & look at the impact of #MeToo on Kavanaugh's nomination

9/25/2018
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We talk to former City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito and professor of philosophy at CUNY univeristy, Linda Alcoff in the second Indy Radio News show.

Duration:00:30:00

For The Birds by Nancy Hoch

9/21/2018
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An uptown art project highlights the perils of climate change. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2DtM4Lw To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR Music by Xavier Rudd

Duration:00:27:38

Trump Help Hotline by Reverend Billy

9/18/2018
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Welcome to this month's Trump Help Hotline You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2QHtRwB To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR Music by Bensound.com

Duration:00:05:13

Taking Stock of Last Thursday's NY Democratic Primary Results - Episode 1 (aired on WBAI 99.5)

9/18/2018
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Indy Radio News airs on Mondays from 6-6:·30 PM EST on WBAI 99.5 In this week's episode, Charles Lenchner, co-founder of People For Bernie and Nelini Stamp, national organizing director of Working Families Party share their thoughts on the results on Tuesday's results of the NY Democratic Primary elections. For more information go to Indypendent.org

Duration:00:30:00

Rebels in Corsets by Isobel Van Hagen

9/15/2018
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We review the exhibit Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism in the Museum of the City of New York. Running thru Jan. 6 You can find his article in the August issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2LxgdZ8 To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR Music by Bensound.com

Duration:00:07:14

Laboring in Vain by Lauren Kaori Gurley

9/14/2018
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We review David Graeber's book 'Bullshit Jobs' and Andrea Komlosy's 'Work: The Last 1,000 Years'. You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2Q5H56l To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR Music by Bensound.com

Duration:00:06:57

Blocking Out the Sun by Lydia McMullan-Laird

9/14/2018
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Governor Andrew Cuomo's end of ‘net-metering’ casts a shadow over the future of New York solar power You can find his article in the September issue of The Indypendent or on our website https://bit.ly/2N01FXD To support this podcast and our publication, it´s as easy as visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly subscriber. bit.ly/2xsDpR Music by Bensound.com

Duration:00:07:22