Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

Produced and Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash over WBAI,99.5FM in the NYC Metro Area


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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, social, political and economic rights. Each program consists of feature stories, generally interviews, within a historical context, often accompanied by sound from demonstrations, rallies or conferences, and complemented and enhanced by poetry and instrumental or vocal -- people's culture.

Over the years Building Bridges has produced a weekly one hour program, Mondays from 7-8 PM EST, covering local, national and international labor and community issues over radio WBAI-Pacifica 99.5 FM in New York. We also produce half hour version, Building Bridges National, which is distribtued to over 40 broadcast and internet radio stations.

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Iran – A New Wave of Unionization? - 27 minutes  

Iran – A New Wave of Unionization?
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 ‘Workers and
teachers unions, there is a good deal of spontaneous worker
protests that do not lead to any permanent organization. The current
recession is ratcheting up labor protests and the plan of the
Ahmadinejad government in March to do away with all subsidies
enjoyed by the population will increase prices to consumers and
produce huge layoffs which may be lead to a period of mass labor

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