Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

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


WORKERS OF THE WORLD TUNE IN! Introducing "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, 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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In Struggle Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash

Egyptian Workers Breaking Free - 27:59  

Inspiration From Egypt: A May Day Message
Hossam el-Hamalawy,
Historian, Activist Reporter,Blogger, from Cairo

The events in Egypt, were a catalyst throughout the Middle East
for the yearnings for democracy and working class empowerment.
And, as well the aspirations & activism of the Egyptians has given
inspiration to us here, in the face of a full court press against the
working class. The current renaissance of unionism in Egypt should
likewise give us inspiration. Hossam el-Hamalawy provides an
insightful report on the May Day celebrations in Cairo detailing

the continuing conflict between the newly formed independent
unions and the state unions which were still being supported by
the military on May Day celebrations. He provides a fascinating
history of unions in Egypt culminating in their present emergence
of a free trade union movement independent of the state with
demands for dissolution of the state unions, higher wages and renationization of substantial parts of previously privatized

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