Monthly Archives: April 2016
On Monday, Ap. 25, the Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM will speak with organizers of the upcoming May Day Festival on Sunday, May 1 to hear about the purpose of the event and some details of what will be taking place. This information will be presented from 4:15-4:30pm.
Dawn O’Neal and Annette Taylor, active members of Rise Up, the grassroots community group that has been in the forefront of organizing against the police murder of Anthony Hill and empowering low-wage workers, will talk about why they mobilized people to protest the white supremacist rally at Stone Mountain this past week-end. During the 4:30-5pm segment, they will also critique the coverage of the event by corporate media that dwelt on so-called “violence” by anti-racist protesters while dismissing the crimes of the KKK and the threatening presence of hundreds of fully-equipped riot and SWAT forces.
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Close to 40,000 Verizon workers are on strike, fighting to stop the telecommunication giant from gutting their contract and outsourcing their jobs. Deborah Casey and Leaburn Kennedy, members of CWA Local 2204 in southwestern Virginia will call into The Labor Forum at 4:30 to talk about why they are determined to win this battle. Local CWA #3204 member and AT&T worker, Eric Richardson will join the discussion from the studios of WRFG.
Earlier in the program, listeners will learn about an April 21 program connecting the the impact of state violence and displacement of Palestinians by the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 to the crisis of police murder and gentrification of communities of color in the US. Yolande Tomlinson of the Organization for Human Rights and Democracy will provide the details from 4:15-4:30pm.
The Labor Forum, WRFG 89.3FM airs weekly on Mondays from 4-5pm, bringing the audience labor headlines, history, news and analysis of events impacting the lives of workers,their families and communities.Building solidarity among all those exploited and oppressed by the system that puts profit over people underlies the purpose of the program
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The April 11th Labor Forum program on WRFG 89.3FM will focus on the Fight for $15 and a Union with a call-in by Felicia Arrigua, an organizer with Duke Students and Workers in Solidarity(DSWS) and local activists who are home care and fast food workers.
Nine members of DSWS occupied the university President’s office for a week to demand higher wages and respect for campus workers and an end to racist and discriminatory practices.We will talk with Felicia about the significance of their action and what is next for the group.
April 14 is the next major national strike day for the Fight for $15 and a Union. Low-wage workers from restaurant, retail, home care, hotel, airport, day care and other service fields have won higher pay and other concessions from a number of corporate giants as a result of their bold and determined struggle.
Yet the battle for living wages, decent working conditions and the right to a union is far from over.
ATL Raise Up has led the battle in this city and is mobilizing for this Thursday’s action.
Tune in to The Labor Forum from 4-5pm to learn what motivates these workers and students and how you can help win justice for all working people.
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Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 3 when Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! brings her 100 city book tour to Atlanta, GA!
Since 1996, Amy Goodman and the staff of Democracy Now! have covered the stories of the whistleblowers, the organizers, and the protesters who have been the agents of momentous change in this county and globally. Broadcast on over 1400 public and community radio and television stations and accessed online by millions around the world, Democracy Now’s War and Peace report is an important voice for the issues and movements ignored or distorted by corporate media.
A long-time supporter of WRFG 89.3 FM, Amy’s appearance will be a benefit for your station for progressive information. She will be sharing the stories from her new book “Democracy Now! Twenty Years of Covering the Movements Changing America.”
Tickets to the event are $10 and will be avilable at: www.wrfg.org
For a $50 donation, contributors will recieve a copy of Amy’s new book and will be able to meet her and co-authors Denis Moynihan and David Goodman at the reception from 5-7pm.
Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00-9:00 pm
FIRST ICONIUM BAPTIST CHURCH – ATLANTA GA
542 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1010242935736639/