Monthly Archives: October 2016
To close out the month and begin the second week of the Fall fund drive at WRFG, The Labor Forum interviews Ajamu Baraka, human rights and anti-imperialist activist whose resume includes being a former director of the US Human Rights Network and is currently a vice-presidential candidate on the Green Party ticket.
Our far-reaching discussion with Ajamu will begin at 4:15 with his analysis of the struggle at Standing Rock and whether the connections between indigenous rights, militarized police repression and environmental safety and sustainability can define a powerful movement for fundamental change.
We also will ask him about the widening role of US military forces and weaponry in multiple war zones and how that impacts domestic politics. What effect does the enormous Pentagon budget have on the Fight for $15, as well as the crises in education and healthcare?
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The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM, 4-5pm, invites you to tune in on Monday, Oct. 24 as we introduce the new director of the Atlanta chapter of the Domestic Workers Alliance, Jacklyn Izsraael to our audience. From 4:15 to 4:30, we will discuss the organization’s plans to gain a living wage and benefits for household workers such as nannies, housekeepers and caregivers.
As promised, this week the Labor Forum will hear from two of the US delegates who attended the recent World Federation of Trade Unions conference in Durban, South Africa, Martha Grevatt, Chrysler worker and UAW member and Johnnie Stevens with Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services. Among other questions, we will ask what ideas or lessons did they learn from the struggles of other workers who attended this conference that will aid their own work in the US?
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From 4-5pm, every Monday, WRFG 89.3FM broadcasts The Labor Forum, an hour of news, labor history and interviews with those engaged in the struggles for worker rights on the job, in the community and around the world.
On Monday, Oct. 17, from 4:15-4:30pm, Devyn Springer, a student at Kennesaw State University will explain why students and faculty opposed the naming of Sam Olens to the position of president of the university and what that appointment reveals about the political process.
At 4:30pm, Ed Childs,Chief Steward of Local 26, UNITE HERE, along with other striking workers will call in from Boston following today’s student walk-out in support of the dining hall staff. On strike since Oct. 5, the workers are up against the elite Ivy League school with its $37.6 billion endowment and powerful alumni. Th contract fight is over Harvard’s demands for cuts to retirement and health benefits as well as its failure to abide by living wage agreements in the expired contract.
This strike is representative of the upsurge among women, people of color and immigrants in service jobs to demand respect, decent pay and working conditions.
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Presentation by Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, on election, war, and antiwar movement
Presentation by Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, on election, war, and antiwar movement…
Sponsored by the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition.
The Labor Forum on Monday, Oct. 10 marks Indigenous Peoples Day with special programming on the case of Leonard Peltier,who has been imprisoned for nearly 40 years for his role in the 1975 stand-off at the Pine Ridge Reservation . There is a renewed effort to gain his release by presidential clemency. The 4:30-5pm segment of the program will feature an interview with Chauncey Peltier, Leonard’s son, conducted at the Many Rivers Festival , Oct. 1-2.
From 4:15-4:30, Seyoum Bey will provide information about the upcoming Radical Book Fair being held at the Auburn Library on Sat.,Oct. 15.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, please go to http://www.wrfglaborforum.org