Monthly Archives: November 2016

WRFG Labor Forum Program on Monday, Nov 28

WRFG’s Labor Forum interviews low-wage workers, members of the Atlanta Fight for $15 and a Union campaign about the National strike taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 29 across the country.Since the launch of this struggle for economic justice four years ago, tens of thousands of fast food workers, child care and health care workers and many others in the poverty wage service industry have mobilized for a living wage and union membership. Numerous victories have been won and a new,combative, creative labor movement has been born. This discussion will be from 4:30-4;55 and details of the series of events taking place in Atlanta will be given..

Earlier in the program at 4:15, Ilise Cohen of Jewish Voice for Peace will provide information about the global Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement in support of Palestine and the Tuesday, Nov. 29 action in Atlanta..

The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM.

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On Monday, November 21 from 4 to 5 p.m., The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM will be discussing the issue of homelessness in Atlanta – past and present. Our two guests will be Terry Eaton who is the author of “Raising Our Voices, Breaking the Chain – The Imperial Hotel and Prophetic Politics” and Chuck Steffen, professor of history at Georgia State University. We will discuss the lessons from the 16 day occupation of the Imperial Hotel which began on June 18, 1990 and bring the story forward to the present day struggles around Turner Field, the Task Force for the Homeless, and for affordable housing in the city.







Lakota Sioux and other indigenous leaders at Standing Rock have called for a day of action to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), SunTrust Bank is headquartered in Atlanta and has invested millions of dollars into the pipeline. Join us to demand SunTrust Bank pull out of the pipeline project. If you bank with SunTrust it can start with you – move your money and meet us in the streets.

Join us at CNN Center to build a community altar to send love, light and strength to this struggle but also to raise visibility and spark dialogue. Please bring an offering and if you’ve closed an account and they give you a confirmation slip please bring it with you.

First Nations people are in the fight of their lives, trying to protect the land and sustain life. Lets collectively lift our voices to demand and end to this pipeline the ongoing repression of ALL indigenous communities. We stand with Standing Rock, in support of indigenous sovereignty, in defense of the land and water that give us life.

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WRFG Labor Forum Program on Monday, Nov. 7

On the Monday, Nov. 7 edition of The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM, 4-5pm, we will go to the frontlines of two struggles in Philadelphia and Atlanta.

First, at 4:15pm, we will speak with a member of Philadelphia’s TWU #234 whose 4700 subway, bus and trolley workers have been on strike for a week. The management of SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) is demanding concessions on health insurance that would increase premiums, as well as detrimental changes to pensions and other benefits. One of the big issues concerns safety with these public transportation workers forced to work with only 9 hours break between shifts.
Officials are attempting to get a court injunction Monday morning to force the workers back on the job on Nov. 8.
Labor Forum listeners will hear directly from one of the strikers about the outcome of the court hearing and how the union will proceed to fight for their members ‘rights and the safety of the public.
In Atlanta, advocates for affordable housing and compassionate and comprehensive services for those who are without homes, living in shelters, in  cars, and abandoned buildings and on the streets are mobilizing for a 24 hour action at Atlanta City Hall on Monday, Nov. 7.
Mayor Kasim Reed has escalated his attacks on the Peachtree-Pine shelter by threatening to use eminent domain to take the building and turn it into a super police station to specialize in fighting terrorism.
City Council with the exception of Felicia Moore has supported his effort to evict the Task Force for the Homeless and the hundreds of men, women and children who shelter there with no plan for any alternative housing or services.
The working poor, senior citizens, students,and unsheltered people will pack the City Council chambers at 1pm to demand action to prevent displacement of residents in gentrifying neighborhoods, to support the building of affordable housing, to fund all the services needed for those currently without homes and to stop undermining the work of the Task Force..
A 24 hour tent city will be set up on the grounds of City Hall to bring the issue directly to city officials.
The Labor Forum will talk with organizers, Marshall Rancifer of Justice for All Coalition and Avery Jackson and Taiza Troutman of #ATLisReady about the crisis of decent and affordable housing in Atlanta and the dominant role of developers, corporations and other monied interests in shaping the city’s future.
The WRFG Fall fund drive ends Nov. 13. The Labor Forum especially urges all listeners of the Labor Forum and supporters of independent community radio to donate as much as you can. You can call 4040.523.8989 anytime or go online at and click the DONATE button for easy instructions. Checks can be mailed to WRFG, 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta 30307.
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Interview with Ajamu Baraka, human rights and anti-imperialist activist

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