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NH Making Waves: 459 - NSA Surveillance, Bad Budgets, Protesting Drones and more, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 03:19
News You Need to Know: NSA on the Defensive; Mumia Abu-Jamal Commentary: The Outrageous American Norm; Between the Lines interview: Bipartisan Budget Deal Hurts Unemployed and Federal Workers; BTL interview: EU and Russia Vie for Trade Agreements with Kiev; BTL interview: Drone Protest at Hancock US AFB; NH Gazette's latest Fortnightly Rant: That's a Feature, Not a Defect; Outside The Box: A Routine Episode; music.
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Building Bridges: Low Wage Airport Workers Protest Scrooge Employers During Holiday Travel Season, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 02:35
Low Wage Airport Workers Protest Scrooge Employers During Holiday Travel Season with * Shareeka Elliot, a terminal cleaner at JFK's Terminal 8 (American Airlines) for a contractor called Airway Cleaners * Rob Hill, Vice President, Local 32BJ, SEIU * Rose Oby, a security guard at LaGuardia airport (Delta Airlines) for a contractor called Aviation Safeguard * Hector Figueroa, President, Local 32BJ SEIU Thousands of employees of the largest private contractors at airports rotested to call the public s attention to the prevalence of poverty wages & poor working conditions that are creating a crisis for workers and the traveling public at the airports. Supporting yourself on $7.90 is hard, Shareeka Elliott, a terminal cleaner for Airway Cleaners at JFK told the crowd. Supporting yourself and two growing girls is nearly impossible. My take home wage does not begin to cover bills, daycare, and food for me and my daughters. I feel like I m drowning in debt. These are hard- working men and women doing some of the most vital jobs to keep our airports running smoothly and safely, 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa said. They should not have to live in poverty to do it. Their families should not have to live without health care because they happen to be working at our airports. So, now during the busiest holiday travel season of the year workers are forced to take their complaints straight to the tarmac.
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Building Bridges: Low Wage Airport Workers Protest Scrooge Employers During Holiday Travel Season, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 02:35
Low Wage Airport Workers Protest Scrooge Employers During Holiday Travel Season with * Shareeka Elliot, a terminal cleaner at JFK's Terminal 8 (American Airlines) for a contractor called Airway Cleaners * Rob Hill, Vice President, Local 32BJ, SEIU * Rose Oby, a security guard at LaGuardia airport (Delta Airlines) for a contractor called Aviation Safeguard * Hector Figueroa, President, Local 32BJ SEIU Thousands of employees of the largest private contractors at airports rotested to call the public s attention to the prevalence of poverty wages & poor working conditions that are creating a crisis for workers and the traveling public at the airports. Supporting yourself on $7.90 is hard, Shareeka Elliott, a terminal cleaner for Airway Cleaners at JFK told the crowd. Supporting yourself and two growing girls is nearly impossible. My take home wage does not begin to cover bills, daycare, and food for me and my daughters. I feel like I m drowning in debt. These are hard- working men and women doing some of the most vital jobs to keep our airports running smoothly and safely, 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa said. They should not have to live in poverty to do it. Their families should not have to live without health care because they happen to be working at our airports. So, now during the busiest holiday travel season of the year workers are forced to take their complaints straight to the tarmac.
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Radio Thrift Shop: Broadcast One Hundred Eighty One, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Sat, 12/21/2013 - 23:05
Radio Thrift Shop is a DIY, freeform exploration of music from the last century of recorded sound inclusive of music in all genres ... including folk, jazz, easy listening, world, classical, classic rock & more ... played on 78s, reel to reels, cassettes, vinyl records & even endangered and homemade cds. Each week I play a different blend of tunes released between the early 1900's and next week. It's never the same program twice. Radio Thrift Shop is about music & culture in the spirit of free radio
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Paper Radio: Amateur Press Associations - part one, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Sat, 12/21/2013 - 21:25
Paper Radio is a new series from the producer of One Minute Zine Reviews exploring paper culture in the digital age. Topics will include: letter writing, postcards, mail art, the postal service, zine publishing and unique small press publications, free speech, DIY resources, DIY music and more
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Illinois World Labor Hour: Benjamin Day - 12/14/13, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Sat, 12/21/2013 - 15:37
Benjamin Day of healthcare-now.org speaks about organizing for a single-payer healthcare system.
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Bill Brown breaks off relations with Gianfranco Sanguinetti

Infoshop News - Sat, 12/21/2013 - 12:31
“As a statement it’s great, as a giant FUCK YOU it shows integrity – a sick, twisted, dunced-out, malevolent, perverted, psychopathic integri...
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Witness to Betrayal: scott crow on the Exploits and Misadventures of FBI Informant Brandon Darby

Infoshop News - Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:15

scott's note on the piece: This is a difficult post for me, but I want to put it out there with reservations. It feels toxic and relieving at th...

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Democracy Now! 2013-12-20 Friday

Democracy Now (English) - Fri, 12/20/2013 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2013-12-20 Friday
  • Headlines for December 20, 2013
  • Arctic 30 Members Welcome Russian Amnesty, But Refuse to Apologize for Trying to Stop Oil Drilling
  • Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron's Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution
  • Obama Commutes 8 "Unfair" Crack Cocaine Sentences as the ACLU Calls For More Reforms to Drug Laws
  • Live from Prison: Jason Hernandez Thanks Obama for Commuting His Drug Sentence, Hopes "More to Come"

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Lessons from small shop organizing

Libcom - Fri, 12/20/2013 - 03:46
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A significant amount of organizing experience in the IWW comes from working in relatively small workplaces such as stand-alone single shops or franchises of multiple smaller shops. These places present their own set of difficulties and opportunities. Lou Rinaldi talks about what happened at a former job of his in this piece.

Lessons from small shop organizing by Lou Rinaldi

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