Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

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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

Huge NYC March Against Stop and Frisk and the New Jim Crow - 27:36  

Thousands in N.Y.C. Say STOP Frisking Our Communities:

Community and Labor Say No To Racial & Ethnic Profiling and the New Jim Crow


Thousands upon thousands marched in NYC's Father's Day stop Stop and Frisk march organized by civil rights and labor unions in protest of the policies of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and implemented by NYPD Police Commisioner Kelly. Under Mayor Bloomberg, in 2011, 685,000 New Yorkers were stopped by the Police. Of those that were stopped 605,328 were completely innocent of any wrong- doing. African-American youth constituted 350,743, or 53% of those stopped and Latinos comprised 223,740 or 43% of those stopped. In response to the profiling and efforts to criminalize Black and Latino youth, and following yet another fatal police shooting thousands came together to demand: End Stop and Frisk; End The “Drug War” Against Our Youth; End Mass Incarceration;End the New Jim Crow;  & Stop the Implementation of ICE’S Secure Communities Program in New York and Mass Deportations. Building Bridges presents the march highlights.

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