Building Bridges: Flint Water Crisis

; Celebrating
Oscar Lopez Rivera’s 73rd Birthday; The Mine Wars

Date: 2016-01-24 14:17
From: ken nash <>

*Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM
with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Mon., January 25,  7 – 8 pm ESTstreaming @
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The Flint Water Crisis from the Ground Up*
with Sean Crawford, a Flint resident and auto worker whose
great grandfather was Vice Chair of the Flint sit-down strike

*.  Claire McClinton, Member of Flint Democracy Defense League

It’s like living in “some sort of a dystopian novel,” Sean Crawford writes,
“to find National Guard troops going door to door delivering drinking water
on his street. To skimp on water costs, the governor and dictatorial emergency
manager exposed the whole city to lead poisoning.  My hometown of Flint has
been known for many things through its history. First as the birthplace of
General Motors, and subsequently as the battleground of the Flint Sit-Down
Strike that formed the United Auto Workers.  That gave rise to a wave of
union organizing across the country, and to the middle class.

The quality of life that Flint residents struggled for and enjoyed was once
the envy of the world.  More recently, Flint became famous as ground zero
for the disastrous consequences of corporate globalization―chronic                  unemployment and underemployment,increasing wealth inequality, and  the violence and destabilization that can happen in a community when                 companies are all to destroy people’s livelihoods. Whether it was out of             fear of political or financial reprisal, anyone who knowingly allowed the  violation of Flint citizens’ health and safety should be prosecuted to the                     fullest extent of the law!” .

*The Mine Wars: The Bitter Battle Fought By a “People Made of
Steel”withRandall MacLowry, producer and director *

Go inside the coal miners’ bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of
the 20th century with *The Mine Wars*. The struggle over the material                            that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil                           War and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone. At the dawn                           of the 20th century, coal was the fuel that powered the nation.  Yet few                 Americans thought much about the men who blasted the black rock from           underground and hauled it to the surface.  The Mine Wars tells the overlooked                 story of the miners in the mountains of southern West Virginia, native             mountaineers, African American migrants, and European immigrants who                   came together in a protracted struggle for their rights


*The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign Invites You to Celebrate the 73rd
Birthday of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Riverawith.
Jesus Papoleto Melendez, poet.  Rafael Landron, poet.

Estela Vasquez, VP, 1199/SEIU.  Lynne Stewart, former Political Prisoner.
Bob Lederer, former grand jury resister*

Celebrate the birthday of Oscar Lopez Rivera, an imprisoned struggler
against colonialism, imprisoned by the U.S., and call for his release.
For the past 34 years, Oscar Lopez Rivera has spent his birthday in prison.
He is in jail because he is  a revolutionary who fought for the independence     of Puerto Rico.   Join us we celebrate the life, work, and legacy of this             extraordinary man!

*Tune in at 6 – 8 am to Wednesday Edition hosted by Mimi Rosenberg

*In addition to being broadcast over WBAI,  99.5 FM in NYC and thetri-state
area 7 – 8 pm EST Mondays, Building Bridges is syndicated to 50  broadcast
and internet  radio stations in the US, Canada and the UK*

*Building Bridges National Edition is regularly broadcast over:*
WZBC, Boston, Mass.
                          WDRT, Viroqua, WI
                          KYRS, Spokane, WA
                          Liberty and Justice1640, Shirley Mass
                          KWTF,Sonoma County CA
                          KNSJ, San Diego, CA
                          KRFY, Sandpoint, ID
                          KMUD, Redway, CA
                          WXOJ-LP, Florence, MA
                          KPOV, Bend, Oregon
                          KONR Ankorage, Alaska
                          WAPJ, Torrington, CT.
                          WOOL, Great Falls, Vermont and New Hampshire
                          KKRN Bella Vista, CA
                          KGHI, Westport, WA
                          KSVR, Mount Vernon, WA
                          WAZU, Peoria, Illinois
                          KMEC, Ukiah, CA
                          KOWA, Olympia Washington .
                          WWUH, West Hartford, CT
                          WMNF HD FM Tampa, Florida
                          WPVM – MAIN-FM  Asheville, NC
                          WERU Blue Hill and Bangor, Maine
                          WGOT –  Gainesville, Florida.
                          WUOW – Oneonta, N.Y.
                          WVJW- Benwood, WV
                          KRFP, Moscow, ID
                          KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
                          KSOW,Cottage Grove, Oregon
                          WKNH ,Keene, NH
                          CKDU, Halifax, N.S., Canada
                          WRPI, Troy, New York
                          WNRB, Wausau, WI
                          KQRP Salida, California
                          East Hill Radio, Snoqualmie, WA
                          KSKQ, Ashland, Oregon
                          KWMD, Kasiloff-Anchorage, Alaska
                          WPRR, Grand Rapids, Michigan
                          KROV, Oroville, CA

*as well as internet stations:*
Geneva Radio, Geneva, N.Y.
                         WTF Radio, Bodega Bay CA
                         CPR Metro, NYC
                         Radio Free Radical
                         Radio Free Kansas
                         Radio Veronica, West Point, PA
               ,  U.K.
                         Seattle Radical Radio
                         Radio for Peace International
                         Grateful Dread Public Radio
                         Detour Network, Knoxville, TN
                         KDX Radio, Homeland, North American
                         Radio Ear Network, Sarasota, FL
                         Channel One Radio

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