Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report"

WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, November 9, 2009, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at
Health Care Reform or Insurance Industry Rip-Off?
Katie Robbins, Assistant National Coordinator, Healthcare-Now
Don McCanne, M.D., Senior Health Policy Fellow , Physicians for
a National Health Program

Democrats said the the sweeping overhaul of the US health care system
passed by the US House of Representatives would extend coverage to
36 million people now without insurance while creating a government
health insurance program. They say it will end insurance company
practices like not covering pre-existing conditions or dropping people
when they become ill. But, what sort of coverage will the now to be heavily
subsidized insurance industry provide especially without a robust public
option? Will they truly end up extend coverage to all those eligible? And,
as the debate now moves to the Senate, what becomes of the single-payer
option which would cover everyone and cost less?
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions:
A Quest for Justice, Human Rights and Peace
Omar Barghouti, a Founding Member of the the Palestinian Civil
Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign

Barghouti analyzes the global growth of the movement for boycotts,
divestment initiatives & embargos and sanctions against the Israeli
apartheid regime involving unions, church groups and even governmental
actions. Even in the heart of the empire the U.S.. Codepink is sponsoring a
boycott campaign against Israeli cosmetics company, Ahava, which illegally
manufactures and appropriates its products in occupied Palestinian territory
and the NY Campaign for the Boycott of Israel is focused on a boycott of the
communications giant Motorola over its sale of technology to the Israeli
army and settlements.
Free Political Prisoner Sundiata Acoli
Soffiyah Elijah, Attorney, & Co-coordinator of the upcoming NYC
fundraiser Freedom Dance for Sundiata Acoli
Fayemi Shakur, Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign.

We celebrate the struggle to liberate all political prisoners, to acknowledge
victories and renew efforts to continue this work and especially to honor
Sundiata Acoli. Sundiata Acoli is a 72 year old prisoner at FCI Otisville, NY,
who has been imprisoned 36 years. Sundiata was arrested May 2nd, 1973
after New Jersey State Troopers shot to death Zayd Shakur a passenger in
his car Zayd Shakur. A State Trooper was also killed. The other passenger
in the car was Assata Shakur, who was at the time the object of a nationwide
hunt. Assata was captured. Sundiata and his passengers were members
of the Black Panther Party at the time. Assata subsequently escaped & fled
to Cuba. Sundiata’s political associations then, have since caused the
Parole Board to repeatedly deny him parole.
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