Monday, September 10, 2012

Building Bridges: "Making of Global Capitalism & More" @ WBAI NY

WBAI’s Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report  

Monday, September 10, 2012, 7- 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash 
The Making of Global Capitalism:
The Political Economy of American Empire
. Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political
Economy in the Dept. of Political Science at York University

. Sam Gindin, former Research Dir. of the Canadian Autoworkers
Union and Prof. at York University

Panitch and Gindin discuss the intimate relationship between modern capitalism and the American state, including its role as an informal empire promoting free trade and capital movements. Through a powerful historical survey, they’ll show how the US has superintended the restructuring of other states in favor of competitive markets and coordinated the management of increasingly frequent financial crises. 

Analyzing the first great economic crisis of the twenty-first century, they identify the centrality of the social conflicts that occur within states rather than between them and how these emerging fault lines hold out the possibility of new political movements transforming nation states and transcending global markets.


Mexican Caravanistas Cross Border & Journey Across US,
Their Message, Peace, Justice & Dignity, No To The Increasing
Militarization In The Fight Against Drug Abuse 

Mexican activists in the first bi-national caravan of more than 115 mostly victims of the drug war arrived in New York on their month-long journey across the US. They called attention to organized crime, money laundering by HSCB, Citibank and other greedy financial institutions who they say are equally responsible for the bloodshed caused by the drug merchants and corrupt Mexican government officials serving them and supported as well
by the US government. Memorializing the more than 60,000 who have died, including the son of poet Javier Sicilia, a caravan organizer, on both sides of the border, the message is to stop militarizing and treat drug abuse as a public health problem, not a war


Ending Mass Incarceration & Closing Attica Prison
with Jazz Hayden, longtime member of The Riverside Church Prison Ministry, a founding member of the Ministry's Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, dedicated to combating mass incarceration
and building caring communities. For the past four years, he has
videotaped police officers as they perform illegal stop and frisks
in Harlem as part of his coverage of the Harlem community as a
citizen journalist. 

Approaching the 41st anniversary of the Attica massacre of courageous prisoners rising up against intolerable oppression, Jazz Hayden talks organizing to end mass incarcerations, shut down Attica, end solitary confinement and freedom for Mumia Abu Jamal and all political prisoners

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