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Open Letter to President Biden re: United States aiding and abetting mass starvation and war crimes in Gaza (03/14/2024)  Dear Mr. President:   Willful avoidance does not exculpate your responsibility. There is no exception for the Palestinians in Gaza.

Israel is bound by the Geneva Conventions to provide for the health and safety of 2.3 million Palestinians in...  

Hedges: Julian Assange's Day in Court (02/21/2024)  — By the afternoon the video link, which would have allowed Julian Assange to follow his final U.K. appeal to prevent his extradition, had been turned off. Julian, his attorneys said, was too ill to attend, too ill even to follow the...  

UN Security Council Is Losing Credibility with Arab States (02/20/2024)  The United States vetoed an Arab-backed United Nations resolution put forth by Algeria today demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war in the embattled Gaza Strip. The disappointment and frustration in the UN...  

Top UN Court Orders Israel to prevent genocide but stops short of ordering ceasefire (01/26/2024)   — The United Nations’ top court on Friday ordered Israel to do all it can to prevent death, destruction and any acts of genocide in Gaza, but the panel stopped short of ordering Jerusalem to end the military offensive...  

John Pilger, investigative journalist, war correspondent, filmmaker has died (01/01/2024)  
John Pilger, the Australian-born investigative journalist, war correspondent, author and filmmaker has died. 

Pilger's family made the announcement of his death in London at the age of 84 on Sunday on the social media platform...  

City threatens Community Composting; Activists Fight Back (12/04/2023)  

WBAI News Roundup (12/03/2023)  Truce crumbles and Israel resumes bombing

Jewish Voices for Peace disrupts fundraiser by Friends of the Israeli Military

United Auto Workers calls for Ceasefire

Dr. Mohammed Zaqout, director general of hospitals in...  

The Horror, The Horror (11/11/2023)  I am in the studio of Al Jazeera’s Arabic service watching a live feed from Gaza City. The Al Jazeera reporter in northern Gaza, because of the intense Israeli shelling, was forced to evacuate to southern Gaza. He left his camera behind. He...  

Gaza Disconnected (10/30/2023)  On Friday, Gaza was completely disconnected from the outside world after all communications were cut off. There was a total blackout of the internet and phone network within Gaza as well, affecting everyone including emergency services and...  

UN says Israel wants 1.1 million Gazans moved south (10/13/2023)  Sirens warning of incoming rocket fire blared in Israeli communities near the Gaza border early on Friday.

Israel carried out air strikes across the Gaza Strip overnight, Palestinian media reported. One attack on a house in the Bureij refugee...  

Palestinians Speak the Language of Violence Israel Taught Them (10/09/2023)  The indiscriminate shootings of Israelis by Hamas and other Palestinian resistance organizations, the kidnapping of civilians, the barrage of rockets into Israel, drone attacks on a variety of targets from tanks to automated machine gun nests, are...  

Israeli forces clash with Hamas gunmen after hundreds killed (10/08/2023)  sraeli forces clashed with gunmen from the Palestinian group Hamas on Sunday, 24 hours after the militants launched a surprise attack on Israel in which about 500 people were killed in the deadliest day of violence in Israel for 50...  

Palestinian resistance in Gaza launches historic surprise attack against Israel (10/07/2023)  In a major turn of events, Hamas fighters in the early morning of October 7 launched a surprise offensive called “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood” against Israel from Gaza.  The operation involves land, sea and air attacks across Israel,...  

Writers union reaches tentative deal with Hollywood studios to end historic strike (09/25/2023)  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing screenwriters reached a tentative agreement with Hollywood studios to end a historic strike after nearly five months, raising hopes that a crippling shutdown of movie and television filming...  

Tens of thousands march to kick off climate summit, demanding end to warming-causing fossil fuels (09/17/2023)   Yelling that the future and their lives depend on ending fossil fuels, tens of thousands of protesters on Sunday kicked off a week where leaders will try once again to curb climate changeprimarily caused by coal, oil and natural...  

Grand Jury Recommends Charges Against Lindsey Graham, Mike Flynn (09/08/2023)  A special grand jury that aided a Georgia election subversion probe that ultimately ended up indicting Donald Trump and 18 others had recommended charging many more people, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, two former...  

John Kiriakou: U.S. Justice Dept’s Next Victim (09/08/2023)  Many of us who write for and read Consortium News are worried about Julian Assange’s personal well-being, especially amid rumors that the British High Court will soon issue a decision to extradite the WikiLeaks publisher to...  

Climate activists interrupt USOpen (09/07/2023)  NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open semifinal between Coco Gauff and Karolina Muchova was delayed by 50 minutes because of a disruption by environmental activists in the Arthur Ashe Stadium stands on Thursday night. One protester...  

Labor Day's Activist Roots (09/03/2023)  The activist roots of the holiday are especially visible this year as unions challenge how workers are treated — from Hollywood to the auto production lines of Detroit.

The...  

Gabon (08/31/2023)   — Mutinous soldiers in Gabon proclaimed their republican guard chief as the country’s leader Wednesday after placing the just-reelected President Ali Bongo Ondimba under house arrest, alleging betrayal and massive embezzlement...  

Trump pleads not guilty to federal charges that he tried to overturn the 2020 election (08/03/2023)  WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday to trying to overturn the results of his 2020 election loss, answering for the first time to federal charges that accuse him of orchestrating a brazen and ultimately...  

NYC Council Hears Testimony into WGA & SAG-AFTRA Strike (08/02/2023)  The NYC Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor calls on the AMPTP -The Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers -to engage in good faith negotiations resulting in a fair contract for all members, and it expresses unwavering...  

Tony Bennett 8/13/26-7/21/23 (07/21/2023)  Legendary interpreter of musical standards dies at the age of 96, just two weeks shy of his 97th birthday.  Bennett’s decades long career brought him many admirers and he had a knack for creating new standards.  

While he may...  

Israeli President Addresses Joint Session of Congress (07/19/2023)  Israel’s figure head President, Isaac Herzog addressed a joint session of Congress marking Israel’s celebration today of its 75th year. 

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NYC Mayor Names First Latino NYPD Commissioner, Eddie Caban (07/17/2023)  At a news conference, Mayor Edward Adams announced the appoinment of his new police commissioner: Edward Caban, the NYPD's 46th commissioner and the first Latino NYPD Commissioner in the department's 177 year history....  

Rally at NYC City Hall, Demanding No Delays Implementing “Green New Deal” Law (07/13/2023)  As climate change-driven orange skies and high heat define New York City’s early summer, councilmembers and climate activists will rally at City Hall, demanding Mayor Adams stop dragging his feet on the landmark “green new deal...  

Daniel Ellsberg - His Legacy to His Son and His Country (06/16/2023)  Daniel Ellsberg passed away on June 16, 2023 at the age of 92. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months ago and was very moved by the outpouring of love and support. He died peacefully at his home this morning.

His son...  

NYC Police Commissioner Steps Down (06/12/2023)  New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, the first woman to hold the position, is stepping down after 18 months on the job.

Sewell, who was appointed by Mayor Eric Adams, announced the resignation in an email to department staff...  

Cornel West is running for President (06/06/2023)  Dr. Cornel West, the moral philosopher and civil rights activist, will formally announce today he is running for president on the People’s Party ticket. Cornel will be a singular voice for serious social and political change in an...  

Inverted Corporate Capitalism – Blocking Their Owner-Shareholders (05/30/2023)  It is the season of annual shareholder meetings for giant corporations when CEOs go through the motions of elections for their Board of Directors and approval of other resolutions. People who own stock in General Motors (GM) receive the “GM...  

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes sentenced to 18 years for seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack (05/26/2023)  Oath Keepers extremist group founder Stewart Rhodes was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for orchestrating a weekslong plot that culminated in his followers attacking the U.S. Capitol in a bid to keep President Joe Biden...  

Tina Turner, Queen of Rock n Roll whose triumphant career made her world-famous, dies at 83 (05/24/2023)  Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ’70s and survived her horrifying marriage to triumph in middle age with the...  

George Santos Arrested (04/10/2023)   George Santos, the U.S. Representative from Long Island was arrested this morning on federal criminal charges. The Justice Department is charging him with  fraud, money laundering and theft of public funds. The U.S. Attorney on this case...  

Trump Guilty of Sexual Abuse (04/09/2023)  Today a New York Jury found Donald Trump guilty of sexually abusing magazine writer E. Jean Carroll in the 90’s ---and of defaming her by branding her a liar. The Jury which deliberated just under three hours, awarded Carroll 5 million dollars...  

Julian Assange’s Day in Court (02/21/2023)  — By the afternoon the video link, which would have allowed Julian Assange to follow his final U.K. appeal to prevent his extradition, had been turned off. Julian, his attorneys said, was too ill to attend, too ill even to follow the...  

BRING BACK CARE PACKAGES (11/29/2022)  On Tuesday November 29th in the freezing cold, people formerly incarcerated, family members, advocates and elected officials gathered to implore, to demand that NYS Governor Kathy Hochul rescind the package ban which has been in effect since August....  

The Real Path to Peace in Ukraine (11/23/2022)  We listen to a broadcast from the People's Forum held on November 19th, 2022. The Real Path To Peace in Ukraine: Peace Yes, War No.

Organizers of the forum agree that there is no road to peace while U.S. govenment policy continues to...  

Statewide Rallies to Stop State Prison Repression & Human Rights (11/22/2022)  This week family members —Survivors of incarceration and solitaire, along with allies held statewide rallies to bring attention to the human rights crisis in nys prisons. They urge NYS Governor Kathy Hochul and state officials to restore...  

Brooklyn's Maternal Health Campaign (11/16/2022)  Responding to this crisis in maternal health – which is most acute among Haitian women in New York City – Borough President Reynoso launched his Maternal Health Taskforce in April of this year, allocated the entirety of his FY2023...  

Rally To End U.S. Blockade on Cuba (10/30/2022)  This weekend in advance of the UN General Assembly annual vote to end the U.S. economic and commercial blockade on Cuba, New Yorkers from all walks of life, activists, and Cuban Americans in a Miami Caravan rallied at Times Square and then marched...  

Jan. 6th Committee Subpoena's Donald Trump (10/13/2022)  The January 6th Select Committee into the January 6th attack on the Capitol held what was said to be their final hearing on Thursday. They presented evidence that showed that as early as January, Donald Trump was planning to declare victory in...  

#UNGS Guterres forewarns "A Winter of Global Discontent" (09/25/2022)  
This past week world leaders from some 160 countries were in New York attending the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The week is noted for public addresses that grab news headlines and bi-lateral meetings where the business...  

Council Passes Resolution Calling on Mayor and Chancellor to Reverse Reductions to School Budgets (09/06/2022)  Today the NYC Council voted on Resolution 283 A. It calls on Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks to reverse reductions to school budgets immediately. It also calls on the Chancellor to submit updated school budgets to the Panel for Educational...  

NYC Public Health: Covid-19 + MPV (09/01/2022)  The NYC Council held an information session on MPV, formerly known as Monkey Pox, as well as on Covid 19 and other health concerns. NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams from Queens noting that the school year is about to start says, "There is no...  

Mikhail Gorbachev has died at age 91 (08/30/2022)  Mikhail Gorbachev, the first president of the Soviet Union, has died, the Central Clinical Hospital said on Tuesday. He was 91.

"Tonight, after a serious and prolonged illness, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev has died," the hospital...  

Quarantine No Longer Required for Students Exposed to COVID-19 (08/22/2022)  Covid Hotline Numbers which respond when you call are here: NYC residents: 212-COVID19 Rest of State: 888-TREAT-NY

Today NY Governor Kathy Hochul announced a change in covid protocol for...  

Albert Woodfox of the Angola Three Passes On (08/09/2022)  We mourn the recent death of Albert Woodfox, a member of the Angola Three, who passed away on August 4, 2022.

“Who has not heard of the Angola Three?” asks Mumia Abu-Jamal. 
“Three young Black prisoners who were falsely...  

Larry Josephson 1939-2022 (07/27/2022)  Dear friends and family, 

Larry Josephson has passed away. He died Wednesday, July 27th, 2022, a little before, or after 10pm. (He was never all that concerned with exact start and end times, as those of you who listened to WBAI...  

HEDGES COMMENTARY: NATO----The Most Dangerous Military Alliance On The Planet (07/11/2022)  The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the arms industry that depends on it for billions in profits, has become the most aggressive and dangerous military alliance on the planet. Created in 1949 to thwart Soviet expansion into Eastern...  

House Select Committee into Jan. 6 Attack on Capitol (06/10/2022)  The House Hearing last night into the January 6th attack on the Capitol made it clear that it blames former President Donald Trump for that day's deadly...  

TEXAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING (05/25/2022)  A Gunman killed at least twenty-one people, nineteen of them children on Tuesday. This occurred at Robb Elementary School  with 3rd and 4th grade students in attendance in Uvalde Texas—  a heavily Latino community, with...  

New York Readies to Counter SCOTUS Attack on Roe (05/08/2022)  As the Supreme Court moves to limit the constitutional right to access abortion services, New York is gearing up to accommodate an increase in residents coming here from other states for reproductive health care.

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SCOTUS Leak (05/03/2022)  Last night Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling which would overturn Roe v Wade removing federal protection of a woman's reproductive freedom. The majority opinion was written in February from conservative Supreme Court...  

Dysfunction in Albany Over Climate Bill (04/05/2022)  As budget negotiations continue in Albany a behind the scenes struggle has been playing out which pits the fossil fuel industry against the interest of New Yorkers, working to enact a statewide ban on gas in new NYS construction.

Environmental...  

Eric Adams Plans to Remove Unhoused from Subways (02/18/2022)  Mayor Adams rolled out the city’s new plan which he says invests in people, places and policies. 

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AG Tish James Stands Strong (02/17/2022)  At the NYS Democratic Party Nominating Convention in Times Square, New York State Attorney General Tish James delivered one of the most far reaching speeches defending the rule of law, vowing to stand up for the interests of everyday New...  

Red Flags Everywhere (01/06/2022)  In this special episode of Sounds Like Hate, we travel back to the months leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, to track white supremacists as they plan, prepare and execute their violent plot to attack the U.S. Capitol and overturn an election. Listen...  

NY Governor Kathy Hochul Delivers State of The State Address (01/05/2022)  New York Governor Kathy Hochul, N.Y.S.’s first woman governor wearing suffragette white delivered her State of the State address from Albany. She says the days of three men in a room is clearly over. The Governor gave a far reaching...  

Adams Administration Rolls out Covid Strategy Promising Equity (12/30/2021)  NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams rolled out his plan to try and keep New Yorkers safe as NYS announced another new record of 74,000 positive Covid tests. Adams says we can’t shut down our city again or allow NYC to sink into economic despair. His...  

NY Against Texas Attack on Women's Reproductive Rights (09/13/2021)  New York Women. elected officials and reproductive health advocates gathered in at the statue of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth  in Central Park to speak out against the Texas abortion ban, the Supreme Court's...  

Historic Flash Flooding in New York From Climate Change (09/02/2021)  Last night New York experienced record flooding on our streets and in our subways triggering historic flash flood emergencies. Vinnie Sapienza is Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection, “Rainfall rates were...  

Who is Kathy Hochul? (08/11/2021)  Kathy Hochul said "The role of Lieutenant Governor officially  is to be experienced and prepared to step in and to serve as Governor should the need arise." And the need is here. Kathy Hochul in her seventh year as lieutenant governor...  

Labor Icon Dies, Moderate Democrats Win, Anti-Eviction Protests in NYC (08/07/2021)  Death of a labor icon, U.S. travel restrictions, COVID hospitalizations are surging again, Shontel Brown, Eviction...  

Hiroshima remembrance, delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Astrophysicist Robert Rosner (08/07/2021)  The Prime Minister of Japan forgets part of his speech on the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.. will the world ever disarm.. we speak to a delegate and an astrophysicist… The economy adds jobs… and Trump supporters...  

Texas Democrats, Homeland Security, Voter Rights (07/19/2021)  President Biden sounds the call for voting rights…. A battle shapes up as Texas democrats are threatened with arrest… and Homeland Security on the high...  

Bastille day protests. Inflation fears, Pfizer greed, Adams and Jail (07/19/2021)  ...  

Hot air for Cuba, South Africa Unrest, Opiate Overdose Epidemic (07/19/2021)  ...  

Ant-vax disinfo, Cuba Protests, Eviction Moratorium (07/19/2021)  The Biden Administration slams social media for vaccine misinformation… Is the White House spying on the anti-vaxxers.. Democrats splinter over Cuba.. and in New York.. an eviction moratorium is coming to an end next month.. what will be the...  

Daniel Hale news conference, Cuba, German floods (07/19/2021)  A press conference was held on Saturday, July 17th on the High Line in New York City to support former Air Force “intelligence” analyst Daniel E. Hale, who faces 10 years in prison on July 27 after releasing government documents...  

Israeli President Addresses Joint Session of Congress (07/19/2021)  Israel’s figure head President, Isaac Herzog addressed a joint session of Congress marking Israel’s celebration today of its 75th year. 

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Cuba protest, Haiti's Usual Suspects, Escape from Texas, Homeless Hotels (07/13/2021)  Anti-Government protests in Havana.. more questions about US ties to the alleged assassins in Haiti.. Texas Democrats say they’ll walk out again to stop a GOP sponsored voting bill… and the legal aid society sues behalf of disabled...  

G20 in Venice, Corporate tax Havens, Haiti, Homeless Hotels (07/12/2021)  ...  

Eric Adams Wins Dem Nomination, Ticker Tape Parade, Haiti Assassination (07/10/2021)  A ticker tape parade for essential workers… and assassination in Haiti and another Mayoral hopeful...  

Assassination Mystery, Opioid Settlement, Workers Protest (07/10/2021)  The death toll keeps rising at the site if a building collapse in Florida… the mystery fo an assassination in Haiti deepens even as suspects are rounded up… New York settles with the Sackler’s.. will they escape real...  

Gun Emergency in NY, Breakthrough COVID, Is Nuclear War Survivable (07/06/2021)  Governor Cuomo declares gun violence in New York a disaster emergency… While Mayor DeBlasio fights for control of a downtown park… cases of breakthrough COVID infections are on the rise… and a Pentagon report says nuclear war is...  

Independence Day, Biden's Cherry Pies, Afghan lights, Homeless in NYC (07/05/2021)  Independence Day in the United States and the president buys some cherry pies… Putin blames the United States for bad relations… the US pulls out of Afghanistan and homeless people evicted from hotels.. why can’t the homeless...  

Surfside Condo demolished, Biden's 4th, Bagram Lights Out, Fascist Vandals (07/04/2021)  Independence Day in the United States and the president buys some cherry pies… Putin blames the United States for bad relations… the US pulls out of Afghanistan and homeless people evicted from hotels.. why can’t the homeless...  

SCOTUS on Voting, Jan. 6 Select Committee, Trump Org busted (07/01/2021)  ...  

Pride fight in the park, Desperate Rescue try, Looting America (06/30/2021)  A Pride March in New York.. calls for a return to old values of resistance… fears mount as rescuers fail to find survivors at a building collapse in Florida.. Biden walks back his infrastructure plans.. are private companies looting...  

Infrastructure deal, NYPD v. Pride March, Defaced Statues (06/30/2021)  The infrastructure deal.. will the benefits be squandered by Wall Street… another dust with the cops in Washington Square Park.. as a more political Pride March celebrates love and revolution… and the story behind the vandalism of...  

Heat Wave in Seattle, Surfside disaster, Mike Gravell, Afghanistan (06/30/2021)  The heat breaks in the west.. but moves inland.. the hunt for survivors continues in Surfside.. and a lion of the senate passes, Afghanistan pull...  

Error mars vote count in NYC mayoral primary (06/30/2021)   The Democratic primary for mayor of New York City was thrown into a state of confusion Tuesday when election officials abruptly retracted their latest report on the vote count after realizing it had been corrupted by test data never cleared...  

Blackout warning, Climate Change and the border, NYC's budget (06/30/2021)  Mayor DeBlasio pleads for New Yorkers to turn down their air conditioning as thousands lose power in Brooklyn…

Is climate change driving the heat waves across the country… and contributing to a border crisis..

And New York...  

Free Speech Double Standard, Peru election delay, New York Votes (06/26/2021)  Another billionaire with a shady past dies mysteriously in a prison… The United States shuts down an Iranian news agency… and why isn’t Pedro Castillo named winner of teh election in Peru.. While New Yorkers await the...  

Dereck Chauvin is sentenced, Kamala at the border, Georgia sued (06/26/2021)  Former Minneapolis Police Officer Dereck Chauvin is sentenced to 22 years and 6 months for killing George...  

Juneteenth, Iraq War Authorization repeal, Immigrants in NYC (06/21/2021)  Pence booed.. a new national holiday honors freed slaves… the Iraq War authorization and immigrants rally in New...  

Juneteenth, Ranked Choice Voting, Andrew Yang, Washington Square Park (06/21/2021)  Juneteenth celebrations in New York and nationwide… Ranked choice voting and candidates Yang and Garcia… the Washington Square Park skate kids and where is the councilperson on the Lower East...  

Biden and Putin, China and NATO, Eric Adams, (06/17/2021)  Biden and Putin meet face to face in Geneva… Is China NATOs new enemy.. and a candidate for mayor says billionaires are not his thing.. can a leading candidate for Manhattan DA...  

Maya Wiley interview, end of the lockdown in NY, NATO Cyberwar (06/16/2021)  Its official the Coronavirus lockdown in New York State is over…
We speak with a progressive candidate for mayor of New York.. and Article 5.. can a cyber attack spark a general...  

Reality Winner Released, Israel's new leader, Biden v Putin, Chicago (06/15/2021)  ...  

G7 and the Corporate Tax, Critical Race Theory and Florida, Fate of Dogs (06/12/2021)  The G7 proposes an international corporate tax… Florida bans critical race theory… what should teachers team… protesting developers eyeing a slave burial ground in Brooklyn and the fate of...  

Peru Election, Is NATO relevant, Filibuster Reactionary, UFOs (06/10/2021)  An election nail biter in Peru favors the leftist candidate… Is NATO still relevant.. and the filibuster.. a remnant of slave society, Are UFOs for...  

Biden's economy, Green Jobs Protest, UFO mystery (06/08/2021)  A boost in the economy.. the President takes a victory lap… protesters at the White House demand green jobs.. and a UFO report due out… what’s going on on the...  

Al Jazeera Journalist Freed, Trump Speaks, Park Curfew, RFK killed (06/08/2021)  Elections in Peru and Mexico… Trump says Fauci is a bad doctor and China should pay reparations… another confrontation in a city park.. more than 20 arrested.. and an infamous day in American...  

Peru election to the wire, AMLO, Kamala, Guatemala, Park Rights (06/08/2021)  Elections come down to the wire in Peru.. Mexico’s president suffers a set back… Kamala goes to Guatemala.. and the right to use a city...  

Blame China, COVID in NYC, Biden's beer, Colombia protests (06/07/2021)  The MTA is hacked.. Is China to blame? New York COVID indicators are the lowest in more than year… President Biden offers free beer for vaccinations… and the continuing crisis in...  

Innocence in Queens shootings, Build Back Better, Peace Washing (06/07/2021)  Three men are cleared after 24 years in prison for a murder in Queens they didn’t commit…Are New York Schools ready to build back better… and peace washing.. should activists rely on...  

Tulsa Race Massacre, Biden's speech, American Exceptionalism, Syria (06/02/2021)  President Biden marks 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre… Is the United States exceptional.. we talk to a retired army major and West Point instructor… and 50 billion dollars for world wide...  

Rebuilding Gaza, PPP loan debacle, Crime and politics in NYC (06/01/2021)  ...  

January 6th Commission, Cuomo's Big DIg, Blinken in Israel (06/01/2021)  ...  

Trump Victory, Christian Nationalism, Governors Island Development (06/01/2021)  ...  

Texas Dems run, Greg Palast on the threat, Colombia's disappeared, Cops and Pride (06/01/2021)  exas democrats make a run for it… Greg Palast on the threat to teh vote.. fighting escalates into rebellion in Colombia and the truth behind the decision to ban the cops from the Heritage of Pride...  

052321WBAI Tish James on Cop Accountability, Jerusalem Fighting, Ceasefire holds (05/25/2021)  The attorney general of New York reveals a major change in how cops must interact with the public.. the aim.. to reduce police killings.. More fighting in Jerusalem..  but the cease fire with Hamas holds.. and cops and...  

Belarus hijacking, One person's terrorist, George Floyd (05/25/2021)  Was a Belarus incident a government hijacking.. who owns terrorism… President Biden to meet with the family of George Floyd on the 1st anniversary of his...  

Killing Palestine, Malcolm X birthday, Tulsa Massacre 100 year survivors (05/20/2021)  The killing continues in Palestine.. as Israel’s Prime Minister rejects Biden’s call to end the bombing of Gaza… It’s the birthday of Malcom X.. he would have been 96.. and a hundred years since the bloody Tulsa Massacre.....  

Day of Action for Palestine, Texas Mask Off, New York Nabes face developers (05/19/2021)  ...  

Chevron's Assault on Donziger, Gaza, Taylor Greene stalks AOC (05/18/2021)  ...  

Israel's War machine, Support and Sympathy for Gaza, End of New York's Mask Mandate (05/18/2021)  Israel unleashed its largest airstrikes to date against Gaza.. while an unpresedented outpouring of support and sympathy for Palestinians changes the political calculus… Palestinians in New York turn out to...  

Mo More Masks for Vaxxers, Israel and Palestine at War, Off-Broadway Blues (05/14/2021)  The CDC says no more masks.. in doors and out.. if you’ve got your shots against COVID… Israel and Palestine move closer to all out war… and. GOP congressman says.. there was nothing to see on January 6th.. and a lawsuit says.....  

Conflict Sharpens in Palestine, Saving the Hotel Pennsylvania, Cyberattack fallout (05/13/2021)  The widening conflict between Israel and Palestinians threatens to ignite into a full scale war… Dozens are dead in both countries.. Saving yhe once-glorious Hotel...  

Hamas rockets, Jerusalem, Donziger on Trial, Work in America (05/12/2021)  Right Wing settlers decide to postpone their rally in Jerusalem as Hamas fires rockets into the city.. after a weekend of fighting between Palestinians and Israeli police… The trial of a lawyer accused of being too good for his indigenous...  

NRA loses, Israel and Gaza, Gas Crisis, Coronavirus Conspiracy (05/12/2021)  The National Rifle Association loses an important battle as New York State presses lawsuit bent on shutting down the gun rights group.. Israel says it has plans for a long bombing campaign in response to Hamas rocket attacks… and Oxygen for...  

Columbia unrest, Voter Suppression in Florida, Robocalls in NY, BLM Protesters sue (05/07/2021)  Anti-government protests grow in Columbia with dozens reported killed… voter suppression and a lawsuit targets the NYPD’s treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters.. near Union Square...  

Columbus Day, Indigenous Sorrow, Facebook on Trump, ACT-UP history (05/06/2021)  ...  

New York reopens, Trump's Fraud charge, Sheldon Silver Freed, Haymarket Tragedy (05/04/2021)  New York is reopening in two weeks says Governor Cuomo.. but is it a good idea.. Trumps continuing election fraud delusion.. a notorious politician from the Lower East Side gets out of jail after a year… and the Haymarket Tragedy and the...  

Refugee admissions, Marine shakeup, Nixon, Cambodia and Kent Massacre (05/03/2021)  Refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, The inspector general of the Marine Corps suspended from his job, World Press Freedom Day, Invasion of Cambodia 51st anniversary, Kent State, Andrew Brown Jr. shot by cops is...  

Cannabis Parade & Rally, May Day Marijuana, Parks Department Smear (05/02/2021)  Senator Chuck Schumer and State Attorney General Tish James go to pot.. and promise more ganja is on the way.. A May Day weekend.. and a Lower East Side resident says.. he’s being smeared by the New York City Parks...  

India Travel Ban, COVID rises, Tompkins Square Punks (04/30/2021)  Travel is restricted for India as COVID-19 cases and deaths soar... Biden heckled by the left… and a concert in Tompkins Square park.. did things get out of...  

Giuliani raided, Taxes and Biden, drug to help addicts, Heroes act (04/28/2021)  Rudy Giuliani’s home and office was raided by federal officials acting on a search warrant today… Taxes and Biden… a new drug to help addicts and the Heroes act awaits the governors...  

Jerusalem Unrest, India's Agony, Bob Fass funeral (04/27/2021)  What’s behind the unrest in Jerusalem… Masks off if you got the jab… U.S. in good shape.. India not so good… and a funeral for a broadcast...  

Breonna Taylor Investigation as death toll climbs, New York loses a seat, Oscars (04/26/2021)  The Department of Justice opens an investigation into the Louiseville, Kentucky police… the census results are in.. New York loses a seat, the south gains, India suffers under the weight of the pandemic.. and were the Oscars...  

Earth Day Special, Biden, Greta, Hawkins speak, Delrawn Small (04/22/2021)  The funeral for Daunte Wright draws mourners from across the country… It’s Earth Day.. what needs to be done to stop the rise in carbon emissions… We hear from President Biden, Greta Tuneberg and Greens Party presidential...  

Chauvin verdict, guilty as charged, NYPD off the hook, 420 in NYC (04/20/2021)  A verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Showvin… the NYPD lets a cop off the hook, who shot an unarmed Black man in his own home… and the first 4-20 with legal pot in New...  

The murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer goes to the jury.. we have excerpts from the closing arguments… Governor Cut says Zoos can open to 50-percent capacity… but warns the Indian Point nuclear power plant can stay open.. (04/19/2021)  The murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer goes to the jury.. we have excerpts from the closing arguments… Governor Cuomo says Zoos can open to 50-percent capacity… but warns the Indian Point nuclear power plant can stay...  

Brooklyn Center, East River Park, Iraq nuclear reactor (04/18/2021)  Journalists arrested in Brooklyn Center, Minnestotta. Community members and candidates march to save East River Oark.. and one fo the designers of Iraq’s nuclear reactor.. bombed by the Israeli air force in the 1980s says Iran won’t be...  

Adam Toledo, Afghanistan. Broadband for the people, East River Park (04/16/2021)  The shooting of Adam Toledo in Chicago.. was it another accident.. or an execution.. The future of Afghanistan.. we talk to a former United State Marine and an retired Army officer… Broadband for the needy in New York.. and Lower East Side...  

Mumia emergency surgery, Judy Collins, Biden sanctions Russia, NYPD secrets (04/15/2021)  Jailed activist Mumia Abu Jamal faces emergency heart surgery… Judy Collins on music and activism.. the President sanctions Russia.. what’s the secret with the NYPD… and the mayor pleads for a mega project opposed by a...  

Biden Orders Afghan pull-out, Cop arrested, Did George Floyd Cause his Own Death, Fukushima (04/14/2021)  Biden declares an end to America’s longest war… The officer who shot Daunte Wright is arrested for manslaughter… as families speak out.. in the trial of former officer Dereck Showvin.. a witness pleads the 5th.. a defense...  

Ecuador, Afghanistan, Officer Billy Evans, Daunte Wright, Virginia is for Pot Smokers (04/13/2021)  ...  

Daunte Wright Killing, Biden calls for calm, Teachers Union President speaks, Plowshares (04/12/2021)  Another Police shooting in Minnesota.. the police chief say’s it’s an accident.. The President cals for calm as protests spread.. a cardiologist says George Floyd should still be alive.. the head of the state teachers union and an...  

Iran attacked, Ecuador Elections, ICE Burned, Booze and COVID, Ramsey Clark Passes (04/11/2021)  A Blackout at Irans nuclear site.. is it an Israeli attack and will it effect peace talks with the United States… Elections in Ecuador go down to the wire, we’ll have an on scene report..Protesters burn an immigration facility in...  

St. Vincent Volcano Erupts, Northern Ireland Violence, Rezoning Soho (04/09/2021)  A volcano threatens St. Vincent as evacuations begins… violence in Northern Ireland… Coney Island is open for business and a rezoning plan in Soho.. is it really about helping the...  

Bad Apple Cops, Trump Online Again, NYPD Riot Cops, ESCRP (04/07/2021)  Day 8 of the trial of Derek Chauvin.. is the former officer a bad apple.. or is the whole bunch rotten… a call to Facebook not allow Trump back online… riot cops target peaceful protesters as terrorists.. and a new development in the...  

Day 7 of Chauvin Trial, Yemen Hinger Strike, Military Poisons, Penn Station (04/06/2021)  The trial of Derek Chauvin enters its 7th day.. pleading the 5th and a dog in the fight… Yemen hunger strike is nine days old.. and the future of Penn...  

Corporate tax hike, George Floyds last minutes, No Knock Raids (04/05/2021)  Yellin Talks Taxes… Hedge Funds set to devour the stimulus… an Emergency Room Doctor on George Floyds last minutes.. the Minneapolis Police says George Floyds’ killer should have known better… and a no knock but in the...  

Economy Booms, Capitol Crash, Yemen Hunger Strike, Ganga Granny (04/03/2021)  A vehicular assault on the United States Capitol leaves a Capitol Police Officer dead.. an assailant is shot to death… A veteran Minneapolis cop says George Floyd posed no threat to other officers.. the Ganja Granny on legal pot in New York.....  

Chauvin Trial Day 3, Graetz Investigated, New York Legalizes Pot (03/31/2021)  George Floyds arrest… what’s wrong with Black people and the police… A Trump stalwart in Congress is investigated for sexual trafficking.. by the Trump Department of Justice… and Mayor DeBlasio hails the state legislators...  

Chauvin trial day 2, QAnon and the Vaccine Passport, Congestion Pricing (03/30/2021)  The second day of the trial of Derek Chauvin. A witness says the cop had a heartless look as he pressed his knee to George Floyd;’s neck. And a vaccine passport.. is it in the cards… And another woman accuses Gov Andrew Cuomo of...  

"I Can't Breathe," the killing of George Floyd as covered by the WBAI news Part 1 (03/29/2021)  It was nearly one year ago that an offficer's knee on the neck of a Black man, for nearly 9 minutes before killing him, changed the landscape of racial politics in the United States forever. As opening arguments begin in the trial of the police...  

Trail of Derek Chauvin, 9 minutes 29 Seconds, Vaccine Passports, Recycling NYC (03/29/2021)  Opening arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin.. the former police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd… What happens when the cops call the cops.. vaccine passports, and restaurants are suffering in New...  

Chauvin trial, intimate partner violence, DC37 vaccinated (03/28/2021)  Opening statements are coming tomorrow in the trial of Derek Chauvin.. accused in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis… an alarming rise in intimate partner violence under COVID.. and union members get vaccinated in New York...  

Biden news conference, another Cold War, 10th anniversary Fukushima nuclear disaster. (03/25/2021)  ...  

Georgia vote fight, Avocados and Butterflies, Secret Police Union Deal (03/25/2021)  The GOP launches a street fight in Georgia over the right to vote… A Trump official says the virus was accidentally released by China.. to push back from the White House… the threat from Avocados.. to an iconic insect.. and a secret...  

Crisis at the Border.. or not, new COVID, New York goes to Pot (03/24/2021)  A crisis at the border.. or not.. depends who you talk to… New COVID strains pose a challenge to health care… and New York is going to...  

Take Action Now! Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (03/23/2021)  

Boulder shooting, gun control laws, City workers back to work, Vaccine fail (03/23/2021)  Another mass shooting takes 10 lives in Boulder, Colorado as President Biden vows action… City workers heading back to their offices on May.. and the vaccine that...  

Boston Bombing at SCOTUS, new COVID variant in NYC, Rev. Al Sharpton and Gov. Cuomo (03/22/2021)  The Supreme Court discusses a death penalty terror case… a new COVID variant in New York and Rev. Al Sharpton takes a...  

March against masks, China challenges, #HALTSolitary, Slave Burial Ground in Bronx (03/21/2021)  Thousands march against masks and lockdowns across Europe… China challenges America… An bill to halt solitary confinement passes in Albany and a graveyard for enslaved Africans is ignored by the Parks Department in the...  

Trader Joe's COVID, Bronx Slave Burial Ground, Fred Hampton, Mars Sound (03/19/2021)  Sounds of Mars… a new 3 foot rule for schools… a slave burial ground in the Bronx.. the real story of the death of Fred Hampton.. and Trader Joes tries to...  

100 million shots, Anti-Asian Violence and the Atlanta Murders, Baseball is Back in NYC (03/18/2021)  Biden announces 100 million shots… fallout from the murders of Asian people in Atlanta…. And baseball is back in...  

Myanmar killings, White House Road Trip. Underground Rail Road House in Brooklyn (03/15/2021)  Myanmar killings grow as protesters remain defiant… The White House goes on the road to plug the American Rescue Plan… and house that may have been part of the Underground Railroad is saved from wreckers in...  

George Floyd Settlement, Biden and Cuomo in Truth, Blended Learning Fail, NYPD report (03/12/2021)  George Floyd Settlement, Biden says he’ll give America the unvarnished truth.. and Governor Cuomo says the same… a insider look into then York city schools in the age of COVID… and a police report.. is it more of the...  

Cancel rent and mortgages, Green Jobs, Border Divide, Wealth Tax, Cuomo's reopening (03/11/2021)  Progressive in Washington and New York demand canceling rent and Green Jobs… the partisan divide at the southern border… Wealth Tax and Cuomo’s...  

Biden's Big Win, Children at the Border, Haiti, Venezuela, Bitcoin Power Drain (03/10/2021)  The House of Representatives hands President Biden his American Rescue Plan…. The next fight … child refugees at the southern border… Haiti.. Venezuela… a new kind of mining disaster.. Bitcoin in the finger lakes…...  

Derek Chauvin trial, Harry and Meghan and race, Cuomo's sixth, ESCR (03/09/2021)  The trial of Derek Chauvin, The fallout over Harry and Meghan's bombshell interview, Democrats exulted, Cuomo's sixth woman, Value Engineering Report...  

Racist Royals, Cuomo's Problems, Women and COVID, High Schools Open (03/08/2021)  The British Royal Family rent by internal squabbling over the skin color of a future princess…. Ny’s Attorney General names investigators into the state’s Cuomo problem… Women and leadership in the fight against COVID.. and...  

Biden's victory, Jury Selection in Killer cop trial, Ukraine Fascists, Pacifica Referendum (03/07/2021)  trial of Derek Chauvin starts tomorrow, American Rescue Plan victory, Americans fighting for far-right groups in Ukraine, Stand Up to Asian Hate, when is low income housing really luxury housing, laundry workers and their supporters marched through...  

$15 Minimum Wage Fails, Pope in Iraq, Israel Faces Rights Probe, Rethinking NYC cops (03/05/2021)  The Senate says no to $15 an hour.. The pope visits Iraq… the international criminal court opens an investigation into war crimes.. both by the state of Israel.. and the Palestinian group Hamas… and the battle over police reforms in...  

Myanmar killings, White House Road Trip. Underground Rail Road House in Brooklyn (03/05/2021)  ...  

Myanmar Protests Grow, American Rescue Plan, Border Tragedy (03/04/2021)  Protests grow in Myanmar.. with dozens dead as the military makes more violent threats.. The Senate begins debate not the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.. A state of emergency at the capitol… and a border...  

Missile Attack in Iraq, Texas Mask Mayhem, Cuomo's Women Problem, DC March 4th Madness (03/03/2021)  A missile attack against a US base in Iraq.. what’s next? Mask mandate fail in Texas.. voter rights and Governor Cuomoo says he’s...  

COVID rescue bill, Florida police kill farmworker, Cuomo's sexual harassment problem (03/02/2021)  The COVID-19 relief bill advances.. but the $15 minimum wage is in doubt… a deputy in Florida is cleared in the brutal shooting of a farm worker.. and Governor Cuomo’s sexual harassment...  

Texas ends its lockdown, too early? Florida Farmworkers, HALT solitary (03/02/2021)  Violence escalates in Myanmar… Texas ends its mask mandate… attacks against health providers on the rise and demands for Mayor DeBlasio to end solitary confinement on Rikers...  

Khashoggi. Syria, Saudi Arabia, plutonium, NYC Education (02/26/2021)  The CIA says Saudi Crown Prince ordered the killing of a dissident journalist… While a US bombing mission in Syria reportedly kills 17… New York Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza resigns… and he’s...  

Capitol Chaos, NY freed of terror label, Local Law 97 Bait & Switch (02/25/2021)  More revelations about the desperate struggle to protect lawmakers on January 6th, Biden reverses New York’s terrorist designation… and the state tries to reverse a law meant to stop environmental...  

American Mortality Drop, Cuomo's #metoo, School time, Food Not Bombs (02/24/2021)  Governor Cuomo is accused of sexual harassment in a bombshell blog post by a candidate for Manhattan borough president…
Middle schools are set to open tomorrow… 
An American mortality rates...  

Daniel Prude killer cops go free, Indian Point nuke, Let Doctors Heal (02/23/2021)  The Rochester police officers who killed a Black man and hid the videos for months won’t be charged…

The Indian Point nuclear power plant decommissioning plan draws controversy… a day of hearings in Washington.. including...  

Myanmar, Haiti, Texas blackout, Hunter Bidens laptop (02/22/2021)  New protests in Myanmar.. and Haiti… the smartest guys in the room and the Texas blackout… and Hunter Biden’s laptop and United States meddling in...  

Mars, Merrick Garland on Hunter Biden, Cuomo and DeBlasio, recovery czar (02/22/2021)  President Biden expands federally guaranteed loans to small businesses… Merrick Garland on Hunter Biden… Cuomo and DeBlasio trade shots.. the city’s new recovery czar.. a familiar name... and the sounds of...  

The Justice Roadmap for New York (02/19/2021)  This week, a dozen New York state legislators spoke about their recent visits to prisons, jails, and ICE detention centers ravaged by COVID-19. Joined by currently and formerly incarcerated New Yorkers and families with loved ones behind bars, they...  

Back to Paris Climate Accord, Texas freezes, Justice roadmap, death stalks (02/19/2021)  Biden rejoins the Paris Climate Accord.. as Texas freezes.. and vaccine shipments stall.. the Justice Roadmap.. rethinking the police… as death stalks...  

Mars Rover Landing, Cuomo's Fail, Missing Commissioner, Dark Money (02/18/2021)  NASA lands its newest rover on mars.. what Governor Cuomo knew and when did he know it… and where’s the police commissioner.. the City Council wants to...  

Texas Storm and Climate Change, Reparations, Trump's Wall and Joe Biden, Broadband Emergency (02/17/2021)  ...  

Private Prisons, Exonerated, Parole Justice, Afghanistan Peace (02/16/2021)  A new day for undocumented immigrants… but private prisons are still the rule.. parole Justice.. and the story of 16-year old exonerated in the murder of his mother in the...  

Justice Advocates Call for Passage of Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole (02/16/2021)  Since the start of the pandemic, more than 5,600 people incarcerated in prisons have tested positive for COVID-19 (over 1,000 in the past month). 32 incarcerated people have died of COVID. There are currently outbreaks of the virus at Bare...  

COVID Declines, Cuomo prevaricates, Senate acquits, Trump (02/15/2021)  A worldwide decline in COVID cases as new vaccines come on line… Governor Cuomo feels a void as critics blast his role in nursing home spread… and the Senate vote to acquit.. as some Republicans opt out of...  

Tump's Defense, White House Shredding Party, Ron Kuby, Avalanche in India (02/12/2021)  Trump’s lawyers make the defense… but miss an opportunity.. we speak with a civil rights attorney.. did trump incite or was he just being Trump… Did the former president burn and shred on his way out of the White House.. experts...  

Haiti, Biden calls China, Impeachment trial Day 2 (02/11/2021)  Unrest in Haiti… a possible coup… Biden calls China..and day two of trump’s...  

Impeachment trial, Inciting insurrection, Citifield Vaccine, Medallion Mess (02/10/2021)  House Democrats make their case… the president "Incited an insurrection" at the United States Capitol on January 6th… House managers describe Trump and his followers desperately fomenting violence… to stop President...  

Trump's Second Senate Trial, $100 Billion Missile, Keystone XL (02/09/2021)  The second Senate trial of Donald Trump gets underway.. the first debate.. can ex-president be impeached?… and the 100 billion dollar nuclear missile.. that nobody...  

Impeachment Gets Personal, Extremism in the ranks, Middle School opens (02/08/2021)  Trump’s lawyers blasts the impeachment trial, set to begin tomorrow… The military grapples with Extremism in the ranks and its withdrawal from the Yemen war.. as middle school kids in New York get ready to back to...  

Myanmar Protests grow,Congressional Terror, US Middle East policy (02/07/2021)  Myanmar’s military backs off from shutting off the Internet as non-violent protests against a coup grow… Member of the US Congress recount harrowing experiences on January 6th.. and the future of US policy in the Middle East.. with...  

No apologies from Greene, Ralph Nader on Stock Tax, Yemen (02/05/2021)  Marjorie Taylor Greene says Trump owns the GOP… Reviving the Stock Transfer tax.. we speak with Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader… Is United States support for the war on Yemen.. coming to an...  

Ronnie Kasirils, speaks on apartheid and Israel (02/04/2021)  Ronnnie Kasrils was Minister for Intelligence Services from 27 April 2004 to 25 September 2008. He was a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1987 to 2007 as well...  

Tuskegee Study, Vaccination Hesitancy, Rudy Giuliani's Sleaze, ANC Hero (02/03/2021)  Tuskegee Study, Vaccination Hesitancy, Rudy Giuliani's Sleaze, ANC...  

Myanmar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Vaccine, USDA, Mr. Monsanto (02/02/2021)  Protests sweep the capitol of Myanmar after a military coup overturns an election… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faces down a threat… AGAIN.. waiting for the vaccine and food and the Agriculture...  

Snowpocalypse, Cops pepper spray child, 1776 v. 1619, Neo Nazi Rise (02/01/2021)  Snow slams the East Coast.. throwing life into disarray as the government struggles with vaccine ineqiuity… a 9 year old girl in handcuffs is pepper sprayed by cops in Rochester.. and the rise of neo-nazi’s in America and world wide.....  

Gamestop Casino, Enemies Within, Greenfield, Greene, BDS (01/31/2021)  ...  

NYC Blizzard, Profound Vaccine Disparity, Putin Protests, Tax Wall St. (01/31/2021)  A major blizzard has New York City in its sights… The vaccination programs passes over Latino’s and Black people.. what’s the answer? What’s behind the huge protests in Russia.. And a bill to tax Wall...  

Biden's Climate Plan, Road Map to Freedom,Two Bridges, COVID loss (01/28/2021)  President Biden lays out his climate plan.. house members submit a Roadmap to Freedom for immigrants… NY restaurants may be opening for indoor dining… and a legendary Chinatown photographer is the latest victim of the virus as New York...  

Mutation, Vaccine Equity. Doomsday Clock, Community Policing (01/28/2021)  ...  

Biden on America's racial Divide, Putin, Stop VOA's Steal, Hank Aaron (01/26/2021)  Biden signs a raft of Executive Orders to heal America’s racial divide… Putin gets a call… Impeachment trial gets some GOP support… New York City divests its carbon… and remembering a giant of...  

Biden on Transgender, Vaccine apocalypse, Russian Protests, Yemen Peace (01/25/2021)  Biden lifts Trumps ban on transgender people in the military… New York is running out of vaccines, The US demands the release of a Russian dissident.. and chances for peace in Yemen are...  

Olympics in Peril, Deadly Corona Varient, Serial Killer in NYCHA (01/24/2021)  The Senate prepares for an unprecedented impeachment of a former president… are the new Coronavirus variants more deadly, Olympics in peril, and the fallout from a serial killer’s spree in NYCHA… who’s is at the switch of...  

impeachment trial set, Nominees Advance in Senate, Ban Nukes (01/22/2021)  Trump’s second impeachment trial comes as early as next week… The first Black Secretary of Defense is approved.. but is he a threat to civilian control of the military…. And a activists speak out on a nuclear treaty as the...  

Biden's Day 1, Vaccine Crisis, Fauci Back, No Nukes, Chokehold (01/21/2021)  Biden’s first day.. a whirlwind of activity aimed at controlling the COVID pandemic… The vaccine crisis that’s forcing New York and other localities to suspend inoculations.. and tomorrow a world spanning treaty banning nuclear...  

President Biden, VP Harris take office, 400K deaths, NYPD abuses (01/20/2021)  A new President takes the oath.. a former president flies south.. promising a possible return… A day of firsts as COVID deaths.. Biden and the peace movement and the New York State Senate passes a bill to protect...  

Trumps Good-bye, National Guard Boots Alleged Fascists, NYPD attacks MLK march (01/19/2021)  Trump says good-bye, the National Guard pulls a dozen soldiers with extremist links… Senate confirmation hearings and the NYPD shuts down another protest...  

MLK Jr. Day of Service, Capitol scare, COVID and race, UN tribunal (01/18/2021)  The president and Vice President elect celebrate Rev. Martin Luther Kings’s birthday with service… a scare at the Capitol… COVID and King… and a United Nations tribunal on America’s killer...  

NRA Bankrupt, $2 trillion rescue, capitol invaders v FBI, MLK birthday (01/15/2021)  The NRA declares bankruptcy and runs from New York… Joe Biden announces a nearly $2 trillion rescue package.. the FBI is on the trail of the capitol invaders and It’s Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King’s...  

Harrowing Halls of the Capitol, larger fascist threat, James sues NYPD (01/14/2021)  Members of Congress tell harrowing stories of survival as pro-trump insurgents stormed the United States Capitol last week… Is there a larger fascist threat… The NY Attorney General sues the City and the NYPD.. and woman say...  

Trump breaks record with impeachment #2, DeBlasio Lies, Rep. Espaillat (01/13/2021)  President Donald J. Trump gets a double asterisk.. he's the first president ever impeached… twice… Threats mount against the city and Mayor of Washington, DC as Inauguration Day nears… and DeBlasio's missing...  

Trump's madness, Electoral College reform, NYPD stalls (01/12/2021)  Trump says not my bad as he marvels at his wall in South Texas… The FBI announces it will seek sedition charges for the riot at the United States Capitol… Trump’s mental illness.. a top psychologist says is catching…...  

Capitol Police Plot, Removing Trump, Assault on Democracy, Andrew Cuomo (01/11/2021)  The House of representatives begins the process of invoking the 25th Amendment.. and possibly impeach President Trump.. for a second time.. Threats against the inauguration.. the assault on Democracy continues… and Governor Andrew Cuomo on...  

Remove Trump Now, Nuclear Threat in White House, Public Ownership (01/10/2021)  The New York House delegation calls for Trump’s removal from the steps of City Hall… Trump’s nuclear threat is still very much in play… the alt-right’s role in the assault on the capitol and public ownership for...  

Impeach Again, Trump's last stand, hate crime, vaccine nationalism (01/08/2021)  Calls for impeachment grow.. fears of Trump’s last days reach top military commanders.. The mother of a woman killed in a hate crime speaks out and Governor Cuomo steps back and lets more New Yorkers get the...  

Impeach Trump, again? Racial Double Standard in DC, NY to legalize pot (01/07/2021)  Calls grow to re-impeach Trump.. what went wrong at the capitol.. the racial double standard in protest policing and New York takes another step closer to legalizing...  

Attempted Coup in DC, Georgia Peaches, Julian Assange denied bail (01/06/2021)  For WBAI news New York and WPFW in Washington, DC.. I’m Paul DeRienzo with a report of the days news.. for Wednesday, January 6th,...  

Virus Fears Grip New York, Kenosha Cop Cleared, Georgia Votes (01/05/2021)  The Kenosha DA decides not to prosecute the cop who shot Jacob Blake in the back 7 times… Georgia voters head to the polls… and the mayor of New York and the governor struggle with changing...  

Julian Assange, Georgia runoff, London Lockdown, New York State of Vaccine (01/04/2021)  A judge in London bars the extradition of Julian Assange, Georgia’s Senate runoff is down to the wire.. And a new lockdown in London.. are parts of New York State...  

Congress Sworn, Pelosi Wins, Trump's Coup, FBI Spies, (01/03/2021)   117th Congress sworn, Trump's coup. FBI spies, January 6th...  

GOP Grinches veto, New Year's Eve in Tompkins Square, Tutu on Israel's nukes (01/01/2021)  A New Year’s day veto over ride in the Senate… a New Years night to remember in Tompkins Square park… and Archbishop Desmond Tutu asks Biden to tell the truth about Israel’s...  

New Year pandemic, Arlo Hotel Karen, Radical Rabbi, Kent State Hero (12/31/2020)  A different sort of New Year sweeps the globe.. on the heels of a pandemic.. What’s the scene in Times Square.. Cops say their looking for the Arlo Hotel Karen, the victim’s father speaks out.. lessons for the Left on New Years Eve from...  

Is McConnell the Xmas Grinch, Mutant California, Wall St. Tax (12/30/2020)  The fight over the stimulus.. will Mitch McConnell allow a vote to up the check to two thousand dollars? A new mutant variant of the coronavirus appears in California… and what can cities do to make up for...  

McConnell delays, Bernie Speaks, Brexit breakup, Yemen's war (12/29/2020)  Mitch McConnell forces a delay in a vote to increase stimulus payments.. Is the virus out of control? A Brexit deal in the works and is a potential Biden nominee a war hawk in dove’s...  

House Overrides Trump's veto, Passes $2K Stimulus, Rent Protections, Eviction Watch (12/28/2020)  ...  

Nashville Christmas Bombing, Pope calls for peace, Blackwater (12/25/2020)  A bomb goes off in Nashville, a controversial set of pardons by the president.. the pope calls for an end to wars in the Middle East and the Blackwater...  

Pope Francis message, Brexit deal, Trump Chaos, Cops Kill Again (12/24/2020)  Midnight mass at 10 PM.. COVID’s to blame.. as the pope says honor the outcast.. A Brexit deal is announced.. with 6 days to go.. Trump sows chaos in Congress.. and a cop shoots a man with a cell phone in...  

Trump Vetoes, Pardons Galore, New Education Head, Faith church (12/23/2020)  Trump vetoes the defense bill, keeps up his threat to veto the Stimulus.. a new secretary of Education in the works and a beloved church burns.. as its historic congregation stands firm in their...  

Stimulus passes, Biden's darkest days, Apache leaders, NYPD (12/22/2020)  The Congress passes and stimulus, Cuomo requires COVID tests at the airports.. Conservatives throw in the towel on Trump.. Apache leaders speak out against a copper mine.. McCain’s stab in the back… and will the NYPD change its ways...  

Stimulus droops, Barr No Fraud, Mutant Bug, Cops Busted (12/21/2020)  The House prepares to debate the 900 billion dollar COVID stimulus bill.. The Attorney General says no systematic voter fraud.. A virus mutation strikes fear in the United Kingdom.. and a report says cops blew it policing protests this...  

Stimulus Deal, Chile Protests, Oak Flats, Martial Law (12/20/2020)  A deal in the stimulus package.. Protests continue in Chile… a mine project on Native lands in Arizona.. the first Native American nominated to head the Department of Interior.. As a Trump advisor calls for martial...  

Shell Game at the Hague, "Evil" Sacklers, Mexico, Western Sahara (12/17/2020)  A lawsuit at The Hague challenges big polluters.. The Sackler family takes the heat from Congress.. Mexico’s tortured relationship with the United States.. and the fate of the Western...  

Biden's picks Buttigieg, Queens vaccine, Restaurant worker's pain (12/16/2020)  Mayor Pete moves up to the cabinet… is he too close to Wall Street? The mayor delivers vaccine to Queens.. and restaurant workers fear the...  

McConnell admits, Trump won't, ICE fight in New Jersey (12/15/2020)  McConnell admits Biden won.. Trump fight on to inauguration day…the vaccine and Trump.. a hunger strike at an ICE detention center in New...  

California makes it official.. Biden and Harris are certified.. Stephen Miller says fight on and Proud Boys fight for Trump in DC.. (12/14/2020)  California makes it official.. Biden and Harris are certified.. Stephen Miller says fight on and Proud Boys fight for Trump in...  

vaccine approval, Morocco Israel and the Saharawi, secret bombs (12/12/2020)  An FDA committee approves an Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.. Morocco and Israel.. is it another colonial deal.. Bomb.. bomb how many nuclear bombs are there and why the secret.. more on a police killing in the...  

Facebook anti-Trust, Cartel Cops, Corporate cabinet, SCOTUS Trump (12/09/2020)  The entire country and New York sues Facebook… the Supreme Court rules against Trump… Biden’s corporate cabinet picks.. Israel’s nukes.. the trouble with ranked choice voting.. and Mexico stands up to the United...  

UK Vaccine, Army Sex Crimes, War Cabinet, John Lennon (12/08/2020)  The United Kingdom begins its mass COVID-19 vaccination program.. did Trump blow the deal with Pfizer? A damning report on sexual assault in the Army… More on Biden’s war Cabinet and 40-years since the murder of John Lennon in new...  

Giuliani positive, Georgia Debate, Bronx police killing (12/07/2020)  Trump petulant about losing fires up his base as threats against election workers and state officials sewing fear among so-called RINOs or Republicans In Name Only. Why did an NYOD officer have to shoot a emotionally disturbed person? Four shots...  

Job Crisis, Police Body Camera videos, House Decrim, Venezuela Votes (12/04/2020)  A disappointing jobs report… new videos of police killing revealed in New York… and a vote to legalize marijuana in...  

Cuomo's Christmas present, Trump's Rage, Yemen's Agony (12/03/2020)  Governor Cuomo gets a Christmas present… The GOP easts its own… and Yemeni Americans speak out against a proposed Biden pick for Secretary of...  

UK vaccine, Flournoy's Complaint, Trump v Twitter, Peace in War on Drugs (12/02/2020)  A vaccine is approved.. in the United Kingdom. Trump’s war on Social media and peace in the war on...  

Barr says no, World Aids Day, Palestinian Nakba, School Open (12/01/2020)  Attorney General Barr says no evidence of election fraud.. World Aids Day is commemorated.. As is the day Palestinians lost their nation 73 years ago… some Schools will reopen next week.. but Catholic schools are left...  

Undocumented Census, Biden's appointments, Killing Science, (11/30/2020)  ...  

Trump pardons turkey, Georgia Poll Tax, SCOTUS v Cuomo, Lucerne hotel (11/27/2020)  Trump pardons a turkey… Drivers License poll tax in Georgia… SCOTUS deals a blow to Cuomo.. and homeless men get the...  

Iran nuke chief hit, Handcuffed kid, Alice of restaurant fame (11/27/2020)  Another assassination.. this time inside Iran.. is Israel responsible and why?… A child handcuffed by cops in Michigan.. dies of COVID.. and Alice Brock of Alice’s Restaurant fame.. still feisty at...  

Trump vows to fight… Rudy in Pennsylvania stirs the pot.. Midnight Regulations, death of a soccer isol and hunger on thanksgiving.. (11/25/2020)  Trump vows to fight… Rudy in Pennsylvania stirs the pot.. Midnight Regulations, death of a soccer isol and hunger on...  

national security cabinet, Antonio Williams, Rogue Cops, David Dinkins (11/24/2020)  Biden announces his national security cabinet.. a new video surfaces in a police stop that killed two people.. and the passing of New York’s first Black...  

Spacecraft to the moon, yellow, orange and red zones, Michigan certifies (11/23/2020)  China launched a spacecraft to the moon, parts of upper Manhattan, Staten Island and other areas of New York state will go to yellow, orange and red zones , newly yellow areas of the city may turn orange.. along with the rest of New York…...  

Tigray fighting, Afghan peace, Trump's vs Democracy, Aton Edwards (11/21/2020)  Fighting intensifies in the Horn of Africa… What does peace in Afghanistan look like.. we talk to a peace activist… Trump’s campaign against the vote.. and we take your calls at 212-209-2877 in our second half...  

Rudy flails, Georgia on my mind, next for Afghanistan (11/19/2020)  rump’s allies flail on in their campaign to undermine the election.. Rudy Giuliani blames Venezuelan communists for Trump’s second place showing.. Georgia on my mind as a runoff decides the Senate.. and what’s next for...  

schools close in NYC, Biden War Cabinet, COVID (11/18/2020)  New York City schools are closed again.. with more closures in store.. are the state and city on the same page as the pandemic gets worse… Is president-elect Biden selecting a War...  

MAGA violence, Biden cabinet, SpaceX, Thin Blue Line Flag (11/16/2020)  Joe Biden says lives are at stake as Trump botches the transition.. Schools stay open… a Trump rally in DC ends in violence… traffic deaths challenge the “thin blue line,” and a first in...  

Biden's Final Count, Democrats Sour Grapes, African Democracy, World's Worst Polluter (11/13/2020)  The final states are called for Biden.. attacks on the left wing of the Democratic party.. are they sour grapes by untenable candidates…  a champion of African Democracy dies of COVID.. and the US military.. the world’s worst...  

Transition Fight, Georgia Senate, AMLO & Trump, 911 (11/12/2020)  The fight for the transition… a battle rages in Georgia.. Mexico’s president sails the dangerous shoals of United States politics and a mobster who ratted out a terrorist is released from...  

Veterans Day, Vote Crisis, COVID crisis, Cops off the beat (11/11/2020)  Veterans Day is observed in the United States.. the legacy of a century of war… are we nearing a constitutional crisis over the vote.. an expert says maybe.. and COVID rears its head as the city takes cops off the case for disturbed...  

Esper out, Virus in NYC, the Vote, Transition Troubles (11/09/2020)  The Secretary of defense is out… The virus spreads in New York.. as Joe Biden names his coronavirus task force.. and the trouble with the...  

10620 USA on a razor's edge, Mr. Torres goes to Washington, Andrew Cockburn on the election (11/06/2020)  ...  

Staten Island Outbreak, Greg Palast, spit protest, Rev. Barber (11/05/2020)  Staten Island, Presidential vote counting, Greg...  

Election in the balance, Giuliani Sues, Black vote, armageddon (11/04/2020)  The election hangs in the balance.. as Joe Biden widens his electoral lede over President Trump.. the president’s personal lawyer files a suit to open up the counting to more GOP supporters.. The Black vote.. is there hope for Trump among...  

Military involvement in US Elections, DC Protest Movement, Voter Suppression (11/03/2020)  ...  

Africa and COVID, no worries White House, ranked choice voting (11/02/2020)  The United States falls behind Africa and most of the world is battling Coronavirus… as a white house official says there’s nothing to worry about.. Trump supporters get violent in the last hours of the campaign.. ranked choice voting,...  

Election Uncertainty, Anonymous unmasked, AZ Cowboy Cop, Alaska (10/29/2020)  A flood of voters.. but uncertainty about the elections builds… Anonymous unmasks himself… a killer cop in Arizona…. an assault on a pristine forest in Alaska.. and NYC has its first woman chief of...  

Protests in Philly after cops kill Walter Wallace Jr,. East River Park fight (10/28/2020)  ...  

Philadelphia Unrest, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Barrett sworn, NYCHA threat (10/27/2020)  Unrest in Philadelphia, after the police pump ten bullets into an emotionally disturbed Black man… the public asks.. when will it end.. A new Supreme Court Justice.. what should progressives expect? And NYCHA falls by the wayside as hope for...  

Early voting ,attendance drops, anti-nuclear protester sentenced (10/26/2020)  Early voting enthusiasm sweeps America and New York… school attendance drops.. and an anti-nuclear protester is sentenced to 14 months in federal...  

Poland outlaws abortion, Sudan bullied by Trump, Nigeria erupts (10/23/2020)  Poland outlaws abortion as protests sweep the nation… Trump brokers a deal with Sudan… what does it mean for Palestinians? A Change NOT in Lebanon… Nigeria erupts… and sell your gun for a IPAD in the...  

Barrett vote, Augmented Reality Opioid Protest at the MET, Anarchy City (10/22/2020)  Democrats boycott, as the Judiciary Committee moves the confirmation of Judge Amy Cony Barrett to the full Senate for a vote next week… New York City sues Trump over its designation as an Anarchist city.. and Augmented reality and the opioid...  

Opioid settlement, Biden's mailbox, disabled voters (10/21/2020)  A settlement in the Oxycontin case against the Sackler family and their company Perdue Pharma.. Ridin’ down to the Biden’s place with the Yippies to deliver an appeal for new drug treatments and disabled...  

Two trillion dollar stimulus, Bolivia’s left wins, Lucerne hotel and of homeless people (10/20/2020)  A two trillion dollar stimulus in the works.. but will the GOP support the president… Bolivia’s left wins in a landslide.. and the future of the Lucerne hotel and of homeless people...  

Covid's therapeutics, Eviction Moratorium, The Ironbound (10/16/2020)  ...  

Second Wave, Trump v Fauci, Protesters and Provocateurs (10/15/2020)  A second wave sweeps the world and the United States.. the president says herd immunity os the answer… the fight with religious communities in New York state and protesters organize for the...  

Peaker Plants shutdown, Latino Cop Quits, Racism and health (10/14/2020)  Kamala Harris shines as she schools Amy Cony Barrett… closing down peak power plants in New York.. and the top Latino cop ion nYC resigns.. what’s the...  

SCOTUS hearings, Dark Money, Abe Lincoln, Dakota hanging, David Graeber & Occupy (10/13/2020)  Judge Amy Coney Barrett gets the kid glove treatment in the senate… as she refuses to say she’ll recuse herself if the election goes to the supreme court… A state of Abe Lincoln gets pulled down in Portland.. is it time to re...  

La Voz Latina 10/11/20 (10/12/2020)  La Voz Latina Sunday October 11.

Interview with Lourdes García of El Comité-Movimiento Independentista Nacional Puertorriqueño;

Also, Analysis: What is the Great Global Economic...  

Senate Confirmation Hearing for SCOTUS Nominee Underway (10/12/2020)  The Republican-controlled Senate is charging ahead on President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and cement a conservative court majority before Election Day but Senate Democrats are...  

MI Gov. kidnap plot, no virtual debate, nuclear football, CRISPR threat (10/08/2020)  A plot by a nationalist militia to kidnap Michigan’s governor is foiled by the FBI… Trump says’ he won’t participate in a virtual debate… the nuclear football and protests against a new city COVID lockdown in Brooklyn...  

Trump flips again, No More Deaths on the border, Caucuses erupt (10/07/2020)  President Trump seems to flip-flop again on stimulus negotiations… why is more government money necessary? … volunteers helping migrants in the Arizona desert are raided by Border Patrol cops using a tank…a new war in the South...  

Trump mask off, coronavirus in NYC, right to not inform (10/06/2020)  The Supreme Court hears a oral arguments in a case concerning the right not to be an informant… Donal Trump’s epic return to the White House falls flat… and more bad news as the Coronavirus rears its...  

Trump, still infectious, back at White House -without mask (10/05/2020)  BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump has staged a dramatic return to the White House after leaving the military hospital where he has been receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. He immediately ignited a new controversy...  

Trump Tests Positive for Covid19 (10/02/2020)  74 year old Donald Trump announced on twitter after midnight that he first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus. He tweeted, "Tonight,
@FLOTUS
and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and...  

Trump hospitalized, AFRICOM, Somalia, Persistent Joblessness (10/02/2020)  The president is hospitalized…

Trump and refugees and a US military African command brings war to the...  

Restaurants since Start of Pandemic (10/01/2020)  The National Restaurant Association says nearly 100,000 U.S. restaurants have shut their doors since the pandemic began. Monthly U.S. restaurant sales hit their lowest point in April, when they plunged to $30 billion, according to the U.S. Census...  

Proud Boys Right-wing Drunks? Real Election Scandal, Vote Early (10/01/2020)  Trump denied he’s ordered his supporters to interfere in the election.. but refuses to condemn white supremacy… Are the Proud Boys a white gang of drunken hooligans.. or a real threat to democracy… And Greg Palast says.. vote...  

Trump's Proud Boy threat, Community Control of Police, NYPD violates human rights (09/30/2020)  Donald Trump's epic meltdown.. the president commands his followers to intimidate voters at the polls during a national debate.. the truth behind the Proud Boys.. community control of the police takes the stage.. and NYPD violates human rights...  

Debate, Taxes, Palestinian radical, First Day of School. COVID anew (09/29/2020)  The nation readies itself for the fist presidential debate scheduled for tonight at 8pm eastern…. The president’s taxes.. what do we know about Trump and his mysterious backers.. A Palestinian event is blocked by social media giants and...  

Trump threatens the vote, Cuomo says no to fed vaccine, Chinatown jail win, Corey's out (09/24/2020)  Trump unleashed.. accuses his enemies of being communists… threatens a continuation if he loses next month as Governor Cuomo says he doesn’t trust the COVIS vaccine… and in New York a judge says no to a high rise jail in...  

Breonna Taylor charges, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Pebble Mine Tapes (09/23/2020)  One officer is indicted in Kentucky in the shooting death pf Breonna Taylor.. but not for killing the woman shot in her own home… A ew York court orders Eric Trump to testify NOW.. memorial services for an irreplaceable justice and secret...  

Romney votes, FinCEN files, Stephen F. Cohen, Intro 1947 (09/22/2020)  Mitt Romney says he’s going to vote, FinCEN files and money laundering drags down stock prices, a new bill to fight climate change in...  

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Money Laundering pandemic (09/21/2020)  The 2020 election takes a new direction after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.. and a leak of thousands of reports from a Financial Crimes agency.. shows the massive reach of money...  

Trump's Vaccine, Clock ticks on TikTok, call to tax stock trades (09/18/2020)  Trump promises 100 million vaccine doses and $13 billion to make Puerto Rico a pharmaceutical hub… Tik Tok and WeChat are banned and Howie Hawkins demands a tax on stock...  

Assange, Folk Singers and FBI, Taxi drivers, school delay, Occupy at 9 (09/17/2020)  British prosecutors spar with defense witnesses in the extradition trial of Julian Assange… Bill Barr likes coronavirus lockdowns to slavery.. and school opening is delayed in New York City as Taxi drivers rally and Occupy Wall Street marks...  

Ellsberg on Assange, uterus collector, Occupy, ANTIFA (09/16/2020)  America's most famous Whistleblower testifies at the trial of Julian Assange.. is there a doctor known as the uterus collector.. at an immigration jail in Georgia and 9 years since Occupy Wall Street.. the state of the...  

Assange, Breonna Taylor, Trump's Middle East Peace, Homeless (09/15/2020)  Day 6 of the extradition hearing of Julian Assange… A settlement in the case of Breonna Taylor.. but is it enough? Trump stakes his claim as a middle east peace...  

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez on Cash for Guns Program (09/11/2020)  The District Attorney and New York City Police Department are sponsoring a voluntary Cash for Guns Program tomorrow, Saturday, September 12th… at St. Paul’s Community Baptist Church at 858 Hendrix Street in East New York… The gun...  

Assange trial COVID scare, Pelosi v Trump, postal racism, NYC NIMBY (09/10/2020)  The trial of Julian Assange is delayed by a COVID scare… Nancy Pelosi versus President Trump again.. the history of postal racism and NIMBY raises its head on the Upper West...  

Bob Woodward on Trump, Times Square hot & run, Chile and Allende (09/09/2020)  Bob Woodward releases tapes showing Trump knew coronavirus was deadly as early as February.. the president says didn’t want to panic anyone.. at the mystery of a car that rammed Black Lives Matter protesters deepens… 50 years since a US...  

Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers, Trump & the military, Julian Assange in court (09/08/2020)  A progressive activist passes, we hear from a loved one, a soldier on Trump and and his slurs against the military, and Julian Assange gets a day in...  

Kevin Zeese, requiem for an activist of extraordinary energy. (09/06/2020)  ...  

Tip Wage rip-off, American Protester, Drugs and Police Excuses (09/04/2020)  Labor Day and tip workers.. the struggle to survive… Protests sweep America.. what’s next.. Drugs and excuses for police...  

Prude killing, Biden in Kenosha, Cuomo slamsTrump, J'Ouvert online (09/03/2020)  ...  

Rank & File Educators Say No, Barr on Race, US Economy on the Ropes (09/02/2020)  ...  

Trump in Kenosha, school delayed in NYC, Gates Foundation and the Media (09/01/2020)  Trump lights a fuse in Kenosha… school openings delayed join New York City.. the Gates Foundation media...  

Sports, Labor and Black Lives Matter, march on Washington 57 (08/28/2020)  Trump hijacks the White House for a campaign photo op.. He says its the most important election in history.. Sports, Labor and Black Lives Matter… and the anniversary of the March on Washington draws...  

Hurricane disaster, Cancer Alley, NBA, VOA, Israel & Biden/Harris (08/27/2020)  A disaster narrowly averted on the Gulf Coast.. but a toxic legacy lingers… Day three of the DNC brings more attacks on protesters and little sympathy for the sick…. The NBA playoff strike expands.. the journalists Trump barred from...  

Kenosha Vigilante, Jacob Blake, Melania, Q Anon (08/26/2020)  Two shot dead by an alleged vigilante in Kenosha during protests after the shooting of Jacob Blake… The Republicans day 2.. First Lady Melania steals the show..  And Q Anon.. the shadowy conspiracy...  

Jacob Blake, RNC, DeJoy, Nursing home buyouts, Bannon's China Muse (08/25/2020)  Trump gets another shot at winning… Dejoy is not joyful in front of congress… And more on Steve Bannon’s China...  

Biden accepts. missing postal machines, Bannon's fake wall II (08/22/2020)  Trump floats Pelosi as a caretaker president.. Dejoy says no to bringing back postal machines… Biden accepts.. Bannon’s fake wall and a judge allows the release of hundreds of thousands of NYPD complaint...  

Steve Bannon busted, Crooked Wall, Biden's luck, East Side loss (08/20/2020)  Bannon is busted… Trump says its sad and wished Joe Biden luck… Kamala accepts and a judge rules against the community on the lower east...  

Mail-in Ballots, Greg Palast, Trump wins 2020, Democratic National Convention roundup (08/19/2020)  The Postmaster General blinks… The Democrats soar and  police transparency in New...  

Ridin with Biden, president shade on the election, NYPD threatens reporters (08/19/2020)  Ridin’ with Biden.. the former Vice President clinches the nomination to take on Trump… The president casts more shade on the election.. and the post office… and the NYPD rules change that threatens...  

Mail Call, Is Trump a fascist or an oligarch? Robert O. Paxton on what makes a fascist (08/14/2020)  Is Trump about to blink in the fight over funding the Postal Service… Is the president suffering from mental health problems… and can fascism happen here.. a talk with a...  

UAE & Israel, NYC Principals say no, Cops duck homicide charge, eviction Watch (08/13/2020)  A Gulf Monarchy recognizes Israel.. but is it hype… New York City principals say September 10th is too early for schools to reopen.. the Bronx DA declines to prosecute two cops involved in the death of an emotionally disturbed person and one...  

Belarus unrest, Kamala Harris, Should Revolutionaries vote, coronavirus surge (08/12/2020)  Protests in Belarus.. thousands arrested and a candidate in exile… Kamala Harris makes her first appearance with Joe Biden… should revolutionaries vote…. And a surge of coronavirus cases in New...  

Biden, Kamala Harris, Social Security scam, Eric Garner case, Trans murder (08/11/2020)  Biden chooses a running mate.. and makes history.. Trumps Executive Orders threaten states and Social Security.. and the city argues it has no duty to discipline and...  

Lebanon protests, Trump's order, School Opening, Homeless Opportunity (08/08/2020)  Protests in Lebanon in the wake of a devastating explosion.. with no deal in sight will Trump wield executive power? … Schools on tap to open for New York.. at least for now.. and a chance to make housing a human right in new...  

#cancelrent, stimulus fail, NRA sued, Hiroshima 75 (08/06/2020)  Rent protections for thousands run out in New York as stimulus talks in Washington go down to the wire… New York State sues to shut down the NRA.. a report from Lebanon and 75 years since...  

Tik Tok Trump, NYC Checkpoints, Low Consumer Confidence (08/05/2020)  Progressive do well in primaries across the nation… consumer confidence at a new low.. the battle for TikTok and check points for New...  

Beirut blast, GOP blasts protests, defends Trump's secret cops (08/04/2020)  Massive explosions at a port in Lebanon kills at least 50.. injuring hundreds.. a tropical storm threatens New York with...  

Trump election delay, no stimulus yet, Fauci vaccine, NYC schools (07/31/2020)  Trump doubles-down on delaying the November election… no deal on the stimulus as the clock ticks.. Fauci says expect a vaccine next year.. and a plan to reopen New York...  

Herman Cain dies, Obama on John Lewis, Stimulus, Ferguson (07/30/2020)  Four former presidents mourn civil rights icon John Lewis, while the sitting president suggests postponing November’s election.. and a month after attending Trump’s Tulsa rally.. Tea party activist Herman Cain dies from the...  

NATO out of Germany, NYPD Snatches Protester, Good Globalization (07/29/2020)  The United States pulls its troops out of Germany…. Moving the North Atlantic Treaty Organization closer to Russia’s borders… NYPD’s warrants squad snatches a protester during a march in Manhattan.. raising fears of a...  

Barr Grilled, Trump's photo-op, John Lewis, NYPD Exposed (07/28/2020)  A House Committee grills Attorney General Bill Barr.. an investigation into Trump’s Lafayette Park photo-op and a civil rights icon John Lewis is honored. In the capitol...  

Fauci Curve Ball, Cold War China, Small Business Threat (07/24/2020)  Dr. Fauci throws the first pitch.. and its a curve ball.. Pompeo opens a cold war against China.. would Richard Nixon approve? And small business in New York under...  

No to Trump threats, AOC Stands up to a bully, Secret Police (07/23/2020)  Cuomo says No! to Trump’s threats to end agents to the City… Ocasio-Cortez stands up to a bully… and the economy stumbles.....  

Evicted, race and abortion, blue wall at home (07/22/2020)  Occupy City Hall is evicted… as millions of Americans face eviction… a name change to erase the racist legacy of Planned Parenthood, and domestic violence among...  

Trump admits failure, Lee's Statue, Portland, Shinkolobwe mine (07/21/2020)  rump is back at the coronavirus briefings.. Robert E Lee’s descendants says no statue.. Congo's role in the A...  

Destroyer of worlds, Trump v EPA, Blue Lives v Black Lives on the Brooklyn Bridge (07/16/2020)  ...  

Heroes Act, blueleaks, #cancelrent (07/15/2020)  The Heroes Act… 100 billion dollars for schools.. a data dump exposes the police fusion centers.. what we’re learning about a new era of spying by law enforcement and a new move to cancel...  

US v Hong Kong, International Students off the hook, Black v Blue lives in Bay Ridge (07/14/2020)  The United States ends Hong Kong’s preferred trade status.. Trump backs off on another threat to deport international students and a child is killed in a hail of bullets in...  

Aiding Syrian refugees, FBI v Protests, Trust Act targets Trump taxes (07/10/2020)  The UN grapples with aiding more than a million Syrian refugees… Trump’s plan to crush protesters.. was the military in on it? And another way to get Trump’s...  

Students v. Trump, NYPD violence report, Blended learning plan (07/09/2020)  The preliminary report on police violence against protesters in New York is out… can the NYPD be changed? A brewing war between the White House and educators over reopening schools… and de Blasio’s blended learning...  

Students v. Trump, NYPD violence report, Blended learning plan (07/08/2020)  The preliminary report on police violence against protesters in New York is out… can the NYPD be changed? A brewing war between the White House and educators over reopening schools… and de Blasio’s blended learning...  

President Sociopath, new Coronavirus threat, Lakota Resistance (07/07/2020)  President Trump's niece has a tell-all book that says her uncle is a sociopath.. The W.H.O. announces a potential new threat from the coronavirus.. a plan to bring broadband to the poor and a Native American leader on Trump and COVID…...  

Mt. Rushmore, Trump re-elected? GOP Vote Theft, Palestine (07/03/2020)  Congress hears from protesters who say police violated their rights… Could Trump be re-elected? Voter security under siege from the GOP.. a flag-burner speaks out and Palestinians resist an illegal take over of the West...  

No flat curve in US, Trump on BLM, good kid killed by cops in Colorado (07/02/2020)  The government admits it hasn’t flattened the curve.. the white house calls Black Lives Matter a symbol of hate… How a good kid who played violin was killed by cops in Colorado and new York City’s 1 billion dollar resiliency pork...  

NYC Budget, CHOP evicted, bail reform reaction (07/01/2020)  The City Council passes the most unpopular city budget in years… a protester occupied zone in Seattle is raided by police.. and a step back from bail...  

COVID USA, Russian bounty bluff, NYPD budget (06/30/2020)  COVID Cases in the United States continue to rise… another Russian scandal for the Trump administration.. the new police...  

Pandemic spreads, Wisconsin warships in Yemen, Black Rock fail (06/26/2020)  The pandemic rears its head in the south… Trump praises American workers for building warships used to crush a nation of children.. and the biggest financial company you never heard...  

SCOTUS on Women's Choice, Occupy City Hall, Voting problems (06/25/2020)  Pelosi calls the GOP police reform bill.. murder.. waiting for a major Abortion decision by the Supreme Court and the occupation of a plaza outside City Hall enters a third...  

New York Travel Advisory, Police Reform Fight, Primary Results (06/24/2020)  A travel advisory for New York, a fight over police reform in congress and preliminary primary results in New York.. With these and other stories I’m Paul DeRienzo w the news for Wednesday, June 24th...  

Andrew Jackson statue, Ellsberg on Bolton, Newark protest (06/23/2020)  An attempt to take down Andrew Jackson’s statue is thwarted.. but protesters face heavy jail time.. COVID-19 surges in the US.. Daniel Ellsberg on John Bolton’s new book and a controversial march for George Floyd in...  

Breonna Taylor protest, Seattle CHOP, Rosenberg's Execution, Seneca Village (06/19/2020)  Breonna Taylor protest, Seattle CHOP, Rosenberg's Execution, Seneca...  

Dreamers win at SCOTUS, Rent Crisis in NYC, Confederate Monuments come down (06/18/2020)  The court rules for the dreamers… NYC enters phase 2 and what about the...  

Rayshard Brooks, POST Act, Native American's topple statue (06/17/2020)  The cop who shot Rayshard Brooks is charged with murder....
Mayor DeBlasio announces new rules for the NYPD… and a shooter targets protesters in New...  

Trump on Cops, Seattle Occupied, Virus in NYC and #cancelrent (06/16/2020)  Trump's executive order on police reform avoids talk of race… a report from an eyewitness to an anarchist enclave in Seattle, and the Supreme Court rules LGBTQ people can keep their...  

Coronavirus 2nd Wave, Police Reform, Monstrous Monuments, Community Control (06/12/2020)  W.H.O. says the coronavirus maybe just beginning… Governor Cuomo signs a slew of police reform bills, but why were most of the mothers barred.. and the truth about New York’s slave trading...  

Wall Street stumbles, 2nd Wave COVID, anti-Nuclear Verdict, General says I'm sorry (06/11/2020)  As Wall Street stumbles, a second wave of COVID engulfs the south, a general apologizes for appearing at a protest and a former nun is sentenced for symbolically disarming a nuclear...  

Philonise Floyd, Trump thumps Bible, NYC Spy Cops, Defund the Police (06/10/2020)  The brother of George Floyd addresses Congress, the FBI comes to New York City to ask questions, and a former police detective speaks .. with these and other stories I’m Paul DeRienzo with the news for Wednesday, June 10th,...  

WBAI Evening News (06/02/2020)  - -Elected Officials and Police Reform Advocates push NYPD disciplinary reform. "We don't need officers to take a knee with us. We need them to keep their knees off our necks," says New York City Council Member Donavan Richards. -New...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo: NYS Coronavirus Update: NYC on Track to Begin Phase 1 June 8 -- Five Regions Beginning Phase 2 Today -- Early Warning Dashboard (06/01/2020)  As some areas of the state begin to enter Phase 2 of reopening, it's worth reflecting on our progress. New York State, and New York City in particular, was the epicenter in the U.S. We had more cases than any other state in the country. The...  

Hong Kong's future, Minneapolis rebellion, Larry Kramer, Jail reform (05/27/2020)  Thousands take to the streets in Minneapolis to protest the death of George Floyd by police officers.. the mayor calls for the arrest of the cops.. who have been fired… the passing of a gay icon.. we remember Larry Kramer.. and as some are...  

I can't breathe, again Nurses shortchanged by FEMA (05/26/2020)  A black man dies under the knee of a cop in Minneapolis as he cries I can’t breathe… cameras are rolling.. and is FEMA stealing PPE due to frontline medical...  

New York Travel Advisory, Police Reform Fight, Primary Results (05/24/2020)  A travel advisory for New York, a fight over police reform in congress and preliminary primary results in New York.. With these and other stories I’m Paul DeRienzo w the news for Wednesday, June 24th...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo-NYS Coronavirus Update: Memorial Day Celebrations -- Capital Region Able to Begin Phase One Tomorrow -- Hospital Visitation Pilot Program (05/22/2020)  
Memorial Day is an important American holiday and we want to safely honor our veterans and our fallen servicemen and women as we do every year.
 
To honor those who fight and have fought and sacrificed for our country and at the...  

Georgia arrest in Arbery killing, Memorial Day, Essential Church Workers (05/22/2020)  A third arrest in the case of the killing of a Black jogger by white men in Georgia.. The mayor and governor prepare for a beach holiday and the president says church is...  

NYC reopening maybe, NYPD budget, Cuomo doubts, China (05/21/2020)  Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city is on track to begin a phased reopening in June… the governor has his doubts.. activists ask the city council to defund the NYPD and China plays the long...  

Pompeo and Yemen, Nursing Home Deaths, Mayor plugs WBAI (05/20/2020)  Was Pompeo funding a war in Yemen… more on racial discrepancies in COVID-19 deaths in NY and why so many deaths in nursing homes in the...  

China and W.H.O. summer school, nuclear disaster, Afghanistan (05/19/2020)  China says it’ll step into support the WHO if the US bows out… Is pace still possible for Afghanistan.. a nuclear disaster waiting to happen.. Trump doesn’t seem to care and summer school goes ahead in NYC…

With these...  

NYS Coronavirus Update: Find a Testing Site Near You -- Partnership with CVS Pharmacies -- Reminder of Mental Health Resources (05/18/2020)  Back on March 13th, which feels like a lifetime ago, New York set a goal that was ambitious at the time: conduct 6,000 tests per day. Today, we have met a far more ambitious goal and are able to conduct 40,000 tests a day. We have ramped up our...  

Trump on Cops, Seattle Occupied, Virus in NYC and #cancelrent (05/16/2020)  Trump's executive order on police reform avoids talk of race… a report from an eyewitness to an anarchist enclave in Seattle, and the Supreme Court rules LGBTQ people can keep their...  

No vaccine necessary? Kawasaki Syndrome, America's Secret Court (05/15/2020)  Trump says he doesn’t need a vaccine to open the country.. Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio sound the alarm on a new syndrome effecting children.. as the region prepares its own ginger opening.. and will America’s Secret Court get...  

Window is closing, a whistleblower speaks, Virus is winning (05/14/2020)  The window is closing on controlling the COVID-19 epidemic.. is it the world’s darkest hour.. a whistleblower speaks.. Cuomo says the virus is winning.. and the detectives union calls the mayors health commissioner the B...  

COVID & Children, NYPD Budget fight, privacy and contact tracing (05/13/2020)  Complications from COVID-19 are effecting children in New York and nationwide.. when is a ban on evictions, not a ban… city council members call on the Mayor to cut the NYPD budget… and privacy and contact tracing.. what’s the...  

Senate Hearings, SCOTUS on Trump, Wuhan coronavirus, eviction switch (05/12/2020)  The Supreme Court a case on Trump’s taxes and other subpoenas.. Did a US bio research group help a Wuhan lab work on coronavirus? And Governor Cuomo pulls a bait and switch on Eviction...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo-NYS Coronavirus Update: Establishing COVID Testing at Church Sites -- Antibody Survey Results of Transit Workers -- Apply To Be a Contact Tracer (05/10/2020)  
Low-income communities and communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in the New York City metropolitan area, as they have been in many states and cities. In the 21 zip codes with the most new COVID-19...  

20 million jobless, Mayor defends NYPD, nazi defeat (05/08/2020)  20 million people jobless.. as the United States economy crashes.. what;’s next? The Mayor defends the cops role in social distancing enforcement and 75 years since he defeat of nazi Germany.. With these and other stories I’m Paul...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo-NYS Coronavirus Update: National Nurses Day -- New Commission to Build Back Better -- Results of Hospitalization Survey (05/07/2020)  
On National Nurses Day, I want to take a moment to commend all the nurses who give care and aid tirelessly and bravely during this crisis. Every day nurses work impossible hours in battle with a virus that challenges medical knowledge and...  

Venezuela invasion attempt, Post Office hubbub, #cancelrent victory (05/07/2020)  A Supreme Court Justice heads home.. more details on a coup attempt against Venezuela.. the United States Postal Service in the crosshairs and Governor Cuomo extends eviction relief.. is canceling the rent...  

Trump on sex harassers, million job losses in NYC, Homeless Subway Sweep (05/06/2020)  The Department of Educations says new rules will make it easier for men accused of sexual abuse on college campuses, but women’s say they’ll sue.. a city reports says nearly a million will lose there jobs and the first night of subway...  

Cops and masks, homeless subway, skewering Trump (05/05/2020)  The head fo the PBA says cops shouldn’t police social distancing as the NYPD prepares for a major sweep of homeless people from the subways.. and Republicans skewer Trump as activists remember Kent...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo - NYS Coronavirus Update: Antibody Testing Survey Completed -- School Board Elections Delayed -- Nourish New York Initiative (05/03/2020)  Starting May 6th, we are closing the NYC subway system for four hours at night from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. when the ridership is lowest. This has never been done before — but we need to do so now in order to allow the MTA to disinfect every...  

May Day, Subways and Schools Closed, Andrew Yang suit (05/01/2020)  It’s May Day.. with millions world wide out of work… and strikes breaking out across America… Delegates say New York can’t stop the primary.. and schools are closed all day and subways closed all...  

workers fear the virus, Bernie off the ballot, bats & virus (04/30/2020)  Trump blames China, but who is really at fault.. workers in fear at meat plants in Iowa.. and Bernie Sanders knocked off the New York Democratic Primary Ballot.

With these and other stories I’m Paul DeRienzo with some of the news for...  

Economy down, Dreamers, Biowarfare Virus, Ben Linder Presente (04/29/2020)  Stocks up, but the economy is down.. a one sided bipartisan committee and the fate of Dreamers..

With these and other stories I’m Paul DeRienzo with some of the news for Wednesday, April 29th,...  

Homeless Subways, Ramsey Orta, USA Hunger, #cancelrent (04/28/2020)  Cuomo announces his guide to reopening New York… homeless people on the subways as hunger stalks America..

With these and other stories I’m Paul DeRienzo with some of the news for Tuesday, April 28th,...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo- NYS Coronavirus Update: All Frontline Workers Can Get Coronavirus Tests -- New Executive Order Will Bring Diagnostic Testing to More Pharmacies (04/27/2020)  
Here's what else you need to know tonight:
 
1. I will issue an Executive Order allowing all pharmacies to test for COVID-19. This will unlock a network of over 5,000 independent pharmacies as diagnostic testing...  

Trump 's bleach, MDs say NO! Rent Freeze, Kent State + 50, nuclear base attacked by pacifists (04/24/2020)  ...  

Gov. Andrew M.Cuomo - NYS Coronavirus Update: New Contact Tracing Program Launched - Financial Relief for Hospitals (04/23/2020)  
We are living in a profound moment in history. Our actions today will shape our future and we cannot risk undoing all the progress we have made. We will rely on science and facts to guide our next steps. I know there are some people who want...  

Unemployment, bankrupt states, new tool for Israel's intelligence (04/23/2020)  ...  

Gov. Cuomo- NYS Coronavirus Update: White House Meeting -- Some Elective Outpatient Treatments to Resume -- Regional Approach to Reopening (04/22/2020)  
I met with President Trump today in the White House to discuss testing. We agreed that the state will be responsible for managing the actual tests in our laboratories. The federal government, meanwhile, will take on the responsibility of...  

Iran's launch, WHO funds, Ecuador tragedy, Cuomo slams protests (04/22/2020)  Iran puts a satellite in orbit.. World Health officials said they warned of the coming pandemic three months ago… And Governor Cuomo slams anti-lockdown protesters.

With these and other stories I’m Paul DeRienzo with some of the news...  

Earth Day, Stimulus #3 passes, Unemployment in NY (04/21/2020)  ...  

Gov. Andrew M.Cuomo - NYS Coronavirus Update: Hard-Won Progress -- New Antibody Survey -- Expansion of Virtual Weddings (04/20/2020)  
For weeks, the total number of hospitalizations in New York went up. We were climbing a mountain and we weren't sure when we would reach the peak. Now, if the trend holds, we have summited the mountain and are descending to the other...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo-NYS Coronavirus Update: Virtual Weddings -- Scaling Testing -- Housing for People Affected by COVID-19 (04/19/2020)  April 18, 2020.

Our state and nation are facing a generational challenge. The situation is bad, and there is no time and no place for division. We have our hands full as it is. My hope is that we can look past politics and work together...  

Trump Vs. Cuomo smackdown, racial disparity in testing, May Rent Strike On (04/17/2020)  The tea party remerges.. demanding an end to the COVID-19 shut downs.. As Governor Cuomo and President Trump spar.. Jumaane Williams asks why so  many people of color are dying of the disease.. and.. can’t pay in may? a rent strike forNew...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo -NYS Coronavirus Update: Face Coverings Must Be Worn In Public -- Scaling Up Testing -- 3D-Printed PPE (04/16/2020)  
1. You MUST cover your mouth and nose when in public and when social distancing cannot be maintained. I am i

Cuomo's pause, Army's invisible enemy, Prison COVID terror (04/16/2020)  Governor Cuomo orders his pause — for New York state to extend to May 15th.. the army struggles with an outbreak among trainees.. while advocates demand youth, immigrants, women and the aged.. be released form prison..

with these and...  

Trump vs WHO, Particulates and Covid, slashing hospitals (04/15/2020)  Good Evening

The governor orders the state to begin wearing face masks… Is the World Health Organization responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.. Trump says yes but many beg to differ…. and why are People of Color dying at a...  

(04/14/2020)  
This afternoon, I launched a multi-state council along with Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, Governor John Carney of Delaware, Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island,...  

death toll soars, Obama endorses, prison petri-dish, city comes together (04/14/2020)  Good Evening

New York’s death toll soars by nearly 4000.. the staggering numbers are among the highest in the world…

President Obama endorses his former Vice President..

The prison petri-dish.. why aren’t...  

the worst is over? Hunger stalks NYC children, public banks (04/13/2020)  Good Evening

Bernie Endorses Biden, Cuomo says the worst is over.. but it’ll be months before a return to normalcy.. Malnutrition haunts America’s children.. and an economist charts a way out..

With these and other stories...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo - NYS Coronavirus Update: Pro Bono Lawyers -- Stimulus Payments -- Happy Easter (04/12/2020)  This holiday weekend I wish all who celebrate - Happy Easter. We remind New Yorkers that Easter celebrations should be enjoyed only with immediate family to reduce the spread of COVID-19. I know this is a very challenging time, but we must continue...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo- NYS Coronavirus Update: Additional SNAP Benefits -- COVID-19 Heroes Compensation Fund -- How to Save a Life Video (04/11/2020)  
When this crisis began, we engaged experts to model the path of this virus. But there was one thing the statisticians didn't count on: they didn't know how unified New Yorkers can be. They couldn't use their computers to...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo - NYS Coronavirus Update: New Testing Facilities Downstate -- Call for Blood Donations (04/10/2020)  Now is not the time to relax and be complacent. I am proud that New Yorkers have so far acted responsibly, and diligently, and we are saving lives by the actions we are taking today. I've said we're "New York Tough," because every...  

flatten the curve, public health, inevitable health care for all (04/10/2020)  Good Evening

As New York begins to flatten the curve, Governor Cuomo warns of a second wave, public health plans.. what the way out of the crisis,  and health care for all.. is it inevitable..

With these and other stories I’m...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo- NYS Coronavirus Update: Flags To Be Flown at Half-Staff -- Additional Unemployment Benefits -- #IStayHomeFor Social Media Campaign (04/09/2020)   I wish all who celebrate a happy and meaningful Passover. I know that celebrating this year will be different, but there is a lesson of hope we can all take from Passover. This holiday is about recognizing the past and learning from it....  

"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo" NYS Coronavirus Update: New Antibody Testing -- Student Loan Relief -- "Go Paper" (04/08/2020)  
As the weather gets warmer, I know that many New Yorkers want nothing more than to be outdoors and with friends. But right now it's crucial that we continue to practice social distancing. (You can go outside for walks or exercise —...  

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to Host Pop-Up Food Distribution in Corona Queens for Community Severely Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic (04/08/2020)  Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to Host Pop-Up Food Distribution in Corona Queens for Community Severely Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic  

WHAT:  Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to host a Pop-Up Food...  

Bernie Sanders suspends, Coronavirus ravages, Vietnam again. (04/08/2020)  Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign… Coronavirus ravages communities of color… and cracks in the military.. is it Vietnam all over again..

With these and other stories I’m Paul DeRienzo with some of the news for Wednesday,...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo- NYS Coronavirus Update: NY Still on PAUSE -- Mental Health Resources -- First Responder Donation Fund (04/07/2020)  
Hospitals are pulling off miracles on a daily basis. They are operating at full tilt, especially in the New York City area, and it will be a monumental challenge to sustain this pace. We have been laser focused on expanding hospital capacity,...  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo: NYS Coronavirus Update: Federal Personnel Coming to New York -- Mental Health Hotline -- Celebrating Holidays Apart (04/06/2020)  
For many of us, this month is special; it is the season of renewal for Christians, Jews and Muslims, who celebrate some of the holiest days of the calendar in April. It will be different this year, as New Yorkers are still directed to stay at...  

NYS Coronavirus Update: Coronavirus Tracker -- New Capital Region Mobile Testing Center -- Domestic Violence Hotline (04/04/2020)  
1. The State launched a COVID-19 tracker to provide New York State's comprehensive testing data to the public. The website,

Gov. Mario M. Cuomo -NYS Coronavirus Update: Javits Center Treating COVID Patients -- Healthcare Enrollment Extended -- 2021 Budget Enacted (04/03/2020)  
1. The temporary hospital facility at the Javits Center will now treat COVID-19 patients. The growing number of Coronavirus cases are threatening the capacity of our hospital system. The original plan for the Javits Center was to use it...  

Humanities Darkest Hour, Cuba and Russia help, Brave Captain removed (04/03/2020)  Good Evening

The IMF says the world is heading into one the greatest crisis in history.. Cuba and Russia help, as the United States goes on a war footing.. and sailors on an aircraft carrier cheer a captain who was relieved of...  

Gov. Cuomo: NYS Coronavirus Update: New Testing Kits -- NYC Playgrounds Closed -- Unemployment Insurance (04/02/2020)  
1. New York-based company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is creating 500,000 much-needed test kits for the State at no charge. The first batch of test kits

Cuomos checkered past, Planned Parenthood, war on drugs (04/02/2020)  Governor Cuomo’s checkered past on health care as the numbers of COVID-19 deaths rise, Planned Parenthood steps up and the war on drugs comes to the shores of Venezuela..

With these and other stories I’m Paul DeRienzo with some of the...  

Cuomo infected, immigration jails, Iran, Sioux pot (03/31/2020)  Good Evening

A Cuomo brother is infected… thousands at risk in US immigration jails.. An aircraft carrier is stricken with the disease as tensions with Iran grow and an Indian nation moves to legalize pot..

With these and other...  

Cuomo begs, cases skyrocket, elderly prisoners, Panthers in Newark (03/30/2020)  Governor Cuomo begs Washington for help as coronavirus cases skyrocket.. Advocates say its time to release elderly prisoners.. and a conflict between police and purveyors of free food a ta Newark housing project..

With these and other stories...  

NY Governor's CoVid19 Briefing (03/29/2020)  NY Governor Andrew Cuomo in his daily Covid 19 briefing today says cases continue to climb. NYC will face the first height of the curve when the number of infections peak in about two to three weeks. The height of infections will move on to...  

"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo" NYS Coronavirus Update: New Drive-Thru Testing Center To Open Monday -- Free Pharmacy Delivery -- New COVID-19 Test Developed (03/29/2020)   
1. New York State will stay on PAUSE through April 15th. That means the non-essential workforce is directed to continue to work from home until at least April 15th. We will re-evaluate...  

3/28/20 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo NYS Coronavirus Update (03/28/2020)  1. I'm moving New York's presidential primary to June 23rd. I'm issuing an Executive Order to move...  

Military pandemic, detainees resist , 1918 flu lessons (03/26/2020)  ...  

War on the virus, $2 trillion bail out, SNAP, Rent Relief in Albany (03/25/2020)  ...  

Open by Easter? Nurses threat, Homeless & the Virus, Black Hills Uranium (03/24/2020)  ...  

Cuomo orders shelter-in-place, Sen Burr's insider trading, Restaurant workers apocalypse (03/20/2020)  ...  

Update on the virus, coronavirus and biowar, sanctions killing Iran and Venezuela (03/19/2020)  ...  

COVID-19, Hospital Ship Comfort, Rikers Outbreak (03/18/2020)  ...  

Latest coronavirus news, Mnuchin's $1000 checks, a doctor speaks about cultural competence (03/17/2020)  ...  

Trump vs WHO, Particulates and Covid, slashing hospitals (03/15/2020)  Good Evening

The governor orders the state to begin wearing face masks… Is the World Health Organization responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.. Trump says yes but many beg to differ…. and why are People of Color dying at a...  

Covid19 - Update 031420 (03/14/2020)  ...  

Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange on trial, USA Emergency, NYC Schools (03/13/2020)  ...  

Chelsea Manning free, NYC state of emergency, Stocks crash-again (03/12/2020)  ...  

Pandemic, Sanders stays in, Harvey Weinstein, Andrew Cockburn on Biden (03/11/2020)  ...  

Coronavirus lockdown in New Rochelle, Sick Leave, DNC money (03/10/2020)  Biden and Sanders cancel rallies in Cleveland as the US death toll from coronavirus rises.. Governor Cuomo deploys National Guard in New Rochelle and the Bernie Bros...  

Covid19 - Update Get latest via WBAI (03/07/2020)  ...  

Coronavirus science, Sanders nazi scare, Mueller redacts, Women's Day (03/06/2020)  ...  

Stock Market Slide, Coronavirus spreads, Elizabeth Warren Drops Out (03/05/2020)  ...  

Super Tuesday, Coronavirus, Biden and Iraq war, Health Care Debate (03/04/2020)  ...  

Super Tuesday, Stocks slide again, Afghan Peace accord, Puerto Rican Independencia (03/03/2020)  ...  

Humanities Darkest Hour, Cuba and Russia help, Brave Captain removed (03/03/2020)  Good Evening

The IMF says the world is heading into one the greatest crisis in history.. Cuba and Russia help, as the United States goes on a war footing.. and sailors on an aircraft carrier cheer a captain who was relieved of...  

News Update (03/01/2020)  -Biden takes South Carolina Presidential Primary leading into Super Tuesday when 14 states go to the polls. To date he has 47 Delegates. Front runner Bernie Sanders has 55. 

-Coronavirus Update:Travel warnings elevated and update from...  

Bloomberg takes a hit in NYC, Coronavirus, Stock slide (02/27/2020)  ...  

Sanders on top: Key takeaways from the Nevada caucuses (02/23/2020)   Sen. Bernie Sanders' convincing victory in the Nevada caucuses has made him the undisputed front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders won Saturday's voting with a diverse coalition, including Latinos, African...  

Roger Stone sentenced, Debate fireworks, Florida voting rights win (02/20/2020)  ...  

Did Trump approach Assange, Democrats manipulate, Bernie vs. Bloomberg (02/19/2020)  ...  

Mayor Pete Deficit Hawk, ERA passses, budget nightmare, Corona Virus (02/13/2020)  ...  

Bernie Wins New Hampshire, Friday Night Massacre in Stone Trial, Plowshares 7 (02/12/2020)  ...  

New Hampshire Primary (02/11/2020)  The first primary of the 2020 presidential election season is underway in New Hampshire, just eight days after the chaos in Iowa caucuses failed to report a clear winner.  The primary is important because no Democratic...  

Iowa Primary debacle, puppy mills, Police Transparency law, Yale divestment vote (02/03/2020)  ...  

Bezo' Billions, pied-a-terre tax, Iraq'a atomic bomb (01/31/2020)  ...  

Trump's No Peace Plan for Palestine, Caribbean Earthquake, Cops sue (01/28/2020)  ...  

Impeachment Update (01/27/2020)  The Senate Impeachment Trial entered its second week today. After House Impeachment Managers finished their case against Donald Trump, the President’s legal team is laying out their defense. They are arguing that Trump had done nothing wrong...  

Donald Trump Impeachment Update (01/24/2020)  Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial resumed today with House Managers focusing on the second article of impeachment, Obstruction of Justice. They continued their arguments first though to make their case that Trump abused the power of...  

Trump finds religion, New Tapes of Trump, Pacifica loss in court (01/24/2020)  ...  

Doomsday clock 100 seconds to midnight, Putin & Leningrad, Let Trump testify (01/23/2020)  ...  

Donald Trump Impeachment Update (01/23/2020)  The Senate reconvened this afternoon for Donald Trump's Impeachment Trial. House managers are laying out the constitutional grounds for removing Trump from office. Judiciary committee chair, New York's Representative Jerry Nadler spoke to...  

Pat Cipollone vs. Jerry Nadler, Greta vs Trump, Bail Reform in NY (01/22/2020)  ...  

New York State Budget Gap, Ravi Ragbir on New Sanctuary for Undocumented People (01/21/2020)  ...  

Plutonium pits, Trump trashes the law to make war on Iran, Pot on Capitol Hill (01/17/2020)  Trump threatens Iran again, Biden and Iraq, Did he lie? Capitol Hill on...  

Impeach trial, Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani, Guantanamo 18 years, Adoption in NY (01/16/2020)  The United States Senate opens the impeachment trial of the president. 18 years since Guantanamo prison is opened, whose there and why? New York adoptees get the right to see their birth...  

Trump's New Muslim Ban, Imminent threat challenged, Brooklyn Developer Ignores Judge (01/10/2020)  Steve Mnuchin, Mike Pompeo, Rahed Jarrar, Alicia...  

Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, War Powers Resolution (01/09/2020)  Prof. Francis Boyle, University of Illinois Champagne Law School on War Powers...  

010820 Response to Trump speech on Iran, NY State of the State (01/08/2020)  Scott Ritter former UN Arms Control Inspector, Douglas Valentine author of The Phoenix Program, Yale Psychiatrist Bandy Lee on Trump's mental health, Sean Reynolds Voices for Creative...  

War moves in the Middle East, Impeachment holdup, Puerto Rico Earthquake (01/07/2020)  ...  

Congress Sworn, Pelosi Wins, Trump's Coup, FBI Spies, (01/03/2020)   117th Congress sworn, Trump's coup. FBI spies, January 6th...  

Iran and United States Face off over killing in Baghdad (01/03/2020)  ...  

Julian Castro drops out, Turkey and Libya, home invasion cop resigns (01/02/2020)  ...  

GOP Grinches veto, New Year's Eve in Tompkins Square, Tutu on Israel's nukes (01/01/2020)  A New Year’s day veto over ride in the Senate… a New Years night to remember in Tompkins Square park… and Archbishop Desmond Tutu asks Biden to tell the truth about Israel’s...  

Cuomo in Williamsburg, East River Flood Plan hit, Polar Bear Club (01/01/2020)  ...  

Global New Year, Barr and the Cops, Tulsi votes, "not" (12/31/2019)  ...  

US vs Iran inside Iraq, Brooklyn initiative vs anti-semitism (12/30/2019)  ...  

Uninhabitable Earth, Refugee Crisis in Idlib, Syria, Biden's new bad (12/28/2019)  ...  

Wounded Knee's Lost Bird Zintkala Nuni (12/27/2019)  ...  

Dems stall impeachment, Trump lashes out. Rocky Flats atomic horror (12/26/2019)  ...  

Christmas at the Vatican, Bethlehem, Rabbi Michael Lerner (12/25/2019)  Rabbi Michael Lerner editor of Tikkun Magazine, author of Revolutionary Love and civil rights activist for 55 years. Speaking about religion and...  

Kim Jong-un promises a gift to Trump, The War on Christmas, Christine Ahn (12/24/2019)  Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ on ending the Korean...  

New defense budget, Black people and nuclear weapons (12/21/2019)  ...  

Eric Prince, Trump's mercenary diplomats, Inwood saved, Yes to impeach (12/20/2019)  ...  

Trump Impeached, Defense Budget, new NAFTA same as the old (12/19/2019)  ...  

Impeachment debate, Space Force, Star Wars (12/18/2019)  ...  

No Transparency in Killing by NYPD, Impeachment Passes Committee (12/14/2019)  ...  

Brexit Reactions, Protests in Chile, Max Blumenthal charges dropped (12/14/2019)  ...  

Greta Thunberg and Chile, Coca-Cola water theft, Jews and Trump (12/12/2019)  ...  

Impeachment, Afghan lies, New Jersey shooting (12/11/2019)  ...  

Jersey City shooting, FISA hearings, Homeless sleep out (12/11/2019)  ...  

Pearl Harbor Anniversary (12/07/2019)  ...  

Pensacola shooting mystery, Changes at NYPD, African migrants disaster (12/06/2019)  ...  

Pelosi announces impeachment articles, HarmReduction, Brexit chaos (12/05/2019)  ...  

Impeachment hearings, Food Stamp Cuts, Fred Hampton Assassination (12/04/2019)  ...  

NYPD's new Commissioner, Disbanding NATO (12/02/2019)  ...  

Lenny Foster on Leonard Peltier, Venezuela vs Elliot Abrams (11/30/2019)  ...  

Turkey pardoned at White House, Gay Marine blasts Trump, No More Bail (11/27/2019)  ...  

Indigenous Bolivians under the gun, House Progressive's Patriot Act Back Peddle (11/27/2019)  ...  

Alabama cop convicted, Trump's servers, Howie Hawkins, subway protest (11/23/2019)  ...  

Kennedy Assassination 56 years later, Impeachment, Nurses safety, School Budget (11/22/2019)  ...  

Adam Schiff no progressive, SWEAT Bill, Con Ed rate hike (11/21/2019)  ...  

Medea Benjamin in Bolivia, Joe Biden's money, Beyond War (11/20/2019)  ...  

Epstein victims, Baden speaks, Assange, Trump war crimes (11/19/2019)  ...  

Prince Andrew & Jeffrey Epstein, sex parties, Bolivia w Medea Benjamin, DACA, (11/16/2019)  ...  

Roger Stone convicted, The ambassador testifies, Churros bust in the subway (11/15/2019)  ...  

Second Phone Call Revealed, East River Park Vote (11/14/2019)  ...  

Juvenile fingerprints and the NYPD, Impeachment coverage (11/13/2019)  ...  

SCOTUS on DACA, Stephen Miller's fascist emails, Max Blumenthal bust (11/12/2019)  The Supreme Court leans towards Trump on immigration, Stephen Miller -- the president's factotum is outed as a white supremacist and noted reporter Max Blumenthal is arrested in a SWAT raid on his...  

Trump, Medea Benjamin, Bolivia coup, East River park, Mercury (11/11/2019)  ...  

Fall of the Berlin Wall, Veterans & Suicide, Adam Schiff, NYCHA heat (11/09/2019)  ...  

Stone & Credico, Black Vote, Kurds ethnic cleansing, FBI abuses (11/08/2019)  ...  

Trump admits wrongdoing, Chile's Power.Planned Parenthood & the “conscience rule” ruled out (11/07/2019)  ...  

Iraq erupts, North Korea walks out on Pompeo, 4 homeless men dead on the Bowery (10/05/2019)  ...  

The President objects, austerity bring riots in Ecuador, Eating Babies and Lyndon LaRouche (10/04/2019)  ...  

more impeachment hubbub, Blum on Trump, #Metoo training in NYC (10/03/2019)  ...  

Senator Bernie Sanders gets a stent, Trump enraged, Khashoggi at 1 year, UN drugs (10/02/2019)  ...  

Haiti rebellion, L Train ahead of schedule, Double-standard on whistleblowers (10/01/2019)  ...  

News Special 90 minutes of your questions on Whistlegate live on WBAI (09/29/2019)  ...  

Kuzmarov on Ukraine, David Corn on Russia, Imran Khan says he'd pick up a gun too (09/28/2019)  ...  

Hillary on Trump, Pelosi on threats, Whistleblower speaks-out, Giuliani's connection (09/27/2019)  ...  

Trump trashes congress, Nunes' outrage, whistleblower mystery continues Posted 8 hours ago8 (09/26/2019)  ...  

Trump's Phone Call, was it a quid pro quo, EMS union demands justice, Hawa Bah demands change (09/25/2019)  ...  

Pelosi opens impeachment inquiry, Ellsberg on whistleblowers (09/24/2019)  ...  

Biden vs Trump, Kids Climate Summit, Saving East River Park (09/21/2019)  ...  

Trump and the Whistleblower Mystery, Climate Strike brings millions into the streets (09/20/2019)  ...  

Trudeau blackface, Gwen Carr in DC, White House whistleblower, drug price solution (09/19/2019)  ...  

Netanyahu's loss, How politics are influenced by cash, Why Iran (09/18/2019)  ...  

Climate Strike at Congress, A conservative take on the new National Security Advisor (09/18/2019)  ...  

UAW strikes GM, War Powers, Where's Congress? Militarization guts rights (09/16/2019)  ...  

Debates, AOC threats, H-Bomb Secret (09/13/2019)  ...  

Dems inch toward impeaching Trump, Afghanistan, Did bin Laden win, The Day After 911 (09/12/2019)  ...  

911 Memorial, WTC 7 collapse mystery, who bombed the World Trade Center (09/11/2019)  ...  

Bolton's fired, Thunberg and Autism, Gale Brewer on East Side Coastal Resiliency (09/10/2019)  ...  

Mugabe death of a titan, Terror Watch List, Vape deaths, Notorious RBG (09/06/2019)  ...  

Pence & Brexit, Con Ed Outages, Biden's lies, Facial Recognition (09/05/2019)  ...  

Brexit, Walmart, Jeremy Hammond, Wikileaks (09/04/2019)  ...  

Dorian Blasted the Bahamas (09/03/2019)  Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Bahamas with sustained winds of 180 mph. Please click the arrow above to hear our...  

Dorian & Trump, Pilger on Assange, Brexit, Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan Posted 10 days ago10 days ago (09/03/2019)  ...  

Hurricane Dorian targets Mar-a-Lago, Afghanistan, Marijuana in NY, AOC in the Bronx (08/30/2019)  ...  

Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Sails into the Big Apple (08/29/2019)  Please click the arrow above to hear our...  

Epstein's Accusers Speak Out in Court (08/28/2019)  Please click the arrow above to hear the...  

WBAI Morning News (08/27/2019)  Johnson & Johnson fined $572m for 4,652 dead in Oklahoma opioid crisis 
French President mediates Iran/U.S. impasse
Trump Addministration new rule eliminates protection from deportation for immigrants receiving life saving medical...  

WBAI Morning News (08/26/2019)  G7 on Amazon Fires
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Bernie Sanders brands Mitch McConnell an obstructionist
Joe Walsh mounts a challenge...  

WBAI Evening News (08/20/2019)  —The Public Charge Rule targets Immigrants—A Congressmember talks about life under occupation in Palestine​—Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's mom, vows to fight on​—And why is there homelessness in the world's richest...  

El Paso Dayton Shooting Update (08/05/2019)  ...  

Chokehold Cop Daniel Pantaleo Suspended in Eric Garner Death (08/02/2019)  ...  

San Juan Rises Up Against Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (07/23/2019)  Hundreds of New Yorkers marched in solidarity Monday as police in San Juan fired tear gas on thousands of protesters who demanded the resignation of Puerto Rico’s Governor Rosselló.


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WBAI Morning News (07/22/2019)  
-Federal protections zones along the East Coast about to be lifted by Trump administration. 
-Trump admin continued attacks against family planning clinics
-AOC spoke out in NYC about Trump's racist comments 

WBAI Morning News (07/16/2019)  Donald Trump continued his racist comments against newly elected women of color in Congress on Monday who fight back against his rhetoric, racism and attempt at distraction from what they say are failed...  

NYPD Pantaleo who put Eric Garner in Deadly Chokehold Cleared of Fed Charges (07/16/2019)  Members of Eric Garner's family, community members and elected officials rallied to call for Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner O'Neil to finally fire Pantaleo after U.S. AG William Barr decided federal prosecutors won’t bring...  

WBAI Morning News (07/15/2019)  Trump's nativist tweets against U.S. Representatives of color and reaction 
PR Governor against former NYC Council Speaker MMV and reaction 
ICE Raids and Protests against Amazon for involvement with ICE on Prime...  

Congress erupts, Death of a labor icon, 5 Days at Memorial in NOLA (07/12/2019)  ...  

WBAI Morning News (07/11/2019)  -Iranian Ambassador on U.S. sanctions
-Puerto Rico fraud
-Report on expected tidal flooding
-Lawsuit by parents against vaccine mandate
-NYS law signed against discrimination and 
-Women's Soccer Team toasted in...  

Barry floods NOLA, ICE Plans Mass Arrests in NYC, Marijuana hearing in Congress (07/11/2019)  Latest on Hurricane Barry, ICE raids with Ravi Ragbir, marijuana, cannabis, pot in...  

WBAI Morning News (07/10/2019)  
-Dems defend ACA as Republican challenge it in Federal Appeals Court
-New UN report on sustainability says climate change is undermining eradication of poverty 
-AOC and Bernie Sanders unite on a bill to designate climate change...  

Brexit and the ambassador, Queens DA recount, Soccer Parade (07/10/2019)  ...  

Is Trump inept, insecure, and incompetent, Plum Island Pork-opalypse (07/09/2019)  Good Evening

Iran threatens to restart its uranium enrichment centrifuges... the president backs his labor secretary whose embroiled in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal and the Queens DA race goes to a recount

With these and other...  

WBAI Morning News (07/08/2019)  
-Border Patrol Detention Centers 
-Conservative victory in Greece
-California...  

Trump fumbles, affordability & Homeless people in NYC (07/05/2019)  ...  

California Earthquake, 4th of July Baby Trump, Census yoyo (07/04/2019)  ...  

US Army Col. Ann Wright-ret. quit her job to protest militarism (07/04/2019)  ...  

WBAI Morning News (07/03/2019)  -Dept of Homeland Security Report and more outrage by Congressional representatives including AOC over custom border facilities 
-Trump Campaign ads use fake supporters
-4th of July Trump tanks
-Kaepernick schools Nike on what...  

Kim & Trump. Major Owens, Flag Burning 1st Amendment, Border Guard Racism (07/03/2019)  ...  

WBAI News (07/02/2019)  Propublica looks into Customs Border Patrol's disturbing toxic private Facebook...  

WBAI News (07/01/2019)  -Bomb Blast in Afghanistan
-North Korea: Un and Trump talk in DMZ 
-Dad and daughter who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande to the U.S. laid to rest in El Salvador-this is not an isolated incident. 
-UN Migrant report:...  

WBAI Morning News (06/28/2019)  Democratic Presidential Debate - part...  

Dems Debate part 2, Kamala Harris, Concentration Camps & AOC (06/28/2019)  ...  

Democratic Presidential Debate Part One (06/27/2019)  - Ten Democratic Presidential Candidates took the stage in Miami for the first of two nights of debates. On stage were New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio), former HUD secretary Julián Castro, Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), Sen....  

SCOTUS on Gerrymandering, Census, Dems Debate, Green Party, Climate Justice (06/27/2019)  ...  

Death on the Rio Grande, US aggression in the Gulf, Cuba, Democratic Debate (06/26/2019)  ...  

WBAI Morning News (06/25/2019)  -Trump's UN choice raises questions 
-Iran reacts to crippling economic sanctions while Pompeo tries to strike a deal with the Saudis and United Arab Emirates 
-Analysis of DA Primary in Queens today 
-Key races in...  

Did Trump rape? Kushner's Palestinian peace plan hits a snag, NY State Pot laws (06/25/2019)  ...  

WBAI Morning News (06/24/2019)  - Climate protests
- Immigration threats and...  

Iran sanctions, children in cages, 14th st. community controversy, nature & Bernie (06/24/2019)  ...  

War with Iran Averted, Japanese internment survivors, plan to cut the military budget in half (06/21/2019)  ...  

062019 Trump says it was all a mistake, flag burner speaks out, Jewish perspective and nuclear waste (06/20/2019)  ...  

WBAI Morning News (06/19/2019)  
-Exonerated Five and Trump
-New York's Green New Deal -The Climate and Community Protection Act 
-HALT- The Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement Act
-Sen Gianaris Bill Tests for Lead in Parks...  

Jamal Khashoggi Report, World Refugee Day, Juneteenth (06/19/2019)  ...  

WBAI Morning News (06/18/2019)  
-Tensions rise between Iran and the United States 
-Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapses in a court trial then dies
-New York Legislature passed the Green Light NY Bill authorizing drivers licenses to immigrant New...  

Secretary of Defense resigns, Poor People Debate, City Planning Kangaroo Court (06/18/2019)  ...  

WBAI Morning News (06/17/2019)  -Oil tankers in the Gulf - US scenario questioned and Pompeo saber-rattling
-Hong Kong protests 
-Guatemala election
-UNHCR Venezuelans to Peru and Ecuador
-Blackout in Argentina
-Israel names Golan Heights settlement...  

Trump vs. Iran, Flint Water Crisis Charges Dropped, Remembering Pot Activist Doug Greene (06/14/2019)  ...  

US Blames Iran for oil tanker attack, Victory for Tenants in Albany, entheogen decrim in Oakland (06/13/2019)  ...  

Trump stonewalls, Bernie Sanders Talks, survivors of solitary confinement and the Lower East Side turns out (06/12/2019)  Trump stonewalls, Bernie Sanders Talks, survivors of solitary confinement go on hunger strike and the Lower East Side turns out to be heard on a major flood control...  

John Dean Watergate figure on Trump, Zadroga funds, Two Bridges, Sex Workers (06/10/2019)  ...  

Black Mental Health, Resilience plan in NYC hit, Denver & Magic Mushrooms (06/07/2019)  ...  

D-Day at 75, the women spies who paved the way, civilian deaths in Normandy, Cuba travel ban (06/06/2019)  ...  

Chokehold cop still not fired, mega-tower juggernaut, is Trump crazy? (06/05/2019)  ...  

White Supremacists target Progressives. Charter School Hell, Saving NYCHA (06/04/2019)  ...  

Police: City worker kills 12 in Virginia Beach; suspect dead (06/01/2019)   — A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach, killing 12 people on three floors and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him following a "long...  

WBAI Evening News (05/31/2019)   —Impeachment dispute  

—Housing Discrimination  

—Census corruption 

—John Kiriakou on...  

Carolyn Maloney on impeachment, Housing discrimination in NYC, Census and a CIA Whistleblower (05/31/2019)  ...  

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Delivers Statement (05/29/2019)  Good morning everyone, and thank you for being here.

Two years ago, the acting attorney general asked me to serve as special counsel, and he created the Special Counsel's Office. The appointment order directed the office to investigate Russian...  

Howie Hawkins Enters 2020 Presidential Campaign (05/28/2019)  Howie Hawkins announced the start of his campaign for the Green Party nomination for President today in Brooklyn. He co-founded the Green Party back in 1984 and first campaigned for the Green New Deal when he ran for Governor of New York State in...  

Ambulance called after US Rep. Nadler appears to swoon (05/24/2019)  — U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler was taken to a hospital for an evaluation Friday after he appeared to swoon during a news conference in New York City.

The chairman of the House Judiciary committee had given remarks at an event about speed...  

Lead in Water Fountains, Rainbow Warrior Gilbert Baker, Veterans Speak Out (05/24/2019)  ...  

Assange Espionage Indictment with Daniel Ellsberg and Chris Hedges (05/23/2019)  Julian Assange indicted on 17 counts of espionage we hear from Daniel Ellsberg and Chris...  

New York Council pushes back against Mayor's proposal to slash millions of dollars from libraries (05/21/2019)  "I am very glad to be here fighting for the most democratic of institutions, our public libraries," Queens Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, and chair of the Libraries Committee announced to loud cheers and applause from library workers of...  

WBAI Morning News (05/14/2019)  -Garner/Pantaleo Disciplinary Hearing
-Green New Deal Rally

WBAI Morning News (05/13/2019)  -Vz .
-Assange
-Manning
-Parkland/Trombones
-Pantaleo/Garner
-Speed Cameras in School Zones

New bills will address reporting by elected officials witnessing sexual harassment (05/13/2019)  

“Sexual harassment is not a compliment and those reporting sexual harassment are not rats,” Bronx Councilman Ritchie J. Torres on the steps of New York City Hall on Tuesday.

“Growing up there was a code of silence on...  

Trump pardon, Warren says impeach, Uber strike (05/07/2019)  Trump pardons a war criminal. Elizabeth Warren calls for impeachment and Uber drivers and others prepare to...  

Threat to the Hudson, Life of Pete Seeger (05/03/2019)  President Trump says Mueller can testify to congress, an existential threat looming over the Hudson River and the life of the river's best known...  

Judy Collins On Pete Seeger Centennial (05/03/2019)  As part of WBAI's Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration, Judy Collins remembers the legendary working class hero. Please click the arrow above to...  

May Day around the world, Demands for William Barr's resignation (05/01/2019)  The Attorney General is grilled before the Senate judiciary committee and May Day, International Workers Day, May 1,...  

Venezuela Coup, Kevin Zeese in DC and Medea Benjamin in Bogota (04/30/2019)  A coup in Venezuela, confrontation in DC and a Culture of Resistance in Harlem. Medea Benjamin reports from Bogota, Kevin Zeese at the Venezuela Embassy and Lara Lee on film makers and...  

Kevin Zeese live from the Venezuela Embassy in D.C. (04/27/2019)  ...  

WBAI News for 49th Annual Earth Day April 22, 2019 (04/22/2019)  Good evening, we celebrate Earth...  

Construction worker killed on the job (04/13/2019)  Police say construction worker 34-year-old Gregory Echevarria​ was killed when a counterweight fell on him from a crane. This is the third New York City construction worker death in one...  

WBAI Evening News (04/11/2019)  -Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is arrested by British police in the Equadorian Embassy. We have an analysis of the charges and reaction to the chilling turn of events.

-And at the UN, Russia objects to U.S. meddling in...  

Daniel Ellsberg on the new nuclear arms race (04/10/2019)  Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg talksabout th dangers of hte new nuclear arms race. The threat that nuclear weapons pose to the existence of lifw on earth and why politicians lie and act as if these destructive devices are useable when their use can...  

Robert Jay Lifton on the need for an new movement to ban the bomb (04/07/2019)  Prof. Lifton studies the psychological causes and effects of wars and political violence. Author of among others: Death in Life: Survivors of...  

WBAI News (04/04/2019)  -UN Forum on the question of Palestine -House votes to end American participation in the Yemen war despite attempts by some Republican to water down the measure.

-Please click the link above to hear...  

Julian Assange embassy emergency, mystery of missing plutonium (04/04/2019)  Barry Pollack the attorney for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange discusses threats to evict Assange into UK police custody and possible extradition to the United States. What happened to the half-ton of weapons grade plutonium that disappeared from...  

Saheed Vassell (04/03/2019)  It's the one year anniversary of the police shooting of a 35 year old Black man with bi-polar disorder. Saheed Vassell was killed in a hail of bullets when NYPD plainclothes and Strategic Command Response team officers responded to 911 calls of...  

WBAI News (03/29/2019)  -Brexit deal rejected again -Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Samuel Moncada denounced terrorist attacks against the National Electric System before the U.N. Security Council. -NYS poised to ban single-use plastic bags. -NYS Attorney...  

40th Anniversary of Three Mile Island, Opioid Lawsuit (03/28/2019)  Today is the 40th anniversary of the accident and meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant.. we talk exclusively with an engineer who worked on the plant and we cover lawsuit from NYS Attorney General Tish James ​against 6 opioid...  

Guilty plea in Heather Heyer murder, Suit Targets Trump Refugee Ban & more (03/27/2019)  Westchester demonstrates in favor of social justice bills being considered in Albany, the voice of the subways Bernie...  

Trump veto sustained, tensions rise as Hamas and Israel trade missiles in Gaza (03/26/2019)  The Democratic-led House failed Tuesday to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting border barriers and delivering a victory to the White House in a constitutional and...  

Mueller delivers his report, Chelsea Manning jailed and Wisconsin fights back (03/22/2019)  The Mueller report goes to the Department of Justice, Chelsea Manning takes another stand, Wisconsin fights back and plans for an upstate garbage incinerator is dealt a blow by the...  

Trump's Veto, Pompeo VS Human RIghts, Border Violence in Venezuela, The Mob (03/15/2019)  ...  

NYC faces climate change, US Congress rebukes Trump, DA's oppose reform (03/14/2019)  ...  

WBAI Evening News (03/13/2019)  In the News: The U.S. grounds an aircraft built by a major defense contractor. We speak with Bill Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International...  

US Senator Martha McSally reveals rape by senior Air Force officer (03/08/2019)  ...  

Unbowed: Patricia Okoumou to remain free before sentencing (03/01/2019)  Patricia Okoumou and her attorneys at the Southern District Federal Court at 500 Pearl St. after being forced to wear a GPS tacking ankle bracelet until she's sentenced on March 19th. Okoumou is asking that her supporters fill the court room and...  

Michael Cohen Testifies Before House Oversight Committee (02/27/2019)  With Democrats in control of the House, Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, was brought before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday to testify in public about matters related to the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. In...  

Jumaane Williams Wins Public Advocate Race (02/26/2019)  Brooklyn City Councilmember Jumaane Williams won the Public Advocate's seat in New York City on Tuesday. With 33% of the vote, he soared over the enormous field of 17 contestants, which included former Speaker of the City Council,...  

Pope offers 21 proposals to fight abuse at start of summit (02/21/2019)   — Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and not just...  

Code Pink and Rep. Ilhan Omar Rattle Envoy Elliot Abrams (02/16/2019)  Anti-War Protesters and members of Congress link Trump's Venezuela envoy Elliot Abrams to war crimes.

Omar brought up the 1981 El Mozote massacre in El Salvador, in which 800 unarmed peasants were killed by troopshat had...  

WBAI Evening News (02/07/2019)  A green new deal is proposed in Congress, federal officials admit that many more thousands of children have been taken from their parents at the border, and the NY City Council hears from the victims of police...  

Trump is Cat-Called at Women's SOTU Watch Party (02/06/2019)  Women political leaders gathered on the Upper East Side of Manhattan Tuesday night to watch the State of the Union Address, and the Democratic response delivered by former Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacy Abrams.  Over oysters and fries,...  

David Patton on the Metropolitan Detention Center-Brooklyn Heat Crisis (02/02/2019)  A federal lawsuit filed Monday claims hundreds of inmates at the Brooklyn federal detention center have been exposed to inhumane conditions at the facility.

For the past week inmates were held in pitch-black cells with...  

Lawyers: New York City inmates stuck in freezing cells (02/01/2019)   — Hundreds of inmates at a federal jail in New York City have spent days in cold, dark cells amid frigid weather and without access to visitors or email, attorneys for the inmates said Friday.

Lawyers from the Federal Defenders office...  

Gwen Carr Mother of Eric Garner Killed by NYPD (01/31/2019)  Gwen Carr appeared live on WBAI 99.5-FM Listener sponsored Pacifica radio in New York City. She was interviewed by WBAI News Director Paul DeRienzo

Nearly two dozen witnesses may be called in the NYPD trial of the cop accused of using a deadly...  

Impeachment Update (01/27/2019)  The Senate Impeachment Trial entered its second week today. After House Impeachment Managers finished their case against Donald Trump, the President’s legal team is laying out their defense. They are arguing that Trump had done nothing wrong...  

Impeachment Update (01/27/2019)  The Senate Impeachment Trial entered its second week today. After House Impeachment Managers finished their case against Donald Trump, the President’s legal team is laying out their defense. They are arguing that Trump had done nothing wrong...  

New York "building for a new world"​ (01/25/2019)  Dozens of New Yorkers demanded answers over why city administrators did a volte-face introducing a new coastal resiliency plan for the East River Park after years of previous negotiation.

The new plan would destroy the existing 57-acre...  

NYS Passes Reproductive Health Act (01/22/2019)  Today ​marks the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which affirmed the right to safe and legal abortions on January 21, 1973. It is now the date when NYS passed the Reproductive Health Act. It codifies ​abortion rights...  

Turning 15 On The Road To Freedom (01/21/2019)  In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Riverside Church in NYC held performances over the weekend of “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom.” It tells the story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, and groups of children who left school...  

WBAI Evening News (01/15/2019)  Here's tonight's WBAI Evening News, beginning with headlines and then some of what Governor Cuomo had to say in his State of the State speech in Albany.

Please click the arrow...  

WBAI Morning News (01/15/2019)  The NYS Legislature moved to reform NYS’s archaic voting laws on Monday. New laws make early voting and same day registration possible, as well as no excuse absentee voting and pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds. Portable voting also...  

WBAI Morning News (01/14/2019)  −Maduro counters U.S. coup attempt in Venezuela−Court challenge in Congo election−Marine Le Pen takes advantage of anti government protests in France to launch her anti-immigrant campaign.

−NYS Legislature addresses voting...  

WBAI News (01/11/2019)  Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his State of the City Address at Symphony Space on Thursday. He says the City will literally guarantee health care for every single New Yorker and he announced a new ferry rollout which made the crowd gathered...  

Scott Ritter on Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal (01/11/2019)  Former Nuclear Arms Inspector for the United Nations Scott Ritter deconstructs Trump and his rejection of the Iran nuclear deal which he says threatens the existence of the world. He was interviewed by Paul...  

WBAI News (01/09/2019)  The Documenting Hate Project by ProPublica working with newsrooms across the country has identified hate crimes throughout the U.S.

Discrimination is associated with violent neo-nazis, road rage, and anti-semitic vandalism. They've also...  

Jean Bucaria, Deputy Director of NOW-NYC on women in Congress (01/06/2019)  Across New York and in tight races across the country, women broke new ground and won 118 seats in Congress at the Midterm Election on November 6th. We discuss what that means for national politics with Jean Bucaria, Deputy Director of

Gov. Cuomo Signs into Law Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights (01/03/2019)  Survivors of sexual assault won a major victory in New York State over the holidays. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation creating a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. Survivors of sexual assault in New York will now have access to...  

NY Activists Protest US Backed Saudi War on Yemen (01/02/2019)  Eleven activists from Voices for Creative Non-Violence were arrested Wednesday at the United States Mission to the UN. They were protesting United States arms sales and support to the Saudi led coalition that has killed thousands in brutal fighting....  

Nicholas Heyward Sr. Presente! (01/01/2019)  Nicholas Heyward Sr. passed away this week. He was a leading proponent of holding police accountable for the deaths of hundreds of mostly Black and Latinx people. He pursued the officer who killed his son with complaints and lawsuits.  Heyward...  

Suzanne Ross on Mumia Abu Jamal (12/29/2018)  Suzanne Ross of Concerned Friends and Family of Mumia Abu Jamal breaks down the ruling with Paul DeRienzo on the WBAI Evening News

Mumia Abu-Jamal can reargue appeal in 1981 police slaying

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge issued a split...  

WBAI News (12/25/2018)  Almost 80 percent of Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck. Never the less, the partial shutdown of the federal government which started on Friday continues at least through Thursday. That’s when the Senate reconvenes at 4 pm to...  

Justice Ginsburg has surgery to remove cancerous growths (12/21/2018)  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Friday to remove two malignant growths in her left lung, the third time the Supreme Court's oldest justice has been treated for cancer since 1999.

Doctors found "no evidence of any remaining...  

Cuomo's Green New Deal has Activists Seeing Red (12/19/2018)  New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo was at the New York City Bar Association this week. He shared his legislative agenda for the first 100 days of 2019. His announcement to legalize recreational marijuana drew lots of attention. But climate change...  

Uproar over Marc Lamont Hill's U.N. speech highlights rift over Israel-Palestine (12/13/2018)  CNN severed ties with activist and academic, Marc Lamont Hill after he used language at the United Nations that some called anti-Israel. Activists for Palestinian rights say his ousting represents censorship of people who speak out about Palestinian...  

Jazmine Headley's Ordeal Shows HRA Neglect and Abuse (12/11/2018)  We dedicate this evening's news to the story of Jazmine Headley, who was held 5 days in Rikers Island jail. She was arrested after her child was ripped from her by NYPD and HRA officers. The video of the incident has gone...  

Alene Lee; The Unknown Black Beat Poet (12/08/2018)  Alene Lee (1931–1991) was an African-American member of the Beat generation in New York City whose romantic relationship with Jack Kerouac was the central theme in his novel The Subterraneans....  

Comments period closing on Trump's Public Charge Rule (12/06/2018)  “Don’t cancel your food stamps.” That’s the urgent message immigration advocates have for people pursuing their green cards. People are panicking right now over Donald Trump’s proposed change to the Public Charge...  

George H.W. Bush 1924-2018 (12/01/2018)  The 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush died Friday evening at the age of 94.

He was remembered by elected officials, the Dalai Lama and others, but he is also remembered by peace activists as the President who made it ok again...  

Bernie Sanders - Two Years into the Resistance (11/27/2018)  Bernie Sanders was in NYC to whip up enthusiasm for a progressive platform this week at Town Hall. He’s promoting his new book. It’s called “Where we go from here.” The answer, for Sanders, is to leverage the now...  

A Renewed Push to Pass The ERA (11/24/2018)  In the spirit of Brooklyn’s Shirley Chisholm and Manhattan’s Bella Abzug, Congress member Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, has been advocating for the Equal Rights Amendment since she was first...  

New York 11/21/2018 by Paul DeRienzo WBAI News (11/22/2018)  The Chief Justice throws shade at the president, Trump endorses political murder for profit, and New Yorkers prepare for the big chill. Is NYCHA ready? WIth these and other stories I'm Paul DeRienzo for the WBAI Evening NEws for Wednesday...  

WBAI Evening News (11/17/2018)  Riots in Athens and Paris, protest in London, Brexit deal stalemate, the state of the world economy and...  

WBAI Evening News (11/15/2018)  Brazil's president-elect appoints officials opposed to environmental regulations, getting a life-saving drug into New York prisons and jails and 100 years since the great influenza terrified the...  

WBAI News (11/12/2018)  World leaders marked 100 years since the end of the First World War In Paris. French President Macron calls out the dangers of nationalism. In contrast to Donald Trump who says he’s a nationalist, Macron says nationalism is a betrayal of...  

WBAI Evening News (11/10/2018)  In the news: A play for peace in Yemen, protests in the United States-New Cold War with Russia and China and...  

New York's Blue Wave (11/06/2018)  While the blue wave didn’t fully sweep across the country after the election on Tuesday, it largely swept New York.

Please click above for our report....  

WBAI Morning News (11/05/2018)  -Saudi led U.S. backed coalition pounded rebel positions in Yemen on Sunday. The war has led to one of the worst humanitarian crises. -Controversy over Israel’s law giving Jews right to self determination in the country -NYC Public School...  

#WeAreHere NY Protest Against White Nationalism (10/31/2018)  Fourteen Jewish protesters were arrested outside the Metropolitan Republican Club on Tuesday. They demanded that the GOP denounce white nationalism in the wake of the massacre of Tree of Life congregants in Pittsburg. Eleven people were...  

WBAI Evening News (10/31/2018)  In the news tonight - A bill is introduced in the City Council to guarantee housing for homeless New Yorkers. -A memorial is held for those killed by racial violence on the steps of City Hall - and progressive Jews rally against the...  

Sexual Abuse Victims in Focus at NYC Council Hearing (10/27/2018)  Although crime in the City is at historic lows, domestic violence persists. The New York City Council under the leadership of Helen Rosenthal, Chair of the Council's Committee on Women, put forth bills including one which requires the Office of...  

Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre (10/27/2018)  11 Killed. The suspect likely a white supremacist is in custody, charged with 29 counts, He used an AR-15-style assault rifle and at least three handguns. 29 guns were registered in his name. Social media rants show Robert Bowers posted...  

Ntozake Shange of 'For Colored Girls' fame has died (10/27/2018)  — Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf," died Saturday, according to her...  

NYC Rally Against Sexualizing Students in Schools (10/25/2018)  Students and activists gathered at City Hall to announce a new campaign, #SchoolGirlsDeserve to address systemic barriers to learning. They say that dress codes in...  

NYC Fights Back Against Transgender Attacks From Trump Administration (10/24/2018)  On the steps of city hall today, elected officials and activists denounced Donald Trump and his attack on the Transgender Community.  Ilana Levinson...  

Pipe Bombs (10/24/2018)  New York officials briefed reporters outside the Time Warner Center today. This after a police bomb squad removed a pipe bomb from CNN's New York headquarters. Secret Service intercepted a bomb that was addressed to Hillary Clinton at the...  

Tackling Climate Change (10/23/2018)  

An alarming report form the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the difference between global warming of 1.5 degrees and 2 degrees is monumental.  Please click the arrow above to hear...  

Indy Radio News (10/22/2018)  In the news: Central American Migrants - Brexit - Khashoggi - Turnstyle Jumping - Kavanaugh and New York Witches - Small Business Job Survival Act - Protests against Trump's move to roll back transgender protections.. For all this and more...  

Trump Administration Proposes Severe Restrictions on DC Protests (10/15/2018)  For the first time ever, the Federal Government wants to charge protesters for demonstrating in the Nation’s Capital. This is just one of the changes contained in a new proposal issued by the Trump Administration for the National Park...  

WBAI Evening News (10/11/2018)  The stock market takes another plunge-Hate spreads across America-Residents in Chinatown veer up to save their neighborhood.

Please click the arrow above for these stories and...  

Kavanaugh Vote Likely This Weekend (10/05/2018)  A Divided Senate Judicicary Committee pushed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh through procedural hurdles with a 51 to 49 vote. Under Senate rules after the cloture vote the Senate has 30 hours to bring debate to a close. The vote now stops...  

Judge Stops US from ending TPS for Some Immigrants (10/03/2018)  U.S. District Judge Edward Chen blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end TPS, Temporary Protected Status, for Haitians, Salvadorans, Hondurans, and Sudanese immigrants.

The protection is granted to countries devastated by natural...  

McConnell sets Friday test vote on Kavanaugh nomination (10/03/2018)  — The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide which party wins an election-season...  

NYC Stands With Survivors (09/26/2018)  In advance of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into sexual assault allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, her  supporters gathered in Manhattan in a rally on the steps of City Hall....  

US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits (09/23/2018)  — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to...  

WBAI Evening News (09/20/2018)  NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says the Department of Education is committed to backing a District 17 plan in Brooklyn to diversify middle schools and will spend money to support the changes. Councilmember Brad Lander who represents...  

Parallels Between Thomas and Kavanaugh (09/18/2018)  According to Anita Hill,"The Senate Judiciary has a chance to do better by the country than it did nearly three decades ago." That's when she testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee against the confirmation of...  

Blue Wave Brings Down NY "IDC" Senators (09/14/2018)  There was a big win for progressives in the New York State Primary last night. Six of the eight members of the Independent Democratic Conference were defeated. These were Democratic State Senators who voted with Republicans, allowing the Republicans...  

Tish James Secures Democratic Nomination for NYS AG (09/13/2018)  NYC Public Advocate Tish James was victorious Thursday night in a crowded field of four candidates in the Primary for NYS Attorney General. The race was largely seen as a competition for the candidate who could best combat Donald Trump and protect...  

Morning News (09/10/2018)  -The home stretch of the NYS Primary 

-Takeaway from the Kavanaugh Hearings  

-John Lennon gets a commemorative stamp 

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Morning News (09/06/2018)  -Kavanaugh Hearing -Mueller wants Trump to commit to followup interview-Lawsuit that says Trump administration cshould be held accountable for emotional trauma inflicted on children separated from parents at the border and more. Please click the...  

The Kavanaugh Nomination (09/05/2018)  Bill Blum, a former judge and death penalty defense attorney, speaks on
Brett Kavanaugh and the triumph of the conservative...  

Aretha Franklin's Homegoing (08/31/2018)  Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service on Friday, August 31, 2018, was held at the Greater Grace Temple in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. The Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir graced the congregation with their voices. Dignitaries,...  

NYCHA Lead Crisis (08/30/2018)  The NYC Health Department said the number of children with lead poisoning living in public housing is greater than previously thought. More than 1300 children have tested positive for elevated blood lead levels since 2012. Please click the...  

WBAI Morning News (08/29/2018)  -Banks which profit from private prison and immigration detention centers -Oukoumou who climbed Statue of Liberty to protest Trump immigration policy gets trial date-Trump upset with Google for his bad search results -White officer convicted of...  

WBAI Morning News (08/27/2018)  Unite For Justice rallies to stop Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took place around the country on Sunday. In defense of Roe, women held signs saying "Kava Nope" and "Elections Matter, Get Out and...  

Ray McGovern On The Power of the Deep State (08/23/2018)  'Donald Trump may be the worst president in history. He should be impeached tomorrow,' says McGovern, 'but if he’s impeached it should be for crimes, not for made up stories.'

According to McGovern, there’s no...  

Dave McReynolds (08/17/2018)  Longtime Peace Activist Dave McReynolds passed away at 1:30 this morning after a fall at his home in lower Manhattan. Until then he was healthy with a sharp mind. As is the case with some people who are getting on in years, he was a bit shaky...  

Soul Queen, Aretha Franklin (08/16/2018)  Resident film & culture critic Mike Sargent takes a look back on the career of soul music legend Aretha Franklin.  She passed away today of pancreatic cancer. She was 76 years...  

WBAI Evening News (08/13/2018)  -White nationalists march in DC and Virginia but their numbers are small, while anti-fascists draw thousands in opposition.

-Fracking comes to New York in the form of support for the frackers, while Mexico's new President bans the...  

CounterProtesters Far Outnumber Alt-Right in DC on Charlottesville Anniversary (08/12/2018)  Thousands of activists were in DC this weekend to counter the neo-nazi unite the right rally on Sunday. Please click the arrow above to hear our...  

NYC Moves to Regulate Lyft and Uber (08/09/2018)  The New York City Council passed legislation to regulate the growth of app-based ride services like Uber and Lyft. Yellow cab drivers praised the move, but opponents say Uber and Lyft provide needed late night service for New Yorkers who live...  

Immigration and Soccer in the United States (08/08/2018)  The FIFA World Cup is a unifying event in which fans across the globe come together to celebrate soccer, but the history of the game is a long one. Please click the arrow above to hear WBAI's intern Conor Wight with a story on how...  

WBAI Evening News (08/07/2018)  New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul used Twitter to circulate a racist meme against her opponent, Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams. A news conference at City Hall brought out his supporters who condemned "dog...  

AGs Sue Trump Administration Over Funds For Sanctuary Jurisdictions (07/18/2018)  Six attorneys general filed suit on Wednesday to block the Trump administration from putting anti-immigrant conditions on federal funds that states and localities use for law enforcement. 

The complaint argues the Justice Department...  

4 Years After Eric Garner's Death: No Justice No Peace (07/17/2018)  

4 long years have passed since Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer in Staten Island when stopped for selling loose cigarettes. His eleven shouts of "I Can't Breath!" became a rallying cry for Black...  

Pruitt is Out (07/05/2018)  A collective sigh of relief came after Donald Trump tweeted that he accepted Scott Pruitt's resignation late Thursday afternoon. As EPA Chief Pruitt was a friend to lobbyists, a climate change denier, an environmental deregulator, and a paranoid...  

Massive Protests Countrywide Against Trump For Separating Children From Parents (06/30/2018)  From coast to coast on Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people took part in more than 700 marches to protest the Trump administration's separation of children from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. They want them reunited immediately....  

WBAI Evening News (06/28/2018)  Make the Road NY with other activist groups in DC protest ICE and Trump immigration policies. More than 500 were arrested. -Shooting at Baltimore paper, numerous fatalities. –Democratic Senators on the steps of the Supreme Court sound off...  

WBAI Evening News (06/27/2018)  In the news - protests against the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Donald Trump's Muslim Ban; 18 State Attorneys General challenge the administration's southern border policy; New data brief from Make the Road NY And the Center for...  

Notes from the Left Forum (06/26/2018)  In this program award-winning journalist, Juan Gonzalez offers hope for social progress for the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Then Margaret Kimberly of Black Agenda Report speaks on the fight for principled non-partisan journalism....  

Notes from the Left Forum: A Vision Moving Forward (06/25/2018)  In this program we hear community organizers Bhairavi Desai, the founding member of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance and Cathy Deng of CAAAV, Organizing Asian Communities on what the Left could look like.

Desai says the labor movement can be the...  

Notes from the Left Forum: Russiagate and Wikileaks (06/20/2018)  In this program, we hear speakers from a panel organized by activist Randy Credico named Russiagate and Wikileaks. First peace activist and ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern on falsehoods promulgated through mainstream media by the CIA, the NSA, and...  

Notes from the Left Forum: The Green New Deal (06/18/2018)  In this program, we hear from a panel about ecological socialism and the Green New Deal, presented by the Green Party of New York State. First, we go to Jabari Brisport former Green Party, New York City council candidate from Brooklyn, then...  

Notes from the Left Forum: What is DSA? (06/14/2018)  Democratic Socialists of America, the DSA was in focus in a panel at the Left Forum. Longtime progressive activist Jim Creegan notes that the DSA is the principal beneficiary of the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Membership swelled from...  

Notes from the Left Forum: W.E.B. DuBois (06/13/2018)  In this program, the Left Forum looks at the work and legacy of William Edward Burghardt DuBois, W.E.B. DuBois, and what his life and work can teach us today. The panel was organized by Democracy at...  

Notes from the Left Forum: Covert Action (06/12/2018)   "Covert Action Persistent U.S. Attacks against 'Democracy and Freedom,' Past and Present" was the topic of a Left Forum panel which makes up this program. It was presented by Covert...  

Notes from the Left Forum: Ethnic Cleansing by I.C.E. (06/11/2018)  This program features New Sanctuary Coalition’s Ravi Ragbir and Legal Aid Immigration Attorney Steve Sacco from a Left Forum panel which describes...  

Jumaane Williams & Cynthia Nixon - Indivisible Nation BK (06/07/2018)  NYS Lieutenant Governor candidate Jumaane Williams and NYS Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon spoke at a meeting of Indivisible Nation BK in Brooklyn last night.

Nixon said, "There are so many things that we need to do and we can do in New...  

Notes from the Left Forum 2018: Black Agenda Report and UNAC (06/06/2018)  In this program, Margaret Kimberly, Bruce Dixon and Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and UNAC, the United National Antiwar Coalition, speak at a panel called...  

Notes from the Left Forum: Jane Sanders (06/05/2018)  The Left Forum this year, "Towards a New Strategy for the Left," worked to counter the Trump presidency which organizers say has "brought out the most dangerous and oppressive aspects of America ― rapacious capitalism...  

Notes from the Left Forum: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump (06/04/2018)  NYU Psychiatrist Dr. Jim Gilligan at the Left forum 2018 spoke at a panel entitled "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump," which is the title of a New York Times bestseller. It contains assessments of Trump by twenty-seven...  

Some Justice for Mohamed Bah (05/23/2018)  Mohamed Bah was shot to death by NYPD officers on the evening of September 25, 2012. Finally, this week Bah's family and community received some justice when a federal judge upheld a $2.2 million verdict against the NYPD in the wrongful...  

NYS Solicitor General Barbara Underwood Is New Acting Attorney General (05/08/2018)  STATEMENT FROM ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL BARBARA UNDERWOOD​

“I am honored to serve the people of New York as acting Attorney General. The work of this office is critically important. Our office has never been stronger, and this...  

Schneiderman Steps Down As NY Attorney General (05/07/2018)  The resignation of Eric Schneiderman came swiftly Monday evening. It followed a New Yorker bombshell...  

Judge Vacates Trump's 2017 Decision To Rescind DACA (04/25/2018)  The Trump Administration must resume DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. That's the ruling by Federal Judge John Bates, who said in revoking DACA the government presented "scant legal reasoning" on an action that...  

Mayer and Sepulveda Win NYS Senate Seats for Dems (04/24/2018)  Democrats came close to a majority in the New York State Senate in a special election on Tuesday with wins by Shelley Mayer in Westchester and Luis Sepulveda in the Bronx. 

Democratic leader, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins from Yonkers said,...  

Cuomo/Senate Democratic Factions Say They're Coming Together (04/04/2018)  The Independent Democratic Caucus, New York State's 8 renegade Democrats who have been caucusing with Senate Republicans for more than seven years keeping them in the Senate majority, are said to be reuniting with mainstream Senate Democrats...  

A New Activism (02/22/2018)  Students have taken the lead in the national debate on gun control after a 19-year-old with a semi-automatic rifle murdered 17 and injured at least 14 more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th. Students who...  

Good News for DACA Recipients (02/13/2018)  A federal court in Brooklyn blocked the Trump administration’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA. NYS Attorney General Schneiderman says the court made clear that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was wrong when...  

NYCHA's Embattled Chair Shola Olatoye Is Grilled at NYC Council Hearing (02/07/2018)  "I feel like I'm sleeping outside and crying yourself to sleep because it's so unbelievably and painfully cold in your room," says a NYCHA tenant. She is one 323,098 New York City Housing Authority residents who have had no...  

Nunes Memo (02/03/2018)  Instead of a deep dive into policy pushed in Donald Trump's State of the Union address, politicians along with the mainstream media have been obsessing over the Nunes memo. The document from House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes...  

Responses to Donald Trump's SOTU (01/31/2018)  We hear from former Congressmember Donna Edwards, representing the Working Families Party, Senator Bernie Sanders, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Joe Kennedy III who delivers the Democratic Party response to...  

Trump's "Sh*thole" (01/13/2018)  Donald Trump’s Immigration agenda pivoted into blatant racist territory this week. In a meeting at the Oval Office on Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Trump called Haiti, El Salvador, and some African nations "shithole...  

George H.W. Bush 1924-2018 (01/01/2018)  Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday evening at the age of 94.  We take a look at his legacy with Margaret Kimberly of Black Agenda Report.  Bush  was remembered by elected officials, the Dalai Lama and others, but he is...  

Say Her Name: Erica Garner (12/30/2017)  27-year-old Erica Garner died on Saturday, December 30th. Four months ago, after the birth of her second child, she learned that she had a heart condition. She also had asthma like her father, Eric Garner, and it was during an asthma episode a week...  

America's Pledge on Climate Change Action at COP23 (11/14/2017)  We're #StillIn. That's the message delivered to the international UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany by U.S. business members, governors and mayors, despite Donald Trump's announcement...  

WBAI Evening News (11/09/2017)  —On the WBAI Evening News, the U.S. Senate approves an industry insider to serve with Scott Pruitt at the EPA. Massachusett Senator Elizabeth Warren says, "Regulations that Mr. Wehrum helped write contradicted or violated the Clean Air...  

WBAI Evening News (11/08/2017)  —Election results are in—Ben Max of Gotham Gazette gives us details on resounding victories in NYC—In Nassau and Westchester, Democrats Flip Two County Executive Seats—In the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races,...  

WBAI Evening News (11/07/2017)  —New facts about the mass shooter in Texas emerge as do details on the Pentagon's failure to place him on a data base which would have prevented him from obtaining assault weapons. Meanwhile Donald Trump from Seoul, South Korea says...  

Bike Path Attack in Lower Manhattan (10/31/2017)  This afternoon a 29 year old man mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists in a rented pickup truck. It was along a bike path near the World Trade Center Memorial. The suspect is in custody. Mayor de Blasio called it a terrorist attack.

At least eight...  

WBAI Evening News (10/30/2017)  —Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates were indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller—While the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy was marked by some NYC and NYS officials who touted recovery...  

NY Dems Sound Alarm Over Budget Blueprint by House Republicans (10/26/2017)  —NY Democrats are getting the word out about a GOP budget resolution blueprint passed in the House of Representatives. It eliminates SALT, state and local tax deductions which they say is being cut to pay for trillions in tax cuts for...  

Jeff Sessions Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee (10/18/2017)  Donald Trump's Attorney General, Former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. There were questions about lawsuits against Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, on DACA and...  

Somalians Face Renewed Threat from Al-Shabab In Twin Truck Bombings (10/17/2017)  A presumed safe zone in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, is now awash in ash and rubble from one of the deadliest attacks by a terrorist group in a decade.

More than 300 people died when a twin truck bomb exploded followed by a massive fireball. The...  

Iran Nuclear Deal (10/15/2017)  The latest target in Donald Trump’s so called “withdrawal doctrine,” the unmaking of deals done under the Obama administration, is the Iran nuclear deal.

It was introduced by the U.S. in the UN Security Council and adopted...  

Trump Uses Executive Order in Quest to Dismantle Obamacare, but States Are Fighting Back (10/14/2017)  Attorneys Generals throughout the United States are suing the federal government to protect Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act. This after Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Thursday to cut off cost-sharing payments to states, payments...  

Judge Rules Against WBAI and the Pacifica Foundation In Dispute with Empire State Building Landlord (10/04/2017)  More than $1.8 million. That's the amount WBAI and the Pacifica Foundation need to raise immediately. That’s because Judge Gerald Lebovits decided against WBAI and the Pacifica Foundation in its dispute with the Empire State Realty Trust...  

WBAI Evening News: Trump's Tax Plan - New Yorkers Protest Scott Pruitt and EPA Cuts (09/27/2017)  —Senate Budget Committee Republicans and the Trump Administration rolled out their new tax plan. Trump says, "Tax simplification will be a major feature of the plan." His plan eliminates the estate tax for millionaires and...  

WBAI Evening News (09/26/2017)  —Donald Trump pushes back against criticism that his administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico has been slow and inadequate. —Stevie Wonder with a song dedicated to his daughters and Jimmy Kimmel's child, the...  

WBAI Evening News (09/25/2017)  —#BendTheKnee Protests and Trump's NHL dissing and fixation —Puerto Rico: Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico is put in

New York to Puerto Rico: We are coming! (09/21/2017)  Governor Cuomo, NYPA Engineers, Translators and Supervisors and DEC Drones and Drone Pilots to Travel to Puerto Rico on First Available Fight - as early as Tomorrow Morning - to Assist with Reconstruction of Power Grid

JetBlue Plane to...  

WBAI Evening News (09/21/2017)  Maria destruction across Puerto Rico-Earthquake in Mexico-Jewish Voice for Peace with American Muslims for Palestine and others Rally outside the UN against policies by Trump and Israeli PM Netanyahu. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas...  

WBAI Evening News (09/20/2017)  —Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico leaving the island without power—Devastation from the Earthquake in Mexico—The UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons is ready for countries to sign, but nuclear powers aren't...  

Trump Delivers 'America First' Speech to UN General Assembly (09/19/2017)  Donald Trump read from his script carefully in a speech he delivered to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Emphasizing his administration's America First vision of foreign policy, he says nothing on climate change, arguably one of the most...  

WBAI Evening News (09/18/2017)  —As usual New York City is a traffic nightmare with the UN General Assembly in progress, made worse still by Donald Trump being in town. Today with UN Secretary General António Guterres, Trump held a meeting on reforming the...  

WBAI Evening News (09/14/2017)  —There may be a path forward for DACA recipients—Latest in aftermath of Irma—Crisis and challenges for Rohingya refugees, the desperate Muslim minority fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh—Edie Windsor, the LGBT activist is...  

WBAI Evening News (09/13/2017)  — Ben Max, Executive Editor of Gotham Gazette gives us an analysis of last night’s New York Primary. — Sen. Bernie Sanders with other Senators and supporters launches the Medicare for All 2017 bill. We have the launch right here....  

WBAI Evening News (09/12/2017)  —Vt Senator Bernie Sanders is set to introduce his Medicare For All Bill. It has garnered 15 public co-sponsors so far including NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and NJ Senator Cory Booker.

—LGBT rights activist Edith Windsor,...  

WBAI Evening News (09/11/2017)  Please click the arrow above for our evening...  

WBAI Evening News (09/07/2017)  —Update on Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic. Check updates at NOAA, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration here. Warm water feeds hurricanes like Irma....  

WBAI Evening News (09/06/2017)  There was outrage and determination to protect young immigrants at City Hall last night. NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer said, "When you can turn on the tv and see a nazi swastika or see the KKK or see racism coming out of the mouth of the...  

Trump Rescinds DACA (09/05/2017)  —Donald Trump signaled a phasing out of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program over the next six months, before it fully expires on March 5, 2018. This came in a tweet at 5:04 am. Trump wrote, "Congress, get ready to do...  

Trump Approves of Militarizing Local Police (08/28/2017)  Former Alabama Senator, Donald Trump’s U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions praised Trump’s new executive order which restores the flow of surplus military gear to local police departments. The 1033 military transfer program from the...  

WBAI Evening News: Public Shaming of Hedgefund Billionaire - NYC Council's Women's Caucus Sounds the Alarm and More (08/24/2017)  — A new Hedgeclipper Report on Billionaire Hedgefund Manager Dan Loeb outlines how he undercuts NYS Democratic Senators and yields influence over Governor...  

WBAI Evening News (08/23/2017)  —Trump unhinged in Arizona  

—Friends of the Earth on NAFTA

—The Blindfold Law

—ACLU faces angry...  

WBAI Evening News (08/22/2017)  —Donald Trump gives Defense Secretary James Mattis free reign in Afghanistan

—U.S. and North Korea war mongering brings protesters to the doors of Senator Chuck Schumer in New York City. 

—New Yorkers want statue...  

WBAI Evening News (08/21/2017)  —Donald Trump and his plan for Afghanistan

—Current and former NYPD officers gathered in Brooklyn over the weekend to speak out on policing in America, systemic racism and protests like the one by Colin Kaepernick.

—Mike...  

WBAI Evening News (08/16/2017)  — Last night Michael Moore who is performing a a one person show, The Terms of My Surrender, on Broadway brought his audience with him to join a protest which had been going on since Donald Trump returned to NYC Monday evening, led by...  

WBAI Evening News (08/15/2017)  — "Not my President!  Shame, shame, shame!" shouted protesters as Donald Trump came home to Trump Tower for the first time since the inauguration. Protesters are angry with his slowness to condemn the white...  

Charlottesville (08/14/2017)  — The White Supremacist rally and attack in Charlottesville, its aftermath and reaction in NYC.

— Please click the arrow above to...  

Alt-Right in DC Far Outnumbered by CounterProtesters (08/12/2017)  ...  

WBAI NEWS (08/10/2017)  —"Goldman Sachs you can't hide we can see your greedy side!" That's what protesters chanted in front of the global investment banking's headquarters in downtown Manhattan on Thursday. The bank's meeting to secure...  

WBAI News (08/09/2017)  —Even though there are reports that North Korea's military is examining plans for attacking Guam, former Exxon CEO, now Trump’s Secretary of State said Americans shouldn’t worry. We examine the rhetoric and actions over the...  

WBAI News (08/08/2017)  —New York City Council members demanded answers from the MTA at a Transportation Committee oversight hearing where the MTA asked the City for more funding. The newly appointed MTA Chair, Joe Lhota, was not present at the hearing. Instead he...  

WBAI Evening News (08/07/2017)  —There's a new plan to tax the rich in New York City. It would affect 32,000 of the richest New Yorkers, the top 1%. It could provide the City with up to $800 million in annual funding for the transit system and for New York City...  

Taken From Us Action (08/03/2017)  —Shoes! Immigrant New Yorkers held pairs of shoes on the steps of the New York Public Library on Fifth Ave. in Manhattan on Wednesday. Then they carried them to JPMorgan Chase's headquarters. Geraldo Rivera originally from Mexico, lives in...  

WBAI News (08/01/2017)  —Dwayne Jeune shot dead by police officer Miguel Gonzolez calls into question how police are responding to requests for help for New Yorkers experiencing emotional distress.  

—Quinnipiac University poll shows Mayor Bill de...  

WBAI NEWS (07/31/2017)  —Donald Trump is threatenng to let Obamacare implode by ending required payments to insurers if congress doesn’t act soon. Meanwhile in NYC over the weekend protesters gathered in front of Trump Tower to continue the fight against...  

Trump's House of Cards (07/28/2017)  Reince Preibus is out and retired Marine general John Kelly is in as Chief of Staff, a military man in the center of White House decision making. Trump tweeted "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as...  

The Senate Debates Trumpcare (07/26/2017)  51-50. That was the vote in the Senate on Tuesday to advance the GOP Healthcare Bill. Arizona Sen. John McCain battling brain cancer returned to the Senate to vote yes. Mike Pence was the 51st vote breaking the tie.

New York Sen. Kirsten...  

New Yorkers Protest Trump's Transgender Ban (07/26/2017)  New Yorkers took to the streets Wednesday to protest Donald Trump's announcement that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U-S military. New York's elected officials and civil liberties organizations were quick to...  

WBAI News (07/19/2017)  —Next step in Republican’s war on  Obamacare is repeal which would wreak havoc on the healthcare system and leave 32 million uninsured according to the Congressional Budget...  

Wrongful Convictions (07/18/2017)  Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams wants to get to the bottom of wrongful convictions. He wants to know who is responsible and he wants an independent blue ribbon panel to investigate. Please click the arrow above to hear our...  

WBAI News (07/17/2017)  —Advocates with Picture the Homeless want empty lots to be used to house the homeless. They want the City to pass the Housing Not Warehousing Act. 

—New York Elected Officials...  

WBAI News Conference at City Hall on Struggle with Owner of Empire State Building (07/13/2017)  —WBAI Listeners, Elected Officials and Staff rallied at City Hall to stand united against threats from the parent company of the Empire State Building, Empire State...  

WBAI Evening News (07/11/2017)  In the News tonight—The funeral of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia—A new report details continuing spending on criminalization, policing, and mass incarceration with drastic cuts to social safety net programs.—NYC Mayoral Candidate...  

WBAI Evening News (07/10/2017)  In the news tonight —the NYC transit Summer of Hell. Matt Patterson has the story.—Bill de Blasio’s deal for mayoral control of public schools. Ben Max of Gotham Gazette explains. —Vt. Senator Bernie Sanders goes on the...  

G20 Summit (07/08/2017)  —Thousands of anti-globalization activists and police have been clashing as G-20 leaders meet. Protests revolve around issues of climate change, trade and terrorism. The G20, the Group of 20 Nations and business leaders has been known to reach...  

William Binney and Barrett Brown on Independence Day (07/04/2017)  —Randy Credico speaks with Senior CIA Analyst William Binney and NYC Journalist, Hactivist Barrett Brown on a Live on the Fly July 4th Special.

—Take a...  

As Supreme Court Lifts Trump's Travel Ban for Bona Fide Relations, The State Dept. Narrows Definition of Bona Fide (06/29/2017)  —Is your family member a bona fide relative? This question is at the heart of the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of Donald Trump’s travel ban, which went into effect Thursday evening.

—Is a bona fide relative your...  

WBAI Evening News (06/28/2017)  — Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell who designed a Trumpcare bill behind closed doors with 12 other white men didn’t have enough votes to push it past key procedural hurdles, but he promises to revisit the legislation after...  

WBAI Evening News (06/26/2017)  — Voices from NYC's Pride Parade— Supreme Court and Trump Adminstration's 90 day Muslim and Refugee travel ban— Settlement for family of Philando Castile but no justice. — Supreme Court and right to carry...  

WBAI Evening News (06/22/2017)  —Senate Republicans release their health care bill which was drafted behind closed doors by 13 white men. It guts federal funding to Planned Parenthood and to abortions nationwide, unless a woman’s life is in danger. It removes the...  

WBAI Evening News (06/21/2017)  — Republican Party wins in South Carolina. It also wins in Georgia where Karen Handel who has a horrible record regarding women's health won the seat vacated by Tom Price who is now Trump's Health...  

WBAI Evening News (06/19/2017)  —Anger and heartbreak, protests and vigils after a jury failed to deliver a guilty verdict in the trial of Minnesota Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez who killed Philando Castile —Donald Trump's financial disclosure documents reveal...  

Philando Castile #SayHisName Philando Castile, (06/17/2017)  The Minnesota Cop, Jeronimo Yanez, who shot and killed 32 year old Philando Castile was cleared of charges today. Philando Castile's sister said, "He didn't deserve to die the way he did." She said, "I will never have faith in...  

Corruption in New York's Bail Bond Industry (06/15/2017)  The commercial bond industry which lacks oversight syphons money into private industry according to Peter Goldberg, executive director of the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund. "This...  

Notes from the Left Forum Part Four (06/15/2017)  The conference entitled Resistance was held in New York City from June 2nd -June 4th. In this program we go to the Plenary: Challenging State Repression and we hear from activists Linda Sarsour and Molly Crabapple.

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WBAI Evening News (06/14/2017)  —Corruption in the Bail Bond industry —Hearing for NYPD Officer who killed Delrawn Small —A new lawsuit against Donald Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution from Senate and House Democrats.

—For...  

WBAI Evening News (06/12/2017)  —The Attorneys General of Maryland and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against Donald Trump which alleges that Trump is flagrantly violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution. It explicitly bars presidents...  

Comey Says Interactions with Trump made him uneasy (06/08/2017)  James Comey's written testimony about interactions with Donald Trump forms the basis of questioning at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday. It offers an understanding of what is being alleged by Comey, as well as why he felt he...  

Analysis of James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee (06/08/2017)  Pacifica Radio coverage of the Comey Hearing is anchored by WPFW's Askia Muhammad and KPFA's Mitch Jeserich with contributors from WBAI...  

Notes from the Left Forum Part Three (06/07/2017)  The conference titled Resistance was held in New York City June 2nd through June 4th. It looked at questions of power, strategy and tactics as resistance to Donald Trump rises. The focus of many panels this year was on moving beyond Trump into an...  

Notes from the Left Forum Part Two (06/06/2017)  The conference titled Resistance was held in New York City June 2nd through June 4th. It looked at questions of power, strategy and tactics as resistance to Donald Trump rises.The focus of many panels...  

Notes from the Left Forum Part One (06/05/2017)  The conference titled Resistance was held in New York City June 2nd through June 4th. It looked at questions of power, strategy and tactics as resistance to Donald Trump rises.

The focus of many panels this year was on moving beyond Trump...  

WBAI News (06/01/2017)  — Trump says the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Climate accord.

—Resistance in Congress and on our streets

—NYC's Fair Work Week legislation for fast food and low wage workers

—Jimmy Breslin tribute...  

WBAI News (05/31/2017)  Donald Trump is expected to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement signed by more than 190 nations in 2015. 

Before taking office Trump kept saying climate change is a hoax created by China to hurt...  

Brooklyn College Graduation (05/30/2017)  Senators Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the 2017 Brooklyn College Valedictorian Kevin Lamonte Jones address graduates at the 

WBAI NEWS (05/25/2017)  —At the dedication of NATO's new headquarters, near a gnarled remnant of the North Tower and sections of the Berlin Wall, Donald Trump lectured NATO leaders on paying their fair share on defense. Earlier, Barack Obama spoke to thousands on...  

WBAI NEWS (05/24/2017)  Trump's $4.1 trillion 2018 Budget boosts the Military budget at the expense of benefit programs from healthcare to SNAP, the food stamp program. "Donald Trump's budget is a travesty," says Joel Berg with the Coalition Against...  

WBAI Evening News (05/22/2017)  —Iranophobia by Trump, the Saudis and Israelis.

Donald Trump in Israel on Monday and in Saudi Arabia over the weekend bashed Iran to justify the War in Yemen and a $110 Billion U.S. arms deal for the Saudis, up to $350...  

WBAI Evening News (05/18/2017)  —The Independent Budget Office delivers statistics on the population at Rikers, the racial makeup which shows a disproportionate number of blacks and...  

WBAI Evening News (05/17/2017)  -Turmoil in the White House and Trump's assault on the rule of Law: Faiza Patel of Brennan Center for Justice on latest and future. 

-NYC Fair...  

WBAI Evening News (05/15/2017)  —Donald Trump on law and order speaking at a national peace officers memorial service outside the Capitol today as part of Police Week.

—Trump Administration's infrastructure plan cuts regulations and calls for taxpayer money to...  

Trump Fires FBI Director (05/10/2017)  FBI Director James Comey, who was looking into Trump’s Presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election, was fired by Donald Trump last night. Many are comparing this to the famous Saturday Night...  

WBAI Evening News (05/09/2017)  -Sally Yates and James Clapper testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee 

-New Moderate French President Emanuel Macron

-Release of 82 school girls held by Boko Haram in Nigeria

-Russian with Iran and Turkey want safe zones in...  

Corrections Commissioner Ponte Missing in Action (05/09/2017)  NYC Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte responsible for Rikers, has come under fire for spending 90 work days out of the city last year. He went to Maine regularly with his official car. Other corrections officials also used their department cars...  

New York Representatives Speak Out Against Trumpcare (05/05/2017)  The U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass Trumpcare, the Republican replacement for Obamacare with a vote of 217 to 213 on Thursday. 

After the vote, Bud Light was carted into the Rose Garden where House Republicans were celebrated...  

Greenpeace Takes to the Hudson River to Join Thousands in Rejecting Trump During Homecoming (05/04/2017)  Greenpeace USA shared this message with WBAI News:

"Today, activists from Greenpeace USA joined thousands of New Yorkers to send a direct message of shared resistance to the Trump administration and its destructive policies. Greenpeace...  

WBAI Evening News (05/03/2017)  -Missile test California 
-Trump and Abbas meet at the White House
-Puerto Rico Debt Crisis
-FBI Director Comey grilled at Senate Judiciary hearing on information released before the Election about Clinton investigation but not...  

What's Wrong With NYPD Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program--New Yorkers Rally in Defense of Venezuelan President Maduro (04/20/2017)  —NYPD Body Camera Pilot Program

—Communities United for Police Reform along with 40 community groups challenged the start up of the NYPD body-worn camera pilot program set to begin next week. —Outside City Hall near One...  

WBAI Evening News (04/19/2017)  —MIke Pence War Mongering—MOAB—Goldman Sachs Sucks Protest—Sikh Driver Attacked in Bronx —Bill O’Reilly Gone from Fox—More...  

Smoke and Mirrors (04/18/2017)  That's how New York elected officials and education advocates at City Hall today describe Governor Cuomo's Excelsior scholarship program. Council Member Inez Barron and Assembly Member Charles Barron say it's free tuition for middle...  

WBAI Evening News (04/17/2017)  — New York City Youth held a rally at City Hall today to get the City to divest from cops in nyc schools and instead invest in guidance counselors and social workers, restorative justice programs, summer youth employment opportunities,...  

New Yorkers On Tax March Demand That Trump Reveal His Taxes (04/15/2017)  On Saturday, New Yorkers came out for a tax rally and march to hold Donald Trump accountable and pressure him to reveal his taxes. One protester railed against Trump for turning the U.S. government into a plutocracy which serves his interests....  

WBAI Evening News (04/13/2017)  —State Department questioned on why U.S. dropped the MOAB—Washington says US led strike this week didn’t mean to kill 18 allied fighters. — #WomensMarch for Syria...  

WBAI Evening News (04/12/2017)  —United Nation's Security Council meets over the crisis in Syria. We hear from the UN Special Envoy to Syria as well as the Syrian Ambassador to the UN. — Donald Trump reacts to Rex Tillerson's meetings in Russia today in a news...  

WBAI Evening News (04/11/2017)  —U.S. blames the Assad regime for the chemical attack which killed more than 82 people last week. Russia stands with the Syrian government under Assad.—New Yorkers rally in Union Square for a diplomatic solution. 

—NY...  

Why are liberals now cheerleading a warmongering Donald Trump? (04/09/2017)  So now we know what it takes for an unhinged, bigoted demagogue to get liberal applause: just bypass the constitution to fire some missiles. It had seemed as though there was consensus among those against Donald Trump. This man was a threat to US...  

Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court (04/07/2017)  – Two decades of increasing polarization over judicial nominations reached its apex Friday when the Senate voted by a simple majority mostly along party lines to confirm Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court’s next associate...  

WBAI Evening News (04/05/2017)  Chemical Attack in Syria..... Neil Gorsuch...  

Capitalism Produced Trump (04/04/2017)  The fact that Trump, Bannon and the rest of their coterie do not think through the implications of their acts is not unusual. One marked peculiarity of politics in capitalist systems is how those systems train politicians. Corporations and...  

Evening News (04/04/2017)  Trump - NYS Budget -Gorsuch Supreme Couirt Nomination: New Yorkers, Durbin, Sanders...  

The Lippman Commission Says #ShutDownRikers (04/03/2017)  The independent Lippman Commission formally released its report at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Sunday. It recommends shutting down Rikers, smaller jails in each borough, reducing the jail...  

Towards A More Just New York City (04/01/2017)  Dear Fellow New Yorkers:

As the chairman of the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, it is my pleasure to share with you this report.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito called...  

WBAI Evening News (03/30/2017)  —New Yorkers gathered on the steps of City Hall for the passage of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, a bill that will provide basic labor protections to NYS...  

WBAI Evening News (03/29/2017)  —NYC good news for rent regulated apartments with one year leases — Mayor de Blasio's three prong approach to reducing recidivism in city jails.   —Health Secretary Tom Price grilled by House Appropriations Committee about...  

WBAI News (03/28/2017)  —Donald Trump issues executive order to roll back Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. NYS AG says his office in wide coalition will oppose any effort to roll back the plan.

—U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatens sanctuary...  

Obamacare Lives On (03/25/2017)  In a stinging defeat for Donald Trump and the Republican Party, the GOP healthcare bill put forward to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is dead. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill because it was not going to get the 216 votes needed...  

Day 3 of Hearing into Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch (03/22/2017)  Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was both praised and criticized by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a third day of hearings.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham...  

WBAI News (03/21/2017)  —Daniel Pantaleo, NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold had 14 allegations against him and 7 disciplinary complaints according to documents obtained by ThinkProgress.

—City Officials isued new protocols for Public...  

WBAI Evening News (03/20/2017)  — Peace Activists on the 14th Anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq — Senate Judiciary Committe hearing into the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court...  

WBAI Evening News (03/16/2017)  —Big sigh of relief at City Hall with Bill de Blasio cleared of state and federal charges

—Trump lashes out over federal judges blocking his travel ban

—Trump's new federal budget would be a disaster for...  

WBAI Evening News (03/15/2017)  —Justice department charges Russian intelligence agents for 2014 hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts.

— House Intelligence Committee ranking members say there's no evidence to substantiate Trump claims that Obama wiretapped Trump...  

WBAI Evening News (03/14/2017)  —The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office report says 14 million would lose healthcare under new Republican program endorsed by Donald Trump. We have reaction from Tom Price and Nancy Pelosi.

— Anger as NYS Senator Kirsten...  

WBAI Evening News (03/13/2017)  —Snow day for Public School Students tomorrow as nor'easter is expected to blanket the City — Reaction to firing of Federal Prosecutor Preet Bharara — The ACLU launches People Power training to ensure demonstrators know their...  

Lynne Stewart: Death and Life (03/13/2017)  As we reported last Wednesday, on March 7th at 7PM radical human rights attorney, Lynne Stewart, died after a long battle with cancer complicated by recent strokes. The 77 year old died at home with her husband of 56 years, Ralph Poynter, at...  

A Day Without Women on International Women's Day (03/08/2017)  Women in Red roared at City Hall today celebrating International Women’s Day and A National Day Without Women. 

New Yorkers, advocates and elected officials say a Day Without A Women means A Day Without Health Care,...  

Lynne Stewart, Rest in Power (03/08/2017)  Radical human rights attorney Lynne Stewart died at her home in Brooklyn on Tuesday from complications of cancer and a series of strokes. Her partner Ralph Poynter said Lynne's life's work was to make the world a better place.

A...  

WBAI News (03/06/2017)  —Trump rolls out a revised travel ban. Rebecca Myles reports.  —The ACLU says the travel ban is still a Muslim ban and it is still unconstitutional. —Trump’s immigration stance has stirred panic in immigrant...  

WBAI Evening News (03/01/2017)  —Donald Trump showed he can read a teleprompter and stay on script in his address to Congress last night.

—Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders responds to Trump's speech. He says the White House's priorities are...  

WBAI Evening News (02/27/2017)  -Trump met with CEO's of health insurance providers at the White House. He said, "We will ultimately work with the Democrats."  

-Trump administration won't challenge Texas Voter ID Law as the Obama...  

WBAI Evening News (02/23/2017)  —Trump administration rolled back federal protections for transgender students. We have reaction. 

—Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget cuts to Senior Centers is causing concern 

—Who will be the next chair of the...  

WBAI Evening News (02/22/2017)  —The deadline for Water Protectors and protesters to leave the campsite near the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Earth Mum speaks with Cassie Holland at the Sacred Stone Camp.—Details on new immigration guidelines issued by the...  

WBAI Evening News (02/16/2017)  —"I can't breathe!" That's what NYCHA residents are saying. They rallied at City Hall for repairs because their apartments are getting them sick. They say Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't doing enough.

— Donald...  

New Yorkers #StandWithPP (02/14/2017)  "When Planned Parenthood is under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back!

That's what supporters of the 100 year old organization chanted at Washington Square Park in Greenwhich Village over the weekend. They stand with Planned...  

ICE Raids Under Trump (02/13/2017)  Arrests by US Immigration, Customs Enforcement have intensified with Donald Trump in office. Raids in California, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Kansas, Virginia, South and North Carolina and here in New York.

The Immigrant Defense Project has a tool...  

Good News for DACA Recipients (02/13/2017)  A federal court in Brooklyn has blocked the Trump administration’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the court made clear that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was...  

Donald Trump’s Immigration ban is frozen (02/09/2017)  The Federal Appeals Court refused to reinstate Trump's Muslim ban. The Three judges for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a temporary suspension of the  order that restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority...  

WBAI Evening News (02/08/2017)  -The US Army Corps of Engineers  granted approval for Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Oahe River, a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.The Indigenous Environmental Network and Standing Rock Sioux are calling for...  

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmed as U.S. AG (02/08/2017)  Please click the link above to hear our...  

Hazardous Travel Advisory for Thursday (02/08/2017)  Mayor de Blasio News Conference Thursday as the intensity of the snow storm continues is below. New York City Public Schools are closed. Many flights have been cancelled.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect Citywide.

NYC's...  

WBAI Evening News (02/06/2017)  Resistance against Donald Trump and opposition to his policies continued throughout the weekend, into the beginning of the week and there is every indication resistance will continue.

Protests were staged against Trump's immigrant and...  

The Nunes Memo (02/03/2017)  Instead of a deep dive into policy pushed in Donald Trump's State of the Union address, politicians along with the mainstream media have been obsessing over the Nunes memo. The document which is

NYC Council's Progressive Caucus Denounces Donald Trump's Executive Orders (02/02/2017)  This week the New York City Council's Progressive Caucus gathered with community advocates on the steps of City Hall to show resistance to Donald Trump and denounce his executive orders which attack New York values.

Queens Council Member...  

World Hijab Day In NYC (02/01/2017)  Women in hijabs, many wrapped in the American Flag, gathered on the steps of City Hall today to say we all stand together in unity. CAIR, NY says when a person's civil liberties are at risk, it affects all of us.

Women gathered to reaffirm the...  

WBAI News (01/31/2017)  -Senate hearing for Donald Trump's controversial pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos

-Donald Trump's Muslim Ban according to Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection Officials 

-Muslim ban leaves Refugees...  

Trump's Supreme Court Pick (01/31/2017)  NOW Activists protested outside the Supreme Court tonight after Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick was announced. Colorado's Neil Gorsuch, a staunch conservative is his choice. The 49 year old Gorsuch has been on the 10th Court of...  

Responses to Donald Trump's SOTU (01/31/2017)  ...  

WBAI News (01/30/2017)  -Muslim ban -Protests and Reaction around the globe

-SPLC's Richard Cohen on Steve Bannon-Whisperer-in-Chief

-UN reaction

-Representative Nydia Velasquez: Muslim ban is Un-American

-CUNY Grad Student caught in...  

This Is What Democracy Looks Like (01/28/2017)  Protests erupted on Saturday at airports throughout the country in response to Donald Trump’s executive order banning Muslims from 7 countries he doesn’t do business with.

On Saturday afternoon New York Representatives Nydia Velasquez...  

In President Trump's First Week, ACLU Hands Him Stinging Rebuke (01/28/2017)  This is a remarkable day. When Donald Trump was elected president, we promised that if he tried to implement his unconstitutional and un-American policies that we would take him to court. We did that today. And we won.

Yesterday President Trump...  

WBAI News (01/24/2017)  Local, State and National News—Please click the arrow above to...  

Inauguration and Resistance (01/23/2017)  A divided America is in evidence as Donald Trump is inaugurated. On one side of Pennsylvania Ave. white middle class Trump supporters praise him, hopeful that he'll bring back jobs and fix trade laws. Many wear red Make America Great Again...  

Trump Inauguration Begins 100 Days of Resistance (01/20/2017)  Live report from this afternoon at the Answer Coalition Rally in Washington DC where LInda Perry spoke with WBAI Radio Host Howard Jordan.

By listening you get the feel of the anger and resolve of protesters along Pennsylvania Ave. right...  

Disrupt J-20 (01/20/2017)  —On Inauguration Day, Resistance! 

—Protests are planned throughout the...  

WBAI Evening News (01/18/2017)  —NYC Council Speaker on President Obama granting clemency for Oscar Lopez Rivera

—Governor Andrew Cuomo meets with Donald Trump 

—President Barack Obama’s final News Conference

—As time marches...  

WBAI Evening News (01/17/2017)  —President Obama commutes the sentences of Chelsea Manning, Oscar Lopez and shortens the sentences of 207 others. 

— Real Estate Mogul and Reality TV Star Donald Trump’s Presidency is looming large on the World Stage....  

John Lewis on MLK Day (01/16/2017)  MLK Celebrations are taking place throughout the nation. In Brooklyn, King's legacy was celebrated at BAM with Master of Ceremonies Eric Adams and Opal Tometi, one of the founders of #BlackLivesMatter. School children in Harlem marched...  

WBAI News (01/12/2017)  -Warmongering at Armed Services Committee hearing into General James Mattis for Defense Secretary.

-Ethics in government are in focus as Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren questions Ben Carson, Trump's pick for HUD Secretary, on...  

WBAI News (01/11/2017)  


-Donald Trump holds his first news conference since the election at Trump Tower on 5th Ave. We have details 
-Hegemony and Russia in Senate Foreign Relations hearing for Oil Baron Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State
-In...  

WBAI News (01/10/2017)  
-Background on Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III nominated by Donald Trump to be U.S. Attorney General - Feinstein setting objections/Carl Dix and other protesters disrupting hearing
-Interview with Sunsara Taylor of

WBAI Evening News (01/09/2017)  -Gov Cuomo announces plan in place to shut down Indian Point 

-Governor's New York Promise Agenda includes criminal justice reform

-Movement for President Obama to pardon Oscar Rivera-WBAI's Sally O'Brien...  

Hunger strike in Puerto Rico underway to free Oscar Lopez Rivera (01/09/2017)  As the end of Barak Obama’s presidency draws near, the White House has received many petitions for clemency for incarcerated men and women nationwide.

One clemency bid that has gained international support is that of Puerto...  

WBAI Evening News (01/05/2017)  —Senate Armed Services Committee ratchets up the Cold War
—On Fox Cable's Hannity, Assange says DNC and Podesta leaks weren't from a State actor, backed up by interviews on Randy Credico's WBAI program which is mentioned...  

WBAI Evening News (01/04/2017)  -New police shootings and police reform advocates want the de Blasio administration and the NYPD to answer questions
-Picture the Homeless wins suit against NYC and speaks out at City Hall today
-Activists want the NYC Council to...  

Homeless New Yorkers Speak Out (01/04/2017)  Eddie Paradise, a homeless New Yorker, stands on the steps of City Hall today speaking out against police who illegally seize and discard personal properties of homeless New Yorkers. 

Niketa Price, a civil rights organizer with Picture...  

WBAI Evening News (01/03/2017)  -Governor Cuomo alongside Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announces tuition free college tuition for CUNY and SUNY students for families who earn less than $125,000 a year, in his first State of the State Address 
-Mike Pence outside Trump...  

WBAI News (01/02/2017)  -Muslim ban -Protests and Reaction around the globe

-SPLC's Richard Cohen on Steve Bannon-Whisperer-in-Chief

_Un reaction

-Representative Nydia Velasquez on how Muslim ban is un-American

-Hunter Grad Student caught...  

Activists Urge New Yorkers to Refuse, Resist and Get out on the Streets to Make Your Voices Heard (01/02/2017)  Activists and concerned listeners in our area refuse to allow the Trump Administration to legalize hate and bigotry or roll back gains over the last years. They gathered at the Trump Hotel and marched to Trump Tower on New Year's Eve to say...  

WBAI Evening News (01/02/2017)  
— Minimum wage raise in effect in NYS 
—Immigrant New Yorkers continue to worry over a Trump/Pence Administration
—NYEve Trump/Pence Protest profiles new Refuse Fascism Coalition
—Lou Reed NY and new...  

Winning wage gains for low-wage New Yorkers (12/29/2016)  Although these are trying and uncertain times, members of 1199SEIU have reason to celebrate. In 2017, all 1199ers working in New York City, along with other low-wage workers, will receive the first installment of raises that will eventually take...  

WBAI Evening News (12/22/2016)  -Under pressure the UN Security Council, vote on Israeli Settlements is postponed but approved the next day
-DRC Crisis as Joseph Kabila refuses to leave office. Human Rights...  

WBAI Evening News (12/21/2016)  -Winter Solstice today 
-Win for the Environment in the Arctic
-Alarm over Trump nomination of David Friedman as Ambassador to Israel
-NY Activists protest Trump nomination of Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services...  

New Yorkers Say Donald Trump Doesn't Reflect New York Values (12/19/2016)  New Yorkers are standing up to the President-elect and the nominees he is trying to put in his cabinet.

NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez represents Northern Manhattan. He says our nation should not go backwards to the 1950s, during the time of...  

Rally to End NYS's Jim Crow System of Incarceration and Torture (12/16/2016)  CLOSE TO HOME —New Yorkers  are fed up with the school to prison pipeline, with the system of incarceration in New York which destroys people's families and communities.

This week a broad coalition of community groups from across...  

WBAI Evening News (12/16/2016)  — Evacuation effort underway in Aleppo, Syria

—In midst of Russia bashing and Kremlin denial of involvement in DNC Email releases, WBAI's Rebecca Myles speaks with NSA Whistle Blower Bill Binney

—Jury convicts...  

EPA Report on Impact of Fracking on Drinking Water (12/14/2016)  The Environmental Protection Agency released a report which it says is based on science. It examines the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water. The report Hydraulic Fracturing Drinking Water Assessment says yes, fracking does...  

WBAI Evening News (12/14/2016)  
-Humanitarian Crisis in Aleppo as ceasefire fails to hold
-EPA report shows impact on Drinking Water in all stages of the Fracking process  
-Texas' pro-fracker Rick Perry is Trump's pick to head the Energy...  

WBAI Evening News (12/12/2016)  — Women came together at City Hall to reaffirm the urgency of passing the Right To Know Act — President Obama ordered a review of campaign season cyber attacks. WBAI's Rebecca Myles reports — Financial Advisers warn against...  

NY Is A College Town (12/09/2016)  Education Advocates and students came together in a CUNY Rising Alliance at City Hall this week. The Alliance wants Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to make...  

WBAI Evening News (12/08/2016)  —Democrats in a fight mode after Trump nomination of Scott Pruitt for Head of EPA which threatens climate change gains 
—NYKrs want Governor Cuomo to step up as National Climate Leader with legislation pending in Albany

WBAI Evening News (12/06/2016)  — Spike in Hate Crimes in NYC—NY Gov. Cuomo looks into racism in prisons Upstate New York—Election Recount2016 proceeds—More Republican roadblocks—NYU's Mark Crispin-Miller​ on need for Recount—A Win in the...  

WBAI Evening News (12/05/2016)  —Green Party Dr. Jill Stein's takes her recount effort in battleground states to Trump Tower in NYC.

—Victory for Standing Rock!...  

WBAI Evening News (12/01/2016)  —Today is World Aids Day—a day where one honors caregivers, the lives lost and renews the fight against the epidemic.

Back in the 70s and early 80s, it was all too common to lose a close friend or loved one to AIDS.. In NYC more than...  

WBAI Evening News (11/30/2016)  -Newest Trump picks-Tom Price/Elaine Chao/Steve Mnuchin/Wilbur Ross-and what are some of the concerns
-Ray of sunshine, Trump asked Preet Bharara to stay on as Federal Prosecutor
-DPRK UN Sanctions
-Fidel's procession back to...  

WBAI Evening News (11/29/2016)  -Civil Rights Groups call out Donald Trump over incidents of bias and hate 
-In defiance of Donald Truimp, Revcom burns a flag in Columbus Circle
-NYC Council Members continue to denounce Trump
-Queens Council Member Danny Dromm...  

WBAI Evening News (11/28/2016)  —A look at the legacy of Revolutionary Icon Fidel Castro

—Election Recount2016 is moving forward in swing states

—Week Ahead in NY Politics 

—And even with the cold of winter and an order to...  

Fidel Castro 1926-2016 (11/25/2016)  Condolences have been pouring into Cuban President Raúl Castro and his family and to the people of Cuba on the death of Fidel Castro, the bearded revolutionary who ruled Cuba for half a century.  

On State TV, Raúl Castro...  

WBAI Evening News (11/17/2016)  —Civil Rights and Religious leaders gathered at the offices of the NYS Attorney General to stand against the normalization of hate speech and bigotry. 

—AG Schneiderman says don’t be afraid to report hate crimes to his...  

WBAI Evening News (11/16/2016)  — Mayor Bill de Blasio on his meeting with Donald Trump —Economics Professor Rick Wolff's take away from the election—Sociologist and Journalism Professor Todd Gitlin on the failure of the Democratic Party and the...  

This Is What Democracy Looks Like (11/14/2016)  7 year old Violet is frightened by Donald Trump. "I think he's horrible. He's really a racist." The child is one of many children at a rally with their parents in front of the Trump Hotel in Columbus Circle, organized by...  

WBAI Evening News (11/09/2016)  -White vote went for Trump even among educated women
-Mainstream media pundits and pollsters surprised but not NYC activist community 
-Nellie Hester Bailey
-Daoud Andre
-David Cobb Stein/Baraka Campaign Manager
-NYC...  

Suppression and Intimidation as Voters Go to the Polls Today (11/08/2016)  Please click the link above to hear our report and if you are having any problem at the poll please phone Election Protection at 888-OUR-VOTE.

Thank...  

WBAI Evening News (11/07/2016)  -Anxiety over the Election
-Despair in Queens 
-Mumia on pick your Devil
-Make the Road Action on the influence of the Latino Vote 
and look at national and local races 
-NYS Senate Race and the IDC

WBAI Evening News (11/03/2016)  Tune into the WBAI Evening News by clicking the arrow above—Items include an update on protests in North Dakota. —Emotionally distraught 49-year-old of Ariel Galarza of the Bronx killed by police who fired a taser at him...  

WBAI Evening News (11/02/2016)  —More police violence against Water Protectors in North Dakota over the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline — Strategies in U.S. backed war in Iraq questioned— the Nation Magazine looks at Media Malpractice with the 2016...  

WBAI Evening News (10/31/2016)  
-Water Protectors in North Dakota reach out in social media against police surveillance
-Village Halloween Parade offers a respite for Election weary New Yorkers
-Chuck Schumer and Wendy Long hold only NYS Senate Debate
-FBI...  

WBAI Evening News/Election Special (10/27/2016)  —Attempt to oust Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro

—Armed law enforcement officers move into camp protecting land and water against the Dakota Access pipeline. WBAI's Earth Mum is there.​

—Efforts are...  

WBAI Evening News/Election Special (10/26/2016)  In the news tonight — IS is using human shields in the U.S, backed war in Iraq to retake the city of Mosul  

—Code Pink's Medea Benjamin, author most recently of...  

Peace Activist, Politician Tom Hayden (10/24/2016)  Hayden died in California on Sunday. He was 76 years old. 

Hayden is remembered by WBAI's legendary broadcaster Bob Fass in this report for his protests against the war in VietNam as well as his role as a defendant in the Chicago 7 trial...  

NY AG Won't Investigate Death of Deborah Danner (10/20/2016)  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman won't be the Special Prosecutor investigating the death of 66 year old Deborah Danner. Instead Bronx DA Darcel Clark's office will investigate. This raises concerns with police reform advocates and...  

WBAI Evening News (10/19/2016)  -As the U.S. backed war in Iraq to take back Mosul from ISIL rages on, up to 1 million people could be displaced 

-Truce in Yemen

-Outrage over a police killing iin the Bronx last night of a 66 year old Deborah...  

Planned Parenthood is 100 (10/18/2016)  It was a festive occasion in City Hall's Grand Rotunda. Planned Parenthood turned 100!

The organization first started by Margaret Sanger in 1916 lives on to this day, helping hundreds of...  

WBAI Evening News (10/17/2016)  -Operation to retake Mosul in Iraq is underway
-Peace activists want U.S. to stop spending money on military operations around the world
-As Trump campaign continues to implode, he presses unsubstantiated claims that the election is...  

WBAI Evening News (10/13/2016)  -In reaction to vile comments by Republican Presidential nominee, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito uses her platform to speak about sexual abuse.

-National Polls

-Jacobin's Micah Uetricht...  

New Yorkers Say Trump #ThisStopsNow (10/12/2016)  Anger spilled out onto the streets of New York City opposite Trump International Hotel in Columbus Circle on Wednesday afternoon. Women and men spoke out against Donald Trump who has been objectifying women for decades. Activists form NOW NYC said...  

WBAI Evening News (10/12/2016)  -Damage in Haiti and concern about more cholera because of unsanitary conditions

-Feminists speak out against Trump

-New Make the Road reports speaks to the strength of the Latino vote and calls out those who work against community...  

NY Mourns the Loss of Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson (10/10/2016)  Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson died from cancer on Sunday. Thompson was the first black Brooklyn DA. He was elected in 2013 unseating long time DA Charles Hynes. Colleagues say cancer was diagnosed in...  

WBAI Evening News (10/10/2016)  —International news: Dire conditions in Haiti following Hurricane Mathew; U.S. backed Saudi Coalition targets funeral in Yemen; Doctors Without Borders in Aleppo are exhausted and understaffed with 35 doctors for 275,000....  

Sexual Harassment at McDonald's (10/06/2016)  Fast food workers say there is widespread sexual harassment at McDonald’s. They gathered in Times Square with community activists to share their stories and demand respect on the job.

And these workers are not alone. 40% of...  

WBAI Evening News (10/06/2016)  
-Hurricane Mathew roared through Haiti 
-Hurricane is strengthening: State of emergency and evacuation orders in Florida and along the eastern coast Georgia and South Carolina  
-UN negotiator makes plea to Syrian...  

WBAI Evening News (10/05/2016)  
— Hurricane pummeling Haiti and Cuba heads for East Coast

—The Next UN Secretary General has been chosen. He António Guterres, the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees, Portugal's former Prime...  

Advocates, City Council Clash Over Small Business Protection (10/05/2016)  There's outrage among community activists who say the New York City Council is ignoring an important bill which would help small mom and pop stores. Advocates are calling for rent regulation and lease protections.

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WBAI Evening News (10/03/2016)  —U.S. Russia peace talks on Syria suspended

—Peace deal in Columbia fails

—In Greece, austerity leads to protests by seniors

—Another problem at Indian Point, the fifteenth! 

—Public...  

New Oliver Stone Snowden Film Highlights the Need to Pardon Ed Snowden (10/01/2016)  There's a new film out by Oliver Stone, a biographical political thriller on Whistleblower Ed Snowden. In it the magnitude of NSA surveillance which Snowden exposes becomes crystal clear. It shows the extent of  the U.S....  

WBAI Evening News (09/29/2016)  -In the news tonight a deadly train crash in Hoboken

-Bill enables 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

-A small Harlem child is dead of neglect and abuse. 

-Ramarley Graham's family wants answers

-High Pollution...  

The Right to Sit During the Pledge of Allegiance (09/28/2016)  At City Hall this week support for NYC Council Member Jumaane Williams and his right to stay seated during the pledge of allegiance at City council stated meetings. For this action Williams has been receiving hate mail emails and racist tweets....  

WBAI Evening News (09/26/2016)  In the news tonight, third party Presidential candidates are left out of the debate. David Cobb, Green Party Campaign Manager for Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, says what we're experiencing is a...  

New Women's Campaign Asks Trump Tough ?s (09/23/2016)  "What the heck is going on Donald Trump?"

That's what #WomenWant2Know. Activists from NOW,

WBAI Evening News (09/22/2016)  -#WomenWant2Know protest in front of Trump Tower today
-Breaking: NYPD investigation into cop who killed Ramarley Graham
-Breaking: 9 people including former aide close to Governor Cuomo indicted
-Palestinian hunger strike ends

WBAI Evening News (09/20/2016)  -Latest on the suspect in the NY/NJ bomb attacks

-Wells Fargo CEO apologizes to the Senate banking committee, but Massachusetts Senator Eliz Warren wants more than an apology

-President Barack Obama at the United Nations for the final time...  

Elizabeth Warren Wants the Wells Fargo CEO Gone (09/20/2016)  Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf apologized to the Senate Banking Committee for allegations that employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet aggressive sales targets.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren would have none of his apology...  

WBAI Evening News (09/19/2016)  -Update on suspect caught in NY and NJ bomb attacks. 
-UN General Assembly gathers in NY for a summit on refugees. and education for children world wide.
-Rebecca Myles reports on the upcoming Senate hearing into Wells Fargo...  

Explosion Rocks NYC's Chelsea Neighborhood (09/18/2016)  A pipe bomb exploded in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood last night injuring 29 people. All of the injured are now out of the hospital.

Police and the FBI are investigating and reviewing area surveillance video. The NYPD asks for anyone with...  

5th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street (09/17/2016)  The anniversary of OWS was celebrated at Zucotti Park where it began. The legacy shows that activists continue to carry out the work the movement...  

Bill Bratton's on his next to last day as NYPD Commish and more on WBAI Evening News (09/15/2016)  -13 year old shot dead by police in Columbus Ohio

-Settlement in Sandra Bland Case 

-Privacy issues up front at the 

Pardon Ed Snowden Campaign, Chelsea Manning ends her Hunger Strike and More (09/14/2016)  -International News  
-Campaign News
-Flint Residents against Trump
-Ben Max Primary Recap
-Ed Snowden on being a whistleblower
-A win for Chelsea Manning and more 

WBAI Evening News (09/13/2016)  Peres in Hospital

Syria ceasefire

Campaign news 

Bridgegate

Bronx Defenders in lawsuit against Governor Cuomo over clogged Bronx courts

NYPD Pantaleo pay spike after putting Eric Garner in deadly chokehold

Tamir...  

WBAI Morning News (09/12/2016)  —15 years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the FDNY and others across the nation remember the victims

—The World Can't Wait Peace activists gather to protest 9/11 being used as an excuse to wage endless...  

WBAI Evening News (09/12/2016)  In the news tonight:
—The 15th anniversary of September 11th was yesterday,​​ but the day doesn't get easier for many. 
—Legislation for 9/11 families to sue the Saudis
and a Senate bill...  

WBAI Evening News (09/07/2016)  —International News Headlines including reaction against U.S. arms to Saudis to support conflict in Yemen.  

—UNICEF's new report on children fleeing conflict zones

—Two months before the Presidential...  

WBAI Morning News (09/06/2016)  Some of the news you'll want to know to get your day...  

WBAI Evening News (09/06/2016)  International, National and Local NYC News for our...  

NYPD Transparency, That's What Community Members Demand (09/06/2016)  —There is an uproar in NYC over Daniel Pantaleo's misconduct records. He is the NYPD officer at the center of the chokehold death of Eric Garner back in 2014.

—On Tuesday, police reform advocates and elected officials gathered on...  

Labor Day News Feature (09/05/2016)  WBAI News looks back on gains from the momentous Fight for 15, as well as Build UP NYC, a campaign by Union Members for responsible new development and good jobs....  

Trump Transition Team (09/04/2016)  Donald Trump is pledging that the government he appoints will bring sweeping change to Washington's culture. So far, that promise comes with a heavy New Jersey accent.

Despite being passed over for the job...  

Puerto Rico, Si. Promesa, No! (08/31/2016)  — There is anger against Promesa and the Control Board set up by the U.S. Congress on the streets of New York City. Promesa is the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and...  

A Move to End Solitary on the WBAI Morning News (08/30/2016)  — Solitary Confinement —NYS Bill pending in the State Senate and Assembly to Halt Solitary.—and Kalief Browder's brother Akeem on his family and prison reform...  

News Brief (08/24/2016)  
-Earthquake Italy
-Attack on Amer Univ in Kabul
-Trump Rally in Fla
-AP Analysis of Hillary Clinton and Clinton Foundation Donations
-New Earthlike planet discovered, which hopefully doesn't have an election like...  

Our Revolution (08/24/2016)  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who has always said he believes change takes place from the bottom up, announced the next step in the political revolution, the formation of Our Revolution.

The new movement...  

Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance (08/23/2016)  The New York Police Department chronically skirted rules intended to protect political groups from unwarranted government surveillance while investigating Muslims, the city's independent police monitor said in a report released...  

NYC Bans Fracking Waste (08/19/2016)  —At City Hall this week, environmental advocates rallied with City Council members Steve Levin and Costa Constantinides to push for a bill which bans fracking and oil waste from NYC Water and NYC Streets.

—Please click the...  

WBAI Evening News (08/16/2016)  —Latest on case of Imam and Aide murdered in Ozone Park
—NYC settles Akai Gurley family's wrongful death lawsuit 
—Rally at City Hall to ban fracking waste
—Opposition to oil carrying barges in the...  

New Protections for NYC Military and Vets (08/16/2016)  —At City Hall, there is new legislation which gives veterans and military personnel protected class status under NYC’s human rights law. Council Member Jumaane Williams along with NYC Public Advocate Tish James introduced the bill...  

WBAI Evening News (08/15/2016)  -Attack on MSF Hospital in Yemen and other attacks on Doctors without Borders locations 
-Russia/US re Aleppo in Syria and UN on dire situation there, where humanitarian aid can't reach people in need
-Funeral for Queens Imam and...  

Halt Solitary Confinement (08/13/2016)  Outside the New State Office Building in Harlem on a hot summer day, prison reform advocates stand with NYC Quakers.

They oppose solitary confinement and demand an end to the inhumane treatment of inmates.

Right now about 5000 inmates in NY...  

WBAI Evening News (08/11/2016)  -Russia/Ukraine over Crimea 

-Syrian City of Aleppo and reaction over truce proposed by Russia

-Zika cases growing in Florida but women are caught in the coverage gap

-Zika warning for Puerto Rico

-Non-green deal for...  

WBAI Evening News (08/10/2016)  —Justice Department Report on the Baltimore Police Department reveals impact of the Blue Wall of Silence and widespread racial targeting and discrimination
—Petition delivered today to U.S. Army Secretary on behalf of Chelsea...  

WBAI Evening News (08/09/2016)  
-US Election
-Leaders turning against Trump
-Trump's Economic Speech Fact Checked
-Justice Department's new system to report officer-involved deaths
-Election in South Africa 
-Governor Cuomo saves upstate...  

71st Anniversary of Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (08/06/2016)  —Hiroshima August 6, 1945.

—Nagasaki August 9, 1945.

—On the anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima, activists gathered in front of the Japanese Consulate in NYC to apologize to the Japanese...  

WBAI News from the Democratic National Convention (07/28/2016)  Today, on the eve of Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s formal acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wikileaks released voicemails from the Democratic National Committee. Most were...  

WBAI News from the Democratic National Convention (07/27/2016)  —Views from a cross-section of delegates to the Democratic National Convention

—The effect and future of the Bernie Sanders movement 

—Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the Black Vote and the Youth...  

March for DNC Black Resistance (07/26/2016)  —Gentrification in poor areas of northern Philadelphia which misplaces community members is exactly what's going on in parts of NYC, and that is one of the issues which brought protesters out in numbers.

—They marched under...  

March for a Clean Energy Future in Philly (07/24/2016)  —More than 5000 protesters came out on Sunday for a March for a Clean Energy Revolution in Philadelphia, in advance of the Democratic National Convention. Protesters traveled from our tri-state area. They called for a ban on fracking, a carbon...  

News Brief (07/22/2016)  — Donald Trump delivered an apocalyptic view of a country afflicted by crime and despir at home and humiliation abroad as he accepted the Republican Party's Nomination for President.

— The WNBA has fined players for wearing...  

RNC Day3 and more (07/21/2016)  

—RNC nominates Mike Pence as VP/Ted Cruz overshadows him

—Florida’s Attorney General embroiled in...  

RNC Day Two (07/20/2016)  —After a roll call vote at the RNC in Cleveland last night, Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination for President of the U.S. with 1,237 delegates. He beat 17 candidates vying for the nomination over 13 months. Trump said, “What...  

RNC Day One (07/19/2016)  —On day one of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Melania Trump, Donald Trump’s wife gave a speech which was said to be lifted from a speech Michelle Obama gave in August of 2008.

—Former New York City Mayor Rudy...  

2nd Anniversary of the Death of Eric Garner (07/18/2016)  Hundreds marched Saturday through steamy Brooklyn Streets - from The House of the Lord Church on downtown Atlantic Avenue …over to Flatbush – past the Barclays Center -  and all the way to Prospect Park and...  

Who is Mike Pence (07/18/2016)  Most voters don’t know Donald Trump's choice for VP, Indiana Governor Mike Pence. And in Indiana, where voters know him 41 percent disapprove of the job he is doing as Governor.

In this report we look at his record as Governor and...  

WBAI News Brief (07/15/2016)  —Terrorist Attack in resort city of Nice, France. At least 84 dead. —Queens Council Member Danny Dromm on events of the last days says coming together is what's important. — NYC Council puts forth a set of NYPD reform bills....  

Unable to stop Syria's war, US offers Russia new partnership (07/14/2016)  The United States on Thursday offered Russia a broad new military partnership in Syria, hoping the attraction of a unified campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida — and a Russian commitment to ground Syria's bombers —...  

Green Party Presidential Jill Stein in the Aftermath of Sanders Endorsing Clinton (07/14/2016)  Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein says, "Millions are realizing that if we want to fix the rigged economy, the rigged racial injustice system, the rigged health care system, toxic fossil fuel energy and all the other systems...  

The Right To Know Act and More (07/14/2016)  — Political News du Jour recent polls and issues gearing up to the Republican National Convention

— Donald Trump's rhetoric is hurting NYC and NYS says NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

— Whitehouse reaches out...  

The Case of Delrawn Small (07/13/2016)  Delrawn Small was the 37 year old Black man who was killed by off-duty NYPD police officer Wayne Isaacs in what has been called Road Rage. Isaacs lied about being punched by Small before the officer shot and killed him.

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100 Black Men Hold Emergency Summit in Harlem (07/12/2016)  News brief plus 100 Black Men Emergency Summit in Harlem to address gun violence and equal justice in New York and throughout the country.  

Please click the link above to hear our...  

Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton - President Obama Speaks Openly on Race, Police and Fighting Cynicism (07/12/2016)  —Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States in New Hampshire today. Sanders said, "Together we have begun a political revolution and that revolution continues." He thanked volunteers and contributors...  

Peace Activists Protest NATO Aggression (07/11/2016)  This weekend at the annual NATO Summit in Poland, President Obama announced that a nuclear armed NATO would be increasing its presence around Russia's borders.

Fearing that these actions may escalate intentionally or...  

WBAI Evening News (07/11/2016)  —Democratic Platform wins and losses

—Wharton School of Business students against Trump

—Following Brexit, Britain PM Cameron resigns, new PM selected

—Deaths in St. Paul and Baton Rouge; Jessie Jackson meets...  

"Harlem is Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge is Harlem!" (07/07/2016)  Thursday evening, over one thousand people gathered throughout NYC to protest recent deaths at the hands of police. “Rise Up. Stop Police Terror!”  "Our streets! Our blocks! We don't need these killer cops!"...  

Delrawn Small Killed by 0ff-Duty NYPD (07/04/2016)  The state's attorney general office was investigating an off-duty police officer's fatal shooting of a man who apparently attacked him during a case of road rage early Monday.

The New York Police Department officer was driving his personal...  

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87 (07/02/2016)  Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic "Night" became a landmark testament to the Nazis' crimes and launched Wiesel's long career as one of the world's foremost witnesses...  

Colonial Style Control Board Will Oversee Puerto Rico Debt (06/29/2016)  

—On Wednesday evening, the Senate voted 68-30 on a House bill which creates a control board to oversee Puerto Rico’s finances and supervise debt restructuring. However critics say this amounts to nothing more than colonial...  

WBAI Morning News (06/27/2016)  —NYC Pride Parade

—Francis apologizes to Gays

—Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn

—Democratic Platform Committee...  

Herstoric: Supreme Court strikes down Texas Abortion Laws (06/27/2016)  In a 5-3 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law designed to shut down abortion clinics. The court ruled that Texas law set up medically unnecessary restrictions.

Texas has already succeeded in shuttering 20 of the 40 clinics in the...  

WBAI Evening News (06/27/2016)  —Herstoric Supreme Court Vote For Abortion Rights 
—Pride Parade Honors Orlando Victims
—Brexit/British House of Commons/Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn
—What Democratic Convention Platform ​Draft Leaves...  

The Stonewall National Monument (06/24/2016)  President Barack Obama designated the site of the Stonewall uprising and birthplace of the modern LGBT civil rights movement the “Stonewall National Monument,” at Christopher Park, just across from The Stonewall Inn in the...  

Police van driver acquitted in Freddie Gray case. (06/23/2016)  — A Baltimore judge found a police driver not guilty of all charges in the death of a 25-year old black man whose broken neck in the back of a transport wagon set off some of the worst protests the city has ever seen.

Officer Caesar...  

Immigration Reform Blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court (06/23/2016)  —Disappointment.

That’s what immigrants are feeling today as the Supreme Court blocked efforts to move President Obama’s immigration reform forward. It  would have shielded millions of immigrants from deportation and made...  

Finally the House Acts, Well, At Least House Dems (06/22/2016)  —In the wake of the lone wolf terrorist attack in Orlando, House Democrats led by John Lewis staged a revolt. They Occupied the House in a push for a vote on safe gun laws. Bills they want to pass would expand background checks and block gun...  

Harlem Gun BuyBack Program (06/21/2016)  
Harlem Gun Buyback program --Manhattan DA Cy Vance and Rev Calvin Butts on Gun Reform/the NRA/Congress and Campaign Finance Reform

Disgusting/Despicable! That's how Senate Inaction on Gun Reform Was Described at City Hall (06/21/2016)  The U.S.. Senate demonstrated an inability to act on gun reform legislation last night, even in the wake of the Orlando Florida massacre. As it stands now 40% of gun sales are unlicensed. Weapons and ammunition in all but 18 of the 50 states in the...  

Confronting Islamophobia (06/20/2016)  — Confronting fear Islamophobia and its impact in the U.S. is a new study by CAIR the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the center for Islamic relations at UC Berkeley. It exposes a well oiled, well...  

RAPE DECLARATION FORUM (06/16/2016)  The trauma of domestic abuse can be a life-long ordeal for a survivor but one survivor transformed hers to help others thrive around the world. The US Family Court, part of the judicial system, was created to help families going through divorce and...  

Bernie Sanders - The Revolution Continues (06/16/2016)  Election days come and go. But political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end. They continue every day, every week and every month in the fight to create a nation of social and economic justice. That’s what...  

GunReform/SenateFilibuster/NRA/IndianPoint/WBAI Listener Calls and More (06/16/2016)  WBAI Evening News and After The News Program for...  

Senate Dems Filibuster for Vote on Gun Reform (06/15/2016)  —In response to the massacre in Orlando, Senate Democrats joined Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy in a filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday. They are determined to fix the nation’s broken gun laws.

—The Senators are calling...  

WBAI Morning News (06/14/2016)  —On Monday, FBI Director Comey said the Orlando shooter was investigated twice in 2013 and 2014 for possible connections to terrorism, but that didn’t stop him from working as a security guard or from buying two weapons in the week...  

So Isn't It Time for Meaningful Gun Reform (06/13/2016)  

—Our collective heart aches when word comes of another massacre by a lunatic with an assault rifle. And this is what happened on Sunday in Orlando, Florida. A homophobic maniac with an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside...  

No Guns For Terrorists Bill (06/13/2016)  —A bill from Senator Diane Feinstein called No Guns For Terrorists would have put the Orlando killer on the FBI Watchlist...  

WBAI News (06/09/2016)  —“I’m with her” says Barack Obama endorsing Hillary Clinton while praising Bernie Sanders for engaging young voters and highlighting important issues.

—Bernie Sanders says he hopes to meet with Hillary...  

WBAI News (06/08/2016)  —Last night victories in New Jersey, South Dakota, New Mexico and California gave Hillary Clinton enough pledged delegates and super delegates to claim victory. Her supporters took their children to the Brooklyn armory to celebrate Clinton as...  

Notes from the Left Forum: Dr. Jill Stein (06/07/2016)  Rage, Rebellion, Organizing Our Power was the theme of the conference where panelists discussed revolutionary alternatives to contemporary capitalism.

Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein took part in a panel on Climate...  

Indian Point: Rise up in Righteous Anger NY (06/07/2016)  — That's what Nuclear Expert David Freeman says. He is senior adviser to Friends of the Earth’s nuclear campaign. He says, "That time bomb is sitting there and we better shut it before it goes off."

WBAI News (06/06/2016)  —Music from the ancient world outside the A train underground in Manhattan.. Above ground opulence and wealth with 6 NYPD vehicles outside the Trump International Holel and Tower at Columbus Circle, in stark contrast to poverty and closings in...  

Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies (06/04/2016)  He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a...  

Notes From The Left Forum: Tariq Ali (06/04/2016)  —Tariq Ali addressed the Left Forum in New York City at a plenary entitled Capitalism and Militarism—At Humanity's Peril: Organizing Our Power.

— "We are witnessing a radicalization of young people in most countries...  

WBAI News (06/03/2016)  In a foreign policy address, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton shot back at Donald Trump, who has been calling her crooked Hillary, with a series of attacks on his ability to lead the nation.

"This is not someone who should...  

First Lady Michelle Obama addresses City College of New York Class of 2016 (06/03/2016)  The First Lady delivered her very last commencement speech at City College in NYC today. She says she chose City College for the diversity it represents with more than 150 nationalities and more than 100 languages. Mrs. Obama says even though...  

Notes From The Left Forum: Medea Benjamin (06/02/2016)  —Medea Benjamin addressed the Left Forum in New York City at a plenary entitled Capitalism and Militarism—At Humanity's Peril: Organizing Our Power. 

— When President Obama came in the Peace Movement...  

Notes From The Left Forum: Chris Hedges (05/30/2016)  — Chris Hedges, Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author most recently of Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative Of Revolt, addressed the Left Forum in NYC at a plenary entitled Capitalism and Militarism—At Humanity's Peril:...  

Notes From the Left Forum: Amy Goodman (05/29/2016)  —Rage, Rebellion, Organizing Our Power was the theme of the Left Forum in New York City held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

—Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, on a 20th Anniversary tour of the award winning...  

NY Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition Presents A Blueprint for Criminal Justice Reform (05/27/2016)  At a spirited rally on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday, advocates for criminal justice reform gathered with the ATI Reentry Coalition and elected officials calling for additional funding for ATI--Alternatives to Incarceration Programs.

The...  

WBAI Evening News (05/26/2016)  —President Obama's Japan trip sparks crticism—Advocates for Prison Reform and City Council Members rally on the steps of City Hall—NYC Counci's Criminal Justice Reform Act—Consumer advocates are calling for labeling...  

New York City Council Passes the Criminal Justice Reform Act (05/25/2016)  The New York City Council passed a set of bills which will reduce the penalties for broken windows style offenses.

The Bills give the NYPD the option of issuing civil rather than criminal summonses for low level offenses. These include open...  

Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein On Countering The Politics Of Fear (05/24/2016)  Dr. Stein spoke at the Left Forum in NYC over the weekend. She says we are in a storm for lack of a moral compass, that we must stand up for our convictions.

In other news, Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders scores big with the...  

Obama lifts decades-old arms ban in his 1st visit to Vietnam (05/23/2016)  U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region he's tried to...  

Baltimore Police Officer Acquitted of All Charges in Death of Freddie Gray (05/23/2016)  White Baltimore officer Edward Nero was acquitted Monday of assault and other charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a 28 year old Black resident of Baltimore who was physically accosted during an arrest and died from injuries in the back of a police...  

Battle in the Finger Lakes (05/21/2016)  New Yorkers gathered outside Con Edison NYC headquarters this week during a shareholder’s meeting over a joint venture with a Houston based energy company.  The deal valued at nearly $1 Billion is for a storage project which would hold...  

The Left Forum 2016 (05/20/2016)  Rage, Rebellion, Revolution. Organizing Our Power. That's the theme of the Left Forum beginning Friday evening through Sunday at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. John Jay is...  

WBAI Evening News (05/19/2016)  — The ongoing battle in the Finger Lakes district over energy companies who want to use salt mines for storing fracked gas. — NYC Comptroller audit shows that the city’s Access A Ride service is a disaster. — NYCLU announces...  

Settlement Ensures Refugee Children Can Go to High School in Utica (05/19/2016)  The NYCLU and Legal Services of Central New York announced a settlement with the Utica school district and the Refugee center in Utica. It resolves a year long case which alleged that the school district had been excluding refugees and immigrants...  

WBAI Evening News (05/18/2016)  — Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders sends a message to the Democratic Leadership

— Ben Max of Gotham Gazette reports on the controversy over extending mayoral control of the city's public school...  

Bernie Sanders on the Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico (05/17/2016)  — Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders campaigning in Puerto Rico on Monday says if he is elected president he would free Oscar Lopez. He spoke at a Town Hall in San Juan in advance of the primary there on June 5th. Crowds cheered...  

The NYPD continues to surveil peaceful protesters in violation of the First Amendment (05/17/2016)  The NYPD videoed peaceful protesters who were holding signs and chanting slogans over the weekend at an animal rights protest at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

WBAI's Mitchel Cohen was at the protest. He spoke with the officer who insisted he...  

WBAI Evening News (05/17/2016)  -NYPD surveillance of peaceful protesters
-New ICE raids target mothers with children
-Disruption over delegates in Nevada Primary
-Election news du jour
-Bernie Sanders on crisis in Puerto...  

Woke up this morning with my mind set on Cuba, but then there's Zika ... (05/16/2016)  "Woke up this morning with my mind set on Cuba .. "

In advance of joining Code Pink’s May delegation to Cuba, I armed myself with insect repellents against the mosquito which carries the Zika virus. At Gary Null’s health food...  

Anti-Oil Protests (05/15/2016)  Hundreds of climate activists on Saturday marched to the site of two refineries in northwest Washington state to call for a break from fossil fuels, while a smaller group continued to block railroad tracks leading to the facilities...  

WBAI News (05/11/2016)  — Survivors of sexual violence and justice reform advocates from the Jails Action Coalition and a number of other justice groups rallied at City Hall to put an...  

CCR Mourns the Passing of Michael Ratner (05/11/2016)  We are sad to release the following statement on the occasion of the passing of the Center’s president emeritus Michael Ratner:

From Attica to Assange, Michael Ratner has defended, investigated, and spoken up for victims of human rights...  

Ramon Jimenez - The People's Lawyer (05/11/2016)  Today my mentor, friend and brother Ramon Jimenez transitioned from this world, my heart is stricken heavily with emotions yet, at the same time I feel relieved that my brother no longer has to suffer and endure such pain from having to deal with...  

The View from Cuba (05/10/2016)  A May 2016 trip with the activist group Code Pink to Cuba reveals Cubans have differing views on the gains and effects of the 1959 Cuban Revolution.

And as an end to the U.S. blockade is on the horizon, the warming of relations is being...  

Bernie Sanders Wins His 19th Primary (05/10/2016)  Bernie Sanders won the West Virginia Democratic primary Tuesday evening. He has now won 19 primaries to Hillary Clinton's 23. Not counting superdelegates, the two are less than 300 delegates apart.

As expected. Donald Trump won the...  

WBAI Morning News (05/05/2016)  —Donald Trump presumptive GOP presidential nominee and reaction—Senator Bernie Sanders says Democratic campaign is not over as he fights for delegates in upcoming primaries

—Wildfires rage in Alberta's oil tar sands...  

Bernie Sanders wins his 18th Primary (05/04/2016)  Even though mainstream media is calling the Democratic presidential race all but over for Bernie Sanders, he picked up a significant win Tuesday night in Indiana. He won 53% of the vote to Hillary Clinton’s 47%. This gives Sanders 93 more...  

May Day in Havana (05/02/2016)  About 500,000 went to Revolution Square in Havana to take part in the May Day celebration. Labor from the states was there and so were we with the Code Pink delegation. 

Please click...  

The Origins of May Day (04/30/2016)  "I long to see the day when Labor will have the destiny of the nation in her own hands and she will stand as a united force and show the world what the workers can do." --- Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, 1830-1930.

In this piece...  

Union Members Are Looking Forward to May Day in Havana (04/30/2016)  Tens of thousands of Union Members from the United States are in Havana to join International Workers’ Day. From NY 1199 is represented. Others include members and officers from the AFL-CIO from California...  

WBAI News (04/28/2016)  — Authorities say the largest gang takedown in NYC history took place this week in the Bronx.

— Sanders Campaign dismisses 300 staffers, focuses on...  

Memories painful on Chernobyl's 30th anniversary (04/26/2016)   As Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident with solemn words and an angry protest, some of the men who were sent to the site in the first chaotic and frightening days were gripped by painful...  

Bernie Sanders Undaunted - Determined (04/26/2016)  Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders won Rhode Island. It  was the only state Tuesday evening with an open primary, where independents were able to vote. His opponent, Hillary Clinton won Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland,...  

Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting (04/25/2016)  The city of Cleveland reached a $6 million settlement over the death of a 12 year old black youth, Tamir Rice. He was killed by white Police Officer Timonthy Loehmann while playing with a pellet gun. 

There was no admission of wrongdoing in...  

NYC Mourns the Passing of Prince (04/24/2016)  A level 10 shockwave on the musical richter scale struck the world on Thursday. That's when news broke that Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park headquarters in Minnesota. He was 57 years old. 

Globally monuments and stadiums...  

WBAI Morning News (04/21/2016)  -500 Refugees feared dead on voyage from Libya
-Ecuador aftershock 
-Trump on NY win
-Delegate count 
-Voting irregularities and suppression in NY Primary - Sanders comment
-Flint Water Crisis becomes a criminal...  

WBAI Evening News (04/21/2016)  — New Yorkers call for Right to Know Act — NYC announces a reduction in solitary. We speak with Glen Martin of Just Leadership USA...  

WBAI Evening News (04/19/2016)  -Peter Liang Sentenced to 5 years of probation and 800 days of community service 

-NY Primary Day: Economist Rick Wolff says the affect of the Sanders Campaign is remarkable. 

-Michelle Alexander says a new movement is needed...  

WBAI Evening News (04/18/2016)  - U.S. will deploy 200 more troops to Iraq, the first increase in U.S. forces in nearly a year — Rescuers are struggling to reach survivors in Ecuador after 7.9 magnitude earthquake. — Immigrant New Yorkers join immigrants throughout the...  

WBAI Morning News (04/18/2016)  - Major Earthquake strikes Ecuador. More than 200 are dead and 1500 are injured and the search continues in Southern Japan for people missing from two powerful earthquakes  — Immigrants and activists with Make the Road NY head to...  

Democracy Spring Protests at the Capitol (04/16/2016)  Democracy or Plutocracy is what this election is about say activists @DemSpring where hundreds were arrested in DC this week. Kai Newirk is a Democracy Spring organizer. He says protesters call on anyone...  

WBAI Morning News (04/15/2016)  — Earthquake in Japan — NYC divests public pension of hedgefund investments — Donald Trump protest outside GOP fundraiser — New campaign  poll — Democratic Presidential debate — Aretha Franklin birthday...  

Tens of Thousands Come Out in NYC for #Bernie (04/14/2016)  Last night in Washington Square Park, New Yorkers who want a political revolution gathered to hear Tim Robbins, Union Officials from TWU and CWA, Rosario Dawson, Linda Sarsour and Vampire Weekend. Then of course there was the main...  

WBAI Evening News (04/13/2016)  — Bernie Sanders gets TWU endorsement and goes on Verizon picket line
— Clinton gets IBEW endorsement and speaks at NAN on white privilege.
— NYC offers largest block of votes in NY Primary and where the candidates...  

WBAI News (04/12/2016)  —Primary-NY Campaign Finance Board: what's on the ballot re delegates 
—Paul Ryan says he's not running 
—It's Equal Pay Day but the gender wage gap costs women in NY almost $20 billion a year.

Bernie Sanders shared the stage at the Apollo with Harry Belafonte To Talk About Change (04/11/2016)  The Sanders campaign held a Town Hall inside the historic Apollo theatre Saturday evening, in advance of the New York Primary on April 19th. 

New York Senator Bill Perkins started things off. He said the community has to...  

WBAI News (04/11/2016)   No jail time for Goldman Sachs personnel in Justice Dept $5 billion settlement over illegal sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis

—Democracy Spring Protests at the Capitol in...  

WBAI News (04/07/2016)  — The New York Congressional Delegation says it will vote No on the TPP, the Transpacific Partnership

— The New York City Council is calling on the Supreme Court to allow President Obama's Immigration reform plan to move...  

Puerto Rico legislators approve bill for debt moratorium (04/06/2016)   Puerto Rico's House of Representatives approved a bill early Wednesday that would allow the U.S. territory's governor to declare a fiscal emergency and implement a debt moratorium to prevent a shutdown of basic government...  

Battle for New York (04/06/2016)  —Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin Tuesday by 13 percentage points. Sanders says his campaign has the momentum to win, but Clinton believes she will get to the number of delegates needed to secure the democratic nomination, as...  

The 48th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. King (04/04/2016)  "Give us the right to vote. Give us the ballot," said Dr. King in a 1957 speech.

Eight years later LBJ signed the Voting Rights Act into law, but today Americans face continued discrimination at the ballot box, new versions of old...  

Supreme Court bolsters political influence of US Latinos (04/04/2016)  The Supreme Court unanimously endorsed election maps that bolster the growing political influence of America's Latinos, ruling Monday that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in drawing voting districts.

The...  

Hillary Take The Pledge #FixDemocracy (03/31/2016)  — A coalition of environmental, labor, social justice groups and unions have come together to ask Presidential Candidates to take the pledge not to accept donations from fossil fuels going forward. The pledge is listed

WBAI News (03/31/2016)  -Nuclear Security Summit

-International Transgender Day

-Misogyny

-Presidential Campaign

-Hillary Clinton - Fossil Fuel Pledge and...  

WBAI News (03/30/2016)  
—Johns Hopkins new HIV to HIV transplants


—Forner NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden on Immunotherapy and Cancer Research at Hopkins


—Cancer Charity Scams and how to protect...  

WBAI Evening News (03/28/2016)  —Terrorist attack in Pakistan —Belgium attacks, criticism by Turkey, Muslim rally in support of Brussel's victims — Damascus: Ruins in Palmyra — Fidel Castro responds to President Obama's trip —...  

Behind the News (03/28/2016)  On heels of President Barack Obama's historic speech in Havana, Doug Henwood speaks with Rachel Price, author of Planet Cuba....  

Sanders wins 2 states; Clinton retains big delegate lead (03/26/2016)  Bernie Sanders scored a duo of wins in Western caucus contests Saturday, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination.

While results in Washington and Alaska...  

Outrage over @BrooklynDA Who Recommends No Jail Time for Cop who Killed #AkaiGurley (03/24/2016)  Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson is recommending that Peter Liang, convicted of manslaughter in the death of Akai Gurley, not serve a prison sentence. The Gurley family, police reform advocates and  community members are...  

Despite Opposition From Housing Activists, NYC Council Votes Aye on MIH and ZQA (03/23/2016)  Tuesday afternoon the New York Council passed two controversial housing bills, ZQA, Zoning for Affordability and MIH, Mandatory Inclusionary Housing.

During the vote, Council Member Inez Barron voiced opposition. She voted no and was cheered by...  

WBAI News (03/23/2016)  —Two of the suicide bombers in the attacks in Brussels are identified and NYC Officials speak out against islamophobic statements by Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz.

—Please click the arrow above for these stories and...  

President Obama Addresses the Cuban People (03/22/2016)  On his last day in Havana, President Barack Obama delivered a speech about reconciliation to the Cuban people. He said, “I’ve come to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas.” Obama said Havana is only 90 miles from...  

WBAI News (03/22/2016)  —Begium Attacks—President Obama addresses the Cuban people—NYC Council passes controversial housing bills—Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein differentiates her campaign from that of Democratic Presidential...  

Raoul and Barack; NYC Council to vote on controversial housing plan; Anti #Trump protest; 13th Anniv War in Iraq and more (03/21/2016)  -Cuba's President Raul Castro meets with U.S. President Barack Obama in Havana. 
-The New York City Council is poised to vote on two highly controversial housing proposals
-Activists protest Trump
-13th Anniversary of War in...  

​Activists Vow To Continue the Work of Berta Cáceres (03/19/2016)  Earlier this month, 45 year old environmentalist, Berta Cáceres was assassinated in Honduras. She was a Lenca Indian, a member of the Indian Council of People's Organizations of Honduras who fought to recover and protect native...  

Today is Student Voter Registration Day (03/18/2016)  Student Voter Registration Day (SVRD) isl taking place in over 60 New York City public schools today, reaching more than 20,000 high school seniors.

NYC...  

Election Roundup--BLM Wins in Chicago and Cleveland-POTUS Supreme Court Nominee (03/16/2016)  For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton won the primary in Florida. She beat Bernie Sanders for the Latino Vote 69% to 31%. Clinton also won North Carolina, Ohio and Illinois. The pledged delegate lead continues to grow for her.

At a speech in...  

Reflections from Tamir Rice's Mom (03/15/2016)  Over the past few weeks, I had been approached by many people all with the same question: Who will I endorse for President of the United States? I have heard this even more since the launch of the Justice For Tamir Speak Out Tour. I have watched as...  

Push-back over Trump Rhetoric (03/14/2016)  Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on "decent people everywhere" to denounce Donald Trump, saying the GOP presidential frontrunner continues to grow into a "bigger, uglier threat every day."

"We are going to take our...  

Protesters cheer when Trump rally canceled (03/12/2016)  Hundreds of jubilant protesters chanted victory cries and jeered at glum Donald Trump supporters as they filed out of an auditorium where the Republican presidential candidate abruptly canceled a campaign rally Friday night.

Outside, the tenor of...  

Ramarley Graham/AGs Not Working in Concert/CUNY Funding and More (03/11/2016)  —Ramarley Graham's family and justice advocates call for firing of officers involved in his 2012 death—AG's are not working in concert throughout the five boroughs—Andre Hatchett who served 25 years in prison for crime he...  

Courting the Latino Vote, Clinton and Sanders Square off in Miami (03/10/2016)  It was a contentious debate last night in Miami between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in advance of the March 15th Florida primary, hosted by Univision/Washington Post.

Each candidate confirmed their commitment to...  

He Didn't Expect It, but Bernie Sanders Won in Michigan (03/09/2016)  

Bernie Sanders won the Michigan Primary last night, even though Hillary Clinton was leading in the polls. It was a narrow victory, but a victory nonetheless.

Sanders tapped into voter’s concerns about the economy and...  

Access to Abortion Clinics and More on the WBAI Evening News (03/08/2016)  —Lack of coordination between NYC agencies comes to light at a Public Safety Committee hearing at the City Council. Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson knew nothing about changes in Manhattan policies regarding low level offenses, which began yesterday,...  

Sanders: Clinton mischaracterizing stance on auto bailout (03/07/2016)  Trying to make a stand in Michigan, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that Hillary Clinton was being disingenuous when she asserted that he opposed the auto bailout that rescued carmakers General Motors and Chrysler from...  

Bloomberg decides against third-party bid for White House (03/07/2016)  Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he will not run for president, citing a concern that his independent bid would hand the White House to Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

The billionaire, who has spent months mulling...  

Marco Rubio easily wins Republican primary in Puerto Rico (03/06/2016)  Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida won Puerto Rico's Republican presidential primary election Sunday, with supporters saying he would help lift the island out of its long economic slump.

Early returns showed Rubio with 19,224 votes,...  

WBAI Evening News (03/03/2016)  —The changing face of the CCRB and recent study which faults the NYPD for illegal searches and entries—Gotham Gazette's Ben Max reports on the NYC Council hearing on the de Blasio administrations $82 billion preliminary...  

WBAI Evening News (03/02/2016)  -Changes in how NYPD is to treat low-level offenses in Manhattan begin on Monday. Ripple effects will be felt throughout the borough—Protest by JVP over the Hebron Fund in Brooklyn which pays no taxes yet funds Israeli...  

CCRB Faults NYPD for Illegal Home Entry and Searches (03/01/2016)  The CCRB, the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board issued a report which verifies what police reform advocates have known, that the NYPD has been carrying...  

New Yorkers in Manhattan No Longer Arrested for Low-Level Offenses (03/01/2016)  It's not necessarily the end of broken windows policing, but there is a change in the way low-level offenses will be treated in Manhattan. It begins on March 7th. That's when New Yorkers in Manhattan won't be arrested for...  

Stop the Algonquin Pipeline-Shut Down Indian Point (02/29/2016)  Governor Cuomo asked the Federal Government to Stop the Algonquin Pipeline near Indian Point Nuclear Power...  

NY judge: US cannot make Apple provide iPhone data (02/29/2016)   A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Justice Department cannot use a 227-year-old law to force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data, dealing a blow to the government in its battle with the company over...  

WBAI Evening News (02/25/2016)  — De Blasio Administration unveils Savings Access New York to smooth retirement for the City’s aging workforce—NY City Council on Solar panels for NYC Buildings—NYC Council on Accessiblity for Disabled New Yorkers—Make...  

WBAI Evening News (02/24/2016)  -NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Jumaane Williams and Ydanis Rodriguez weigh in on Donald Trump's victories 
-President Obama is going ahead with a nominee to replace Justice Scalia. He worries the...  

WBAI Evening News (02/23/2016)  — #ShutDownRikers Action today—POTUS push to shut down Gitmo
—Study on Rising Ocean levels—Tribute to Longtime WBAI Radio Host Simon...  

Simon Loekle in Memoriam (02/23/2016)  Simon Loekle, WBAI's resident Joycean scholar and veteran radio host was celebrated in the East...  

Apple vs Federal Government (02/22/2016)  Apple's Encryption battle with the FBI has city officials and digital rights advocates lining up on opposite sides of the issue.  Manhattan DA Cy Vance doesn't believe it should be up to Apple whether or not it cooperates with law...  

Petition Demands #PardonForJeffrey, CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling (02/22/2016)  Inmate No. 38338-044. That's how CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is identified at the Colorado Federal Correctional facility. A

WBAI Evening News (02/18/2016)  —Apple's Encryption battle with the FBI is heating up. City Officials and Digital Rights Advocates are speaking out on both sides. At a news conference Thursday, Manhattan DA says his office has 175 iPhones it can't open...  

WBAI Morning News (02/16/2016)  -MSF Hospital and other bombings in Syria

-Pope Francis address Mayan Indigenous peoples in...  

WBAI Evening News (02/16/2016)  — A new report was issued today by Peter Zimroth, the federal monitor overseeing reforms to the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program. It says many officers and higher ups don't understand what's expected of them. Darius Charney with...  

WBAI Morning News (02/15/2016)  -What the death of Antonin Scalia could mean and President Obama on appointing new Justice
-Governor Cuomo on housing discrimination
-Sykes arraigned over Staten Island stabbings in homeless housing
-Pope in crime ravaged city,...  

Scalia Dead at Age 79 (02/13/2016)  Supreme Court Justice Scalia was found dead Saturday morning at a private residence in West Texas. He was the longest serving member of the current court, appointed by Ronald Reagan back in 1986. His death leaves the Supreme Court without its...  

#AkaiGurley's Family on Conviction of Peter Liang (02/12/2016)  As Akai Gurley’s family and loved ones, we are pleased with today’s guilty verdict on 2nd degree manslaughter and official misconduct in the case of NYPD Officer Peter Liang. The prosecutor, the jury and the judge brought the truth...  

NYC officer Peter Liang Convicted of Manslaughter in Death of Akai Gurley (02/11/2016)  A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.

The courtroom audience gasped and Officer...  

WBAI Morning News (02/08/2016)  —Radioactive Leak at Indian Point—NYC Boom Crane Accident—NYS takes Action Against Gay Conversion Therapy—North Korea and UN Security Council—Haiti Mardi Gras postponed—Taiwan Earthquake...  

Indian Point Power Plants Are Riddled with Leaks of Radioactive Material (02/08/2016)  Arnie Gundersen with Fair Winds.says the Department of Conservation has known about these leaks for at least a decade.

Even though Indian Point has a large number of radioactive...  

Indian Point Leaked Alarming Levels of Radioactivity into Hudson River Ground Water (02/07/2016)  “Yesterday I learned that radioactive tritium-contaminated water leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point Nuclear facility.  The company reported alarming levels of radioactivity at three monitoring wells, with one well’s...  

Haiti-Political Crisis (02/06/2016)  An official with the Organization of American States told The Associated Press on Saturday that top Haitian leaders have reached an agreement to install a provisional government less than a day before President Michel Martelly is scheduled to step...  

Taiwan-Earthquake (02/06/2016)  Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14...  

Manhattan Crane Collapse (02/05/2016)  One person was killed in a parked car when a crawler crane collapsed in lower Manhattan at around 8:30 this morning, Upper West Side resident David Wichs. Council Member Helen Rosenthal says she is committed to honoring Wich's death by...  

WBAI Morning News (02/04/2016)  
Fight for 15 in Albany
Peter Liang trial in death of Akai Gurley
NYPD on NYC  Slashings 
NYPD Pepper Spray
and Black Lives Matter Activist runs for Mayor in Baltimore. 

WBAI Evening News (02/04/2016)  —The Central Park carriage horse deal is dead— NYC’s Mayor delivers his State of the City tonight, Ben Max reports— NYC 

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Delivers State of The City Address (02/04/2016)  NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his third State of the City Speech at Lehman College in the Bronx.

Garbage pickups on Sunday for streets which get alot of foot traffic, expanded wi-fi service for the City and a streetcar line...  

Dangers Posed by TPP (02/03/2016)  —After more than five years of secret negotiations, ministers from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries, including the U.S., will meet in New Zealand this Thursday to formally sign the TPP.

Meanwhile activists will kick off two days of...  

Feel The Bern (02/02/2016)  Democratic Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were virtually tied last night in Iowa. While Clinton said she is the progressive to lead, it was Sanders who energized the crowds. Please click above to hear our...  

WBAI Morning News (02/01/2016)  —Affect of Iowa caucus—Clinton and Gun safety/Facebook-Instagram—Sanders and Latino Vote—Feel The BernNYC—Peace Talks in Geneva on Syria—NY cases of Zika...  

WBAI Evening News (02/01/2016)  —Homeless New Yorkers call on NYPD Inspector General to  review NYPD practices which criminalize Homeless New Yorkers—Iowa voting patterns—Feel the Bern—Syria Peace Talks—Zika...  

NYCHA Residents and Council Members Look for Alternatives to Infill Housing (01/29/2016)  Community Voices Heard demands funding for NYCHA repairs and capital improvements at a rally at City Hall on Thursday. The group joins with New York City Council members advocating for alternatives to infill housing.

Bronx Council Member Ritchie...  

Rally for Union Jobs and Real Affordable Housing (01/28/2016)  Union Members join with Housing Activists on the steps of City Hall Wednesday, angry over the lack of affordable housing—angry that housing in the city is being built with non-union labor.  Please click above to...  

WBAI Evening News (01/27/2016)  In the News tonight—Union members and Affordable Housing Activists rally at City Hall—International Holocaust Remembrance Day—Human Rights Watch World Report 2016: ‘Politics of Fear’...  

WbaI Evening News (01/26/2016)  — Pres. Obama Executive Action on Solitary in Federal Prisons—NYC Activist Noche Diaz goes up on charges—Planned Parenthood Videos— Israel/Palestine still at each other— UN Secy General calls out Israel—NY...  

WBAI Evening News (01/25/2016)  —First day of trial for officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley in Brooklyn Supreme Court —City Council hearing on Criminal Justice Reform Act—Women terrorized and ostracized in Nigeria by Boko Haram—Peace Talks in Syria...  

Trial for NYPD Officer Who Killed Akai Gurley Begins Monday in Brooklyn (01/24/2016)  The jury trial for the rookie NYPD Officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley in the stairwell of a NYCHA building in Brooklyn begins Monday. It is expected to last two to four weeks.

28 year old Akai Gurley was unarmed in a landing at the Pink...  

Snow, Snow and More Snow (01/24/2016)  The National Weather Service says Central Park storm total snow accumulation as of midnight was 26.8 inches. That makes this the second largest snowstorm since 1869 in NYC when...  

Closer look at the Crisis in Flint, Michigan (01/22/2016)  

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder apologized to Flint residents for their lead contaminated drinking water in his State of the State address this week, but too little too late say Flint protesters who want him to step down. Flint Mayor...  

Snow Advisory/What's New in The Budget for NYC/Criminal Justice Reform Act/E-Cigs (01/21/2016)  Please click above to hear these...  

The Latest on Flint and More on the WBAI Evening News (01/20/2016)  — In the News tonight: Pope Francis in Davos on inequality and a new report on plastics in the Ocean—The attack on a school in Pakistan—Food shortages in Syria and the Central African Republic—The latest on the crisis in...  

WBAI Evening News (01/19/2016)  In the news tonight: Oxfam on Growing Inequality—The Supreme Court and...  

Dr. King's 1962 Speech in NYC (01/18/2016)  On September 12, 1962, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech in New York City to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the issuance of Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

In a measured but passionate...  

Let Us be King-Like (01/18/2016)  Today as we reflect on Dr. King’s life and legacy, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says, "We must be King-like and remember our core values as Americans and as decent human beings.

He says, "We must be King-like and resist...  

Medicare for All (01/17/2016)  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders released a Medicare-for-all plan in advance of the Democratic Presidential debate Sunday evening.

“Universal health care is an idea that has been supported in the United States by Democratic presidents...  

Iran Nuclear Deal Enters into Force (01/16/2016)  

— Today in Vienna, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini met on JCPOA, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The historic 2015 Iran...  

NYS Environmentalists Push Governor's Agenda (01/15/2016)  The takeaway from Governor Cuomo’s State of the State and Budget address in Albany is that New York City is in trouble over Medicaid and CUNY funding, that discord between the Mayor and the Governor continues to hurt the City.

On the other...  

Charles Barron Calls Out Andrew Cuomo (01/14/2016)  "Economic success has been matched with social progress," says Governor Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State. "This is not real! This is not real! Come to the neighborhoods. He has a billion dollar surplus and the poverty is...  

WBAI Evening News (01/12/2016)  —Four years after the death of Ramarley Graham, the family still seeks justice—President Barack Obama delivers his last State of the Union address this evening. We speak with Queens Congress Member Grace Meng on countering hateful...  

ICE-Free NYC (01/11/2016)  In response to ongoing raids of non citizens with criminal convictions and the recent announcement of raids against Central American refugee women and children, immigration rights advocates and community members have come together to say no to...  

WBAI Evening News (01/11/2016)  —Brooklyn Rape—Activists and City Council Members denounce NYPD Commissioner over buddy system suggestion for women in cabs—Preet Bharara ends Moreland Commish probe—Gimo protest in Washington on 14th Anniversary of when it...  

WBAI Morning News (01/07/2016)  —UN Emergency Meeting over North Korea supposed hydrogen bomb test—The House approved a bill which repeals Obama Care and cuts funding to Planned Parenthood— Tehran offers to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran—NYC Council...  

WBAI Evening News (01/07/2016)  —Landmark settlement reached in lawsuits which accused NYPD of discriminating against Muslims with illegal surveillance. We speak with Professor Ramzi Kassem, CUNY Law professor and director of CLEAR...  

WBAI Evening News (01/06/2016)  Please click above to hear our...  

Activists Speak Out Against Relicensing Indian Point (01/05/2016)  As New Yorkers sleep, as we awake, Indian Point Nuclear Reactors continue to operate, even with expired licenses. More than 20 million people live within 50 miles of Indian Point. It’s only 25 miles from New York City. In the event of a...  

WBAI Evening News (01/05/2016)  —President Obama delivers impassioned speech on strengthening the nation’s gun laws—Continued reaction over the mass execution in Saudi Arabia—Governor Cuomo announces ambitious new plans for Nassau and Suffolk...  

WBAI Morning News (01/04/2016)  Governor Cuomo ordered homeless off the streets starting Tuesday—President Obama set to issue executive order to try and stop the scourge of gun violence—New York Muslim Community protest Saudi Arabia beheading of Sheik al-Nimr, Shiite...  

WBAI Evening News (01/04/2016)  President Obama on stricter gun laws—As temperatures dip, Governor Cuomo/Mayor de Blasio on Homelessness—New York and New Jersey Muslims stage protest at Columbus Circle in New York City over Saudi Arabia execution of 47...  

Natalie Cole, master of past and present styles (01/02/2016)  She began as a 1970s soul singer hyped as the next Aretha Franklin and peaked in the 1990s as an old-fashioned stylist and time-defying duet partner to her late father, Nat "King" Cole.

Natalie Cole, who died Thursday in Los...  

Refuse, Resist Get out on the Streets (01/02/2016)  Activists and concerned listeners in our area refuse to allow the Trump Administration to legalize hate and bigotry or roll back gains over the last years. They gathered at the Trump Hotel and marched to Trump Tower on New Year's Eve to...  

Activist Urge New Yorkers to Refuse, Resist and Get out on the Streets To Make Your Voices Heard (01/02/2016)  Activists and concerned listeners in our area refuse to allow the Trump Administration to legalize hate and bigotry or roll back gains over the last years. They gathered at the Trump Hotel and marched to Trump Tower on New Year's Eve to say...  

New minimum wage in effect throughout New York State (12/31/2015)  On December 31st in New York State the minimum wage goes up to $9.00 an hour. For Fast Food Workers, the rate goes up to $10.50 in New York City and $9.75 in New York State. Tipped Hospitality Workers also get a raise to $7.50 an hour.  

Fast...  

#GunViolence (12/29/2015)  We look back on gun violence during 2015 and look forward to see what's being done and what can be done to stop the scourge of guns throughout the U.S.

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No Indictment in the Death of 12 year old Tamir Rice (12/28/2015)  An Ohio Grand Jury came back with a decision not to indict police officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback in the death of 12 year old Tamir Rice.  Please click the arrow above to hear our...  

New School Graduate Student Fight to Form A Union (12/23/2015)  New School Graduate Students joined with the United Auto Workers in their fight to unionize. The outcome has the potential to set a national precedent for graduate students who are enrolled in private universities.

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Freelancers in NYC Rejoice in "Freelance Isn't Free" Act (12/23/2015)  There are 1.3 million Freelancers in NYC. According to Sara Horowitz with the Freelancer's Union, "Independent workers are one of the fastest growing sectors of the workforce and the backbone...  

WBAI Morning News: Homelessness in NYC (12/22/2015)  -NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer issues scathing report on...  

Abuse/Neglect For Women at Rikers (12/22/2015)  ...  

Chinatown and Lower East Side Coalition Charges de Blasio's Re-zoning Plans are Racist (12/21/2015)  A coalition to protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side includes workers, tenants, and small business owners. They are protesting what they say are;Mayor de Blasio's developer-led zoning plans.

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WBAI Evening News (12/21/2015)  -NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer issues scathing report on conditions...  

Kurt Masur, who led New York Philharmonic, dies at 88 (12/19/2015)   Kurt Masur was a conductor who knew how to use his authority.

He used it to tame orchestras — notably the unruly New York Philharmonic, which he led for 11 years — and to historic effect in his native land, when his...  

New York City Council's Black, Latino & Asian Caucus Denounces Promotion of Officer Involved in Death of Abner Louima (12/18/2015)  ...  

WBAI Evening News (12/17/2015)  —Barack Obama assures Americans that there is no credible threat against the homeland —Vladimir Putin says he wants to work with the U.S. —NYS is cracking down on illegal toy guns—The NYC Council agrees to sell off the...  

National Immigrant Integration Conference (12/15/2015)  While a Siena poll says New Yorkers want to keep immigrants and refugees out, NYC's Mayor and NY's Governor delivered a very different message at the National Immigrant Integration Conference being held in Brooklyn, New...  

NY Jews and NY Muslims Unite Against Islamophobia (12/14/2015)  At Columbus Circle along side Trump Tower, New York Jews joined with New York Muslims to raise their voices against racist hate speech and hate acts. 

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Massive Labor Rally in NYC Fighting for Safe Middle Class Jobs (12/10/2015)  ...  

New Yorkers Unite at City Hall Against Donald Trump's Racist Demagoguery (12/09/2015)  ...  

NY Jews Condemn Islamophobia and Racism (12/08/2015)  New York Jews are speaking out against Islamophobia and racism. "We will not be silenced about anti-Muslim and racist hate speech and hate crimes."

Members of Jewish Voice for...  

WBAI Evening News (12/07/2015)  Indian Point 2 Shut down—NYC Public Advocate, Tish James, wants TD Bank to divest of dealings with gun manufacturer Smith and Wesson—Opposition Party wins in Venezuelan Election—NY Jews come together to protest Islamophobia and...  

WBAI Morning News (12/04/2015)  -Fight over NYC salt warning label 
-Immigrant population still uninsured at high rates despite NYS health exchange 
-Rally and march to demand justice for Eric Garner
-City officials say 1800 apartments have been returned...  

WBAI Morning News (12/03/2015)  Place...  

WBAI Evening News (12/03/2015)  —One year anniversary of no indictment for NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo who put Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold—Latest in California shooting points to no limit on ammunition purchases by licensed gun owners there or in...  

WBAI Evening News (12/02/2015)  —Mass shooting in San Bernardino County —COP21 —First of Six Trials begins in Freddie Gray death in Baltimore—Venezuelan President threatens to jail execs with Heinz and election Sunday—US Supreme Court...  

Alabama Cops Framed Blacks by Planting Stolen Guns and Drugs (12/02/2015)  The Alabama Justice Project has obtained documents that reveal a Dothan Police Department’s Internal Affairs investigation was covered up by the district attorney. A group of...  

WBAI Morning News (12/01/2015)  
—Sheldon Silver convicted —Salt— Activist Lori Berenson comes home—The family of Carlos Mercado, a diabetic, who died at Rikers gets death settlement—Barack Obama at climate conference—Obama and...  

WBAI Evening News (12/01/2015)  —Chicago Mayor fires his police chief, but doesn't resign— World Aids Day—NY Officials announce new health and prevention intitiatives—Defense Secretary Carter sends more troops to...  

WBAI Morning News (11/30/2015)  
-UN Climate Conference begins
-Fallout from Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado, 
-Simon Loekle...  

WBAI Evening News (11/30/2015)  — Climate change negotiations in Paris, protests in NY and around the planet — Aftermath of Planned Parenthood attack — Move to shut down Rikers— WBAI loses one of our own, Veteran Broadcaster Simon...  

WBAI Evening News (11/25/2015)  — Protests in Chicago and Minneapolis over deaths of young blacks at the hands of police — a NY demo for 12 year old Tamir Rice — Notice of a protest this evening — NYC Public Advocate's Worst...  

WBAI Evening News (11/24/2015)  
-Russian Plane down in Turkey -reaction
-Pres Obama and Hollande joint news conference at White House
-Attack in Tunisia 
-New Report from NYC Coalition Against Hunger shows low wage workers are food insecure and food...  

FOOD INSECURITY REPORT: NYC's HUNGER EPIDEMIC (11/24/2015)  The vast majority of people who are hungry are working or trying to work. This comes out of the new report by the Coalition against Hunger. It’s called Working but Hungry: Low Wages and Federal Cutbacks Keep NYC Hunger Sky-high. The report...  

New Yorkers Rally for Immigration Reform (11/23/2015)  New Yorkers are not afraid and won’t become victimized by paranoia, fear mongering and rhetoric that has been surfacing after the Paris attacks. That’s the message from New York City Council Member Carlos Menchaka. He said many of our...  

CCNY Students and Faculty Rail Against Budget Cuts (11/23/2015)  In 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill called the NY SUNY 2020 law, which put into effect what was dubbed as a “rational tuition” plan.  This tuition plan called for an incremental increase in tuition by $300 each year for the...  

On The One Year Anniversary of the Death of #AkaiGurley (11/20/2015)  28 year old Akai Gurley was killed by NYPD Officer Peter Liang on November 20, 2014. This was in a stairwell at the Louis Pink Project in East New York.

Tonight Gurley's mom, Sylvia Palmer, and Kimberly Ballinger, his mate and the mother of...  

WBAI Morning News (11/19/2015)  Attacks in Nigeria by Boko Haram 
France and refugees
Republicans try to block refugees, Paul Ryan
NYC Mayor says Syrian refugees are welcome here
New plan to fight homelessness
Brooklyn schools start environmental...  

WBAI Evening News (11/19/2015)  —In the news tonight: GOP fear mongering over jihadists infiltrating the refugee population and Human Rights Watch —NYC Mayor attacks Chris Christie over his stance on refugees —Attacks by Boko Haram and Turkish President...  

GOP Governors Object to Syrian Refugees (11/18/2015)  (Hope is working on this script) 

INDIANA'S GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE ORDERED STATE AGENCIES TO HALT RESETTLEMENT FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES AND He ORDERED THAT A FAMILY SYRIA BE DIVERTED FROM Indianapolis to Connecticut​. ​Pence...  

Obama Says No Troops on the Ground To Defeat IS, But Jill Stein Says He Needs To Go Further (11/17/2015)  Please click the arrow above to hear our...  

WBAI Morning News (11/16/2015)  Paris Attacks, bombings, aftermath, caution.  

WBAI Evening News (11/16/2015)  -President Obama says he won't put boots on the ground in the Middle East.   

-French President François Hollande says France is determined to combat terrorism. 

-Presumptive Green Party Presidential Candidate...  

THE SLOW CRAWL TO MOVE NEW YORK TRANSIT INTO THE 21ST CENTURY (11/16/2015)  It’s a change so massive you can see it from space – but here on Earth it’s hard to see the big picture because we’re always stuck in traffic.

In April 1921, when Congress approved the bi-state compact to create the Port...  

Environmental Win - Students Rise Up and More (11/13/2015)  -Cuomo vetoes offshore Long Island gas project -Indian Point -Smoking ban in public housing? -Missouri students spark nationwide campus protests, CUNY Students, Million Student...  

WBAI Evening News (11/12/2015)  -Governor Cuomo vetoes the Port Ambrose Project

-New York State Department objects to the relicensing of Indian Point 

-U.S. backed war against the Islamic State launches an attack to cut off a supply route in...  

WBAI Evening News (11/11/2015)  -President Barack Obama urges the public to keep veterans in their thoughts long after the annual holiday honoring them.

-Meanwhile in NYC, veterans speak out about difficulties adjusting to civilian...  

WBAI Evening News (11/10/2015)  - Fast Food Workers staged a strike for union rights and $15 an hour for all workers nationwide as Governor Cuomo said he would raise wages for all NYS workers to $15

-The Justice Department asks the Supreme Court to save President...  

WBAI Evening News (11/09/2015)  -Family and Friends said goodbye today to a 6 year old killed during a police pursuit in Louisiana

-Moral Monday in New York remembers a Brooklyn native -Marian Carey killed by Washington D.C. police.

- Low-wage workers from across the U.S...  

NY Jews Condemn Islamophobia and Racism (11/08/2015)  New York Jews are speaking out against Islamophobia and racism. "We will not be silenced by anti-Muslim and racist hate speech and hate crimes."

Members of

Trump Ignites Resentment and Anger in NYC Communities (11/08/2015)  This weekend a handful of protesters stood across the street from demonstrators protesting NBC and SNL, where republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was to host the show. They carried signs which said, "Build the Wall," "Donald...  

WBAI News (11/05/2015)  
-Sheldon Silver Corruption Case du jour
-Deutsche Bank transgressions
-Justin Trudeau new PM Canada
-Ruse over Keystone XL Pipeline
-Pushback Against Bill de Blasio from press and trade unions

Attack on Kunduz Trauma Centre, Afghanistan (11/05/2015)  Hospitals have protected status under the rules of war. And yet in the early hours of 3 October, the MSF hospital in Kunduz came under relentless and brutal aerial attack by US forces.

Patients burned in their beds, medical staff were...  

WBAI News (11/02/2015)  -Corruption Trials beginning for NYS Officials
-House Speaker Paul Ryan says he won't work with President Obama on immigration reform
-Election Preview for Staten Island DA to replace Dan Donovan who failed to indict Eric...  

WBAI News (10/30/2015)  New York City Legislators are going after unscrupulous landlords who rent illegal apartments on airbnb.

New York City Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on the debt crisis in Puerto Rico.

Rise Up October defends Quentin Tarantino, under attack by...  

WBAI News (10/29/2015)  Funeral NYPD Officer Holder and Gun reform 
GOP Debate -Trump, Rubio, Fiorina, Carson 
NYS and Meninigitis vaccine
Sandy homeowners
Puerto Rico bonds and debt crisis 

Progress Yes, But More Needs To Be Done at Sandy's 3rd Anniversary (10/29/2015)  It’s three years since Superstorm Sandy devastated communities along the Eastern seaboard. Families are still rebuilding, still dealing with trying to get reimbursed for loss and damages. 

"It’s a very emotional experience...  

New Bill Clamps Down on Missing and Stolen Guns (10/27/2015)  Representative Nydia Velasquez says it's time to stand up to the gun lobby, tax guns and stop the #IronPipeline of guns flowing into NYC.

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#RiseUpOctober (10/26/2015)  Rise Up October's rally at Washington Square Park and march to Times Square on Saturday was the culmination of days of planning, rallies and action. It's what organizers from Stop Mass...  

Rise Up October #SayTheirNames (10/23/2015)  New York City has been rocked by the death of Police Officer Randolph Holder Tuesday night. He was allegedly shot in the head after a chase by Tryrone Howard, a man police say has a long rap sheet. Howard has been taken into custody. It seems...  

Rise UP October #ShutDownRikers (10/23/2015)  Friday morning Activists held a direct non-violent action at the Queens entrance to the Rikers Prison Complex. It's where 14,000 inmates are housed each night, many have done absolutely nothing wrong, but can't afford bail. That's why...  

#ShutDownRikers (10/20/2015)  Activists gathered at City Hall this week in advance of Rise Up October rallies and marches scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  

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NYC High School Students Complain They Are Still Being Racially Profiled And Harassed by Police (10/19/2015)  Black teens gathered with activists on the steps of City Hall on Monday in advance of #RiseUpOctober, three days of action organizers say is designed to stop police brutality and repression, to stop the criminalization of a generation.

Please...  

You Heard the Democratic Presidential Candidates, Now Hear What A Real Progressive, Dr. Jill Stein, Has to Say (10/14/2015)  In this program, Gary Null speaks with Dr. Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party Presidential nominee, a true Progressive. 

During her presidential run in 2012, she was endorsed by Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges and received enough votes...  

WBAI News (09/29/2015)  Obama-Putin-Iran-Ban Ki-Moon at UN on Syria
New Poll says Biden would be most popular Presidential Candidate 
NYC Council Proclamation Celebrates Ethel Rosenberg
New NYC Effort to Combat Homelessness Pays for Lawyers to fight for...  

WBAI News for Monday September 28, 2015 (09/28/2015)  
-Obama at UN Summit for Sustainable Development 
-Meeting with Putin - Syria/Ukraine -Castro in NY 
-Pope goes home, but first on sex abuse and laments on gay marriage
-Vandals deface "Saint of Genocide" in...  

Ethel Rosenberg is Honored on Centennial of Her Birth (09/28/2015)  At City Hall today a proclamation honored Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed based on bogus evidence during a shameful period of anti-communist hysteria in our country.

Richard Barr, who has long covered the Rosenberg...  

WBAI News (09/25/2015)  This edition: Pope Francis is in New York City. Enthusiasm surrounds his arrival. Crowds cheer, but not all are pleased with Francis or the Catholic Church.

We go to a protest in Herald Square by

Rally for NYC's Community Schools (09/22/2015)  New York City Community Schools work. That's what parents and education advocates said today at City Hall. Please click on the arrow to hear our...  

WBAI News for Monday September 21, 2015 (09/21/2015)  -Pope Francis in Cuba – He meets with Fidel and holds Mass at Plaza de la Revolucion in Havana

-Campaign News: Protests at New Hampshire Democratic Convention. Trump defends himself...  

Noam Chomsky: On Power and Ideology (09/19/2015)  Professor Chomsky discussed U.S. foreign and domestic policy and took questions from The New School audience on Saturday evening.

MIT Institute Professor (emeritus) of linguistics and philosophy Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of...  

Robin Hood Tax and Housing for Homeless - Central Concerns on the Anniversary of Occupy (09/18/2015)  "What do we want? Affordable Housing. And When do we want it? Now!" That's one of the chants from protesters on the fourth anniversary of the Occupy Movement. 

As they marched from Liberty Park to City Hall for a Sleep-Out in...  

WBAI Morning News for Thursday (09/17/2015)  -GOP debate last night - issues discussed as contenders attack front runner Donald Trump
-Jon Stewart and NY Firefighters go to Washington to lobby for extension of the Zadroga bill 
-FEMA extends Superstorm Sandy Flood Damage...  

GOP Debate, Oh My! (09/17/2015)  Eleven GOP Candidates took the stage in their second debate in California last night, broadcast on CNN. 

Most animated were candidates who took aim at Donald Trump who stood in the center. But it was a sad night for the...  

WBAI Morning News Brief (09/15/2015)  -Russia in Syria

-Flood of migrants and the EU

-Bernie Sanders at Christian University on inequality

-Environmentalists and new Indian Point Hearing

-General Electric dredging of Hudson pcbs about to wrap up

-Scalper...  

Adam Purple, legendary gardener, 84, is dead (09/15/2015)  Adam Purple, the godfather of the Lower East Side community gardens who fought a losing battle to save his spectacular Garden of Eden from destruction for a low-income housing project, died after being found beside his bicycle on the Williamsburg...  

Ferguson Commission report explains complex problems in plain language (09/14/2015)  It took nearly 10 months, countless meetings, extensive research, expert testimony, public hearings, and an estimated 20,000 hours of work from commissioners and other volunteers who participated in the process.

On Monday, the Ferguson Commission...  

WBAI Morning News Brief (09/14/2015)  -Europe -Migrants 

-Iran's President wishes Jews a Happy New Year

-Clinton/Trump neck in neck in new poll. Sanders inching up on Clinton in Northeast

-Make The Road NY Protests Trump

-Assembly Member Rodriguez...  

Scalping Pope Tickets (09/14/2015)  New York City and the Archdiocese of New York offered thousands of free tickets for the Pope's visit later this month.

Then on Friday, ticket reselling for Pope Francis' Central Park Procession began. They were listed for hundreds of...  

Proposal would close Indian Point power plant for part of each summer to protect fish (09/14/2015)  Hearings began Monday on a proposal to close the Indian Point nuclear plant for part of each summer to protect fish during spawning season.

About 30 witnesses are expected to testify at hearings at the state Department of Environmental...  

CARTELS EXPLAINED: OPEC and Dirty Rotten Pizza Dealers (09/14/2015)  The Economics of Cartels

OPEC, one of the world’s most famous cartels, is back at its shady ways, but, thankfully the organization is doomed to fail.

Whenever we hear the term “cartel” there is always a negative...  

Officer Who Arrested James Blake Has History of Force Complaints (09/12/2015)  In 2012, a Queens man said, Officer James Frascatore pulled him over for a broken taillight, opened his car door and punched him three times in the mouth, unprovoked.

The following year, another Queens resident claimed, Officer Frascatore punched...  

Morning News for September 11, 2015 (09/11/2015)  -9/11 Commemorations this morning.

-Zadroga Health and Compensation Bill for 9/11 responders and area residents in limbo 

-Pope's visit to Ground Zero

-Labor Rally - $15 for Fast Food Workers is finalized.  Now NY...  

Not One Dime of NYC Public Funds for Private Schools (09/10/2015)  NYC Public School Students go to schools with over 5000 security guards, but only 3000 guidance counselors.

With limited resources and supplies at some of the city's public schools, why is the New York City Council considering a bill which...  

Wipe Out Those Broken Windows Summonses With Begin Again (09/10/2015)  The uptick in summonses issued for quality of life offenses in NYC can be attributed in part to Broken Windows Policing – brought back to New York City with Bill de Blasio’s appointment of Bill Bratton as Police Commissioner. There are...  

WBAI Evening News Brief (09/09/2015)  -NYC Public Schools re-open today. Pre-k enrollment is up and School's Chancellor Carmen Fariña said all 1600 public schools now have principals

-Human Rights Watch on refugees in Hungary says they are being treated like...  

WBAI Morning News (09/08/2015)  -West Indian Day Parade marred by violence
-Cuomo and de Blasio feud and NY delegation off to PR 
-New CCRB Report substantiates excessive force by NYPD 
-NYPD still targests Transgender people 
-Obama tries to...  

WBAI Evening News Brief (09/08/2015)  
-NY Delegation in Puerto Rico
-Freddy Gray family reaches tentative $6.4 million in wrongful death suit in Baltimore
-Wrongful death suit by Mike Brown's parents in Ferguson delayed for one year
-CCRB Report here in NY shows...  

WBAI News for this Labor Day (09/07/2015)  -Refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan 
and boat refugees rescued by MSF 
-Bernie Sanders jumped out...  

WBAI News (09/04/2015)  
-Kentucky Clerk jailed for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses 
-So. Carolina Prosecutors seeking Death Penalty for white supremacist who killed nine black churchgoers at Mother Emanuel Church in June. 
-NY Gov ordered...  

Activists Pressure Governor Cuomo to Return More than $1 Million from Hedge Funds Exploiting Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis (09/03/2015)  As Governor Cuomo gets ready to head a delegation to Puerto Rico, Hedge ClippersNew York Communities for Change, Make the...  

Attention College Students: NYS Launches the #EnoughIsEnough Awareness Campaign (09/02/2015)  1.2 million college students are in N.Y.S. On Wednesday as students head off to colleges across the state, an awareness campaign was launched at NYU to share information about Enough is Enough – a new law enacted in July which...  

WBAI News Brief (09/01/2015)  
-Puerto Rico's Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief; Governor Cuomo will lead a delegation to the island.
-Stock Market closed out its worst month in more than three years
-U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Kentucky County Clerk...  

WBAI Morning News Brief (08/31/2015)  President Obama visits the Arctic today for a three day tour, but he's sending mixed messages on Climate...  

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks (08/30/2015)  Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” using his patients’ disorders as starting...  

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest (08/29/2015)  Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just...  

Katrina-A Divided Family (08/28/2015)  Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington's modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids' shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a...  

Professor Richard Wolff: Market Chaos Hits US (08/28/2015)  A weekly program of Economic Analysis with Richard Wolff, Professor of Economic at the New School in NYC. His program today looks at the turmoil this past week. 

The so-called Recovery has bypassed most Americans explains the Professor. Take...  

It's the 52nd Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have A Dream Speech (08/28/2015)  NYC Council Member Donovan Richards today said, “On this day, 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and shared his dream with the world. Today, we are still working to achieve that dream....  

Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later (08/28/2015)  The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one — Emmett Till — was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban...  

It's The 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn And We Barely Know Anything About It (08/27/2015)  There was a battle in Brooklyn – it was back in 1776 – it broke out only a little more than a month after the Declaration of Independence… with British troops attacking Brooklyn to try and stop the Americans’ rebellious ways...  

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Prison (08/27/2015)  Barrett Brown is an imprisoned U.S. journalist and the founder of Project PM, a crowd-sourced investigation into the cyber-industrial complex. In 2012, the FBI raided his house, and later that year Barrett was indicted on 12 federal charges relating...  

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104 (08/26/2015)  Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama,...  

WBAI News Brief (08/26/2015)  -Shooting in Virginia this morning
-Colorado shooter sentenced today
-Fallout over confrontation between Univision's Jorge Ramos and Donald Trump  
-421A violations by New York City Landlords
-Civil Rights Activist...  

WBAI News Brief (08/25/2015)  -Take a deep breath and don't do a thing is what some analysts are saying about the drop in the market yesterday. 
-Sweeping changes to Ferguson's Municipal Court 
-Nicholas Heyward Sr. is trying to get justice for his...  

Financial Markets (08/25/2015)  Just when it looked as if the bleeding had stopped, it started up again.

A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points and extending Wall...  

Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Welcome Court Approval of NYPD Reforms (08/25/2015)  Yesterday evening, the court overseeing reforms to NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices in the landmark case Floyd v. City of New...  

Solitary Confinement Is Torture, Activists Say (08/24/2015)  More than a dozen activists with the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement - a group that opposes the practice of solitary confinement in prisons and jails - rallied on behalf of inmates on Sunday, seeking support for...  

Flashback: Dec 21, 1994 (08/24/2015)  Saying the real culprits are authentic-looking toy guns, the Brooklyn District Attorney announced yesterday that he would not attempt to prosecute the housing police officer who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy last September after suddenly coming...  

WBAI Morning News (08/24/2015)  -Young American Heroes who toppled gunman on high speed rail car from Amsterdam to Paris tell their story
-Black Lives Matter Activists launch new website JoinCampaignZero 
-Senator...  

Police trying to uncover motive in federal building shooting (08/22/2015)  Investigators are trying to figure out why an armed veteran slipped through a side door of a federal building in Manhattan, fatally shooting a security guard before killing himself.

Federal agents swarmed Kevin Downing's home in...  

Flags to half-staff for late civil rights leader Julian Bond (08/22/2015)   Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered flags to fly half-staff to honor late civil rights leader Julian Bond on same day his family scatters his ashes.

Deal issued the order for Saturday at the state Capitol to...  

Riverside ceremony to honor Julian Bond (08/22/2015)  A brief ceremony is planned Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the downtown wharf just upriver from the Belle of Louisville to honor the late civil-rights leader Julian Bond, who died recently.

The ceremony is being held at the request of the family of...  

Olive Oil (08/21/2015)  Yes Olive Oil - The Oil of Youth - Life Promoting - Gary Null tells us all about...  

Congressman Nadler Announces Support for the Iran Nuclear Agreement, Condemns Troubling Rhetoric (08/21/2015)  Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) released a detailed statement announcing his support for the Iran nuclear agreement.  In a posting on the Medium website [Link], Congressman Nadler provides a comprehensive explanation of his analysis...  

Coalition Against Hunger Calls out SBA, the City's Second Largest Police Union For Divisive Tactics (08/20/2015)  -Joel Berg, Executive Director of the  Coalition Against Hunger Slams the Sergeants Benevolent Association for divisive tactics and the NY Post for its treatment of Homeless issues.
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#JimmyCarter: Elegant As He tells of his Brain Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (08/20/2015)  President Jimmy Carter updated his medical condition Thursday morning.  He revealed he has brain cancer. He said he would be starting radiation treatments in the afternoon. He gets a round of four treatments every three weeks. Yesterday he said...  

Greek prime minister calls elections after party rebellion (08/20/2015)  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday and called early elections, hoping for a new, stronger mandate to implement a three-year bailout program that sparked a rebellion within his radical left party.

In a televised address to the...  

Coalition to Ban Grand Juries in Police/Civilian Cases in NYS Going Forward (08/18/2015)  New York State Assembly Member Charles Barron is following through on legislation that was signed by California’s governor Jerry Brown last week.  The California law prohibits the use of grand juries in cases where police have killed...  

Chelsea found guilty of prison infractions, but no solitary confinement (08/18/2015)  We just heard from Chelsea following her hearing today before the Fort Leavenworth disciplinary board: 

“I was found guilty of all 4 charges @ today’s board; I am receiving 21 days of restrictions on recreation–no gym,...  

WBAI News Brief (08/17/2015)  
-Julian Bond - the Civil Rights Icon has died
-Now Trump wants to end birth right citizenship for children of immigrants. 
-Bernie Sanders makes nice with the Black Lives Matter after he was interrupted by protesters at various...  

Julian Bond Dies at 75: We've Lost a Champion (08/16/2015)  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary civil rights activist Julian Bond, SPLC's first president. He was 75 years old and died last evening, August 15, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

From his days as the co-founder...  

No New Cases of Legionnaires in the Bronx (08/15/2015)  Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster Case Update 

-Updated epidemic curve below. 

-No new cases with onset of symptoms after 8/3.

-Health officials remain confident that one or more of the five locations that initially...  

Man who shot NYC firefighter is dead after standoff (08/14/2015)   An armed gang member who shot a New York City firefighter has died after a gunfight with police following a six-hour standoff.

Two police officials tell The Associated Press that Garland Tyree died after opening fire on officers...  

Fake Doctor (08/14/2015)  A man posing as a doctor was arrested in Staten Island. He was an airline attendant and an eyebrow threader, but never a doctor or a clinical psychologist as he claimed. Nonetheless Daniel Lee-Edwards has been treating patients, more than 100 of...  

Guantanamo-Hunger Strike (08/14/2015)  The administration of President Barack Obama urged a federal judge on Friday not to order the release of a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay who has been on hunger strike for more than eight years and is described by his lawyers as being at risk of...  

United States-Cuba (08/14/2015)  Jubilant crowds waved American flags and chanted "Long live the United States!" as the Stars and Stripes rose over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba on Friday after a half-century of often-hostile relations. Secretary of...  

Jimmy Carter, What's Next? (08/13/2015)  Above is a taste of Jimmy Carter's new book, "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety." 

On August 3rd, Carter had surgery to remove a mass attached to his liver. By Wednesday, the former President revealed he has...  

Why No Candidate Has Proposed A Real Student Debt Relief Plan (08/12/2015)  It’s that lovely time of year again. That sweet, “headed back to school” scent is in the air, pumpkin spice everything is coming out two months too soon and all the little candidates for the next President of the United States are...  

Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster Case Update 8/12/15 (08/12/2015)  Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease

-No new cases with onset of symptoms after 8/3.

-Health officials remain confident that one or more of the five locations that initially tested positive was the source of the outbreak, and that through...  

Update on Legionnaires from NYC and NYS Health Commissioners (08/12/2015)  Today, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Bassett and New York State Commissioner of Health Dr. Zucker gave an update on the outbreak Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx. All testing is done by a single...  

Drugmaker Glaxo shuts down plant over Legionnaires' bacteria (08/11/2015)  Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is shutting down a plant that produces inhaled medications after discovering the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia.

The manufacturing plant in Zebulon,...  

New York City, State to co-create Legionnaires' regulations (08/11/2015)  New York City and state will create joint emergency regulations to combat Legionnaires' Disease.

An outbreak in the Bronx has killed 12 people and sickened more than 100 others.

The response to the outbreak to this point has been...  

After 2 Killers Fled, New York Prisoners Say, Beatings Were Next (08/11/2015)  Night had fallen at the Clinton Correctional Facility in far northern New York when the prison guards came for Patrick Alexander. They handcuffed him and took him into a broom closet for questioning. Then, Mr. Alexander said in an interview last...  

Fistfights, sporadic reports of fraud in Haiti elections (08/10/2015)  Fistfights and sporadic reports of voter fraud marked weekend elections that saw Haitians choose lawmakers for the next Parliament in a contest that was delayed for years.

The legislative elections had been postponed for nearly four years because...  

Cornel West among dozens of protesters arrested at St. Louis courthouse as state of emergency declared in Missouri (08/10/2015)  Missouri authorities declared a state of emergency Monday after police arrested dozens of demonstrators outside the federal courthouse in St. Louis — and after another night of violence in nearby Ferguson.

Among those arrested was Princeton...  

March, moment of silence mark anniversary in Ferguson (08/09/2015)  One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, will be marked with a somber march and a moment of silence.

The march late...  

Changes to NYPD Stop and Frisk Policy (08/08/2015)  Peter Zimroth, the federal monitor appointed by Judge Shira Sheindlein to oversee changes to NYPD policy from the Stop and Frisk Case,

On 70th Anniversary of the US atomic bombings of Japan (08/07/2015)  Here in Hiroshima, on the 70th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of this city and Nagasaki, we remember the hundreds of thousands of casualties caused by the most basic of nuclear weapon designs and know that we never want another populous to...  

In split with Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer opposes Iran deal (08/07/2015)  Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat expected to be the party's next leader in the Senate, said he will oppose the Iran nuclear deal in spite of President Barack Obama's intense lobbying in favor of the accord.

The deal, struck...  

Defying Obama on Iran deal, Schumer cites Hamas (08/07/2015)  The politician everyone’s been waiting for, NY Senator Chuck Schumer made his announcement against the Iran deal during the Republican debate and Jon Stewart’s farewell Thursday evening. Does he think he can get away with this without...  

The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (08/07/2015)  Signed into law on August 6, 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, The Voting Rights Act was the monumental piece of civil rights legislation passed during the Civil Rights...  

Why the Voting Rights Act Is Once Again Under Threat (08/06/2015)  IN his opinion for the majority in the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County decision, which struck down a major section of the Voting Rights Act, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that “history did not end in 1965.” But the sad...  

Obama: Iran deal builds on diplomacy that won Cold War (08/05/2015)  President Barack Obama launched a blistering denunciation of opposition to his Iran deal Wednesday, arguing that none of the criticism stands up to scrutiny and warning that if Congress blocks the accord it will put the U.S. on the path to another...  

How to Really Defend Planned Parenthood (08/05/2015)  WHY does the pro-choice movement so often find itself in a defensive crouch?

I cringed as I watched Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, apologize in a YouTube video last month for the lack of...  

WBAI News (08/04/2015)  
-Planned Parenthood Attack in the Senate
-The Case of Raynette Turner
-Puerto Rico Debt Crisis
-Stupid Texas Tourist toting loaded gun 
-Amy and Chuck Schumer on gun legislation
-NYAG on Toy Gun...  

WBAI News (08/03/2015)  -Secretary of State John Kerry visits Arab states to sell Iran Nuclear Deal 
-President Obama's big climate change announcement today and fight ahead
-Canadian Conservative Prime Minister calls election.. debate same night as...  

WBAI News (07/31/2015)  -Death of Samuel Dubose and murder charge against Cincinnati University officer Ray Tensing - pattern of vehicular stop-and-frisk
-Inspector General of NYPD report on pilot body camera program 
-Lawsuit to release transcript of Garner...  

Africa Report (07/30/2015)  SOUTH AFRICA

In his keynote address at a summit of African universities, former president Thabo Mbeki gave a dismal picture of the state of education on the continent.

Education, he said, was no longer the center of African development....  

Heat advisory in effect for our area (07/29/2015)  New York State and City Officials cautioned residents about dangerously high temperatures with the heat index in the mid to upper 90’s, not only today but tomorrow as well. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for New York...  

President Obama in Ethiopia (07/28/2015)  President Obama wrapped up his African trip addressing the African Union in Ethiopia.  He said the U.S. is increasing trade with Africa but he repeated what he has been saying in throughout his trip – the need to end corruption....  

WBAI News (07/27/2015)  Municipal ID cards -
Sandra Bland latest -
Obama in Ethiopia - Sudan- and press...  

President Obama in Kenya (07/27/2015)  Please click the arrow above to hear about President Obama's historic trip to the his father's...  

WBAI News (07/24/2015)  -Shooting in Louisiana Movie theater - Legal Aid Wins Court Battle to Unseal Summary of CCRB Complaints Against NYPD Daniel Pantaleo who put Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold - Sandra Bland update - Peace Activists Cheer Secretary of State John...  

Obama returns to Kenya, reunites with father's family (07/24/2015)  Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama returned to his father's homeland Friday for the first time as U.S. president, a long sought visit by a country that considers him a local son.

The president spent the evening reuniting...  

Victory for #FastFood Workers (07/22/2015)  The result is in. On Wednesday the Fast Food Wage Board convened to recommend a raise in the minimum wage for Fast Food Workers to $15 an hour in NYC by 2018 and Statewide by 2021.

Please click on the link above to hear our...  

NYC Wants to Cap Growth of Uber (07/21/2015)  Uber, the San Francisco ride-hailing service is using its wealth to buy airtime on New York City television stations and they are robocalling city residents, all in an effort to stop the mayor and the city council from capping the number of...  

WBAI Evening News Brief (07/21/2015)  Strike called by SEIU workers at area airports 
Fast Food Wage Board decision on raising minimum wage for fast food workers expected tomorrow 

E.L. Doctorow, Literary Time Traveler Who Stirred the Past Into Fiction, Dies at 84 (07/21/2015)  Mr. Doctorow studied with the poet and critic John Crowe Ransom at Kenyon College in Ohio, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, then spent a year in the graduate program in drama at Columbia, where he met his wife, Helen Setzer, then an...  

U.S.-Cuba Relations Restored Officially With Warning by Cuban Foreign Minister (07/20/2015)  Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at the flag raising ceremony in Washington, D.C. evoked the memories of José Martí who warned against the U.S. craving for domination and the leadership of Fidel Castro whose ideas he...  

Staten Island Power Outages (07/20/2015)  Fact Sheet

“This afternoon about 19,000 Con Edison customers in two networks on Staten Island lost power.  The City is working closely with Con Edison as the company restores services.  All City agencies are coordinating to ensure...  

WBAI News (07/19/2015)  -Eric Garner marches and rallies on the one year anniversary of his death. 
-Planned Parenthood under attack again
-Counterterrorism and Tennessee gunman
-The case of Sandra Bland 
-Saudi Arabia -anti terrorism efforts...  

Latest on Investigation into the Death of Sandra Bland (07/17/2015)  More than 100 protesters marched from the jail in the small Texas town of Hempstead to the courthouse following the death of a black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail...  

KPFT News on Sandra Bland (07/17/2015)  Sandra Bland is the young black activist found hanging from the ceiling of a...  

Protesters mark anniversary of Eric Garner's chokehold death (07/17/2015)  Protesters marked the anniversary of Eric Garner's chokehold death Friday with rallies and marches, echoing demonstrations just after his death that helped fuel a national conversation about policing.

"We're...  

Uber vs. de Blasio in fight over access to NYC streets (07/17/2015)  A dispute is simmering between the ride-booking service Uber and Mayor Bill de Blaiso's City Hall, an increasingly pitched disagreement playing out on smartphones, over the airwaves and in the press over a fundamental question: Who...  

Pacifica's New Executive Director Visits WBAI (07/16/2015)  The Pacifica Foundation's new Executive Director, John Proffitt, met with WBAI producers Wednesday evening.

He affirmed the importance of WBAI to the Pacifica Network and spoke of his resolve to get the network's financial house in...  

WBAI Evening News Brief (07/15/2015)  President Obama speaking at a news conference in Washington today continued  to sell the Iran Nuclear Deal. He said our number one priority is to make sure Iran does not make a nuclear weapon. "My hope building on this deal we can continue...  

Historic Iran Nuclear Deal (07/14/2015)  A nuclear deal designed to avert a nuclear armed Iran was announced today.

And Republicans are worried. Texas Republican Michael McCaul, Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, said he's worried the deal will result in an arms race...  

WBAI News (07/13/2015)  Eric Garner's family settles with New York City for $5.9 million.

Comptroller Scott Stringer said, "While we cannot discuss the details of this settlement, and the City has not admitted liability, I believe that we have reached an...  

NYPD tracking officer data on lawsuits, complaints (07/11/2015)  The New York Police Department is trying to root out its problem officers and monitor patterns of misbehavior with a new database that combines information on lawsuits, misconduct complaints, internal probes and such seemingly mundane data as sick...  

NY Gets Special Prosecutor For Civilian Deaths By Police (07/10/2015)  Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order to appoint NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as Special Prosecutor to examine civilian deaths by police going forward.

Families of victims fought hard for this and so did police and...  

Stop and Frisk (07/09/2015)  The federal monitor overseeing changes to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy said Thursday the reform effort is moving in a positive direction, but some officers now avoid making or documenting stops, possibly because...  

Obama on ISIL (07/07/2015)  "This is a long term campaign." 

President Obama spoke about difficulties in fighting ISIL, the Islamic State Militants during a rare visit to the Pentagon this...  

After taking hit, Cuomo calmly returns fire on de Blasio (07/07/2015)  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a week after being criticized by his friend-turned-foe New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, calmly returned fire on Tuesday, chalking up the mayor's frustration to his failures in Albany and suggesting he's...  

Eric Garner’s Mom Rallies for Stronger Special Prosecutor in Police Killing Cases (07/07/2015)  The mother of Eric Garner—the Staten Islander who died in an apparent NYPD chokehold—demonstrated today with the relatives of other people killed by police officers asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to grant Attorney General Eric...  

Hedgeclippers and New York Communities for Change Call Out Hedge Fund Billionaires On Bundled Mortgages (07/07/2015)  Low and moderate-income families in Nassau and Suffolk County, as well as other communities across the country, are struggling to afford housing. Instead of being rescued when families run into financial trouble, people lose their...  

WBAI Morning News Brief (07/06/2015)  
Greece No Vote Wins Referendum
Kerry says Iran Deal close but no deal yet 
Pope visits South America's three poorest nations.

WBAI News (07/03/2015)  -Yes/No Referendum in Greece
-Puerto Rico Debt Crisis
-BP Gulf Oil Spill Settlement
-9/11 Firefighter Wins...  

WBAI News (07/01/2015)  
-De Blasio slams Cuomo
-St Pat Parade chair ousted
-Indian Point Report on what caused May 9 fire
-Macy's - Donald Trump and Make the Road NY 
-Cuba/US Embassies reopen after 50...  

WBAI News (06/30/2015)  
-NYS bans Fracking!
-Rent Guideline Board votes no increase on one yr leases
-Fast Food Wage Board
-Right to Know Act -...  

Fracking Is Now Officially Banned In New York State. (06/30/2015)  On Monday, the Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, Joe Martens, said, “After years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts, prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing is the only reasonable...  

De Blasio Says He Was Undermined by Cuomo (06/30/2015)  Before Mayor Bill de Blasio headed out for the start of a family vacation on Tuesday, he met with reporters to speak about how Governor Cuomo thwarted his progressive agenda in Albany. He said he started out about a year and a half...  

A COUP IN GREECE: FOUR DIFFICULT QUESTIONS FROM FRANCO 'BIFO' BERARDI (06/29/2015)  If one follows day by day the actions of the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission, it is easy to describe the scenario: the global financial system is organising a coup d'etat in Greece. And, in...  

The Right To Know Act: Two Simple Bills to Protect the Rights of New Yorkers (06/29/2015)  The NYC Council‘s Committee on Public Safety started out the week on Monday with a hearing on bills aimed at improving NYPD/Community relations. This follows a week where the City Council adopted a budget that adds 1,300 new positions...  

Same-sex marriage isn't equality for all LGBT people. Our movement can't end (06/27/2015)  Now, not fully eight years later, the US supreme court ruled in favor of full marriage equality across America. And while on that night back in 2008, as I considered the long term consequences of California’s newly enshrined...  

WBAI News: Affordable Care; Trade; Big Ugly; NYCHA (06/26/2015)  -Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s Affordable Care Act

-House approves final pieces of the President's trade agenda

-The Big Ugly in Albany

-Scott Stringer’s audit shows empty NYCA housing...  

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage Nationwide (06/26/2015)  There are currently 13 state bans in place, while another state, Alabama, has contested a court ruling that lifted the ban there.

The ruling is the Supreme Court's most important expansion of marriage rights in the United States since its...  

Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide (06/26/2015)  The majority determined that extending the right to marry protects families and “without the recognition, stability, and predictability marriage offers, children suffer the stigma of knowing their families are somehow...  

OBERGEFELL v. HODGES (06/26/2015)  Audio above is the argument over Question 1: "Whether Ohio's constitutional and statutory bans on recognition of marriages of same-sex couples validly entered in other jurisdictions violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of...  

President Obama Leads Amazing Grace at Funeral for Clementa Pinckney in Charleston (06/26/2015)  On Friday, President Obama traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to honor the life of pastor and state senator Clementa Pinckney -- one of the nine who lost their lives in last week's shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in...  

Escaped Prisoners (06/26/2015)  One of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and killed by a border patrol agent in a wooded area 30 miles from the prison on Friday, and the other was...  

WBAI Morning News (06/25/2015)  
-Boston Marathon Bomber sentenced
-Families of US hostages can now negotiate for their release
-Senate advances Obamas Trade Authority
-Thousands are filing past the open casket of Rev Clementa Pinckney 
-Today NYS...  

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AT CRISIS LEVELS IN NYC (06/24/2015)  Though the Great Recession was declared over several years ago, experts say for New York City’s young people looking for that first summer job the outlook remains dismal. And while nationally the official top line unemployment rate continues...  

WBAI News (06/24/2015)  New York Governor Cuomo held a news conference with Assembly Speaker Heasties and Senate Majority Leader Flanagan yesterday afternoon. 

“We have a framework of an agreement leaders will be presenting to their conference...  

FIGHT FOR $15: Final Wage Board Hearing (06/23/2015)  On Monday, hundreds of fast food workers and small business supporters gathered before the state Wage Board in Albany for the final hearing advocating for a $15 minimum wage.

In a series of emotional testimonies, fast food workers expressed their...  

'A GREAT DAY FOR CORPORATE AMERICA': US SENATE PASSES FAST TRACK (06/23/2015)  In a win for multinational corporations and the global one percent, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly advanced Fast Track, or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) —ensuring for all practical purposes the continued rubber-stamping of clandestine...  

WBAI News (06/23/2015)  NYC Budget deal reached last night calls for 1300 more NYPD Officers. Community members for police reform want funds to go into community programs, not for more cops.  

Deal reached in Class Action Lawsuit Brings Reforms to the...  

When something horrible happens, New York mourns as if it happened in our own backyard (06/22/2015)  Church bells rang out in unison in Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday, in memory of the nine people killed Wednesday evening at a bible study group at the historic Black church, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

On...  

New 2015 LGBTQ Services Guide and Website (06/22/2015)  In honor of Pride Month, on Monday, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released his office’s 2015 issue of the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,...  

From the main daily newspaper in Charleston: In an hour, a church changes forever (06/20/2015)  About 60 people wrap up Emanuel AME Church’s usual quarterly conference, a time to welcome the district’s presiding elder and tackle routine business matters.

It’s late and everyone’s hungry.

The Rev. Daniel Simmons,...  

Charleston Shooting: An Act of Terrorism (06/19/2015)  The 21 year old who killed 9 people in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday has been charged with nine counts of murder and possession of a weapon during the...  

POPE FRANCIS VS. VAMPIRE CAPITALISM: THE REAL REASON WHY HIS CLIMATE-CHANGE ENCYCLICAL IS REVOLUTIONARY (06/19/2015)  What’s so powerful about the Pope’s Encyclical on climate change is that it does not flinch from doing so. Pope Francis challenges wealthy nations, who use the lion’s share of the earth’s fossil fuels, to take responsibility...  

Charleston Church Victims' Families Forgive Suspect in Court (06/19/2015)  They forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God's mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm Roof to repent and confess, and "you'll be OK."

Relatives of the nine people shot down during a Bible...  

Brooklynites with Open Warrants for Low-Level Offenses Get a Chance to Begin Again (06/19/2015)  Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced an initiative aimed at helping Brooklyn residents make a fresh start. The program is called Begin Again.

Participants will have a chance to vacate warrants which resulted from...  

Heartbreak and Resolve in the Death of #KaliefBrowder (06/18/2015)  New York City has been gripped by heartbreak, the heartbreak of young men committing suicide who were incarcerated at Rikers, the heartbreak of Blacks and Latinos detained, awaiting trial, unable to make bail.

On Tuesday evening there was a vigil...  

NYC COMMERCIAL RENTER'S RIGHTS ARE A CLICK AWAY (06/18/2015)  
When your lease is up, will you be forced out of business by an exorbitant rent hike? 
We've spent the last few months fighting for your commercial renter's rights by advocating to pass the Small Business Jobs...  

Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans face threat of mass deportation from DR (06/18/2015)  Hundreds of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian ancestry are facing the possibility of mass deportation from the Dominican Republic. The threat stems from  a 2013 Dominican court ruling that allows authorities to strip citizenship...  

US FAMILIES TORN APART: OBAMA'S WAR ON DRUGS DRIVING SURGE IN DEPORTATIONS (06/16/2015)  Under U.S. President Barack Obama, the war on drugs is driving a surge in deportations of non-U.S. citizens, ripping families apart for alleged drug possession—including the most minor amounts and in many cases years after the fact—a new...  

NYC Rent Laws Expired Last Night (06/16/2015)  The law affecting rents paid by more than 2 million tenants in and around New York City expired last night. Lawmakers failed to reach a deal even on extending the rent laws.

The bill Senate Republicans passed last night would extend rent laws...  

Fast Food Wage Board Meets In NYC (06/16/2015)  The Fast Food Wage Board met in NYC to hear testimony about raising the minimum wage for Fast Food workers in New York State to $15 per hour. This would benefit an estimated 180,000 workers.  

“Working for Dominoes is really, really...  

WBAI News (06/12/2015)  Lawmakers in Albany went home without dealing with expiration of NYC Rent Regulations; 
Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act; 
Escaped Convicts still at large;
NYC Council bills to license for Car Wash businesses and...  

Fast Food Wage Board (06/12/2015)  The Fast Food Wage Board convened by Governor Cuomo to examine raising the minimum wage to $15/hr for Fast Food Workers meets Monday, June 15, 2015. It's a public meeting at NYU, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (between La...  

Jazz legend Ornette Coleman Has Died (06/11/2015)  Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, the visionary saxophonist and composer who pioneered "free jazz" and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, has died.

Publicist Ken Weinstein says Coleman died on Thursday at 1 a.m. in Manhattan. He was...  

WBAI News (06/10/2015)  The two convicts who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora early Saturday may be headed for Vermont or may be there already;

The New York City Council is urging the Governor and the NYS Senate to sign the

18 year old Kenan Davis hangs himself at Rikers (06/10/2015)  An 18-year-old New York City inmate hanged himself in a Rikers Island jail cell Wednesday, the same day he was scheduled to see a psychiatrist, according to internal jail documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

Kenan Davis, who was taken into...  

WBAI News (06/09/2015)  Long Island Sound Report; Undercover NYPD Detective convicted in SUV/Motorcycle 2013 melee; Demonstrators protest against new...  

WBAI News (06/08/2015)  Protests at G7;

Escaped Convicts;

Controversy over NYC Rent Laws; 

Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers...  

G-7 set far-off goal to move away from fossil fuels (06/08/2015)  The world should move away from using fossil fuels by the end of this century, G-7 leaders announced Monday, setting an ambitious but distant goal ahead of a global summit on climate change this year.

The leaders of seven wealthy democracies...  

Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers Has Died (06/07/2015)  Singer Ronnie Gilbert, a member of the influential 1950s folk quartet the Weavers, has died. She was 88.

Gilbert died of natural causes Saturday at a retirement community in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Mill Valley, said her...  

Report from the Left Forum: Clemency for Oscar López (06/05/2015)  Oscar López Rivera, a name unfamiliar to some who attended the Left Forum in New York City, but more familiar as the conference went on. 

At the opening plenary, a fan with Lopez’s face was on each seat, with a sheet...  

Report from the Left Forum: Families Affected by Police Violence (06/04/2015)  The heartbreak of losing a child, a sister a brother, a nephew, a friend, it’s the club no one wants to join yet there are members across the country. At the Left Forum in New York City, Love Not Blood...  

Voices from the Left Forum (06/04/2015)  We asked WBAI's Dani Lamar to get a sense of who was attending the Left Forum in New York City. First he spoke with Olivia Canlas, with AF3IRM

Please click on the arrow above to...  

Tenant Activists Arrested Outside Cuomo's Office Over Rent Laws (06/03/2015)  More than 200 tenant activists from New York City descended on Albany today and staged a sit-down demonstration outside Governor Cuomo's office in the Capitol. They demanded that the Governor fight to strengthen the City's rent protection...  

Report from the Left Forum: Indian Point (06/02/2015)  Safety concerns over the way Entergy Corporation is handling Indian Point is mobilizing lawmakers and activists to push the NRC to reject license renewal for the Nuclear Power Plants, just 30 miles north of New York City.   

At the Left...  

Senate Approves Bill to Rein In N.S.A. Surveillance (06/02/2015)  In a remarkable reversal of national security policy formed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Senate voted on Tuesday to curtail the federal government’s sweeping surveillance of American phone records, sending the legislation...  

Ed Snowden Speaks Out (06/02/2015)  NSA Whistleblower, Ed Snowden had a conversation with Amnesty International in the UK today, the day when the Senate here in the U.S. approved a bill which eliminates the National Security Agency's...  

Report From the Left Forum: Military Families Speak Out (06/01/2015)  Statistics are sobering. Over 6,840 American troops have been killed and over 50,000 physically injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. One million Iraqis and 220,000 Afghans have been killed

Over 48% of veterans returning from the wars in those two...  

WBAI News (05/29/2015)  -More indictments for corruption in high places 

-Pataki 

-Bernie Sanders 

-Cuomo on Raise the Age

-NYC School Mayoral control and Bill de Blasio criticized by Labor on...  

FIFA Corruption Scandal Not a Surprise (05/29/2015)  The corruption charges engulfing soccer's governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game! That’s how FIFA President Sepp Blatter described the situation on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the...  

Michelle Obama To 2015 Oberlin Graduates; Cleveland Cop Aquitted; DOJ Ordered Police Reform (05/28/2015)  A Cleveland, Ohio Judge found white police officer Michael Brelo not guilty of manslaughter in the 2012 deaths of two unarmed black motorists,Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The not guilty verdict was announced just as the Memorial Day weekend...  

Cleveland Officer Acquitted of Manslaughter in 2012 Deaths (05/23/2015)  A Cleveland police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car after a chase and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants in 2012 was acquitted of manslaughter on Saturday by an Ohio judge.

The trial of the officer, Michael Brelo, played out...  

Gordon, Tristano, Johnson voted into Jazz Hall of Fame (05/22/2015)   Saxophonist Dexter Gordon and pianists James P. Johnson and Lennie Tristano are the newest inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.

Gordon was considered the first tenor saxophonist to adapt the new bebop style...  

Wage Board Hearing on Fast Food Worker Wages (05/21/2015)  The New York State Wage Board met Wednesday for the first time on raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour for Workers in the Fast Food Industry.

Governor Cuomo empanelled the Wage Board to investigate Fast Food Wages at a Labor Rally in early...  

McDonald's-Shareholder Meeting (05/21/2015)  McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was "incredibly proud" of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder...  

Sweeping Trade Bill Passes a Key Senate Vote (05/21/2015)  The Senate on Thursday voted to break a filibuster to advance legislation that would empower President Obama to complete a major, 12-nation Pacific trade accord, an integral step toward approval of a key piece of the...  

Say Her Name (05/21/2015)  A vigil was held in Union Square last night to bring attention to black women and girls victimized by police. 

#SayHerName, a national day of action to...  

Six Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray (05/21/2015)  Six Baltimore Police officers were indicted Thursday on various charges related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced the indictments at a late-afternoon news conference at her downtown...  

Five Major Banks Agree to Parent-Level Guilty Pleas (05/20/2015)  Five major banks – Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Barclays PLC, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and UBS AG – have agreed to plead guilty to felony charges.   Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Barclays PLC, and The Royal...  

NRC Holds Public Meeting on Indian Point Tonight (05/20/2015)  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Doors to the meeting room will open to the public at 6:00 p.m.

Westchester Marriott Hotel - Grand Ballroom 670 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY 10591

The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will host a...  

Fast Food Wages (05/20/2015)   Fast-food workers raised their voices across New York on Wednesday to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage, calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to follow the lead of Los Angeles and other cities that have recently approved big...  

President Obama Cuts Militarized Gear To Local Police Departments (05/18/2015)  President Obama’s Task Force On 21st Century Policing released it’s final report on Monday. It says law enforcement cannot build community trust if it is seen as an occupying force, coming in from outside to impose control on the...  

AIDS Walk NYC (05/17/2015)  More than 30,000 people attended the AIDS Walk in Manhattan on Sunday.  Not all who walked know someone affected by HIV or AIDS, but others do. 

Leroy Hamilton lost his mom to the disease. "I think we should put more funds...  

Musicians, friends react to blues legend BB King's death (05/15/2015)   

Blues legend B.B. King died late Thursday at his Las Vegas home. Here are some comments from people who knew and admired him:

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"The world has physically lost not only one of the greatest musical people ever but one of...  

Hearing For NYC Police Officer Peter Liang For The Death Of Akai Gurley (05/15/2015)  There was a hearing at Brooklyn criminal court on Thursday in the case of Peter Liang, the officer who shot and killed 28 year old Akai Gurley in a Pink Housing stair well in East New York.

The Liang defense sought to have all or part of the 6...  

Death Penalty for Boston Bomber (05/15/2015)  21 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing. The jury deliberated for 14 hours over three days. 

Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 charges against him, including use of a weapon of...  

Update on Fire at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (05/15/2015)  Since last week’s fire at Indian Point, our administration has taken an aggressive, hands-on approach to investigating the cause of the accident and overseeing a thorough cleanup.

As of mid-week:

· 86,000 gallons of an oil/water...  

Amtrak Crash (05/14/2015)  106 m.p.h. That's how fast the Amtrak train was going into a curve when it derailed and crashed in Pennsylvania on it's way from Washington, D.C. to New York City. It was supposed to be going 50 m.p.h. Eight people are dead. Hundreds...  

NEW YORK STATE HAS SPENT TENS OF MILLIONS TO CREATE 76 JOBS IN 2014 (05/13/2015)  ALBANY — In May 2013, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomoannounced a program he promised would “supercharge” the state’s economy and take job creation efforts to a level never seen before. He poured tens of millions of dollars into...  

Game Time for Tenants (05/12/2015)  New York City laws which govern rent regulation are up for renewal on June 15th.

"This is game time for tenants. The stakes could not be higher." 

Council Member Mark Levine says, "If we continue on the status quo,...  

NYC Renters’ Assembly Scheduled for May 23 at the New School (05/12/2015)  By now you have heard about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to enact the most sweeping expansion of tenant protections in decades for the city’s one million rent-regulated apartments. Part of the mayor’s plan calls for an end to a...  

Senate Democrats Block Progress on Obama’s Trade Authority (05/12/2015)  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats handed President Obama a stinging rebuke on Tuesday, blocking consideration of legislation granting their own president “fast track” power to complete a major trade accord with 11 nations in...  

WBAI Morning News (05/12/2015)  -Amtrak Crash 

-Fast Track defeated in Senate

-Cop who killed Tony Robinson won't face charges

-Obama on...  

Transformer Fire at Indian Point Again! (05/11/2015)  Oil is leaking into the Hudson River from a transformer fire at Indian Point on Saturday evening. It is the third transformer fire in the past eight years. 

“This is a problem to be taken with the utmost seriousness,” said...  

Former CIA Officer Sentenced For Leaking Information (05/11/2015)  Jeffrey A. Sterling, 47, of O’Fallon, Missouri, was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for disclosing national defense information and obstructing justice.  Sterling disclosed classified information about a clandestine operational...  

Multi Year Arctic Exploration Plan Nears Approval (05/11/2015)  BOEM Conditionally Approves Shell’s Revised Chukchi Sea Exploration Plan:

After a comprehensive review and consideration of comments received from the public, stakeholders, and Federal and state partner agencies and tribes, the Bureau of...  

New York Senate Leader Skelos quits top post after arrest (05/11/2015)  Republican Dean Skelos resigned Monday as leader of the state Senate after his arrest on federal corruption charges and was quickly replaced by another Long Island lawmaker, Sen. John Flanagan.

Skelos, who intends to keep his legislative seat,...  

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on Indian Point Transformer Fire (05/11/2015)  “Our investigation of this weekend’s incident at Indian Point is ongoing as we continue the containment and clean-up phase. The State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Police are working closely with the U.S....  

NEW DOC ON PUBLIC TV THIS MONTH EXPLORES WAR FOR GUAM (05/10/2015)  In May, to commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Memorial Day, public television stations throughout the country will begin broadcasting the documentary War for...  

Transformer fire shuts down part of Indian Point power plant (05/09/2015)  — A transformer failed at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in suburban New York, causing a fire that forced an automatic shutdown of a reactor. The fire was quickly extinguished and the reactor was deemed safe and stable,...  

WBAI News (05/08/2015)  Governor Cuomo announces he'll convene a Wage Board to determine fair pay for fast food workers at a Fightfor15 Labor Rally in Union Square on Thursday

NSA phone Meta data collection is illegal...  

NEPAL DISPATCH DAYS 7-12 (05/08/2015)  Kathmandu, Nepal Dispatch: Days 7-12                May 8, 2015  from Barbara Nemri Aziz

You can see my first blog from Nepal

WBAI News (05/07/2015)  Ugly floor fight in the NYS Senate to oust Dean Skelos as Leader 
Baltimore's Mayor and the fractured relationship between the Police and the Community. She asks the Justice Dept to investigate whether the department has violated the...  

N.S.A. Phone Data Collection Illegal (05/07/2015)  The bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked Congress to step in and decide how best to balance national security and privacy...  

WBAI News (05/06/2015)  
NYS Assembly passes minimum wage increase to $15. Now it faces an uphill battle in the Senate
NYS Senate and now Assembly passed two Women's Equal Agenda bills
Dean Skelos, Republican  majority leader, holds onto power even...  

Fast-Food Workers Deserve a Raise (05/06/2015)  INCOME inequality is a national problem that leaders at all levels of government are grappling with. While American capitalism never guaranteed success, it did once guarantee opportunity. But today, too many Americans don’t believe their...  

Vote: Special Election in Staten Island and Brooklyn (05/05/2015)  1. Staten Island District Atty. Dan Donovan (Rep.) who obtained NO INDICTMENT OF ERIC GARNER'S KILLERS wants to go to Congress. He, Vincent Gentile (Dem.) and James Lane (Green) each want to replace Michael Grimm who was forced to resign in...  

NYCLU to File Appeal for Public Release of Garner Grand Jury Transcripts (05/05/2015)  The New York Civil Liberties Union will today pursue an appeal from a Staten Island judge’s March 19 decision to keep secret records from the Grand Jury that...  

6 Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death (05/05/2015)  (See the officers and the announcement of charges in the media below this article.)

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s chief prosecutor charged six police officers on Friday with a range of crimes including murder and manslaughter in the...  

Diet fads are destroying us: Paleo, gluten-free and the lies we tell ourselves (05/05/2015)  The numbers are hard to pin down, but roughly 1.1 million Americans keep kosher in their homes. Around 15 million are vegetarian. Meanwhile, according to a 2013 survey, more than 100 million Americans are trying to cut down on gluten, and (as...  

CHARLIE HEBDO'S EDITORS ILLUSTRATE THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING UNCOMFORTABLE (05/05/2015)  The editorial cartoons that incited the January 7 attack by Islamist extremists on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo portrayed the prophet Muhammad in an extremely unflattering light — the faithful would...  

Officer Brian Moore (05/04/2015)  Brian Moore, a  25 year old plainclothes officer was shot in the head on Saturday trying to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun. The officer died Monday. He is the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.

NYPD...  

My Brother's Keeper Alliance (05/04/2015)  In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense...  

Tamir Rice (05/04/2015)  Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by police asked Monday for their lawsuit against two officers to not be delayed and questioned why the criminal investigation remains pending more than five months after the shooting.

Tamir Rice was...  

Prosecutor Charges 6 Baltimore Officers in Gray's Death (05/01/2015)  

(Marilyn Mosby, Top Prosecutor in Baltimore describes charges in audio above. )

Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in...  

Women Take On UN Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues (05/01/2015)  The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues came and went once again in New York in late April/early May, with absolutely no coverage by the major media. Nevertheless, the...  

BlackLivesMatter Protest in NYC (04/30/2015)  

At a Black Lives Matter rally in Union Square Wednesday night in solidarity with protesters in Baltimore, feelings were pretty raw.

Young black women spoke out. Sabat Jordan with the Black Youth Project says she is exhausted by...  

NYC Council Res Declares NYC a TPP-Free-Zone (04/28/2015)  NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal put forth a resolution declaring the City of New York a "TPP-Free Zone." It urges Congress to oppose the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 and not...  

WBAI News (04/27/2015)  -Earthquake in Nepal, aftershocks, aid workers on route, Nepal community in Jackson Heights
-Armenian Genocide Times Square Rally
-Berlin Holocaust memorial at site of Bergen-Belsen 
-Anti-Nuclear Activists rally near UN in...  

Gay Marriage (04/27/2015)  Advocates who want to see same-sex marriage made legal across the country rallied in support of their cause in Times Square the day before the Supreme Court hears legal arguments over whether it should be.

Elected officials joined members of...  

WBAI News (04/24/2015)  Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General 
President Obama on counter terrorism drone operation which killed aids workers
Mike Brown's parents filed wrongful death lawsuit
Baltimore Protests continue over the...  

Bill de Blasio Unveils Ambitious New Plan for NYC (04/23/2015)  

It’s called OneNYC: The Plan for a Strong and Just City. Initiatives include reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, sending Zero...  

WBAI Morning News (04/22/2015)  -Freddie Gray: Baltimore police timeline reveals 25 minute gap when he was placed in police van

-DOJ to investigate criminal cases with falsified forensic evidence

-TPP Fast Track:  We hear both sides from AFL-CIO President...  

EUROPE IS EXPECTED TO BRING ANTITRUST CHARGES AGAINST GAZPROM (04/21/2015)  April 20, 2015

European antitrust regulators are expected on Wednesday to charge the Russian energy giant Gazprom with abusing its dominance innatural gas markets, a move that could escalate Western tensions with...  

1.5 MILLION MISSING BLACK MEN (04/21/2015)  In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South — from North Charleston, S.C., through Georgia,...  

WBAI Morning News (04/21/2015)  -NYC Council goes up against Bill Bratton on Broken Windows Policing 

-Baltimore Police and Freddy Gray, the young black man who died in their custody of severed spinal column

-NY Governor on a trade mission to Cuba praises Raúl...  

A CAMPAIGN TO GET A WOMAN ON THE $20 BILL GAINS TRACTION (04/21/2015)  The Quest to Boot Old Hickory Off the $20

New legislation joins the ongoing effort to replace Andrew Jackson on American currency.

This week, Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire introduced the Women on the...  

WBAI News (04/20/2015)  -Earth week: City Council Council Member Richards with Air Pollution Control Code Update 
-CM Inez Baron puts forth bill to get CUNY Students free Metrocards
-Opt-Out Campaign against Standardized Tests Grows
-Governor Cuomo...  

Report: DOJ, FBI acknowledge flawed testimony from unit (04/18/2015)  The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants...  

WBAI News (04/16/2015)  On Thursday, Holocaust Remembrance day, in Hebrew Yom Hashoah, Holocaust survivors went to City Hall to speak about their experiences and to ask for help.

“He opened up the barn door and he said, ‘I’m Tajik. I will be here....  

WBAI News (04/15/2015)  -March2Justice on 250 mile trek to Washington
-April 15 Mass Incarceration Network Call to action today
-Tulsa Oklahoma Reserve Deputy who shot Eric Harris 
-Family of Ramarley Graham on what would have been his 22nd Birthday

#FightFor15 (04/15/2015)  "What do we want? Fifteen! And when do we want it? Now!" 

It’s the Fight for 15.  The fight for $15 an hour and the fight to form a union at fast food franchises throughout the country. Part of the strategy of the...  

WBAI News (04/14/2015)  #ShutdownA14 Protests for Police and Criminal Justice Reform. 

-Preview of #FightFor15 and NYC...  

WBAI News (04/13/2015)  -Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn
-Barack Obama's harsh words for Republicans over Iran Deal
-Raúl Castro on Obama-Obama on Castro and end of cold war approach
-Another black man chased and shot by white police. Another...  

WBAI NEWS (04/09/2015)  South Carolina cop's attempt at a cover-up
Brooklyn detective taken down 
Code Pink re Senator Schumer and Gillibrand on Corker Bill
NYC Council's Participatory Budgeting Process begins this...  

WBAI News (04/08/2015)  -The latest in the murder by police of Walter Scott in South Carolina  

-Hedge Clippers protest Hedge Fund Billionaire Paul Singer at the Plaza...  

In Every City, Every Town, There's Another Mike Brown (04/07/2015)  Monday evening activists gathered at a peace church on Manhattan's Upper West Side. It was to issue a call to action on April 14, 2015. That's when activists want to send a message that business as usual will stop. The killing of people of...  

'HOURLY' PAY FOR FAST-FOOD CEOS IS ASTONISHING (04/07/2015)  As legions of fast-food workers and their supporters prepare for a major nationwide strike next week, they’re getting some powerful ammunition in their push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage: An analysis published Monday shows just how...  

EXXON SETTLEMENT IN NEW JERSEY SPARKS CONTROVERSY (04/06/2015)  The controversy surrounding a settlement with Exxon Mobil Corporation over years of contamination in New Jersey is likely to continue as environmental groups and state Democrats consider intervening in the...  

CHRIS CHRISTIE'S EMAIL MESS: HOW HIS TEAM TRIED TO "CONCEAL" SECRET ACTIVITIES (04/04/2015)  On paper, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could not be more polar opposites. Yet when it comes to their personal cyber-space etiquette, they have a lot in common. Both Christie and Clinton have used...  

MENENDEZ DOUBLES DOWN AND JERSEY DEMS HAVE HIS BACK (04/04/2015)  Sen. Bob Menendez’s appearance in Newark last night seemed more like an election night victory rally rather then the first public comments from a man who just hours earlier had been hit with a 14-count federal criminal corruption...  

NYC TO PAY ACTIVIST LAWYER $25,000 IN SETTLEMENT (04/02/2015)  An activist lawyer arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests will receive $25,000 in a settlement with New York City.

Alexander Penley had claimed in a lawsuit he was beaten by police for allegedly attacking a police sergeant during a...  

#FightFor15 - #BuildUPNYC - Workers Rally for Jobs, Unions and Fair Pay (04/02/2015)  "Union. $15." That what workers chanted at a rally outside a Midtown Manhattan McDonalds on Thursday. 

"If we don’t get it,  unionize!"

The Fight for...  

How to Save NYC Hotels from Luxury Condo Conversions (04/01/2015)  The New York City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings convened on Wednesday to discuss a new bill, intro 592. It’s aim is to preserve hotels in the city, to keep union jobs which pay a livable wage with benefits and stem...  

UPDATED EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT FROM THE FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL COALITION (03/31/2015)  
At 1 PM Monday, Mumia Abu-Jamal had a medical emergency and was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Mumia’s family is currently waiting there, but...  

Famed political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal in critical condition (03/31/2015)  Mumia Abu-Jamal, one of the world’s most prominent and celebrated political prisoners, is reportedly in a diabetic coma and in intensive care at the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA. 

According to emails from his contingent...  

Governor Cuomo, Do the Right Thing (03/29/2015)  That's what thousands of education advocates chanted over the weekend in Midtown Manhattan. They are upset over proposed policies linked by the Governor to the New York State Budget, which comes to a vote this week.

Please press the arrow...  

Memorial for Steve Post (03/26/2015)  New York City Radio Personality Steve Post would have celebrated his 71st birthday on March 20th – or at least grumbled about it.

Instead, his birthday was comemmorated at Symphony Space in New York City. Titled "Post...  

NYC Council Hearing on Facilities and Solitary at Rikers (03/25/2015)  On Tuesday, the New York City Council’s Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services heard testimony from Commissioner Ponte with the Department of Corrections, and Commissioner Nigro with the Fire Department. The Committee is investigation...  

Aging Intrastructure (03/24/2015)  The nation's mayors came together at a task force meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. They are calling on Congress to increase transportation funding.  

Stephanie Rawlings Blake, Baltimore’s Mayor,...  

Hedge Clippers Protest Hedge Fund Billionaire Dan Loeb (03/23/2015)  Shame the hedge fund billionaires, go where they live and demonstrate. This is a technique used in Latin America called escrache, but it’s also being used in New York City.

“Hedge Clippers, I guess you can kind of consider...  

Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91 (03/22/2015)  Lee Kuan Yew, who founded modern Singapore and was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations, died Monday, the government said. He was 91.

Lee was admitted to...  

Obama takes Netanyahu 'at his word' on Palestinian state (03/22/2015)   President Barack Obama said he takes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "at his word" for saying that an independent Palestinian state will never co-exist with Israel as long as he is in office, yet another...  

Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure (03/20/2015)  The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first major federal regulation of the controversial drilling technique that...  

Interior Secretary Announces New Fracking Rules for Public Lands (03/20/2015)  As Secretary of the Interior, I am fortunate to oversee American treasures like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and the Everglades. These are places owned by each and every American. They are central to our national character, and it is an...  

Secrecy Preserved in Eric Garner Case (03/20/2015)  A push for answers on how a New York City police officer avoided criminal charges in the videotaped chokehold death of Eric Garner has run aground after failing to clear the strict legal bar protecting grand jury secrecy.

State...  

PROGRESSIVE GROUP TAKES AIM AT HEDGE FUND MANAGER (03/18/2015)  A new left-leaning organization is hoping to arouse populist ire at the Republican-tied titans of industry.

Hedge Clippers, a group backed by several liberal community organizing groups, is undertaking a campaign to highlight how...  

“What do they need to put a police officer away?" asks Sean Bell's Mom (03/11/2015)  “Is it in their law they can not go to jail for killing somebody, especially unarmed."  

Valerie Bell, is Sean Bell’s mom. Her 23 year old son was was...  

#StopFastTrack - #StopTPP (03/10/2015)  President Obama's Trans Pacific Partnership Lowers Wages. That's what Union leaders, New York State elected officials and activists said at a City Hall News conference.

Please click on the arrow above to hear my...  

New Yorkers March With Selma (03/09/2015)  
-50 years since Selma: John lLwis, Barack Obama  and New York City voices: Eric Adams, Norman Siegel, Jlumaane williams, Laurie Cumbo on NYC March across Brooklyn Bridge, NYC's Petttus Bridge with Selma 
-International...  

International Women's Day (03/08/2015)  Marchers on International Women’s Day went from the United Nations to Times Square. They joined voices around the world demanding pay equity and equal participation in policy decisions.

Back in 1995, 189 governments signed a pledge for...  

NYC March with Selma (03/07/2015)  New Yorkers marched across the Brooklyn Bridge today in solidarity with a civil rights march a half century ago, on March 7, 1965 in Selma, Alabama. On that day, many in a crowd of 600 were beaten bloody by state troopers as they tried to cross the...  

WBAI News (03/06/2015)  -Judgment against Papa John's Pizza for Labor Law Violations 
-Brooklyn Council Members and Union Officials arrested for civil disobedience to bring attention to plight of carwasheros
-More NYC students are getting first high...  

Corruption Conference (03/06/2015)   The specter of criminal cases against New York's assembly speaker and other lawmakers should help deter political corruption, but more ethics reforms are needed to root it out further, a high-profile federal prosecutor said...  

WBAI News (03/05/2015)  -Activists Demand Sit-Down with New York Federal Reserve Bank President and  Center for Popular Democracy has new report: Wall St. Main Street...  

WBAI News (03/04/2015)  -New York City Council holds hearing on Police/Community Relations. Darius Charney from the Center For Constitutional Rights gives update on federal court ordered remediation process which came out...  

WBAI News (03/03/2015)  -#AllMindsMatter conference at The New School on the racial achievement gap. 

-Dignity in Schools Campaign calls for...  

Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police (03/03/2015)  A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within thethe Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, law enforcement officials familiar with the report said...  

WBAI News (03/02/2015)  -Protests against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and explainer 

-LGBT St Pat's for All Parade on Sunday 

-Maduro bans war mongerers from going to Venezuela

-Cuban Comet Minnie Minoso dies and his legacy

-Obit for...  

WBAI News (02/27/2015)  -New bff's, well, sort-of: Mayor de Blasio and Ed Mullins with Sergeants Benevolent Association reach contract deal

-NYPD whistleblower who complained about arrest quota gets his case brought by

THE ISIS TRUTH WE HIDE FROM (02/27/2015)  Identifying Terrorist Enemy No. 1 — the Islamic State militants — is easy now, after a spate of horrific videos of beheadings and burnings.

But what’s hard for Western governments and the mainstream media is...  

WBAI News (02/26/2015)  -Bill Bratton on arrest of Brooklyn residents supporting ISIL and role of social media in fomenting unrest. 
-Medea Benjamin of Code Pink arrested as John Kerry is to testify in Washington
-Families of men killed at hands of...  

WBAI News (02/25/2015)  -Governor Cuomo and Labor Leaders on Minimum Wage and Raise for Tipped Workers
-Decision that Feds won't prosecute George Zimmerman in death of Trayvon Martin
-Success for opponents of Keystone XL Pipeline
-Weather...  

Netanyahu Agrees to Address Congress on March 3 (02/24/2015)  "House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress on March 3.

On Wednesday, Boehner invited Netanyahu to speak to Congress, and suggested February...  

WBAI News (02/24/2015)  -NYC Mayor goes to Albany to testify

-Scott Stringer reports on Housing Courts 

-Boxes of evidence in case of Etan Patz turn up at Harlem Police Station

-Cortland Subway Station crushed on 9/11 

-Homeland...  

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL (02/24/2015)  Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

Obama offered no indication of...  

No Justice for Trayvon Martin (02/24/2015)  Trayvon Martin’s killer won’t face federal charges. George Zimmerman, the self-proclaimed neighborhood watch volunteer, a wannabe cop turned vigilante, shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012.  Martin was 17 years old. He was...  

NYC quickly settling cases of wrongdoing, lawsuit or not (02/22/2015)  A trio of half brothers who were wrongfully convicted of murder received a $17 million settlement from the city. The family of a mentally ill former U.S. Marine who died in a hot jail cell was awarded $2.25 million. And a man who spent 23 years...  

Malcolm X Commemoration (02/21/2015)  Today marks the 50th year of the assassination of Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz). The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center commemorated the historic moment in the same place Malcolm...  

LOST HISTORY IN PLAIN SIGHT? (02/20/2015)  On a late winter afternoon, diminished sun light filters through Pitney Farm’s mighty hard woods onto undisturbed snow leading up to the idle mansion’s front door.

There are no footprints. Even in the dead of winter, with flowers and...  

Weather Alert (02/20/2015)  The New York City Office of Emergency Management today issued a weather alert for dangerously cold temperatures Friday night, followed by a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain Saturday through Sunday, February 22,...  

NY Unions Protest JDS Management and Michael Stern (02/20/2015)  “You have Mason Tenders. You have Brick Workers. You have Iron Workers, Structural and Ornamental, Sheet Metal Workers that do the water proofing, the air conditioning, the heating. You have Plumbers, Steam Fitters. You have...  

Protest in front of Luxury Condos Against Tax Breaks for Billionaires (02/19/2015)  Activists chant "Subsidize Our House, Not The Penthouse!"

This is in front of 157 W 57 Street in Manhattan, where billionaires have received as much as a 95% tax write-off for luxury condos.

Protesters want taxes to go for...  

WBAI Evening News (02/18/2015)  —Apple Encryption — NYS drinking water —NYC Welfare...  

WBAI Morning News (02/17/2015)  Tankers explode filled with fracked Bakken shale oil 

Another earthquake in Japan this morning

NYPD Commish said he doesn't want recruits to "stretch it" to make arrests

#BlackLivesMatter action last night at Grand...  

THREE NEW MARTYRS FROM NORTH CAROLINA (02/17/2015)  Could the deaths of three young Muslim college students in North Carolina be a turning point for Muslim Americans?

During more than 30 years after we became a recognizable part of the American scene, Arabs and Muslims have suffered insults,...  

New Yorkers Hold Vigil for Tulile, Lynched in Santiago (02/13/2015)  "One Island, One Family."

One of the chants outside the office of Dominican born New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez last night..

Morning News (02/12/2015)  
-President Obama requests authorization for military action in Middle East
-Chapel Hill murders of young Muslim students 
-Keystone Pipeline cleared republican controlled congress
-More on indictment charging NYPD officer...  

WBAI NYC News for Wednesday (02/11/2015)  -NYPD Peter Liang indicted in the death of 28 year old Akai Gurney shot dead in Brooklyn housing complex. 


-Manhattan DA announces arrests of 50 people on bribery and corruption. This includes chiefs and inspectors at the Department of...  

Bill de Blasio Presents $77.7 Billion Budget for NYC (02/10/2015)  "I actually think it is necessary to be fiscally cautious to guarantee that we can continue to apply our values on a consistent basis going forward."  

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his preliminary budget for fiscal year 2016 at...  

WBAI News for Monday (02/09/2015)  "New York City is the number one purchaser of food after the Department of Defense. We need to buy locally from the State of New York and the farmers," says Manhattan Borough President

This is Ji-hyun's story (02/07/2015)  This weekend Sony Pictures launched The Interview in the UK, the film where Seth Rogen and James Franco are sent to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong-un. The comedy drew attention when Sony was hacked ostensibly by North Korea to put a stop to the...  

Morning News (02/06/2015)  Here are some local news headlines: 
-The NAACP, the NYCLU, Legal Aid, NYC Public Advocate Tish James and others have petitioned the court in Staten island to unseal the records in the Eric Garner Case. 
-Metro North/SUV train...  

Morning News (01/30/2015)  -Keystone XL passes Senate~Dems react
-Field Narrows for Sheldon Silver's job..Carl Heasties of the Bronx now front runner 
-Controversy over "Hands Up, The Eric Garner Tribute" video
-Family of Akai Gurley files...  

Loretta Lynch Lynch Pledges Independence if Confirmed as Attorney General (01/29/2015)  New York’s Loretta Lynch, the top federal prosecutor since 2010 for parts of New York City and Long Island ,began her testimony Wednesday pledging that the constitution will be her lodestar as she exercises the power & responsibility...  

Morning News (01/28/2015)  ~Dems decide to replace NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

~Aftermath of Storm: Hardest hit Suffolk County gets help -NYC economy adversely affected and so were hourly wage workers

~Remember Jimmy McMillan with the Rent is Too Damn High...  

Winter Weather Update (01/27/2015)  — Parts of New England are still feeling the full force of a blizzard that is expected to leave two feet or more of snow in most of Massachusetts. The storm is also carrying wind gusts topping 75 miles an hour.

But the storm didn't...  

PRODUCING WAR HEROES: AMERICAN, OF COURSE (01/27/2015)  There must be something wrong with a nation when it has to constantly invent its heroes. As if to neutralize in the American mind any unfavorable ramifications of the US government’s summary of the CIA torture report and the growing number of...  

NO TPP: No Secret Trade Deals (01/27/2015)  "Capitalist Cronies are not our BFFs" chant the Raging Grannies outside a closed door Trans Pacific Partnership meeting at the Sheraton Center in New York City during the onset of the storm yesterday.

Today protesters interrupted U.S.....  

Morning News (01/26/2015)  
-We are facing a historic snowstorm: Caution to evening commuters
-NYS Assembly Speaker Shelley Silver steps "back"as he faces Federal charges 
-Left Wing Party wins in Greece
-Egypt: Tahrir Square Labor...  

NYC Blizzard Update (01/26/2015)  The nor'easter named Juno is expected to intensify and become heavy beginning this evening in our listening area.   According to the National Weather Service, travel will be completely crippled by Tuesday morning.

"Even walking...  

Jury Convicts Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling of Leaking to Journalist & Violating Espionage Act (01/26/2015)  Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling has been convicted by a jury in Alexandria, Virginia, of charges brought against him because the government argued he leaked classified information about a top secret CIA operation in Iran to New York Times...  

Major Storm in Hitting Our Area On Monday (01/25/2015)  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is urging commuters to consider staying home Monday as a massive Nor'Easter snowstorm approaches New York State. 

The major winter storm is expected to hit the Long Island, New York City and Mid-Hudson...  

Morning News (01/23/2015)  

-SheldonSilver Charged With Using His Official Position to Obtain $4 Million in Bribes and Kickbacks 

-House passes

Mind-blowing Corruption Charges Against NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (01/22/2015)  Sheldon Silver is accused of using the power and influence of his office to obtain millions of dollars masked as legitimate income earned as a private lawyer.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara said, "The...  

State of the Union: Morning After (01/21/2015)  President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran and a lament from Senate Republican leader Mitch...  

United States-Cuba (01/21/2015)  The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades kicked off two days of negotiations Wednesday after grand promises by President Barack Obama about change on the island and a somber warning from Cuba to abandon hopes of reforming the...  

WBAI Morning News (01/21/2015)  Please click on the arrow above to hear our...  

Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits' (01/20/2015)  Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

Speaking to reporters...  

The Legacy of Dr. King in 2015 (01/19/2015)  "Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit," said Dr. King at Riverside Church in 1967. On Sunday Dr. and Coretta Scott King's eldest son, human rights advocate Martin Luther King III stood at...  

Supreme Court To Rule On Marriage Equality (01/17/2015)  The Supreme Court has finally agreed to decide a quartet of Marriage Equality cases - the four that were overruled by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a tortured and head-scratching justification, Judge Sutton basically stated that Federal...  

Iran Nuclear Deal Set to Enter into Force (01/16/2015)  Iran and world powers are set to implement the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal. The historic agreement curbs Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions.

Today in Vienna, US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with...  

Changes in Use of Solitary Confinement at Rikers (01/15/2015)  Long sought after changes are about to take place in the second largest prison in the country, Rikers Island Prison located in the East River in New York City. 

Inmates aged 21 years old and younger will no longer be subject to solitary...  

WBAI News Update (01/13/2015)  - The Health Department says cooling towers at Co-Op City are contaminated with the Legionella bacteria. Councilmember Andy King says a meeting tonight with health officials will...  

ICE Free Zones (01/11/2015)  In response to ongoing raids of non citizens with criminal convictions and the recent announcement of raids against Central American refugee women and children, immigration rights advocates and community members have come together to say no to...  

New York City Launches Municipal IDs (01/11/2015)  Today was the launch for the city’s municipal identification program. It’s the largest in the country, The card is called IDNYC.

Approved last year, it is available to New Yorkers starting today, While It is aimed at those who do...  

Paris Terror Attacks (01/09/2015)  Said and Cherif Kouachi are dead. The two brothers who were on the run since Wednesday were wanted in the massacre of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo, the Paris satirical weekly. They were holed up at a...  

Keystone XL (01/09/2015)  As expected, the House approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline despite President Barack Obama's veto threat.

However 350.org's Jamie Henn said “Today’s vote showed that there is more than enough...  

WBAI News Update (01/08/2015)  -Cell phone ban lifted for New York City public school students
-Polystyrene foam containers to be banned in the city
-Nail salons and barber shops may get letter grades
-Bill to approve XL Pipeline cleared key Senate committee....  

Je suis Charlie, I am Charlie (01/07/2015)  Shots fired in Paris today.

Police say twelve are dead and five seriously injured in the attack on the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. Three men with assault rifles fled the paper. One said, "On a vengé le prophète...  

Protests Abound in Solidarity with French Satirical Weekly #CharlieHebdo in Defense of Free Speech (01/07/2015)  Please click the arrow above to hear our...  

Crime is down in New York City (01/06/2015)  "Broken Windows is here to stay. Stop-and-frisk is here to stay," said Commissioner Bill Bratton at police headquarters in downtown Manhattan.

The news conference Monday afternoon was to tout improvements in crime statistics,...  

Andrew Cuomo Gives His Dad A Moving Tribute (01/06/2015)  

A funeral mass for Mario Cuomo, New York’s 52nd Governor, was held at Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan on Tuesday.

Family members and dignitaries from both sides of the political aisle gathered on the snowy day to mourn...  

Thousands of NYPD Cops Turn Their Backs On Mayor de Blasio Again (01/05/2015)  It was a rainy Sunday. In Brooklyn Mayor Bill de Blasio honored Officer Wenjian Liu, murdered along with officer Rafael Ramos in their patrol car on December 20th.  He said detective Liu was a kind officer who gave of himself....  

WBAI News Update (01/05/2015)  Headlines 
-Journalist James Risen refused to testify on CIA source used in his book, "State of War"
-ACLU lawsuit on behalf of Ferguson Juror
-Petition to the Staten Island Federal Court to release Garner Grand Jury...  

WBAI Morning News (01/04/2015)  Governor Cuomo ordered homeless off the streets starting Tuesday &mdash:President Obama set to issue executive order to try and stop the scourge of gun violence&mdash: New York Muslim Community protest over Saudi Arabia beheading...  

Natalie Cole, master of past and present styles (01/02/2015)  She began as a 1970s soul singer hyped as the next Aretha Franklin and peaked in the 1990s as an old-fashioned stylist and time-defying duet partner to her late father, Nat...  

Palestinians Want To Join International Criminal Court (01/02/2015)  The Palestinians submitted documents to the United Nations to join the International Criminal Court on Friday, a high-stakes move that will soon enable them to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.

The Palestinians moved quickly to join the...  

Governor Mario Cuomo (June 15, 1932 - January 1, 2015) (01/01/2015)  The family of former Governor Mario M. Cuomo announced that the Governor passed away from natural causes due to heart failure this evening at home with his loving family at his side. He was 82 years of age.

The Fifty Second Governor...  

GOP Debate, Oh My! (00/17/2015)  Eleven GOP Candidates took the stage in their second debate last night.

They discussed a range of subjects while attacking Donald Trump at center stage. Give a...  

WBAI News Brief (12/31/2014)  Please click the arrow above to hear our report. 

-Minimum wage goes up today
-Mayor meets with Police Union Reps
-Plastic bottles found polluting the Hudson River
-Disturbing story out of Idaho, Two year old shoots mom in a...  

WBAI News Brief (12/30/2014)  -Continuing controversy between Mayor de Blasio and NYPD officers. Mayor meets with five Police Unions today 

-Republican State Senators to hold public safety hearings after deaths of Officers Liu and Ramos, including decision by grand jury...  

WBAI News Brief (12/29/2014)  -Afghan war and troops coming home
-Funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos - Some cops turn their backs on de Blasio - Bratton disapproves ---Officers from Black and Latino organizations hold vigil for slain Officers Ramos and Liu
-Akai Gurley...  

Pope Francis is Proving to be a Pope Like Few Others (12/26/2014)  In his Christmas Day speech, Pope Francis recognized this isn't a joyous holiday season for people in many parts of the world.  He said Christmas joy will only be realized when weapons are transformed "into ploughshares,...  

WBAI News (12/24/2014)  Please click the link above to hear our...  

NYC's Mayor wants Protests to Pause, but Activists say No! (12/23/2014)  Please click the link above to hear our...  

WBAI News Report on the Assassination of NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos (12/22/2014)  An assassin traveled to NYC over the weekend:

Just quickly about Ismaaiyl Brinsley, date of birth 10/31/86. He's a 28 year old male. He has fifteen prior arrests in Georgia for assorted crimes: misdemeanor assault, shoplifting, grand larceny...  

Re: Assassination of NYPD Officers (12/20/2014)  "I join all New Yorkers in expressing my outrage at the cold-blooded murders of Officer Wenjian Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families, their friends and...  

US, Cuba seek to normalize relations (12/17/2014)  President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a...  

Governor Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks (12/17/2014)   The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the controversial method of extracting gas from deep underground could contaminate the...  

Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’ (12/16/2014)  Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified US government documents to the website WikiLeaks. From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea tells us why speaking out against injustice can be a...  

Families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre file lawsuit against the maker and sellers of gun (12/15/2014)  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the gun should not have been sold for civilian...  

WBAI News Update (12/12/2014)  Omnibus Bill--

Late last night the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down through September.  There was a House fight over a  provision included...  

Maybe This Will be the American Spring That Will Get Us Change (12/11/2014)  At City Hall, Brooklyn Council member Inez Barron is hopeful that protests throughout the city and throughout the country can effect change. She’s wearing a black t-shirt with the words "I Can’t Breathe" written 11 times in...  

The Senate Intelligence Committee CIA Torture Report (12/10/2014)  Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, released a long-awaited report on the CIA's use of torture during the Bush administration. 

The report finds that the use of the CIA's enhanced...  

Faith Leaders Stage Die-In For Eric Garner (12/09/2014)  

For faith leaders the abuse of might and force by the police is in deep conflict with traditions calling for peace and justice.  

On Monday afternoon, they staged a die-in for Eric Garner in the rotunda at City...  

Torture Report (12/09/2014)  Senate investigators delivered a damning indictment of CIA practices Tuesday, accusing the spy agency of inflicting suffering on prisoners beyond its legal limits and peddling unsubstantiated stories that the harsh interrogations saved American...  

Akai Gurley (12/05/2014)  As Akai Gurley’s family prepares for his funeral tomorrow, Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson said he will convene a grand jury to investigate circumstances of his death.

This comes at a time where the impartiality of prosecutors has come...  

Staten Island Grand Jury Decision (12/04/2014)  New York Congressional Delegation expresses disbelief in Staten Island Grand Jury’s failure to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

US Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice...  

WBAI Morning News (12/03/2014)  Staten Island grand jury expected to reach a decision in Eric Garner case

Crime figures are down in NYC 

Stops are down and so are marijuana arrests

NYC BodyCam Pilot Program begins

Monitoring period ends for healthcare...  

Students Walk-out of Class in Support of Ferguson Protesters As Barack Obama Changes How Police Police (12/02/2014)  High school, college and graduate students across the country walked out of their classes on Monday in support of the Ferguson protesters in an action called

Carriage Horse Driver Scoffs at Green Cars (12/02/2014)  Ian  McKeever, president of the Horse and Carriage Association who drives a carriage horse in New York City, scoffs at the idea of green cars replacing horses. He says, "The best thing you can do for a horse is to give...  

WBAI News (12/01/2014)  Obama meetings re law enforcement and racial unrest and military style equipment in police forces
Black Friday and other protests in NYC and around country
Darren Wilson resigns--NAACP march
Climate talks begin in peru
Uruguay

Optimism Ahead of Climate Talks (11/29/2014)  Energized by new targets set by China and the United States, the world's top climate polluters, U.N. global warming talks resume Monday with unusual optimism despite evidence that human-generated climate change is already happening and bound to...  

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns (11/29/2014)  The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown has resigned, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the confrontation between the white officer and unarmed black 18-year-old that ignited protests in the St. Louis suburb and...  

WBAI News (11/26/2014)  When St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCullough announced the grand jury decision-- that there would be no indictment for police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Mike Brown in Ferguson--protests erupted around the...  

No indictment in Ferguson (11/25/2014)  (Coughing) The sound of demonstrators trying to catch their breath after being sprayed with tear gas by police in Ferguson Missouri.

That’s where the St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCullough announced there would be no indictment for Darren...  

I Am What's Underneath Campaign (11/25/2014)  Back our Kickstarter project, I Am What's Underneath, a feature-length documentary that strips us down to open us up, empowering people worldwide to accept and express their true selves.
Please support our...  

Brown Family calls for Federal Prosecutor and Cameras for All Cops (11/25/2014)  

Reaction over the decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Mike Brown last night led to demonstrations around the country..

"The legacy of Michael Brown Jr should be that...  

WBAI News (11/24/2014)  --Akai Gurley -- Anger over another police shooting of an unarmed black man, and  protest in Brooklyn led by Charles Barron
--Mike Brown -- Ferguson protests awaiting grand jury decision and Brown's dad on the situatation

Key figures in the shooting case of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (11/24/2014)  — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis...  

Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting (11/24/2014)  A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.

In a brief email to reporters, spokesman...  

Anger over Police Shooting of Another Unarmed Black Man in Brooklyn (11/23/2014)  Akai Gurley was shot to death in an East New York public housing complex on Thursday by a Rookie NYPD cop. Constance Malcolm, Ramarley Graham's mom @RiseUp4Ramarley tweeted, "As I fight for...  

The Lost Kerouac Letter (11/23/2014)  It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. Upon reading them, Kerouac scrapped an early draft of...  

Council Member Williams Outraged by Shooting of Unarmed Black Man, Akai Gurley, in East New York (11/22/2014)  "First and foremost, my prayers for peace and comfort go out to Akai Gurley's family, friends and girlfriend who witnessed this debauchery unfold. I waited all day for the full story, hoping for an explanation that never came. Words cannot...  

Obama's New Immigration Policy (11/21/2014)  "My fellow Americans we will always be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too."  So said President Barack Obama last night delivering his immigration plan in a nationally televised address. The executive order protects...  

Online Movement Talks Candidly About Abortion (11/21/2014)  When the national abortion rights debate takes center stage, it often seems that the loudest opponents—how to put this mildly?—lack a uterus and don't have any realistic experience with the difficult choice one in three women makes...  

Staten Island Grand Jury hears testimony from Pantaleo, NYPD who put Eric Garner in Chokehold (11/21/2014)  A grand jury heard testimony Friday from a police officer involved in the chokehold death of an unarmed man, a development signaling that it could be close to deciding whether he should face criminal charges in the volatile case.

Officer Daniel...  

In Memory of Legendary Director Mike Nichols (11/20/2014)  The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director, producer, writer, and performer Mike Nichols, who passed away on Wednesday evening at age 83. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Friday,...  

WBAI News (11/20/2014)  Quinnipiac Poll: New Yorkers on Chirlaine McCray's role as First Lady, Bill Bratton and Eric Garner.  

Many are asking Immigration lawyers if they qualify for President Obama's plan in advance of the President's immigration...  

Morning News for November 19, 2014 (11/19/2014)  Drivers on NYS Thruway were stuck for hours last night from the snow. 

Man arrested for shoving straphanger onto Bronx subway tracks. 

New Yorkers approve of new more lenient marijuana law. 

Keystone Pipeline Bill fails...  

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency Because of Storm (11/19/2014)  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency for the following counties as a severe winter storm continues to bring snowfall across the state: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Franklin, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego,...  

New York City Voters Give Bill Bratton Low Approval - Want Smaller Role For First Lady (11/19/2014)  In a Quinnipiac Poll released today 86 percent of New York City voters say crime and police brutality are "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problems. The most important problem facing the City according to New Yorkers is...  

As Missouri awaits decision on police shooting, National Guard called in (11/18/2014)  Troops from the Missouri National Guard prepared to deploy on Tuesday around Ferguson on Tuesday as the city awaits a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in...  

Violence after attack on Jerusalem synagogue (11/18/2014)  Fighting has broken out between Israeli police and Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem following an attack on a synagogue in the west of the city in which four Israelis were killed by two Palestinian men.

The attackers, who...  

Toxic Veggies Found in Community Gardens (11/18/2014)  Herbs and vegetables grown in New York City community gardens are loaded with lead and other toxic metals, a startling state study shows.

Tainted vegetables — some sold in city markets — were found in five of seven plots tested,...  

Morning News, November 18, 2014 (11/18/2014)  Man thrown off subway platform
French tourist on Brooklyn Bridge
NY trustee/Bernie Madoff 
Met and Paul Cezanne portraits of his wife
Global study on terrorist attacks.. 
Rachel Noerdlinger and Mayor Bill de...  

Senate Democrats reject bill to build Keystone oil pipeline (11/18/2014)  The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.

The bill needed 60 votes to reach the White House. The House passed it...  

New York Bar Association Will Honor Clearwater for Environmental Work (11/17/2014)  NEW YORK, NY– Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will be honored for its work in preserving the Hudson River at the New York State Bar Association’s annual meeting January 29 in Manhattan.

The Environmental Law Section award, given out...  

NYPD Complaint App (11/13/2014)  New York City's police watchdog agency has a new web application to make it easier to track the status of complaints.

The feature is being launched Thursday afternoon on the Civilian Complaint Review Board's website.

It enables...  

Supreme Court-Voting Rights (11/12/2014)   In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.

Black Democrats say the GOP did...  

Morning News November 11, 2014 (11/11/2014)  NYC Doctor who had Ebola is being released.

Changes in Marijuana enforcement policy.

Nigeria: Boko Haram and more violence.

Political battle over Net...  

Dr. Spencer Leaves Bellevue Ebola Free (11/11/2014)  Dr. Craig Spencer was pronounced Ebola Free at Bellevue Hospital on Tuesday.

Spencer tested positive for the Ebola virus Oct. 23rd, days after returning from treating patients in West Africa with

Morning News, November 10, 2014 (11/10/2014)  Self contained. Runs 5.53
-43 Mexican missing students/teachers in training are feared dead
-Berlin WallI 
-Islamic State militant wounded 
-Union banned in Palestine by Abbas
-Election aftermath: Cuomo wins...  

NYCLU 2013 Study Points to Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests (11/10/2014)  June 6, 2013 —  There are stark racial disparities in low-level marijuana arrests in counties across New York State, according to a New York Civil Liberties Union analysis released today of federal crime reporting data from...  

Changes in Marijuana Arrests (11/10/2014)  Mayor de Blasio Holds Press Conference with Commissioner Bratton to Announce Changes in Marijuana enforcement policy. Effective November 19th,  NYPD Officers may issue a summons rather than arrest for up to 25 grams of marijuana in open...  

Obama Nominates Lynch to Replace Holder as AG (11/08/2014)  President Barack Obama on Saturday formally announced his intent to nominate U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.

The president made no specific...  

Dallas reaches end of Ebola monitoring period (11/07/2014)  — Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus were to be cleared at midnight.

Thirty-eight days after Thomas Eric Duncan was...  

2 NYC police officers facing brutality charges (11/05/2014)  Two police officers pleaded not guilty to assault charges on Wednesday in the violent beat-down of a teenage marijuana suspect who prosecutors say never put up a fight.

David Afanador and Tyraine Isaac sat expressionless as defense attorney...  

Obama Should Not Accept ‘Lame Duck’ Status (11/05/2014)  The Republicans have claimed the US Senate, extended their majority in the US House and secured more than their share of victories in state and local races. Now every effort will be made by the many critics of Barack Obama to employ the...  

Protesters Unfurl Three-Story Banner in Guggenheim Museum (11/05/2014)  A thirty-nine-foot banner was unfurled in the rotunda of a sparsely-attended Guggenheim Museum this evening, the latest action carried out by the Gulf Ultra Luxury Front (G.U.L.F.) activist group. Decrying labor abuse at the museum’s...  

All Candidates Agree. What's Most Important Today is to Vote. (11/04/2014)  WBAI Local News Rundown: ​ -Former Assembly Member, Queens Council Member Mark Weprin is optimistic about the Progressive Movement as we go into the Election...  

Some of the News for Monday November 3, 2014 (11/03/2014)  --Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bratton dis the press and try to smooth flap over NYPD Chief Banks resignation 
--Union Square protest over Mexican students disappeared
--Memorial for former WBAI Broadcaster Margot...  

The Passing of Jonathan P. Hicks (11/03/2014)  Jonathan HIcks died Monday afternoon at his home in Brooklyn. He was 58 years old. His wife, Christy DeBoe Hicks, said the cause was pancreatic cancer.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz: 
“Jonathan Hicks was a good friend, and...  

Competitive House races in New York Down to Wire (11/02/2014)  A series of spirited U.S. House races in New York enter their final days with Republicans and Democrats both looking to gain ground.

A top GOP target among the state's 27 seats is the northern New York district held by retiring Democratic Rep....  

Stop-and-Frisk Appeal Withdrawn; Court Rejects Union Intervention (10/31/2014)  Reform Process Finally to Begin

Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals granted the City of New York’s request to withdraw its appeal of Floyd v. City of New York, the landmark stop-and-frisk class action lawsuit filed by the...  

Ebola Scare (10/31/2014)  The Ebola panic is adversely affecting the city's students. 

In Harlem a mom reported her daughter was a victim of students who screamed Ebola when she coughed and teased her. Another child at Dream Charter School in Harlem was also a...  

Disgraced on Broadway (10/31/2014)  At the Lyceum Theater on Broadway a play about identity and religion in today's world just opened. It's called Disgraced. It revolves around a man who left his Muslim background behind -- Amir Kapoor. 

Amir is living the good life, or...  

Chief Banks (10/31/2014)  NYPD Chief Philip Banks announced his resignation from the department after 28 years of service. Public Advocate Letitia James released the following statement:

“I am incredibly disappointed by today’s news that Chief Philip Banks III...  

Some of the News for Thursday October 30, 2014 (10/30/2014)  On the two year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, progress and rebuilding is uneven:  

-In Belmar, New Jersey where many residents are still unable to return to their homes  two years after Sandy, a guy held up a sign in front of a...  

Petition Calls for Victoria's Secret to Pull 'Perfect Body' Ads (10/29/2014)  Victoria’s Secret is sending mixed messages. The lingerie company is being criticized for its new advertising campaign for its new line of push up bras. The images causing controversy feature Angels Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, and Jasmine...  

Some of the News for Tuesday October 28, 2014 (10/28/2014)  Stories in brief: 
-Appeals courts are hearing lawsuits against the the NSA's collection of Americans' telephone records
-The federal government sued New York City, It says the city ripped off Medicaid.
-Toronto's...  

Cuban Rafters (10/28/2014)  For eight days, they had no food or water.

Joel Moreno and the 12 other men with whom he'd fled Cuba were so close to the U.S. at one point they could see the lights off the coast of Florida. Then a strong wave overturned their raft, throwing...  

RIVER OF LAVA CRACKLES, CREEPS TOWARD HAWAII TOWN (10/28/2014)  After weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement, a river of asphalt-black lava crept within yards of a home in a Big Island community on Tuesday. The lava crackled and smoked as it advanced toward the two-story structure in Pahoa Village, smothering an...  

Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director, MSF-USA (10/28/2014)  Dear Friends,

Thank you for your support of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), especially during this unprecedented and trying time.  We are hearing many kind words of encouragement from our supporters, as...  

Woman Harassed 108 Times in 10 Hours on NYC Streets (10/28/2014)  A hidden camera video reveals that a New York City woman was “harassed on the street” 108 times in 10 hours by obnoxious, cat-calling men, the non-profit Hollaback!claims.

Sporting jeans and a crew-neck T-shirt, 24-year-old...  

New York Officials Updated Ebola Protocol (10/27/2014)  On Sunday Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said New Yorkers have a responsibilty to make the demystification of Ebola part of our everyday conversation. 

New York City's Mayor Bil de Blasio made a point of...  

Grim Numbers from the 2014 Global Wealth Report (10/27/2014)  Global inequality, like global warming, is a disease that may be too far along to ever be cured.

We seem helpless, both in the U.S. and around the world, to stop the incessant flow of wealth to an elitist group of people who are simply...  

MSF On Nurse Held in Isolation in New Jersey (10/25/2014)  Kaci Hickox, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse who returned to the United States from Sierra Leone on October 24, 2014, is being held in a medical isolation facility at Newark University Hospital in Newark,...  

NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola (10/24/2014)  Dr. Craig Spencer who worked with Doctors Without Borders returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa. He tested positive for the virus Thursday night.

Spencer was transfered to Bellevue Hospital Thursday evening....  

Some of the News for Friday October 24, 2014 (10/24/2014)  

-NYC Doctor back from Guinea tests positive for Ebola. New York City Mayor and Health Commissioner say there's no need for panic. It's under control. 

-Historic settlement overhauls...  

Some of the News for Thursday October 23, 2014 (10/23/2014)  -Andrew Cuomo and Rob Astorino battle each other while Green Candidate Howie Hawkins offers solutions at the New York State Gubernatorial debate last night in Buffalo.

-President Obama applauded Washington Post Editor Ben...  

Statement on Patient at Bellevue Hospital (10/23/2014)  

3:05pm

Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms.   

The patient is a health care worker who returned to the U.S. within the past 21 days from...  

Suspected Case of Ebola Reported in West Harlem--Patient is in Isolation at Bellvue (10/23/2014)  A male healthcare worker who lives on 147th Street in Manhattan has returned from West Africa, within the 21 day window, and is displaying symptoms consistent with what could be a variety of conditions including Ebola. Test results are currently...  

Rally Against Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality Today (10/22/2014)  

Rally and March Locations in New York and New Jersey

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October 22 1 PM, Union Square,19th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of a...  

Some of the News for Tuesday October 21, 2014 (10/21/2014)  Headlines: 

-While mainstream media doggedly reported on rallies against the Metropolitan Opera's production of The Death of Klinghoffer last night on...  

Settlement Begins Historic Reformation of Public Defense in New York State (10/21/2014)  The New York Civil Liberties Union and the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP today announced a historic settlement that overhauls public defense in five counties and lays the foundation for statewide reform of New York’s broken public...  

Ben Bradlee, Legendary Washington Post Editor, Dies at 93 (10/21/2014)  Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93.

From...  

Some of the News for Monday October 20, 2014 (10/20/2014)  Headlines:

-3 year old Brooklyn girl beaten to death at Brooklyn Homeless Shelter. Mom's boyfriend arrested amidst calls for investigation into family circumstances.
-Oil spill which didn't happen and one that did. 

NBC's Snyderman faces credibility issues (10/20/2014)  The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.

An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise...  

Accusations of racial double standard hit #Pumpkinfest media coverage (10/20/2014)  Surrounded by a frenzy of cameras, Detroit resident Rochelle McCaskill explained her predicament to a team of United Nations officials on Sunday: The numbers simply didn’t add up.

Out of her $672 monthly disability check, McCaskill...  

Nurses' Union Welcomes Ebola Czar – But Say Position Needs Authority (10/18/2014)  National Nurses United today welcomed the appointment of a White House Ebola czar, but said the move still falls short of what is needed if the Obama administration does not exercise its authority to require all hospitals to comply with the highest...  

Some of the News for Friday October 17, 2014 (10/17/2014)  -Study on Street Stops and Anxiety 
-Governor Cuomo signs bill to protect victims of human trafficking 
-Human Rights Watch on Border Practices which put migrants at risk 
-NYS and Ebola...  

Black Open Carry Protesters Are Marching Against Police Brutality, and the Media Is Silent (10/17/2014)  They call themselves the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, named after the co-founder of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense. Like the defunct organization which called for reform of community policing, demanding that police come from the neighborhoods...  

Ebola (10/16/2014)  Concern from healthcare workers across the U.S. has increased with the spread of Ebola to a second Dallas Nurse.  

Nurse Amber Vinson took care of Thomas Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola at a Texas hospital on...  

Some of the News for Tuesday October 14, 2014 (10/14/2014)  -Friend of WBAI, the notable Cornel West was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday. He was there participating in a day of demonstrations over the August killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer.

The...  

Turkish Airstrike Hits Kurds, Complicating Fight Against Islamic State (10/14/2014)  Turkish fighter jets struck Kurdish insurgent positions in southeastern Turkey on Monday, shaking the country’s fragile peace process with the Kurds and demonstrating the complexities surrounding the American-led coalition fighting the Islamic...  

James Risen Prepared to "Pay Any Price" to Report on War on Terror Amid Crackdown on Whistleblowers (10/14/2014)  We spend the hour with veteran New York Times investigative reporter James Risen, the journalist at the center of one of the most significant press freedom cases in decades. In 2006, Risen won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting about warrantless...  

Some of the News for Monday October 13, 2014 (10/13/2014)  -Nurse tested positive for Ebola in Texas -New Entry Screening at International Airports wouldn't have stopped Ebola victim Thomas Duncan from Liberia, because he had no symptoms whie...  

The Real Christopher Columbus (10/13/2014)  There was no heroic adventure, only bloodshed. Columbus Day should not be a celebration.

Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at...  

SENATE CONTEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA IF FREE-FOR-ALL (10/13/2014)  One candidate will recite cowboy poetry on Wednesday at a Sioux Falls restaurant. A second thundered against his party as know-nothings who didn’t understand his state. A third until recently had been spurned by his would-be allies and donors,...  

Citizenfour: Ed Snowden Documentary (10/11/2014)  "Laura, at this stage I can offer you nothing but my word," texts Ed Snowden to filmmaker Laura Poitras before they met in Hong Kong. She produced a new documentary about Snowden's leak of secret NSA documents told from her...  

The World Can't Wait (10/11/2014)  The Global Frackdown is a day of international actions against fracking, a day to come together — to unify as New Yorkers and as members of our global community — to demand an end to the dirty and dangerous...  

Beyond marriage, other gay-rights challenges remain (10/11/2014)  Even as they celebrate epic victories in the push for marriage equality, gay-rights activists acknowledge that other difficult issues remain on their agenda. There's the persistent high rate of HIV infections, the struggles to expand transgender...  

Dallas Patient Dies of Ebola (10/08/2014)  The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital, according to a hospital spokesman.

Thomas Eric Duncan was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where he was...  

Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly Donates Blood to Ashoka Mukpo (10/08/2014)  The first American flown back to the U.S. after contracting Ebola has donated blood to an NBC News freelance cameraman who was also diagnosed with the virus. Photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo’s family told NBC News early Wednesday...  

Eric Garner's Family Plans To Sue City For $75 Million (10/07/2014)  The family of a man who died after being placed in a police chokehold has filed a notice of claim to sue New York City, its police department and six officers for $75 million.

Eric Garner's family filed the notice on Monday. The...  

Teaching to Transgress: bell hooks Returns to The New School (10/07/2014)  For the first time in her life, bell hooks was having doubts about feminism—not about her commitment to it, but about the shape it has taken in our patriarchal system.

“Patriarchy has no gender, and I think we have to remember...  

New Poll: 8 in 10 New Yorkers Support State’s Fracking Moratorium (10/07/2014)  A new statewide poll of New Yorkers found that there is widespread concern over the safety of fracking. At the same time, the overwhelming majority support more renewable energy development.

The results come while there is already a de facto...  

Brooklyn Cop Pistol Whips Teen As He Tries To Surrender (10/07/2014)  NYPD Internal Affairs and Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson are both investigating officers involved in a violent arrest in Bed-Stuy that was caught on camera at the end of August. Graphic security camera video, below, appears to show...  

Neither job nor gender identity killed Mayang Prasetyo. She died because of a man who felt entitled to murder her (10/06/2014)  A man murdered his partner and then committed suicide. These are the simplest facts we can offer about a tragedy that is both all too frequent and easily forgotten.

But the recent murder suicide in Brisbane is more notable than others for the...  

35 New York City Parks to Get Makeovers (10/06/2014)  At Bowne Playground in Queens, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce on Tuesday an ambitious initiative that would channel some $130 million into tattered parks and playgrounds in low-income neighborhoods across New York City, according to...  

Where Does the Islamic State Get Its Weapons? (10/06/2014)  An independent arms monitoring group has collected evidence that fighters in the Islamic State (IS) group, labeled a "network of death" by President Obama, are using weapons and ammunition manufactured in at least 21 different countries,...  

Sweden to recognise Palestinian state (10/03/2014)  Sweden is to "recognise the state of Palestine", Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has said, the first long-term EU member country to do so.

"The conflict between Israel and Palestine can only be solved with a two-state...  

NYC Tenant Advocates and Elected Officials Call for Rent Freeze and Home Rule (10/01/2014)  "Albany, Give rent regulations back to NYC."

That's the message from Elected Officials and Tenant Advocates at an affordable housing rally at City Hall on Tuesday. They want the 1971 Urstadt Law, which gave control of the...  

NYPD: Black Teens Must Stay Out Of Predominantly White Neighborhood Unless Doing Something Productive (10/01/2014)  The New York Police Department reportedly told a group of black teenagers that they were not welcome to walk through a predominately white neighborhood unless they could prove that they were being productive members of society.

According to one...  

Living Wage Increases for Thousands in NYC (09/30/2014)  "The rules change today, because people are struggling. They need help now."

Mayor de Blasio with other elected leaders, advocates and union officials signed an Executive Order to expand and increase the Living Wage on...  

White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it (09/30/2014)  Here's a pretty astonishing chart on the skyrocketing number of arrests of black Americans for nonviolent drug crimes. Brookings' Jonathan Rothwell lays it out:

Arrest data show a striking trend: arrests of blacks have fallen for...  

New York City Council says Police Unions, Please Come to the Table... (09/24/2014)  In Floyd vs. City of New York, Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin found that stop-and-frisk violated the constitutional rights of people of color. She ordered a remedy process where all stakeholders work...  

EXPOSING HIDDEN BIAS AT GOOGLE (09/24/2014)  Google, like many tech companies, is a man’s world.

Started by a pair of men, its executive team is overwhelmingly male, and its work force is dominated by men. Over all, seven out of 10 people who work at Google are male.

Men make...  

UN Climate Summit 2014 (09/23/2014)  The climate events of the last few years, including Hurricane Sandy here in New York, show that climate change is not a far off problem. And the Peoples Climate March with over 300,000 in attendance proves that climate change is a very...  

Peoples Climate March (09/22/2014)  Activists took to the streets in Manhattan on Sunday for the Peoples Climate March. Organizers estimate that 300,000 people were on the march. They were among demonstrators around the world who are urging policymakers to take quick...  

Flood Wall Street (09/22/2014)  Activists blocked Wall Street on Monday. The sit-in, one day after the Peoples Climate March in New York City, aimed to disrupt business in the financial district. The target was corporate polluters and those profiting from the fossil fuel...  

Mother of Ramarley Graham (09/19/2014)  "We are encouraged that the Department of Justice has opened a full investigation into the killing of our son Ramarley. We believe clear and sufficient evidence of civil rights violations exists for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to bring charges...  

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council Combat Climate Change (09/19/2014)  The New York City Council unveiled landmark legislation along with a far-sighted policy platform to strengthen New York City’s commitment to a greener, more sustainable and more environmentally-friendly future. 

In advance of the UN...  

NYCLU Report Exposes NY’s Failure to Provide Public Defense to Poor in Violation of Constitution (09/17/2014)  The New York Civil Liberties Union today released a report revealing grim new data regarding New York State’s abject failure to provide public defense services to poor people accused of crimes, a violation of the U.S. Constitution, state...  

U.S. GENERAL BACKS LIMITED GROUND OPERATIONS AGAINST ISIS IF NEEDED (09/16/2014)  Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress on Tuesday that he would recommend deploying United States combat forces against Islamic extremists in specific operations if the current strategy of airstrikes was not...  

Senator to propose authorization to hit militants (09/16/2014)  Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has drawn up legislation to authorize U.S. military force against Islamic extremists that would strictly limit the engagement of American ground forces.

The Virginia senator, who is a member of both the Armed Services...  

Why We’ll Be Marching in the Largest Climate Change Demonstration in History (09/15/2014)  On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in...  

A Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou (09/12/2014)  Dr. Angelou, who died on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86, was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The New York Public Library writes, "Her words and actions continue to stir our souls, energize our bodies, liberate our minds, and heal...  

Inmate’s Death in Overheated Rikers Cell Is Ruled Accidental (09/12/2014)  The death of a mentally ill veteran in an overheated cell at Rikers Island this year was accidental, the New York City medical examiner’s office ruled on Friday in a case that drew scrutiny to abusive conditions at the jail...  

September 11th, 13 years later, .. (09/11/2014)  Click the arrow above to hear our report.

Thank...  

How the new CCRB says it will police the police (09/10/2014)  Richard Emery is the new head of the CCRB, the Civilian Complaint Review Board. He is an extremely experienced litigator, who used to be a staff attorney with the NYCLU, the New York Civil Liberties Union. His private law practice focussed on...  

WBAI News Roundup (09/10/2014)  Click the arrow above to hear our report.

Thank...  

ACTIVISTS PLAN NYC CLIMATE MARCH BEFORE UN SUMMIT (09/10/2014)  Labor unions and environmental groups said Wednesday they expect a huge turnout for a New York City march to draw attention to climate change taking place two days before a United Nations summit on the issue.

Organizers of the New York event,...  

Police Use of Military Equipment (09/09/2014)  Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill led a Senate hearing on the militarization of local police forces on Tuesday.

She's from the state which saw protests in Ferguson, over the death of unarmed black 18 year old Mike Brown by white police. And...  

Cuomo defeats Teachout (09/09/2014)   Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged from the state's Democratic primary victorious but bruised on Tuesday, defeating a little-known law professor whose bare-bones campaign galvanized liberal dissatisfaction with Cuomo's pragmatic,...  

Leroy Comrie defeats Malcolm Smith (09/09/2014)   A well-funded, party-backed challenger knocked off indicted State Sen. Malcolm Smith in a Democratic primary Tuesday, ending a 14-year tenure that waned with allegations he paid bribes for a way into last year's mayoral...  

Finally the NYPD Tests Body Cams (09/05/2014)  In response to protests in a St. Louis suburb, police officers in Ferguson started wearing body cameras weeks after Missouri police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18 year old Michael Brown. And now 60 New York police will begin wearing the...  

Fed Judge Approves $41 million for Central Park Five, But City Does Not Admit Culpability (09/05/2014)  The Central Park Five, the black and latino youth who were railroaded, wrongly accused, coerced and imprisoned in the case of the Central Park Jogger back in 1989, waited for twenty-five years for justice.  Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray,...  

Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies (09/04/2014)  Police handcuffed dozens of protesters in cities around the country on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay their employees at least...  

Hochul gets de Blasio endorsement, defends record (09/03/2014)  Kathy Hochul's bid to become New York's next lieutenant governor has been endorsed by New York City's mayor as she pushes back against a Democratic Primary challenger who has questioned her liberal credentials.

Mayor Bill de Blasio...  

Gays scoff at NY St. Patrick's Day Parade decision (09/03/2014)  A decision by organizers of the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade to allow one gay organization to march is a disappointment after decades of fighting by gay groups for full participation, several advocates said Wednesday.

Some were dismayed...  

LOCAL RELIGIOUS LEADER WILL SUPPORT WORKERS AT FAST FOOD EATERIES ACROSS THE CITY AS THEY PARTICIPATE IN A NATIONWIDE STRIKE (09/03/2014)  At 27, Mike Gonzalez should be in the prime of his life.

Instead, he’s working at McDonald’s for $8 an hour, constantly worried about his next meal, if he can afford a MetroCard and if he’s going to end up...  

NYS ISSUES AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR NYC (09/02/2014)  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for New York City from 2:00 PM today until 10:00 PM this evening. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory problems, such as asthma,...  

NYC shuts 9 pre-K centers just before school start (09/02/2014)  Two days before the start of school, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said it is shuttering nine pre-kindergarten centers and delaying the start dates at 36 others.

Administration officials said Tuesday that safety and integrity...  

Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most (09/02/2014)  Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially...  

5 things to know about New York's election season (09/01/2014)  Here are some key things to watch as New York's election season unfolds:

GOV. ANDREW CUOMO FACES A PRIMARY CHALLENGE

Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout faces the governor in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary with little name...  

Minimum Wage Litmus Test for NYS Primary (08/30/2014)  
Will Candidates stand with the working class? Will they pledge to raise the minimum wage? This is at issue as the New York State Primary approaches. 

Raise Up NY, a coalition of community groups, labor, elected officials and...  

NY police probed for 2nd restraint-related death (08/29/2014)  he New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled community outcry and led...  

Critics say NY oil trains are polluting air (08/29/2014)  A coalition of environmental groups says oil trains are making people in Albany sick, and they're asking state regulators to investigate.

The group includes the Sierra Club, Environmental Advocates of New York and Earthjustice. They...  

WBAI Local News (08/27/2014)  

Sidewalk sheds and scaffolds are coming down at NYCHA housing. 

Commissioner Bratton dismisses 25% of Civilian Complaint Review Board complaints without NYPD disciplinary action. Mayor de Blasio has his...  

Timothy Wu for Lieutenant Governor (08/27/2014)  The office of lieutenant governor in New York is a feeble one. The current occupant — Robert Duffy, a former mayor of Rochester — was handpicked by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2010 and spent the last four years promoting the governor’s...  

40 PERCENT OF RESTAURANT WORKERS LINE IN NEAR-POVERTY (08/27/2014)  It isn't just fast-food empires that rely on a low-paid, disempowered, and quite-often impoverished workforce. As a stomach-turning new report (PDF viewable here) from the Economic...  

Show Up at the Voting Booth said the Family of Mike Brown at His Funeral in St. Louis (08/26/2014)  The funeral for Michael Brown was held at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis on Monday.  It’s where Brown's relatives said goodbye to the 18-year-old shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren...  

NY sergeant union: No to Democratic convention bid (08/26/2014)  One of New York City's police unions announced its opposition to the city's bid for Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, saying that crime is on the rise and criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's public safety...  

The Normal Heart Wins Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie (08/26/2014)  At the Emmy Awards last night, HIV/AIDS Activist Larry Kramer, appeared onstage.

The Normal Heart, his film based on his mostly autobiographical play, took the Emmy for best television movie. It depicts Kramer's frustrating struggle in...  

Thousands Chant "I Can't Breathe!" at Eric Garner Rally in Staten Island (08/23/2014)  

Thousands marched and rallied peacefully in Staten Island on Saturday protesting the death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island Man who died in an NYPD chokehold on July 17th.

“I Can’t Breathe!” Garner’s last words...  

New York City Council Votes for Transparency (08/22/2014)  At City Hall Thursday, the New York City Council voted on a slate of bills to provide transparency in campaign finance and at Rikers Island. 

They also voted to provide a $42million grant to school bus companies for experienced...  

Rikers Investigations Chief Resigns (08/22/2014)  The head of internal investigations at New York City's embattled Rikers Island jail complex has resigned amid intense scrutiny over civil rights violations and inmate deaths.

The city says Deputy Commissioner Florence Finkle submitted her...  

Flags to half-staff for late civil rights leader Julian Bond (08/22/2014)   Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered flags to fly half-staff to honor late civil rights leader Julian Bond on same day his family scatters his ashes.

Deal issued the order for Saturday at the state Capitol to...  

Yes, Justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner, but what about Ramarley Graham (08/20/2014)  "What else do we need to get them to arrest the killer of my child." 

That’s Mike Brown’s dad in Ferguson speaking about his 18 year old son killed by police, but it could have been Ramarley Graham’s...  

Rikers is ready to explode (08/19/2014)  “What I saw there was inhumane!"

That’s New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez speaking about injustices he witnessed at Rikers.

At a news conference on the steps of City hall Monday afternoon, New York...  

Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after Mike Brown shooting (08/19/2014)  Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked...  

NYC's Carl Dix Arrested in Ferguson (08/19/2014)  Carl Dix, a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party and co-founder with Dr. Cornel West of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, was arrested in...  

The National Guard Will Descend on Ferguson After Another Night of Clashes (08/18/2014)  Tension in Ferguson, Missouri escalated yet again Sunday as clashes erupted well before the midnight curfew imposed by authorities attempting to quell the protests that have now dominated the St. Louis suburb for over a week.

Early on...  

Missouri Governor Orders National Guard to Ferguson (08/18/2014)  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed an executive order that will send the National Guard to Ferguson. The move comes following what he called "coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson" in a

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew (08/17/2014)  The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black,...  

Some good news for NYC public schools as de Blasio administration revamps system (08/16/2014)  There has been much controversy across New York State over standardized tests. Teachers felt compelled to teach to the tests and students were forced to endure hours upon hours of test prep. 

The controversy grew so heated last year that...  

Missouri Highway Patrol Took Control Of Ferguson (08/15/2014)  The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black...  

Police Attack Protesters in Ferguson (08/14/2014)  I am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, Mo. says a reporter with KARG Argus Radio.

We are all Mike Brown is the sentiment of the crowd.

Brown is the 18 year old black youth murdered by a white Ferguson police officer on...  

Lawmakers Want Federal Probe Into Eric Garner's Death and into Broken Windows Policing (08/14/2014)  At One Police Plaza in lower Manhattan, a New York Congressional Delegation called for a federal investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died in a police choke hold. 

The New York Delegation, Reps. Hakeem...  

Cold War Spy Case (08/13/2014)  A 98-year-old New Jersey woman convicted of conspiracy in the run-up to the atomic spy trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg asked a court Tuesday to clear her name, saying documents released in the last decade show the government withheld evidence...  

WBAI Local News Headlines (08/13/2014)  New York City expands its Gun Violence Crisis Management System from 5 to 14 precincts where there is the greatest gun violence. They account for 51% of shootings across the city.  

Council Member Jumaane Williams is co-chair of the...  

NYC Subway Performers Rally Against Broken Windows Policing (08/12/2014)  Acrobats, dancers and musicians who perform in New York City's subway system are decrying what they say is heavy-handed policing.

Several performers championed their cause outside City Hall Tuesday. Police had no immediate response.

More...  

Film Legend Lauren Bacall Has Died (08/12/2014)  "You know how to whistle don't you Steve. You put your lips together and blow."

So went a famous line from one of the Bogart-Bacall Films, To Have and Have Not (1944). This was Bacall's first Hollywood film and the...  

Rise up for Ramarley (08/11/2014)  Constance Malcolm, mother of Ramarley Graham, speaks from her son's grave site about how he was killed in his home by NYPD Officer Richard Haste in 2012. She asks viewers to sign a petition demanding a Department of Justice investigation into...  

IRAQ CRISIS: NEW PRIME MINISTER NOMINATED AS MALIKI REFUSES TO LEAVE (08/11/2014)  Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker as the new prime minister, raising fears of more government infighting as Maliki refuses to leave office and...  

OIL AND EBRIL (08/11/2014)  To the defense of Erbil: this was the main cause that drew President Obama back to combat in Iraq last week, two and a half years after he fulfilled a campaign pledge and pulled the last troops out.

After Mazar-i-Sharif, Nasiriyah, Kandahar,...  

Keystone Pipeline: More Carbon Pollution Than Estimated (08/10/2014)  The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.

The U.S. estimates didn't take into account that the added oil from the...  

Mother of Dead Missouri Teen Wants Officer Jailed (08/10/2014)  

The mother of an 18-year-old black man shot and killed in a St. Louis suburb says she doesn't understand why police didn't subdue her son with a club or Taser, and she says the policeman who shot him should be jailed.

Lesley...  

Violence breaks out near site of vigil for teen killed by police (08/10/2014)  • Authorities said Sunday that a police officer shot an unarmed black teenager after the teen attacked the Ferguson officer. But pressure for a deeper explanation grew locally and nationally through the day.

Hundreds of people gathered at the...  

Black Teen Killed by Cop in Missouri was Unarmed (08/10/2014)  An 18-year-old black man shot and killed by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed, police said Sunday during a news conference that occurred while hundreds of angry protesters gathered outside to demand answers.

Police have not disclosed...  

Prevailing Wage (08/08/2014)  City officials have ended a legal challenge to a "prevailing wage" law for some building-services workers, paving the way for its implementation.

A Manhattan judge signed off Friday on a move by both sides to end the mayor vs. City...  

West Nile Virus Precautions Urged (08/08/2014)  The Westchester County health department says a mosquito batch has tested positive for West Nile Virus for the first time this year.

It was collected in New Rochelle.

Last year, seven positive mosquito batches were found in Westchester...  

Why Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Mistake (08/08/2014)  On Friday, the U.S. military launched airstrikes against Islamic State (Isis) targets in Iraq. They used drones and fighter jets. This is three years after U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq.

Thursday night President Obama gave a

A Massacre Is Going On (08/05/2014)  Even though a massacre is going on, US lawmakers award Israel millions more

for weaponry Even though a massacre in Gaza is underway, US president Obama

remains mute and firmly loyal to his Israeli lord Even though a massacre...  

Human Rights Groups Sue Over Home Immigration Raids (08/05/2014)  Lawsuit Seeks Records Regarding Constitutional Violations

Today, rights groups filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),...  

The WBAI Community Mourns the Loss of Steve Post (08/04/2014)  Steve Post, the progressive New York City freeform radio legend has died. He was 70 years old. He got his start at WBAI in the 60's and forever loved the listener-sponsored non-commercial radio station he affectionately called...  

Steve Post, 1944-2014 (08/04/2014)  Post’s Principle: When you think you’ve hit bottom, you’ve only scratched the surface.  –Steve Post

Steve Post, legendary New York radio personality for more than 50 years has died.  He...  

Broken Windows (08/02/2014)  While Mayor Bill de Blasio was on vacation with his family in Italy, outrage grew over the death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died in police custody after he was put in an apparent chokehold. The videotaped...  

Gaza Protest (08/01/2014)   Hundreds of supporters of Palestine marched down a Manhattan avenue before demonstrating in front of an office building that houses the headquarters of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

The protest Friday came hours after...  

Journalists are Dodging Rockets and online Attacks as Gaza Crumbles (07/30/2014)  The role of the press in the turbulent conflict playing out in the Gaza Strip is becoming more and more a part of the story, with journalists forced to defend themselves in an online flame war over media coverage of this latest Middle Eastern...  

Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90 (07/30/2014)  Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential directors that included D.A. Pennebaker and...  

Peace Corps Evacuates Over Ebola (07/30/2014)  The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers were under...  

UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire (07/28/2014)  The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight Monday morning.

The council met as Muslims started...  

WBAI Mourns the Loss of Margot Adler (07/28/2014)  Margot Adler, longtime WBAI Radio Host and NPR Correspondent passed away this morning. She died peacefully in her home on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, having valiantly fought a recurrence of cancer.  

Her friends and admirers are...  

Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem (07/23/2014)  The situation in the occupied Gaza Strip is critical for the civilians living there and requires urgent attention.

Since Israel announced its military operation “Protective Edge” on 7 July, Gaza has been subjected...  

Funeral for Eric Garner (07/23/2014)  An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and...  

Other Reasons for Israel’s Assault on Palestine? (07/22/2014)  I really can’t comprehend what the long term intent of Israel’s current military action is. But I’ve had a most discomforting thought, namely that Israel’s short term aim is based on earlier developments-- the...  

Vigil for Eric Garner (07/22/2014)  Demonstrators marched through the streets on Tuesday to demand swift justice for a man who died in police custody.

"It ends today," the crowd of Eric Garner's relatives, friends and local elected officials chanted as they walked from...  

NYPD and Ems workers Failed to help Eric Garner after choked him (07/21/2014)  By now, you’ve probably heard something about the death of Eric Garner on Thursday in Staten Island, New York City. You may have even seen it on video, which horribly (and luckily)...  

Anguish Over Death of Staten Island Man in NYPD Chokehold Case (07/21/2014)  Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling loose, untaxed...  

SIGN THE PETITION TO REPUBLICANS FILIBUSTERING BIRTH CONTROL (07/17/2014)  When the Supreme Court made the terrible decision to allow corporations like Hobby Lobby to discriminate against women, members of Congress were ready to fight back to defend women’s access to birth control.

Senators Murray, Udall and...  

Good News! No LIRR Strike (07/17/2014)  The Long Island Railroad strike has been averted. That's music to the ears of more than 300,000 riders on the nation's largest railroad. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo met with the MTA and union officials into the night and through this...  

NYC Man Dies During NYPD Arrest (07/17/2014)  Police say a man had a heart attack and died as officers attempted to arrest him for illegally selling cigarettes on Staten Island.

They say 43-year-old Eric Garner was pronounced dead at a hospital after officers tried to apprehend him...  

CAPITALISM'S DEEPER PROBLEM (07/16/2014)  Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “The Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything...  

While Elected Officials Demonstrate Support for Israel, Protesters Demand Justice for Palestine (07/14/2014)  Shame on you City Council – that was the chant from outside the gates of City Hall.  On the steps, elected officials declared that New York stands with Israel during the conflict in Gaza. 

City Councilmember Margaret...  

Lorin Maazel dies at Va. home at 84 (07/13/2014)  Lorin Maazel, a world-renowned conductor whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday at his home in Virginia. He was 84.

Maazel died at Castleton Farms from complications following...  

Grow NYC Milestone (07/10/2014)  At the Columbia University Greenmarket a woman reaches into her fabric bag. She takes out a reusable container and empties out the contents. It mixes with egg shells, greens, a paper bag, some brown stuff, an old eggplant.

I’m watching this...  

NYPD GENERATES MORE THAN A THIRD OF CLAIMS AGAINST CITY: REPORT (07/09/2014)  Police misconduct, injury and civil rights allegations against the NYPD made up more than one-third of all claims against the city over the past year, according to data from the city comptroller's office.

The report from Comptroller Scott...  

Overcrowding in NYC Public Schools (07/09/2014)  New York City’s Comptroller, Scott Stringer released a report which shows the extent to which public schools in New York City are overcrowded. In 2012 one-third of city schools were overcrowded and according to parents it hasn’t gotten...  

Muslim-American Leaders Targeted by NSA (07/09/2014)  "I was not aware that I was under surveillance until recently and i'm outraged."

Nihad Awad is one of five leading Muslim-Americans targeted by the NSA, the National Security Agency.  He’s co-founder and Executive Director...  

NYCHA Upgrades! (07/08/2014)  

Mayor Bill de Blasio said despite federal neglect, the city needs to shore up and strengthen the New York City Housing Authority.

He rolled out a city-wide plan to reduce crime in 15 of the most troublesome NYCHA complexes. They make up...  

ACLU JUST CAME OUT AGAINST ANTIDISCRIMINATION LAW DESIGNED TO PROTECT LGBT (07/08/2014)  You know things are getting weird when a prominent civil rights organization opposes a nondiscrimination law. 

In a statement released Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and several LGBT rights organizations withdrew their...  

STUDIO-TURNED-JAIL CELL FOR RENT IN BROOKLYN (07/07/2014)  NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - An artist in Bushwick, Brooklyn is charging $1 per day to anyone who wants to rent his 'jail cell' complete with 24-hour surveillance.
Miao Jiaxin says the social experiment is intended to give people a sense of...  

PROTESTERS JUST SENT THE NSA THIS MASSIVE MESSAGE ABOUT ILLEGAL SPYING (07/07/2014)  A shadow fell over a National Security Agency data collection facility today in Bluffdale, Utah.

The cause? A 135-foot-long blimp was floating overhead, the words "NSA Illegal Spying Below” printed on its side. To erase any doubt,...  

Gov. Cuomo Signs Medical Marijuana Legislation (07/07/2014)  At the New York Academy of Medicine Governor Cuomo said, "There is no doubt Medical Marijuana can help people."

The law is called the Compassionate Care Act. It was 17 years in the making.

The Governor said it took so long because...  

CENTRAL PARK FIVE SPECIAL (07/07/2014)  The Central Park Five reached a deal with New York City for $40 million. The five were locked in a bitter civil rights lawsuit with the Michael Bloomberg administration since their convictions were vacated in 2002. Finally, under the new...  

50 Years Since Freedom Summer (07/07/2014)  This summer is the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer, 50 years since Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner went to Mississippi along with 900 other volunteers to register voters, 50 years since they were murdered at close range by...  

Earthquake hits Hudson Highlands, 10 miles from Indian Point, 41 miles from NYC (07/06/2014)  People living in the Hudson Highlands were startled Saturday morning by an earthquake that didn't shake the ground, but was accompanied by a loud boom.

The "micro earthquake" struck at 10:46 a.m., 3.1 miles beneath the Appalachian...  

Central Park Five Special (07/04/2014)  The Central Park Five reached a deal with New York City for $40 million. The five were locked in a bitter civil rights lawsuit with the Michael Bloomberg administration since their convictions were vacated in 2002.

Finally with a new Mayor and new...  

Chelsea Manning Contingent at Pride Parade (07/03/2014)  A new contingent surfaced in New York City at the Gay Pride Parade Sunday, the Chelsea Manning contingent. 

Marchers carried a large blue banner which read Free Chelsea. A large portrait of Manning with long blonde hair was under the words...  

Cecily McMillan Gets Out Of Rikers With New Determination To Fight For 99% (07/02/2014)  Occupy Wall Street activist and graduate student Cecily McMillan was released from Rikers Prison today.  McMillan was convicted of a felony assault of a police officer after an incident at Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park on March 17,...  

SMALL TOWN OFFICIALS FIGHT FRACKING...AND WIN (07/01/2014)  The hydraulic fracturing debate in New York State has been so intense that Gov. Andrew Cuomo imposed a moratorium two years ago to study the issue.

That temporary hold did little to calm nerves in some upstate communities, leading Dryden, in...  

ARE YOUR FOOD AND CLOTHES PRODUCED WITH SLAVE LABOR? (07/01/2014)  All consumers should be outraged by the idea that they’ve bought something – from shrimp to shirts – produced with slave labor. Yet as numerous reports have documented, that is a serious and growing possibility,...  

New Arts Funding for New York City Public Schools (07/01/2014)  New York City is allocating $23 million for arts education in the upcoming school year.

The funding is part of the budget approved by the City Council last week. It covers Fiscal Year 2015, which began yesterday.

Administration...  

WBAI News (06/30/2014)  Hobby Lobby Lawsuit

The Supreme Court ruled that some companies with religious objections can opt out of contraceptive health coverage, even though it's a requirement in President Barack Obama's health care...  

Dear Constituent, (06/27/2014)  Very late on Wednesday, my colleagues and I voted on the City Council's first budget since I became Speaker. It is a responsible and progressive budget that all New Yorkers can be proud of. We worked hard with the de Blasio administration to...  

WBAI Morning News for Thursday June 26, 2014 (06/26/2014)  WBAI Monday Morning News is brought to you by Linda Perry.

Click the audio link above  to...  

GAYS HAVE RIGHT TO MARRY (06/26/2014)  DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Wednesday that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, extending the movement's legal winning streak and bringing the issue a big step closer to the U.S. Supreme...  

Central Park Five (06/26/2014)  Today City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that he approved the settlement in the Central Park Five case. The next step is for the Federal Judge Deborah A. Batts to approve the deal. While the Judge's clerk said they hadn't received...  

WBAI Local News Headlines, Thursday June 26, 2014 (06/26/2014)  Script PM Thurs 6262014

Today the City Council voted to establish a New York City Identity Card. Carlos Menchaca co-sponsored the legislation.

"This is an historic moment for us in our City. The precident setting is a model for the rest...  

NYC ID Cards (06/26/2014)  Today the New York City Council voted on a bill to establish a New York City Identity Card. Carlos Menchaca co-sponsored the legislation.

"This is an historic moment for us in our City. The precident setting is a model for the rest of the...  

Nigeria-Kidnapped Girls (06/24/2014)  — Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday.

Security forces denied the kidnappings. Nigeria's government and military have attracted widespread...  

WBAI Tuesday Morning News (06/24/2014)  WBAI Morning News is brought to you by Linda Perry.

Click the audio above to...  

WBAI Evening News Headlines (06/24/2014)  Anger erupted from tenants last night at the at the Rent Guidelines Board Meeting. It was reaction to the 5-4 vote to raise rents on stabilized apartments. The increase is 1 percent on one-year leases and 2.75 percent on two-year leases.

While...  

WBAI Monday Morning News (06/23/2014)  

WBAI Monday Morning News is brought to you by Linda Perry.

Click the audio link above  to...  

'LET GIRLS LEARN' IS LATEST CELEBRITY RESPONSE TO NIGERIAN KIDNAPPING (06/23/2014)  In the three months since the heartwrenching kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by terrorist organization Boko Haram, people around the world have struggled with how to respond. The United Nations placed sanctions on the...  

FIFA LOOKING INTO POSSIBLE USE OF GAY SLUR BY MEXICAN FANS (06/23/2014)  SÃO PAULO, Brazil — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Mexico team for what it has called the “improper conduct of spectators” at the World Cup.

Mexican fans taunted the opposing goalkeepers in...  

Justice for the Central Park Five (06/20/2014)  It looks like the Central Park Five will finally get paid.

Corey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana were wrongly convicted in the brutal beating and rape of the Central Park Jogger back in 1989. They have been...  

CITY CLUB OF NEW YORK ENTERS THE FIGHT TO DEFEND THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT HISTORIC DISTRICT (06/19/2014)  In a letter dated May 30, attorney Michael Gerrard of the firm Arnold & Porter LLP:  “I am writing on behalf of The City Club of New York and Save Our Seaport to demand that the City of New York prepare a full environmental impact...  

PORTRAITS OF THE HOMELESS WORLD CUP (06/18/2014)  While the World Cup opens today in Brazil, another international soccer tournament is on the horizon for this fall. The Homeless World Cup, started in 2003, will stage its 12th edition this October in Santiago, Chile, engaging players...  

LGBTQ Protest President's Immigration Policies (06/18/2014)  At an LGBTQ Democratic National Committtee fundraiser in New York Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama  said "It's not just laws that are changing, it's hearts and minds." He received a standing ovation. when he declared he...  

MORE FERGUSONS ARE COMING: WHY PARAMILITARY HYSTERIA IS DOOMING AMERICA (06/18/2014)  Over the weekend, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson and imposed a curfew. Once again tear gas filled the night air. Now the National Guard has been called out.

We will never know how differently things would...  

THE FOG MACHINE OF WAR (06/14/2014)  FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — WHEN I chose to disclose classified information in 2010, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others. I’m now serving a sentence of 35 years in prison for these unauthorized disclosures. I...  

WBAI Morning News for Friday June 13, 2014 (06/13/2014)  ...  

WBAI Local News Headlines (06/13/2014)  In West Harlem residents are sharing their stories this evening about the NYPD going into Public Housing Complexes and making mass arrests on June 4th.  The Mass Incarceration Network  says...  

WBAI Morning News for Thursday (06/12/2014)  Weather: showers for today and tomorrow, but a nice weekend ahead.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor resigns and what that means for immigration reform.
United Farm Workers protest over immigration policies which tear families apart.

Legendary actress Ruby Dee has died (06/12/2014)  For Ruby Dee, acting and activism were not contradictory things. They were inseparable and they were intertwined.

The African-American actress who earned lead roles in movies and on Broadway also spent her entire life fighting against...  

Elder Abuse: The Hidden Scourge (06/12/2014)  Seniors gathered at City Hall this week to bring attention to elder abuse. They rally each year, but this year is different, according to Bobby Sackman, director of policy for the Council of Senior Centers and...  

Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney (06/10/2014)  On the Upper West Side this week, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney were remembered.  

It’s been 50 years since the three civil rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. They were killed...  

THE REBIRTH OF THE NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE: FROM A COMMERCIAL TO COMMUNITY EVENT (06/10/2014)  A reborn Puerto Rican parade marched up Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, reflecting the cultural and political resiliency of New York City's close to 800,000 Puerto Ricans. After a year of controversy over the  future of this...  

Occupy Wall Street Settlement (06/10/2014)  New York City has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations that police wrongfully arrested a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters during a march on New Year's Day 2012.

Attorneys from the firm Stecklow Cohen & Thompson say the...  

WBAI Morning News for Monday June 9, 2014 (06/09/2014)  ...  

A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou (06/09/2014)  A memorial for Maya Angelou was held in North Carolina at Wake Forest University, where she taught for 32 years.  Warrior Queen for truth, justice and love, Angelou died on May 28th at the age of 86.

Oprah Winfrey said of Angelou, she was my...  

WBAI News (06/08/2014)  Protests at G7;

Escaped Convicts;

Controversy over Rent Laws;

Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers...  

WBAI Morning News for Friday June 6, 2014 (06/06/2014)  ...  

SYRIA'S ELECTION (06/06/2014)  What could be the point of Syria's presidential election? Why would anyone watch the voting in Syria yesterday? If I were a refugee, waiting on tables in Lebanon, would I? If resettled in Boston, would I?

If on an extended visit with my...  

Mass Arrests in Harlem Don't Sit Well With Harlem Residents (06/06/2014)  The NYPD with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office arrested men they said were members of three street gangs responsible for violent crimes throughout West Harlem.  The 103 suspected gang members, some of them as young as fifteen...  

WBAI Morning News for Thursday June 5, 2014 (06/05/2014)  ...  

Sonia Malkine, WBAI host 1965 - 1967 (06/05/2014)  
Sonia May Malkine, née Niel, 90, of Shady, NY, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2014.

Born of Breton ancestry in Paris, France, on October 7, 1923, Sonia spent her first 15 years in St Tropez, on the Mediterranean...  

Walton Foundation: Your Money is Not Welcome in NYC (06/04/2014)  Members of New York’s largest and most powerful unions joined together with City Council Members and the Walmart Free NYC Coalition to denounce Walton Foundation Money and Walmart Employee practices which keep workers at the poverty level....  

NYS Senate Testimony Shows Need For Higher Minimum Wage (06/03/2014)  The New York State Senate Labor Committee held a public hearing in Albany on the minimum wage. Chair of the Labor Committee Senator Diane Savino said public welfare policies meant to prevent families from falling into poverty are actually aiding the...  

Cuomo Promises WFP, But Will He Deliver? (06/02/2014)  Governor Andrew Cuomo survived a challenge from the left to win the nomination of the liberal Working Families Party. He received the endorsement at the party's convention Saturday in Albany, but only after a floor fight from liberals unhappy...  

Voices from the Left Forum (06/01/2014)  

Here are voices of folks attending the Left Forum, held at John Jay College in New York City this weekend.  They speak about why they attend the conference and share their takeaways.

Give a...  

Despite dustup, NY Gov Cuomo gets liberal backing (06/01/2014)  Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo beat back a challenge from the left Saturday, narrowly winning the nomination of the Working Families Party with a promise to support liberal priorities while taking on state senators who have blocked...  

Lynne Stewart on Political Prisoners at the Left Forum (06/01/2014)  The Struggle to Free All Political Prisoners was the subject of a panel at the Left Forum in New York City on Sunday.

Lynne Stewart was there speaking about her prison experience. "It's a miserable thing to be in prison. It's not that...  

Sunset Service for Elombe Brath (05/30/2014)  Saturday May 31st, the last day of African Liberation Month, is the day of Elombe Brath’s Homegoing Services.

The hero will be honored in Harlem, beginning with a "Morning Walk Through Harlem Retracing Our Brother's History."...  

And Still I Rise (05/29/2014)  
Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family May 28, 2014:
Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She...  

Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86 (05/28/2014)  Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.

"I'm not modest," she told The Associated Press in 2013. "I have no modesty. Modesty is a learned behavior. But I do pray for humility, because...  

The Left Forum (05/28/2014)  

Standing up to Goliath: March Against Monsanto (05/24/2014)  Long story short, back in the 80s Monsanto started developing seeds that were genetically modified to be resistant to things like pesticides and herbicides as a way to, according to their multi-million advertising campaign: “End World...  

Cuomo Claims Progressive Mantle, But Questions Linger (05/23/2014)  Governor Andrew Cuomo accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for Governor at the New York State Democratic Convention on Long Island Thursday.

Cuomo has a $33 million war chest raised primarily from the 1 percent. 99 percent of the funds...  

Beloved revolutionary Elombe Brath joins the ancestors (05/23/2014)  On the very day his friends and comrades were celebrating the birthday of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz), Elombe Brath was joining his fellow revolutionary on the other side of our struggle. Brath, 77, made his transition on Monday, May 19 at...  

Black, Latino & Asian Caucus Wants Interagency Approach to End Violence in Communities of Color (05/20/2014)  "Stop the Violence Increase the Peace..."

The chant at City Hall by members of the Black, Latino and Asian caucus of the City Council. They held a news conference this week to denounce the recent epidemic of violence in New York...  

#Justice4Cecily: Occupy Activist gets 90 days at Rikers (05/19/2014)  There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for an Occupy Wall Street activist who was convicted of assaulting a police officer at Zuccotti Park on the movements 6 month anniversary.

She was sentenced to 90 days and 5 years...  

Paris Summit on How to Combat Boko Haram (05/18/2014)  Boko Haram has ample funds, highly sophisticated weaponry and advanced training with some of the world's most experienced terrorists, the French president said Saturday as he and African leaders grappled with how to combat the Islamic extremist...  

Nigerian president faces increasing pressure over kidnapped schoolgirls (05/18/2014)  Campaigners for the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria plan to march on the office of president Goodluck Jonathan this week amid growing calls for him to stand down at the next election.

Activists from the #BringBackOurGirls...  

Death in hot Rikers cell highlights national issue (05/17/2014)  The case of a mentally ill homeless veteran who died in a 100-degree Rikers Island jail cell starkly illustrates the dangers of extreme heat in lockups, an issue facing prisons across the nation as the inmate population gets older and more...  

9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication (05/16/2014)  Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…

The National September 11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero opened to survivors and victims’ families on Thursday.

"In the years to come the 9/11 memorial museum will take its place along...  

#Justice4Cecily City Hall Rally (05/15/2014)  "We stand for Justice. We know what it looks like....

Elected officials gathered with supporters of Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan at City Hall.  She was convicted of assaulting a NYPD officer at Zuccotti Park as police were...  

FCC APPROVES PLAN TO CONSIDER PAID PRIORITY ON INTERNET (05/15/2014)  The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor of advancing a proposal that could dramatically reshape the way consumers experience the Internet, opening the possibility of Internet service providers charging Web sites for...  

TURKISH PM CITES 19TH-CENTURY BRITAIN TO PROVE MINE ACCIDENTS ARE 'TYPICAL' (05/14/2014)  Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has cited centuries-old examples to defend his government over its mining record, pointing to a mine accident in Britain in 1838 during a press conference after the Soma disaster on May 14.

RIOTS BREAK OUT NEAR TURKEY MINE DISASTER (05/14/2014)  Protests erupted across the country and angry relatives of the more than 200 victims in a mine disaster booed Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan when he visited the mine and told them that mine accidents are "usual things."

In the...  

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS CHILD LABOR ON US TOBACCO FARMS (05/14/2014)  An international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms.

A report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch claims that children as young...  

City Hall Rally to #BringBackOurGirls (05/13/2014)  While a new video was released by the islamist group Boko Haram on Monday which shows some of the kidnapped girls and threats by the terrorist leader, a rally in support of the abducted Nigerian school girls was held at City Hall.

It was organized...  

Ras Baraka declares victory in Newark mayor's race (05/13/2014)   Ras Baraka, son of late militant poet and activist Amiri Baraka, declared victory Tuesday in the race to succeed Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker as mayor of the state's largest city.

Baraka, who served on Newark's City Council, was...  

Pentagon OKs Chelsea Manning transfer for gender treatment (05/13/2014)  In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said.

Manning, formerly named Bradley,...  

STUDENTS AT HARVARD'S KENNEDY SCHOOL WILL NOW BE REQUIRED TO CHECK THEIR PRIVILEGE (05/13/2014)  If Tal Fortgang, the Princeton freshman who refused to check his white privilege, ever wants to go to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, he’ll have to change his tune significantly — or at least spend some time seriously...  

REBELLIOUS ECONOMICS STUDENTS HAVE A POINT (05/13/2014)  In case you missed it—and you probably did—there’s a revolt afoot in the universities. It’s not exactly Paris, 1968, but there is a significant, if small, movement, extending from New York and London to Rome and Tel Aviv,...  

FEMALE FIREFIGHTERS HOPE NEW FDNY COMMISSIONER CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT ALL THE SEXISM (05/12/2014)  On Friday, five months into his term, Mayor Bill de Blasio finally announced his new pick to lead the New York City Fire Department, appointing Dan Nigro as FDNY Commmissioner.

Nigro is eminently qualified: he's a 32-year veteran of the...  

Boko Haram demands release of fighters for girls (05/12/2014)  — Under the guns of their captors, dozens of barefoot girls sat huddled together wearing gray Muslim veils as they chanted Quranic verses in Arabic. Some Christians among them said they had converted to Islam.

"I swear to almighty...  

NYC Campus Safety Act to Reform the Handling of Sexual Assaults at Colleges (05/12/2014)  Public Advocate Letitia James was joined by a coalition of elected officials, women’s advocacy groups, and student activists at City Hall to announce several measures intended to address the growing epidemic of sexual assaults on college...  

NEW YORK CITY TO LIMIT SEIZING OF CONDOMS IN PROSTITUTION CASES (05/12/2014)  The New York Police Department will significantly limit the practice of seizing condoms for use as evidence in prostitution-related cases, ending a procedure that health officials had long criticized as undermining their efforts to protect...  

HRC STATEMENT ON THE NFL DRAFT OF MICHAEL SAM (05/10/2014)  Today openly gay college football star Michael Sam was drafted into the NFL by the St. Louis Rams. Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin made the following statement.

“We congratulate Michael Sam and the St. Louis Rams on their...  

Mayor de Blasio Presents Fiscal Year 2015 Executive Budget (05/09/2014)  Bill de Blasio presented his first executive budget at City Hall on Thursday. It’s a $73.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2015.

As he took office more than 150 labor contracts were expired. But after the $5.5 billion tentative agreement with...  

Pussy Riot visits Cecily McMillan at Rikers (05/09/2014)  Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot / Zona Prava visited New York’s Rikers Island to meet with jailed Occupy protestor Cecily McMillan.

Since their incarceration in Russian for their own political protests Pussy Riot has...  

UN calls for terrorists in Nigeria to face justice (05/09/2014)  The U.N. Security Council called Friday for the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram to be held accountable for what may amount to crimes against humanity and hinted at sanctions against the Islamist extremists.

The statement approved by all 15...  

WBAI News (05/08/2014)  Election in South Africa,

Ukraine and Russia,

Crisis in Nigeria, 

House panel on prosecution of rape in military,

NYC public school teachers get to vote on their contract,

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal on the dangers...  

Nigerian School Girls - Crisis in Nigeria (05/08/2014)  BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Residents of a Nigerian town attacked by Boko Haram criticized security forces for failing to protect them despite warnings that the Islamic militants were nearby. At least 50 bodies have been recovered, many horribly...  

The Dangers of Radon in our Kitchens (05/07/2014)  Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, Chair of the Legislative Commission on Science and Technology, is preparing for a hearing on Radon and Natural Gas for Friday May 9th. 

The public hearing is to look into Impacts of radon from natural gas on...  

Sex Education in New York City Public Schools (05/07/2014)  Sex education came into focus at City Hall's Denim Day Rally this year.

Laurie Cumbo is a new New York City Council member representing the  35th Council District: Fort Hill, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and...  

South Africans vote; ANC favored (05/07/2014)  Polling stations closed Wednesday evening in elections in South Africa that are expected to see the ruling African National Congress return to power despite a vigorous challenge from opposition parties seeking to capitalize on discontent with...  

Housing Plan (05/06/2014)  Bill de Blasio launched his administration's housing plan with officials in the Bronx and then again in Brooklyn.  The plan is called Housing New York: A Five Borough Ten Year Plan. 

The Mayor said, "Wherever I go all...  

STANFORD TO PURGE $18 BILLION ENDOWMENT OF COAL STOCK (05/06/2014)  Stanford University announced Tuesday that it would divest its $18.7 billion endowment of stock in coal-mining companies, becoming the first major university to lend support to a nationwide campaign to purge endowments and pension funds of...  

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS PRAYER AT GOVERNMENT MEETINGS (05/05/2014)  A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Christian prayers at the start of local council meetings on Monday, declaring them in line with long national traditions though the country has grown more religiously diverse.

The content of...  

May Day (05/02/2014)  Throughout the world rallies were held on International Workers Day also known as May Day.

Workers protested austerity measures in Greece and Paris. They demanded higher wages and better working hours in Germany. They rallied in Russia, Cuba,...  

WBAI News (05/01/2014)  ...  

Francis presides over historic day of 4 popes (04/27/2014)  Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence in St. Peter's Square of emeritus Pope Benedict...  

'Citizen Kane' script sold at Orson Welles auction (04/27/2014)   Scripts for "Citizen Kane," Orson Welles' camera and a cigar ashtray were among the late director's belongings sold at a New York auction.

Sixty-seven lots fetched $180,000 at Heritage Auctions on...  

NYC to house 3 charter schools in closed schools (04/26/2014)  New York City officials said Saturday they have found space in closed Catholic schools for three charter schools that became homeless after Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected their space-sharing agreements.

The three Success Academy...  

Denim Day (04/25/2014)  On the steps of City Hall this week, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer led a rally to raise awareness about Sexual Violence.

“It’s not just women who are victims. 1 in 71 men report being raped at some point in their lives,...  

More Cops? (04/24/2014)  The City Council unveiled its preliminary budget recommendations for 2015. Some of it is surprising.

They want to hire an additional 1.000 police officers.  Vanessa Gibson, new Councilmember from the Bronx and Chair of the...  

Carriage Horses (04/22/2014)  At a quiet protest outside the co-op of an actor who champions horse drawn carriages, demonstrators worry about the safety of the horses who have to navigate traffic in Manhattan. 

WBAI's Linda...  

Rubin Hurricane Carter Dies at Age 76 (04/20/2014)  Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.

For 19 long years, the prizefighter was...  

Keystone XL (04/19/2014)  Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

Fat chance.

An indefinite...  

WBAI News for Friday April 18, 2014 (04/18/2014)  Agreement to reduce tension between Ukraine and Russia.
NYC federal Judge Sheindlin gave new lease on life to suit against Ford and IBM. It accuses them of supporting apartheid by letting their susidiaries sell cars and computers to the South...  

WBAI Morning News for Wednesday April 16, 2014 (04/16/2014)  Weather and the cold front.

Boston Marathon Bombings Memorial.
NYPD unit spying on Muslims is being disbanded, but will spying on Muslims stop?
Activists and Elected Officials seek justice for Ramarley Graham, the 18 year old from the...  

NEW YORK DROPS UNIT THAT SPIED ON MUSLIMS (04/15/2014)  The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped, the...  

Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations (04/14/2014)  The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward...  

3 MONTHS LATER, HERE'S WHAT DENVER LOOKS LIKE SINCE LEGALIZING MARIJUANA (04/10/2014)  Three months following Colorado's decision to legalize the production, sale, possession and use of recreational marijuana — a vote that Denver city officials including Mayor Michael Hancock, among others, fought kicking and...  

State of the Arts (04/08/2014)  New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer released a new report, State of the Arts: A Plan to Boost Arts Education in New York City. Using data from the DOE, the Department of Education in NYC, the report shows unequal access to arts education in...  

WAYUU OF COLOMBIA FACE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS (04/08/2014)  The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia, ONIC,  have sent out a red alert as to the humanitarian crisis facing the Wayuu tribe in the region of the Guajira, in Colombia, South America.

At this moment, the lives of children,...  

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ADDRESS HUNGER ERADICATION (04/08/2014)  The hunger eradication initiative by the United Nations has been named, “Hugo Chavez Frias,” according to Raul Benitez, the Food and Agriculture (FAO) Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

“It is the...  

OCCUPY ACTIVIST ASSAULTED BY COP, FACES 7 YEARS IN PRISON (04/07/2014)  I didn’t know Cecily McMillan two years ago, when I glimpsed her convulsing on the street, obscured from view by a cluster of NYPD officers and a confusion of Occupy protesters. Word spread swiftly through the downtown Manhattan intersection:...  

MAYOR DE BLASIO PICKS TOM FINKELPEARL OF THE QUEENS MUSEUM AS CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER (04/06/2014)  Mayor de Blasio will tap the head of the Queens Museum to be the city's next cultural affairs commissioner.

Tom Finkelpearl, who has spent 12 years at the helm in Queens, will be officially named to the arts post Monday, officials...  

JOURNALIST GERSON BORRERO DISCUSSES LATEST PUERTO RICAN PARADE DEVELOPMENT (04/06/2014)  With only 63 days left, a little more than 9 weeks, for the marching to start on June 8th  for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, the organizing of this mammoth event is still experiencing serious...  

SNOWDEN, GREENWALD URGE CAUTION OF WIDER GOVERNMENT MONITORING AT AMNESTY EVENT (04/05/2014)  Edward Snowden and reporter Glenn Greenwald, who brought to light the whistleblower's leaks about mass U.S. government surveillance last year, appeared together via video link from opposite ends of the earth on Saturday for what was believed to...  

Once Letterman retires, NYC wants the Late Show to Stay Here (04/04/2014)  Dave Letterman surprised his late night audience on Thursday night by announcing that he is retiring in 2015, when his current contract expires.  He turns 67 next week.  Letterman gave no specific date, but said he'd leave some time in...  

PARAMILITARY GROUPS ACTIVE IN VENEZUELA (04/03/2014)  Julio Chavez, the Deputy of the National Assembly, shows evidence of paramilitary groups in Venezuela. He warns that they have plans on killing people who have ties to the government.

In a national television program, Zurda Conducta, Deputy...  

HILLARY CLINTON: WOMEN SELL THEMSELVES SHORT (04/03/2014)  Double standards in the workplace, advice for young women starting their careers, and whether or not Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016 all sound like pretty typical topics for a women's conference. The difference at the 5th...  

MOZILLA CEO RESIGNS OVER ANTI-SAME-SEX-MARRIAGE CONTROVERSY (04/03/2014)  Just ten days after taking the job, Brendan Eich has resigned as CEO of Mozilla after sparking outrage over his donation to an anti-same-sex marriage campaign.

In 2008, Eich donated $1,000 to California's Proposition 8 campaign....  

UNWELCOMING COMMITTEE: ONLINE GROCER FACES OPPOSITION IN THE SOUTH BRONX (04/03/2014)  Ordering food on the Internet can offer a reprieve from the drudgery of the grocery store. A few quick clicks and you have ingredients for dinner without getting in a car or lugging bags of food on a bus or train. But while it may seem like online...  

UNWELCOMING COMMITTEE: ONLINE GROCER FACES OPPOSITION IN THE SOUTH BRONX (04/03/2014)  Ordering food on the Internet can offer a reprieve from the drudgery of the grocery store. A few quick clicks and you have ingredients for dinner without getting in a car or lugging bags of food on a bus or train. But while it may seem like online...  

UPS FIRES HUNDREDS OF WORKERS WHO DEFENDED FIRED COLLEAGUE (04/02/2014)  UPS, one of the world's largest shipping and logistics companies, has decided to fire 250 workers who staged a 90-minute protest in February. The protest was organized after a long-time employee was fired over an hours dispute.

Twenty of...  

OKLAHOMA REPUBLICAN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST ANTI-CHOICE BILL: 'IT'S PREJUDICED AGAINST WOMEN' (04/02/2014)  Oklahoma has already enacted some of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation. Nonetheless, the GOP-controlled legislature is currently advancing two additional measures to compromise women’s access to...  

PROTESTERS CLASH WITH POLICE IN ALBUQUERQUE (03/31/2014)  Hundreds of protesters angry over recent Albuquerque police shootings clashed with riot officers for more than 10 hours, calling on the police chief and other city officials to resign.

Gas canisters were thrown outside police headquarters and...  

34 YEARS LATER, EL SALVADOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO A NATIONAL HERO (03/25/2014)  El Salvador pays tribute to the much loved Bishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero who was assassinated  by a sniper while he was conducting mass.

Yesterday, March 24, marks  34 years since Bishop Romero was assassinated while conducting...  

ON DAY OF THE OCEAN, LANDLOCKED BOLIVIA IS HOPEFUL ABOUT RECLAIMING CRITICAL TERRITORY (03/25/2014)  On Sunday, March 23, Bolivia celebrated the Day of the Ocean in comemoration of its historical claim for a pathway to the Pacific Ocean.

The Day of the Ocean is an opportunity for the Bolivian government to reclaim 120 thousand square...  

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS PROTEST SEXIST DRESS CODE: 'ARE MY PANTS LOWERING YOUR TEST SCORES?' (03/25/2014)  Earlier this month, Haven Middle School administrators notified parents that female students are no longer allowed to wear shorts, leggings, or yoga pants because those articles of clothing might be “too distracting” for their...  

'KINDNESS' GROUPS AT WORK IN NYC (03/23/2014)  Can NYC become a nicer place?

Some young, idealistic New Yorkers -- collectively engaged in trying to inspire a kindness revolution -- are working to make it so. They're giving away money and treats, paying for other people's coffee...  

BLACK PRESCHOOLERS MORE LIKELY TO FACE SUSPENSION (03/21/2014)  Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers.

The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted...  

TURKISH ATTEMPT TO BAN TWITTER BACKFIRES (03/21/2014)  Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and...  

NEW YORKERS SLEEP ON THE STREET TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR NYC HOMELESS (03/21/2014)  Donald Carey says he doesn’t mind giving up his usual Friday night plans to sleep on the cold concrete on 41st street.

He is one of 200, joining a nationwide movement called the Young Professional Sleep Out with Covenant House Friday,...  

WBAI News for Tuesday March 18, 2014 (03/18/2014)  Weather: East Harlem building collapse, update on victims and progress: NY Senate rejects the NY Dream Act: State Budget discussions on NYC: New emails show Christie's campaign manager was kept informed over lane closures: City Hall hearing on...  

STATES LOOKING AT $0 COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION (03/18/2014)  Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.

Amid worries that U.S. youth are losing a global...  

WBAI News for Monday March 17, 2014 (03/17/2014)  Crimean Referendum;  Protest over President Obama's Immigration Policy in Tijuana; TWU Local 100 celebrates its Irish heritage; St Pat's festivities amid protests over gay rights; School...  

NYC Explosion (03/15/2014)  Emergency workers removing debris from the site of a deadly explosion at two New York City apartment buildings were expected to reach the basement levels Saturday, clearing the way for investigators to search for clues that might reveal what caused...  

NYC Public Schools, Co-locations, Charters, Albany (03/14/2014)  The New York State Senate passed a resolution which would provide $540 million a year for five years to fund pre-k and after school for middle schoolers in New York City. But the plan comes with strings attached. It would take control away from...  

WBAI News for Thursday March 13, 2014 (03/13/2014)  Update on the gas explosion in East Harlem

New report on how NYC needs to upgrade infrastructure by Center for Urban Future   

Coalition...  

Explosion a reminder of NYC's aging infrastructure (03/13/2014)  Even while the exact cause remains unknown, a deadly blast that leveled two Manhattan buildings served by a 127-year-old gas main has provided a jarring reminder of just how old and vulnerable much of the infrastructure is in New York and many other...  

Explosion, a reminder of NYC's aging infrastructure (03/13/2014)  Even while the exact cause remains unknown, a deadly blast that leveled two Manhattan buildings served by a 127-year-old gas main has provided a jarring reminder of just how old and vulnerable much of the infrastructure is in New York and many other...  

WBAI Morning News for Wednesday March 12, 2014 (03/12/2014)  ...  

East Harlem Building Explosions (03/12/2014)  An explosion on Wednesday leveled two New York City apartment buildings, killing two people, injuring 17 others and sending smoke billowing above the skyline.

The blast happened after a neighbor reported smelling natural gas.

The New...  

American Red Cross is on the scene of an explosion in northern Manhattan. (03/12/2014)  The organization has disaster responders on site, including mental health professionals. An assistance center has been opened at P.S. 57, on 115th Street between Lexington and Third avenues.

The explosion leveled two buildings at Park Avenue...  

Gas Explosion (03/12/2014)  — A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two apartment buildings on Wednesday, killing at least three people, injuring more than 60 and leaving nine missing. A tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent...  

Real Story Behind Public School Co-location In Harlem (03/11/2014)  There are two public schools and one success academy in Harlem on 117 Street and Lenox Avenue. They all share one building. Mayor de Blasio and schools chancellor Carmen Fariña decided that this school building could not accommodate another...  

WBAI News Monday March 10, 2014 (03/10/2014)  

AN OPEN LETTER TO PORTLAND AND THE WORLD FROM 'THE BLACK PORTLANDERS' (03/10/2014)  Below is the first teaser for upcoming documentary Whitelandia. The excerpt below is part of Intisar Abioto's call for support for her project The Black Portlanders. To read the full article, click

CARIBBEAN ADOPTS PLAN TO SEEK SLAVERY REPARATIONS (03/10/2014)  Leaders of Caribbean nations on Monday unanimously adopted a broad plan on seeking reparations from European nations for what they say are the lingering ill effects of the Atlantic slave trade on the region.

A British human rights law firm...  

WBAI News Friday March 7, 2014 (03/07/2014)  ...  

WBAI News for Thursday March 6, 2014 (03/06/2014)  ...  

A Win For Car Wash Workers (03/06/2014)  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, joined by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito and labor rights advocates, today announced settlements totaling $3.9 million with two interrelated car wash chains owned and operated by John Lage,...  

Reporter Quits On Air in Protest of Russian Occupation of Crimea (03/06/2014)  It’s been a strange week for RT, the state-owned Russian news agency.

On Tuesday, on-air anchor Abbi Martin criticized Russia’s occupation of Crimea. And then on Wednesday, fellow anchor Liz Wahl announced that she was quitting the...  

Barrett Brown Case: 11 of 12 Counts Dismissed (03/06/2014)  Reporters Without Borders greets with relief federal prosecutors’ decision to drop nearly all criminal charges against Barrett Brown, a contributor to The Guardian and Vanity Fair.

Most importantly from...  

Crimea sets vote to break away from Ukraine (03/06/2014)  Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West answered with the first real...  

Coney Island Community Garden (03/06/2014)  Coney Island residents and activists gathered this week in an effort to bring back a community garden which was demolished to make way for an...  

Why Do We Need An International Women's Day? (03/06/2014)  Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O'Malley
Frida: the Young Feminist Fund

What does it mean in today's world to take an established tradition and make it your own? We are young women of the millennial generation, with more than 100...  

WBAI Morning News for Wednesday March 5, 2014 (03/05/2014)  ...  

NYPD Oversight (03/05/2014)  New York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday, furthering his pledge to change the city's approach to...  

Chirlane to Lobby Albany for Pre-K and Afterschool (03/05/2014)  Chirlane McCray, who already wields more influence than any New York City first lady in recent memory, will see her role expand further when she travels to Albany next week for some high-profile lobbying for her husband's signature...  

Medea Benjamin Detained, Attacked and Deported from Egypt en route to Gaza with International Delegation of Women (03/04/2014)  On the night of March 3, 2014, co-founder of the peace group CODEPINK Medea Benjamin was on her way to Egypt to join an international delegation of women going to Gaza when she was detained by border police in the Cairo airport, held overnight in a...  

WBAI Morning News for Tuesday March 4, 2014 (03/04/2014)  ...  

WBAI Morning News for Monday March 3, 2014 (03/03/2014)  ...  

LET IMPREMEDIA EXECUTIVES KNOW THEY ARE KILLING EL DIARIO-LA PRENSA! (03/02/2014)  The current situation at El Diario-La Prensa newspaper in which impreMedia executives led by their COO, Francisco Seghezzo, have forced the ouster of its popular and longtime "Bajo Fuego"...  

Dromm to Investigate Charter School Students Lobbying Albany (03/01/2014)   

Capital New York reports Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz “is closing all 22 of her schools March 4th to attempt to rally support in Albany, and has asked teachers to provide instruction to students on buses up to the...  

Changes in NYPD Protocol (02/28/2014)  Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton attended a roll call at the 2-5 precinct in East Harlem. In an effort to dial back tensions between the NYPD and the communities, they announced changes to the police academy curriculum. De...  

WBAI Morning News for Friday February 28, 2014 (02/28/2014)  Bundle up for extreme cold in our listening area.

Dangerous confrontation with Russia is taking place in the Ukraine.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says 20 years after the Rwanda genocide, the international community's failure...  

WBAI Morning News for Thursday February 27, 2014 (02/27/2014)   

The report has these stories:

Paid sick leave legislation passes the City Council

NYC Comptroller suspects collusion in public school milk contracts

NYS Assembly passes the NY Dream Act which now goes...  

My Brother's Keeper (02/27/2014)  President Barack Obama launched his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, calling on public and private entities to create more opportunities for young minority men, and break down social conditions that keep them impoverished and...  

Full Day Pre-K (02/26/2014)  Mayor Bill de Blasio held a news conference with his staff at PS 130 in Manhattan. He said New York City is on track to develop full day pre-k throughout the city.

WBAI’s Linda Perry filed this report....  

Sandy Rebuilding And Construction Worker Safety On The Tuesday Morning News (02/25/2014)  Mayor Bill de Blasio and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo held a news conference on the city’s Build it Back program,  designed to give aid to low-income...  

WBAI Morning News for Monday February 24, 2014 (02/24/2014)  The report has these stories:

Western nations scramble to contain fallout from Ukraine's weekend revolution

Oil spill on the Mississippi

Some rain expected for drought stricken California

New details emerge about capture...  

In Defense of Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown (02/24/2014)  The Criminalization of Journalism

If Barrett Brown is found guilty we will all be forced to rethink how we use the Internet and share information, knowledge, blog, report, tweet, use facebook and google.

His case has...  

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110 (02/23/2014)  Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist's death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp...  

WBAI Morning News for Friday February 21, 2014 (02/21/2014)  The report contains these stories:

Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn gets a reprieve

Judge dismisses suit against NYPD Muslim surveillance in New Jersey

James Taylor stars in tv ad to ban fracking in North...  

WBAI's Station Manager Delivers Letter to Listeners (02/21/2014)  Over the past sixteen months, the WBAI community has had more than its fair share of turmoil: one hurricane, two temporary studios, one temporary office, three moves, nineteen layoffs and two program directors. All of this tumult has been...  

WBAI Morning News for Thursday February 20, 2014 (02/20/2014)  The report has these stories:

New rules change solitary confinement for pregnant inmates and incarcerated youth

Setback for KeystoneXL Pipeline in Nebraska

President Obama meets with Canadian Prime Minister Harper defending the...  

Speed Limit Goes from 30 mph to 25 mph Citywide (02/19/2014)  Crossing a busy street in New York City can be a precarious situation.  When traffic lights turn from green to yellow some cars speedup, instead of slowing down before lights turn red. Cars stop inside crosswalks making it difficult for people...  

NEW YORK STATE TO LIMIT USE OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT (02/19/2014)  New York State has agreed to sweeping changes that will curtail the widespread use of solitary confinement to punish prison infractions, according to court papers filed on Wednesday.

Under the agreement, New York becomes the largest prison...  

JORDAN DAVIS TRIAL ILLUSTRATES WELL WHAT RICHARD SHERMAN MEANT WHEN HE SAID 'THUG' WAS THE NEW N-WORD (02/17/2014)  Among the more interesting conversations during the two-week build-up to the Super Bowl was prompted by Richard Sherman's comment that the word "thug" is the newly accepted way of calling someone the "N-word." The...  

Florida Jury Reaches Partial Verdict in Killing Over Loud Music (02/16/2014)  A jury's inability to agree on a murder charge will give prosecutors and defense attorneys fodder for their next moves in the case of a Florida teen fatally shot after an argument over loud music.

Forty-seven-year-old Michael Dunn was...  

Journalists Reporting NSA Leaks, Homelessness, Bridgegate Receive George Polk Award (02/16/2014)  — Four journalists who reported on the extent of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden are among the winners of the 65th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism.

Glenn...  

Report To The Listeners (02/14/2014)  Hello listeners, This is Berthold Reimers, General Manager of your station.
I am here with you this morning to report on the situation at WBAI. There are lots
of rumors afloat, and many people are understandably confused about what’s...  

Report to the Listener (02/14/2014)  Hello listeners, this is Berthold Reimers, General Manager of your station. I am reporting on the situation at WBAI. There are lots of rumors afloat, and many people are understandably confused about what’s true and what’s not.

The...  

Bill de Blasio's First Budget (02/13/2014)  NYC's mayor presented a preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2015 at City Hall. It's a $73.9 billion budget. He emphasized progressive change for New Yorkers through being both fiscally responsible and economically progressive. "This may...  

NY Gets Medicaid Waiver (02/13/2014)  New York reached an agreement Thursday with federal officials for a waiver that would allow the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings that officials say will be used to support hospitals and improve health care.

Gov. Andrew...  

Pre-K Stalemate (02/11/2014)  State Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos said on Monday that he won’t allow a vote on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for funding pre-k and afterschool for middle schoolers.

The Mayor clearly miffed fired back this morning.  He...  

Occupy Wall Street Activist Faces 7yrs in Prison After Beating by NYPD (02/10/2014)  Trial begins in Manhattan Criminal Court today for Occupy Wall Street activist, Cecily McMillan, who faces 2nd degree assault charges stemming from a 2012 encounter with the NYPD that left her beaten and unconscious. McMillan was brutally arrested...  

Mayor Bill de Blasio Delivers State of The City (02/10/2014)  Under a banner which read One New York Rising Together at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, Bill de Blasio, New York City’s  109th Mayor, delivered his first State of the City Address.  

He said the city is in the...  

AZ BILL WOULD MAKE IT A CRIME TO USE A BATHROOM WITHOUT PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP (02/10/2014)  An Arizona republican, Carl Seel, recently introduced legislation that would make it a crime for a ‘person in the state illegally’ to use any public resource or facility. This would include sidewalks, roads, parks and yes, even public...  

#SOCHIPROBLEMS IS MORE OF AN EMBARRASSMENT FOR AMERICA THAN IT IS FOR RUSSIA (02/09/2014)  As Western journalists landed in Sochi for the Olympic Games a few days ago, they took to social media to complain about their plumbing situations, dirt in their...  

Changes For NYCHA (02/08/2014)   

Mayor de Blasio's news conference to announce new public housing appointments was held at Lincoln Houses, where he stayed overnight during his campaign. The run down conditions he witnessed served as a testament to the need to...  

MORE FEDERAL PRIVILEGES TO EXTEND TO SAME-SEX COUPLES (02/08/2014)  The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit family in prison.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was preparing to issue...  

NY JUDGE SENDS 12 TO JAIL FOR PROTESTING US DRONES (02/08/2014)  Twelve protesters who refused to leave an air force base while protesting the military's use of unmanned aerial drones have been sentenced to 15 days in jail each by an upstate New York judge.

DeWitt Town Justice David Gideon found the...  

ATM Skimming In Our Listening Area (02/07/2014)   The alleged ringleader of a scheme federal prosecutors say siphoned at least $5 million from thousands bank accounts by installing skimming devices in cash machines was formally charged Friday in New Jersey following his extradition from...  

NYC Police Unions Seek Stop-Frisk Appeals Ruling (02/07/2014)  — Police unions told a federal appeals court Friday that they want the courts to decide whether a judge properly ordered changes to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk program even if the city no longer wants to challenge her...  

MARTIN LUTHER KING'S CHILDREN BATTLING OVER ESTATE (02/07/2014)  A generation after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his children are fighting among themselves again, this time over two of their father's most cherished possessions: his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he...  

A Win For Carwash Workers (02/06/2014)  
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, joined by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito and labor rights advocates, today announced settlements totaling $3.9 million with two interrelated car wash chains owned and operated by John...  

Governor Cuomo Lowers Tolls On Verrazano Bridge (02/06/2014)  Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced a $14M deal to promote access to Staten Island by reducing the toll on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The State and Metropolitan Transportation Authority will each contribute $7million. 

In Staten Island...  

Hazardous Travel Advisory For Wednesday (02/05/2014)  Snow will change into a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain during the day on Wednesday. The OEM, the New York City Office of Emergency Management, issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory. “Be ready for a difficult morning commute,” said...  

When Do The Central Park Five Finally Get Justice? (02/05/2014)   

The Central Park Five, the black and latino youth who were railroaded, wrongly accused, coerced and imprisoned in the case of the Central Park Jogger back in 1989, have been waiting for twenty-five years for justice....  

AS AFGHAN WAR DRAWS DOWN, HOPE FOR SOME GITMO DETAINEES (02/05/2014)  The approaching U.S. deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in 2014 may help free a handful of Guantanamo detainees by the year’s end, with or without President Barack Obama’s blessing.

There are 17 Afghan detainees left in...  

FUKUSHIMA WASH-UP TO HIT U.S. COAST THIS YEAR (02/05/2014)  Seaborne radiation from Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant will wash up on the West Coast of the US this year.

That's raising concerns among some Americans including the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area city of Fairfax,...  

CURBING THE GOOGLE BUS (02/05/2014)  San Francisco’s housing is the most expensive in the country. Housing prices are climbing, and developers are erecting new luxury condos at breakneck speed, forcing lower-income households to steadily move east to less expensive...  

Controversy between some NYPD and NYC Mayor Continues (02/05/2014)  It was a rainy Sunday. In Brooklyn Mayor Bill de Blasio honored Officer Wenjian Liu, murdered along with officer Rafael Ramos in their patrol car on December 20th.  

He said detective Liu was a kind officer who gave of himself,...  

BILL NYE: BIBLE DOESN'T TELL EARTH'S TRUE HISTORY (02/05/2014)  True to his passionate and animated TV persona, “Science Guy” Bill Nye tapped on the podium, threw up his hands and noted that science shows the Earth is “billions and billions” of years old in a debate at a Kentucky museum...  

Biden Warns Of War On Labor, Says Outlook Is Dim (02/05/2014)  — Vice President Joe Biden says a concerted war on labor threatens to drastically weaken the bargaining power of American unions.

Biden spoke Wednesday to an annual conference of the United Automobile Workers. He says the Chamber of...  

THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN-DMX BOXING MATCH IS NOT JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON (02/05/2014)  In the aftermath of his acquittal in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator whose shooting of Martin sparked a national debate about racial bias and so-called Stand Your Ground laws, has...  

Keytone XL Protests Around the Country (02/04/2014)  Commentary: The call to organize rallies against Keystone XL went out on Friday afternoon as the State Department released their report on the pipeline. By Monday morning, over 250 actions were planned and thousands of people were making plans to...  

LEGO RESPONDS TO 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S AWESOME LETTER (02/04/2014)  When a 7-year-old would rather write a letter of complaint about her toys than play with them, you know there's a problem. Last week Charlotte Benjamin spotted inequality in an aisle of Legos and did something about it. In a handwritten note to...  

NY health chief on fracking review (02/03/2014)  New York's health commissioner is still declining to speculate when his agency will finish a review of the health effects of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

Dr. Nirav Shah tells legislators Monday that conclusion is "not in the...  

NYC metro area faces up to 8 inches of snow (02/03/2014)  The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New York City, Long Island and parts of Northern New Jersey. The winter weather advisory is in effect from 5am to 7pm Monday.  Many schools in our listening area are closed, but...  

A Memorial for Pete Seeger (02/02/2014)   Hundreds of friends and fans joined in song Sunday to honor Pete Seeger, doing what the folk singer loved best.

Seeger died Jan. 27 at age 94; no services were planned. But Libby Funeral Home in Beacon held a reception Sunday. By early...  

WOODY ALLEN'S GOOD NAME (02/02/2014)  This is a basic principle: until it is proven otherwise, beyond a reasonable doubt, it’s important to extend the presumption of innocence to Dylan Farrow, and presume that she is not guilty of the crime of lying about what Woody Allen did to...  

SCHNEIDERMAN SET TO OUST PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE BOARD (02/02/2014)  Note: According to the news report below, the NYS Attorney General is about to issue a report on its probe into the finances of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade that will result in a major shake-up of its operations and may even lead to...  

THE MOST POWERFUL SUPER BOWL AD YOU WILL NOT SEE DURING TONIGHT'S GAME (02/02/2014)  Change the Mascot is a national campaign to end the use of the racial slur “redskins” as the mascot and name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C. Launched by the Oneida Indian Nation, the campaign calls upon the NFL and Commissioner Roger...  

Keystone XL Oil Pipeline (01/31/2014)  — The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada has cleared a significant hurdle after the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction.

The department's report was released Friday. It says...  

Mayor de Blasio Announces Agreement in Landmark Stop-and-Frisk Case. (01/30/2014)  In a news conference in Brownsville, an area of the city which had the most stop-and-frisks, Mayor de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bratton and Corporation Counsel Carter said the City will fully embrace stop-and-frisk reform. The mayor announced an...  

SNOWDEN GETS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINATION FROM NORWEGIAN MP (01/29/2014)  A Norwegian member of parliament nominated former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, arguing that his release of classified documents made the world a safer place.

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REPORT: 250 MILLION SCHOOL AGE KIDS CAN'T READ (01/29/2014)  At least 250 million of the world's 650 million primary school age children are unable to read, write or do basic mathematics, according to a report Wednesday commissioned by the U.N. education agency.

The report found that 130 million are...  

Goodnight Pete (01/28/2014)  If you’d ever seen Pete Seeger perform, and experienced his radiance and unapologetic optimism, you might join in mourning the loss of a national treasure says an editorial in the Dallas Morning News. They saw him perform on the National Mall...  

Obama vows to flex presidential powers (01/28/2014)  — Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor....  

USE THIS APP TO SHAME SEXIST SUPER BOWL ADS THIS SUNDAY (01/28/2014)  Almost as many women watch the Super Bowl as men these days. And yet the event’s ads tend to cater to dudes, featuring scantily clad women eating messy fish sandwiches and other wildly unrealistic scenarios. 

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