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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...  

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...  

"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...  

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...  

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...  

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

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...  

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...  

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

$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 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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)  ...  

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...  

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...  

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.....  

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...  

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

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

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...  

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)  ...  

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 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...  

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...  

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 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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-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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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

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

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)  ...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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)  ...  

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...  

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

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...  

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

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...  

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...  

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

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)  ...  

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

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

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

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

Impeachment, Afghan lies, New Jersey shooting (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)  ...  

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

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

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

Netanyahu's loss, How politics are influenced by cash, Why Iran (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 & Trump, Pilger on Assange, Brexit, Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan Posted 10 days ago10 days ago (09/03/2019)  ...  

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...  

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
Tropical Storm Warning
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.


To get closer on the action, we spoke with...  

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 

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 (07/16/2019)  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...  

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)  ...  

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 (07/11/2019)  -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...  

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

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...  

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)  ...  

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

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

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

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...  

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:...  

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

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

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

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....  

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

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

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...  

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

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

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)  ...  

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

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...  

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

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...  

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...  

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

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

—Housing Discrimination  

—Census corruption 

—John Kiriakou on...  

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...  

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

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...  

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

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...  

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

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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.

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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 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 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.

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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...  

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 (01/11/2019)  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...  

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...  

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...  

#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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 

For these stories and more please click the arrow...  

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

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...  

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 (09/20/2017)  —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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

Evening News (04/04/2017)  Trump - NYS Budget -Gorsuch Supreme Couirt Nomination: New Yorkers, Durbin, Sanders...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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, 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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmed as U.S. AG (02/08/2017)  Please click the link above to hear our...  

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...  

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...  

Responses to Donald Trump's SOTU (01/31/2017)  ...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

Disrupt J-20 (01/20/2017)  —On Inauguration Day, Resistance! 

—Protests are planned throughout the...  

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...  

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

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 (01/09/2017)  -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...  

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...  

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 (01/04/2017)  -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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 (12/14/2016)  
-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...  

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 (12/12/2016)  — 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...  

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...  

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 (10/10/2016)  —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....  

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 (10/06/2016)  
-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...  

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...  

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.

Please click the arrow above...  

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...  

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

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 (09/20/2016)  -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...  

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 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 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 (09/07/2016)  —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...  

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...  

WBAI Evening News (09/06/2016)  International, National and Local NYC News for our...  

WBAI Morning News (09/06/2016)  Some of the news you'll want to know to get your day...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 (08/16/2016)  —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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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....  

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...  

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...  

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 —...  

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.

Please click the arrow...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

"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 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...  

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 Morning News (06/27/2016)  —NYC Pride Parade

—Francis apologizes to Gays

—Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn

—Democratic Platform Committee...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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

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...  

GunReform/SenateFilibuster/NRA/IndianPoint/WBAI Listener Calls and More (06/16/2016)  WBAI Evening News and After The News Program for...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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."

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 (05/19/2016)  — 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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 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 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 (04/19/2016)  -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 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...  

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...  

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.

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...  

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 (04/07/2016)  — 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

WBAI News (03/31/2016)  -Nuclear Security Summit

-International Transgender Day

-Misogyny

-Presidential Campaign

-Hillary Clinton - Fossil Fuel Pledge and...  

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 (03/30/2016)  
—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...  

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....  

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 —...  

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...  

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...  

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 (03/22/2016)  —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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

Simon Loekle in Memoriam (02/23/2016)  Simon Loekle, WBAI's resident Joycean scholar and veteran radio host was celebrated in the East...  

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...  

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

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...  

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 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 (02/16/2016)  -MSF Hospital and other bombings in Syria

-Pope Francis address Mayan Indigenous peoples in...  

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...  

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...  

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 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 

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. 

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 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 (01/07/2016)  —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 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 (01/06/2016)  Please click above to hear our...  

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...  

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 (01/04/2016)  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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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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Abuse/Neglect For Women at Rikers (12/22/2015)  ...  

WBAI Morning News: Homelessness in NYC (12/22/2015)  -NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer issues scathing report on...  

WBAI Evening News (12/21/2015)  -NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer issues scathing report on conditions...  

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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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 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 Morning News (12/03/2015)  Place...  

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 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...  

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 (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 (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 Morning News (11/30/2015)  
-UN Climate Conference begins
-Fallout from Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado, 
-Simon Loekle...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 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...  

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...  

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 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...  

WBAI Morning News (11/16/2015)  Paris Attacks, bombings, aftermath, caution.  

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...  

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 (11/05/2015)  
-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

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...  

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...  

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 

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 #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...  

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...  

#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...  

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 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...  

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...  

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 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 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 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 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...  

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 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....  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

Olive Oil (08/21/2015)  Yes Olive Oil - The Oil of Youth - Life Promoting - Gary Null tells us all about...  

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...  

#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...  

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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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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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,

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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....  

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 (07/27/2015)  Municipal ID cards -
Sandra Bland latest -
Obama in Ethiopia - Sudan- and press...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

KPFT News on Sandra Bland (07/17/2015)  Sandra Bland is the young black activist found hanging from the ceiling of a...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 -...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 (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...  

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...  

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...  

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 (06/10/2015)  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

WBAI News (06/09/2015)  Long Island Sound Report; Undercover NYPD Detective convicted in SUV/Motorcycle 2013 melee; Demonstrators protest against new...  

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...  

WBAI News (06/08/2015)  Protests at G7;

Escaped Convicts;

Controversy over NYC Rent Laws; 

Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

WBAI Morning News (05/12/2015)  -Amtrak Crash 

-Fast Track defeated in Senate

-Cop who killed Tony Robinson won't face charges

-Obama on...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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 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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 (05/07/2015)  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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 (04/27/2015)  -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...  

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...  

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...  

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....  

#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 (04/15/2015)  -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

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...  

#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...  

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.

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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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

“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...  

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 (03/06/2015)  -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...  

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...  

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 (03/03/2015)  -#AllMindsMatter conference at The New School on the racial achievement gap. 

-Dignity in Schools Campaign calls for...  

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

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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.....  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

WBAI Morning News (01/21/2015)  Please click on the arrow above to hear our...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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....  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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

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

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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....  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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....  

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...  

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...  

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...  

Rally Against Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality Today (10/22/2014)  

Rally and March Locations in New York and New Jersey

Manhattan
October 22 1 PM, Union Square,19th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of a...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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. 

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

September 11th, 13 years later, .. (09/11/2014)  Click the arrow above to hear our report.

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WBAI News Roundup (09/10/2014)  Click the arrow above to hear our report.

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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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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

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...  

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...  

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),...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 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...  

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 Tuesday Morning News (06/24/2014)  WBAI Morning News is brought to you by Linda Perry.

Click the audio above to...  

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 Monday Morning News (06/23/2014)  

WBAI Monday Morning News is brought to you by Linda Perry.

Click the audio link above  to...  

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...  

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...  

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 Friday June 13, 2014 (06/13/2014)  ...  

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...  

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...  

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.

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...  

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...  

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 Morning News for Monday June 9, 2014 (06/09/2014)  ...  

WBAI News (06/08/2014)  Protests at G7;

Escaped Convicts;

Controversy over Rent Laws;

Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers...  

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 Friday June 6, 2014 (06/06/2014)  ...  

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...  

WBAI Morning News for Thursday June 5, 2014 (06/05/2014)  ...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

The Left Forum (05/28/2014)  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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)  ...  

'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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

WBAI Morning News for Wednesday March 12, 2014 (03/12/2014)  ...  

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)  

WBAI News Friday March 7, 2014 (03/07/2014)  ...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

WBAI News for Thursday March 6, 2014 (03/06/2014)  ...  

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...  

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...  

WBAI Morning News for Wednesday March 5, 2014 (03/05/2014)  ...  

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)  ...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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'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 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 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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,...  

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...  

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....  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

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....  

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...  

Pre-K Report (01/27/2014)  — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has released an interagency report detailing his proposal for free full-day prekindergarten for every 4 year old.

The report says the program would reach 53,000 children who need it by September....  

Mayor de Blasio bent on taxing the very rich for pre-k (01/24/2014)  23 days and 2 snowstorms into the job, Mayor de Blasio went to Washington to deliver remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  He spoke about shared opportunity and shared prosperity. De Blasio said without the mayors working together, the...  

At Davos, push for clean energy as climate weapon (01/22/2014)  — Leaders gathered in the Swiss ski resort of Davos are pushing for nations worldwide to shift to cleaner energy sources as the best way to contain global warming and re-energize the global economy.

U.N. climate chief Christiana...  

NYC: Evening rush slowed down snow clearing (01/21/2014)  — New York City officials say clearing snow from the city's streets has been slow going thanks to a winter storm that intensified just in time for the evening commute.

Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty says the traffic of the rush...  

NY Mayor cites King (01/20/2014)  Mayor Bill de Blasio embraced one of Martin Luther King's most impassioned causes — economic justice — to celebrate the holiday named for the late civil rights leader.

De Blasio told a packed audience Monday at the...  

Speeches, Marches Honor Martin Luther King Jr. (01/20/2014)  As the nation remembered and reflected Monday on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders and everyday Americans talked about how far the country has come in the past 50 years and how much more is to be done.

At...  

De Blasio Expands NYC Paid Sick Leave Law (01/18/2014)  "Under this legislation, the lives of over a half-million New Yorkers will be immeasurably better," de Blasio said outside a restaurant in the Bushwick neighborhood, standing with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Manhattan Borough...  

Obama proposes new limits on NSA phone collections (01/17/2014)   "The reforms I'm proposing today should give the American people greater confidence that their rights are being protected, even as our intelligence and law enforcement agencies maintain the tools they need to keep us safe," Obama...  

City Settles Lawsuits in RNC Arrests for $18 Million (01/16/2014)  New York City has agreed to pay $18 million to settle dozens of lawsuits filed by protesters, journalists and bystanders who said they were wrongly arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention and held for hours in makeshift holding cells,...  

NJ Democrats intensify Christie scandal inquiry (01/13/2014)  — Democrats in New Jersey sharpened their aim at Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, forming special legislative committees to explore the role politics played in traffic jams last fall and announcing that the investigation has...  

Israel's Sharon laid to rest in military funeral (01/13/2014)  Ariel Sharon died on Saturday, eight years after a devastating stroke removed the prime minister from office and left him in a coma from which he never recovered. He was 85.

One of Israel's greatest and most divisive figures, Sharon rose...  

Activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka dies at 79 (01/09/2014)  — Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died . He was 79.

His booking agent,...  

Mark-Viverito Chosen NYC Council Speaker (01/08/2014)  — Melissa Mark-Viverito, an ally of Mayor Bill de Blasio, was elected speaker of the New York City Council on Wednesday after a rival for the position conceded.

The 51-member body voted unanimously for Mark-Viverito, who becomes the...  

Biden, Cuomo Urge Smarter Rebuilding After Sandy (01/07/2014)  — Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that New York and the nation's other coastal states have to rebuild against severe storms and flooding that are likely in the future.

"Extreme weather is the new...  

Mayor Bill de Blasio's Inauguration (01/02/2014)  The inauguration at City Hall on January 1st was an elaborate ceremony. Mayor David Dinkins, Governor Andrew Cuomo and  Bill and Hillary Clinton were there. So was Mayor Mike Bloomberg, often stone faced, seated on stage as a private citizen...  

NY Governor Mario Cuomo (June 15, 1932- January 1, 2015) (01/01/2014)  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...  

NY Governor Mario Cuomo (01/01/2014)  ...  

JUDGE GRANTS LYNNE STEWART COMPASSIONATE RELEASE (12/31/2013)  A federal judge in Manhattan ordered a “compassionate release” on Tuesday for Lynne F. Stewart, the former defense lawyer convicted of assisting terrorism who is dying from cancer in a federal prison in Texas.

Ms. Stewart, 74, who...  

Councilman Charles Barron Looks Back, and Forward (12/31/2013)  The outgoing Brooklyn Councilman speaks with WBAI's Bob Hennelly on WBAI's Morning Show, Haskins and Hennelly. Give a...  

Zachary Carter, Stop and Frisk, Central Park 5 (12/30/2013)  Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio appointed Zach Carter Corporation Counsel, the top lawyer for New York City.  Carter led the prosecution in the Abner Louima case.  He helped to turn around Hale House in Harlem. He was the first black lawyer to...  

United Nations 2013 Year in Review (12/26/2013)  Amid continuing turmoil and crises, it was a year of major strides for diplomacy. 

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, “We speak often of hope. Our duty is to turn hope into action through hard work, commitment, skill...  

Familiar Hands to Chart Progressive Course (12/24/2013)  When introducing Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, his pick for deputy mayor for health and human services, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio noted she had been a nun for five years and a proponent of liberation theology, a political movement in the Roman Catholic...  

Progressive Change in New York City (12/19/2013)  At a news conference in Brooklyn, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio said New York City is facing an unprecidented situation in the history of the City.

"We've never had all our labor contracts unresolved simultaneously. We've never had...  

NYC Demographics-Report (12/18/2013)  — The percentage of immigrants in New York City's population is the highest in a century, according to a report issued by the city on Wednesday.

More than 3 million of the city's residents in 2011 were born in another country,...  

Mayor-Elect de Blasio Addresses Inequality in New York City (12/12/2013)  "The growing inequality in New York City must be addressed forcefully and effectively." That's what  Mayor-Elect de  Blasio said opening his news conference today. He talked about homelessness and about

National Organization For Women Issues List of Priorities for Mayor-Elect de Blasio (12/11/2013)  Women understand Mayor-Elect de Blasio's 'Tale of Two Cities' says NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio, because many women live it. She says, "Addressing women's inequality will be the difference between creating a city where...  

Madiba Memorial Service (12/10/2013)  ...  

Mandela Inspired Music, Movies, Poems (12/06/2013)  From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to his death on Thursday, when apartheid had fallen and he was among the world's most admired people. Mandela inspired...  

Madiba (12/05/2013)  Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first democratically elected president and a symbol of reconciliation to many around the world, has died. At his 95th birthday celebration in Harlem,...  

Mayor-Elect de Blasio Appoints First Deputy Mayor (12/04/2013)  Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of Tony Shorris as his first deputy mayor at a news conference today.  In Shorris, de Blasio chose a man of extensive managerial and hands on experience. de Blasio said he wants to be...  

Train Going Too Fast Towards Curve (12/02/2013)   — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or mechanical...  

Obama reveals $100 million HIV research initiative (12/02/2013)  — President Barack Obama has announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV.  Obama says his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies....  

NYC TRAIN DERAILMENT (12/01/2013)  — A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed and came to rest only inches from the water Sunday, killing four people, injuring more than 60 and sending a chain of toppled cars shaped like a backward question mark...  

Buy Nothing Day (11/29/2013)   “Today, humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet.”
– Fawzi Ibrahim

Until we challenge the entrenched values of capitalism – that the economy...  

Mayor-Elect's Thanksgiving Post (11/27/2013)  As we approach Thanksgiving and begin to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, I want you to know how thankful my family is for your support over the last year -- and how humbled I am by the opportunity you've given me to serve.

These two...  

Poll Shows Support For NYC Tax Hike On Richest (11/27/2013)  — A poll released Wednesday showed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature may have the political support they need to approve New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's proposed tax increase on wealthy city residents to pay for...  

N.Y. Health Overhaul (11/27/2013)   — The state's new health exchange reports more than 257,000 New Yorkers have completed applications to join and more than 76,000 have enrolled so far in insurance plans or Medicaid.

NY State of Health was established under the...  

Haitian Migrants Capsize in Bahamas (11/26/2013)   — A sailboat passing through the southern Bahamas islands with about 150 Haitian migrants on board capsized after running aground, killing up to 30 people and leaving the rest clinging to the vessel for hours, authorities said...  

WBAI News (11/26/2013)  ...  

Iran Nuclear Deal - Winners and Losers (11/24/2013)  Political balance sheet from Sunday's nuclear deal between Iran and world powers:

WINNERS

DIPLOMACY: A 15-minute phone call in late September between U.S. President Barack Obama and...  

Stop and Frisk: Appeals Court denies City's Motion to Vacate Judge's Orders (11/22/2013)  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied a request today by the Bloomberg Administration to vacate Stop and Frisk rulings. They were issued in August by Judge Shira Sheindlin in the federal class action trial, Floyd vs. City of New...  

Scottsboro Boys (11/21/2013)   — Alabama's parole board approved of granting posthumous pardons in the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" rape case on Thursday morning.

The board made the decision during a hearing in Montgomery for three black men whose...  

NYC Council Speaker (11/21/2013)   — One of the most powerful offices in New York City will be chosen by just 51 people.

The race is on to determine the next City Council Speaker and seven council members attended a forum Wednesday night as they vie to fill a...  

Mayor-Elect de Blasio Announces Transition Committee Appointments (11/20/2013)  Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of 60 leaders and experts to help him build a progressive city government. The Mayor-Elect said "These leaders are volunteering their expertise in every issue and area of municipal affairs." The...  

Stop and Frisk Numbers Down (11/18/2013)  — The number of street stops under the police department's heavily criticized stop-and-frisk tactic has plummeted 80 percent in recent months compared with the same time last year, and officers are recovering fewer weapons, according to...  

Doris Lessing (11/17/2013)  — Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted "Oh Christ! ... I couldn't...  

WBAI News (11/15/2013)  ...  

Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to Ten Years (11/15/2013)  The 28 year old pled guilty to hacking Stratfor, the private intelligence firm. Journalists, activists and whistleblowers packed the federal court. Sparrow Media says supporters see Hammond's actions as...  

NY AG Issues Report on Stop and Frisk (11/14/2013)  The new report examines the impact of the NYPD's Stop and Frisk practice on individuals stopped and on the criminal justice system. This is the second report from the Attorney General's office on the effect of Stop and Frisk. The first was...  

Midtown East Rezoning (11/12/2013)  — The New York City Council will not pass one of outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's final significant proposals, a sweeping plan to rezone the eastern section of Midtown Manhattan to allow taller skyscrapers to populate the city's top...  

WBAI News (11/11/2013)  ...  

Relief for Typhoon Victims (11/10/2013)  The Typhoon that slammed the Philippines Friday is one of the deadliest in the country's history. The Philippine's Interior Secretary said, "all systems, all vestiges of modern living — communications, power, water...  

Deaths, Devastation From Typhoon in Philipines (11/10/2013)  — Thousands are believed to have died in one Philippine city alone when one of the worst storms on record sent giant sea waves, washing away homes, schools and airport buildings, officials said Sunday. Ferocious winds ravaged several central...  

WBAI Election Special: Mayor de Blasio (11/07/2013)  A historic landslide - that's what New York gave Bill de Blasio. He was elected the city’s 109th mayor with 73% of the vote.

His progressive views, down to earth manner, grassroots experience, plus the tale of...  

New York City's New Mayor - Bill de Blasio (11/06/2013)  New York City voted overwhelmingly to replace Mayor Mike Bloomberg's vision with the tale of two New Yorks that Bill de Blasio wove in the days leading up to his election. In this report New Yorkers tell why Mayor de Blasio is good for the city...  

Election Roundup (11/06/2013)  — The 2016 overtones were clear in this year's two most high-profile elections.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie's resounding re-election victory in Democratic-leaning New Jersey sets the opening argument for a possible White House...  

NYC Has A New Mayor (11/06/2013)  — Bill de Blasio was elected New York City's first Democratic mayor in two decades Tuesday, posting a potentially record landslide victory while running on an unabashedly liberal, tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with...  

Hudson River (11/05/2013)  — The Environmental Protection Agency says dredging of PCBs from the Hudson River north of Albany is almost three quarters done.

The agency says Tuesday that crews removed 612,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the river...  

Colin Powell Gives CUNY $5 Million (11/05/2013)  Former Secretary of State Colin Powell who made the false case for WMD's at the UN as a pretext for war in Iraq is now donating $5 million to City College. He already gave the school $2 million.  Powell...  

Snowden Seeks Help Against US Charges (11/01/2013)  — Edward Snowden is calling for international help to persuade the U.S. to drop its espionage charges against him, according to a letter a German lawmaker released Friday after meeting the American in Moscow.

Snowden said he would like...  

Stop and Frisk Judge Answers Appeals Court Charges (11/01/2013)  In a surprise move, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals removed Judge Shira Sheindlin from Stop-and-Frisk cases on Thursday. They also blocked the remedies she ordered to NYPD Stop-and-Frisk practices.

The appellate court said Judge...  

NYCLU Vows to Appeal Stop-and-Frisk Decision (10/31/2013)  —  The New York Civil Liberties Union this afternoon promised to fight a federal appeals court’s decision postponing the remedy proceedings in New York City’s stop-and-frisk abuse case. The decision, issued by the Second...  

Stop and Frisk Attorneys Dismayed (10/31/2013)   – Today, the Court of Appeals granted the City of New York’s request for a stay of the joint remedial process ordered in the landmark class action lawsuit Floyd v. the City of New York pending the resolution of the appeal and,...  

Appeals Court Blocks Rulings on NYPD Stop and Frisk - Removes Judge (10/31/2013)  — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a judge's order requiring changes to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk program and removed the judge from the case.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the...  

NYC Top Cop Kelly Shouted Down At Brown University (10/30/2013)  — New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was shouted down by protesters at Brown University, forcing administrators at the Ivy League school to call off his lecture on "Proactive Policing in America's Biggest...  

Innocent New Jersey Man Released From Prison (10/30/2013)  Gerard Richardson was released from a New Jersey prison last night after serving 19 years  for a murder he didn’t commit. 

The Innocence Project which seeks to free wrongly convicted people,...  

Sandy Anniversary (10/29/2013)  — A year after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the state, Gov. Chris Christie said he is celebrating how far New Jersey has come since the storm and pledged not to forget the thousands who still cannot go back home.

Visiting a flood-damaged...  

More Car Wash Workers Walk Off the Job (10/29/2013)  - Car Wash Workers are angry at how they are being treated on the job. Off-Broadway Car Wash workers in Queens walked off the job today to demand that the owner recognize the union. The owner has been ducking the efforts of the National Labor...  

Stop and Frisk (10/29/2013)  – Today, attorneys in the landmark case Floyd v. City of New York urged the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the City’s effort to delay the remedies process to reform the New York City Police Department’s...  

Lou Reed (10/28/2013)  — The stare from across a desk was enough for me to question whether my first and only interview with Lou Reed had been a good idea.

He'd already curtly dismissed a publicist who had dreamed for years of meeting his musical...  

NSA Surveillance - Diplomacy (10/26/2013)  Secretary of State John Kerry went to Europe to talk about Mideast peace, Syria and Iran. What he got was an earful of outrage over U.S. snooping abroad. President Barack Obama has defended America's surveillance dragnet to leaders of Russia,...  

Prison to Prosperity (10/26/2013)  People judge what they don't know.  When they get to know you, people will know you're not the same person who made bad decisions. That's what a young man who was in prison says about life on the outside. Turning around the stigma...  

Former Rep. Major Owens of Brooklyn dies at 77 (10/22/2013)  — Major Owens, a New York City Democrat who served 12 terms in the U.S. House and was credited with helping to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, has died at age 77.

Owens died Monday night at NYU Langone Medical Center of...  

Global Frackdown (10/18/2013)  United For Action wants WBAI Listeners and online viewers to know about the Saturday Global Frackdown Rally:  The action in New York is titled: Protect NY Food, Milk, Wine and Beer. Here are the...  

Victory for Car Wash Workers (10/17/2013)  – In the space of 24 hours, four car washes – two of which are
owned by two of the largest car wash owners in the city -- signed
contracts with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

Workers at the...  

Budget Battle (10/15/2013)  WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing to meet a deadline, the Senate passed and sent to the House legislation Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President...  

NYC Mayoral Debate (10/15/2013)  — New York City mayoral hopefuls Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota squared off in their first general election debate Tuesday night, trading barbs while offering starkly different views for the future of the nation's largest...  

WBAI News (10/14/2013)  Here's the WBAI Morning News for Monday October 14,...  

New York Call To Action Against Fracking Infrastructure Projects (10/13/2013)  Organizers against Fracking are asking folks to mobilize and flood the DEC, The NYS Department of Conservation, with comments on a new set of draft regulations governing proposed infrastructure projects for fracking – storing, liquefying, and...  

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Chemical Weapons Watchdog (10/11/2013)   — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria.

The OPCW was formed in...  

New York Lessons from Fukushima (10/09/2013)  There is a  great debate over whether Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants should continue to operate beyond 2014 and 2016. That’s when their initial 40-year operating licenses are scheduled to expire. The NRC, the Nuclear Regulatory...  

Labor Awards (10/08/2013)  LaborPress presented its annual “Heroes of Labor” awards to union members who demonstrated exemplary personal heroism, community service, or organizing work in the last year. “As a leader, I’m proud to be here,” said...  

New Yorkers Marching for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Arrested (10/08/2013)  Immigrants from New York joined a civil disobedience action and got arrested with 200 allies from the Fair Immigration Reform Movement. Along with New York Congressmen Joe Crowley and Charles Rangel, they demanded immediate action in the House of...  

Is the Government Keeping Too Much of Your Data? (10/08/2013)   

 – In a report released today, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law surveys five methods of data collection and finds that intelligence and law enforcement agencies not only collect massive amounts of innocent...  

Stop and Frisk (10/07/2013)   – The coalition Communities United for Police Reform and representatives from community, faith, labor, and law enforcement groups joined City officials, attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel to voice support...  

Supreme Court Starts New Term (10/07/2013)  The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia's bid to revive its anti-sodomy law.

The justices took the bench just past 10 o'clock on the first Monday in October, even as much of...  

UN bias suspected on Syria (10/04/2013)  UNITED NATIONS, NY   A wider Syrian conflict has been contained, for now. The recent signing of a United Nations Security Council resolution to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons under the OPCW, has been hailed as a triumph of diplomacy and...  

New Yorkers March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect (10/04/2013)  On Saturday, October 5th, thousands of New Yorkers will rally at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn and march over the Brooklyn Bridge in one of more than 170 events in 150 cities in 40 states across the country to press Congress to pass immigration reform...  

New leak at Fukushima plant due to tank overflow (10/03/2013)  Japan's crippled nuclear plant has a new leak of highly radioactive water entering the Pacific Ocean after a storage tank overflowed.

Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that workers detected the water dripping from the...  

Indian Point Is Operating Without A License. (10/02/2013)  The NY State Committee on Energy and Telecommunications held a public hearing at 250 Broadway to consider a contingency plan in case Indian Point nuclear power plant had to close.   The license of one of IP's reactors expired on...  

Mayor Bloomberg Receives Fortune Society's David Rothenberg Achievement Award (10/02/2013)  The Fortune Society will present Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the David Rothenberg Achievement Award this evening at their Annual Fall Benefit. The Mayor is receiving this award for his steadfast commitment and support of successful reentry services...  

Prisoner Freed After 41 years of Solitary (10/02/2013)  — A 71-year-old Louisiana prisoner who spent 41 years in solitary confinement and is now dying of cancer was released late Tuesday from prison, his attorneys said.

Late Tuesday, U.S. District Chief Judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge...  

Tish James New York City Public Advocate (10/01/2013)  — In a runoff election marked by low turnout and high cost, Councilwoman Letitia James defeated state Sen. Daniel Squadron to become the Democratic party nominee for public advocate.

Unofficial returns from Tuesday's election showed...  

Budget Fight (10/01/2013)  — It's a political perfect storm: The pairing of a government shutdown with the rollout of a big chunk of the health care law is illustrating all sorts of partisan and cultural tensions that are roiling America. Big government...  

Pope Wants Church With Modern Spirit (10/01/2013)  — Pope Francis says he doesn't want a "Vatican-centric" church concerned about itself but a missionary church that reaches out to the poor, the young, the elderly and even to non-believers. That's the vision he laid out as he...  

Zimbabwe-Poisoned Elephants (10/01/2013)  — The stench of rotting elephant carcasses hangs in the air in western Zimbabwe where wildlife officials say at least 91 elephants were poisoned with cyanide by poachers who hack off the tusks for the lucrative illegal ivory...  

How Outrageous is This: NYC inmate almost as costly as Ivy League tuition (09/30/2013)  — New York is indeed an expensive place, but experts say that alone doesn't explain a recent report that found the city's annual cost per inmate was $167,731 last year — nearly as much as it costs to pay for four years of tuition...  

TV-Breaking Bad-Finale (09/30/2013)  — Any "Breaking Bad " fan could be forgiven for concluding that Sunday's finale held no major surprises.

That's because this AMC drama series has delivered surprises, shock and OMG moments dependably since its premiere...  

United Nations - Syria (09/30/2013)  — Syria's foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members.

Walid...  

US-Iran: Breakthrough after decades of silence (09/28/2013)  — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was ending his visit to the United States and inching through New York's notorious traffic when the call came from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

Fifteen minutes later, the two say...  

Japan's Tepco Wants To Restart Reactors (09/27/2013)  

— Tokyo Electric Power Co. requested on Friday that safety inspections be carried out to allow it to restart two nuclear reactors, despite concerns over how it has handled the catastrophe at the Fukushima plant.

All of Japan's 50...  

CUNY Petraeus Protest (09/24/2013)  Students, Academics and Peace Activists protest whenever David Petraeus is scheduled to teach at Macaulay Honors College. They say his placement and the propagation of ROTC in the City's colleges is a result of the right wing agenda's plan...  

Weak UN Report supports US Agenda (09/21/2013)  UNITED NATIONS   Syria successfully met the first deadline of the Chemical Weapons Convention today by detailing its arsenal to the UN-backed Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Under duress of air strikes by member...  

House Votes To Cut Food Stamps By $4B (09/19/2013)  At a time where one in seven Americans receives food stamps, the House of Representatives voted to cut $4 billion a year from the program.  The vote was 217 to 210, a win for conservatives. The bill would end waivers for able bodied people...  

6 CUNY Students Protesting Petraeus Arrested (09/19/2013)  A protest against David Petraeus at CUNY Honors by students and faculty turned violent when police forced demonstrators off the sidewalk into the street. Students were punched and thrown to the pavement. 6 were arrested on Tuesday, arraigned...  

What A Trip: Timothy Leary Papers Now Open To Public (09/19/2013)  — A trove of Timothy Leary files, much of it previously unpublished, could shed new light on the LSD guru, his controversial research into psychedelic drugs and the emergence of the 1960s counterculture....  

Stop and Frisk Reform (09/18/2013)  Judge Shira Sheindlin appointed an Academic Advisory Council of local area law professors to help reform the NYPD practice of Stop and Frisk. They will work with Nicholas Turner, President of the Vera Institute for Justice, who was appointed on...  

US Prosecutor Says NY Corruption 'Rampant' (09/17/2013)  — U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a new state commission Tuesday that corruption in New York politics has created a "show-me-the-money culture" that's permeating state and local officials, both Democrats and Republicans, and has reached...  

Stop and Frisk: City's Request for Stay - Denied (09/17/2013)  

U.S. District Court Judge Shira Sheindlin, who ruled on the Stop and Frisk Trial,...  

NYC Mayor's Race (09/16/2013)  — New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson conceded the Democratic primary race to front-runner Bill de Blasio on Monday, averting a runoff and clearing the way for de Blasio to campaign for the general election....  

New Low-Income Housing (09/16/2013)  — New York plans to create low-income housing for 5,000 Medicaid recipients with significant health care needs....  

Birmingham Sunday (09/15/2013)  
Fifty years ago, on September 15, 1963, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, central to a campaign to register Black voters, was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan. ...  

World's Oldest Man Dies (09/15/2013)  — The world's oldest man, self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112....  

Is the United Nations report on Syria tainted goods? (09/13/2013)  United Nations Syrian President Bashar Al Assad marked his 48th birthday on September 11 by committing to join the Chemical Weapons Convention supervised by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The decision came on the heels of...  

Remembering September 11th (09/11/2013)  Register for benefits under the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund if you were affected by the toxic mix in downtown Manhattan. ...  

NY City Council Races (09/11/2013)  
Many Democratic Council members familiar to WBAI won their districts. They worked for the Community Safety Act to reign in abuse in the NYPD's policy of Stop and Frisk and to put...  

Mayor's Race (09/11/2013)  Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is the top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary.  He reached the 40 percent threshold to avoid a run-off Oct. 1, but the question is whether the 40 percent will hold.  About 30,000 votes are yet to...  

Exit Polls: NYC Democratic primary voters want a new direction (09/10/2013)  Here's a look at some of the key findings from preliminary exit polls of voters in Tuesday's New York City Democratic primaries:...  

Scattered problems at polling sites (09/10/2013)  — New York City's Board of Elections reported scattered problems at polling sites during Tuesday's primary election for mayor and other offices....  

Drumbeat Towards War: Anti-war Protesters Speak Out (09/09/2013)  At an anti-war rally in Times Square over the weekend, President Obama's push for a military strike in Syria was met with resistance and outrage by people in our...  

Times Square Rally Against War in Syria (09/07/2013)  The U.S. Senate could vote as early as Wednesday to authorize military attacks on Syria. House could vote on the resolution passed by the Foreign Relations Committee next week. Meanwhile Progressives are holding rallies and peace vigils throughout...  

Fukushima: Highest Levels Yet (09/07/2013)  Record high radiation levels were detected at the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, Japan's nuclear regulator and plant operator TEPCO said on Wednesday, raising more concerns that the spiraling catastrophe has no end in...  

12 U.S. Intelligence Officials Tell Obama It Wasn’t Assad (09/07/2013)  Russian President Vladimir Putin insists that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was by rebels and not by the Syrian President. He warned the U.S. that Russia would give Syria military support if America attacks.  President Obama insists that the...  

Syria Under Renewed Threat of Imminent US Attack (09/06/2013)  Vowing to defy the American public, Congress, the United Nations and international law by illegally attacking a fellow member state, Team Obama says "yes we can." After the UN Security Council refused to authorize a strike at member state Syria in...  

Stop and Frisk (09/06/2013)  On behalf of plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit Floyd v. City of New York, civil rights attorneys filed opposition to the Bloomberg Administration's request that the court stay its remedies order. They said the City's arguments are...  

Syria Crisis (09/04/2013)  Secretary of State John Kerry made clear that "degrading" Syria means a regime change at the meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday. With few objections, top members drafted a resolution that permits President Obama to order a...  

Syria Crisis Commentary (08/30/2013)  On Friday, President Barack Obama said he's weighing "limited and narrow" action, accusing Bashar Assad's government of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,429 people. He doesn't speak about estimates of...  

Stringer and Spitzer (08/30/2013)  Poll results for New York City Comptroller are mixed up. A day after a Quinnipiac poll found Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer and disgraced former Governor Eliot Spitzer neck in neck at 46-46, a different poll finds Spitzer with a sizeable...  

50th Anniversary of March on Washington for Jobs
and Freedom and MLK's "I Have A Dream" Speech
(08/29/2013)  In a gathering rich with history and symbolism, tens of thousands of Americans of all backgrounds and colors stood shoulder to shoulder at the National Mall in Washington. They joined with civil rights leaders to mark the 50th anniversary of...  

De Blasio Surges Ahead For NYC Mayor (08/28/2013)  Bill de Blasio is nearing the 40 percent mark needed to avoid a run-off in the NYC Mayoral Race. This is according to a new Quinnipiac poll which finds 36 percent of Democratic...  

Heroes of NYPD Reform (08/26/2013)  The City Council convened to override Mayor Mike Bloomberg's vetoes of the Community Safety Act Bills on August 22, 2013.  The bills originally passed in the wee hours of the...  

Community Safety Act Becomes Law (08/22/2013)  The City Council had the votes to override Mayor Mike Bloomberg's vetoes of the Community Safety Act this evening.The bill against profiling for all New Yorkers,Intro 1080. passed 34-15. The bill to create an Office of Inspector General, Intro...  

Manning Sentenced to 35 Years (08/21/2013)  A military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks.

Here's a look at the key elements of the case
:
----WHAT WAS MANNING...  

Manning Sentencing 10am Wednesday (08/20/2013)  "Perhaps his biggest crime was that he cared about the loss of life and that he couldn't ignore it," defense attorney David Coombs said during closing arguments of the sentencing part of Manning's court martial hearing. "This court has had...  

Glen Greenwald Vows to Publish More Leaks About England (08/19/2013)  — Glen Greenwald who writes stories based on documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden on Monday said he'll publish with more fervor after British authorities detained his partner, David Miranda, for nine hours at Heathrow Airport in...  

Albert Murray, Author-critic dead at 97 (08/19/2013)  Albert Murray, the influential novelist and critic who celebrated black culture, scorned black separatism and was once praised by Duke Ellington as the "unsquarest man I know," died Sunday. He was 97.Murray died at home in his sleep, according to...  

Override of Bloomberg's Vetoes of Police Reform Bills This Week (08/19/2013)  The New York City Council is expected to override Mayor Bloomberg's veto of the Community Safety Act on Thursday. The CSA seeks to end discriminatory policing and bring accountability to the NYPD. One bill sets up an independent permanent NYPD...  

Fingerprint NYCHA Residents? (08/16/2013)  Mayor Mike Bloomberg has a regular Friday morning appearance on WOR Radio's John Gambling Show. He often makes controversial comments on these broadcasts. They get covered throughout the weekend. This morning's broadcast was no exception....  

Bloomberg Criticized Over Plan to Appeal Stop-and-Frisk Rulings (08/15/2013)  — As Mayor Bloomberg promised, the city is set to appeal the Judge's ruling in the Stop and Frisk case, Floyd vs. City of New York. The city's top lawyer, Michael Cardozo, said a notice of appeal will be filed Friday in U.S. District...  

Brad Manning Took the Stand At His Sentencing Hearing (08/14/2013)  — Pfc. Bradley Manning took the stand at his sentencing hearing. Addressing the Judge he said he realizes now that he should have worked more aggressively "inside the system" to draw attention to his concerns about the way the war was being waged....  

Spitzer Has 19-Pt Lead In New York City Comptroller Race (08/14/2013)  A new Quinnipiac poll estimates that 56 percent of likely Democratic voters support Eliot Spitzer. This gives Spitzer a 19-Point lead over Scott Stringer. A Quinnipiac poll on July 25th had them closer. Then it was Sptizer 49 -- Stringer 45. Now...  

New Poll Shows de Blasio Leads The Pack (08/13/2013)  NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio now leads in the Democratic primary race for NYC Mayor. According to a Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters, de Blasio has 30 percent, Christine Quinn 24 percent, with 22 percent for Bill Thompson, 10...  

Judge Rules Stop And Frisk Unconstitutional (08/12/2013)  Today, Manhattan Federal District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled in Floyd vs. the City of New York that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers. The judge said Stop and Frisk...  

The NSA Is Scanning The Contents Of All Email Crossing A US Border (08/08/2013)  EXTENDED INTERVIEW The National Security Agency is collecting and monitoring virtually all text-based electronic communications coming into of going out of the United States.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with Bret Kaufman, National Security Fellow...  

A New York Federal Court Judge held a hearing today over the demand for compassionate release for civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart who is terminally ill with cancer. (08/08/2013)  Lynne Stewart's attorney filed an emergency motion in US Federal District Court last week asking the Judge to grant her compassionate release.Today Judge Koetl held a hearing over the motion.Outside and inside the court were many of...  

NYPD Agrees To Eliminate Stop and Frisk Database of Innocent People (08/08/2013)  On Wednesday the Bloomberg administration agreed to end the NYPD practice of keeping the names and addresses of people who had been stopped and frisked and either arrested or issued a summons, but later cleared.The lawsuit, Lino versus the City of...  

We Are All Ramarley Graham (08/08/2013)  There is outrage in the Bronx over a grand jury which failed to indict the police officer who shot and killed Ramarley Graham.A large rally was held this afternoon outside the office of the Bronx DA Robert Johnson. WBAI’s Linda Perry was there and...  

Court Settlement Prohibited Children From Talking About Fracking (08/07/2013)  In 2007, shortly after Chris and Stephanie Hallowich had finished building their home in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, gas wells were drilled and fracked on adjacent land.Soon they and their children, aged 7 and 10, were suffering from burning eyes,...  

California Prison Hunger Strike Supporters Respond to Disinformation (08/07/2013)  Prisoners in California have been on hunger strike for 31 days to protest solitary confinement.On Tuesday the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed piece by Jeffery Beard, head of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, denouncing the...  

New York elected officials and community leaders urge Congress to pass revised Voting Rights Act, and do it soon (08/07/2013)  New York elected officials and community leaders in Washington Heights today to urge Congress to pass the restore the Voting Rights Act.The US Supreme Court in June ruled a section of the Act unconstitutional that offered protections for...  

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered in NYC (08/07/2013)  It's a celebration of peace, on the 68th anniversary of when the U.S. dropped a uranium bomb on Hiroshima destroying 140, 000 lives and three days later a plutonium bomb killing 70,000 more in Nagasaki, Japan. Music, poetry, introspection and...  

NYS Supreme court rules in favor of Bloomberg administration in overturning prevailing wage legislation; elected officials and advocates say they will fight back (08/06/2013)  New York State Supreme court has ruled in favor of the Bloomberg administration in overturning the City Council's prevailing wage legislation; the judge said the legislation is pre-empted by State legislation. Elected officials and advocates...  

"I believe that I shouldn't have to worry about every single word in my emails to my friends" says 10 year old at anti Surveillance rally  (08/05/2013)  Demonstrators in Boston, Carson City, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Savannah and Washington took to the streets Sunday to protest NSA surveillance.Rebecca Myles covered the rally in New York and has...  

DEA Program Gives NSA Surveillance Intelligence to Law Enforcement Then Hides The Source (08/05/2013)  An article published by Reuters today outlines the operations of a division of the Drug Enforcement Administration that funnels information gleaned from intelligence sources, including the National Security Agency, to law enforcement agencies around...  

Advocates Condemn GOP House Proposal To Cut $40B From Food Stamps (08/02/2013)  The Republican leadership of the House of Representatives wants to cut food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, by forty billion dollars. WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with Joel Berg, executive director of the...  

Appeals Court Rules No Warrant Is Needed To Obtain Cellphone Location Data (08/01/2013)  On Monday the federal Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that law enforcement does not need a warrant to engage in surveillance of people’s historical cell phone location information.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with Catherine Crump, a...  

New Leaked NSA Documents Spark Calls For Congressional Action (08/01/2013)  On Wednesday the British newspaper the Guardian published the latest NSA documents released by whistle blower Edward Snowden.As the documents explain, a program called X-Keyscore and other NSA systems allow users to obtain ongoing “real time”...  

Supporters of imprisoned activist attorney Lynne Stewart were outside New York Federal Court today. Lawyers were petitioning the court to grant compassionate release to Stewart. (07/31/2013)  Lawyers in New York federal court today are asking for compassionate relief for civil rights attorney, Lynne Stewart.WBAI's Rebecca Myles has...  

Implications of the Bradley Manning Verdict for Whistleblowers Extended Interview (07/31/2013)  The Bradley Manning case has been followed closely not only because it could put Manning behind bars for the rest of his life, but also as another landmark in the treatment of whistle blowers in US courts.WBAI’s Andrea Sears spoke with Beatrice...  

New York State Assembly hosted a public hearing over bill that would require food containing GMO's to be labelled (07/30/2013)  A New York State bill would, if passed, require manufacturers to label foods if they contain GMO's.The Assembly bill had its first public hearing today at Lehman College in the Bronx.WBAI's Rebecca Myles has...  

Bradley Manning Not Guilty of Aiding the Enemy (07/30/2013)  A military judge in Fort Meade Maryland today found Private Bradley Manning not guilty of Aiding the Enemy for giving some seven hundred thousand battlefield reports, state department cables and videos to Wikileaks, but found him guilty of multiple...  

Harry Belafonte says Bill de Blasio is Best Choice for NYC Mayor (07/30/2013)  According to a new Quinnipiac Poll Anthony Weiner has dropped to fourth place in the race for NYC Mayor. Christine Quinn leads the pack, but Bill deBlasio is now in second Place. Today the city's Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio, received new...  

The Upper East Side Can't Stand the Second Avenue Subway Construction Says Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (07/29/2013)  Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney issued a report card on the MTA's Second Avenue Subway. She gave high marks to the project for completing the tunnel from 92nd to 63rd streets and to construction management, but low marks to the impact of the...  

Inmate Advocates Call For Investigation of CA Hunger Striker's Death (07/29/2013)  Mediators working on behalf of California prisoners on hunger strike are calling for an independent investigation into the July 22nd death of Billy Sell, a prisoner held in solitary confinement at Corcoran State Prison.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke...  

Fast Food Workers at sites across the US walk off the job for one day strike over low wages (07/29/2013)  From Fulton Street to Union Square to Flatbush Avenue in New York today, fast food workers at Burger King, KFC, McDonalds and Wendy's walked off the job in a one day strike protesting low wages. It was of many similar strikes in cities across...  

Sandy Regional Assembly Issues Report (07/25/2013)  This week, the Sandy Regional Assembly released an analysis of Mayor Bloomberg’s Sandy Rebuilding Report. It looks at gaps in the report for the city's most vulnerable areas, and makes recommendations for the upcoming report by the federal...  

ACLU files a lawsuit in New York federal court challenging the constitutionality of NSA's mass collection of phone records (07/25/2013)  The American Civil Liberties Union was in New York federal court today over its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the NSA's surveillance of American's phone records.WBAI's Rebecca Myles has...  

House Narrowly Defeats Measure to Curb NSA Domestic Surveillance (07/25/2013)  On Wednesday the Amash amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill was defeated by a razor-thin margin, 205 to 217 votes.The amendment, introduced by Republican Representative Justin Amash, and co-sponsored by Democratic Representative John...  

Former CIA Station Chief Arrested In Panama On Rendition To Torture Conviction (07/24/2013)  Last week former CIA station chief Robert Seldon Lady was arrested and detained in Panama on an international arrest warrant for the kidnapping and torture of a Muslim cleric in Milan, Italy.Then he was put on a plane and sent to the United States...  

An ACLU Lawsuit Seeking FBI Documents On Racial Profiling Goes To A Federal Appeals Court (07/24/2013)  The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan were in federal appeals court today, in a challenge to the FBI's refusal to make public information about which American communities it's spying on. WBAI’s Andrea Sears spoke...  

City Council Will Override Mayor's Vetoes of Community Safety Act Bills (07/24/2013)  City Council Members gathered with activists and youth who have been profiled to denounce Mayor Bloomberg for vetoing the Community Safety Act Bills which would provide new oversight of the New York Police Department. Council Members vow to override...  

NYPD To Release Gases on Subways, Buses And On City Streets Again (07/23/2013)  At City Hall, concerned New Yorkers gathered with members of the No Spray Coalition-- a group objecting to gases being released into the NYC transit system. They called for transparency, accountability and an end to the next planned gassing...  

A 15 State Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Kicks Off In New York And San Francisco (07/23/2013)  Abortion rights activists from around the country are launching a month-long, 15-state Abortion Rights Freedom Ride today with kick-off rallies in New York City and San Francisco today.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with Sunsara Taylor, who writes...  

Defense Appropriations Amendment Would Rein In NSA Spying (07/23/2013)  A proposed amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill, sponsored by Republican Justin Amash and Democrat John Conyers, would cut funding for the mass, dragnet surveillance of every American’s telephone data.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with...  

Women's Groups Endorse Stringer for Comptroller (07/22/2013)  The race is heating up between Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Governor Eliot Spitzer for NYC Comptroller. Today Stringer's campaign got a shot in the arm... WBAI's Linda Perry...  

Government Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging the Targeted Killings of Three US Citizens (07/19/2013)  The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights were in federal court in Washington DC today, for oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of three US citizens.WBAI's Andrea Sears...  

Obama Says Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me (07/19/2013)  Today President Barack Obama spoke about the pain in the African American Community over the death of Trayvon Martin and the verdict in the Zimmerman murder case. He said Trayvon Martin could have been him. In an unexpected news briefing, the...  

Motion to Dismiss 'Aiding the Enemy' Charge Against Bradley Manning Has Been Denied (07/18/2013)  The judge hearing the court martial of Private Bradley Manning this morning denied a defense motion to dismiss the most serious charge, aiding the enemy.WBAI's Andrea Sears Spoke with Ben Wizner, director of the Speech, Privacy and Technology...  

Two Oil and Gas Developers Have Cancelled All Their Leases in Northeast Pennsylvania (07/18/2013)  After four years and investments totaling over one hundred fifty million dollars two major owners of gas and oil lease holds in northeastern Pennsylvania are abandoning their leases in the Delaware River Basin.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with...  

Harlem Celebrates Nelson Mandela's 95th Birthday (07/18/2013)  At a birthday celebration in honor of Nelson Mandela's 95th Birthday in Harlem, the verdict in the case of Trayvon Martin and the police tactic of Stop and Frisk were very much in...  

Report Documents Huge Expansion of License Plate Tracking of Innocent Americans (07/17/2013)  Police departments around the country are rapidly expanding their use of license plate reading technology to track the location of drivers, but few of them have any meaningful rules to protect drivers’ privacy rights. WBAI's Andrea Sears...  

One in three children of immigrants has one undocumented parent in the US; NYC administrators create a fund to help undocumented youth (07/17/2013)  New York City becomes the first in the country to provide investment in adult education classes and legal assistance to thousands of the City's young immigrants to help them towards legally living and working in the US.WBAI's Rebecca Myles...  

Groups Call For Making Water a National Priority (07/16/2013)  A coalition of more than two hundred organizations is sending President Obama a draft executive order that would make of water supplies a national priority.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with Bruce Ferguson of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, one...  

Lawmakers Speak Out Against Bloomberg's Fear Mongering (07/16/2013)  In the wake of the verdict in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, New York lawmakers and activists renewed their pledge to override an expectedveto by Mayor Mike Bloomberg of the Community Safety Act’s End Discriminatory Profiling...  

A UN child rights committee asks Vatican officials to disclose details of thousands of paedophilia cases involving catholic clergy; New York anti-child abuse groups were outside St. Patrick's Cathedral today (07/16/2013)  New York anti-child abuse groups were outside St. Patrick's Cathedral in Midtown today to draw attention to the recent request by a UN child rights committeefor files on thousands of paedophilia cases involving catholic clergy.It is the first...  

EPA Approves Consumption of Fracking Waste By Wildlife and Livestock (07/15/2013)  The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of millions of gallons of water contaminated with toxic fracking waste to be used as drinking water for wildlife and livestock.WBAI’s Andrea Sears spoke with Jeff Ruch, executive director...  

Hundreds of New Yorkers took to the streets to protest the not guilty verdict in murder trial of Trayvon Martin; New York elected officials demand the Justice Department continue its civil rights violation investigation (07/15/2013)  On Sunday, hundreds and hundreds of New Yorkers, joining Americans all over the country, in churches, in public squares, and on the social networking sites, reacted to the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial over the shooting...  

Protests against Zimmerman acquittal (07/14/2013)  Demonstrations erupted across the United States — ranging from dozens to hundreds — in support of the family of Trayvon Martin. Protesters marched against the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting of the unarmed...  

Jury acquits George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in shooting of Trayvon Martin (07/13/2013)  SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman blinked and barely smiled as a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.Supporters of Martin's family who had gathered outside the courthouse yelled out...  

Malala (07/12/2013)  The United Nations is calling today Malala Day for Malala Yousafza's courage, strength, inspiration and her message. The Pakistani teen and education for girls advocate who was shot in the head and neck by Taliban for her education activism...  

Violence Being Used to Break Guantanamo Hunger Strike (07/11/2013)  A new report from the British human rights organization Reprieve says violent, abusive tactics are being used in an ongoing attempt to break the hunger strike by detainees at Guantanamo Bay.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with Reprieve investigator...  

US Investigative Journalist Faces 105 Years in Prison (07/11/2013)  Investigative journalist Barrett Brown faces as much as one hundred five years in prison if convicted on a host of federal charges.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with Delphine Hagland, director of the Washington office of Reporters Without...  

Raise the Age (07/11/2013)  Lawmakers and leading advocates for children rallied for changes to the criminal court system which prosecutes 16 and 17 year olds as adults and sentences them to serve time in adult...  

Michael Cordiello, President of ATU Local 1181 (07/11/2013)  School bus drivers, aides and mechanics lined the steps of City Hall today to bring attention to Employment Protection Provisions which were cancelled by the city. The protections include seniority-based hiring, training, health care, and benefits....  

ACLU Legal assistants and office workers in New York held a lunchtime protest to demand a fair contract (07/11/2013)  Legal assistants and office workers at the ACLU held a lunchtime protest to demand a fair contract.They have been negotiating a contract since March.WBAI's Rebecca Myles has...  

ACLU Files a Lawsuit Challenging Pennsylvania's Same Sex Marriage Ban, NC and VA Next (07/10/2013)  Building on it's victory in the US Supreme Court, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania seeking to overturn that state’s ban on same sex marriages.Similar suits will soon be filed in North Carolina and...  

NEW YORK CITY WOMEN'S RIGHTS GROUPS SPEAK OUT ABOUT ELIOT SPITZER'S RUN FOR COMPTROLLER SEAT; SPITZER RESIGNED AS GOVERNOR FOLLOWING A PROSTITUTION SCANDAL (07/10/2013)  WOMEN'S RIGHTS GROUPS WERE SPEAKING OUT TODAY AT NEW YORk'S CITY HALL OVER FORMER GOVERNOR ELIOT SPITZER'S PLANS TO RUN FOR THE COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE IN THIS YEAR'S ELECTION.THE COMPTROLLER IS THE THIRD MOST POWERFUL JOB IN...  

Zimmerman Murder Trial Nearing Close (07/09/2013)  The George Zimmerman trial in Sanford, Floridafor the deadly shooting of seventeen year old #Trayvon Martin is expected to wrap up this week. As the defense poke holes in state's evidence to plant reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors,...  

Judge Rules Government Cannot Use State Secrets Privilege to Dismiss NSA Lawsuit (07/09/2013)  On Monday a federal judge in San Francisco rejected the US government’s latest attempt to invoke state secrets privilege to dismiss a lawsuit challenging warrantless mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone calls and internet records.WBAI’s...  

Edward Snowden Offered Asylum in Three Latin American Countries (07/08/2013)  Edward Snowden, the former CIA analyst who leaked secret documents to the press, has been named this year’s recipient ofthe “award for Truth Telling” by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intellingence.Snowden, who at last report was...  

Gay and Lesbian Couples In New Jersey Ask Court For Summary Judgment on Equality (07/08/2013)  On Friday Lamda Legal, a national LGBT legal advocacy organization, filed a motion with the New Jersey State Supreme Court, asking for summary judgment in its lawsuit seeking full marriage equality for same sex couples in that state.WBAI's...  

Former New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, announces he is running for City Comptroller seat (07/08/2013)  Six years after the prostitution scandal that lead New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to resign, he announced he is running for City Comptroller in this year's election.Spitzer was at Union Square today collecting signatures but he is will use his...  

Hiroshima Remembered in NYC (07/07/2013)  ...  

Parents are speaking out over 2000 pink slips handed out to New York school bus drivers and matrons, and an uncertain future for their children's safety (07/03/2013)  The month-long strike by New York school bus drivers and matrons in February didn't prevent 2000 pink slips being handed out at the end of the school year.This Fall instead of job protections for seniority, drivers face either retirement or...  

Surveillance with Predator Drones Inside US Increasing Rapidly (07/03/2013)  US Customs and Border Protection documents show rapidly increasing use of the agency's fleet of Predator Drones for surveillance by federal and state law enforcement.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the...  

NYPD Critics: Bloomberg Uses Faulty Stats to Criticize Police Profiling and Oversight Bills (07/03/2013)  Mayor Mike Bloomberg is in an attack mode over the Community Safety Act Bills.The two bills are designed to foster better policing and community relations. One bill prevents police profiling by age, gender, housing status and sexual orientation.The...  

Mounting Student Debt is Damaging the Economy (07/02/2013)  On Monday Congress allowed the interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans doubled from three point four percent to six point eight percent. A survey released Monday by the One Wisconsin Institute found that even without the increased...  

Detainees Sue to End Force Feedings at Guatanamo (07/02/2013)  A federal judge has given the government until Wednesday to respond to a motion demanding an end to the forced feeding and medication of Guantanamo detainees who have been on a hunger strike for more than four months. WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke...  

TWU Local 100 Endorses Bill Thompson for Mayor (07/02/2013)  Today Bill Thompson got the endorsement from the Transport Workers Union, TWU local 100, in front of City Hall.WBAI’s Linda Perry was there and filed this...  

Community Safety Act Bills Pass (06/27/2013)  In the wee hours of the morning the New York City Council passed two Community Safety bills. WBAI's Linda Perry...  

Stop the Pipeline Flashmob (06/26/2013)  Stop the Pipeline Activists waited for long pipeline like balloons to be hauled towards them, as they sought to protect waters from fracking. WBAI's Linda Perry filed this...  

City Hall Roundup (06/26/2013)  Historic vote on 2 bills from the Community Safety Act ---- Override of Mayor Mike Bloomberg's veto of the Paid Sick Leave Bill---- Endorsements for Mayoral hopefuls, Chris Quinn and John...  

Legal Service Workers are back on the job today after nearly six weeks on strike over a fair work contract (06/25/2013)  WBAI's Rebecca Myles spoke to Ian Davie, Staff Attorney for Legal Services in the Bronx, who also served on the bargaining unit for the Legal Services Staff Employees...  

Community Safety Act Advocates vs. The Mayor (06/24/2013)  On the steps of City Hall, City Council and Community Members and Faith Leaders fed up with Stop and Frisk and NYPD profiling gathered to support passage of two bills from the Community Safety Act. The billscome up for a full council vote this week....  

Snowden May Seek Asylum in Ecuador (06/24/2013)  NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was booked on a flight from Moscow to Havana this morning, possibly on his way to seek asylum in Ecuador.But he did not board the plane.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with Marjorie Cohn, law professor at Thomas...  

New York area elected officials and health advocates launched a campaign today to publicize the expanded 9/11 benefits from the Zadroga Act; some benefits sunset in 100 days (06/24/2013)  A Campaign was launched today by New York area elected officials and health advocates to alert people to free health benefits and screenings from 9/11 benefits under the Zadroga Act; you might also be eligible for compensation, too, but you have to...  

Folk City (06/21/2013)  The Museum of the City of New York's fundraising concert in advance of an upcoming exhibit which explores New York’s role in fueling the American folk music revival in the 1950’s and 1960’s was a huge success.The exhibit called Folk City,...  

Details on Lawsuit to Stop NYPD Surveillance of Muslims (06/19/2013)  While the Stop and Frisk Trial, Floyd v. City of New York, challenges the NYPD's practice of racial profiling and unconstitutional stop and frisks, the new Muslim Surveillance Lawsuit, Reza v. City of New York, alleges claims of religious...  

Lawsuit Challenges NYPD's Muslim Surveillance Program (06/18/2013)  A new lawsuit claimst the NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Program imposes an unjustified badge of suspicion and stigma on thousands of innocent New Yorkers. At a news conference Tuesday religious and community leaders spoke out against the...  

End Madison Square Garden Tax Loopholes (06/18/2013)  Madison Square Garden has not paid property taxes for 31 years. The City needs that money to pay for essential services says Council Woman Margaret Chin. She spoke with WBAI's Linda Perry at City Hall where she gathered with other officials in...  

Scaffolds (06/17/2013)  Construction workers risk their lives when they go up on scaffolds. And an amendment to a law which helps workers who are injured is now in jeopardy. WBAI's Linda Perry went to Astoria to attend a rally with Make the Road New York. She filed...  

Legal Services staff enter the fifth week of their strike; they rally at City Hall (06/14/2013)  Legal Service workers, to include 200 attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, held a rally at City Hall, joined by many of the City council members,to mark the fifth week of their strike before marching down broadway to the corporate offices of...  

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WBAI Local News Update (06/13/2013)  ...  

Thousands of New York City workers rallied around City Hall over contracts; many of the City's 100 unions have been without working contracts for four years (06/13/2013)  Sanitation workers, nurses, teachers, PAs, firefighters, plumbers, professors - thousands of City workers - were at City Hall park for a late afternoon rally. The majority have been without a working contract, some for several years, and this is an...  

Mayor Bloomberg's budget would eliminate $ 7.1 million in funding for adult literacy courses (06/12/2013)  At City Hall Park yesterday afternoon, hundreds of immigrant New Yorkers rallied to protest Mayor Bloomberg's plan to cut $7.1 million dollars for adult literacy programs. Many of them are direct beneficiaries of the programs.The latest threats...  

New York City Council members introduce a revised bill, the Community Safety Act, which if passed, would be landmark police policy reform (06/11/2013)  Sponsors of a new version of the Community Safety Act, two bills that could lead to radical police policy reform, will be introduced at the City Council meeting tomorrow.Today, two sponsors of the bill, City Council members Jumaane Williams and Brad...  

The National Security Agency is calling for a criminal investigation into the leaker who revealed its dragnet surveillance of Americans; we speak to a former NSA whistleblower (06/10/2013)  Former and current intelligence directors are speaking out about the leaks that the NSA conducted and conducts dragnet surveillance on American citizens. The NSA has asked the Justice Department to conduct a criminal investigation of the leaker,...  

US Army Private Bradley Manning's trial enters the second week (06/10/2013)  US Army Private Bradley Manning's trial enters the second week.Manning has been accused by the Obama Administration of leaking documents to Wikileaks that they claim aided the enemy.His defense said no one was harmed as a result of those...  

Youth And Sex Workers Are Scared to Carry Condoms (06/06/2013)  At City Hall advocates and city officials criticized the use of condoms as evidence in prostitution cases. They say this sends the wrong message and counters efforts in New York State to stem the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. To correct...  

And the Beat Goes On... NYC Budget Dance for FY 2014 (06/05/2013)  Parents, families, union and community advocates as well as public officials joined together to protest Mayor Bloomberg’s healthcare budget cuts on the steps of City Hall. Inside NYC Comptroller and Mayoral hopeful John Liu testified on the...  

The court martial trial for US Army Private Bradley Manning enters its third day (06/05/2013)  The court martial trial of US Army Private enters its third day.Lawyers for the US Government and defense gave opening statements on Monday and on Tuesday the court heard from Adrian Lamo the computer hacker that reported Manning to the...  

WBAI's radio host, Ibrahim Gonzalez dies suddenly (06/05/2013)  WBAI Radio host, Ibrahim Gonzalez has died.He was the host of the WBAI shows In The Moment and Radio Libre and much, much more.WBAI's Rebecca Myles has...  

The only conference that brings together anarchists, radicals and progressives, the Left Forum (06/04/2013)  For three days, starting Friday, Pace University in New York is host to the only conference that brings together anarchists, radicals, progressives and liberals for the Left Forum.Over 1000 speakers will be offering workshops and panel discussions...  

Arms Trade Treaty (06/04/2013)  The Arms Trade Treaty opened for signing at the United Nations this week. The landmark historic treaty prohibits arms transfers that would be used for crimes against humanity, genocide and warcrimes. It is the first time countries will have to...  

It's the 21st Century (05/31/2013)  There is talk of bringing back the old voting machines for New York City's primary and run-off elections this fall. However advocates warn this would make a bad situation worse. WBAI’s Linda Perry filed this...  

Budget Sequester (05/31/2013)  At City Hall, community, labor and civic leaders called on President Obama and congress to cancel the budget sequester. WBAI’s Linda Perry filed this...  

Legal Services workers are still on strike two weeks later despite several rounds of talks with management (05/30/2013)  Legal Service workers held a rally in downtown Manhattan to mark the second week of their strike.They've met with management twice; all they want is a fair contract.WBAI's rebecca Myles was there and files this...  

Coalition for a Real Minimum Wage Increase says Minimum Wage Bill Divides Workers, Subsidizes Employers and Corporations. (05/30/2013)  Workers, labor and advocacy groups held a rally in Midtown Manhattan today to demand a real minimum wage increase and rigorous Labor Law enforcement. They say the NY State Department of Labor has failed to fulfill its mission of protecting New...  

There were nationwide protests today to oppose the sale of the Tribune Company to the Koch Brothers; local groups rallied in New York's midtown (05/29/2013)  Groups all across the country staged protests to oppose the sale of the Tribune Company to the Koch Brothers; local groups rallied in New York's midtown to demand politics stay in the hands of the people not in the hands of...  

Thousands of New Yorkers rally to protest GMOs and March Against Monsanto (05/28/2013)  Thousands of New Yorkers rallied and marched at Union Square at lunchtime Saturday to protest the increasing use of genetic modified organism in the nation's food supply, targeting in particularly the corporation Monsanto. The rally was one of...  

Thousands of New Yorkers protest GMOs and March Against Monsanto (05/28/2013)  Thousands of New Yorkers rallied and marched at Union Square at lunchtime Saturday to protest the increasing use of genetic modified organism in the nation's food supply, targeting in particularly the corporation Monsanto. The rally was one of...  

Jericho Prayer (05/24/2013)  As the country looks at immigration reform we continue our look at migrants and religious leaders who came to New York City to pray in front of the Federal Immigration building in lower...  

Obama's Speech on Drones and Guantanamo (05/23/2013)  ...  

Caravan of Hope (05/23/2013)  The New Sanctuary Coalition, a NYC interfaith network which resists detention and deportation, joined with Hope Caravan which gives voice to the plight of Central and South American immigrants. They prayed together in front of the Federal...  

Soccer Deal (05/22/2013)  The New York Yankees baseball team and a British Soccer team owned by an oil rich Arab sheik today announced they will co-own a Major League Soccer team that will begin playing somewhere in New York City in 2015.The announcement, at a charter school...  

NYCLU Analysis of 2012 Stop and Frisk Data (05/22/2013)  The NYCLU added a detailed analysis of the NYPD's 2012 Stop and Frisk database to the discussion about Stop and Frisk. WBAI's Linda Perry...  

Greenwich Village residents were out in their thousands yesterday to protest the shooting death of gay man, Mark Carson (05/21/2013)  Last night, thousands of people turned out in New York's Greenwich village to protest the surge of homosexual attacks at an evening march and vigil.The vigil was for Mark Carson, a young gay man who was shot to death on Saturday.A man, Elliot...  

The federal trial of Floyd v City of New York, over the contentious NYPD practice of stop, question and frisk, concluded yesterday after nine weeks (05/21/2013)  Lawyers for defense and plaintiffs gave closing statements, concluding the 9 week civil rights trail Floyd v City of New York, over the contentious NYPD practice of stop, question and frisk yesterday. Plaintiffs allege the police's policy is...  

Federal trial of Floyd v City of New York over the contentious NYPD practice of stop, question and frisk, winds down after 9 weeks of testimony (05/20/2013)  In US District Court today, Judge Scheindlin heard summations in the federal trial Floyd v City of New York over the the NYPD' s controversial use of stop, question and frisk.Plaintiffs allege the police's policy is racist by...  

Open, Safe City Plan (05/18/2013)  City and State Lawmakers, the New York Immigration Coalition, the Black institute, El Fuente, and other groups came together at City Hall this week to support the ”Open, Safe City Plan” put forth by Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de...  

10 Point Womens Equality Act (05/18/2013)  Women lawmakers are outraged that Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is blocking a vote on Andrew Cuomo’s 10 Point Women's Equality Act. State Senator Liz Krueger was at City Hall this week. She said Skelos opposes a vote because...  

Stop and Frisk Trial: Week Nine (05/17/2013)  A remedies expert for the plaintiff testifies on how NYPD practices can be better monitored and how the police department can work with communities to ensure that constitutional rights are protected. A youth tells his stop and frisk story. It points...  

Sequins, feathers, spandex and a dancing horse - Dance Parade New York (05/17/2013)  WBAI will be doing a live broadcast from Tompkins Square Park from 4pm on Saturday, May 18 when they cover Dance Parade New York.10,000 dancers from the five boroughs will sashay through the streets of New York to celebrate dance in over 60...  

NYC Law Activist Refuses To Testify (05/16/2013)  Surrounded by supporters, Jerry Koch went to court today to appear before a grand jury for the second time. The first time was in 2009 during an investigation into a 2008 bombing of an armed forces recruiting center in times square. Koch was a...  

Over 200 attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and process servers, who work for NYC Legal Services, went on strike today (05/16/2013)  Members of New York Legal Services Staff Association, the union representing over 200 attorneys, paralegals, secretaries, process servers and other professionals, went on strike today rejecting management's contract proposal.Workers have been...  

Residents of the lower east side woke up to find a developer tearing up one of their community gardens. (05/15/2013)  Lower east side residents and a City elected official were shocked today to find a developer tearing up one of the community gardens. The Children's Magical Garden has thrived in the neighborhood for 30 years and been tended by the hands of...  

CCR on City Memo on Stop and Frisk Judge (05/15/2013)  An internal review by Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s office on Judge Shira Sheindlin at the Stop and Frisk trial, Floyd v. City of New York, spurred outrage by attorneys outside the courtroom today. WBAI News contacted the City and is waiting to hear what...  

Lynne Stewart (05/15/2013)  Demonstrators were out in front of the federal courts in lower Manhattan today to ask for the compassionate release of Lynne...  

Stop and Frisk Trial: Week Nine. (05/14/2013)  Plaintiffs' attorneys Jonathan Moore says the NYPD has a head in the sand approach to policing. He says it's an insult to suggest allegations of racial profiling in Stop and Frisk are created by lawyers, politicians and community...  

HUD Secretary, NY Native, Approves Federal Sandy Funding. (05/10/2013)  Shaun Donovan, New York Native and United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, announces approval of Federal Sandy Relief...  

Bloomberg Administration Manages Federal Sandy Dollars (05/10/2013)  At a City Hall News conference Friday, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced HUD, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is making 1.77 billion in Sandy Recovery dollars available to New York City. Bloomberg outlined how money is to be...  

Rep Nydia Velázquez On Managing Federal Sandy Dollars (05/10/2013)  Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez at a City Hall news conference on Federal Sandy Relief...  

Strike and Frisk Trial: Week Eight (05/09/2013)  At the Stop and Frisk trial, Floyd v. City of New York, now in its eighth week, the City delivers witnesses to counter testimony by the plaintiffs. Except some of the witnesses the court has heard from before. WBAI’s Linda Perry has...  

New York City Council held a hearing today over a law that could revolutionize voting patterns in the City (05/09/2013)  New York City Council held hearings today on the introduction of a law that would amend the New York city charter to allow legal immigrants to vote in municipal elections.If passed, it could revolutionize voting outcomes in the City. WBAI's...  

Senior Advocacy Day at City Hall (05/08/2013)  Hundreds of seniors gathered on the steps of City Hall today along with elected officials to say restore cuts to vital services, stop dancing the budget dance.WBAI’s Linda Perry was at City Hall and files this...  

The Bloomberg Administration is trying to sell off public housing parking lots to luxury developers; NYCHA residents, "Oh, no you don't." (05/08/2013)  The New York City Housing Authority is in the news a lot these days. Many residents were hit hard by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, and now residents say City administrators are trying to make deals to sell off parking lots to luxury housing...  

Uruguayan writer and journalist, Eduardo Galeano, was one of the highlights of the Pen Voices Festival 2013 (05/07/2013)  The Pen Voices Festival, a week-long event, is for the discussion and discovery of political ideas, literature, authors and people who love literature.It closed Sunday. Uruguayan writer and journalist, Eduardo Galaeno, was one of the highlights....  

NYC Labor Leaders (05/07/2013)  Labor Leaders Remember #Sandy Parking Attendant who drowned and speak out for Safe Working...  

After Sandy Action Report (05/04/2013)  A new report on Hurricane Sandy by the NYC Mayor’s office lists steps the city should take to handle future natural disasters. WBAI’s Linda Perry has...  

New Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Claims Marijuana Searches By NYPD Are Unlawful. (05/02/2013)  New lawsuit filed in Federal Court by Bronx Defenders and civil rights law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady say NYPD conducts illegal stops and marijuana searches to make misdemeanor arrests. WBAI’s Linda Perry has...  

NYC City Council Parks Committee asks Parks about its private event deals and whether it discriminates against unions (05/02/2013)  New York City Council held an oversight hearing today over an art fair that is due to open this month on Randall's Island Park.Unions argue they are being cut out of jobs and the fair doesn't benefit New Yorkers, park advocates argue it is...  

Origins of May Day (05/01/2013)  "And 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. Today is Mayday, Workers Rights...  

Pen World Voice Festival hosts opening reading night at New York's Cooper Union (04/30/2013)  The Pen World Voices kicks off its Festival with an opening night reading at Cooper Union with the theme of Bravery.Authors from Cambodia, Russia, Trinidad and Palestine, read from their work.WBAI's Rebecca Myles has...  

Stop and Frisk: Week Seven (04/30/2013)  The Center for Constitutional Rights attorneys and their co-counsels along with lawyers for New York City are in court for the seventh week of the stop and frisk trial, the federal class action lawsuit, Floyd v City of New York. At issue is whether...  

NYC Mayoral Forum (04/29/2013)  A city where real estate interests are put ahead of public green spaces and community gardens was the topic for Mayoral Candidates at the NYC Community Garden Coalition Forum hosted by WBAI's Robert Knight. WBAI’s Linda Perry...  

NYC Mayoral Forum on Community Gardens (04/27/2013)  Mayoral Candidates came together at Cooper Union's Great Hall for a forum on Community Gardens and Public Spaces.
WBAI’s Linda Perry filed this...  

Stop and Frisk Trial: Day 25 (04/25/2013)  The defense presents their case in the Stop and Frisk trial in the sixth week of the class action bench trial, Floyd v. City of New York. The lawsuit claims the NYPD policy of Stop and Frisk is unconstitutional, unfairly targets blacks and latinos...  

Street vendors up in arms and displaced by New York City's bike station program (04/25/2013)  Dozens of street vendors rallied in downtown New York today to protest their sudden eviction by the introduction of the City's bike docking stations.On Liberty Street, just one of the many sites, the docking station is half a block long which...  

Stop and Frisk Trial: Day 24 (04/24/2013)  The Stop and Frisk trial switches over from the plaintiffs to the defense this week, but first the Center for Constitutional Rights presented their last witness, a police policy expert who said NYPD Supervisors fail to review stop and frisk activity...  

Stop and Frisk Trial: Week Six (04/24/2013)  The class-action lawsuit, Floyd V. City of New York, challenges the NYPD’s use of Stop and Frisk. Testimony by plaintiffs points to race based stops. Data presented by their attorneys points to race as a deciding factor in stops made by the NYPD....  

...It's disturbing we debate New York City childcare and Head Start each year.. (04/24/2013)  New York City labor unions, elected officials and children concerned about proposed cuts to child care services and potential job losses in the latest budget negotiations were at City Hall today say both proposals are contemptible.WBAI's...  

Don't Evict the Victims (04/23/2013)  Families from Far Rockaway who lost their homes due to Hurricane Sandy live in airport hotels. Facing eviction, they came together to say the Department of Homeless Services should grant an extension to their stays until an alternative housing...  

A Congressional bill - the Safely Sheltering Disaster Victims Act would benefit residents of public housing (04/23/2013)  A congressional bill,