Shows: June 29, 2010

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A Right to Paid Sick Days?

In New York City, 65% of the working poor and one-third of middle and higher income workers lack paid sick days. Legislation currently under consideration in the City Council would change this by guaranteeing paid sick leave to all workers.

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US Social Forum 2010

Last week an estimated 15,000 people convened in Detroit for the US Social Forum, only the second such gathering to take place in this country. With over 1,000 workshops, fifty People's Movement Assemblies and hundreds of informal meet-ups and parties, the Social Forum created an open space for dialogue and alliance-building across a broad range of issues. Attendees travelled from as near as Detroit and as far as South Africa, Palestine, Honduras and Nepal. Tonight we'll hear from Harjit Singh Gill of Oakland, Aaron Tanaka of Boston, Diana Pei Wu of Los Angeles and Betty Yu of New York City about their reasons for attending the Social Forum and how it impacts their work.

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USSF Chinatown Meetup

Every year since the 2007 US Social Forum in Atlanta, organizers and members of community groups working in Chinatowns across the country have been meeting to discuss movement-building and sharing expertise and resources among one another. We hear from Alex Tom of the Chinese Progressive Association in San Francisco and Helena Wong of CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities in NYC about this year's Chinatown meetup in Detroit.

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