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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
New Jersey's progressive son returns. Bob Carson is back with a vengeance:
In our main interview, journalist and activist Eddie Goldman (http://eddiegoldman.com/) spoke with Malaak Shabazz, the youngest daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz. Malaak Shabazz is a human rights and peace and social justice activist who works at the United Nations. Besides February being Black History Month, February 21 also marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of her father, Malcolm X. We discussed the legacy of her parents, her work at the U.N., and the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (http://theshabazzcenter.net/). The Center is located on the site of the old Audubon Ballroom where her father was assassinated in 1965.
Eddie Goldman also attended a rally this past Thursday, Feb. 11, in New York called by the Ain't I A Woman?! Campaign (http://www.aintiawoman.org/). This rally was in support of predominantly Chinese and Latino women garment workers who were protesting against sweatshop conditions at Cache, Inc., a luxury women's retail and manufacturer chain. We spoke with Doreen Wang of the Ain't I A Woman?! Campaign and two of the many workers who have filed a federal lawsuit against this company. We learned how they worked at Cache's subcontracted factory over 70 hours a week without receiving overtime pay and sometimes not even receiving minimum wage, were not allowed to take sick time, and were retaliated against and fired when they complained. We also discussed how other workers and their supporters can assist in this and other workers' struggles.
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