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James Thindwa

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Show: Labor Express for 2-16-2019, Labor Express remembers James Thindwa - interview with Carlos Fernandez of the AFT and Thindwa on Obama’s election.

Labor Express Radio

This is the full 2-16-2019 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On tonight's Labor Express, we continue to remember the life and legacy of James Thindwa. First, James colleague from struggles at both Jobs with Justice and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and friend of 16 years, Carlos Fernandez offers his reflections on his years of working with James. In the second half of the program, another archive interview with James. This one from November of 2008 focusing on James' analysis of the meaning for organized labor of Obama's first presidential election victory. James' warnings about the limitations of electoral politics are especially relevant in this election year. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday at 8:00 PM on WLPN in Chicago, 105.5 FM. For more information, see our Facebook page...   laborexpress.org and our homepage on Archive.org at: http://www.archive.org/details/LaborExpressRadio

58mins

24 Feb 2020

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Show: Labor Express for 2-2-2019, Labor Express remembers James Thindwa with the re-airing of interviews on topics from human rights in Zimbabwe, to the Fight for 15 and police brutality.

Labor Express Radio

This is the full 2-2-2019 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On January 19th the Chicago labor and social justice movements lost a dedicated organizer, spokesperson and fighter. James Thindwa touched many lives in a host of vital social movements in Chicago and beyond. Whether as an African solidarity activist, the staff director of Citizen Action Coalition of Indiana and Ohio, the lead organizer in Chicago for Metro Seniors in Action, the ED of Chicago Jobs with Justice or his last major organizing role as the Civic Engagement Coordinator at AFT, James was a powerful voice with a unique ability to speak with great moral clarity and vision on a host of topics important to working people and people of color. Over the next month or more I will endeavor to remember James contributions to the Chicago labor movement through his interviews conducted with either Labor Express Radio or Labor Beat TV as well as reminiscences with those closest to him. I start that tonight with two pieces from the archives. The first is audio from a Labor Beat TV video, originally released in December 2014, entitled “The Wage Slave and the Jackboot”, that connects the Fight for 15 with the fight against police brutality. The second is from even further back in the Labor Express radio archive. In the Summer of 2008, James birth nation of Zimbabwe where several of his family continues to reside, was going through one of its most difficult periods with a stolen election, inflation over 100,000 percent, drought, and serious food insecurity. I asked James to explain the situation facing the people of Zimbabwe and once again, James took a complex situation and explained it thoroughly, but also made it concise and accessible. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday at 8:00 PM on WLPN in Chicago, 105.5 FM. For more information, see our Facebook page...   laborexpress.org and our homepage on Archive.org at: http://www.archive.org/details/LaborExpressRadio

57mins

9 Feb 2020

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James Thindwa

Bill Moyers Journal (Video) | PBS

The JOURNAL profiles James Thindwa, whose campaign for economic fairness for working people in Chicago has brought him up against the city's powerful political establishment and corporate giant Wal-Mart. For Thindwa, the battle is never over.

18mins

27 Mar 2009

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James Thindwa and William Greider

Bill Moyers Journal (Audio) | PBS

The JOURNAl profiles James Thindwa, whose campaign for economic fairness for working people in Chicago has brought him up against the city's powerful political establishment and corporate giant Wal-Mart. For Thindwa, the battle is never over. For years best-selling author William Greider sounded the alarm about Washington's unholy alliance with Wall Street and the failure of the Federal Reserve and other regulators to take preventative measures to avoid disaster. Now, he offers suggestions to the question everyone is asking: "What do we do now?"

56mins

27 Mar 2009

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