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Gino Bush on the Tompkins County Jail Expansion, Poverty, Criminality, and Racism in Our Community

By WRFI News Staff | November 19, 2013

WRFI Speaks to Gino Bush about the Tompkins County jail expansion, poverty, criminality, and racism. Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) – http://www.oartompkins.com Stop the Jail Expansion Coalition, Tompkins County – https://www.facebook.com/StopTCJailExpansion Tompkins County Workerss’ Center – http://www.tcworkerscenter.org/

Local Activists Speak out about the Tompkins County Jail Expansion

By WRFI News Staff | November 15, 2013

Check out this full report on the prison situation in New York state from the Center for Constitutional Rights. http://www.prisonpolicy.org/scans/ImpactsofJailExpansion_NYS.pdf “There has been dramatic growth in the number of people held in local jails in New York State in the last de- cade, with the total capacity of jails in upstate New York and Long…

Remi Kanazi – November 11, 2013

By admin | November 11, 2013

Listen to our interview with the Palestinian-American Poet and Author Remi Kanazi. Related articles Kerry: Israeli settlements are illegitimate (aljazeera.com) Students Support the American Studies Association Boycott Resolution (cornellsjp.wordpress.com)

Understanding Universal Single Payer Healthcare with Barbara Harrison and Rebecca Elgie from Single Payer NY

By WRFI News Staff | November 4, 2013

http://www.singlepayernewyork.org/ New York Health, A7860 Introduced by Richard Gottfried. Read the full bill. Summary of the bill (.pdf). Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act, H.R. 676 Introduced by Rep. John Conyers. Read the full bill (.pdf). Read an summary of HR 676 (.doc). See the full list of Congressional HR 676 cosponsors here. Brief…

Commenting on DEC’s Proposed LNG Regulations with Sandra Steingraber, Keith Shue, and John Armstrong

By WRFI News Staff | October 24, 2013

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/New_York_LNG_regulations http://www.thirtydaysoffrackingregs.com/ Commenting on DEC’s Proposed LNG Regulations Comment Deadline: November 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm Background: DEC is proposing the addition of a “Part 570” to 6 NYCRR (New York Codes, Rules, & Regulations). This will set up a permitting program for the siting, construction, and operation of LNG Facilities, as well as the…

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