55 minutes | Apr 30, 2021

The Indypendent Radio Hour on WBAI 4/26/20

The Indypendent's John Tarleton and co-host Amba Guerguerian interview: —Alexa Avilés, Sunset Park parent activist and District 38 City Council candidate, about the need to break away from standardized testing and how it hurts marginalized communities. —Nedia Morsy, Organizing Director of Make the Road New Jersey, talks about the 21-day, immigrant-led hunger strike happening in New Jersey to push Governor Phil Murphy to create an excluded worker fund like the one that the New York state legislature just passed. —Valerie Coley and N’Jelle Murphy of Flatbush Tenant Coalition about Intro 2050, which would provide nearly all NYC tenants with immediate access to legal counsel, something that would very important heading into the wave of evictions New York City will see if the May 1 eviction moratorium expiration isn’t extended. —(AND) John Tarleton interviews Amba Guerguerian about her recent cover article in The Indypendent’s May issue about the contracts with ICE that Jersey’s Hudson, Essex and Bergen Counties make millions from by holding ICE detainees in their county jails.
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