November 14, 2005: Rustbelt Radio
Welcome to this week's edition of Rustbelt Radio, the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's weekly review of the news from the grassroots, news overlooked by the corporate media. The show airs live every Monday from 6-7pm on WRCT 88.3FM in Pittsburgh, PA, every Thursday from 11am to noon on WARC-Meadville from the campus of Allegheny College, and every Saturday from 5-6pm on WVJW Benwood, 94.1 FM in the Wheeling, West Virginia area. We're also available on the internet, both on W-R-C-T's live webstream at W-R-C-T dot ORG and for download, stream or podcast at radio dot I-N-D-Y-P-G-H dot org.
On today's show...
- We have an interview With Helem GLBT Center in Beirut, Lebanon
- Updates on the Paris Riots
- Spoken word by Alixa and Naima
- an update on police abuse of Common Ground relief volunteers in New Orleans and the implications on race and class in the recovering city
- but first, these local headlines
[3:45] controversy over disposal of radioactive ash waste in East Huntingdon Twp
Residents in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland county, are protesting plans to move 12,000 cubic meters of uranium-contaminated ash from a former wastewater treatment lagoon in Allegheny Township to the Greenridge Landfill in East Huntingdon.
The ash was contaminated between 1978 and 1984 by uranium from the former Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation and its successor companies, Atlantic Richfield and Babcock & Wilcox. The companies manufactured nuclear material for military and industrial use at sites in Apollo and Parks Township, Armstrong County. The companies had a contract with the Kiski Valley's sewage processing authority, a public entity, to treat wastewater from the sites. The authority combined wastewater from the nuclear materials sites with sewage wastewater and treated them together, removing solids into sewage sludge and then incinerating the sludge, resulting in radioactive ash.
The Kiski Valley Authority is under a state Department of Environmental Protection order to move the ash from its lagoon and dispose of it. The authority has awarded a 600,000 dollar contract to the Greenridge landfill for disposal. Only three landfills are qualified to accept the ash; the two others are in Monroeville and Penn Township, and are owned by Waste Management Incorporated.
To be a qualified bidder for the ash, the landfill had to show that once it was buried, it wouldn't emit more than one millirem of radiation per year. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission considers any radioactive substance that emits less than 25 millirems per year as an "unrestricted' substance. A person's average exposure to radiation in the United States is about 360 millirems per year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Web site.
At recent community meetings, DEP officials insisted that burying the ash in the Greenridge landfill poses no threat to public health.
But the 40 or so local residents who attended the meetings, as well as school board members and East Huntingdon Township supervisors, didn't appear to be convinced.
A complex of Southmoreland School District buildings -- a high school, middle school and elementary school -- sits near the landfill. School board president Joseph Eckman asked (quote) “How can you do this where there's approximately 1,200 students going to school?"
Last Thursday the Southmoreland School Board asked the management of Greenridge Reclamation landfill to withdraw its plans to bury tons of radioactive ash there.
Dave Smith, the landfill’s general manager, said (quote) “We'll take everyone's comments into consideration, and we'll make a decision."
If the landfill doesn't rescind the bid, the board, along with East Huntingdon Township, promised to take legal action to stop the ash from being dumped there.
Robert Kossak, the Kiski Valley authority's manager, said if the landfill does withdraw its bid, the contract would go to Waste Management, which could dump the ash at either the Penn Township or Monroeville landfills, or at both.
The controversy is the latest in a long series of health and environmental problems surrounding the former nuclear materials facilities in Apollo and Parks. At least 400 area residents and former workers have died or have illnesses caused by the nuclear-fuel processing that happened at the sites, according to lawsuits and claims filed with the federal government. Toxic waste was also buried throughout the area, and the extent of the contamination is not even fully known. Area residents have had to fight for transparency and action from government agencies, which allowed the companies to disregard safety regulations during the cold war and for decades refused to investigate or cleanup the sites.
[1:20] Police detain Black women on false Shadyside theft report
Last week while shopping in Shadyside, Corrine Smith had an abnormal encounter with police. She and some family members went shopping at Chico’s, a high end women’s clothing store, and then went to pick up a porcelain angel that was being repaired at Richard Lawrence Interiors on Walnut Street. When they emerged from Richard Lawrence, police surrounded them. Smith said, “They just converged from everywhere, saying 'hold it right there,” The police said the manager at Chico's thought that they had stolen something. Smith said “Thought? You mean you have to arrest me for something somebody thought?” She felt the incident was racially motivated and said “It was totally embarrassing and it was only because we're Black. All these people coming out of stores and looking at us, it was ridiculous. It was degrading.”
According to the officers- a chico’s employee called them because three Black women had stolen a watch from the store and several Coach handbags from a store down the street on October 28th. They mistook Corrine Smith and her cousin Elaine Jackson and niece Jackie McCrommon with these other women.
According to the Police report of the October 28th incident, only one woman was suspected of the watch theft. Also the suspect was described as a black woman, age 40-50, who was about 5-feet, 4-inches tall and weighed 120 pounds. Neither Smith, Jackson or McCrommon matched this description.
The three women were detained on the street for about 20 minutes until a Chico’s employee said they weren't the right women, and no arrests were made. Smith told Chico’s they would be hearing from her lawyer. Thanks to the Pittsburgh Courrier for that story.
[2:30] Hearings on "liberal bias" in state universities held at William Pitt Union
Last week a committee of the Pennsylvania state legislature held two days of hearings at Pitt's student union on the so-called "liberal bias" in Pennsylvania state colleges and universities. The Select Committee on Academic Freedom in Higher Education, as it is called, formed several months ago after the PA House of Representatives voted to create it in response to concerns about "liberal indoctrination."
But Vanessa Wills, a Pitt graduate student and member of the Pitt branch of the International Socialist Organization (or, ISO) says that [quote] "the search for 'liberal bias' is a thinly veiled attempt to intimidate progressives in the academy while claiming that it is right-wing bigots who are the victims of our society." [end quote]
As the Select Committee's hearings got underway, members of Pitt's ISO and their supporters stood outside the doors holding posters that read "No to McCarthyism", "Keep out the thought police" and "HUAC hearings this way."
The main presenter for the conservative position was Stephen Balch, president of the National Association of Scholars, who testified that conservatives are oppressed in a way that women and minorities aren't. Balch presented charts that "demonstrated" liberal affiliations of faculty in departments across the state and produced examples of mission statements of social work programs he claims are hostile to conservative values. One such example read, "applicants to the program ought to demonstrate an interest in social and economic justice."
Towards the end of Balch's presentation, a handful of students walked out of the room chanting "HUAC go away, let our professors stay." The next day, Pitt Provost James Maher testified that political indoctrination was not a problem at the university.
Wills notes that real impetus behind the formation of the Select Committee is David Horowitz's growing nationwide campaign to preclude teachers from using their courses "for the purpose of political, ideological, religious or anti-religious indoctrination." Horowtiz's "Academic Bill of Rights," an eight-point manifesto that seeks to eliminate political bias in university hiring and grading, has passed in the State of Georgia and in schools in Colorado.
But students like Wills worry that Horowitz's efforts could lead to a return to McCarthyism and further attacks on anyone with leftist leanings.
Last year, Horowitz, who maintains an extreme right wing website www.frontpagemag.com, hounded Columbia professor Joseph Massad for failing to show support for Zionism and campaigned to stop members of Columbia's Middle Eastern Studies department from teaching certain views that contradict right-wing orthodoxy.
More hearings are scheduled to occur at Pennsylvania's state universities in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley before the Select Committee makes a recommendation to the PA House of Representatives.
[1:00] Girlcott success against A&F
At an official press conference at Chatham College on Sunday, October 30th, the Allegheny County Girls as Grantmakers project launched a "girlcott" of Abercrombie & Fitch because of a line of degrading and offensive t-shirts marketed to girls and young women. The shirts included phrases such as "With These Who Needs Brains..." and "I hope you can make more then I can spend..."
The Girls as Grantmakers asked local girls to stop shopping in Abercrombie and Fitch stores until they pulled the shirts from the stores and encouraged a massive email and letter writing campaign to the A&F corporate headquarters, expressing their disapproval. The girlcott drew the attention of national media, including NBC’s “Today Show”.
Less than a week after the start of the girlcott, Abercrombie and Fitch pulled the line from their stores after reaching an agreement with the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania.
[2:30] Pittsburgh SOA Watch prepares for Fort Benning protest
Pittsburgh's School of the Americas watch is preparing for the
annual mass protest at the Army's Fort Benning in Georgia. The group
and many other groups from around the U.S. have been organizing to
shut down the Army's combat training school there, formerly known
as the School of the Americas and recently renamed the Western
Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.
Over its 59 year history, the SOA has trained over 60,000 Latin American
soldiers in counterinsurgency techniques, sniper training, commando and
psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics.
SOA Watch activists point out that many "graduates" have perpetrated
human rights abuses across Latin America.
Edith Wilson, of the Pittsburgh SOA Watch, told Rustbelt Radio why her
group chose this date in November to hold their annual protest.
Last November more than 16,000 protestors stood vigil outside Fort
Benning. Organizers say that as their movement has grown each year they
move closer to shutting down the school. They say this year's
demonstration is crucial because this coming spring or summer a vote
will be held in the US Congress to close the school.
A small number of seats may still be availble for the trip. For
information on the bus trip, which leaves Friday evening, is
availble from the Thomas Merton Center at 412-361-3022.
[1:00] Transit Strike Looms
Last week the city Philadelphia and transit workers successfully ended a public transit strike that shut down the city’s trains and buses for a week. Now Pittsburgh transit workers are preparing to vote on whether they too will strike. The strike vote is scheduled for next Sunday and if it passes the strike could begin November 25th.
An assessment of the situation posted to Pittsburgh Indymedia last week is this, [quote]
“A strike, should it come will be the fulfillment of a worse case scenario that many [save our transit] members have been chasing out of their heads for some time now. A public transit strike will hurt mostly poor and low income captive riders much more than it will riders of choice who will simply get their cars out of the garage and drive to work. Should a strike come some people will lose their jobs because they have no way of getting around. Should a strike come it will take years for ridership to recover, if indeed it ever does. Should a strike come politicians and their right wing allies will sit around and slap each other on the back as they wait to see how many transit workers will cross the picket line and tell their union companions to f--- off. Should a strike come many riders will blame the drivers and the mechanics and those who clean the buses. They will join with the politicians in going after [quote] ‘greedy unions’.”
[1:00] Loews pulls "Get rich or die trying"
Loews Waterfront Theater in Homestead stopped showing the new movie "Get rich or die trying" last week. The decision follows an incident that took place outside the theater after a movie showing, in which an argument among several men ended in a fatal shooting. A theater representative said that the theater will stop showing the film while the police conduct an investigation.
The violence in Pittsburgh also prompted a theater chain in Toledo, Ohio to stop midnight screenings of the film after police raised concerns that the movie would lead to renewed civil unrest. Last month there, a neo-nazi rally led to demonstrators fighting police in the streets.
50 Cent, the rapper-turned-actor who stars in the movie said [quote] "I feel for the victim's family in this situation. But you know, these weren't kids. This was a 30-year-old man (who) had a dispute with three other guys."
Pittsburgh's labor priest dies
Monseenyor Charles Owen Rice, known as "Pittsburgh's labor priest" for his role in championing worker's struggles throughout his life, has died at age 96. Rice first became active in labor struggles in the 1930s in the early days of the formation of the industrial unions. During the 1940s he helped work to purge communists from the unions, but later expressed regret over this role. Throughout his life he spoke out for workers in almost every labor struggle in the region. He also championed civil rights in the 1960s and 1970s, when he served in a parrish in Homewood, spoke out in opposition to the vietnam war, and protested the mill closures in the early '80s. He wrote for the Catholic Worker and was a radical activist in the Catholic Church, even though at times he was virtually alone in this stance within the institution.
Mountaintop removal disasters
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Mountaintop removal coal mining has left behind many vitims in the
appalachia region of the United States. The woman we just
heard from saw her home inundated by a flash flood suddenly one morning.
Last week at CMU Jack Spadaro, a mine safety & health and environmental
expert from West Virginia, spoke on the history and impacts of
mountaintop removal and longwall mining on our health and environment.
He described some other disasters like the flash flood we heard about.
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That was Jack Spadero describing the impact of Mountaintop removal
For more on local news, you can visit pittsburgh dot I-N-D-Y-M-E-D-I-A dot org.
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[2:00] Paris Riots
On October 27th, 10 teenagers were playing soccer in Clichy-sous-bois, a suburb of Paris mostly comprised of Arabs, North Africans and Muslims. Police came and the youths scattered. It is still unclear their original intention in confronting the teens but one blogger reports that they were there to check ids and that some of the teenagers did not have the proper papers. Muhttin Altun, 17, of a Turkish Kurd background was in the process of having his case regularized. A chase ensued and 3 teenagers ran into a power substation to hide, where they were electrocuted. Bouna Traore, a 15-year-old of Malian background and Zyed Benna, a 17-year-old of Tunisian origin were killed. Altun survived but was seriously injured. Saturday a large group held a peaceful protest in the neighborhood of Clichy-sous-bois. The police came in and supposedly gassed the local mosque while there were people praying. This spawned rioting which spread through Paris and out into the countryside affecting over 274 towns. The French government declared a state of Emergency. French Indymedia reports on meetings that have said this state of Emergency might last up to 3 months.
The curfew laws invoked under the state of emergency were drafted 50 years ago, while France struggled to maintain colonial control of Algeria. Commentators have pointed out that the laws were not enacted during the student-led uprising in Paris in 1968, and many of the people targeted by the curfew now are the grandchildren of Algerians who fought on the side of the French against Algeria in the 1950s.
Mainstream media in France has enacted self-censureship, reducing the reporting on the current conflict in an effort to avoid inflaming riots.
After the fourth night of rioting, French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarzosky imposed a "no tolerance policy" towards urban violence. He was later reprimanded by the Prime minister Dominic Villepin for using "imprecise, warlike semantics". The French government arrested 3 "inflammatory" bloggers and blocked their blogs. Because of the media censureship, figures are still unclear but based on reports from Indymedia and Italy and Paris, as of today, over 2,700 arrests have been made. The state of unrest has begun to spread to surrounding countries and people have begun to protest in Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Portugal and Spain.
One of the last reports in the mainstream media before the media blackout this weekend came from Reuters, which reports that in Athens and northern Greece, anarchists attacked French cultural institutes and spraypainted "Rioters are right" on buildings. Police said there were no injuries and the group dispersed quickly.
[1:00] Brazil’s landless activists under attack
In recent weeks there has been an upsurge in rural violence as a result of the increasing criminalization of the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement, also known as the MST. In under a week, three leaders of the struggle for land have been killed in Pernambuco; one landless person died after a conflict in Minas Gerais; four MST activists were sentenced to 10 years in prison in São Paulo; and in Rio Grande do Sul, a 12-year old girl was hit and killed by a passing vehicle in front of the MST encampment where she lived. “Landowners are acting against us with impunity using hired guns and the courts,” said MST spokesman Carlos Magnata. According to Human Rights groups it is uncommon for people to be punished for killings in Brazil’s rural areas because local courts and police are often allied to powerful landholders.
In Brazil, less than three percent of the population owns two-thirds of the farmable land. President Lula de Silva has promised to address this situation and institute land reform, but activists have stated that these promises ring false. The government promised that they would help resettle 400,000 landless families, yet they have only one year left in power and have only resettled 117,000.
[1:10] Violence in Ethiopia
According to eyewitness accounts from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, violence erupted Tuesday, November 1 after five months of relative calm. "As I am speaking now, many people are being detained and people are being killed. I have seen special police forces kicking students, pedestrians etc..." says an Ethiopian employee of an international non-governmental organization.
The protests began over the disputed multi-party elections held this last May.
The vote gave the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front, the party of incumbent Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, control of nearly two-thirds of parliament. Meles and the EPRDF took control of the government in 1991 after defeating the former communist governnment through a guerilla war. Opposition parties say the election and vote count were marred by fraud, intimidation and violence, and they accused the ruling party of rigging the elections.
Opposition leaders were arrested on October 31. Arrests led to a series of civil protests and to violent clashes between civilians and police forces sent by the government. Witnesses describe scenes of horror with special forces opening live fire on civilians, even those who attempt to help the wounded. Police have killed over 40 people since the confrontations began in the capital, following largely peaceful protests. Protests erupted in towns that are mainly pro-opposition to the north and south of the capital. A nationwide stay-at home strike was also held.
The protesters were calling for an independent investigation into the killings in the capital and for the release of political prisoners. Protestors in the U.S. are calling for an end to the violence and urging the United States to end their support for the Ethiopian Meles government. On November 15th thousands of people are expected to converge on Washington DC to condemn the killings.
[:45] 115 arrested for protesting against hunger in Zimbabwe
The Independent Zimbabwe Campaign reports that on Tuesday November 8th the Zimbabwe trade union movement, headed by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, called a demonstration against the poverty and hunger the majority of Zimbabweans face right now.
Trade unionists in their thousands, and other opposition groups including Women of Zimbabwe Arise, the National Constitutional Assembly, and the International Socialist Organisation, congregated in central Harare. The police sealed off the area and prevented them from marching to the government offices. The police then arrested one hundred people, mainly picking off prominent leaders, and took them to the Harare Central Police Station. They were charged under the Public Order and Security Act, which is notorious for preventing people from protesting against violations of workers' and human rights. National Constitutional Assembly members Lovemore Madhuku and Misheck Shoko have been in detention since November 5th.
[0:30] Roberts court’s first labor ruling supports workers
The Supreme Court issued its first labor ruling under new chief justice John Roberts last week, and the ruling supports works. The court ruled unanimously that employers cannot deny workers pay for [quote] “any activity that is ‘integral and indispensable’ to a ‘principle activity’”, meaning work-related activities carried out during a continuous workday. In one of the cases addressed in this ruling, chicken nuggets giant Barber Foods denied pay for time laborers spent putting on required safety gear and proceeding to their work stations. But under this judicial decision, the transit time is now considered a work activity for which employers must pay.
[0:30] NYU Graduate Student Worker strike continues
More than 1,000 people rallied outside of New York University (or, NYU) all day Wednesday in support of NYU's graduate student workers. Joining the striking graduate students on Wednesday were undergraduates, faculty, staff, construction workers, community members, union organizers, and others not just from NYU, but from schools and workplaces all over the area.
NYU's graduate student workers went on strike on October 31st after two months of working without a contract. Since August 31st, when the contract expired, the administration cut graduate student health benefits without notice and they refuse to renew, partially because a National Labor Relations Board decision made in July 2004 states that graduate employees at private universities are not covered under the National Labor Relations Act.
Until their contract is renewed, NYU graduate student workers--who make up an essential part of NYU's workforce--plan on continuing their strike and disrupting the daily functioning of the school.
[1:00] Bush walks out on failed Summit of the Americas
The two-day summit at Mar del Plata, Argentina ended in failure for the Bush administration. Latin America’s three largest economies refused to support any moves toward a hemispheric free trade zone, stating plainly: “The conditions do not exist to attain a hemispheric free-trade accord that is balanced and fair with access to markets [and] free of subsidies and distorted commercial practices.” The Peoples’ Summit, held simultaneously in Mar del Plata, organised a march of 40,000 people to a stadium where Chavez “claimed that Mar del Plata is the grave-site of the FTAA,” ZNet reports. At the end of the Summit proper, no closing declarations were made for the press, and the only accomplishment the White House delegation could claim was the scheduling of more talks for next year.
You can read more independent global news stories by visting indymedia: I-N-D-Y-M-E-D-I-A dot O-R-G.
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[5:00] Helem, GLBT Center in Lebanon
Recently, barriers were broken in the middle east as the first Arabic Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender quarterly magazine was published in Arabic. This was made possible by Helem, the Lebanese Community center that protects and fights for the liberation of the GLBT communicty in Lebanon from all sorts of legal, social, and cultural descrimination. We spoke with Rasha Moumneh of Helem to hear more. (Rah-shah Moom-neh)
[6:00] Police harassment of grassroots relief in NOLA
Regular Rustbelt Radio listeners have heard reports from the grassroots
relief effort in New Orleans called Common Ground. Common Ground Collective
was founded by local activist Malik Rahim as a
relief organization in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Common Ground has a
team of volunteers including: medical and health providers, aid workers,
community organizers, environmentalists, and legal representatives.
On Thurs. November 10, 2005, three medical workers documenting
police harassment outside the Common Ground Free Clinic became the targets
of that harassment. This incident is the culmination of increased daily
harassment this week, and are just a few of the examples of abuse that
volunteer relief workers have faced over the past two months and that New
Orleans residents, especially African Americans, are facing everyday.
Rustbelt Radio spoke with Sakura Koné of Common Ground about the incident and the larger
issues of repression and relief in New Orleans.
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That was Sakura Koné of Common Ground relief in New Orleans, describing the struggle that
grassroots relief activists are having with local and federal authorities who object
Common Ground founder Malik Rahim added, (quote) "We're putting a call out for the
establishment of a Human Rights Watch in New Orleans, and for volunteer lawyers and human
rights organizations to help monitor the police behavior"
[mm:ss] Alixa and Naima Spoken Word
Live spoken word performance!
[2:00] Calendar of events
And now we present the Indymedia calendar of events:
- Alixa and Naima will be performing tomorrow night at 7 pm at The Waldorf School in Garfield
at 201 S. Winebiddle. Indicator Species will also be presenting their puppet show "The Hardest question ever" about violence in our communities.
- This Wednesday November 16th there will be a rally in support of public transit at the State Office Building, downtown from 11:45AM to 12:45PM. For more information contact Amanda at 361-3022 or www. saveourtransit. org
- Also this Wednesday kicks off the Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Film Fest which is a festival that utilizes cinema to challenge opinions of Hip Hop, while increasing awareness of the dynamic and powerful nature of this urban-born artform. Screenings will be held at the Homewood Library, the Kelly Strayhorn theatre and other venues and will feature films about Hip-hop in Kenya, Columbia Palestine, the role of women in hip hop, the death of johnny gammage and many others. You can check out the schedule at www.pitthiphopfilms.com
- On Friday, November 18th from 11am to 1pm, join Pittsburgh Organizing Group (POG) for a picket outside the Forbes Ave. military recruiting station in Oakland. Friday's protest is part of "National Stand Down Day," a national day of action at recruiting centers across the country sponsored by the Iraq Pledge of Resistance. For more info go to www. organize pittsburgh . org
- This weekend November 18th-21st, the Western PA School of the Americas Watch is organizing buses to Ft. Benning Georgia in order to protest the School of the Americas. Buses will leave the William Pitt Union at the University of Pittsburgh on Friday evening around 6:00pm and return early Monday morning around 8:00am. Visit the WPa-SOAW website at thomasmertoncenter.org /soa.
- Also this Saturday November 19th, The Steel City Gender Conference will be taking place at the Holidy Inn Hotel in Oakland, which is located at 100 Lytton Avenue. This conference will take place all day Saturday and is free and open to the public. For more information contact pghdor. org
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