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Brian Powers

Brian Powers

#NJRR Live Prodcuer and Host
Senior Organizer Brian Powers has been fighting in the grassroots for 20 years as a union man, political organizer, and media producer. He hosts our weekly podcast/ livestream show #NJRR Live every Wednesday at 8pm New Jersey Standard Time (East Coast)

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The Labor Movement is Untenable Without A Reckoning on the Question of Police Unions: A Personal Perspective

The Labor Movement is Untenable Without A Reckoning on the Question of Police Unions: A Personal Perspective

Early this summer, the world watched the uprisings that happened in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others. The labor movement was left with the question of what to do. Dozens of unions reaffirmed a commitment to racial justice, and labor councils voted on the question of whether or not to expel police unions. Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, notably sidestepped calls to disaffiliate with police unions, stating instead that many police officers today are “community friendly.” Now, as we near the end of September, the question of police unions and their place in the labor movement presents itself again as the nation is grappling with the decision in Breonna Taylor’s case. By indicting only officer Brett Hankinson on three counts of wanton endangerment for the bullets that entered Taylor’s neighbor’s apartment, it is becoming even more plain that our legal system cares more about apartment walls than black lives and bodies.

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Failed Response to Coronavirus in Indiana Prisons (Pendleton Correctional Facility)

April 26, 2020An Editorial By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S., officials have demonstrated incompetence and indifference in response to the...

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#FreeThemAll Driving Protest Coming to Trenton

Activists Urge Press to Ask Governor Murphy about His Plans to protect Immigrants in Detention from Covid-19 Trenton- On Monday, April 6th, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, family members...

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Freeholder Board Considers 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Resolution. Measure Rooted In Antisemitism

Just last week, I attended a presentation by the NJ Attorney General about the rising levels of bias crimes and antisemitism in NJ. This comes in the wake of NJ Officials raising our threat level to high from white supremacist and extremist groups following the shooting in Jersey City. NJ isn’t unique in this respect. In 2018, A Pittsburgh man murdered 11 people in a synagogue because he believed George Soros was controlling a migrant caravan in a scheme to destabilize society and slaughter “patriots” like him.

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Local Residents gather in Little Egg Harbor in Support of LGBTQ Curriculum and Students

Little Egg Harbor, NJ – Community members gathered outside of the Board of Education meeting at Pinelands Regional Junior High School on February 19th at 4:30 pm to ‘Show the Love’ for LGBTQ+ students and the new curriculum.

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NJRR Is Producing a Video Documentary. Watch “A Journey To Me” Trailer

With “The Journey to Me” NJRR Productions looks to make a documentary film consisting of a mixture of archival photos, interviews, verité, and re-enactments.

Through the telling of Blake’s story the we explore universal themes of sexuality, religion, love, and self-acceptance. The Fundamental question asked throughout the entirety of the film is the universal question.

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