The Laura Flanders Show

NYC Organizers Say #NOHQ2 and Win

Episode Summary

Before the news broke of Amazon's HQ2 pulling out of NYC's L.I.C., we looked at the resistance the plan provoked and why, and considered how development might be possible without displacement? Guests: Sasha Wijeyeratne, Executive Director of CAAAV organizing Asian communities, Juleon Robinson, Program Associate of the New Economy Project, and Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN. And Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor, Senior Pastor of Center of Hope Church International and the co-founder & CEO of Urban UpBound, L.I.C., Queens.

Episode Notes

Amazon’s HQ2 in New York City's Long Island City neighborhood of Queens is off. In a conversation recorded before the news broke, we looked at the resistance the plan provoked and why, and considered how development might be possible without displacement? The conversation featured Sasha Wijeyeratne, Executive Director of CAAAV organizing Asian communities, Juleon Robinson, Program Associate of the New Economy Project, and Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN, Then we take a tour of that neighborhood with a Long Island preacher’s son,” Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor, Senior Pastor of Center of Hope Church International and the co-founder & CEO of Urban UpBound, L.I.C., Queens. Music Spotlight: Pete Seeger singing “Which Side Are You On?” written by Florence Reece in 1931. Support TheLFShow!