Tag Archives: Labor Movement

Jay D. Jurie :
Workers’ demonstrations at Magic Kingdom just opening salvo

Jay Jurie reports from the front lines of the labor movement. By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog | November 15, 2017 ORLANDO, Florida — While representing over a third of workers in the middle of the 20th Century, … finish reading Jay D. Jurie :
Workers’ demonstrations at Magic Kingdom just opening salvo

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Anne Lewis :
Bridging the chasm between environmental and economic justice

A conversation with activists Bill Fletcher, Jr., and Bill Gallegos. By Anne Lewis | The Rag Blog | February 11, 2014 Steelworkers President Leo Gerard said about the choice between a clean environment and good jobs, “You can have both, … finish reading Anne Lewis :
Bridging the chasm between environmental and economic justice

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HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 11, Section 1, 1945-1946

Egyptian students demonstrate on February 21, 2012, to mark anniversary of 1946 student and worker uprising. Photo by Mai Shaheen / Ahram Online. A people’s history: The movement to democratize Egypt Part 11: 1945-1946 Period/Section 1 — Worker and student … finish reading HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 11, Section 1, 1945-1946

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HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 8, 1922-1923

Sultan Ahmad Fuad became King Faud I in 1922. Image from Wikipedia Commons. A people’s history: The movement to democratize Egypt Part 8: 1922-1923 period — Socialist and labor activism flourish despite foreign-dominated monarchy. By Bob Feldman | The Rag … finish reading HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 8, 1922-1923

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HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 7, 1917-1921

Scene from the Egyptian Revolution of 1919. Image from Egyptian History website. A people’s history: The movement to democratize Egypt Part 7: 1917-1921 period — British oppression leads to nationalist revolution and beginnings of a labor movement. By Bob Feldman … finish reading HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 7, 1917-1921

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Author and Labor/Social Justice Activist Bill Fletcher Jr.

Rag Radio podcast:Noted author and activist Bill Fletcher Jr. Bill Fletcher Jr. is a longtime author, commentator, and labor, racial justice and social/economic justice activist, and an international solidarity leader. By Rag Radio / The Rag Blog / July 2, … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Author and Labor/Social Justice Activist Bill Fletcher Jr.

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Harry Targ : Dr. King and the Civil Rights-Labor Alliance

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy lead a march by sanitation workers in Memphis, March 28, 1968. Photo by Sam Melhorn / AP.Martin Luther King and the civil rights and labor alliance King knew that black … finish reading Harry Targ : Dr. King and the Civil Rights-Labor Alliance

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ELECTION 2012 / Harry Targ : ‘Vote Today, Organize Tomorrow’

Graphic by Favianna Rodriguez / favianna.com.Assessing the election: ‘Vote today, organize tomorrow’ In the months ahead, progressive forces need to reexamine the history of social change in America, conceptualizing movement possibilities everywhere… By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Harry Targ : ‘Vote Today, Organize Tomorrow’

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Harry Targ : Why Wisconsin is Important

The Capital in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Photo by Barbara Rodriguez / AP. Image from The Nation.Wisconsin is important The defeat of Walker and his Republican legislative colleagues will give energy and enthusiasm to grassroots movements… and … finish reading Harry Targ : Why Wisconsin is Important

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Two on Working Class Rabble-Rousing

Two books on workers and rabble-rousing: Kick some ass with the working class By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2012 [Autoworkers Under the Gun: A Shop-Floor View of the End of the American Dream, by Greg … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Two on Working Class Rabble-Rousing

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : David Bacon on U.S. Policies and the Great Mexican Migration

Journalist, author, and long-time labor organizer David Bacon.Rag Radio:David Bacon discusses how U.S. policiesfueled the great Mexican migration By Rag Radio / The Rag Blog / March 21, 2012 Noted journalist, author, documentary photographer, and long-time labor organizer David Bacon … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : David Bacon on U.S. Policies and the Great Mexican Migration

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Harry Targ : Social Movements and the Forces of Reaction

Image from KXL.com.Progressive social movements andthe reactionary forces that oppose them By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | February 29, 2012 “Of course, Big Labor’s coercion of employees into paying union dues to subsidize its political agenda isn’t new, … finish reading Harry Targ : Social Movements and the Forces of Reaction

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