Tag Archives: Working Class

Marilyn Katz :
Trump won because Democrats have lost touch with the working class

We must go beyond the borders of our cities and beyond the easy coalitions we’ve relied on. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2016 Like all progressives, I take no joy in the rise to power … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Trump won because Democrats have lost touch with the working class

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TRAVEL / David P. Hamilton : Aubervilliers Is Paris ‘Red Belt’ Suburb That Defies Expectations

Some public housing units were interspersed with gardens and balconies, connected by curving pedestrian walkways. Photos by Sally Hamilton / The Rag Blog. Paris suburb defies expectations:Visiting Aubervilliers in the ‘Red Belt’ Although Aubervilliers at night might be a scary … finish reading TRAVEL / David P. Hamilton : Aubervilliers Is Paris ‘Red Belt’ Suburb That Defies Expectations

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Huw Beynon and Steve Davies : Bruce Springsteen Brings on the Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen performs earlier this year with the E Street Band at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images.Bring on your wrecking ball:The politics of Bruce Springsteen Springsteen’s patriotism is a central … finish reading Huw Beynon and Steve Davies : Bruce Springsteen Brings on the Wrecking Ball

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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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John Ross : ‘Los Barrenderos’ are Mexico City’s ‘Working Class Heroes’

Barrendero. Photo by jmolagar / flickriver. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all … finish reading John Ross : ‘Los Barrenderos’ are Mexico City’s ‘Working Class Heroes’

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BOOKS / ‘The New Class Society : Goodbye American Dream?’

New Class Society:Making class analysis relevant By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / February 12, 2010 I am using a text by Robert Perrucci and Earl Wysong called New Class Society: Goodbye American Dream? (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008) in … finish reading BOOKS / ‘The New Class Society : Goodbye American Dream?’

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Vicky Starr of ‘Union Maids’ : Working Class Hero

Stills from Union Maids. Images from escholarship.org. Vicky Starr (Stella Nowicki) is on right.Vicky Starr dies at 93:Socialist, labor organizer, feminist, film starBy Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / January 13, 2010 I read recently that Vicky Starr died … finish reading Vicky Starr of ‘Union Maids’ : Working Class Hero

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Singin’ on Sunday – Dick Gaughan

Dick Gaughan – Handful of Earth From a 1983 BBC Spectrum Documentary. Dedicated to all the workers out there. Thanks to Erich Seifert / The Rag Blog

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Barbara Ehrenreich to Journalism Grads : Welcome to the Working Class

Drop your sense of entitlement, Ehrenreich tells a graduating class of media makers, journalists are now ‘part of the working class.’ By Barbara Ehrenreich / June 4, 2009. [The following is the text of Barbara Ehrenreich’s commencement address on May … finish reading Barbara Ehrenreich to Journalism Grads : Welcome to the Working Class

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Saturday Snapshot: The Worker

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We Want Joe Bageant, Not ‘Joe, the Plumber’

See video below. Joe Bageant Knows Something About White Working-Class Voters — He Is OneBy Nick Penniman / November 1, 2008. The author of Deer Hunting with Jesus gives a very different account than the pollsters and political operatives on … finish reading We Want Joe Bageant, Not ‘Joe, the Plumber’

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For American Workers : Lessons from the French Revolution

Victory of the “Front Populaire” in 1936. From left to right: Mme. Blum, Léon Blum (SFIO), Maurice Thorez (PCF), Roger Salengro (SFIO, minister of the Interior). In the second row, behind Blum and Thorez, (rolling a cigarette) is Edouard Dalladier … finish reading For American Workers : Lessons from the French Revolution

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