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A big “thank you” to all those who died in the Chicago rail yards so that we might have the day off to grill hot dogs… Happy Labor Day

I know it’s probably cheating, but here’s something that I posted more than half a decade ago on the occasion of Labor Day. If anything, I think it’s even more appropriate today, seeing as how Michigan has since become a so-called “right to work” state, and we now how have an unquestionably anti-worker administration running […]

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Marking the first day of the Trump administration with Debbie Dingell and Gretchen Whitmer, firsthand accounts of the DC, Lansing and Ypsilanti women’s marches, and a discussion about the role of community-based art in improving society… on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

This weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, our first under the Trump administration, will be told in two parts. First, we will be talking with people on the ground in D.C., and elsewhere, about the response to the Trump inauguration, with special emphasis on how women are standing up and letting it be known […]

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Bob Sloan on the new slavery of the American prison factory system

When I flew into Providence a few weeks ago, to attend the Netroots Nation conference, I caught a taxi from the airport to the hotel with a fellow by the name of Bob Sloan. Bob, like me, had won one of the Democracy for America scholarships, and we talked about our work as we made […]

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Rand Paul seeks to roll back black-lung protections for miners

He may be OK with black people not being served at lunch counters, but Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wants it known that he’s got no problem as far as black lungs are concerned. The following clip comes from the Louisville Courier-Journal. Sen. Rand Paul questioned the need Thursday for new federal new coal-mining rules to […]

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Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire

As I didn’t see it anywhere in the corporate media over the past few days, I thought that I should at least mention that March 25th marked the 100th anniversary of New York’s Triangle Factory Fire. The tragic event claimed the lives of 146 people, most of them young immigrant women, and galvanized the American […]

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