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A Call for Women to Pledge to Strike

Below is a news release from National Women’s Liberation calling for a women’s strike against “all work, both paid and unpaid,” during the presidential inauguration weekend in January. They are setting a target of 20,000 strike pledges before making the…

Some Random Labor Day Missives

“The Group-Made Man” [and Woman] In the late 19th century, when the ideology of “the self-made man” was sweeping the United States, propagated by the dime novels of Horatio Alger and the “rags-to-riches” biographies of the likes of Andrew Carnegie,…

Speaking Truth AGAINST Power

In an excellent article “Journalism as Subversion” on Truthdig, Chris Hedges, himself a journalist for major newspapers for many years, contends that the best journalism comes from dissidents, not professional journalists. He asserts that global capitalism’s assault is not only…

A Practical Solution to an Urgent Need

Reprinted from Monthly Review, Volume 65, Number 11 (April 2014) http://monthlyreview.org/2014/04/01/practical-solution-urgent-need By Gregg Shotwell Gregg Shotwell is a retired UAW member who frequently contributes poems to the Blue Collar Review, and is the author of Autoworkers Under the Gun (Haymarket Press,…