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Talking About A Revolution

In the US, July 4 is the day we celebrate the freedom and independence that stems from a revolution. We do this with fireworks, barbecues, parades and all manner of nationalistic displays. There are readings of the Declaration of Independence,…

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For love or money?

Lets pause for a moment of Marxist musing. When I talk to my students about the difference between “work” and “jobs,” we discuss the way that all productive activity can be understood as work, but that a job is only that…

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64 Days for Human Rights – Week Two

In commemoration of the 64th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this year, the US Human Rights Network launched a campaign to highlight the important human rights work that our members and partners are engaged in domestically. In the…

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64 Days focuses on poverty this week

In 2010, 46.2 MILLION people were in poverty in the U.S. This Wednesday, October 17th, is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The day was designated by the United Nations in 1993 as a way to promote awareness…

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Come out for labor rights

Are you a union member, or a friend or family member of a union member? If so, please come out. Please identify yourself that way in conversations. Please stand up for unions and for the basic worker rights that they…

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