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This Week in People’s History, Feb 27-Mar 4

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United Auto Workers sit-down strikers in 1937
A Big Loss for Labor (in 1939), Legal Lynching is Still Lynching (1919), Women Hold Up Half the Sky (1864), Nuclear Test Disaster (1954), Disability Inclusion's Ancient Roots (1829), This is Freedom of the Press? (1919), Science, What Is It Good For?

It Was Never a Civil War

Michael Podhorzer Washington Monthly
The threat posed by Trump and the MAGA movement, like the Confederate States, is not “conservative” or even “extremist” but criminally anti-democratic.

The Auto Workers Go All In

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
By devoting $40 million to its campaign to organize non-union auto plants, the UAW is challenging not just corporate America but also labor’s status quo.

Black Students Join Gaza War Protesters

Mandile Mpofu The Bay State Banner
At a Feb. 19 pro-Palestine rally in Cambridge, a crowd of supporters held up signs and waved Palestinian flags. At one point, a chant of “No justice. No peace” erupted, the same calls heard during Black Lives Matter gatherings.

The National Fight for Rent Control

Oksana Mironova Protean
Rent control is back from the dead with a vengeance, with serious organizing campaigns underway in at least 15 states.