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Inequality, Power and Class: Why Language Matters

Celine-Marie Pascale inequality.org
A century after violent efforts to suppress resistance to class exploitation, the nation has learned to think about people and the economy with a language that favors the wealthy and elides issues of power.

Black Capitalism in One City

Adolph Reed Jr. Dissent
Soul City was a boondoggle—not a story of lost or forgotten roads tragically not taken.

The Poor at the Crossroads

Liz Theoharis Tom Dispatch
The poor are what Dr. King once called “a new and unsettling force” capable of transforming “our complacent national life.”

Who Is Working-Class, and Why It Matters

Van Gosse Convergence
Throughout U.S. history, class has been bound up with other forms of oppression—so the disenfranchisement of Black men after Reconstruction decisively shifted class relations.

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Standing Up: Tales of Struggle - Art Imitates Life

Jane LaTour New York Labor History Association
The stories in Standing Up are linked thematically and appear in chronological order, beginning with 1970. For those of us who have similarly spent time as organizers, the book feels like an anthropological field trip into the past.

Union Membership Resumes its Fall

Doug Henwood LBO News
Unions raise wages and benefits and increase job security. So, the fact that unionization rates are still in decline, despite some recent bright spots in worker militancy, is very bad news.

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bell hooks - Rest in Power - Get to Know bell hooks

Robin D.G. Kelley; Berea College
bell hooks was a revolutionary...Like Ella Baker and Assata (and Audre Lorde and Barbara Smith and Angela Davis, etc) she has her share of "daughters." Literally thousands of amazing young Black women leading radical movements and making radical art
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