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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?

A Union of Their Own -the Most Militantly Feminist Union

Robert Kuttner The American Prospect
How a culture of gross sexism in the airlines created America’s most militantly feminist union. Every officer comes from the ranks of working flight attendants, there is no gap between the lived experience of the rank and file and union leadership.

This Week in People’s History, Aug. 28 – Sept. 5

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Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans wading through waist-deep floodwater Deadly weather in 2005. KKK run out of town in 1923. FBI informers mess up in 1973. The telephone industry discovers women workers in 1878. TV news is ready for prime time in 1963. Frederick Douglass frees himself in 1838. Ethnic cleansing in 1838.

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The Dangers of Being a Female Rideshare Driver in Jakarta

JOAN AURELIA RUMENGAN rest of world
Photo of a woman on a motor bike. In Jakarta, women take to the roads out of desperation. Drivers for ride-hailing platforms have a tough gig. For women in Indonesia, gender norms can mean they’re demeaned, and still carry responsibility for the household when they get home.
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