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Poultry and Prisons: Toward a General Strike for Abolition

Carrie Freshour Monthly Review
If the work of abolition is not only about stopping prisons, but also about imagining a future in which we win, then people cannot be released from prisons only to be put on the streets or to premature disability at the poultry factory.

Arab Workers And The Struggle For Democracy

Joel Beinin Jacobin
Since 2011, Arab labor organizations and left parties have been central to movements for democracy and social justice in the Middle East. Frequently overlooked in Western media coverage...they’ve carried on this fight against tremendous odds.

COVID-Related Strikes Hit Washington’s Apple Sheds

David Bacon Capital & Main
This week the COVID-related strike in Washington state’s Yakima Valley quadrupled in size, as workers walked out at three more apple packinghouses with two main demands for safer working conditions and an extra $2 an hour in hazard pay.

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The U.S. Labor Movement during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eric Dirnbach Medium
Eric Dirnbach looks at a range of labor movement actions and resources that have developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic disaster. The coronavirus crisis reminds us that workers must organize to save themselves.

Tidbits - Apr.16, 2020 - Reader Comments: COVID Crisis: Congress Must Lead; This is Our Future; Massive Unemployment, Third of Young People Lost Jobs; Sanders Campaign; How Fragile Capitalism Was; Bailout the Pension System; Workers Fightback; Farm Crisis

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Reader Comments: COVID Crisis: Congress Must Lead; This is Our Future; Massive Unemployment-One-Third of Young People Lost Jobs; Sanders Campaign; Crisis Exposes How Fragile Capitalism Was; Bailout the Pension System; Workers Fight Back; Farm Crisis;

Congress Must Act for the Common Good

United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America
The health, economic well-being, and very lives of the American people depend upon Congress putting people over profit and enacting a bold and far-reaching relief package now.
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