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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.

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Claiming Our Right to Study: Building Working-Class Intellectualism in the Struggles for Health Care and Education

A conversation between Karim Sariahmed and Ellen Schwartz, with an introduction by Karim University of the Poor Journal
There are good reasons for working class people to distrust formal education systems and scientific research but we can't fall into anti-intellectualism. The University of the Poor's “struggle as a school” is a way to organize in response.

Songs of Justice, Songs of Power

Tom Morello New York Times
Defiant and hopeful, these songs have an unapologetic mission: to fan the flames of discontent by lifting the spirits of those fighting for a more just and humane planet. The songs live on wherever working people stand up for their rights...

Happy Striketober. Let's Restore the Legal Right to Strike.

Shaun Richman In These Times
Now’s the perfect time to fight for the right to return to a job once a strike is over. The United States is experiencing a wave of worker militancy and a White House that actually wants to take concrete actions to defend and grow labor unions.
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