Arts & Entertainment

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Rep. Connolly won't scab for "Sharknado 3"

"I cannot be a party to the firing of a film crew seeking unionization, or its replacement with scab labor."

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"The Production of Difference" examines worker division via racism

Examining "race management" during slavery, Western expansion, and early 20th century industrial production.

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Hope is the root of activism

Activism like that takes courage and wisdom. It emerges out of deep places in the human spirit, the interior felt-life experience expressed by the arts and also by religion.

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F.I.S.T.: A movie you might have missed

In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.

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"Death Blow to Jim Crow" comes highly recommended

At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.

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A largely forgotten tale: Communist Party's role in the South

The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals, and Labor in Georgia, 1929-1941 challenges the notion that Southern white workers were incapable of action with African Americans.

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Workers Unite Film Festival opens May 9 in NYC

New York City is the home of many film festivals. Most don't highlight the lives of working people, although some have working people as characters.

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“Shoeleather History” brings rambunctious New England Wobblies to life

Generally speaking, grassroots labor movements, the Wobblies in particular, don't receive histories on a state-by-state basis.

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“Cesar Chavez” is an inspiring must see for today

The Cesar Chavez film highlights the courageous commitment and unwavering dedication of one historic union organizer and his fierce companions.

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Start the year with some great labor films

Let me quickly recommend some lesser known labor films worth your attention.

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