Arts & Entertainment



This poem is a response to the refugee/migrant crisis now engulfing Europe.


Today in labor history: Ode to a labor troubadour, Woody Guthrie

He wasn't afraid to tackle the problems that workers and unionists faced, while bucking up their spirits, by singing about the people, you and me.


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announces Music for Peace

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced a Music for Peace concert, in the wake of recent unrest resulting from Freddie Gray's death.



"The Production of Difference" examines worker division via racism

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


"Pride" tells of solidarity vs. prejudice, winning vs. losing

In 1984, a small group of London gays and lesbians collected money for the miners and taught a lesson of solidarity that everybody should memorize.


"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.


Labor says "NO" to outsourcing of "Draft Day's" music

"Some people think music drops from heaven. But it doesn't. It takes talented union musicians to make music."


Movies you might have missed: "Sacco and Vanzetti"

Awell-made, engrossing documentary that does something remarkable. It makes compelling viewing out of the retelling of the prosecution of a murder trial from 87 years ago, of which we already know the outcome.


Beatrice Lumpkin's extraordinary book about her extraordinary life

The interweaving of anger, sorrow, humor, and joy makes "Joy in the Struggle" a deeply human book about a woman who has devoted her entire life to the fight for equality, democracy, and peace.


"Multicultural Soup"

A poem from a recent People's World party, potluck and fundraiser celebrating international labor solidarity and the fight for immigrant rights.