August

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Today in history: Uprising at Nazi death camp

On this date in 1943, prisoners at the Treblinka extermination camp in German-occupied Poland rebelled against Nazi guards.

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Chick Fil-A debate missing the point

The debate over equal rights for LGBT Americans has recently focused, bizarrely, on an American fast food staple: the chicken sandwich.

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“Trishna”: Love story twisted by class oppression

The movie is supposed to be a modern adaptation, set in India, of the Thomas Hardy classic, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."

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Compelling documentaries: “The First Rasta” and “Marley”

Two films recently released to DVD provide a sweeping opportunity to learn more about Rastafari identity and culture.

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Today in labor history: remembering Frank Little and more

Wobblie organizer Frank Little is dragged by six masked men from his hotel room and hung from the Milwaukee Railroad trestle.

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Big Music vs. the 99 percent

In thinking about the corporate control of the recorded music market in the United States, I was reminded of inspiring lyrics from Chrome's song.

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Michael Nash’s work lives on: historian, archivist, teacher-activist

He was a  a close friend of mine for four decades, so it is with some sadness that I write this remembrance of his life and work.

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Caterpillar strikers hold line on wages – a fight for all

Poverty is increasing in America. One factor is the prevalence of low-wage jobs. Some call it the Wal-Martization of America. Still, to others, it's class war.

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