Music review Trouble No More, by John Cougar Mellencamp, Sony, $18.98 “And he wants to fight with Many; And he say it’s not for oil.” Those are the words in “To Washington,” a song written by John Mellencamp in his new CD titled Trouble No More.
Book review Confessions of a Union Buster, by Martin Jay Levitt, Crown Publishers Inc., 302 pp., hardcover, $25. Martin Jay Levitt joined the union-busting business in 1969. He was 25 years old, divorced, living with his parents, and in need of fast cash. The seduction was too much. Besides, like his first union-busting boss told him, “We do the Lord’s work.”
QUEENS, N.Y – “This is really excellent,” a woman in attendance at the closing rally of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride said about the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo. “I’m gonna make my kids read it and write a paper on this stuff for their school.”
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The ranks of Minnesota working-class activists suffered a loss recently, when the long life of Toinie Mackie ended.
It’s another Monday night in Manhattan. Uptown shimmers with the glow of lights and the blur of street traffic. People rushing to points south and north may have a hard time noticing the proud structure that is the Advent Lutheran Church high up on 93rd Street and Broadway.
Book Review For the past three years, Paul Krugman, a liberal economics professor at Princeton, has written a twice-weekly op-ed column for The New York Times. With these articles, Krugman has emerged as one of the most prominent mainstream critics of radical right economics and politics in the U.S.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Struggles for democracy, civil and workers’ rights, equality and peace will be celebrated at this year’s Northern California People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo banquet on Sunday, Nov. 9.
Northwest Indiana and the nation as a whole lost one of their greatest labor and civil rights leaders when Curtis Strong died on Sept. 16.
Music Review The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection, the Tuku Years, Oliver Mtukudzi (Putumayo World Music)
Review “The Responsive Eye: Ralph T. Coe and the Collecting of American Indian Art,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Sept. 9 - Dec. 14