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May Day in a Time of Crisis

Every activist and organization that knows and cares about May Day continues to acknowledge the role of the immigrant rights movement in reviving the Workers holiday in the U.S.  The May 2006 demonstrations that brought millions into the streets in … Continue reading

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Laid Off Workers Occupy Factory: Changing the Formula in Chicago

In November 2008, the nearly 300 workers at Chicago’s Republic Windows and Doors Company discovered missing equipment in their plant.  Fearing the worst, the workers notified the leadership of their union, United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Sports and Class Struggle

Until reading Brad Snyder's A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports and William C. Rhoden's Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete, I had not thought much about the … Continue reading

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A Guy Named ‘Bob': Life in This Brave New World without Health Care and Job Security

Over the years I have gotten to know a guy named "Bob" [not his real name]. The government would probably classify him as an independent contractor, but he works for this company that does what can broadly be described as … Continue reading

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May Day 2007: Immigrants’ Rights are Workers’ Rights

Until last year, May Day for workers, progressives and revolutionaries in the US found us looking at struggles in the global South for inspiration and affirmation that the oppressed will resist, and can win against, the ravages of capitalist exploitation. … Continue reading

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May Day Is the Workers’ Day!

May Day Is the Workers’ Day! This is no mere slogan. It is a battle cry and it has rung out across the globe in countless languages for 120 years. May 1, 1886. May Day, the international working class holiday, … Continue reading

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Statement to the April 10th Immigration Justice Rally, Siler City, NC

Speech delivered by Ajamu Dillahunt, for Black Workers for Justice, to a rally of 10,000 demanding Justice for Immigrants in Siler City, NC on April 10, 2006. Translated from the Spanish. Good Evening. I bring you greetings from the Black … Continue reading

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Two Federations, Little Improvement: An Evaluation of the Split in the Trade Union Movement

In early September 2005 labor activists in Freedom Road Socialist Organization / Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad (FRSO/OSCL) met for a weekend. The primary purpose of this meeting was to evaluate the momentous changes organized labor had recently … Continue reading

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Two Federations, Little Improvement: A Preliminary Evaluation of the Split in the Trade Union Mvmt

In early September 2005 labor activists in Freedom Road met for a weekend to evaluate the momentous changes organized labor has recently faced and to identify some key challenges and opportunities for leftists working within the trade unions and other … Continue reading

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‘And We’re Not Going Back!’

A May Day Miracle Last May 1st, a “miracle” took place in Los Angeles. On a typically balmy Southern California day, an atypical mass action enveloped the streets of downtown LA. Twelve thousand immigrant workers and their supporters took to … Continue reading

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