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Labor Unions are Like Sunrises: What Did You Expect to Happen?

Here is a second post inspired by watching Pride on Sunday.

It mystifies me when I hear people, especially working-class people, complain about unions.  Living in an industrial society and hating labor unions is like living on Earth and hating the sunrise. 302 more words

Politics

"Silophone" turns Montreal's abandoned Silo no. 5 into a giant sonic instrument

My last update left us at the Old Port of Montreal, home of the iconic Silo no. 5. This vast concrete structure is one in a series of five grain elevators single-handedly responsible for catapulting the Old Port and the Lachine Canal into their position as the… 823 more words

Abandoned Places

Take a stroll through Montreal's industrial past at the Lachine Canal

Confession time: Out of the small handful of major North American cities I’ve visited, Montreal is my favorite. At once American and European, super sleek and crumbling around the edges, the… 1,372 more words

Graffiti

Deindustrialisation in the Rural Heartland

The Macon County Fair in Decatur, Il, was cancelled this year.  The fair has been a going concern for 158 years, but it also survives through funding from the state of Illinois.  351 more words

Culture

Writing Deindustrialisation

I’m always surprised by how deindustrialisation and the economic and social dislocation it caused in the northern United States and Canada gets written about.  Take, for example, an otherwise interesting and informative… 350 more words

Culture

Scots Are Responding To “Optimism” of a Yes Vote

LYNDON LAROUCHE: …first of all, get rid of the British system. Just take the Queen and throw her out of the window, or throw her someplace, get rid of her!OGDEN: The defenestration of London. 686 more words

Lyndon Larouche