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You Call This Freedom? (Part I)

by Chaz Bufe

(This essay will appear in the author’s upcoming Provocations: Don’t Call Them Libertarians, AA Lies, and other incitements, which is scheduled for October 2014.) 3,967 more words

Religion

Freshii Union Busting Continues; Workers Picket

Freshii Workers’ Union members and supporters staged a picket today to demand an end to abuses by Freshii franchise owner Peter Irie.

The assembled group demanded that Irie re-hire illegally fired workers, cease union-busting tactics and attacks on union supporters, and officially recognize the Freshii Workers’ Union (FWU). 556 more words

#HANDSUPDONTSHIP: IWW UPS Workers Organize Against Police Brutality

from IWW:

Starting on Friday, August 22nd, IWW workers at a UPS sorting facility in Minneapolis began organizing against their and their coworkers’ labor supporting the ongoing police violence against the population of Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man. 981 more words

#HANDSUPDONTSHIP

September 5, 1964

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn dies at age 74. Flynn was an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and an activist for women’s rights, birth control, and women’s suffrage.

History

Murray speaks out for Labor, against New York Capitalists

In 1896, unions were struggling for fair wages in the mining industry. Rapid consolidation under eastern corporations brought significant power to mine owners. The owners were moving to crush the unions. 261 more words

History

Monday Morning Music - Happy Labor Day!

It’s another Labor Day here in the U.S. The workers actually had a bit of a victory in Massachusetts recently with the whole Market Basket thing… 198 more words

Music

Introducing Fellow Worker Tom Barker

Tom Barker

“Are you going to share this material with your fellow workers?” the Wobbly behind the IWW table asked me, sternly. I was at the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair. 761 more words

Oral History