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On February 20, 1893, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad went into receivership. This was the first step toward the Panic of 1893, the greatest economic crisis in American history prior to the Great Depression and one with a profound impact on American workers and working-class politics. The nineteenth century economy was inherently unstable. With a […]

Strikes Work

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On February 19, 2019

Boom! West Virginia's educators just won their strike! A few minutes ago, they forced the House to kill the Republicans' pro-privatization bill, 53-45. Strikes work — check out this video of

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Here’s an interesting case with potential major implications: A janitors’ union in San Francisco has taken on a court battle with major implications for what workers can do to protest their employers’ practices, and the fight starts immediately in the wake of a government finding that more individual Americans went on strike in 2018 than […]
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Phase IV in Japan

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On February 19, 2019
I learned from H-Net that there was a lot of thinking in the US about what the post-war Pacific should look like, and some of it began even before the bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor… Of course, Phase IV of U.S. World War II planning never existed, at least by that term. However, after the […]
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