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On October 18, 1981, the workers at Brown and Sharpe, one of the nation’s largest machine tool companies, went on strike at its plant in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. This strike would become the longest in the nation’s history, lasting 15 years before the workers finally gave up, indicative of both worker militancy and the […]

Sanctuary

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On March 22, 2017

Today, I am participating in an event at my university about supporting immigrants against Trump’s racist and fascist immigration regime. In preparing for it, I thought this piece on the sanctua

Challenger

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On January 28, 2016

Thirty years ago today, I, like millions of other children around the United States, was in front of a TV at school watching the first teacher fly into space. What I saw instead was the Challenger exp

Crack Babies

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On May 20, 2013
Hardly surprising that the crack babies “epidemic” in the 1980s was based on poorly designed scientific studies and really was just another tool in white backlash tool box to blame black people for their own poverty and justify the war on some classes of people who use some drugs. Share
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