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On October 1, 1833, Baltimore seamstresses went on strike. While not a epoch-changing event in American labor history, it is a good moment to get into the everyday drudgery and struggles of urban antebellum white workers, issues that are a lot more important in the lives of the working-class than brief revolutionary moments that capture […]

Lead in Baltimore

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On February 2, 2016

Flint is not the only American city where governmental failures and mendacity have exposed people to lead. Baltimore has certified houses as lead-free that are not in fact so. When people in Baltimore

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Reconsidering The Wire

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On May 5, 2015
Dave Zirin has an excellent essay about reconsidering The Wire in the wake of the police murdering Freddie Gray. And he’s right–one thing missing from the show is how the police are actively part of the oppression of the poor and African-Americans in Baltimore and a second thing missing from the show are community activists […]
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