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On July 1, 1929, New Orleans streetcar workers walked off the job, in the last of the great streetcar strikes that helped define the labor movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Transportation was long an area of labor militancy. The ability of workers to shut down the movement of people and goods […]
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Prison Labor: A History

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On October 7, 2018
When I wrote my New York Times op-ed in August about the prison strike, I was mildly surprised it was accepted so easily because I figured that someone who was actually an expert in prison labor would have published something better like this instead. I’m not even LGM’s resident expert on such issues, as I […]

Tear ‘Em Down

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On April 24, 2017

Good on New Orleans. New Orleans removed the first of four designated Confederate monuments Monday as workers toiled in the dark of night to bring down the Liberty Monument, which honors a white supre

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Baton Rouge in Context

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On July 14, 2016
What’s the context of the Baton Rouge police murder and protests? LSU professor Christopher Tyson, an African-American and city native, as well as the 2015 Democratic nominee for Louisiana Secretary of State, explains the deep divides in the city: It’s only by crossing that line that one can reconcile the more affluent neighborhoods of south […]

Alton Sterling

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On July 6, 2016

Like many of you, I watched the video of the Baton Rouge police killing Alton Sterling. There’s no two ways around this–it was a flat out execution. I would say I am shocked, but of course

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