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This is the grave of Sylvia Woods. Sylvia Woods was born in 1909 and became a long-time radical, working within the United Auto Workers. It is difficult to piece together much of her day to day biography. But in the 1960s and 1970s, radical historians and journalists began chronicling the nation’s radical past, doing a […]
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Yellow Power

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On December 7, 2017
This Clio Chang essay on a radical Asian-American newspaper she ran across is a good reminder that the history of Asian-America is not one of the modern stereotypes of “the good immigrants who assimilate” or whatever racist stereotype Andrew Sullivan wants to deploy to compare them to other racial minorities. It’s also a history of […]
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On April 12, 1934, workers at the Electric Auto-Lite Company in Toledo walked off the job in a strike that united unionized labor and the unemployed, creating a social movement that scared capitalists around the nation, helped spur more substantial labor legislation, and left two workers dead after a five day battle between strikers and […]

Vergès

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On August 17, 2013
Say what you will about Jacques Vergès, but everyone deserves the best defense possible, even if it is Klaus Barbie or your long-time friend Pol Pot. If you’ve never seen Terror’s Advocate, do so. Share
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