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Labor Theatre

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On June 2, 2020
On Saturday at 8, I am going to be participating in a very cool event. The Actors Circle Ensemble is putting on a series of three short plays on labor and organizing today. That is going to be followed by a short lecture and a Q&A from yours truly. You have to sign up to […]
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I want to push back on the idea that millennials are an “unlucky” generation, facing economic strife, pandemics, and other factors that are severely limiting their lifetime earnings. They aren’t unlucky. They are the victims of the New Gilded Age, where older people destroyed the nation in order to consolidate power and wealth, destroy the […]
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LGM Film Club, Part 5

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On June 1, 2020
As a labor historian and scholar of the timber industry, I’m fascinated with the self-documentation of work and especially logging. This is an edited version of The Incredible Forest, a documentary produced by the Canadian timber firm MacMillan Bloedel sometime around 1970. This is a fairly typical version of the mythology the timber industry told […]
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