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Well this is one way to really stick it to neo-Confederates. A Confederate monument valued at $500,000 was stolen in March from a Selma cemetery, officials confirmed today. This morning, a group that claims to have taken the monument, the Jefferson Davis Memorial Chair, sent emails to AL.com saying they will give the chair to […]

Alabama Unionism

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On February 28, 2021

Jamelle Bouie had an excellent column the other day about the long history of unionism in Alabama. As the Amazon campaign takes off in Alabama, it turns out there is a real history of radical and usua

Organizing Amazon

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On November 30, 2020

It is so, so hard to win a union election in this era of employer capture of the National Labor Relations Board and courts. But you have to root for and support all the brave attempts to do so. That&#

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Whee!

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On July 10, 2020
Republican governance ladies and gentlemen! Alabama state Sen. Del Marsh (R), who serves as the Senate’s President Pro Tempore, tried to make the claim on Thursday that the astounding increase in COVID-19 cases rippling across the state is actually a good thing. The number of hospitalizations in Alabama skyrocketed by 40 percent within 24 hours […]
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On June 30, 1928, Alabama ended the leasing of convicts to mine coal. One of the most controversial practices in southern labor history, this was a significant step toward human and labor rights in a state that too often was actively hostile toward those ideas. But Alabama deserves no credit for it, as it was […]

The Last Slave Ship

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On May 27, 2019

The last ship participating in the trans-Atlantic slave trade to enter American waters has been found and the whole thing is highly fascinating. Last week, all such doubts evaporated. A team of resear

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While we have plenty of essays on last night’s election here already, allow me to make a few additional points. First is the obvious, which is that the Democrats required the ultimate of inside straights to win this election. A despised president combined with an actual pedophile theocrat as the Republican candidate was absolutely necessary. […]
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