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On July 6, 1968, the first Chicago bus drivers’ wildcat strike of that summer ended, a key moment to discuss the relationship between Black Power, the workplace, and racial issues within union locals in the late 1960s. There’s no way around that the fact that the American labor movement was extremely undemocratic by 1968. That […]

Geronimo Pratt, RIP

In General
On June 3, 2011
This is a day where death has dominated the headlines–Jack Kevorkian, the American economy, Marshall Matt Dillon. But I want to say a special word about the recently deceased Geronimo Pratt, the Black Panther who spent 27 years in prison for a murder he likely did not commit. As the surviving Black Panthers begin dying […]
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