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Tonight’s film is something I dug up the other day. In 1986, TWA flight attendants went on strike when scumbag venture capitalist Carl Icahn bought the company and mandated a 44% wage cut on the attendants because they were women and therefore it was just pin money. This was part of the general unionbusting of […]
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Since we are talking about police violence these days, here’s a film produced by the Illinois Labor History Society, I assume in the 60s, about the Memorial Day Massacre of 1937, when our old friends the Chicago Police Department beat, shot, and murdered steel strikers. It’s in two parts: I’m sure plenty of cops today […]
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Tonight’s film is the 1935 Duke Ellington vehicle Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life. Directed by Fred Waller, who was a director of short films, it highlights Ellington’s new composition and is also the screen debut of Billie Holiday. It was Ellington’s intention to capture parts of black life in this composition and […]
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