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I root for strikes because they are the ultimate expression of working class power and are necessary if the working class is once again going to have access to political and economic power in this nation. But let’s not pretend that striking comes with no risk. It does. And if you are undocumented, the risk […]
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State Failures

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On February 25, 2021
As I’ve said so many times in the last year, nothing highlights the failures of systems that increase inequality like a natural disaster. Throughout the entire pandemic, we’ve seen these issues blow up. Everything from the history of racism in science and medicine leading to Black Americans being wary of vaccines to who dies from […]

Strikes Work!

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On October 29, 2019

The latest teacher strike wave is continuing, mostly notably in Chicago. Teachers in Dedham, Massachusetts just went on strike for 3 days and won most of their demands. I was interviewed for this Bost

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On September 27, 1875, striking textile workers in Fall River, Massachusetts engaged in a bread riot as the workers were forced to return to their job or face shipment to the state’s poor farm. This strike and incident was a sign of transitioning gender roles among the British immigrant workers who had come to Fall […]
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