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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’s especially true at an Amazon center in Alabama. Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama […]
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In the recent history of economic justice, one of the most prominent success stories is the $15 minimum wage in Sea-Tac, Washington. The small town where the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located, it is made up of a combination of older white working class neighborhoods and newer immigrants, especially from east Africa, who mostly work […]
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The Kids Are Alright

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On February 22, 2018
I’ve been blown away by the instant move toward activism and organizing by the Florida shooting survivors. Me, I’d probably be a blubbering wreck curled up in the corner of my bedroom. Their instance move toward politicizing their experience and doing everything they can to stop it from happening again is incredibly welcome, a breath […]

Vox’s Mr. Block

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On November 19, 2017

Mr. Block was a cartoon run in Industrial Workers of the World newspapers to depict a worker who was just too dumb and too suckered by the employer propaganda to join the union. Last week, Vox employe

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Direct Action Protest: It Works

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On December 4, 2016
The following characterization does not by any means describe all LGM commenters, or even a majority. But there is certainly a strong group of people around here who look down on direct action protest as a mode of political action, arguing that political organizing needs to primarily happen within the electoral system and that getting […]
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