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Organizing the Starbucks South

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On September 20, 2022
The South has been the bane of American labor organizing forever. The prime reason that American unions are so weak is that white workers routinely choose their racial identity over their class identity and while that is by no means unique to the South, it’s long been a lot worse there than other parts of […]
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Scattered, Smothered, and Covered

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On September 23, 2019
When I moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1997, it didn’t take long for me to be exposed to one of the best things about the South: Waffle House. It’s not that Waffle House food is particularly great, though there is a place in the world for eggs, hash browns, and toast, competently done, for a […]

Organizing the South

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On September 10, 2019

One of the huge problems in the American labor movement has long been the extreme difficulty of large-scaling organizing in the South. Despite the herculean efforts of some great organizers, many of w

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Progressives and the South

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On July 20, 2017
This is a good run-down of why Bernie was slaughtered in the Southern primaries and what this means for the future. Basically, if a leftist presidential candidate wants to be successful in the South, that candidate has to have relationships with the black community and be able to speak to their concerns. To say the […]
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