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Brandon Weber

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Brandon Weber has written for Upworthy, Liberals Unite, Big Think, and Good.Is magazine, mostly on economics, labor union history, and working people. He is author of Class War, USA: Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History, from Haymarket Books. For more information, email Brandon.Weber@gmail.com.

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“There’s about 30,000 half-breeds up in Robeson County and we are going to have some cross burnings and scare them up.” more

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Holiday, who throughout her career called public attention to the devastating impact of white supremacy, drew the notice of the Commissioner for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. He ordered her to stop singing the song... more

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It was the first time—and likely the last—a state militia was called out in support of a striking union. Why? Because the governor of the state was elected by those very same striking workers and miners. more

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Francisco Laso, The Laundress, 1858. Image Public Domain.

The strike—a group of black women organizing against omnipresent discrimination to demand recognition and respect for their work—stands out in union history as a most unlikely success. more

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This Veteran's Day, remembering some of our veterans who protected a country that did not protect them. more

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Union pins might be tiny, but they could be part of a larger effort to reinvigorate unions and push back against right-wing efforts to gut them. more

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When black sharecroppers dared to demand a fair share. more

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The anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire marks the deadliest workplace disaster in New York City up until September 11, 2001. more

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Today is the 104th anniversary of just one of the five times Debs campaigned as a socialist for president. more

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Nat Cole may not have swung direct punches, but he did battle almost every day of his life. more

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"They need a human response, not another failed politician to offer a handful of nothing.” more

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"Since the government’s not going to support us, we’ve got to do it ourselves." more

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A massacre so ghastly, many chose to forget it and hid it from textbooks and even oral histories for decades. more

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Aramark serves 380 million meals per year to correctional facilities across North America. more

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