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Most of us know about President Reagan crushing the air traffic controllers’ (the PATCO union) strike in 1981, and how most labor unions failed to respond. Next we suffered through the accelerated ...
by 6412093
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 05:09 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
At a gathering Sunday of influential Wisconsin workers and political activists, a unanimous decision was made regarding how to respond to news that the Republican majority in the state legislature ...
by Giles Goat Boy
Comment Count 233 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 06:50 PM PST with 363 Recommends
Workers Rise; Seize Control In Cities - NY Times headline, March 16, 1920 There has been nothing more inspiring to the working class than a popular movement of the people, taking over the ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 01:35 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Scott Olsen, an Iraqi War Veteran shot in the head by a beanbag round by the Oakland Police on October 25th, 2011, during a protest against the eviction of Occupiers from Oscar Grant Plaza, this ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 86 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 08:42 AM PDT with 262 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones `````````````````````````````````````````
by JayRaye
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 11:00 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Buttons, Banners, Buses, Flyers, Posters and Chalk Art. Protests in and around Oakland have resulted in some amazing art these last two years. Here is a sampling.
by jpmassar
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 09:30 AM PST with 50 Recommends
You've never heard of Suzi Spangenberg or Sukay Sow , and to tell you the truth, neither had I. But Suzi received $500,000 and Sukay $210,000 as part of a settlement agreement announced last night ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 10:40 AM PDT with 77 Recommends
We have a Congress that is fiddling on the health care reform fiddle while our infrastructure crumbles and ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 92 comments on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 07:51 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones Wednesday June 10, 1903 Oxnard (...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
SEIU Local 1021 , consisting of 200+ port workers at the Port of Oakland , had been without a contract for more than a year. The Port's management had demanded concessions on health care benefits ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 67 comments on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 10:19 AM PST with 139 Recommends
I was talking to my wife of 37 years last night. We were commiserating how the workplace has changed over the years since we first were married in 1975. We both worked for large corporations back ...
by dangoch
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:35 PM PST with 11 Recommends
It was a quiet day in Alameda, but an explosive day elsewhere. In Los Angeles, foreclosure fraud protesters were apparently arrested after refusing to disperse. mary mad @marymad cops encircle ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:58 PM PST with 26 Recommends
One of the largest protests in decades took place one year ago today in Oakland, California. Enraged by the the near-murder of Scott Olsen and fired up by a new message of hope that ninety nine ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 10:16 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Last week the major trade unions of Spain called for a general strike against austerity on November 14. This happened to be the same day that labor unions in Greece and Portugal are also ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
At 7 PM on August 31st in downtown Oakland the Big Screen will rock and roll. Not from the usual California earthquake, but from Oaklanders reliving events from last fall that were literally "heard '...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 04:57 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
At 7 PM on August 31st in downtown Oakland the Big Screen will shake. Not from dynamite, but from Oaklanders reliving events that were literally "heard 'round the world." From Art Beat : ABOUT ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 09:15 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
The ongoing general strike by most businesses in all major cities of Liaoning province, Northeast China, continues. The government's assurance that there is no large scale campaign to root out ...
by xgz
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 10:31 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
It appears that most of the businesses in the cities of Shenyang and Liaoyang, in Liaoning province of China have shut down over the weekend. The reason given by the businesses is that the ...
by xgz
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 11:42 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Elaine Brown has been many things. Chair of the Black Panther Party from 1974 until 1977. Candidate for Oakland City Council. Candidate for the nomination of the Green Party for President of the ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 07:24 PM PDT with 43 Recommends