Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Labor/Unions/Work: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive

Alperovitz, Gar. "America Beyond Capitalism." Unwelcome Guests #637 (January 5, 2013)

---. ""Worker-Owners of America, Unite": Will Cooperative Workplaces Democratize U.S. Economy?" Democracy Now (December 15, 2011)

Aronowitz, Stanley, Steve Williams, and Rick Wolff. "A Chronology of Capitalism." Making Contact (May 20, 2009)

Bajak, Frank. "Study: Colombia anti-union violence undeterred." Boston Globe (October 2, 2011)

Baptie, Trisha and Gunilla Ekberg. "Prostitution and Women's Equality: Imagining More for Women, Parts 1 and 2." Needs No Introduction (March 24 and 31, 2011)

Beckert, Sven and Seth Rockman. "How Slavery Led to Modern Capitalism." Bloomberg (January 24, 2012)

Benton, Michael Dean. "Increase the Minimum Wage." Mayer for Mayor (April 21, 2014)

Biggers, Jeff. "Coal in the Heartland." History for the Future (November 23, 2010)

Blackford, Linda. "Pay for university presidents growing faster than faculty salaries in Kentucky." Lexington Herald-Leader (March 20, 2012)

Buhle, Paul. "Mari Jo & Paul Buhle weigh in on the largest pro-labor mobilization in modern American history." Media Matters (January 15, 2012)

Boggs, Grace Lee. "Becoming Detroit: Grace Lee Boggs on Reimagining Work, Food, and Community." On Being (July 18, 2013)

Building Bridges Radio: Your Community and Labor Report ["Our beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. We examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live. We examine the issues that affect their everyday lives, with a particular sensitivity towards human rights abuses, environmental concerns and the U.S. drive for global domination. We record their global struggles and provide analysis of their efforts to empower themselves and transform society to provide greater democratic, human, social, political and economic rights. Each program consists of feature stories, generally interviews, within a historical context, often accompanied by sound from demonstrations, rallies or conferences, and complemented and enhanced by poetry and instrumental or vocal -- people's culture.">

Bybee, Roger. "The Great Corporate Tax Swindle." In These Times (September 1, 2011)

Chan, John. "Protests highlight the plight of migrant workers in China." World Socialist Web Site (June 17, 2011)

Chen, Michelle. "State Budget Battles Converge on Prison Labor Force." In These Times (March 9, 2011)

"Coal Reignites Mighty Battle of Labor History." NPR (March 5, 2011)

D, Davey. "Wanted for Killing 3, Christopher Dorner’s Claims of Racism, Corruption Resonate with LAPD’s Critics." Democracy Now (February 11, 2013)

Eidelson, Josh. "Largest fast food strike ever today: 58 cities will be affected ." Salon (August 29, 2013)

Elk, Mike and Bob Sloan. "The Hidden History of ALEC and Prison Labor." The Nation (August 1, 2011)

Ellis, C.P. "Why I Quit the Klan." American Dreams Lost and Found (Interviewed by Studs Terkel: 1980)

Excluded Workers Congress. "Unity for Dignity: Expanding the Right to Organize to Win Human Rights at Work." Jobs With Justice (December 2010)

Faux, Jeff. " Education Profiteering; Wall Street's Next Big Thing?" The Real News Network (September 30, 2012)

Foster, John Bellamy, Robert W. McChesney and R. Jamil Jonna. "The Global Reserve Army of Labor and the New Imperialism." Monthly Review 63.6 (November 2011)

Gabriel, Trip. "Teachers Wonder, Why the Scorn?" The New York Times (March 2, 2011)

Graeber, David. "On Bureaucratic Technologies & the Future as Dream-Time." School of Visual Arts (January 19, 2012)

---. "On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs." libcom (August 20, 2013)

Graves, Lisa. "Who Is the League of American Voters?: The First in a Series on the Squawkers for Walker." PR Watch (March 2, 2011)

Green, James. "Death in the Haymarket." We Are Many (June 17, 2010)

Greenhouse, Steven. "Republican-Funded, Anti-Labor Campaign Succeeds in Tennessee As Volkswagen Workers Reject UAW Union." Democracy Now (February 18, 2014)

Gross, Daniel. "Radical Fast Food Joint Doubles Down on High Wages." The Daily Beast (September 9, 2013)

Hagos, Michael. "The Cult of Having Versus the City of Being." Wafrika (2009)

Harvey, David. Reading Capital with David Harvey (A close reading of the text of Karl Marx’s Capital Volume I in 13 video lectures: 2011)

---. "Urban Uprisings from Occupy Wall Street to the Paris Commune." Democracy Now (April 30, 2012)

Henwood, Doug. "A Return to a World Marx Would Have Known." The New York Times (March 30, 2014)

"How U.S. Taxpayers Subsidize the Nation's Wealthiest Family." Jobs with Justice (April 14, 2014)

In These Times [Chicago, IL: "In These Times is a nonprofit and independent newsmagazine committed to political and economic democracy and opposed to the dominance of transnational corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values. In These Times is dedicated to reporting the news with the highest journalistic standards; to informing and analyzing movements for social, environmental and economic justice; and to providing an accessible forum for debate about the policies that shape our future."]

Jaffe, Sarah. "When There’s a Fee to Get Your Pay." In These Times (June 20, 2013)

Jameison, Dave. "Fast Food CEOs Make 1,000 Times More Than Their Typical Workers: Report." Huffington Post (April 22, 2014)

Jayaraman, Saru. "All Work and No Pay." Bill Moyers and Co. (April 4, 2014) ["Did you know the federal minimum wage for millions of restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour? Advocate Saru Jayaraman says that’s not only unfair but unsafe."]

Jobs with Justice ["Jobs with Justice engages workers and allies in campaigns to win justice in workplaces and in communities where working families live. JwJ was founded in 1987 with the vision of lifting up workers’ rights struggles as part of a larger campaign for economic and social justice. We believe in long-term multi-issue coalition building , grassroots base-building and organizing and strategic militant action as the foundation for building a grassroots movement, and we believe that by engaging a broad community of allies, we can win bigger victories. We reach working people through the organizations that represent them—unions, congregations, community organizations—and directly as JwJ activists. Nearly 100,000 people have signed the Jobs with Justice pledge to Be There at least five times a year for someone else’s struggle as well as their own. In more than 40 cities in 25 states across the country, we are building coalitions of labor, religious, student and community organizations that are committed to each other for the long haul. Our campaigns make a difference for workers facing hostile bosses, knowing they are not alone in their struggle. At JwJ, solidarity is a two-way street: when communities come out for unions, they can expect unions to come out for them. Union victories are crucial, but they are not enough. We must maintain a strong commitment that our coalitions will weigh in on community fights. In 2009, local coalitions worked on a total of 111 workplace justice campaigns affecting more than 135,000 workers. Jobs with Justice coalitions supported approximately 46,000 workers in 56 organizing and first contract campaigns, and helped more than 10,000 workers at 17 workplaces win union recognition or first union contracts. Jobs with Justice coalitions worked on 130 community campaigns on issues like health care, immigrants’ rights, global justice, accountable development, state minimum wage increases, and sweat-free ordinances. JwJ coalitions were the primary coordinators for 70% of these campaigns."]

Johnson, Dave. "Actually, 'the Rich' Don't 'Create Jobs,' We Do." TruthOut (May 14, 2011)

Johnston, Angus. "CUNY Declares War On Rebel English Department: New Information from QCC." Student Activism (September 16, 2012)

Jourdan, Brandon. "Egyptian Winter: A New Short Documentary." Global Uprising (March 4, 2013) ["Two years after the revolution in Egypt began, unrest continues across the country as the political and economic situation worsens. As the current government consolidates its power, the demands of the revolution may seem further away than ever. Still the revolution has opened up new spaces for political action, spurring public debate on issues that have gone unacknowledged and unresolved for too long. This short documentary looks at some of the reasons motivating revolutionaries to keep taking the streets, the obstacles that they are facing, and the tactics that they are using. It looks into the current economic and political problems facing Egyptians, the growing independent union movement, black bloc tactics, and the response of women to sexual assaults.]"

---. "New Documentary: Bosnia and Herzegovina in Spring." Global Uprisings (March 21, 2014) ["This short documentary tells the story of the uprising in Bosnia and Herzegovina that started in early February 2014. Since February 5 2014, protests have swept across Bosnia and Herzegovina. The protests were started by workers from five factories in northern city of Tuzla: Dita, Polihem, Poliolhem, GUMARA and Konjuh. The factories had been privatized, bankrupted and stripped of assets, leaving the workers with large debts, no salaries, no health care and no benefits. The protests culminated on February 7, 2014 when several governmental buildings were set on fire in cities across the country, including the presidential building in Sarajevo. Under pressure of protests, four regional governments resigned. The protests were followed with mass popular assemblies, referred to as plenums, that quickly spread across the country."]

Klein, Naomi. "Naomi Klein on Anti-Union Bills and Shock Doctrine American-Style: 'This is a Frontal Assault on Democracy, It’s a Kind of a Corporate Coup D’Etat'" Democracy Now (March 9, 2011)

Kovalik, Daniel. "Death of an Adjunct." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (September 18, 2013)

Lebowitz, Michael A. "The Unifying Element in All Struggles Against Capital Is the Right of Everyone to Full Human Development." Monthly Review (November 1, 2011)

Linebaugh, Peter and Marcus Rediker. The Many Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. Boston: Beacon Press, 2000.

Marchman, Michael. "New Movements of Resistance, USA." The International Institute for Research and Education (2013)

Murphy, Meghan. "Exploring prostitution and abolition: Activism, events and debates." The F Word (March 12, 2011)

Noor, Jaisal. "Thousands Rally in Chicago Teachers’ Strike, Pushing Back Against Corporatized Education Reform." Democracy Now (September 11, 2012)

O'Donnell, Lawrence. "Matt Damon Rewrites Attack on Teachers." The Last Word (August 1, 2011)

"Office Depot's Anti-Union Policies." Unwelcome Guests #5 (April 5, 2000)

Paalberg, Michael. "US unions' continued decline masks new forms of worker activism." The Guardian (January 25, 2013)

Pinkerton, Nick. "Leviathan: Sea lives meet amphibious cameras meet a hulking, devastating war machine: welcome to a documentary like nothing you’ve seen (or felt)." Sight and Sound (December 6, 2013)

Pyle, Christian L. "Adjuncts: The Invisible Majority." North of Center (April 27, 2011)

Rowan, Harriet Blair. "Wisconsin’s Uprising: A Guided Tour of the 11-Day Protest Encampment Inside the State Capitol in Madison." Democracy Now (February 25, 2011)

Schlosser, Eric. "Why Being a Foodie Isn't Elitist." The Washington Post (April 27, 2011)

Schulte, Elizabeth. "Eugene Debs and American Socialism." We are Many (June 18, 2009)

Shift Change: True Stories of Dignified Jobs in Democratic Workplaces. Films For Action (February 14, 2013)

Sigal, Clancy. "Blair Mountain and labor's living history." The Guardian (November 11, 2011)

Smith, Chris. "What’s Eating the NYPD?" New York (April 8, 2012)

Taibbi, Matt. Looting the Pension Funds: All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers." Rolling Stone (September 26, 2013)

"Walmart on Tax Day: How Taxpayers Subsidize America’s Biggest Employer and Richest Family." Americans for Tax Fairness (April 2014)

"Wal-Mart v Dukes: Wal-Mart declared Too Big to Discriminate." Fair and Feminist (June 20, 2011)

Waring, Marilyn and Elaine Bernard. "Delusions of Modern Economics & The Free Market (Women's Day Edition)." Unwelcome Guests (March 10, 2000)

Wilkerson, Isabel. "The Warmth of Other Suns: Isabel Wilkerson on the Great Migration." Making Contact (February 25, 2014) ["Should they go or should they stay? That was a question millions of African Americans living in the South asked themselves in the 20th Century. For many the answer was simple. Life in the South was hard and dangerous, with lynching, Jim Crow laws, and lack of economic opportunities. From 1910 to the 1960s an estimated 6 million African Americans left the South and moved North, in what became known as 'The Great Migration.'"]

Wilson, Rand. "Rite Aid Workers’ Strike in Cleveland Sparks Nationwide Protest." In These Times (April 4, 2011)

Wolff, Richard D. "The Continuing Economic Crisis." History for the Future (May 31, 2011)

---. "Is There an Alternative for Capitalist Economics and Politics?" TruthOut (January 8, 2013)

---. "Jettisoning Accustomed Categories of Thought (Marxian Class Analysis 2) Unwelcome Guests #625 (October 13, 2012)

---. "A Tale of Two Lootings." Truthout (August 3, 2011)

Wolff, Richard and Deepa Varna. "How To Occupy the Economy." Making Contact (February 7, 2012)

"Yes, women still earn 75% as much as men." Feministing (March 2, 2011)

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