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The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill
4 years 51 weeks ago
richardmyers

Joe Hill — labor organizer, musician, song writer, revolutionary — was executed in 1915 by the state of Utah for a crime that many believe he did not commit. Now there's proof.

July 5, 2011

Review, The Man Who Never Died:  The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon, by William M. Adler

Review by Richard Myers

Big Bill Haywood used to call revolutionary industrial unionism, the organizing philosophy of the Industrial Workers of the World, “socialism with its working clothes on.” Writing for the International Socialist Review from his prison cell, Joe Hill offered an example of such hands-on belief. Hill had recently arrived in Utah from the docks of California where many of the jobs were temporary. Therefore it was “to the interest of the workers ‘to make the job last’ as long as possible,” Hill wrote in his article, “How to Make Work for the Unemployed.”

APIEL Environmental Law Conference in Knoxville, TN Oct 20-23
4 years 51 weeks ago
spamsucks

Attend the 2nd annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference www.apiel.org

University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, Tennessee
October 20th-23th 2011

Register Today for APIEL-- https://sites.google.com/site/ap...
Lawyers can get CLE credits

Sign up for the APIEL email listserve-- https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/apielinfo

Propose a Workshop---- https://sites.google.com/site/apielconference/2011-workshop-proposal-application

You are invited to submit your panel and workshop proposal for the 2011 annual APIEL conference. Join APIEL in addressing our region's most pressing ecological crises, as well as the underlying laws, policies and institutional dynamics that have enabled these issues to occur.
We would like to receive proposals from lawyers, grassroots community organizers, activists, scientists, and policy makers. Panel and workshop formats can range from lecture-style presentations to skills trainings, field trips, collaborative sessions and more.
Submission Deadline is August 1, 2011

What is the APIEL conference?

APIEL is designed to unite activists, attorneys, students, scientists and concerned citizens working for environmental justice throughout Appalachian and surrounding states. The weekend conference will feature a series of workshops and dialogues led by activists, lawyers and scientists with the goal of exchanging information, sharing skills, and fostering collaboration between the grassroots, the bar, and future lawyers and policy-makers. Workshops will address the region's most pressing ecological problems, as well as the underlying laws, policies and institutional dynamics that have enabled these issues to occur.

Frank-Paul cannabis bill wants legalization
5 years 1 day ago
Anonymous

The legalization of weed has shown to be similar to crabgrass in the United States Congress; it is extremely difficult to kill. A bi-partisan bill co-sponsored by Reps. Barney Frank and Ron Paul seeks to destroy the federal stranglehold on the jovial weed. The blog Reason states that this will free up specific states to choose their own weed manifest destiny. Resource for this article - Frank-Paul pot bill seeks to legalize marijuana by Newsytype.com.

Weed becoming legal in some states with the bill

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) are all the co-sponsors of the Frank-Paul pot bill according to an email sent from the Editor of the Cannabis Policy Project Informed Reason, Mike Riggs. The only element of cannabis regulation that will remain in the hands of the federal government is cross-border or inter-state smuggling. States will have the ability to legally grow, use and sell marijuana if the bill passes.

A new bill that will be taken well

The new Frank-Paul Bill will echo what Frank wanted with the HR 5843 bill in 2009 that was comparable while the Cannabis Policy Project communications manager, Morgan Fox, thinks the bill will get more attention than typical bills get.

The Shortwave Report 07/01/11 Listen Globally
5 years 1 day ago
Anonymous

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The Shortwave Report 06/24/11 Listen Globally
5 years 1 week ago
Anonymous

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The latest Shortwave Report (June 24) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
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The Shortwave Report 06/17/11 Listen Globally
5 years 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (June 17) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
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The Shortwave Report 06/10/11 Listen Globally
5 years 3 weeks ago
Anonymous
Dear Radio Friend, The latest Shortwave Report (June 10) is up at the website (NOTE THE URL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SLIGHTLY DUE TO SERVER SWITCH) http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.p...) This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle. From JAPAN- It has been revealed that three of the reactors in Fukushima experienced meltdowns within a few days of the tsunami. Highly contaminated water continues to accumulate at the site. Soil samples show strontium and cesium more than 60 km away from the reactors. The IAEA is asking Japan to provide a more transparent report on the nuclear crisis. From SPAIN- The European Commission has proposed a large aid package to help farmers hurt by the E. Coli outbreak in Germany. The new President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, has vowed that the poor will share in the countrys wealth. Portugal's Socialist party lost elections over the weekend. Demonstrations continue in Spain by "The Outraged Ones." From CHINA- The Chinese government wants the NATO countries to actively consider the African Union's roadmap for peace in Libya. A report on the protests against Israel on the Syrian border that left more than 20 dead. From CUBA- Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel aviv against Netanyahu's policies. Dozens of medical workers in Bahrain were charged with crimes for treating anti-government protestors. The Crown Prince of Bahrain was quietly visiting President Obama this week. Obama will be met by protests when he visits Puerto Rico next week.
The Red Pill and Confluence Media Collective Needs Your Help
5 years 3 weeks ago
Anonymous
The Red Pill has been around since the beginging of 2004, we are dedicated to printing ideas, stories, and perspectives that the mainstream media simply will not cover. For the last 6 months the Red Pill has not published, we are sorry, and we are working towards getting the Pill back into print. We need submissions, folks committed to printing and distro in their communities, and we need funds for some new equipment. Donations can be made via pay-pal on our website. www.gjredpill.org Submissions can be sent to gjredpill@hotmail.com See you in the streets!!
The Shortwave Report 06/03/11 Listen Globally
5 years 4 weeks ago
Anonymous

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History and Resistance on Blair Mountain
5 years 4 weeks ago
spamsucks


Here's something the history books left out: In 1921, more than 10,000 West Virginia coal miners rose up in resistance to coal companies who refused to allow miners to unionize. It was the largest armed insurrection in the United States since the Civil War. This uprising, which took place in Logan County, West Virginia, is known as the Battle of Blair Mountain. The miners were met with a private army of police funded by coal companies, who employed, among other things, World War One planes to drop bombs and gas.
The Battle of Blair Mountain was five days long and bloody, leaving dozens of miners dead and many more imprisoned. Despite an impressive resistance effort, in the end the battle was lost upon the intervention of the United States army, who supported the coal industry. Blair was just one of many struggles to resist the oppression and hegemony of coal companies throughout the long history of mining in Appalachia, but it was unsurpassed in size and significance.
Big coal did all it could to prevent miners from unionizing and to silence their demands for fair wages and decent working conditions. In the late 1800s, the coal industry set up company towns throughout Appalachia, a fundamentally feudal system where companies owned all town establishments and paid workers in company scrip. Tactics included intimidation, harassment, physical violence—even murder. Coal companies hired gun thugs and strikebreakers to threaten miners, ensuring that they wouldn't organize.

The Shortwave Report 05/27/11 Listen Globally
5 years 5 weeks ago
Anonymous

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The Shortwave Report 05/20/11 Listen Globally
5 years 6 weeks ago
Anonymous

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The Shortwave Report 05/13/11 Listen Globally
5 years 7 weeks ago
Anonymous

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A Government They Feel Is Theirs Too
5 years 7 weeks ago
Anonymous

Latinos have been in America since before we were a country. Yet, since that time they have too often been treated like second class citizens. It has been the same for most people of color here, and with different historical backgrounds, the paths minorities in this country have taken have been both the same and different from one another. The same can be said for oppressed groups in this country that weren't of color or limited to one racial classification.

Right now there is a big debate over immigration. The debate is heating up again as controversial laws from one state are being challenged in court - battles that may go all the way to the supreme court. In other states laws are pending while in another a controversial bill went into effect just yesterday.

The debate would have stayed simply a matter of immigration had other undertones not crept into the debate. There has always been an element of the American populace upset about immigration and specifically undocumented workers. No matter the country you go to there is most likely an element of society concerned about it in their nation. It is of concern to certain groups here as it is to certain groups in many countries for reasons ranging from xenophobia to misplaced concerns over crime and joblessness.

Either way, at a certain point the language of the debate made an ugly turn. Talk of America losing its “cultural identity” started to grow. We started to hear more and more anti-undocumented immigration proponents talking about a “culture war.” There was never any specification as to which culture we were with except Latino culture, specially Mexican.

Emergency demo called outside Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center for Marvin Booker
5 years 7 weeks ago
spamsucks

Info here http://queencityantifa.wordpress...

 

“Mayor announces no discipline for cops who murdered Marvin Booker. Converge on the jail tonight at 6pm. Bring signs, banners, friends and rage. Forward widely!”