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LAWCHA is an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators, and activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-class history through research, writing, and organizing.

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LaborOnline features short essays that discuss labor and working class history and its meaning for the present. We feature one essay from each issue of the quarterly journal, Labor: Studies in Working Class History. Contact editor Rosemary Feurer ([email protected]) if you have an idea or story for the blog. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter, @LaborOnline! Subscribe to the LAWCHA RSS Feed!

Rails, Jails and Trolleys

Rails, Jails, & Trolleys is a feature-length documentary, directed by Henna Mann and produced by the South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. The documentary highlights the timeline of the historic Farmers’ Movement in India and the Canadian diaspora’s response to it. The film features insights from nineteen activists, journalists and academics who provide their research and knowledge on India’s history of agriculture, the ongoing economic decline in the workforce, human rights violations, and the way in which all these factors led to the largest farmers’ protest in history in 2020-2021. Read more →

November 28th, 2022