Eva Swidler

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Eva Swidler is an environmental political economist and social historian. She teaches at Goddard College and the Curtis Institute of Music.

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Radical Leisure

by on June 9, 2016

Connections, both real and hoped for, between the labor movement and environmentalists have been news for at least fifteen years now. The possibility of such a connection came into wider view at the Seattle World Trade Organization protests in 1999, when alliances between trade unionists and other protest groups made headlines with catchy phrases like “Teamsters for Turtles”—or, more prosaically, the “blue-green alliance,” in reference to blue-collar workers joining with green ecological activists.

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