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Austerity Saturdays from the Postal Service

by on February 10, 2013

It’s Saturday February 9th as I write this. Every postal worker knows by heart their first official day of work as their “anniversary date.” Not for sentimental reasons, but for purposes of seniority, retirement, and all the benefits thereof. It’s an important date. 

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Drones for Democracy?

by on February 9, 2013

All week I’ve been glued to coverage regarding our drone policy and the leak of documents rationalizing U.S. government policies surrounding their use. Talking heads, blogs and political commentary have me reeling over the implications of our new policy and its general disregard for due process, judicial review, and civil rights.

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Visualizing Labor History

by on February 8, 2013

Labor and working-class historians ought to be thinking a lot more about interesting methods of data visualization. The internet is full of fascinating digital presentations that offer a quick understanding of immense amounts of data in forms that are often simple and elegant.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

“Civil Rights Plus Full Employment Equals Freedom”: Marking the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

by on January 19, 2013

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people converged at the Lincoln Memorial in a March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The assembly occurred in a period of heightened black freedom struggle that was most ferocious in the Deep South but also relentless across the Upper and Border South, Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast.

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