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Getting Over in the Heart of Dixie

When people think about progressive battles in the U.S., they probably don’t think about Alabama. Instead, the state is known as the home of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the kind of conservative, populist politics that led Drew Pendergrass of the Harvard Politics Review to describe the Trump phenomenon as “The Alabamafication of America.” Read more →

August 19th, 2017

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Imagine If Migrant Workers Had Labor Rights

by Tula Connell  on August 19th, 2017
Women in migration are not ‘vulnerable,’ in need of ‘rescue’—they are advocates and agents of change. Current migration policies must be changed from being about ‘protecting women’ to ‘protecting women’s rights. The rights of capital to move freely across borders is unchallenged. There must be a commensurate expansion of the rights of migrant workers forced to cross borders. Read more →

Nancy MacLean on Democracy Now

by James Gregory  on July 1st, 2017
Amy Goodman spoke with Duke University historian and former LAWCHA president Nancy MacLean, author of the new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. MacLean uncovers the instrumental role the late libertarian economist James Buchanan played in the right’s campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting and privatize schools. Read more →

Community Connections: Inreach and Outreach as Archival Advocacy Activities

by Conor Casey  on June 2nd, 2017
Advocacy activities articulating the value of archives can be an important component of inreach and outreach activities. Effective advocacy requires that archivists make consistent and explicit arguments for the value of our collections. Read more →

Collection Spotlight: Collective Bargaining Agreements Online

by Kheel Center  on May 9th, 2017

“Bad Dudes”: Immigrants, Illegality, and Human Rights

by Julie Greene  on February 27th, 2017
By sweepingly associating immigrants who overstayed their visa or crossed the border improperly with criminal activity, the President built upon a long tradition in U.S. political culture. Indeed, although his policies represent a major shift, they were made possible by a consistent strategy deployed since the 1970s to portray unauthorized immigration as criminal. Read more →

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Convert Lines or Convert People? The Polarizing Debate Over How to Restore Faculty Tenure

Trevor Griffey, February 6th, 2017

On January 12, 2017, faculty unions representing community and technical college faculty across Washington state got their allies in the Washington state legislature to introduce HB 1168, a law that would compel the state’s community and technical colleges to ensure that seventy percent of their faculty will be on the… Read more →