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The Hidden History of Women’s Liberation

28. May 2014

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The Hidden History of Women’s Liberation

The organic connection between women’s liberation and socialism has been shoved so deeply down the Memory Hole that most people know nothing about it. In "Women and Class," Hal Draper brings this rich history to light.

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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

18. January 2014

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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

In 1981, Ontario hospital workers defied their employers, the government, and their own union officials to strike for nine days. Not having the legal right to strike, they struck anyway, proving that the rights you have are the ones you exercise.

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How Inequality is Killing Us

2. September 2013

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How Inequality is Killing Us

In "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger," Wilkinson and Pickett challenge everything we’ve been told about why people get sick and what it takes to be healthy.

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Smokescreens: How Working Kills Smokers

5. April 2013

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Smokescreens: How Working Kills Smokers

The campaign against smoking serves as a political smokescreen to hide the damage caused by occupational and environmental pollution.

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Of Human Bondage: The Global Traffic in Disposable Labor

27. August 2012

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Of Human Bondage: The Global Traffic in Disposable Labor

The international traffic in temporary workers is Capital's latest move to accumulate more wealth by lowering the price of labor.

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Recipe for a Massacre

20. August 2012

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Recipe for a Massacre

South Africa's Marikana massacre was the inevitable result of sacrificing workers' lives to capitalist greed.

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Fighting to Win

25. June 2012

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Fighting to Win

"Reviving the Strike" argues that workers’ only real bargaining power is their ability to stop production and, to do this, workers must fight as a class. By abandoning these tactics, unions have lost their ability to defend the working class. Explains what it will take to revive the strike and regain lost ground.

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Read it and Revolt

4. June 2012

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Read it and Revolt

Autoworker Gregg Shotwell reveals how General Motors conspired with the United Auto Workers (UAW) bureaucracy to steal workers’ pensions, slash wages and shed jobs to help expand GM's global empire.

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

11. March 2012

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

The rise of Chile’s mass movement marked a high point in the global struggles of the 1960s. The defeat of this movement marked the beginning of its descent.

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

23. September 2011

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

"The Civil Wars in US Labor" chronicles the corruption, back-stabbing, power-grabbing, and opportunistic alliances that have characterized recent turf wars among American unions. Why did a generation of activists fail to democratize the unions, and what must we do differently to avoid repeating that failure?

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