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‘A Dreadful Deceit’ and unceasing rebellion

Jacqueline Jones’ new book, A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America, is not a call to ignore effects of the concept of race in law and practice. She finds the definition of race repeatedly twisted to suit the needs of the ruling class and wielded as a tool for subjugation of Black and white labor alike. Continue reading

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Sutter nurses strike

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Sutter nurses strike Oakland, Calif.—Sutter Healthcare nurses were joined by sympathizing Kaiser nurses for a rally outside Summit Medical Center on Sept. 22. Sut­ter nurses called the one-day strike because of … Continue reading

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California nurses strike for healthcare

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: California nurses strike for healthcare     Oakland, Cal.–On Oct. 12-14, nurses at Oakland’s Children’s Hospital staged a three-day strike over the proposed takebacks in their healthcare benefits. Practically all the … Continue reading

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Strikers in China demand own unions, defy capitalism

The new September-October 2010 issue of News & Letters is online.  Here’s the lead article: Strikers in China demand own unions, defy capitalism by Bob McGuire A wave of strikes in China that began in mid-May in auto and continued … Continue reading

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