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Organizing Continues in the South

Various authors
Lots of attention has been on the Amazon unionization campaign in Alabama. But other workers are organizing in the South too: to form unions, win contracts, defend gains and enforce labor laws. Here is a small sample.

Who Were The Scottsboro Nine?

Alice George Smithsonian Magazine
The young black men served a combined total of 130 years for a crime they never committed. Through Scottsboro we find America’s tortured racial past is not so past. We can find the seeds of inspiration, and strategies for liberation or racial justice

Friday Nite Videos | March 19, 2021

Portside
Raphael Warnock Gives FIRST Speech From the Senate Floor. Rep. Grace Meng Says Asian Americans Have Been “Screaming Out for Help.” Inside the Fight to Unionize an Amazon Facility. Q: Into the Storm. The Biggest Deficit You’ve Never Heard Of.

Amazon, Labor Law, and the Biden Presidency

Martin Halpern Portside
The presidency of Joe Biden represents an opportunity for the alliance of unions and a Democratic president to come to the aid of workers seeking more income, a greater say in their workplaces, and improved health and security.

The Deep South Has a Rich History of Resistance, as Amazon Is Learning

Jamelle Bouie New York Times
The South is more than its shading on an Electoral College map; the entire region is home to a rich history of resistance against the twin forces of race hierarchy and class exploitation. The Amazon workers union campaign is part of that history.

Friday Nite Videos | February 26, 2021

Portside
AOC Explains Why the Green New Deal Is Necessary. Barre | Songhoy Blues. Capitol Rioter Turned in to the FBI by Ex-Girlfriend. Amazon Workers in Alabama Fight for a Union. Three Minutes to Mars: Perseverence Touches Down.
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