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  • We Can Make It Work

    We Can Make It Work

    00:00 Video opens with announcement from the Caribbean Council for the Blind and title image: We Can Make it Work. 00:27 Camera opens on the back of a man who is feeding chickens. A woman narrator speaks about the importance of access to the world of work to be able to meet the basic needs of living and contribute to community, while the camera shows community members completing various jobs. 00:50 Narrator speaks about the success of blind and visually … Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #37: Frances Fox Piven is interviewed on her relationship with Zinn]

    [Howard Zinn raw #37: Frances Fox Piven is interviewed on her relationship with Zinn]

    Francis Fox Piven discusses Howard Zinn, Boston University, and the future of social movements in the United States. Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #16: Noel Beasley, Jim Jenkins, and Charles King speak]

    [Howard Zinn raw #16: Noel Beasley, Jim Jenkins, and Charles King speak]

    Howard Zinn attends an Awards Dinner for the Eugene V. Debs Foundation held at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Continue reading

  • A Gary Tape

    A Gary Tape

    An organizing workshop led by activist Staughton Lynd at Indiana University Northwest on 9-16-71 to discuss organizing around tax policy and investigating grocery pricing in Illinois and Indiana. A month earlier, President Richard Nixon had issued an executive order freezing wages for 90 days. In response, supermarkets were pressured to suspend price increases, although this group felt they were not adhering to this promise. Continue reading

  • Salt of the Earth vs Chambers

    Salt of the Earth vs Chambers

    This video documents a post-screening discussion with Virginia Jencks about the 1954 film “Salt of the Earth.” Jencks was a labor leader who played herself in the film. It portrays a real-life strike that occurred at Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico and most of the roles in the film were played by the real life miners and union organizers. The film was directed by Herbert Biberman, who was blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and it was not shown for many years after its completion. Continue reading

  • Al Samter Obituary

  • Al Samter Remembrance Brochure

    Program from:

    A CELEBRATION AND REMEMBRANCE OF
    THE LIFE AND WORK OF

    Alfred “Al” J. Samter January 27, 1922 – January 12, 2003

    By His Family, Friends and Co-Workers

    Sunday February 9, 2003

    At USWA 1014 Union Hall Gary, Indiana Continue reading

  • Studs on Haymarket: “Those four guys were hanged for you!”

    Studs on Haymarket: “Those four guys were hanged for you!”

    Today we honor the 130th anniversary of the Haymarket Affair, an important moment in labor history and the origin event to May Day, or International Workers’ Day. This event celebrated annually around the world actually has its roots in Chicago. Starting May 1, 1886, labor unions across the United States began a general strike in support of the 8-hour workday. On May 3, police in Chicago shot into a crowd and killed several workers striking at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company Plant. … Continue reading