Union teachers from Chicago, Reynolds and Portland school districts explain how to wage a contract battle that involves teachers, parents, classified, students and the community and winning. Beginning with Sarah Chambers, a leader in the successful 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike, followed by Evan Selby, Emily Crum, and Jesse Reschke, leaders of the Reynolds district 2012 strike, and ending with Gwen Sullivan, president of the Portland Association of Teachers, who may face a strike this fall.
Tom Becker hosts this episode where we hear about the Portland Troublemakers School (April 13th) from two of its organizers, a movie review of "No", a discussion about the crises in Europe, and a book review of Jennifer Egan's "Look At Me". An error clipped the first couple minutes of this recording, and it starts right with Tom introducing Bill's interview. The list below is in order and the show is otherwise complete.
Bill Resnick talks with Megan Heise, an organizer of the Portland Troublemakers School that's this Saturday (April 13th). They discuss the specifics of the event and some of what people can expect. Megan also describes the Troublemakers' bold (but not exactly new) vision of working-class organizing. This interview aired the same day as another with Stephanie Luce, a keynote speaker at the event, who talks with Bill more broadly about the importance of workplace organizing for social justice.
If you listen closely, you can hear the last rasping breaths of the New Deal as it lays down to die. For the first time in history, a sitting Democratic president has proposed cuts to Social Security -- the single most popular government program of all time, and a bedrock of the modern American social contract. Well played, sir.
When America inaugurated its first African American president, in 2009, many wondered if the country had finally become a "post-racial" society. Was this the dawning of a new era, in which America, a nation nearly severed in half by slavery, and whose racial fault lines are arguably among its most enduring traits, would at last move beyond race with the election of Barack Hussein Obama? In Ghosts of Jim Crow, F. Michael Higginbotham convincingly argues that America remains far away from that imagined utopia. Indeed, the shadows of Jim Crow era laws and attitudes continue to perpetuate insidious, systemic prejudice and racism in the 21st century.
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