The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists has joined the Labor Radio collective! Hear Tina Turner-Morfitt (AFSCME) and Deborah Hall (AFT) discuss the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Joe Clement talks with Jeff Shantz about anarchist organizing, particularly Especifismo in South America. He explains the origins of anarchist organizing and "platformism", relating those to innovations brought by the especifista, namely social insertion. Jeff Shantz is a professor of criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the author of several books on anarchism, working-class organizing and environmentalism. Most recently he contributed an article on especifismo to a collection of essays he edited titled "Beyond Capitalism: building democratic alternatives for today and the future".
At the beginning of August the Colombian autoworkers organized as ASOTRECOL, hurt on the job and then illegally kicked to the curb by General Motors, passed the two year mark in their continuous tent occupation in front of the US embassy in Bogotá. We called UAW retiree Frank Hammer, with them now, for a live update on what’s happening with the struggle in Colombia and solidarity in North America.