Month: February 2014

Tearing Down the Walls

Global Trade & Local Oppression from the Coal Creek Wars to the ‘Debacle in Chattanooga’ With just a modicum of support, a much longer and more thorough examination of this vicious, bloody piece from Dixie’s past would be possible.  That…

International Labor Groups & Publications

http://www.clc-ctc.ca/ Canadian Labor Congress has much to proffer labor learning and organizing South of the border. http://www.fairlabor.org/labor-standards Fair Labor Association fights for and seeks to insure proper definition and promulgation of decent standards in the world’s workplaces. http://www.uniglobalunion.org/about-us Global Union…

Who Lost Chattanooga? The UAW Failure at VW

By Steve Benton(At-Large Steering Committee member from Atlanta, Georgia) Many postmortems regarding the union organizing failure at the VW plant in Chattanooga have focused on the aggressive anti-union resistance that swarmed into town ahead of the election to undermine what…

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If Copying Is Wrong, What’s a Copyright?

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An Initial Brief None other than William Blackstone, storied British jurist and intellectual progenitor of much of the contemporary nexus of ownership and production, had a very astute insight. “There is nothing which so generally strikes the imagination and engages…