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If legendary labor activist Joe Hill were alive today - and some contend that he is - he would have plenty to say about the state of the American worker. And the country, if it listened, would have plenty to learn.
The United States had joined the Allies to fight for freedom overseas. And yet, as Yard No. 4 so clearly demonstrated, African Americans still lacked full freedom and citizenship.
These workers are fighting for rights long denied in a city with a reputation for progressive policies.
Join us in celebrating Local 8's birthday, a shining star in the labor movement "that brought you the weekend." Even better, visit the Tides of Freedom exhibit to learn more about the African Americans who contributed to the great maritime history of Philadelphia.
The Occupy Movement has appropriated "spring training" to describe educating and preparing activists for non-violent nationwide protests and a hoped for general strike slated for May Day 2012 (May 1).
If I were president, I would not be making a speech about jobs. This is Superman time: Lights, Camera, Shut-up, Action. I'd do something or die trying.
A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.