Tag Archives: labor movement

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream, Part 2 (Video)

Wealth, power, and the American Dream

It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator–with civil resistance by Erica Chenoweth

Nonviolent resistance has empowered the labor movement, closed down or cancelled dozens of nuclear plants, protected farm workers from abuse in California, motivated the recognition of Aids patients as worthy of access to life-saving treatment, protected free speech, put climate reform on the agenda, given reprieve to Dreamers, raised awareness about economic inequality, changed the […]

Andrew Cornell | Anarchists and the Rise of the Welfare State

As Staughton Lynd and other historians have demonstrated, the labor upsurge of the early 1930s was driven by local unions that mobilized entire communities, frequently bridging racial and gender divides.

Constructing Visions of “Perpetual Peace”: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Since the early 1980s, polls in the US have shown that most people believe that the government is run by a few big interests looking out for themselves… I do not know of earlier polls, or polls in other countries, but it would not be surprising if the results are similar. The important question is: are people motivated to do something about it?

A conversation with Noam Chomsky on organizing for a next system

An initial signatory to the Next System statement, Chomsky explores the connections between culture, mass movements, and economic experiments—which in “mutually reinforcing” interaction, may build toward a next system more quickly than you may think.

Moberg> In These Times> Wrong Union For the Job> SEIU wants to lead a campaign against the 1%

Protesters march on Wells Fargo during the 2012 SEIU Convention on May 29 in Denver. Wrong Union For the Job SEIU wants to lead a campaign against the 1%. Critics wonder if it can. BY DAVID MOBERG    JULY 10, 2012    In These Times Critics of SEIU leadership, from both inside and outside the union, caution […]