Capitalism Hits Home: Striketober - American Labor Begins to Awaken

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In this episode of CHH, Dr. Fraad talks about the strikes sweeping the nation. In spite of a compromised AFL-CIO and no powerful Socialist labor Party or powerful Socialist media, American Labor is beginning to realize that labor is indeed essential and deserves to be valued and paid. Striketober is a beginning.

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  • Edward Dodson
    commented 2021-11-17 13:03:34 -0500
    For those who have an interest in the U.S. history of the relations between labor and corporations, a good source is the weekly newspaper The Public, which appeared from 1898 to 1919. The Public was edited by Louis F. Post (a close associated and supporter of Henry George) who was appointed by Woodrow Wilson as Assistant Secretary of Labor. The Public’s editorials were consistently directed at U.S. imperial adventures against the people of Cuba and the Philippines. Each issue also covers the various labor strikes occurring around the U.S. and efforts to break the trusts of that era.

    I have found and resurrected digital copies of The Public and have uploaded them to the website of the School of Cooperative Individualism. The issues of The Public can be accessed here:


    Scroll down from the top of the page to the listing for The Public.
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