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History of Portland's Loyal Legion

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Tue, 02/02/2016
Old Mole and labor historian, Norm Diamond, offers some critical history surrounding the namesake of a hip new bar in Portland, Loyal Legon. Rather than a union in any good faith sense of that word, the Loyal Legon of Loggers and Lumbermen were a creation of the US military. The "loyal legon" were formed to break strikes and organizing efforts against poor conditions in the timber industries, union activity that threatened profit and war-production. 7:42 minutes (7.04 MB)

Snow Days Under Socialism

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Tue, 02/02/2016
Clayton Morgareidge reads from a Jacobin magazine article, "Snow Days Under Socialism"

All this begs the question: what would winter look like in a different world? What might change in a socialist society? In a society where ordinary people democratically controlled their workplaces and their world, how would we navigate the contradictions of winter differently, making room for the pleasures while coping with the challenges?

8:37 minutes (7.88 MB)

History of Portland's Loyal Legion

program date: 
Tue, 02/02/2016
Old Mole and labor historian, Norm Diamond, offers some critical history surrounding the namesake of a hip new bar in Portland, Loyal Legon. Rather than a union in any good faith sense of that word, the Loyal Legon of Loggers and Lumbermen were a creation of the US military. The "loyal legon" were formed to break strikes and organizing efforts against poor conditions in the timber industries, union activity that threatened profit and war-production. 7:42 minutes (7.04 MB)

Graduate Employees Union Emerges at Portland State University

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016
The Graduate Employees Union (GEU) at Portland State University held its kick-off rally at University Plaza and marched to President Wim Wiewel's office, where they presented testimony and a demand letter for university neutrality in their struggle for union representation.  KBOO's Labor Radio host, Jamie Partridge, interviews graduate student activists, records the rally and captures the drama at the president's office.
28:46 minutes (26.33 MB)

Book Mole: The House Girl

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Mon, 02/01/2016
Larry Bolden reviews Tara Conklin's "The House Girl", a story split between the present day and the days of slavery. Larry commends it for not just being a cleverly constructed story, but deeply researched and informative about the realities of abolitionist struggle. 5:29 minutes (5.03 MB)

 

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