Labor History for Labor Activists

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Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
newspaper front page announcing general strike of 1919


Norm Diamond talks with Laurie Mercier about the uses of history for developing strategy, and the course he taught this past fall on Labor History for rank-and-file labor activists, developed in connection with Portland Rising, part of Jobs with Justice.

This version of their conversation omits the musical interludes from the musical documentary Seattle 1919 and the Detroit blues song "Please Mr. Foreman," in connection with which Norm mentions the book Detroit: I Do Mind Dying, about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. For the full version, see the episode's main show page.

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