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Reflections on Chicago labor conferences 2018

Elwood Enterprise Zone

The following is my personal, subjective account of my experiences in Chicago for two back-to-back gatherings of working class militants and activists from April 5-8, 2018. The first was the Railroad Workers United Convention and the second was the Labor Notes Conference (I apologize in advance for my stream of consciousness digressions and clunky note-taking style).

The History of a One-sided Dialogue With Todd Ashker

Historian Denis O'Hearn writes about his relationship with Todd Ashker, one of the leaders of the 2011-2013 hunger strike movement in California prisons. This article first appeared in Counterpunch.

The Short Corridor: How the Most Isolated Prisoners in America Took on the System, and Won

An article from the LA Review of Books giving a history of the mass hunger strike movement that challenged solitary confinement in the California prison system.

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Prison Strike Statement to the Press, August 28, 2018

A press statement from the prison strike media team, discussing coverage so far and giving a round-up of confirmed actions.

Comrade Malik speaks from inside the South Texas Gulag – McConnell Unit Ad-Seg

An update from Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington, a Texas inmate and IWW/IWOC member facing serious repression for his organizing, including a censored article in support of the prison strike.

The American oligarchy

Wall Street

A review of a book that investigates the moral rot corroding U.S. society from the top down.

Our passive society

People watching TV

A short history of how our society became so rife with collective passiveness.

The History of the Workers' Unemployment Insurance Bill

The Great Depression

In this article I tell the story of the Workers’ Unemployment Insurance Bill, both to fill a gap in our historical knowledge and because it resonates in our own time of troubles and struggles.

Comrade Malik speaks out on nationwide program of political repression against prison organizers

Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington writes about his own experiences of the nationally coordinated program of repression against prison organizers in the run-up to the August 21 prison strike.