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The Long Struggle for Voting Rights

August 20, 2012
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Since the founding of the United States, working people have had to fight to win, and to keep, the right to vote. And through American history, rich and powerful people, often calling themselves "conservatives", have tried to maintain their privileges by depriving other Americans of the right to vote.

Visions of Liberation: Robin Kelley on Black and Working Class History, Culture, and Dreams of a Better Future

February 1, 2011

Robin D. G. Kelley, age 48, has over the past two decades become one of the most respected historians of African American life, politics and culture. At the center of all his work is a focus on labor, and on the ways people have struggled not only to survive, but to make a better world.

BP - A Long, Bloody History of Reckless Greed

June 24, 2010

British Petroleum, the company responsible for the worst single-source environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, has over its 100-year history caused a number of environmental and workplace disasters. But the harm BP has caused goes further. In the early 1950s, BP and the British government convinced the U.S. to overthrow the democratic government of Iran – an action that has had disastrous consequences for Iran, the U.S., and the Middle East to this day.

People in Struggle Changed History: The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s

February 1, 2001

Some were murdered. Many were brutalized, many more jailed. Young and old braved police dogs, water cannons and batons, the jeers and stones of mobs, the bullets of snipers. But despite the odds, thousands of Americans, black and white, tore down the oppressive system of racial segregation that had dominated the South for decades.

1948: Year of Hope, Year of Tragedy

November 20, 1998

Fifty years ago, union members and their allies launched a new party. But big business aggressively silenced dissent and fractured labor unity.

Them and us, 50 years ago: The first issue of the UE NEWS for 1948 reported on two very different strategies for America’s future.

An Iowa progressive who had served his country as Vice President announced his independent candidacy for the Presidency, to secure peace and prosperity and equal rights for all.

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