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On Strike! By Bill Holbrook
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The Circle of Life hits a pothole when the predators go on strike in this, the fifteenth collection of Kevin & Kell. When the negotiators keep devouring each other, it’s up to Kell and her... More > boss R.L. to bring nature back into balance. The labor disagreement is just one event in this year of unexpected occurrences for the Dewclaw family. Kevin finds himself on the Rabbit Council and Kell deals with both the ghost of her late first husband and her very-much-alive identical cousin Sheila. Rudy takes his driving test, and Coney begins using her considerable powers of carnivorism to protect those in danger. Lindesfarne makes a major discovery: her weekly blog is actually being read by those strange creatures known as “humans.” Kevin’s mother finds love in Douglas Squirrel, whose past holds additional surprises. Aby faces a takeover threat from R.L., and also a Christmas Eve visit from the ever-eager Kell.< Less
The Christmas Strike By Stephan Zimmermann
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Charismatic California Senator Jack Cortland has his eye on the White House. He counts on support from the nation's labor unions and on profits from his oil portfolio. Incumbent President Sheridan... More > Washburn must decide whether to launch a clandestine military operation to rescue a group of international hostages in an oil-rich African country. Cantara Suhayar, a dedicated young terrorist, launches the ultimate strike against America to avenge the death of her brother at the hands of the CIA. Caught in the maelstrom of international intrigue is Pete Carpenter, the Senator's legislative analyst. He is forced to choose between loyalty to his country, to his boss, and to the young woman who shares his life. A fast-paced political thriller, zooming from Africa to Vienna to Washington and San Francisco, it is also a thought-provoking commentary on life in the turbulent post-9/11 era.< Less
The Christmas Strike By Stephan Zimmermann
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Charismatic California Senator Jack Cortland has his eye on the White House. He counts on support from the nation's labor unions and on profits from his oil portfolio. Incumbent President Sheridan... More > Washburn must decide whether to launch a clandestine military operation to rescue a group of international hostages in an oil-rich African country. Cantara Suhayar, a dedicated young terrorist, launches the ultimate strike against America to avenge the death of her brother at the hands of the CIA. Caught in the maelstrom of international intrigue is Pete Carpenter, the Senator's legislative analyst. He is forced to choose between loyalty to his country, to his boss, and to the young woman who shares his life. A fast-paced political thriller, zooming from Africa to Vienna to Washington and San Francisco, it is also a thought-provoking commentary on life in the turbulent post-9/11 era.< Less
How America Fought Labor Unions and Defeated Socialism By CROYDON BOOKS
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GENERAL READING BOOKLET : From 1875, labor union and trade union movements began acquiring steam in America. Trade union activities started disrupting industrial production. At that time, the... More > collective muscle power of organized crime syndicates was utilized to muffle the power of the labor unions. In particular, underworld mob factions were brought in to keep labor unions under check in New York.Traditionally, the Italian syndicates were more inclined to be anti-communist and anti-fascist than other syndicates. Syndicates with Italian roots were called in as strike breakers. Politicians of that era were quietly encouraging Italian mob syndicates to clandestinely control major labor unions and stamp out socialist movements. While secretly enjoying political patronage, Italian mob syndicates became very powerful in America. For a long time, politicians and law enforcement authorities maintained that there were no organized crime syndicates that were worthy of attention.< Less
A Labor Play: A One-Act Play By Carolyn Gage
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Kafka-esque one-act about a multi-national corporation in the business of selling babies. “Business as usual” comes to a halt when one of the workers strikes for control of the... More > distribution of manufactured goods. In other words, she wants to keep the baby.< Less
LABOUR v. SINN FEIN. The Dublin General Strike 1913/14 - The Lost Revolution By Terry McCarthy
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What terrified the State, employers, and major elements of the British Trades Union and Labour Movement was that the Dublin strikers were linked to an armed force of workers, the Citizens' Army.... More > This was alien to any preceding political or industrial dispute. It was the first time in Ireland's, and Britain’s, history that the main protagonists against the State were socialists, and indeed armed ones. British intelligence warned of the dangers of this strike, noting that this was not just an industrial dispute, and, if left its own devices, could lead to a Socialist revolution that might spread to the mainland. This fascinating period saw Sinn Fein, who were vehemently opposed to the strike, transformed during the unrest from a fringe group to a major party at the expense of Labour and socialism.< Less
The Dwelling Place of Light By Winston Churchill
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Churchill captures Edward and Hannah’s marriage while also revealing the courting of Janet and Lise. Complications grow as Janet finds love with the agent of the mill, Mr. Ditmar, but later... More > joins the strike. After sympathizing with the strikers, Janet is pushed to the limit in her relationship with Mr. Ditmar and later comes to self-realization.< Less
Sabotage By Emile Pouget
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This little book became part of the creed of the Industrial Workers of the World, could be found in reading rooms of IWW halls. Written by Èmile Pouget, the words were translated from the... More > French by Arturo Giovannitti in 1912 while he was in jail in Lawrence, Massachusetts – a frame up for his part as a Wobbly leader during the textile-workers’ strike. For Pouget, Giovannitti, and the IWW, sabotage came to mean any withdrawal of efficiency — including the slowdown, the strike, and before a strike, the creative bungling of equipment for the scabs.< Less
Sabotage By Emile Pouget
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Èmile Pouget's words were translated from the French by Arturo Giovannitti while in jail in 1912 – framed during the textile-workers’ strike in Lawrence, Mass. For Pouget,... More > Giovannitti, and the IWW, sabotage meant withdrawal of efficiency — including the slowdown, strike, and before a strike, creative bungling of equipment for the scabs. This little book found in Wobbly halls and reading rooms became part of the creed of the Industrial Workers of the World. Sold at cost here for use and not for profit.< Less
The Red Nurse By Michael Cooney
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This novel tells the story of the Little Falls, New York textile strike of 1912 from the perspective of one of its leading organizers, M. Helen Schloss. She was a public health nurse and an active... More > socialist before she came to Little Falls at the invitation of a group of wealthy women. When workers at the Phoenix and Gilbert textile mills struck against wage cuts in October, she was ready to support them in every way she could. Over the next three months, Little Falls was the national focus for the growing labor movement as Socialist Party and IWW activists from around the country joined the battle. But it was not the radical celebrities of the era who won the strike. It was the largely female, immigrant workers and the two women who led them: Helen Schloss and Matilda Rabinowitz. This volume also contains an excerpt from Matilda’s unpublished memoir.< Less