Peter Cole

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Peter Cole is a professor of history at Western Illinois University. He has written Wobblies on the Waterfront and is working on another book, Dockworker Power: Race, Technology, and Unions in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Postindustrial Noir: Assessing The Wire

by on May 4, 2013

Editors Note: Duke University Press allows us free access to one selected journal article or forum published in each issue of Labor: Working Class History of the Americas. This issue had a roundtable forum on the popular show The Wire.

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Brandworkers Fanning the Flames, Wobbly-Style

by on November 24, 2012

Often, academics research and teach about problems that need fixing without engaging with activists on the proverbial front lines.  Often, younger activists remain unaware that previous generations have fought similar struggles.  So it was with great pleasure last week that I went to a small office in a corner of Queens rarely visited by New Yorkers, let alone tourists, to speak to dozens of workers.

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