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Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad has now won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for fiction, and it’s a fitting choice for our current political moment. Read more →

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“Bad Dudes”: Immigrants, Illegality, and Human Rights

by Julie Greene  on February 27th, 2017
By sweepingly associating immigrants who overstayed their visa or crossed the border improperly with criminal activity, the President built upon a long tradition in U.S. political culture. Indeed, although his policies represent a major shift, they were made possible by a consistent strategy deployed since the 1970s to portray unauthorized immigration as criminal. Read more →

Convert Lines or Convert People?: The Polarizing Debate Over How to Restore Faculty Tenure

by Trevor Griffey  on February 6th, 2017
On January 12, 2017, faculty unions representing community and technical college faculty across Washington state got their allies in the Washington state legislature to introduce HB 1168, a law that would compel the state’s community and technical colleges to ensure that seventy percent of their faculty will be on the tenure track by 2023. Read more →

Kennesaw State University faculty need your support

by Rosemary Feurer  on October 10th, 2016

We Do the Work: An Interview with Conor Casey

by Conor Casey  on September 2nd, 2016
The latest episode of the Labor Archives of Washington’s regular segment on the KSVR radio show We Do the Work is now streaming online via KSVR and Public Radio International’s Exchange. Read more →

Speech by Dilma Rousseff, Upon Her Removal as President of Brazil, 31 August 2016

by Bryan Pitts  on September 2nd, 2016
Dilma Roussef, the first woman to head Brazil, was removed from office on August 31, 2016, after months of impeachment hearings led the country’s corruption-tainted senate. Her trial symbolized the end of 13 years of Workers’ party rule. Read more →

Don’t Blame Youngstown

John Russo  and Sherry Linkon , November 18th, 2016

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Tinkering with Taxes

David Obringer, October 10th, 2016