#Me Too in India

An India Travelogue, Part 6 by Lawrence Bush Click for Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.   WE HAD A DAY of recovery and catch-up yesterday, after Susan had taught a four-hour workshop the day before at a monumentally huge school called Step by Step. Her cohort consisted of some thirty teachers, all women, drawn from thirty different schools, including numerous […]

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Why Berkman Shot Frick

Nine steelworkers and at least one Pinkerton guard were killed in battles that raged on this date in 1892 at Andrew Carnegie’s Homestead Steel Works in Pittsburgh. The Pinkertons had been brought in to protect scabs imported to replace striking workers; the conflict involved guns and a homemade cannon forged by the strikers. The strike would last for months until the courts crushed the […]

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Make America Great Again #2: Scientists Strike!

by Lawrence Bush To read #1 in this series, on voting rights, click here. EVERYBODY WHO KNOWS ANYTHING knows that the overwhelming majority of scientists and scientific associations worldwide share a consensus that global climate change is underway and is, in the words of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006), “caused by […]

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Protesting the “Gig” Economy

by Seth Sandronsky IN MID-OCTOBER, UBER DRIVERS nationwide protested the ride-hailing firm to demand higher pay and a tipping option. Drivers urged customers to refrain for one weekend from using the app-based business which allows the owners of private cars to give rides for pay, a market that taxis had dominated. “We always welcome feedback […]

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