Hundreds of angry miners crowded around the machine, several attacking it with hammers and axes. Finally, fifteen sticks of dynamite were placed under the motor, and a firing wire and exploders attached. A few minutes later there was a terrific blast and the shovel was reduced to a tangled mass of wreckage.
McKeesport, Pennsylvania has been through two Great Depressions. Its recovery from the first holds lessons for today.
In Washtenaw County, Michigan, mutual aid projects are providing housing and tenant rights support for renters as the end of the eviction moratorium looms.
COVID-19 put a spotlight on worker vulnerability, but creates challenges for traditional in-person organizing tactics.