Spring 2018

Volume 27 Issue 2 (Spring 2018)

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Spring 2018 cover
Volume 27, Issue 2 (Spring 2018)

Photo Credit: Nicolas Lampert’s “A Moral Revolution of Values” contribution to the Poor Peoples Campaign Portfolio by JustSeeds Artists’ Cooperative, 2018.

From the Editorial Team

Under the Radar
By Sarah Jaffe
Unreported and under-reported news and views that matter.

After the Deluge: 1968 in Retrospect

Mourning King: The Civil Rights Movement and the Fight for Economic Justice
By Reuel Schiller
Did Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination mark the end of a movement merging racial and economic justice?

Great Expectations: Looking Back at a Year of Global Revolution
By Joshua B. Freeman
A half-century of democratic accomplishment and frustrated desire.

The New Geography of Suburbia: An Anatomy of America’s Hinterland
By Phil A. Neel
From suburban dream to suburban nightmare.

The U.S. Economy: What’s Going On?   
By Arthur MacEwan and John Miller
Low wages, low commodity prices, and public-sector rationing underpin slow growth.

Napoleons in Pinstripes: The Rise of the Business Mogul as Politician    
By Lily Geismer
The authoritarian threat when titans of business invade the political arena.

Left-Wing Populism Meets “La Grande Crisi”
By Richard Drake
The enigma at the heart of Italian politics.

Striking While the Iron Is Cold: What Future for Unions in the Telecom Industry of the Future?
By Dan DiMaggio
As cable and wireless sectors grow, will unions f ind a way to organize the new workers in telecom?

Certifying Exploitation: Why “Sustainable” Palm Oil Production Is Failing Workers
By Eric Gottwald
What happens when labor rights are omitted from human rights.

The Joseph S. Murphy Student Essay Prize Winner: Janus, the Roman God, and the Labor Movement
By Alyssa Bonilla

Earth to Labor: Dispatches from the Climate Battleground

Puerto Rico’s Energy Future: Keeping Power With the People
By Sean Sweeney

Roots of Rebellion: A Guide to Insurgencies from Coast to Coast

Pipeline Resistance Confronts Big Oil in the Bayou   
By Mariya Strauss

Organized Money: What Is Corporate America Thinking?

Freedom’s Janus Face  
By Max Fraser

Books and the Arts

Portrait of the Worker as a Black Woman  

The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers
Reviewed by Adom Getachew

Justice Delayed, Justice Compared         

Labor Justice across the Americas
By Leon Fink and Juan Manuel Palacio
Reviewed by César F. Rosado Marzán

Speak on Command      

Language Put to Work: The Making of the Global Call Centre Workforce
By Enda Brophy
Reviewed by Karen Gregory

Laboratory of Resistance    

“Divided We Fall”
By Katherine Acosta
Reviewed by David Nack

Out of the Mainstream: Books and Films You May Have Missed 
By Matt Witt

By Danez Smith


Dinosaurs in the Hood

Tonight, in Oakland

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