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A. Philip Randolph

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014

Asa Philip Randolph was born April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Florida. His father was a tailor and minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and his mother was a skilled...

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Podcast

The Labor Advocate – Episode 8

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014

Labor Advocate – Episode 8 – Joe and Ken discuss The Immigration Reform Bill of 2013 *Originally aired on 4/26/13, this podcast is, oddly, still relevant (in explaining...

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Opinion

Hemp For Victory! (Or, Everything Old Is New Again…)

Posted by on May 18, 2014

There is a sneaky side to the cannabis plant that many people seem to know almost nothing about, and that is hemp.  Can labor talk about hemp, for a minute?  I believe labor needs...

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Song of the Week

Song Of The Week: What’s Going On ~ Marvin Gaye

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014

  Released in 1971, on the album of the same name…   What’s Going On Mother, motherThere’s too many of you cryingBrother, brother, brotherThere’s...

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Song Of The Week: What’s Going On ~ Marvin Gaye

Song Of The Week: What’s Going On ~ Marvin Gaye

Aug 24, 2014

  Released in 1971, on the album of the same name…   What’s Going On Mother, motherThere’s too many of you cryingBrother, brother, brotherThere’s far too many of you dyingYou know we’ve got to find a wayTo bring some lovin’ here todayFather, fatherWe don’t need to escalateYou see, war is not the answerFor only...

Alliance Members Continue Social Security Birthday Celebrations

With Social Security celebrating its 79th birthday last week, Alliance members have been holding events across the country honoring the landmark retirement security program. This week’s events included celebrations with cake and balloons in states such as Iowa, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. To view the latest photos from Social Security birthday...

Song Of The Week: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ~ Gil Scott-Heron

Song Of The Week:  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ~ Gil Scott-Heron

Aug 18, 2014

  Written and recorded by Gil Scott-Heron, in 1970, for his album, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip out for beer during commercials, Because the revolution will not be...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Aug 16, 2014

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014 @ 3:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL STUDIO: MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: TINA MUEH, PRESIDENT, BOULDER VALLEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (BVEA) 303-415-0643...

Alliance Members Honor 79th Birthday of Social Security

Our nation’s Social Security system celebrated its 79th anniversary on Thursday, and Alliance members commemorated the important event by throwing more than 30 birthday parties across the country with cake and balloons. Celebrations focused on the long term success of the Social Security system and the need to expand the program in order to meet the needs of...

You’re invited! To our Keep Families Together Strategy DAY!

View this as a web page                                                                                                             AFSC/ Coloradans For Immigrant Rights Events:                                               You’re invited! To our Keep Families Together Strategy...

Song Of The Week: Bread And Roses ~ Roy Bailey

Song Of The Week: Bread And Roses ~ Roy Bailey

Aug 11, 2014

  Roy Bailey performing Martin Whelan’s ‘Bread and Roses’ as part of his ‘The Writing on The Wall’ show with Tony Benn at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at Rich Mix, London, on 17th March 2012. Bread And Roses If we don’t have our dreams What do we live for ?If we don’t have our dreams, What did James Connolly die for...

Check Out Alliance Activists in Action at Birthday Events from Coast to Coast

With Medicare celebrating its 49th birthday last week and Social Security’s 79th birthday coming up on Thursday, August 14th, Alliance members have been holding celebrations across the country in honor of the retirement security programs. Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance, traveled to Arizona from July 31st to August 4th in order to take part...