Posts Tagged ‘ working class ’

The Last Cruze – LaToya Ruby Frazier – Hundred Heroines

 

In a series between photographer and community, LaToya Ruby Frazier explores the fallout of a factory’s closure in her series ‘The Last Cruze’.

Source: The Last Cruze – LaToya Ruby Frazier – Hundred Heroines

Opinion | A Democrat Who Can Beat Trump – The New York Times

Why AOC decided to pick sides in 2020 election | TheHill

In endorsing Sanders, AOC demonstrates true leadership, moving the hearts and minds of people to where they should be.

Sanders’s multiracial coalition of teachers, Walmart workers and Amazon warehouse workers, alone among the candidates, points toward a new direction for the Democratic Party. As Karp wrote: “This is just what is required to challenge the power of the ultrarich: a politics that does not treat lower-income voters as a kind of passive supplement for professional liberals, but one that can put the new working class itself at the center of the action.” This is the choice AOC just made, a choice to center the working class. 

Source: Why AOC decided to pick sides in 2020 election | TheHill

Behemoth: reflections on Joshua Freeman’s history of the factory – WILLETT’S MAGAZINE

 

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Freeman is sensitive to the way organized labor, in revolt in the early seventies, was met by a number of entrepreneurial ‘innovations” seeking, ultimately, to do to the working class what the Pentagon did to many a Vietnamese village: pacify it, liquidate it, and disburse its population.  In the process, investors began to invest not in manufacturing, but in de-manufacturing – in cutting lose from actually making anything.  Freeman registers the divorce between manufacture and brand and ties it into the logic of the factory. To take the most well known example, Apple computers are, strictly, not manufactured by Apple. This is well known, but it is easy to forget. Apple designs them, and Apple markets them. Design and marketing – and not concern with the grime and grievance of the proletariat – define their corporate culture. This has become true for hundreds of big American corporations.

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Source: Behemoth: reflections on Joshua Freeman’s history of the factory – WILLETT’S MAGAZINE

Hard Cheese – Bred Pudding Collective | Burn The Water

Bred Pudding Collective house band Bred Pudding give you ‘Hard Cheese’ recorded live at Bom Bom Patisserie with overdubs and remixes at The Opium Den Studio.

Developers keep the facades of old buildings rip out their guts and turn them into shopping list apartments for the wealthy – they call it regeneration but it’s a repeopling of our city and town centres. Working class out middle and more in.

The developers and councils talk of ‘place making’ but these are already places. Sometimes it’s done well with the ‘place’ still there uplifted but often it’s gone save for a few murals, plaques, sculptures, paintings in vestibules, foyers – people’s memories stolen and used to artwash what’s going on.

Yes … they put the middle finger up at us and mimmymoke “HARD CHEESE”

Russ Ralph & Paul Conneally (Little Onion)
Bred Pudding Collective
April 2019

Source: Hard Cheese – Bred Pudding Collective | Burn The Water

CAO FEI Interview – YouTube

Dorothy Allison: Tender to the Bone – Guernica

Dorothy Allison, 2002.

The acclaimed author on working-class anger and the glory in literature.

Source: Dorothy Allison: Tender to the Bone – Guernica

Poetry from the Picket Line

Two poets, veterans of university unionization campaigns, chart the growing crisis of the new intellectual working class

Source: Poetry from the Picket Line

Barbara Ehrenreich – Why are the poor blamed and shamed for their deaths? | The Guardian

Ehrenreich: ‘Friends berate me for my heavy use of butter.’ Photograph: Stephen Voss for the Guardian

Source: Why are the poor blamed and shamed for their deaths? | Life and style | The Guardian

A Longhouse Birdhouse: REAL LIFE ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: REAL LIFE ~.