If we think of manufacturing as a source of good jobs now, it's only because working people organized to make it that way. Now that we are faced with a service economy, we need to organize in that sector in the same way that our predecessors organized in the manufacturing industry.
There is fear, but also hope, in the hearts of the organizers who are fighting Trump's oppressive and discriminatory agenda. The first day of the new administration saw a surge of resistance on many different fronts, including immigrant rights, the struggle to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, the Movement for Black Lives and more.
When a person is exonerated, they generally leave prison empty-handed, with no medical or counseling services to help them along, says journalist Alison Flowers in this interview. Contrary to media accounts of happy endings, exoneration is usually just the beginning of a painful and lonely process of rebuilding a life.