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  • Labor Organizing in 2017: Looking Beyond Trump's Lies on Jobs

    By David L. Wilson, Truthout | Op-Ed

    President Donald Trump during the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2017. (Photo: Al Drago / The New York Times)President Donald Trump during the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall at the US Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017. Manufacturing became a source of good jobs only after angry working people united to fight the bosses and politicians. (Photo: Al Drago / The New York Times)

    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.

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  • Laying the Ground for Resistance to Trump on Day One

    Laying the Ground for Resistance to Trump on Day One

    By John Knefel, Truthout | Report

    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.

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  • Life After Exoneration: Alison Flowers Discusses What Comes Next

    Life After Exoneration: Alison Flowers Discusses What Comes Next

    By Maya Schenwar, Truthout | Interview

    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.

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