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Happy Labor Day

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Modern Times

While the students have been working on their research papers and getting their presentation boards prepared at home, in class they have been working on their roles in the Pullman debates to take place on Monday. We have talked about … Continue reading

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Going Bananas

Many years ago, 40 years ago to be precise, I worked on the kibbutz Bet Tzera, where my job was to flick off the little black tips at the ends of each of the bananas. (Actually each banana is called … Continue reading

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“…pleading for a time when hatred and cruelty will not control the hearts of men.”

Clarence Darrow died today in 1938. For the last 50 years, civil rights activists, lawyers, and labor leaders have gathered on this date to toss a wreath into the Jackson Park Lagoon from the Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge, where his … Continue reading

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Debs ate his bribe

Today were our Pullman Strike debates. Jane Addams, Eugene Debs, Governor Altgeld, Attorney General Olney, General Miles and the Federal Troops, George Pullman, the General Managers Association (GMA), Reverend Carwardine, and Pullman workers were at the table negotiating, something that … Continue reading

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