So far as the United States seems to be concerned, it is only a slight overstatement to say that Muslims and Arabs are essentially seen as either oil suppliers or potential terrorists. Very little of the detail, the human density, the passion of Arab-Moslem life has entered the awareness of even those people whose profession it is to report the Arab world. What we have instead is a series of crude, essentialized caricatures of the Islamic world presented in such a way as to make that world vulnerable to military aggression.
Today in history: May 16, 1934 - The Minneapolis General Strike of 1934 begins. It grew out of a strike by Teamsters against most of the trucking companies operating in Minneapolis, a major distribution center for the Upper Midwest. The strike began on May 16 in the Market District (the modern day Warehouse District) and the conflict lasted periodically throughout the summer. The strike paved the way for the organization of over-the-road drivers and the growth of the Teamsters union, as well as making Minneapolis a union town. The 1934 Minneapolis strike along with the 1934 West Coast Longshore Strike and the 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite Strike were key catalysts for the rise of industrial unionism in the 1930s.
(image: open battle between striking teamsters and the police in the streets of Minneapolis)
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
Is not all the stupid chatter of most of our newspapers the babble of fools who suffer from the fixed idea of morality, legality, christianity and so forth, and only seem to go about free because the madhouse in which they walk takes in so broad a space?
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You’re kidding right? There would we adverts EVERYWHERE. They’d probably monitor it too!
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