“One of the bleakest and blackest episodes of American labor history”

April 20th, 2014, is the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow massacre, which historian Wallace Stegenr described as “One of the bleakest and blackest episodes of American labor history.”  The massacre claimed the lives of between 19 and 26 people, two of whom were women and 11 of whom were children who were burned/asphyxiated when the […]

Which Side Are You On? (Happy May Day!)

I was introduced to the Florence Reece’s song “Which Side Are You On?” by Pete Seeger’s rendition of the song. I love Pete’s version. It is a haunting song in many ways. I recently can across Natalie Merchant’s cover of “Which Side Are You On?” It is equally haunting and beautiful. Earlier today, I wrote […]