SIMON BLACK

Professor. Activist.

Household Workers Unite!

Premilla Nadasen, Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement (Boston: Beacon Press, 2015) Within a short period of time, Premilla Nadasen has established herself as one of the most important [...]

The PT’s Own Goal

Brazil’s Workers Party (PT) government, led by former Marxist guerilla, Dilma Rouseff, is in the midst of a political crisis that it may not weather. Embroiled in a corruption scandal involving the state petroleum company, Petrobras, and a [...]

Pom-Poms and Picket Signs

On the day Made in Dagenham premiered in British cinemas—a brilliant film about the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, in which 850 female workers walked out in protest of sexual discrimination—The Guardian newspaper reported that 37 [...]

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