Al-Qaida, Batman and the New Vanguardism

After a nine-day vacation in the northeast, mostly to Montreal to see my daughter, I’m back in SF in good health and spirits. Thought I might’ve posted while travelling, but it’s still not so convenient to spend time on-line when away from home. Lots to say about friends and places in the east, but this […]

Labor History right now

This is a review of a couple of books I just wrote for the ILWU’s The Dispatcher.

Low Pay High Profile: The Global Push for Fair Labor by Andrew Ross (2004, The New Press: New York) Forces of Labor: Workers’ Movements and Globalization since 1870 by Beverly J. Silver (2003, Cambridge University Press: UK)

Longshore […]