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Fruita, Orderville . . . Mitt Romney

Fruita, Orderville . . . Mitt Romney

The orchards in Capitol Reef National Park in south central Utah are located in what used to be the tiny village of Fruita. The setting is extraordinary. High rock cliffs, formed when the earth erupted and folded back on itself millions of years ago, surround a small, lush valley of green, fed by the waters […]

"Killing People in Apollo": An Update

"Killing People in Apollo": An Update

Last May I reported on the plight of people in the western Pennsylvania town of Apollo. As a result of gross corporate negligence, many residents have suffered serious illnesses from the uranium fuel plants located in and close to the village. The last owner of the facilities was the global conglomerate, Babcock & Wilcox. Left […]

The Year of the Strike

The Year of the Strike

 [Note: This story is from my book,  In and Out of the Working Class. Counterpunch was kind enough to post it recently.]  With a slight shrug of his shoulders, he began to move toward the line.  He took four steps, the last one ending in a slide, and as he did so he swung the […]

Us Versus Them: Laboring in the Academic Factory

Us Versus Them: Laboring in the Academic Factory

 [Note: This was first published in Monthly Review in January 2000. It was based upon a talk I gave to teachers at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York. Noted scholar of education, Henry Giroux, told me that he had recently re-read this and thought it prescient. So, here is an abridged and edited version […]