Posted in Columns Community organizing Wade Rathke

Highlander and Horton

by Wade Rathke May 8, 2021 New Orleans    It was fun talking to Stephen Preskill about his new book, Education in Black and White: Myles Horton and the Highlander Center’s Vision for Social Justice, on…

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Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

ACORN Memories from Dallas

December 13, 2020 Pearl River   It was interesting reminiscing with Johnny Clark, ACORN’s former national treasurer, from Dallas, Texas. As part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of ACORN, Johnny was part of the monthly Wade’s World…

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Passage of Corporate Transparency Act is Huge!

by Wade Rathke December 12, 2020 Pearl River   Big props to Congresswoman Carolyn Mahoney (D-NY) who has been resubmitting the Corporate Transparency Act every session of Congress since 2009 for staying on the case until…

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Rogues gallery of corporate liars

by Wade Rathke Saturday, November 21, 2020 Pearl River   We should all know the name, Thomas Midgley? He was a chemist for General Motors almost one-hundred years ago, when General Motors and Rockefeller’s Standard Oil…

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Posted in Columns Prisons Wade Rathke

Prison everywhere around you

by Wade Rathke October 10, 2020 Pearl River   Talking to Victoria Law on Wade’s World about the book, Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, that she co-authored with Maya Schenwar,…

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus Education Wade Rathke

Hyper Education

by Wade Rathke Pearl River   The President says, open the schools. Actually, he doesn’t have any power over opening the schools, so it’s more bully-boy posturing and threatening backed up by Betsey DeVos prattling along…

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Posted in Columns Community organizing Labor Wade Rathke

Thinking outside the box for worker power

by Wade Rathke Pearl River   In organizing unions, captive audience meetings are the scourge of organizing drives. The employers have the right to make the meetings mandatory in order to deliver their anti-union screeds, but…

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Posted in Climate change Columns Energy Environment Wade Rathke

Thorium reactors and climate change

New Orleans     I’m trying to keep an open mind, OK? I know we’re all supposed to hate nuclear energy and be scared of total disasters, right? There’s Three-Mile Island in Pennsylvania. I’ve read the…

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