Lessons Learned from Angela Davis’ Book: Freedom is A Constant Struggle

April 7, 2016

By Fazeela Siddiqui, currently a Staff Attorney at a large non-profit legal service organization in New York City. For those who stand up to the ills of today and seek language to connect and grow interrelated mass movements, look no further than Angela Davis’ new book, “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, And the Foundations of a Movement”, published by Haymarket Books. The book, a collection of essays and…

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Lessons Learned from California’s Paid Leave Law

March 4, 2016

There has never been a better time to push for a national policy on paid leave. But as we raise our collective voices for paid leave, what are the lessons we can share from California? How can we create a policy that is equitable and really works for all US workers – young, low income, men and women of color, and new immigrants?

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Justice for Teaworkers: My Motherland Can’t Be Grabbed

February 21, 2016

Son of tea workers, Mohan Rabidas is one of the organizers of Chandpur Begumkhan Tea Garden. He a Community Justice Fellow with Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)  There are 1.5 million tea workers living in Bangladesh for 180 years. Inspite of that, they don’t have a right to their land. To speak candidly, they are alien in their own country. Tea workers work from dawn to dusk for only…

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Real Talk to Movement Lawyers from a Community Organizer

January 28, 2016

S o you want to be a movement lawyer? That’s AWESOME! Congrats on dedicating your life to serving … serving… marginalized people. That’s why you’re signing up, right? It’s so critically important that this be a foundational principle of why you want to do this work.  Not for celebrity, not for the money, but to be on the just side of history—to do your part toward the liberation of all…

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VIDEO: B&H Workers Fight for Fair Contract and Urges All Workers To Organize

November 24, 2015

B&H Warehouse Workers organize to form a union and for a fair contract. Listen to them as they encourage all workers to organize at their workplace. “It is not right how we are being treated. We are not heard. We are not valued as people. We are fighting for a better future for ourselves, our families, for the entire community.” Armando “We want to organize to establish a union that…

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Perspectives: Reflections on Islam, Spirituality and Justice

October 12, 2015

By Margari Hill, a Founder and Programming Director of Muslim ARC. She can be found on twitter @margari_aziza I embraced Islam in the 90s, a period of Black consciouness in Hip Hop, with artists who popularized Islam like Rakim, Brand Nubian, and Poor Righteous Teachers from my home town Trenton New Jersey. Guru from Gang Starr dropped the line, “I was raised like a Muslim, praying to the East …” I…

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