Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Archiving is not a spectator sport

Today we are celebrating the donation of the Justice for Janitors Papers to the UCLA Library.  The papers document the history of a remarkable union local, mostly recent immigrants, who took on some of the biggest corporations in the city–and … Continue reading

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Spring Comes to L.A.

The winter quarter is winding down at UCLA, the libraries are full, and the professors scrambling to get ready for spring.  Yes, including me.  I’ll be teaching a digital history class titled “History, Now! Digital Media, Social Crisis, Historical Perspectives.”  … Continue reading

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UCLA Rally

About 300 students, faculty and staff gathered on the UCLA campus Wednesday, November 9th for a rally and march sponsored by the anti-austerity groups ReFund California and Make Banks Pay. The noontime rally on Bruin Plaza featured speakers the academic … Continue reading

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US-based progressives and labor activists have good reason to watch events in Mexico. It is not simply that things have heated up in recent days with the beating of PRD lawmakers by federal riot police, but more generally because these … Continue reading

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