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African Artist’s Intellectual Property with Foza Fawehinmi - Artist Works

African Artist’s Intellectual Property with Foza Fawehinmi - Artist Works

November 16, 2022

“You are also competing with the guy that goes on TikTok and eats 10,000 pieces of meat and is a superstar. Right? So Superstardom is no longer exclusive to artists or filmmakers or actors. I really feel for the artists.” 

Foza Fawehinmi, President, Digital Music Commerce and Exchange Limited

Foza Fawehinmi is an award-winning lawyer and the President of Digital Music Commerce and Exchange Limited, an intellectual property valuation, management and administration company serving sub-Saharan Africa. Over the last 9 years, she has served as a legal advisory and business consultant for some of Africa’s most reputable entertainment companies and artists including, Chocolate City Music, Premier Records, Boomplay Music, Infinix Nigeria, K1 De Ultimate, Teni, Adekunle Gold, The Sarz Academy, Sarz and more

Learn more about Foza’s work at:

About EMLab’s Artist Works

Artist Works is an EMLab brand that explores the labor, concepts, and inspiration behind the artists illuminating and shaping our world. 

EMLab is produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, and journalists, and laborers who are fighting for a brighter day for everyone, everywhere. Union solidarity forever.

All Links: https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab 

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MLK Tapes: What We’ve Learned About the Interests Fighting Unity and Organized Labor

MLK Tapes: What We’ve Learned About the Interests Fighting Unity and Organized Labor

November 15, 2022

“It's a matter of history now. With the podcast, it's not in a book somewhere that's just gonna sit in a library and nobody's gonna read it. Those voices are up in the ether, and they will remain there until the earth falls into the sun. So anybody going forward who wants to write something about the murder of Martin Luther King is going to have to deal with those people, those voices, those witnesses that we gathered there. You will not be able to go around it and not deal with it.”

Bill Klaber

Producer and Host of The MLK Tapes

Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Memphis to organize the sanitation workers heading into the summer of 1968's Poor People's Campaign to march on Washington, D.C., demanding an Economic Bill of Rights. 

King was uniting the trifecta of labor, civil rights, and anti-war factions. As I listened to The MLK Tapes, I was blown away by the obliteration of the official narrative while getting a glimpse of the ghastly forces aligned against everything King was trying to do.

Explore The True Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King’s Assassination, Complete with Rare Eye Witness Testimonies, in “The MLK Tapes,” From Tenderfoot TV and iHeartMedia

“The MLK Tapes,” is a true crime podcast exploring never-before-heard details about what happened to King on the day of his death, with rare recordings of eye-witness testimonies and new interviews with people who were there to reveal the true story of the plot to kill Dr. King.

According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in prison and for most people, the case was closed. 

However, there is more to the story, including a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the King Family that concluded Martin Luther King’s death was the result of a conspiracy involving multiple groups, including government agencies. 

The series is be hosted by William (Bill) Klaber, an author and co-host of the podcast “The RFK Tapes”, who has been investigating the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy since 1989. While working on “The RFK Tapes,” Klaber interviewed a man named Bill Pepper, who spent forty years investigating the assassination of his friend, Dr. King. 

Pepper’s decades-long investigation included recording witnesses on tape. They revealed what they saw, and in some cases, what they had done. When Klaber heard this audio it opened up another opportunity to expose the lies in a 50-year-old murder mystery using secrets that had been hidden on tapes.

Listen to the MLK Tapes at: https://themlktapes.com

You can follow Bill Klaber and Tender Foot Media’s work at:

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About the Labor Solidarity Podcast

The Labor Solidarity Podcast highlights the work of labor leaders while discussing historic struggles and the importance of organizing with the goal of building international labor solidarity. Learn more at: https://www.empathymedialab.com/laborsolidarity 

The Labor Solidarity Podcast is a part of the EML Publishing brands and we are a proud member of The Labor Radio Podcast Network. Learn more:  https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab 

Union Solidarity Forever.

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Working 9 to 5 A Women’s Movement, a Labor Union, and Iconic Movie with Ellen Cassedy

Working 9 to 5 A Women’s Movement, a Labor Union, and Iconic Movie with Ellen Cassedy

October 12, 2022

“Sexual harassment was completely legal. Pregnancy discrimination was legal. We held these bad boss contests. Where, the first winner was a boss who had asked his secretary to sew up a hole in his pants while he was wearing them. So it was really dire out there. And when we started speaking up, everyone was so shocked. It was like the wallpaper had come alive.”

Ellen Cassedy, 9 to 5

About the 9 to 5 Movement

Starting out in Boston in 1973, the women of 9 to 5 built a nationwide feminist movement that united people of diverse races, classes, and ages. They took on the corporate titans. They leafleted, filed lawsuits, and started a woman-led union. They won millions of dollars in back pay and helped make sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination illegal.

“The entire time that we were working on the movie I could carry in my heart that this was married to a movement.”

— JANE FONDA

When women rose up to win rights and respect at the office, they transformed workplaces throughout America. Along the way came Dolly Parton’s toe-tapping song and the movie inspired by their work. Working 9 to 5 is a lively, informative, firsthand account packed with practical organizing lore that will embolden anyone striving for fair treatment.

Buy the book 9 to 5 at https://ellencassedy.com/#9to5

About Ellen

Ellen Cassedy was a founder and longtime leader of 9 to 5, the national association of women office workers. Working 9 to 5 is her first-person account of this exciting movement, which began in the early 1970’s, mobilizing women across the country to organize for rights and respect on the job. The movement inspired Jane Fonda’s hit movie and Dolly Parton’s enduring anthem. 9 to 5 is still active today.

Ellen appears in the documentaries “9 to 5: The Story of a Movement” and “Still Working 9 to 5.”

Ellen is the award-winning author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust, in which her journey to connect with her Jewish family roots expands into a wider quest. She explores how people in Lithuania are engaging with their Nazi and Soviet past in order to move toward a more tolerant future. Winner of the Grub Street National Book Prize for Nonfiction, shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

Ellen is also the co-translator of Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel, a collection that moves between the realistic and the fantastic, the lyrical and the philosophical. The translation received the Leviant Memorial Prize from the Modern Language Association, among other awards.

Ellen is the translator of On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash, which traces an arc across upheavals and regime changes, making a major contribution to the literature of immigration and resilience.

Ellen’s play, “Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn,” celebrates the spare beauty of a small but important life, with help from Walt Whitman. It was adapted into a short film starring Joanna Merlin, which qualified for an Academy Award nomination.

Ellen was a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, a speechwriter in the Clinton Administration, and author of two previous books for working women. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications. She lives in New York City.

Ellen’s Tips for Writers offer advice about writing and being a writer.

You can follow Ellen’s work at

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About the Labor Solidarity Podcast

The Labor Solidarity Podcast highlights the work of labor leaders while discussing historic struggles and the importance of organizing with the goal of building international labor solidarity. Learn more at: https://www.empathymedialab.com/laborsolidarity 

The Labor Solidarity Podcast is a part of the EML Publishing brands and we are a proud member of The Labor Radio Podcast Network. Learn more:  https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab 

Union Solidarity Forever.

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#1U

#UnionStrong

Bwando Farms Growing Good Food in Zambia with Conrad Bwalya

Bwando Farms Growing Good Food in Zambia with Conrad Bwalya

October 10, 2022

“We tend to be so lucky in Zambia and Africa because much of the land that we own, most people just inherit it. You don't buy it. And and yet you're sitting on this inherited land and not making it productive.You can’t send your kids to school, you can't have decent housing, you can't actually sustainably feed yourself and yet you're sitting on this resource, So my focus was how do we turn this resource that we sit on, which we don't even value into something that we can actually get jobs out of,”

Conrad Bwalya, Bwando Farms

Conrad Bwalya is the co-founder of Bwando farms with his wife Linda.  Based in Zambia, Bwando Farms was started in 2015 as a small farm that has been transformed into a successful integrated farming business, while also creating financial opportunities for rural Zambians by training local farmers. The goal of Bwando Farms is to be one among the best protein food suppliers that feeds a growing population while continually raising expectations for what good food can do.

Learn about Bwando Farms and support their mission by visiting: https://bwandofarms.com.  

About EML Publishing

EML Publishing is produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, journalists, and laborers who are fighting for a brighter day for everyone, everywhere. Union solidarity forever.

All Links: https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab 

Policies for Universal Prosperity with Daniel Burke - Political Economy Project

Policies for Universal Prosperity with Daniel Burke - Political Economy Project

October 6, 2022

“Look at economics from the standpoint of the ability to increase the potential relative population density the number of people that you can potentially support in a given square kilometer.

“And that's what economics really is about. It's about increasing the power of labor, the power of an individual to do productive work. The way you increase that is through machine tools, through technologies, and you increase it through fundamental breakthroughs in energy.

“You want to go to more intense, higher qualities of fire if you think about it from that perspective. If we go from wood to coal, to oil to fission, which is where we should be, we should be in a fission economy right now, which would be many times more productive than our present economy is. And then fusion, that's where we should be headed. Because at every leap you fundamentally, qualitatively change the power that mankind has over the universe.”

Daniel Burke, Schiller Institute

Daniel Burke ran for U.S. Senate in New Jersey and is with the Schiller Institute, which is organizing to establish a just global economic order ensuring populations are no longer subjected to the horrors of imperialism and geopolitics premised on the anti-entropic development of all nations, and a classical cultural renaissance supporting the creative spirit and potential of all people on this planet, through a dialogue of civilizations that brings forth the best traditions of each culture.

Follow Daniel’s work on Twitter https://twitter.com/Burke4Senate.  

About The Political Economy Project 

The Political Economy Project is seeking to create a blueprint to unify our fellow humans on a common purpose to work together based on a harmony of interests of the human spirit leading to a new cultural and economic renaissance.

The Political Economy Project is an EML Publishing brand produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, and journalists, who are fighting to improve the prosperity of the working class everywhere.

Follow our work on Substack at: https://politicaleconomyproject.substack.com or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PolEconProject

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Climate Change as Class War with Matt Huber - Author and Professor of Geography

Climate Change as Class War with Matt Huber - Author and Professor of Geography

October 4, 2022

“If you do look at the renewable industry today, it's very hostile to unions. They're very hard jobs to organize. They're spread out, they're dispersed, very transient workplaces and so they're very low density unions. And also, renewable energy projects because of the tax credit system in our country, are owned by Wall Street. Some of the wealthiest people in the whole economy are the ones that have financing and stakes in these renewable energy projects. So, renewable energy right now is a very anti-labor, pro-Wall Street kind of regime.”

Matt Huber, Author and Professor of Geography

During this interview, we discuss Matt’s new book, Climate Change as Class War - The climate crisis will take a class struggle to solve. In this book, Matthew T. Huber argues that the carbon-intensive capitalist class must be confronted with its disproportionate effect on the climate. Yet, at present the climate movement is unpopular and rooted in the professional class, where it remains incapable of meeting this dizzying challenge. As an alternative, Huber proposes a climate politics to appeal to the majority—the working class—and he evaluates the Green New Deal as a first attempt to channel working-class material and ecological interests. He advocates building union power in the very energy system that must be transformed. In the end, winning the climate struggle will require an internationalist approach based on planetary working-class solidarity.

You can buy Climate Change as Class War - The climate crisis will take a class struggle to solve from Verso Books. 

About Matt T. Huber

Matthew T. Huber is Professor of Geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is also the author of Lifeblood Lifeblood (2013) that uses oil to retell twentieth-century American political history and finds a deeper and more complex explanation in everyday practices of oil consumption in American culture. 

You can follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/Matthuber78

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About the Labor Solidarity Podcast

The Labor Solidarity Podcast highlights the work of labor leaders while discussing historic struggles and the importance of organizing with the goal of building international labor solidarity. Learn more at: https://www.empathymedialab.com/laborsolidarity/ 

The Labor Solidarity Podcast is a part of the EML Publishing brands and we are a proud member of The Labor Radio Podcast Network. Learn more:  https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab 

#LaborRadioPod

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#UnionStrong

261. Life with Energy Scarcity 101 with Irina Slav - Political Economy Project

261. Life with Energy Scarcity 101 with Irina Slav - Political Economy Project

October 3, 2022

“There's still people on social media who say, ‘You know, we should just shut up and suck it up. We can get through the winter, even if it's a bit colder.’ But it won't be a bit colder. It might end up being a lot colder and there might be energy rationing, which is the worst case scenario. I think it will be a brutal wake up call for those people.”

Irina Slav, Energy Journalist

Irina Slav is an energy journalist who writes about energy, mining, and geopolitics for Oilprice.com with occasional gigs for Seeking Alpha and other news outlets. She also has one of the best Substack columns writing on energy. During this interview, we discussed her essay titled, Life with Energy Scarcity 101 (https://irinaslav.substack.com/p/life-with-energy-scarcity-101).

Follow Irina’s work on Substack (https://irinaslav.substack.com) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/SlavEnergy).

About The Political Economy Project 

The Political Economy Project is seeking to create a blueprint to unify our fellow humans on a common purpose to work together based on a harmony of interests of the human spirit leading to a new cultural and economic renaissance.

The Political Economy Project is an EML Publishing brand produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, and journalists, who are fighting to improve the prosperity of the working class everywhere.

Follow our work on Substack at: https://politicaleconomyproject.substack.com or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PolEconProject

#PoliticalEconomyProject 

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Radical Hamilton - Economic Lessons from a Misunderstood Founder with author Christian Parenti

Radical Hamilton - Economic Lessons from a Misunderstood Founder with author Christian Parenti

October 2, 2022

“Workers increase their standard of living and increase their wages through the class struggle, but there's limits to what that can bear if the economy in which that class struggle is happening isn't growing and isn't producing surplus.”

Christian Parenti

Professor of Political Economy and Author of Radical Hamilton - Economic Lessons from a Misunderstood Founder

Christian Parenti is Associate Professor of Economics at John Jay College, CUNY (City University of New York). His books include “Radical Hamilton: Economic Lessons from a Misunderstood Founder" (Verso 2020), "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence" (2011); "The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq" (2004); "The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror" (2002); and "Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis" (2000/second edition 2008). As a journalist he reported extensively from Afghanistan, Iraq, and various parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America for The Nation, Fortune, The London Review of Books, The New York Times, and other publications.

Learn more at: https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/faculty/christian-parenti.

About Radical Hamilton: Economic Lessons from a Misunderstood Founder

A dramatic re-evaluation of the founding of the United States and the history of capitalism--In retelling the story of the radical Alexander Hamilton, Parenti rewrites the history of early America and the global economy. For much of the twentieth century, Hamilton—sometimes seen as the bad boy of the founding fathers or portrayed as the patron saint of bankers—was out of fashion. In contrast his rival Thomas Jefferson, the patrician democrat and slave owner who feared government overreach, was claimed by all. But more recently, Hamilton has become a subject of serious interest again.

He was a contradictory mix: a tough soldier, austere workaholic, exacting bureaucrat, sexual libertine, glory-obsessed romantic with suicidal tendencies—and pioneer of industrialisation. As Parenti argues, we have yet to fully appreciate Hamilton as the primary architect of American capitalism and the developmental state. In exploring his life and work, Parenti rediscovers this gadfly as a pathbreaking political thinker and institution builder. In this vivid portrait, Hamilton emerges as a singularly important historical figure: a thinker and politico who laid the foundation for America’s ascent to global supremacy and mass industrialization—for better or worse.

You can buy Radical Hamilton: Economic Lessons from a Misunderstood Founder from your favorite bookseller.

About The Political Economy Project 

The Political Economy Project is creating a blueprint seeking to unify our fellow humans on a common purpose to work together and create a new cultural and economic renaissance based on the harmony of interests of the human spirit. 

The Political Economy Project is an EML Publishing brand produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, and journalists, who are fighting to improve the prosperity of the working class everywhere.

Follow our work on Substack at: https://politicaleconomyproject.substack.com or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PolEconProject.  

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Body.Electric. Is a Science Fiction Anthology Series by Patrick Hale - Artist Works

Body.Electric. Is a Science Fiction Anthology Series by Patrick Hale - Artist Works

October 1, 2022

“You could basically do anything. And so I took that one step further and I was like, okay, let me make a movie on my own or at least get it as far as I can get it, without a huge production crew. And so, that's been a labor of love.” 

Patrick Hale, Author, Director, and Producer of Body.Electric.

Body. Electric. is a genre-spanning anthology series that examines humanity's best and worst instincts as we explore the universe and discover, and create, new forms of intelligence.

Set in the distant future, Body. Electric. depicts the multi-generational fallout following the creation of the worldʻs first space elevator, an industrial supply pipeline, created by United Adams Corporation, to support exploration and mining off-world.

A world-weary detective ordered to retrieve an escaped synthetic humanoid must unravel a web of lies, and learn what it really means to be human, before it is too late.​

Learn more at https://www.bodyelectricseries.com/about

About Patrick Hale

Patrick Hale is an award-winning commercial and short film director based in Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC. He brings his love of world-building and innovative production design to help clients tell cinematic stories that connect with diverse audiences and move people to action. 

Patrick is the lead filmmaker and producer behind Rooks Productions. Previously, he built and ran the in-house studio for American Councils for International Education, and held a number of roles at Discovery, Inc. and Discovery Studios. 

Learn More about Body.Electric.

Learn more about Patrick’s work at:

About EMLab’s Artist Works

Artist Works is an EMLab brand that explores the labor, concepts, and inspiration behind the artists illuminating and shaping our world. 

EMLab is produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, and journalists, and laborers who are fighting for a brighter day for everyone, everywhere. Union solidarity forever.

All Links: https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab 

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Unionizing Apple Stores with Billy Jarboe AppleCore Union Member and Organizer

Unionizing Apple Stores with Billy Jarboe AppleCore Union Member and Organizer

September 15, 2022

“Depoliticize it, cuz it's not about that. If there is a chance to utilize these rights to create better conditions and don't worry about the dues part of it because you'll get to see the contract and do the math. If the dues are worth it, sign the contract, right? If they aren't, you don't have to sign for it. As long as the workers are on the same page.”

Billy Jarboe, AppleCore Member and Organizer

In June 2022, ​​more than 100 Apple store employees in Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Their union is called the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (or AppleCORE) and they have joined the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). AppleCORE and IAM sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook in May 2022 informing him of the decision to organize their union, listing “access to rights we do not currently have” as a driving reason for the move, which has strong support from a majority of the workers.

According to Apple CORE’s statement, “Apple workers across the country are joining together to help the company live up to its values…Our commitment remains enriching lives by providing customers the best service possible. It’s time Apple and our managers acknowledge that commitment by respecting our rights and sitting down with us to negotiate over the issues that matter to us – scheduling, professional development and more. Joining together in union will provide us more power to make Apple better!”

EML Publishing had the opportunity to interview Billy Jarboe who is a member of AppleCORE and a key organizer at the Apple store in Towson where he has worked over a decade.

During this interview, we discussed:

  • Why employees wanted to organize a union at the Apple store;
  • How organizing began and why people should care, especially those who have never been in a union;
  • Where AppleCore is at in organizing for a contract;
  • Labor restlessness in other Apple stores;
  • Thoughts and lessons learned for others who may want to unionize their workplace; and
  • How people can support the AppleCore efforts.

You can learn more about AppleCore at their website (https://acoreunion.org/ and follow them on Twitter (https://twitter.com/acoreunion) and instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acoreunion/). 

And you can follow Billy’s band Samskara on instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/samskaraband/

Union Solidarity Forever.

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About the Labor Solidarity Podcast

The Labor Solidarity Podcast highlights the work of labor leaders while discussing historic struggles and the importance of organizing with the goal of building international labor solidarity. Learn more at: https://www.empathymedialab.com/laborsolidarity

The Labor Solidarity Podcast is a part of the EML Publishing brands and we are a proud member of The Labor Radio Podcast Network. Learn more:  https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab 

#LaborRadioPod

#1U

#UnionStrong

#AppleCore

America’s Fight for Universal Progress from Franklin to Kennedy with Author and Historian Anton Chaitkin

America’s Fight for Universal Progress from Franklin to Kennedy with Author and Historian Anton Chaitkin

September 14, 2022

“Power is a good thing for people to have. It can be misused by ugly cliques who take over governments or who exercise some coercion on people or make people degrade themselves and help them to do that. But power in history is what we're aiming for, the power of human beings to do good.”

Anton Chaitkin

Historian and Author of Who We Are: America's Fight for Universal Progress, from Franklin to Kennedy: Volume I - 1750s to 1850s

Anton Chaitkin is a historian and author and we discuss his newest book Who We Are: America's Fight for Universal Progress, from Franklin to Kennedy: Volume I - 1750s to 1850s, which provides a new understanding of the industrial revolution and the strategic context for America’s founding.

Anton Chaitkin has been an activist since his childhood in the 1950s. In the early 1930s, his father, Jacob Chaitkin, a pro-Franklin Roosevelt lawyer, had blocked some of the Wall Street financial arrangements with Hitler, and was legal counsel for the American Jewish Congress boycott against Germany. Anton grew up committed to justice, with a strong sense of the realities of power politics. 

Chaitkin has provided original historical analysis of  American history, in hundreds of articles and in two books, Treason in America, from Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman -- a 600-page unveiling of the Eastern Establishment as the tory-British-racist-imperialist faction -- and George Bush, the Unauthorized Biography

Learn more at: https://www.antonchaitkin.com.

About Who We Are: America's Fight for Universal Progress, from Franklin to Kennedy: Volume I - 1750s to 1850s

A half century ago, the Anglo-American Establishment reversed the policies that made America rich, powerful, and humane. They erased our former way of thinking from public memory. They took away from us our original national mission: gaining scientific control over nature to uplift mankind. They falsely inserted their own goal – power for the few over the many – into our history, so that no remedy from our real heritage seemed possible.

This explosive book by the masterful investigative historian, Anton Chaitkin, restores that stolen American legacy.  The secret to modern history is that all the great breakthroughs in technology were deliberate projects for the improvement of humanity. Chaitkin takes you behind the scenes, to see the two sides struggling to control American policy: nationalist statesmen and industrial innovators, versus the British empire, Wall Street and the southern slave owners.

Book content include: 

  • Benjamin Franklin guides his friends in England who develop the steam engine, canals and steelmaking -- and discover bio-chemical laws of nature.
  • Lord Shelburne’s British Intelligence system acts to prevent other countries from acquiring the new technical powers, by fake insurrections and the “free trade” dogma.   
  • Franklin and his close allies guide America’s revolt against the empire, write the Constitution, and strategize for a strong industrial nation-state.
  • Thomas Jefferson betrays his ideals, joins the enemy Shelburne apparatus, defends southern slavery and British interests, and sabotages Alexander Hamilton’s founding development program.
  • The British turn the French Revolution to anarchy and mass bloodshed -- the first documented account of that regime-change intervention.
  • America’s founding program is blocked, until a new generation of nationalist leaders fight the British again and start industrialization.
  • Acting as a team in government and the military, an idealistic core group builds U.S. canals, coal and iron industries, and railroads . They bring on modern times, and actively aid other countries’ industrial progress -- all this against the violent opposition of the Anglo-American imperial interest.

Volume 1 takes us to the Civil War. Volume 2 (planned for 2022-3) carries the story of progress, versus empire, from Abraham Lincoln to John F. Kennedy. 

You can buy Who We Are: America's Fight for Universal Progress, from Franklin to Kennedy: Volume I - 1750s to 1850s on Amazon. 

About The Political Economy Project 

The Political Economy Project is creating a blueprint seeking to unify our fellow humans to work together and create a new renaissance and a harmony of interests of the human spirit.

The Political Economy Project is an EML Publishing brand produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, and journalists, who are fighting to improve the prosperity of the working class.

Follow our work on Substack at: https://politicaleconomyproject.substack.com/.

Creative Recycling with Zsameria of SwapDC

Creative Recycling with Zsameria of SwapDC

September 10, 2022

“Our world is really all we got. This planet, at least right now, this planet Earth. So I'm like, I'm just trying to have the power within my community, build, breathe and do more with our imagination to create, you know, to be intentional with that, and Swap DC is a part of that.”

Zsameria, Founder of SwapDC

Last month, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Zsameria to discuss SwapDC, which is a creative recycling event in Washington, DC that fosters a fun and diverse community around swapping for residents who want to reduce, reuse and live a more sustainable lifestyle.

SwapDC aims to bring awareness to the consequences of consumerism on our environment and our culture. Since its debut in 2015, SwapDC has successfully recycled over 5 tons of clothing and donated even more to local shelters, that’s over 10,000 lbs.

Taking the “POP UP” approach, SwapDC has been cited all over the DC area hosting collaborations with local businesses such as Marvin’s, Black Cat and Pen Arts Building.  This also includes, yet is not limited to, various nonprofit and national organizations such as Martha’s Table, DPR, The DC Sustainable Fashion Collective and DC’s Art All Night.

Learn more at https://swapdc.com.

And follow SwapDC’s social media:

And you can follow Zsameria’s work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/zsameria.

About EML Studio 

 

EML Studio is based in Riverdale, Maryland just outside Washington, D.C. We are a podcast space, music recording studio, and we host live stream events. Learn more at: https://www.empathymedialab.com/emlstudio

 

EML Studio is produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, and journalists, and laborers who are fighting for a brighter day for everyone, everywhere. Union solidarity forever.

 

All Links: https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab

THANK A UNION - Cecil Roberts  President United Mine Workers of America - Battle of Blair Mountain

THANK A UNION - Cecil Roberts President United Mine Workers of America - Battle of Blair Mountain

September 3, 2022
"When you see all these people with a social security check, you think that fell out of the sky? Thank a union!"
 
Cecil Roberts is a miner and president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). This was recorded in Sharples, West Virginia during Labor Day 2021 in celebration of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain.
 
The full audio documentary can be found here:
 
Speech (edited)
 
This is a significant place in the history of the United Mine Workers.
Why did you never hear about this march?
Because working class history is just never taught to the degree it should be.
We are bound and determined that the history of our forefathers will not be taken away from us by any rich person, any government, whether it be state or federal.
Those marchers created the working class, they created the middle class, giving people a voice at what? An ability to stand up and fight back.
That's why people, whenever they take labor day off, tell em' thank a union.
When you see all these people with a social security check, you think that fell out of the sky?
Thank a union.
If you've got a Medicare card in your pocket, you should what?
If indeed you get a pension and I don't care where you work, you should do what?
If you've got a safe place to work, you should?
If you've got a job that allows you to live in a middle class, you should?
If you've got equal rights as a woman, you should?
If you've got equal rights because you belong to a union and a person of color, you know where that came around you should?
If you got anything good in your life and you work for a living, you should?
It's all of you working together, standing together. Thank you. And God bless you.
 
About the Labor Solidarity Podcast
 
The Labor Solidarity Podcast highlights the work of labor leaders while discussing historic struggles and the importance of organizing with the goal of building international labor solidarity. The Labor Podcast is hosted by Elise Bryant and Evan Papp.
 
Learn more at: https://www.empathymedialab.com/laborsolidarity
 
The Labor Solidarity Podcast is an EML Publishing production and we are a proud member of The Labor Radio Podcast Network. Learn more: https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab
 
 
Fighting for a Better Future with Labor Journalist Hamilton Nolan - Labor Solidarity Podcast

Fighting for a Better Future with Labor Journalist Hamilton Nolan - Labor Solidarity Podcast

August 23, 2022

“Thousands of journalists across the country have been through their own union drives in the past five years or so. And it changes people…I mean, it obviously educates people and opens their eyes to how important labor is. And also you have people who are going through their own union busting campaigns. They're going through having to negotiate contracts with their own boss. And so it really has elevated the profile of unions in the news.”

Hamilton Nolan

American Labor Journalist

Hamilton Nolan is an American journalist who writes on labor and politics in The Guardian (@Guardian), In These Times (@InTheseTimesMag), and the Columbia Journalism Review (@CJR). He previously wrote for Gawker and was part of the organizing efforts to win unionization. He is also writing his first book titled, Year of the Hammer that will be published in early 2024 by Hachette Books (hachettebooks.com).

We discuss: 

  • How Hamilton got interested in organized labor;

You can follow his work on Twitter at https://twitter.com/hamiltonnolan.

Union Solidarity Forever.

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About the Labor Solidarity Podcast

The Labor Solidarity Podcast highlights the work of labor leaders while discussing historic struggles and the importance of organizing with the goal of building international labor solidarity. The Labor Podcast is hosted by Elise Bryant and Evan Papp. 

Learn more at: https://www.empathymedialab.com/laborsolidarity

The Labor Solidarity Podcast is an EML Publishing production and we are a proud member of The Labor Radio Podcast Network. Learn more:  https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab 

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Luke Rockhold on Healthcare and UFC Fighter Pay

Luke Rockhold on Healthcare and UFC Fighter Pay

August 19, 2022

"And if you let these motherf*****s think that they have that leverage, it's only gonna grow above you. So it's just people understanding their worth."

Luke Rockhold is an American professional mixed martial artist (MMA). Rockhold is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he competes in the Light Heavyweight division. Rockhold is a former UFC Middleweight Champion.

The UFC is notorious for being anti-union. Based on records made available through an ongoing class action lawsuit from numerous ex-UFC fighters, the promotion has approximately paid out 16 to 20 percent of the revenue to the athletes. Most other major sports leagues — including the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball — pay out around 50 percent of the revenue to the athletes. (source)

Nearly 80 percent of MMA athletes said they would be in favor of organizing a union (source). 

Kobe Bryant even suggested the UFC should have a union. In May of 2017 Bryant was invited to speak to UFC fighters at an athlete’s retreat and was asked by labor organizer and featherweight contender Leslie Smith about the importance of collective bargaining and labor unions to NBA athletes like him. 

Kobe answered as follows:

​“Even us as players, where we have our union meetings and things of that nature, we’re normally at each other’s throats competing against each other. But we understand completely that a rising tide raises all boats,” Bryant continued. “When you guys have this unity and you guys are operating together on the same page together, it does nothing but simply fortify the sport, make the sport better. Not just for the present, but also for future generations that are coming. So, it’s extremely important.” (source).

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Edited Transcript of Luke Rockhold’s Press Conference for UFC 278 on August 17, 2022. 

(Full video here)

(Question) 

Over the past few weeks you've been very vocal about fighter to pay. Do you worry that maybe the promotion will sort of be rooting against you if you continue to talk out about that subject?

Root against me for what? What are they gonna do?

I mean, root against me, go for it, do your thing, dude, I'm here to fight.

I'm not saying anything that's not real.

Everything I'm saying is justified and truthful.

Just because like, I should be in a position of power before I say this shit? Fuck off, I got nothing to lose. I don't need this business.

I love the fighting and I'm here to fight the best motherfuckers and this happens to be the place where it's done, you know?

They need to grow this whole fucking thing needs to grow together.

Our lives are on the fucking line.

Healthcare needs to be taken care of, our fucking health needs to be taken care of.

Mine has not been taken care of, you know what I mean? 

Like, yeah, this is business, every business is like this, it's about leverage, it's a game of leverage and life.

And it's about fucking, always keeping the upper hand.

It's it's not just here, it's everywhere.

And if you let these motherfuckers think that they have that leverage, it's only gonna grow above you. So it's just people understanding their worth.

(Question) 

And when you say your health hasn't been taken care of, can you elaborate on that?

I don't, I don't need to, I mean, it's just, it. things should be easier. You know what I mean?

Insurance should be fucking year round.

The giant is growing and it's like, there's one thing that should be fucking paramount is these fighters health, you know?

It's fucking our lives and our bodies are on the line every fucking time I step into that cage, and if we're not fucking protected, it's like, fuck, come on, wake up.

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About the Labor Solidarity Podcast

The Labor Solidarity Podcast highlights the work of labor leaders while discussing historic struggles and the importance of organizing with the goal of building international labor solidarity. The Labor Podcast is hosted by Elise Bryant and Evan Papp. 

Learn more at: https://www.empathymedialab.com/laborsolidarity

The Labor Solidarity Podcast is an Empathy Media Lab production and we are a proud member of The Labor Radio Podcast Network. Learn more:  https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab 

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West Virginia Mine Wars Museum with Barbara Ellen Smith

West Virginia Mine Wars Museum with Barbara Ellen Smith

August 12, 2022

“One coal operator quite explicitly said that you need a judicious mixture of white mountaineers, black workers from the Jim Crow south, and immigrant workers in order to maintain division. So the effort was very intentional to divide workers along the lines of immigration status, language, and race..”

Barbara Ellen Smith, Professor Emerita of Virginia Tech

Board member of the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum is at the site of a historic battle which erupted in May of 1920, setting into motion a chain of events that led to the largest armed uprising in the United States since the civil war, and offers the largest exhibition of Mine Wars history anywhere in the United States.

It is a people's history museum based in Matewan, WV, where they tell the story of the deadly, decades-long labor struggle between coal miners seeking unionization and the powerful industrialists who opposed them in the early 20th century. 

The museum seeks to ensure this history doesn’t miss another generation, but will instead inspire new ones. You can stay connected and keep up-to-date on Museum happenings on their social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) or their e-newsletter (sign up for updates here).

Learn more about the museum, become a member, and plan a visit: https://wvminewars.org 

Barbara Ellen Smith is an American author, activist, and educator. In 2017 she was named professor emerita of Virginia Tech. Barbara is known for her involvement and writing about social justice in Appalachia, particularly the black lung movement and advocacy for coal miners. Barbara is also a board member of the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum and Chair of the Museum Fundraising Committee.

About the Labor Solidarity Podcast

The Labor Solidarity Podcast highlights the work of labor leaders, organizers, and labor journalists  while discussing historic struggles and the importance of organizing with the goal of building international labor solidarity. Learn more at: https://www.empathymedialab.com/laborsolidarity

The Labor Solidarity Podcast is an EMLab production and we are a proud member of The Labor Radio Podcast Network. All links: https://wlo.link/@empathymedialab 

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”We choose to go to the Moon” - JFK on Space Exploration

”We choose to go to the Moon” - JFK on Space Exploration

August 4, 2022

“That goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills…And new hopes for knowledge and peace are there.”

"We choose to go to the Moon", officially titled the Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Effort, is a September 12, 1962, speech by United States President John F. Kennedy to further inform the public about his plan to land a man on the Moon before 1970. Kennedy gave the speech, largely written by presidential advisor and speechwriter Ted Sorensen, to a large crowd at Rice University Stadium in Houston, Texas. (wikipedia

#nasa #universe #astronomy #science #cosmos #exo #chen #chanyeol #lay #sehun #urdesa #guayaquil #alborada #ceibos #samborondon #moon #art #physics #galaxy #stars #weareone #kyungsoo #memeexo #exo_sc #fyikorea #mars #astrophysics #astrophotography #kokobop #planets

Lynne Hancock - Nuclear Times Newsletter of the United Steel Workers

Lynne Hancock - Nuclear Times Newsletter of the United Steel Workers

August 3, 2022

“We needed something for our nuclear workers because we have so many sectors at the United Steel Workers…So I decided to start this newsletter [Nuclear Times] because our Atomic Energy Workers Council is incredible. Those folks know more about their plants than a lot of the contractor management does because they've been there for years.”

Lynn Hancock is part of the United Steel Workers (USW) Communications Department and helped found the Nuclear Times newsletter and administers the USW Atomic Workers Facebook page.

The USW Atomic Energy Workers Council consists of presidents and vice presidents from all USW local unions that have contracts with the Department Of Energy across the nation.

Learn more at: https://www.usw.org/union/mission/industries/atomic.

Also, I want to note a correction around six minutes and thirty seconds in which I misstated that the amount of energy in one uranium fuel pellet is equal to two tons of coal and 200 hundred gallons of oil. The correct equivalent of one uranium fuel pellet is one ton of coal, 149 gallons of oil, or 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas.

About The Political Economy Project 

The Political Economy Project is creating a blueprint seeking to unify our fellow humans to work together and create a new renaissance and a harmony of interests of the human spirit.

The Political Economy Project is an EMLab brand produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, and journalists, who are fighting to improve the prosperity of the working class.

Follow our work on Substack at: https://politicaleconomyproject.substack.com/

#UnitedSteelWorkers #1U #LaborRadioPod #UnionStrong #nuclear #nuclearenergy #atomicenergy #greennewdeal #greennucleardeal #powergrid #power #electricalengineering #engineering #energy #electricity #powerlines #renewableenergy #electrical #substation #nuclear #solarenergy #powerdistribution #smartgrid #powerplant #cleanenergy #powersystems #gogreen #solar #esg #wind #ee #electricgrid #electric #infrastructure #microgrid #transmissionlines #gate #greenenergy #climatechange

Jim Key President Atomic Energy Workers Council United Steel Workers

Jim Key President Atomic Energy Workers Council United Steel Workers

August 2, 2022

“These [nuclear energy jobs] provided good family sustaining wages with good benefits. And a lot of people put their kids through college, bought a home, paid it off and during the sixties, through the eighties, it was one of highest paying jobs in the regions where these [nuclear] plants are located.”

Jim Key President Atomic Energy Workers Council 

Jim Key is the President of the United Steel Workers (USW) Atomic Energy Workers Council (AEWC) and former Vice President At Large of USW Local 8-550, which represents the highly skilled, well trained workers at the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Paducah Federal Enclave Site Reservation in Kentucky.

The United Steelworkers Atomic Energy Workers Council consists of presidents and vice presidents from all United Steel Workers local unions that have contracts with DOE across the nation.

Learn more at: https://www.usw.org/union/mission/industries/atomic.

During this conversation we discuss:

  • The United Steelworkers Atomic Energy Workers Council;
  • How the nuclear energy economy supports high skilled, high wage union jobs;
  • The 2019 conference in Turkey that brought together nuclear workers building union power;
  • The need to reindustrialize our nuclear energy sector and restart nuclear processing and recycling; and 
  • The future of union led nuclear energy in America.

About The Political Economy Project 

The Political Economy Project is creating a blueprint seeking to unify our fellow humans to work together and create a new renaissance and a harmony of interests of the human spirit.

The Political Economy Project is an EMLab brand produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, and journalists, who are fighting to improve the prosperity of the working class.

Follow our work on Substack at: https://politicaleconomyproject.substack.com/

#UnitedSteelWorkers #1U #LaborRadioPod #UnionStrong #nuclear #nuclearenergy #atomicenergy #greennewdeal #greennucleardeal #powergrid #power #electricalengineering #engineering #energy #electricity #powerlines #renewableenergy #electrical #substation #nuclear #solarenergy #powerdistribution #smartgrid #powerplant #cleanenergy #powersystems #gogreen #solar #esg #wind #ee #electricgrid #electric #infrastructure #microgrid #transmissionlines #gate #greenenergy #climatechange

Michael Gene Sullivan of the San Francisco Mime Troupe - Artist Works

Michael Gene Sullivan of the San Francisco Mime Troupe - Artist Works

July 29, 2022

“Being an artist is a constant chase. But most importantly, never sell out. Because once you sell your soul, you can never get it back.”

Michael Gene Sullivan is an actor, writer, director, blogger, and teacher committed to developing theater of social and economic justice, of political self-determination, and, of course, musical comedy. Michael is also a Collective Member and Resident Director of the Tony and OBIE award-winning, always revolutionary, and never, ever silent San Francisco Mime Troupe, where he has written, acted in, and/or directed over thirty plays.

Playwright's Foundation, and was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Djerassi Arts Center, and in 2022 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

About the San Francisco Mime Troupe

The mission of the San Francisco Mime Troupe is to create and produce theater that presents a working-class analysis of the events that shape our society, that exposes social and economic injustice, that demands revolutionary change on behalf of working people, and to present this analysis before the broadest possible audience with artistry and humor.

The collective of the San Francisco Mime Troupe exists not only to create this activist art but also to embody our ideals of combating the fragmentation of the working class: we are a democratically run, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-cultural, gender-balanced theater of social justice that by its very existence sustains a vision of community governance of, by, and for the people.

Learn More about the San Francisco Mime Troupe

Learn more about Michael’s work at:

About EMLab’s Artist Works

Artist Works is an EMLab brand that explores the labor, concepts, and inspiration behind the artists illuminating and shaping our world. 

EMLab is produced by Evan Matthew Papp and we are a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, artists, historians, and journalists, and laborers who are fighting for a brighter day for everyone, everywhere. Union solidarity forever.

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