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  • Dan Tsang
    Irvine -- Celebrate international workers solidarity today on May Day 2001! Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, features an interview with labor
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2001
      Irvine -- Celebrate international workers' solidarity today on May Day
      2001! Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, features an interview
      with labor historian Dana Frank, a UC Santa Cruz professor currently the
      Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon. We
      also bring you a National Radio Project "Making Contact" special on Class
      Action: The Meaning of May Day. Subversity airs from 4-5 p.m. on KUCI,
      88.9 fm in Orange County, Calif., and on the Web at kuci.org.

      Frank talks about the anarchist roots of May Day, the unionization of
      workers in Nepal and Indonesia, the history of old-time union support for
      American imperialism, and the anti-Chinese backlash from the U.S. spy
      plane incident. She also discusses labor solidarity across borders and
      contrasts it with the Bush Administration's "internationalism". She
      discusses also the views of anarchists today toward unions.

      Frank was a panelist last Thursday at UCI's Labor Studies conference. She
      is the author of Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the
      Seattle Labor Movement, 1919-1929 (1994) and of Buy American : The Untold
      Story Of Economic Nationalism (1999). Her forthcoming book is Three
      Strikes, written with people's historian Howard Zinn and Robin D. G.
      Kelly; she focuses on the 1937 Woolworth strike in Detroit where the
      workers won all their demands.

      Here's the Making Contact description of "Class Action":

      In 1886 in the United States there were more than
      1400 strikes involving half-a-million workers. It was
      a time of intense organizing for workers rights.
      Events of that year gave rise to the annual May
      Day. On this program we take a look at the history
      of May Day, its relevance today, and how workers
      are organizing across borders and cultural lines to
      promote solidarity.

      image: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of
      America. Click on photo for more information


      Howard Zinn, Boston University Professor
      Emeritus and author of A People's History of the
      United States
      Ajamu Dillahunt, Black Workers for Justice
      Alyce Gawdy Wright, North Carolina
      Occupational Health and Safety Project
      Armando Carbajal, Latino Workers Association
      of North Carolina
      Maria Isabel Garcia Lopez, worker in Duro
      factory, Mexico
      Martha Ojeda, Coalition for Justice in the
      Daisy Pitkin, Campaign for Labor Rights

      URL: Dana Frank to hold prestigious Oregon post:

      National Radio Project

      Local anarchists are also planning a May Day action starting 3 p.m. in Los
      Angeles; for more info., see http://www.angelfire.com/ca7/cac2001 or call
      323-402-1223 ex. 1484). The site gives a short history of May Day.

      In addition: "A Call for Legalization: March and Cultural Performances"
      will take palce at 6 p.m. with a march at Wilshire Blvd. and Vermont Ave.
      (MTA Station) in Los Angeles. The rally will be at MacArthur
      Park, sponsored by a multi-ethnic Immigrant Worker Organizing Network,
      MIWON (CHIRLA, KIWA, PWC). Info.: 213 353-1781 or 213 738-9050.

      On Friday, Alternative News features an interview with Florida farmworkers
      who pick tomatoes etc. for Taco Bell, whose corporate headquarters is in
      Irvine. Alternative News airs 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm, and is Web cast
      simultaneously on kuci.org.

      Next week, KUCI begins its fund drive. Thank you for your listening

      Daniel C. Tsang
      Host, Subversity, now Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
      Host, Alternative News, now Fridays, 5-6 p.m.
      KUCI, 88.9 FM and Web-cast live
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      E-mail: dtsang@...
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