[Subv] Celebrate May Day on Radio!
- 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
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
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
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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