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NOTE: PopWork USA is on a break. Like all hard workers(well, most with good laws in place), we’re taking a well-deserved vacation for a period of time. But feel free to rummage through our past posts and archives for ideas, resources and inspiration.

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Outdoor Video Projection Amplifies Home Care Workers Voices in Sacramento, “Virtually Tagging” the State Capitol

Dear Leaders for the People: a Video Letter from SEIU UHW on Vimeo. As part of a 10 Day of escalation by home care workers, seniors and the disabled to fight proposed cuts to CA’s in-home care services program, an … Continue reading

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Mike Daisey’s performance exposing China factory worklife finds another more accessible platform

The talk about this performance just keeps piling up. Featured today in cover story for CBS Sunday Morning show here,  Having started at Berkeley Rep and then Washington’s Wooly Mammoth, monologist Mike Daisey’s brilliant, funny, disturbing report on working conditions in … Continue reading

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@Sundance: More Champagne with your Justice, sir?

One struggle (of sorts) for those in the pop culture world these days (well, wealthy celebs anyway) is how best to carry themselves in the context of being progressive and for economic justice in the midst of a down economy. … Continue reading

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Occupy Sound! Vol 2 – The Playlist

Thanks again for everyone’s ideas. To hear it just go here.  And be on the lookout for Volume 3: The Originals, all from new, emerging artists inspired by the Occupy movement, freshly written and recorded songs.  Here is the playlist … Continue reading

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Occupy Sound! Vol 2 is out. It goes boom-boom.

This is a follow-up to the successful PopWork USA/Rebuild the Dream collabo project featuring songs of struggle and beats that let you can get your march or rally on properly. This volume includes suggestions by online listeners and participants on the Rebuild the Dream website. From Steve Earle to the Temptations, Black Flag to Phil Ochs, M.IA. to N.E.R.D (see full playlist at www.popwork.org). For those of you with original songs or recent songs inspired by OWS, send in those MP3s! Send to popworkusa@gmail.com. One special podcast soon will featur Continue reading

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2011 Workers Voice Awards Announced!

PopWork USA is proud to bestow its 2011 Workers Voice Awards to an impressive array of artists and entertainers and their products whose efforts show work vividly. Based on a survey of people in the arts, entertainment, union, and working … Continue reading

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“Keep Wall Street Occupied” video among the cleverest so far

Tons of “Occupy Wall Street” videos are in motion these days, from raw documentation of activism and sometimes police violence to speeches and rants by various icons and then there’s the few, the bold, the cheeky.  Here’s one nod to … Continue reading

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Occupy Sound! Music for the Movement

Occupy Sound is presented by PopWork USA and Rebuild the Dream as an offering to the 99% who need a beat when they march or lyric to speak to their struggle or hopes.  Compiled by PopWork USA Blog Editor Wyatt … Continue reading

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The Streets Are Alright: Actor Mark Ruffalo Goes to Occupy Wall Street and Frames it Just Right

We’re just going to let this one speak for itself because he lays it out so well. If only more Oscar-nominated actors (or other high-profile celeb awardees of anything for that matter) were willing to stick their necks out and … Continue reading

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