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Soundstrike Podcasts: A Platform for Musicians to Take a Stand

There’s much to be said about the connection of immigration reform to uplifting the lives of all workers. Sound Strike is a coalition of Artists that have committed to supporting the International Boycott of Arizona in the wake of the … Continue reading

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2011 Workers’ Voice Awards Nominations, Part 1 Announced

Demonstrating its commitment to encouraging and promoting entertainment and art that reflect work, workers, and their issues, PopWork USA announced its list of nominees for Best Films, TV Shows, and Art Displays this week.Among feature films, those under consideration for … Continue reading

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“Music While You Work” Gets Turned on its Head

Time was when, in order to keep factory workers in the UK humming along (and perhaps take their minds off doing those terrible things like watching the clock, taking note of health and safety issues, or, gasp, signing a petition … Continue reading

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“Horrible Bosses” Gets People Talking and Blogging

The impact of popular culture on workers’ lives shows again with the release of the film “Horrible Bosses” While the film itself, as a film, is so-so (with a Metascore of 57), it spurred numerous write-ups, articles and blogs about … Continue reading

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Where is the new “New Dance Group” ? Part 1

We’re uncovering/rediscovering new information about this dance company that fused workers’ values and dance seamlessly and paving the way for many modern dance legends we know today. It was established in 1932 by a group of artists and choreographers dedicated … Continue reading

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Writer of Book on Work Picks His Five Fave Books on Work

We found this great article by Matthew Crawford, author of our very own 2010 Worker’s Voice Award for Best Book “Shopcraft as Soul Class” that ran in the Wall Street Journal. In it, this writer who likes to write about … Continue reading

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Levi’s builds on its “Workers” promo effort

Having jumped off a series of commercials for the last two years in which the small town working person ethic gets mixed with notions of artistic craftsmanship — both worlds of which need and wear Levi’s jeans and jackets and … Continue reading

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“Twilight” director makes “A Better Life”: a story about immigration, work, love and family

This is a great story from a major studio that will stoke conversation about immigration reform and the struggles of immigrant families shot entirely in LA. At a time when everything from ICE raids to Dream Act legislation is frontpage … Continue reading

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Linda Lowen riffs on Reality TV and women

“I watch these shows because they bear watching. They aid me in understanding women’s issues in the larger context of what the media is spoon-feeding tweens, teens and twentysomethings. They also reveal how far and how low some producers and … Continue reading

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Spike Lee’s “If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise”

See this blog by George Alexander reviewing the latest Spike Lee joint, a follow-up to “When the Levee’s Broke”. Spike returns to New Orleans and tell some stories of the Big Uneasy. See the blog about it right here.And see … Continue reading

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