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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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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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“Sing Your Song” A Man. A Voice. A Movement.

Harry Belafonte gave his voice to the civil rights movement and out of that collaboration, the true artistry of Mr. Belafonte grew. To this day, he continues to seek out injustices and speak truth to power. HBO premiered a documentary … 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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When Ports of this Nation Are Not Right, Dance!

Creative protestors and pranksters teamed up to stage the Battle in Seattle 2011 during the 100th American Association of Port Authorities convention to peacefully disrupt business-as-usual bureaucrats from their not-so-best practices workshops. Together these environmental, labor, community and justice-seeking clergy … Continue reading

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Blogs Going In-Depth About Worker Voice Awards Noms

PopWork USA blog editor Wyatt Closs goes into detail on describing some of the categories nominations.  A recent piece about the Arts nominees can be seen here    and more detailed descriptions about all of the best films about work and … Continue reading

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