Comments: Mad Town Solidarity and the Employee Free Choice Act

Great idea! A better moment to make that fight is not going to arrive.

Speaking of Wisconsin, our genial host got a shout-out for picking up on Scott Walker's NYT love in the call with "David Koch" from Jason Linkins in a scathing roundup of the NYT's egregiously wretched approach to the story. It ends this way:

The New York Times thinks the best use of their resources is to have their labor reporter on the pizza delivery beat while the publisher's son learns on the job, to the lasting delight of Scott Walker.
Posted by Nell at March 2, 2011 10:17 PM

And wrt the Egyptian connection, anyone who's interested in keeping up with Egyptian workers will want to read Hossam el-Halamawy. He's an excellent photographer as well as an activist journalist, and regularly posts links to his flickr images. He's documenting the strikes and labor actions all over Egypt. Probably easier for non-Arabic speakers to follow him by way of his twitter stream (3arabawy), which regularly links to his blog posts.

Here's a new, longer piece of his writing: Egypt's Revolution Has Been Ten Years in the Making

Posted by Nell at March 2, 2011 10:49 PM

Also with respect to North Frica and the Middle East - Wadah Khanfar, the head of Al Jazeera talks about the global and crucial momentousness of what is happening in that part of the world. So rarely I feel do we have a chance to be cautiously optimistic, let alone celebrate current affairs.

http://www.ted.com/talks/wadah_khanfar_a_historic_moment_in_the_arab_world.html

Posted by Anthony Durity at March 3, 2011 03:45 AM