The Real Story of Baseball’s Integration That You Won’t See in 42

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Peter Dreier: The new film ignores the broad-based movement that helped make Jackie Robinson’s arrival in baseball possible, as well as the first black major-leaguer’s own activism.

Occupy Sandy Builds on Longstanding Progressive Tradition

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Mark Naison: The Occupy Movement is making a turn to communal action and mutual aid that the most effective radical organizations in American history all employed at key points in their history.

Save Our Schools and Vietnam War Protests

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Mark Naison: Within three or four years, revolt against testing and privatization may well cripple many school systems.

Useful Examples for Occupy from the Great Depression

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Mark Naison: The “grunt work” of organizing Depression Era protests — at least until 1936 — was done by radicals who for the most part eschewed, or de emphasized electoral politics.

50 Million Will March

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Brent Budowsky: I believe that the first big winner of the 2012 campaign is the Occupy Wall Street movement, whether or not it participates in electoral politics.

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