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US Workers Were Once Massacred Fighting for the Protections Being Rolled Back Today:

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado National Guard and a private militia employed by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company (CF&I) opened fire on a tent camp of striking coal miners at Ludlow, Colo. At least 19 people died in the camp that day, mostly women and children.

A century later, the bloody incident might seem a relic of the distant past, but the Ludlow Massacre retains a powerful, disturbing and growing relevance to the present. After a century of struggling against powerful interests to make American workplaces safer and corporations responsive to their employees, the US is rapidly returning to the conditions of rampant exploitation that contributed to Ludlow.

Corporations HAVE ALWAYS and WILL ALWAYS be against the worker. Go back to any point in time and there is a worker being exploited.

Human rights and the environment under constant corporate attack assisted by conservatives. Just look at the Republican-appointed justices rolling back the decades of protective and prudent legislation to empower the billionaire corporate class.


If a person thinks that 

poor people are poor due to laziness, lack of morals, lack of talent, etc. then even in the often uncommon event that they don’t spew explicit bigotry towards people oppressed on other axis directly they are still expressing wider bigoted view. If a person thinks poverty is due to vice, then the logical conclusion of their view is that groups more likely to be poor-including women, POC, queer people, trans people, disabled people, and many others-are less virtuous in general than groups more likely to be wealthy. The view that poverty is due to personal failure and imadequacy is by its very design racist, colonialist, sexist, cissexist, heterosexist, ableist, etc.
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