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Today in labor history: Arthur Miller refuses to name communists

In the height of the Cold War witchhunts on June 21, 1956, playwright and a giant of American theater, Arthur Miller, courageously defied the House Committee on Un-American Activities and refused to name any suspected communist.

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Today in labor history: The Fort Dix stockade rebellion

On June 5th, 1969, more than one hundred imprisoned soldiers rose up against deplorable and inhumane conditions at the Fort Dix stockade in New Jersey.

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Today in labor history: Rosie the Riveter dies at 77

Rose Will Monroe, who became famous as "Rosie the Riveter," died on May 31, 1997. During World War II, Monroe went to work in the aircraft industry as a riveter making parts for military airplanes.

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Today in labor history: John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

Brown, a minister and fierce opponent of slavery, sought to obtain weapons from the arsenal to defeat the slaveocracy in the South. John Brown and his men were captured and executed.

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Today in labor history: Vietnam war protests, draft card burned

On Oct. 15, 1965, a young Catholic Worker activist, David Miller, burned his draft card in protest of the U.S. war in Vietnam, becoming the first antiwar activist to challenge a law banning the act.

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As ice melts, geoengineering gets a less frosty reception

A leading sea ice expert has predicted the final disappearance of Arctic ice in the summer within four years.

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Labor editor wins award: good time to give

John Wojcik, labor editor of peoplesworld.org, is a winner. Show the love.

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Arrow truck drivers abandoned by company but not by fellow drivers

It was days before Christmas when 1,400 truck drivers got the news. Their employer, Arrow Trucking, suspended its operations, leaving them high and dry just before the holiday.

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U.S. union members delivered jobs message in Copenhagen

Forty union members from the U.S. went to the climate change talks in Copenhagen to give world leaders the working class view on saving the planet.

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