[Unlocked] Jan 26, 2021 – The 1948 Wall St Strike – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 345

Bonus episode: Bill and Rachel discuss the 1948 Wall Street strike by the United Financial Employees union, Wall Street’s first and only financial sector labor strike. Subscribe at Patreon.

Links and notes for Ep. 345 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/AFD-Ep-345-Links-and-Notes-1948-United-Financial-Employees-Wall-Street-Strike.pdf

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Jan 24, 2021 – The 1934 West Coast ports strike – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 344

Description: In 1934, longshoremen along the entire US West coast emerged as a powerful force in organized labor, staging a general strike in San Francisco and unionizing every port on the coast. Kelley, Rachel, and Bill discuss.

Links and notes for Ep. 344 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/AFD-Ep-344-Links-and-Notes-The-1934-West-Coast-Longshoremens-Strike.pdf

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[Unlocked] Jan 20, 2021 – Let’s talk about cans, baby – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 343

Unlocked bonus episode: US history textbooks often mention that one of the most recognizable features of the Second Industrial Revolution was the rise of consumer canned food goods. Why is that and why didn’t it happen earlier? Bill and Rachel. Subscribe on Patreon.

Links and notes for Ep. 343 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bonus-AFD-Ep-343-Links-and-Notes-Lets-Talk-About-Cans-Baby-The-Invention-of-Double-Seam-Canning.pdf

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Jan 17, 2021 – The West Coast Ports Lockout of 2002 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 342

Description: It’s October 2002. Congress is debating the Iraq War Resolution. George W. Bush invokes the Taft-Hartley Act for the first time in decades to halt a lockout of West Coast longshoremen in a contract dispute over future automation. Bill, Rachel, Kelley.

Links and notes for Ep. 342 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/AFD-Ep-342-Links-and-Notes-The-West-Coast-Ports-Lockout-of-2002.pdf

[Unlocked] Jan 13, 2021 – Charles Joseph Bonaparte (feat. Age of Napoleon) – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 341

Description: The host of the “Age of Napoleon” podcast joins Bill to talk about fascinating Progressive Era reformer and US Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte, the Baltimore-based grandson of Napoleon’s youngest brother. Subscribe to our Patreon.

Links and notes for Ep. 341 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bonus-AFD-Ep-341-Links-and-Notes-Charles-Joseph-Bonaparte-feat-Age-of-Napoleon.pdf

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Jan 10, 2021 – Taft-Hartley – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 340

Description: Rachel, Kelley, and Bill discuss the passage of the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act and its effects against US labor unions, as well as the potential role of white-collar workers in organized labor’s future.

Links and notes for Ep. 340 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/AFD-Ep-340-Links-and-Notes-Taft-Hartley.pdf

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Dec 20, 2020 – Toledo Auto-Lite Strike of 1934 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 338

Description: In 1934, an army of the unemployed rallied to the defense of a new labor union in one of the hardest-hit cities of the Great Depression, facing down the Ohio National Guard. Bill and Rachel discuss.

Links and notes for Ep. 338 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/AFD-Ep-338-Links-and-Notes-The-Toledo-Auto-Lite-Strike-of-1934.pdf

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