Podcasts

CRV 360

KMO talks with long-time friend of the C-Realm about labor, academia, woke politics, Islam, sufism, and the illusory nature of the self, and maybe a passing mention of the pandemic.

Post Script from Marc:

During the Vault talk I was irritated with myself that couldn’t remember the title of an important report on union organizing. So, more for myself than anyone else, I went into my work notes and found the document.
The 2003 report by Kate Bronfenbrenner and Robert Hickey, of Cornell U.: “Blueprint for Change: A National Assessment of Wining Union Organizing Strategies”.

  1. Adequate and appropriate staff and financial resources
  2. Strategic targeting and research
  3. Active and representative rank-and-file organizing committees
  4. Active participation of member volunteer organizers
  5. Person-to-person contact inside and outside the workplace
  6. Benchmarks and assessments to monitor union support and set thresholds for moving ahead with the campaign
  7. Issues which resonate in the workplace and in the community
  8. Creative, escalating internal pressure tactics involving members in the workplace
  9. Creative, escalating external pressure tactics involving members outside the workplace, locally, nationally, and/or internationally
  10. Building for the first contract during the organizing campaign.
https://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=monograph

554: History is a Prankster

KMO talks with Jim Kunstler about his new book, Living in the Long Emergency, and about the current moment in which the economy is somewhere between frozen and in free-fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

CRV 358

Apologies to the old school Vault subscribers. I uploaded this to Patreon but not to C-Realm.com.

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