USA

Role-modeling socialist behaviour: the life and letters of Isaac Rab - Karla Rab

Role-Modeling Socialist Behavior: The Life and Letters of Isaac Rab

This 2010 book is a worthy account of the life and works of one of America’s unsung working class heroes, Isaac Rabinowich, commonly known as Rab. Through the medium of his granddaughter’s personal account of Rab’s family life, it is particularly valuable to be able to view a Socialist such as Rab as a real person, tolerant and enlightened, not just a faceless propagandist. Well illustrated, this is a useful and thought-provoking book, carried out in a charmingly eccentric style. The story of Rab is, in a sense, the story of real Socialism in America.

The battle of the Little Bighorn, narrated by an Indian who fought in it

An account of the battle of Little Big Horn by Two Moon a Cheyenne chief who took part in it.

Land and liberty

[foreclosures in the East Bay]

Research and Destroy on the housing crisis,evictions and gentrification.

King Coal - Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair's first novel about the conditions of miners in America, and documents the strikes of 1914-15 in Colorado. Similar to The Jungle and its exposing of conditions and corruption in the Meat Packing centre of Chicago.

Disarm: part 1

Part 1 of post I decided to split up. This part is more of a short rant about the demonization of youth by older, failed generations. The upcoming second part features a more personal story of a friend from my past, in other words, one of the youth being demonized.

I punched my boss in the face - TEFL lesson

A lesson plan based on this article, which appeared in Vice Magazine in January of 2013.

33 country fast food strike - TEFL lesson

A lesson plan around the "Fight for 15 campaign" and a recent international one-day strike in support of US fast food workers fighting for better wages.

Zerowork: the background

Articles giving background information on the development of the 1970s Zerowork collective. Some currently in the process of being written.

Wealth inequality in America - TEFL lesson

TEFL handout aimed at advanced students based around the video Wealth Inequality in America. Activity mainly focused on vocabulary building and listening practice

Is life worth living or should I blast myself?

An account of being a juvenile delinquent and having to live with a family who had a multitude of issues.