In honor of Labor Day, Bill Fletcher Jr. answers a few questions about the place of unions in America today.
18 posts from August 2012
A look at what we're buzzing about at Beacon Press.
A new book debunks twenty-one of the most common myths and misconceptions about labor in the United States.
As Isaac batters the Gulf Coast on the anniversary of Katrina, Tom Wooten discusses the neighborhood-based recovery of New Orleans.
A new book and a new campaign: Elinor Lipman for Tweet Laureate!
Today marks the 90th birthday of historian, playwright, and activist Howard Zinn (1912-2010). A former bombardier in WWII, Zinn became active in the civil rights movement while teaching at Spelman. After being fired for supporting student protestors, he became a...
One year after Steve Jobs stepped down from Apple, how have changes to the corporate culture brought the company closer to living up to the mythological status it has long held with ardent fans?
Eboo Patel explores the topic of religious diversity in American life.
The first book about the runaway slave phenomenon written by fugitive slaves themselves.
We all have stories to tell. Chris Stedman reflects on how Eboo Patel inspired him to begin sharing his own story, and how Patel's new book Sacred Ground can inspire others.
The latest media hits for Beacon books and authors.
A new book by Eboo Patel, author of Acts of Faith and founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, puts forth a vision for America based on interfaith cooperation and pluralism.
Amy Alexander writes about a documentary James Baldwin filmed in San Francisco the year she was born.
Does caring about victims of crime mean that we must take revenge on offenders? Or is there a better way forward?
A look at recent media and mentions for Beacon authors and books.
A new book looks at the community-led recovery efforts that rebuilt New Orleans post-Katrina.
When are parents being supportive of their children's goals, and when do their own ambitions overshadow what is good for their kids?
Conversations about military and veteran suicides often miss a likely factor in the high numbers: moral injury.