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Last week Culture of Protest featured a conversation with UCSB labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein, the leading academic analyst of Wal-Mart as a social and economic phenomenon. We discussed the unprecedented and spreading protests of Wal-Mart workers. It's a remarkable development, given the company's record of repressive reprisal against any 'associates' who have tried to organize. And we talked about how this fits into the larger context of current efforts to revitalize the labor movement, like the Chicago teacher's strike. As usual, there'll be a musical soundtrack along with the talk.
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