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Dec. 11, 1886
A small group of Black farmers organize the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Cooperative Union in Houston County, Texas. They had been barred from membership in the all-White Southern Farmers’ Alliance. Through intensive organizing, along with merging with another Black farmers group, the renamed Colored Alliance by 1891 claimed a membership of 1.2 million. Union Communication Services

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The Importance of Re-Establishing the Common Good
Posted On: Aug 07, 2018
August 7, 2018 | PUBLIC SERVICES | Wealth and power are not things that most working people think about day in and day out.  Yet, the neighborhoods where we reside, and the communities where we work are impacted in so many ways by those who control the branches of government, and, therefore, our society. To understand what has been happening in America, much light has been shed by a non-profit organization called In The Public Interest (ITPI).  The founder and executive director of ITPI, Donald Cohen, has recently published a book entitled “Dismantling Democracy” , a quick read that discusses the forty-year attack on government, and the critical need for concerned citizens to re-establish the common good… Teamsters
 
 
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