As a political coordinator for a labor union that represents both
public and private sector workers throughout New York State, I have
seen how important union representation is for working men and women.
Our members do difficult work, such as taking care of the disabled and
sick, or plowing our roads after a snowstorm. Thanks to their union
contracts, fought for over decades, they are treated with more of the
dignity and compensation they deserve.
In recent years, however, there have been intensified concerted efforts
by big business and elected officials at the national and state levels
to have unions not exist at all. In the private sector, many
good-paying union jobs in manufacturing have been outsourced to
countries where labor is cheap and unions are almost non-existent. Click here to read more.
contempt be animated? Yes it can! Film animation artists since 1909,
when Gertie the Dinosaur defiantly turned her back to the audiences,
have been inter- ested in animating the contempt people have for the
world. And when animation is successful, it gives form to contempt as a
means of opposing it.
began to learn this in my study of the
philosophy Aesthetic Realism, founded by the American poet and critic
Eli Siegel. He showed me
that I wanted to give artistic form to something I disliked myself for
very much—how I could mock and make fun. That form is in this great
Aesthetic Realism principle: “All
beauty is a making one of opposites,
and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in
ourselves.” Click here
to read more.
Does a Person Deserve?"
Times, Oswego, NY
By Lynette Abel
Should Be Owned by People Living in It"
Record, Troy, NY
By Lynette Abel