In the famous words of Frederick Douglass, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” History proves Douglass right — meaningful change in America has been initiated by activists and dissenters who demanded it. Bill Moyers has examined dissent and social change throughout his career, using stories of the abolition, suffrage, labor and populist movements to frame continuing, contemporary fights for human rights, including civil and voting rights, and women’s and gay rights.
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We asked a number of people, including several previous Moyers & Company guests, to share their reactions to Mike Lofgren’s essay analyzing the Deep State.
Volkswagen workers in Germany are considering how to respond to last week’s UAW vote in Tennessee. Labor leaders may block future expansion in the southern United States. Continue reading