Prepared and edited by the HOSEA HUDSON CLUB
Consistent with corporate media's stunning silence on the labor upheavals in France and South Korea last year, the reporting of "Action! Motown '97" in Detroit on June 21 was so minimal that few who weren't there realize it was the biggest non-holiday demonstration in Detroit since Martin Luther King led a march there in 1963. In support of the Detroit newspaper strikers, 70,000 to 100,000 unionists, representatives from 45 internationals, and supporters from almost every state in the nation, hit the street in the rowdiest labor activity this country has seen in a long time. The media silence can be assumed to be a show of solidarity with Gannett and Knight-Ridder, the union busting corporations who were the target of the demonstration.
"If we just ignore them, they'll go away."
We don't think so.
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