Electoral Politics or Direct Action?
|•||• Predominantly black and Latino hospital workers go out on strike against a national chain of private nursing homes to force their employer to recognize their union. After two weeks, the employer agrees to collective bargaining.|
|•||• Asian students at a large West Coast university refuse to leave the president's office until he agrees to provide funds for an Asian studies program. After several days of negotiation, the students are arrested by police and charged with trespassing.|
|•||• A multiracial group decides to establish an alternative school for adults who want to learn more about how left-wing perspectives and political activities can lead to racial equality. Classes are held in teachers' homes, and the small tuition is divided between the teachers and the school organizers.|
|•||• Armed Native Americans in the Northeast patrol roads leading into their reservation to prevent state police from entering in search of a Native American activist. They claim that the reservation is a sovereign nation and that the state police have no jurisdiction. After several days, the police leave.|