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Posts on 02/21/17

Who Looks Down on Whom in US Politics?

(Robert Gibbs, USA, 02/21/17 6:14 pm) I seem to be constantly apologizing for my late responses to some WAISers, but the delays, I assure you, are unavoidable. Paul Pitlick (January 28th) in his second paragraph seems to have classi ...

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Saga of a Guatemalan Gardener

(Massoud Malek, USA, 02/21/17 11:52 am) A few years ago, I had a gardener from Guatemala. He came to this country in 1986 when he was 35. He left his village, because as an ex-officer, it was not safe for him to stay in Guatemala after guer ...

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Hysteria as a Psychological Concept

(Leo Goldberger, USA, 02/21/17 5:49 am) JE raises a good question about the concept of hysteria. Yes, he is right on target.  Hysteria is no longer an acceptable psychiatric term, having been banned from the American Psychiatry ...

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How Many Victims at Ronda?

(Paul Preston, UK, 02/21/17 5:09 am) Following up on my post of February 18th, I have now consulted the local experts on the Ronda killings. The latest figure based on the names in local registries are 188: 153 for Ronda itself a ...

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Labor Unionism: UK in the 1970s

(John Heelan, UK, 02/21/17 4:33 am) John E (20 February) asked for comments on labor unionism today. Union bosses like capitalist bosses become threatening to others when they become over-powerful, as we found out in the UK in the ...

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Gutting Teachers` Unions: Chile in 1980

(Henry Levin, USA, 02/21/17 4:14 am) The universal voucher plan in Chile was grounded in the strategy to undermine the teachers' union in that country in 1980. The Pinochet government promised substantial teacher salary raises under ...

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Posts on 02/20/17

10th Anniversary of Ronald Hilton`s Death

(John Eipper, USA, 02/20/17 7:12 pm) We cannot let the day go by without acknowledging a sad anniversary.  The founder of WAIS, Prof. Ronald Hilton, died in his home ten years ago today:  Tuesday, February 20th, 2007.  ...

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Thoughts on Labor Unions and "Right to Work"

(Richard Hancock, USA, 02/20/17 4:56 pm) In response to Tor Guimaraes (19 February), I have worked all my life and have never been a union worker. Perhaps if I had been a union member, I would now be able to live in a better house and drive ...

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Manzanar Internment Camp, 19 February 1942

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 02/20/17 9:38 am) We recently discussed the Japanese internment in WWII. Yesterday was an anniversary of sorts: "Manzanar was created via Executive Order 9066, which will turn 75 years old on February 19. T ...

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US Homefront Rationing and Recycling

(Henry Levin, USA, 02/20/17 4:33 am) I still have some ration books from WWII for meat, coffee, sugar, oil, and so on. I remember our running out of heating oil as a child on one freezing winter day. The Mayor of our town of 1,500 ...

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