Workers Memorial Day http://tspr.org en Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living http://tspr.org/post/mourn-dead-fight-living <p>I was a youngster when the first funeral I ever attended was a schoolmate who’d died in a grain storage bin, where he’d slipped and suffocated. I went to the open-casket services with buddies, and we were shocked and silenced by the appearance of a kid like us who’d essentially drowned in corn.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:30:18 +0000 Bill Knight 32649 at http://tspr.org Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living Earth Day & Workers Memorial Day http://tspr.org/post/earth-day-workers-memorial-day <p>For organized labor: If the environment deteriorates, where will we work? For that matter, for environmentalists: If work is unsafe, how can society be sustained?<br /><br />Single-issue activism can be focused, but it also can be ineffective, and this month that&rsquo;s especially worth noting. April is when people commemorate both Earth Day and Workers Memorial Day, sensibly urging prevention as the best course against trouble &ndash; on global and personal scales.<br /> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:01:32 +0000 Bill Knight 13689 at http://tspr.org Earth Day & Workers Memorial Day