At their peak, unions achieved many things. So what went wrong? In short, early idealism about organizing workers into a bloc as a counterweight to industry in a capitalist economy fell victim to age-old human love of power and fear of the “other.” Has the moment arrived for a union resurgence?Read More
Posts from Pumpjack Press authors and contributors about culture, books, economic and social justice topics, history and more, with the occasional poem and short story.
What are reviewers — mainstream media and readers — saying about Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road?Read More
Bonnie wrote a lot of poetry in her day. Most of it was composed while cooling her heels in the hoosegow. One of her most famous poems is Suicide Sal.Read More
Bonnie and Clyde both walked with a limp, but for very different reasons—torture and fire.Read More
Bonnie and Clyde died on May 23, 1934. Bonnie Parker was 24 and Clyde Barrow was 25—startling young—when they were killed in a hail of bullets on a county road by a hastily convened vigilante ambush comprised of judge, jury and executioner. But what if things had turned out differently? What if grinding poverty had not pushed them into a life of crime? What if they had never died?Read More