“Anger doesn’t do any good, but it’s there. If anybody ever tells you it’s not there, they’re not telling the truth. You get angry.” - Randy Badman, laid off from Vise Grip Tools, the company where he had worked for 36 years. As told to DW Gibson as part of his Not Working project. Posted by Abigail.
I waited till the end of this day to write in my journal. I usually purposely...– OR and Just World Books have partnered to publish Rami Zurayk’s War Diary: Lebanon 2006, a day-to-day personal account of what it was like to live through the Israel-Lebanon war in July of 2006. Mondoweiss has an excerpt of the $4 ebook ($7 paperback) here, and you can purchase your copy here....
Wendy Hamilton paid off almost all of her huge debts from college, including over thirty thousand dollars in credit card debt. And then she lost her job. Now she’s struggling to cover the few thousands still left to pay, and the rest that come in, sprinkled throughout her bills. Here she talks to DW Gibson for “Not Working” about unemployment, feeling like a loser, and her...
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In(direct) praise of the OR Books website
The Globe and Mail, Canada’s foremost source of national news, urges businesses to keep it simple in this age of eCommerce and the proliferation of hand-held navigation. There’s some irony in the fact that, in 2011, an age of super-fast computers and ubiquitous broadband connections, there’s more reason than ever to keep websites simple and focused – low-tech, even. But with ever-more...
Julian, we hardly know ye.
Waiting for the man’s memoirs? could be a looong time. Get the WikiStory here and now: http://www.orbooks.com/our-books/wikileaks/ “The effects of the ongoing WikiLeaks are cumulative––sort of like mercury poisoning––and reveal much about how dreadful many of our policies, especially regarding the war in Afghanistan, have been. With insight and clarity, Micah Sifry explores the red-hot...
Honoring Those Who Said No
We all miss opportunities to speak out against injustice. Even among friends it’s tough to do. Imagine how much more difficult it is for those who are part of the U.S. military or State Department—who, in the face of massive disapproval (or worse) from their colleagues, speak up and register their objections to brutal treatment of prisoners. OR Books-author-to-be Larry Siems...
Best way to celebrate July 4th we know of....
is with some good old-fashioned civil disobedience. This from OR author Bill McKibben: “Friend—it’s the fourth of July, and after a year that saw the highest temperatures ever recorded, and the wildest weather, I’m trying to do the most patriotic thing I can think of. I hope you get a moment to read the attached letter, and if you’re so moved, visit...
On his application to get into journalism school at New York City’s prestigious...– The Salt Lake Tribune interviews DW Gibson’s team on their Not Working project and uncovers some of the faces and threads of what American unemployment looks like in 2011.
Today we announced NOT WORKING, a major, new, multimedia project chronicling the personal impact of losing one’s job in America today. Accompanied by a videographer, DW Gibson will interview individuals who have become unemployed as a result of the economic downturn over the last three years. Interviews will center on each person’s story of losing a job: the Friday visit to HR, the form letter,...