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Posts published by “Dick Meister”

Yankees Win, But Braves Don’t Lose

Don't be misled by what happened in the World Series this year. Sure, the invincible Yankees of New York once again beat the Braves of…

Agribusiness’s “Naked, Greedy Grab”

Corporate growers and their political allies are once again singing that whiny little ditty about how “Americans won't do stoop labor.” Which means they're once…

The Secret Newspaper Wedding

For three years, the details were kept secret. Just what were the terms of the agreement that compelled the Hearst Corporation's Examiner and the family-owned…

One Man Died, One Man Didn’t

This is a story of two men who were condemned by the state of California.  Both were war heroes. Both had a family history of…

The Working Stiff

It’s been eight years since his death, but I can still see him and hear him, a wiry, gray-haired, hawk-nosed man. I see him pacing…

Most of the People, Most of the Time

Is the hysteria over, finally? Can we talk sanely now about Princess Diana? Of course we should regret her death. But so should we regret…

Dancing in the Rain

It was in the heart of downtown Oakland, at 7am, on a rainy December day a half-century ago. Dozens of strikers, picket signs held high,…

“The Working Stiff, That’s Who!”

Harry Bridges’ birthday was last July 29th — a time once again for ceremonies celebrating the labor leader’s extraordinary life that have been held in…

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