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Posts published by “Dick Meister”

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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