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  • Panel Discussion and Launch Party
  • 07.23.2009
    STOP SMILING Headquarters

sponsored by:

  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Interfaith Worker Justice

On Thursday, July 23rd, STOP SMILING hosted a panel discussion and launch party for Kari Lydersen's Revolt on Goose Island: The Chicago Factory Takeover, and What it Says About the Economic Crisis. Joining Lydersen onstage were labor rights advocate Danny Postel, who moderated the discussion, and Armando Robles, the local UE president who helped to plan and participated in the worker takeover of Republic Windows and Doors.

Among the topics discussed were the events that lead to the occupation of the plant, Barack Obama's role in raising the conflict from a local stage to a global stage, and Lydersen's method for taking the book from live blogposting to bound and printed publication.

Check local listings for C-SPAN's coverage of the event and go to Chicago Amplified to listen to select STOP SMILING programs, including this one.


Thanks go out to Arise Chicago, Interfaith Worker Justice, and Pabst Blue Ribbon for providing refreshments on what turned out to be an especially steamy night at SSHQ. And special thanks to Kari Lydersen, Danny Postel, Armando Robles, Melville House Publishing and all who attended in support.



photography by: Akasha Rabut

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