The Christmas Strike

The Christmas Strike

“Ma, thekids keep asking me when you're going to decorate for Christmas. ... If a man couldgoon strike against his wife forlack ofaffection, why couldn'tawoman goonstrike against her family forlack of cooperation? “As of this moment, ...

Author: Nikki Rivers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472087300

Category: Fiction

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You can't give to others...until you give to yourself!
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Mother Jones Magazine

Mother Jones Magazine

In a court-negotiated agreement, Long Lines officials promised not to discipline most of the workers who participated in the Christmas strike. However, the entire executive board of Local 1150 was suspended for 20 days and placed on ...

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Analyzing Christmas in Film

Analyzing Christmas in Film

In Looks Like Christmas (2016) for example, Jill (Samantha Ferris) asks her best friend, Carol (Anne Heche), about her manic Christmas preparations: “Why do you put so much pressure on yourself?” In On Strike for Christmas mom Joy ...

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498541824

Category: Social Science

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Film plays a vital role in the celebration of Christmas. For decades, it has taught audiences about what the celebration of the season looks like – from the decorations to the costumes and to the expected snowy weather – as well as mirrors our own festivities back to us. Films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone have come to play key roles in real-life domestic celebrations: watching such titles has become, for many families, every bit as important as tree-trimming and leaving cookies out for Santa. These films have exported the American take on the holiday far and wide and helped us conjure an image of the perfect holiday. Rather than settling the ‘what is a Christmas film?’ debate – indeed, Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are discussed within – Analyzing Christmas in Film: Santa to the Supernatural focuses on the how Christmas is presented on the deluge of occasions when it appears. While most Christmas films are secular, religion makes many cameos, appearing through Nativity references, storylines involving spiritual rebirth, the framing of Santa as a Christ-like figure and the all-importance of family, be it the Holy family or just those gathered around the dining table. Also explored are popular narratives involving battles with stress and melancholy, single parents and Christmas martyrs, visits from ghosts and angels, big cities and small towns, break-ups and make-ups and the ticking clock of mortality. Nearly 1000 films are analyzed in this volume to determine what the portrayal of Christmas reveals about culture, society and faith as well as sex roles, consumerism, aesthetics and aspiration.
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Mother Jones Magazine

Mother Jones Magazine

... the Christmas strike was a rank-and-file protest against workplace stress. During the year preceding the strike, the 1 ,000-operator force had been cut through attrition and firings to 850. Suspensions and dismissals were mounting; ...

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The True Story of the Christmas Truce

The True Story of the Christmas Truce

Presumably this particular sector of the front line had not seen burial parties out in force during the Christmas period, as had certainly happened ... Their soldiers are all mercenaries, so they just go on strike, plain and simple.

Author: Anthony Richards

Publisher: Greenhill Books

ISBN: 9781784386153

Category: History

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‘One of them shouted “A Merry Christmas English. We’re not shooting tonight.” . . . [then] they stuck up a light. Not to be outdone, so did we. Then up went another. So, we shoved up another. Soon the lines looked like an illuminated fete.’ Rifleman Leslie Walkington On Christmas Eve 1914, a group of German soldiers laid down their arms, lit lanterns and started to sing Christmas carols. The British troops in nearby trenches responded by singing songs of their own. The next day, men from both sides met in No Man’s Land. They shook hands, took photos and exchanged food and souvenirs. Some even played improvised football games, kicking around empty bully-beef cans and using helmets for goalposts. Both sides also saw the lull in fighting as a chance to bury the bodies of their comrades. In some parts of the front, the truce lasted a few hours. In others, it continued to the New Year. But everywhere, sooner or later, the fighting resumed. Today, the Christmas Truce is seen as a poignant symbol of hope in a war that many people regard as unnecessary and futile. But what was the real story of those remarkable few days? In this fascinating new book, historian Anthony Richards has brought together hundreds of first-hand reminiscences from those who were there – including previously unpublished German accounts – to cast fresh light on this extraordinary episode.
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Yemen Endures

Yemen Endures

the missile strike in al-Ma'jalah.28 Five days later, on 22 December, there was a second missile strike, this time in Shabwa province, and on Christmas Eve, another strike in Shabwa.29 Saleh's government claimed that AQAP's emir, ...

Author: Ginny Hill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190862794

Category: Political Science

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Why is Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, involved in a costly and merciless war against its mountainous southern neighbor Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East? When the Saudis attacked the hitherto obscure Houthi militia, which they believed had Iranian backing, to oust Yemen's government in 2015, they expected an easy victory. They appealed for Western help and bought weapons worth billions of dollars from Britain and America; yet two years later the Houthis, a unique Shia sect, have the upper hand. In her revealing portrait of modern Yemen, Ginny Hill delves into its recent history, dominated by the enduring and pernicious influence of career dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh, who ruled for three decades before being forced out by street protests in 2011. Saleh masterminded patronage networks that kept the state weak, allowing conflict, social inequality and terrorism to flourish. In the chaos that follows his departure, civil war and regional interference plague the country while separatist groups, Al-Qaeda and ISIS compete to exploit the broken state. And yet, Yemen endures.
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Classics for Christmas

Classics for Christmas

When are we going to strike civilization?” The speaker was my chum, Frank Ward. We were home from our academy for the Christmas holidays and had been amusing ourselves on this sunshiny December afternoon by a tramp through the “back ...

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4066338119612

Category: Fiction

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e-artnow presents to you the ultimate Christmas collection with the greatest classics in one meticulously edited ebook for all those who want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive with a heartwarming tale or verse. We have selected the greatest Christmas novels, short stories, fairy tales, legends, carols and poetry dedicated to this most beloved holiday. _x000D_ Content:_x000D_ The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry)_x000D_ The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf)_x000D_ A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott)_x000D_ A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain)_x000D_ Silent Night_x000D_ The Night After Christmas_x000D_ The Child Born at Bethlehem_x000D_ The Adoration of the Shepherds_x000D_ The Visit of the Wise Men_x000D_ As Joseph Was A-Walking_x000D_ The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)_x000D_ Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy)_x000D_ The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)_x000D_ A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)_x000D_ Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum)_x000D_ Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson)_x000D_ The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson)_x000D_ The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky)_x000D_ The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford)_x000D_ The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe)_x000D_ Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott)_x000D_ Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling)_x000D_ A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)_x000D_ The Twelve Days of Christmas_x000D_ The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum)_x000D_ Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson)_x000D_ Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett)_x000D_ Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)_x000D_ The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton)_x000D_ Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne)_x000D_ The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin)_x000D_ Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)_x000D_ The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton)_x000D_ The Christmas Angel (A. Brown)_x000D_ Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope)_x000D_ Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells)_x000D_ The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke)_x000D_ The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)_x000D_ The Little Match Girl_x000D_ The Elves and the Shoemaker_x000D_ Mother Holle_x000D_ The Star Talers_x000D_ Snow-White…
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Lucy Maud Montgomery s Holiday Classics Tales of Christmas New Year

Lucy Maud Montgomery s Holiday Classics  Tales of Christmas   New Year

When are we going to strike civilization?” The speaker was my chum, Frank Ward. We were home from our academy for the Christmas holidays and had been amusing ourselves on this sunshiny December afternoon by a tramp through the “back ...

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027222544

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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This unique collection of "Lucy Maud Montgomery's Holiday Classics (Tales of Christmas & New Year)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Christmas Stories A Christmas Inspiration The Christmas Surprise at Enderly Road Aunt Cyrilla's Christmas Basket The Falsoms' Christmas Dinner The Josephs' Christmas The Osbornes' Christmas Clorinda's Gifts Christmas at Red Butte A Christmas Mistake The Unforgotten One The Red Room New Year Stories Uncle Richard's New Year's Dinner Bertie's New Year Ida's New Year Cake Anne Shirley Series Anne of Green Gables Anne of Avonlea Anne of the Island Anne's House of Dreams Rainbow Valley Rilla of Ingleside Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942) was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success. The central character, Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following.
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Shut it Down

Shut it Down

The AFT strike was also scheduled to begin on Monday . When President Hayakawa read his announcement over the campus loudspeaker , ending with a " Merry Christmas " he was greeted with jeers . President Hayakawa visited the academic ...

Author: William Horsley Orrick

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ISBN: UOM:39015005334308

Category: Student movements

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This is a report of the San Francisco State College strike concerning the events in the fall and winter of 1968-69.
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