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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mom worked in “the mills”-“Uprising of 34”

My Grandfather Cavallucci was a baker in Baltimore Maryland. 

He played the violin and sang in the parish choir. My Grandmom Cavallucci played the organ. 

He died of an infection when my mother was 14. 

Asunta Cavallucci and her twin sister Maria had to work in “the mills” to help support the family.

It was 1935. 

My Mom and Aunt never talked about working in “the mills”. 

The textile workers strike was a fast moving guerrilla war between working people, factory owners private armies and state militias, police and U.S. Army units across most of the Eastern United States. 

A few machine guns were used in that strike. But guns were strictly regulated in the twenty and thirties. Most common autoloading firearms used today would be illegal in most states in 1934. 

Modern day firepower, ammunition capacity and numbers of weapons per person in the United States now greatly exceed what was available to the people on all sides in the war on working people of 1934, “The Uprising of 34”

Let's hope we don’t have a second Great Depression. 

The US national textile workers' strike, 1934 - Jeremy Brecher

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