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Labor at the Crossroads Programs Reach New Audiences

Published March 24, 2011

Salt Peanuts, a five-minute video originally produced as part of ASHP/CML’s Labor at the Crossroads cable television series, will be broadcast on the Free Speech Television Network, which reaches more than six million US homes. In addition to the broadcast of Salt Peanuts, Free Speech TV will air ten of our best titles in the next year. For broadcast information please visit

Salt Peanuts reveals the impact of 9/11 on airline workers, juxtaposing an interview with former US Air flight attendant Joshua Freeze (AFA) with a dramatization concerning government airline bailouts. The program was screened at the Museum of Modern Art and at the Art In General Gallery, both in New York City, in 2001 and is also available via the Internet on the September 11 Digital Archive website at

In other Labor at the Crossroads news, ten of the latest Labor at the Crossroads programs have been purchased by labor unions in Austin, Texas, for broadcast on their local public access station. And we are happy to report that Labor X recently received a $4,000 grant from the North Star Fund for general operations.

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