Barbara Ehrenreich

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Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich (August 26th, 1941 - September 1st, 2022) was an American essayist, author and political activist. She was the author of innumerable articles and essays for various publications as well as the author of 21 books, including Nickel and Dimed (2001). She has been engaged in activism on the topics of health care, peace, women’s rights and economic justice. She founded United Professionals in 2006 and was an honorary co-chair for Democratic Socialists of America.

An interview with Barbara Ehrenreich by South End Press on “Being Left”: …”you don’t know what you are doing all the time, you don’t know what kind of effect your actions are having, but you know that if you keep flipping marbles at a big crowd of marbles, eventually, bit by bit, they all might start moving.”

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