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Prison to Table: The Other Side of the Whole Foods Experience

July 9, 2014 · Blog

It’s not clear what shocked people most about the report in Fortune that Whole Foods Market sells goat cheese and tilapia prepared with prison labor—the horrendous exploitation of prisoners for a base rate less than one-tenth of Whole Foods’ starting … {…}

By Trish Kahle
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Putting Hobby Lobby in Context: The Erratic Career of Birth Control in the United States

July 9, 2014 · Blog

Originally posted on Families as They Really Are at The Society Pages. Nearly fifty years ago, in the 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut case, the Supreme Court declared birth control legal for married persons, and shortly afterwards in another case legalized birth control for single … {…}

By Carole Joffe
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Letter From Jerusalem

July 8, 2014 · Blog

The myth of a united Jerusalem has helped lead us to this horrible moment. {…}

By Jo-Ann Mort
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How Unions Should Respond to Harris v. Quinn

July 3, 2014 · Blog

This week a 5–4 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court took away the power of a union to collect mandatory “agency fees” from the Illinois home care workers it represents in collective bargaining. The decision, in Harris v. Quinn, will … {…}

By Joseph A. McCartin
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Why the Village Voice Strike is “Part of a Much Greater Fight”

July 2, 2014 · Blog

On Tuesday, members of UAW Local 2110—which represents twenty-seven staff writers, editorial assistants, listings editors, and sales representatives at the Village Voice—voted to authorize a strike at the nation’s historic alternative-weekly newspaper after their three-year contract expired Monday. {…}

By Andrew Elrod
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Belabored Podcast #55: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game, with Dave Zirin

June 27, 2014 · Blog

This week, Belabored talks to sports critic Dave Zirin about the wildcat strikes, street protests, and police crackdowns on the fringes of the World Cup in Brazil. Plus: a look at the White House’s new push for “family-friendly policies,” the latest teacher-bashing crusade led by ex-Obama flacks, the economic assault on young black men, and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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Quoted by Monica Lewinsky

June 24, 2014 · Blog

“Monica Lewinsky quoted you. Did you hear?” a friend called to say. My first reaction was: I’m being pranked. But there in Monica Lewinsky’s recent Vanity Fair essay, “Shame and Survival”—her account of what happened to her after her affair … {…}

By Nicolaus Mills
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Will the Rise of the Far Right Mean More Human Trafficking in Europe?

June 24, 2014 · Blog

By depriving immigrants of rights, governments help foster the demand for illegal trade in human lives. {…}

By Adam Blanden
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What This Month’s Jobs Report Doesn’t Tell Us

June 23, 2014 · Blog

This month’s jobs report was widely celebrated for showing that—after adding 217,000 jobs in May 2014—the United States had finally returned to the December 2007 (pre-recession) level of employment. This is a useful comparative benchmark, underscoring the unusual depth and … {…}

By Colin Gordon
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[AUDIO] Left Forum Panels 2014

June 22, 2014 · Blog

Last month, Dissent hosted two panels at Left Forum in New York City, moderated by Belabored co-hosts Michelle Chen and Sarah Jaffe. Listen to both panels below. We apologize for any glitches in audio quality. Cloud Labor: Working in the … {…}

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