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Belabored Podcast #57: Organizing the South, with Ben Speight

July 25, 2014 · Blog

This week, Belabored talks to Ben Speight, a veteran organizer with Teamsters 728 in Georgia, about building the labor movement in the South. Plus: transgender discrimination at Hobby Lobby, teachers supporting postal workers, and why workers should have a say in who runs the company. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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More Horror Than Hope: The Comic Art of World War 3 Illustrated

July 24, 2014 · Blog

Since the late 1970s, World War 3 Illustrated has channeled comic artists’ outrage at a world of endless war, ecological exploitation, and the brutalization of social relations. {…}

By Paul Buhle
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Stuck in Congress’s Pothole

July 23, 2014 · Blog

The federal transportation fund is running out of money, threatening the country with potholes, stopped construction, and economic downturn. Congress, which has kept the program solvent with short-term patches for years, now finds itself unable to do more than buy … {…}

By Benjamin Ross
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Gaza: The Longest War

July 18, 2014 · Blog

What response should we have to the current bloodletting in Gaza and Israel? In the current situation, it may seem useful to apply F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous line about “a first-rate intelligence” being able to “hold two opposed ideas in … {…}

By Michael Kazin
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How Social Movements Can Win More Victories Like Same-Sex Marriage

July 16, 2014 · Blog

The rapidly expanding victory around same-sex marriage demonstrates how a transformational vision can create social change. {…}

By Mark Engler and Paul Engler
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Belabored Podcast #56: The Post–Harris v. Quinn Future

July 11, 2014 · Blog

What does Harris v. Quinn mean for home care workers, for other public sector workers, and for any of us who care about labor? Belabored asks Harvard Law professor Benjamin Sachs and Minnesota care worker Sumer Spika. Plus: strikes in California and Greece, labor struggles at the opera, and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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A World Cup Win for Brazil?

July 9, 2014 · Blog

FIFA thought Brazil was an easy mark, but has learned what every three-card monte dealer knows: when the law comes around, you better fold up your table and beat it, or you might find yourself in real trouble. Police in … {…}

By Bryan McCann
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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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