Posts Tagged labor

Diaz Matia bathes her 9-mo-old son where people wash dishes and clothes in a government-run farm worker camp in Isla del Bosque, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Exploitation of Mexican indigenous people puts food on US tables

In the US, it has become more and more common to be selective when it comes to where we purchase our food. Many consumers who can afford to are opting for food that is organic, or even locally grown. But we have yet to develop a national trend around purchasing food that is humanely cultivated.

In the US, it has become more and more common to be selective when it comes to where we purchase our food. Many consumers who can afford to are opting for food that is organic, or even ...

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Sports, gender, and generosity: Female ballers make 613 times less than male players, give way more away

Ed. note: This is a guest post.

Carmelo Anthony made a cozy $22,458,401 in NBA salary last season (that doesn’t include his endorsements and other sources of income, but a sister only has so much time to read people’s W2s). The New York Knicks forward also gave away more of his money than any other NBA player.

Ed. note: This is a guest post.

Carmelo Anthony made a cozy $22,458,401 in NBA salary last season (that doesn’t include his endorsements and other sources of income, but a sister only has so much time to ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The feminist protest in Barcelona

Like the rest of the English-speaking world apparently, we’re late on covering the awesome feminist protest that happened in Barcelona last week. Called Vaga De Totes (“Everything Strike”), the protest brought together more than 600 different feminist and community groups. 

Like the rest of the English-speaking world apparently, we’re late on covering the awesome feminist protest that happened in Barcelona last week. Called Vaga De Totes (“Everything Strike”), the protest brought together more ...

Fast food workers join forces with home care workers to demand higher wages

Over the last couple of years, fast food workers have been organizing increasingly large and visible protests to demand an hike to the minimum wage. Today, fast food workers are joined by home health care workers in the largest planned protests to date, not only planning a nationwide strike in more than 100 cities, but also upping the ante by vowing civil disobedience.

Over the last couple of years, fast food workers have been organizing increasingly large and visible protests to demand an hike to the minimum wage. Today, fast food workers are joined by home health care workers in ...

New Blog Alert: Where feminists talk economics

We’re thrilled to see that The Nation is launching a new roundtable blog called The Curve, “where feminists will hash out economic issues and intervene in feminist debates from an economic perspective.” The editors explain that they’ve been frustrated by two phenomena:

One is the way in which women’s voices are so frequently sidelined in economic debates. Our voices are few and far between in the economics blogosphere. It’s striking that almost none of the reviewers of Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking Capital in the Twenty-First Centurywere women. And as Media Matters recently showed, women are rarely invited to discuss the economy on cable news.

The flipside of this problem is that, even amongst ourselves, feminists don’t talk enough about economics. Too often, discussions ...

We’re thrilled to see that The Nation is launching a new roundtable blog called The Curve, “where feminists will hash out economic issues and intervene in feminist debates from an economic perspective.” The editors explain that ...

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Join young workers in conversation tomorrow night.

Racialicious rounded up some important writing on the Isla Vista shooting.

Emily Lindin on creating a culture of consent in the wake of violence.

Antiporn Land.

Stormé DeLarverie, whose initial scuffle with the cops is said to have instigated the Stonewall riots, passed on Saturday.

“Sheryl Sandberg, will you lean in with the women of Harvard’s hotel?”

Democracy Now! on #YesAllWomen.

“Abortion is on trial this week in Alabama.”

Join young workers in conversation tomorrow night.

Racialicious rounded up some important writing on the Isla Vista shooting.

Emily Lindin on creating a culture of consent in the wake of violence.

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