Sex Workers Have Labor Rights Just Like Any Other Employee, Confirms NZ Court

By: Sunday March 9, 2014 5:20 pm

When it comes to debates about sex work, feminists often raise the concept that it’s a “job like any other,” as journalist and former sex worker Melissa Gira Grant has explained. Yet the exchange of sex for pay remains a curiously radical notion for many around the world. While it’s certainly true that sex work is a real career born of both necessity and ambition for many, it also comes laden with social anxiety and culture-war taboo.

 

Late, Late Night FDL: Royals

By: Monday October 21, 2013 10:00 pm

Lorde – Royals

Oh, Lorde! It’s great to see a Kiwi climb to the top of the charts…!

Snowden Reveals America and Britain Spied On G20 Members

By: Monday June 17, 2013 6:40 am

Something tells me the State Department staff are not Edward Snowden fans. The first set of Guardian leaks came right before the Sino-American summit on cybersecurity where the United States was preparing to take a firm line with China regarding alleged cyber-attacks. Now the Guardian is reporting that documents disclosed by Snowden reveal that British and American intelligence services spied on other countries at the G20 summit in London in 2009 which comes as Britain hosts the 39th G8 summit beginning today.

New Zealand Brings Marriage Equality to the Asia-Pacific Region

By: Wednesday April 17, 2013 12:50 pm

New Zealand has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region and the 13th in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.

The New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill (39-2) by an overwhelming majority of 77 to 44.

Catch Up with Fatster’s News Roundup from July 10, 2012

By: Wednesday July 11, 2012 6:13 am

Catch up on the stories you missed with Fatster’s news roundup, including links to the war on women, state abortion laws, freeloader Bobby Jindal, House investigations, Mayor Bloomberg’s police, voter suppression, Maryland v. Kansas, Affordable Care Act, Chicago schools, Egypt President v. the Court, New Zealand, Russian Wikipedia, Iraq, UK banks, Chinese trade, Nouriel Roubini, Obama v GOP, ALEC defections, and much more.

What Foreign Corporations Will Obama Empower to Undermine Environmental Laws Near You?

By: Friday April 27, 2012 11:50 am

The White House wants to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Japan is waiting in the wings, Canada and Mexico want in, Taiwan has announced its intention to meet membership requirements and China says it will “earnestly study” whether to seek entry into the agreement.

Basically, the TPP is NAFTA on steroids.

Tragedy upon Tragedy

By: Tuesday February 22, 2011 1:30 am

Earthquake in Christchurch, revolution (and repression) in Libya.

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