Adamant about cultivating a global movement, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot voiced their support for #SolidarityWisconsin and their calls to have Attorney General Van Hollen drop the array of charges facing the protestors who have been fighting on behalf of worker’s rights since Governor Scott Walker stripped collective bargaining rights in 2011.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Tuesday March 11, 2014 5:10 pm|
|By: DSWright Thursday December 19, 2013 12:19 pm|
So why is Ed Schultz telling viewers to look him in the eye as he pledges fealty to workers rights? The answer is due to a little known labor dispute going on within the NBCUniversal/Comcast media empire that has some on the left questioning Schultz’s commitment to workers.
|By: acmerecords Sunday December 1, 2013 12:30 pm|
An academic study released by an economist from the University of Massachusetts found that one of the scare tactics used by both federal and state lawmakers for not raising taxes and instead cutting back funding of public works and social services is based on a falsity.
|By: Attaturk Monday November 18, 2013 1:30 am|
FIFA, the governing body of international football is one of the the most corrupt sports organization in the world, which is saying something with the International Olympic Committee’s having as its secret motto: Higher, Boozier, Unmarked Bills Only.
|By: DSWright Friday June 7, 2013 11:45 am|
Workers in the Walmart Strike are heading to Bentonville, Arkansas to present their ideas for reforming Walmart’s business practices at the company’s annual meeting.
|By: DSWright Friday February 22, 2013 10:01 am|
When I first heard about the Chris Dorner story I rolled my eyes – blood in the water brings out the media sharks who have to swim or die because thinking is too hard. But worse than the vapid callous infotainment press was the cheering from the cheap seats. Dorner was a hero for shooting cops? The lumpenproletariat’s candy-coated derangement, I thought, must have reached a level Mike Judge could not even imagine.
Then I read something that changed my mind.
|By: RH Reality Check Sunday January 13, 2013 7:40 am|
This case had long been the concern of the international community, not only because the death penalty is inherently cruel and inhumane and should be abolished, but also because there are reasons to believe Rizana Nafeek had been forced into making a confession — which she later retracted — and that the trial against her was anything but fair.
|By: David Dayen Thursday November 29, 2012 6:43 am|
I guess worker-led revolts are catching. After a successful set of Black Friday protests at Walmart stores nationwide, New York City will see walkouts at dozens of fast-food restaurants today, part of a more explicit effort to unionize the sector with the slogan Fast Food Forward.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 26, 2012 3:00 pm|
I briefly mentioned the implications of the Walmart supply chain, and how the insistence of keeping prices low has wide-ranging impacts across the globe. Apparently some of those impacts are completely tragic.
|By: David Dayen Thursday November 15, 2012 2:10 pm|
The historic Walmart worker strikes over the past couple months built energy toward an even bigger culmination. Walmart workers, protesting low wages, erratic hours, lack of health benefits, and most importantly disrespect in the workplace, decided to speak their grievances in a series of worker-led actions. Walmart responded with retaliation, including firings, reductions of hours, and intimidation in the workplace. One organizer and former worker was handcuffed in front of his colleagues when he returned to talk to them about upcoming actions.
As a result, the non-union coalition OUR Walmart protested with temporary strikes at 28 stores in 12 states. They inspired supply chain walkouts and strikes at warehouses, to protest similar grievances and retaliation. And this all leads to a major action at Walmart stores on Black Friday, typically the biggest retail sales day of the year. This will includes strikes, in-store actions, potential flash mobs, and solidarity demonstrations from sympathetic allies. Organizers have billed it as the largest one-day action against Walmart in history, much larger than the October strikes.
There’s only one thing: Black Friday is happening on Black Thursday night this year.