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It really disgusts me that a lot of Americans are so ignorant about even their neighboring nations that they see nothing but grievances and scary brown people and are completely unable to make the connections between the policies they support, like exporting farm products, and why these people come to the United States in the […]

Ag-Gag

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On September 11, 2017

I’ve expressed deep worry about so-called “ag-gag” bills for the past several years, even devoting a section of Out of Sight to the issue. Basically, these are bills that criminalize

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In the West, legal decisions to protect animals instead of allowing for the unregulated exploitation of the natural world continue to outrage already profitable industries. Never mind that the protection of these species is also tremendously profitable for other groups, bringing a ton of money into states such as Oregon and Idaho. That money isn’t […]
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The Trump Child Labor Agenda

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On April 7, 2017
Trump’s EPA is making the lives of the children who labor on our farms, which is in itself a legacy of Jim Crow and the inability to get the Fair Labor Standards Act through Congress without excluding typically black work in 1938, far less safe. Which is of course a benefit for these psychopaths. “Luz” […]

The Small Farm

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On February 9, 2017

The mythology of the family farm goes deep in American history. It’s only recently that presidential elections stopped using this mythology for endless ads (if there’s one thing neither ca

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The Child Labor Party

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On January 25, 2017
Above: The Dream of the Republican Party Virginia Republicans double down on their commitment to child labor at the same time that it moves the official policy of the national GOP: In an unrecorded party-line vote, House Republicans killed a bill Tuesday evening that would have cracked down on child labor at tobacco farms in […]
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