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On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) based in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, began a rebellion to coincide with the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Lasting twelve days and with reverberations for years, the Zapatista Rebellion was an important moment of discontent with neoliberal trade agreements […]
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Who Makes Your Clothing?

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On March 6, 2017
Look at your clothing. Where did it come from? Who grew the cotton? Who put it together in the sweatshop? Here is an excellent photo essay to help you. Now consider what is your duty to help these people live a dignified life. How did we create a situation where faraway workers are exploited to […]
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Where Should We Go On Trade?

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On January 10, 2017
As I have been saying, even though we are facing a government of deplorables led by likely Attorney General Nathan Bedford Forrest and are naturally going to be fighting against the horrors to come, such as Meryl Streep speaking out against Trump which clearly shows that Jacobin will be leading the anti-fascist fight, we also […]
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The Losers of Globalization

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On September 29, 2016
It’s amazing to me that the media and policymakers, not to mention a whole bunch of commenters on this thread, are just waking up to the fact that globalization is not great for everyone, that there are real losers, and that dealing with job loss and long-term unemployment is a real thing that maybe we […]

Labor Union Myths

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On September 6, 2016

Moshe Marvit has an op-ed in the Washington Post debunking five myths about labor unions. A couple are particularly notable. Myth No. 3 Right-to-work laws would bankrupt unions. For the past year, uni

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