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The Bhopal disaster was one of the worst in industrial history. I’ve written about it here and discussed it at some length in Out of Sight. The thing about a disaster like this is that it doesn’t go away. People still live there and they have to deal with the consequences of a terrible thing […]

Labor Notes

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On July 7, 2017

Because of being so immersed in the horribleness of daily politics, I haven’t really been doing enough labor blogging of late. This is bad on my part and I need to get back to it. Here’s a

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Child Labor in Makeup

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On May 9, 2017
While the world burns with new horrors daily, the old horrors continue, such as child labor for global supply chains that protect multinational corporations from responsibility by offloading all risk onto contractors. This very much includes the makeup industry, which sites its mica needs in horrible and often illegal mines in India, where the work […]
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For whatever reason, I have a lot of small stories about global environmental issues in my blog list so let’s do them at all at once. Between poor governance and drought, Zimbabwe’s wildlife refuge are evidently overpopulated with large mammals the nation can’t provide for and so the nation is going to sell off a […]
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A People’s Museum

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On March 8, 2016
Museums are inherently elite spaces. This is not a good thing. They usually cost money to enter. They may not actually require specific knowledge to enjoy them, but like drinking wine, one is expected to have some language to talk about what they are seeing and can be made to feel stupid if they don’t […]

Nuclear Deals

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On February 18, 2016

It’s late on Thursday evening, you’ve probably popped open a beer or had a glass of wine. Time for a light-hearted blog post considering the legacy of the U.S.-India nuclear deal a decade

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