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Control the Supply Chains

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On December 1, 2017
When I read stories about the exploitation of children in global agribusiness, I get furious because they never get to root causes. This story about the widespread use of child labor on Indonesian palm oil plantations owned by a Singapore-based conglomerate is a good example. Amnesty International discovered the kids working, the Singapore company is […]
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At least one person investigating labor conditions at the Chinese sweatshops for the Ivanka Trump brand has been detained by the state. A labor activist who had been working undercover at a Chinese factory that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands has been detained by the police, as concerns rise over a crackdown […]
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Duty of Vigilance

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On March 2, 2017
Whenever people say that there’s nothing we can do about the global exploitation of labor through supply chains, I say they are wrong because of course we can do something. We can do any number of things, as I have laid out in Out of Sight, expanded upon in Dissent, and explored in any number […]

Refugee Labor

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On March 1, 2017

Maybe Republicans will rethink allowing refugees from Muslims nations into the United States if they can exploit their labor for nothing, like is happening in Turkey thanks to our benevolent apparel f

Mislabled Fish

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On January 15, 2017

I am not generally the biggest fish fan in the world, and the intellectual jumps Catholics make to say fish is not meat is just hilarious to the outsider, but I do like good sushi, oysters, lobster ro

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Building International Solidarity

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On January 14, 2017
With the overall attack on unions in the United States, the ability of the AFL-CIO to engage in international solidarity actions gets harder and harder, as does its ability to lead the way on working-class issues at home. This is of course the point of anti-union laws. But if we are to tame the horrors […]
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