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Our Friends, the Oil Industry

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On January 24, 2020
The oil industry continues to look out for the planet, one in which there’s no serious problem with climate change, nope, nosiree. As public concern about plastic pollution rises, consumers are reaching for canvas bags, metal straws, and reusable water bottles. But while individuals fret over images of oceanic garbage gyres, the fossil fuel and […]

California Slaves

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On January 24, 2020

Remember, when we talk about slavery in this nation, we need to center California as a major slave state. San Bernardino’s early success rested on a pair of seemingly incongruous forces: Mormonism a

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The spirit of United Fruit’s imperialist rule over Central American workers never ends in fruit capitalism. The Agroindustrial Workers’ Union (STAS) has been trying to organize seasonal melon workers and  improve labor conditions in Choluteca for more than four years. It accuses Fyffes, a Dublin-based, Japanese-owned multinational and leading exporter of fruit to the United […]
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In the initial Gilded Age, the courts took the 14th Amendment, tore it up as it applied to African-Americans, and created entirely new and unintended meanings for it as it applied to corporations, starting the nation down the road that has lately led to Citizens United. It took the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, refused to apply […]
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