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Life at Foxconn

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On October 17, 2020

Sadly, with all the problems in the U.S., the horrors of the globalized factory system are not getting any attention these days, not that they received enough attention before Trump. But the lives of

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Daniel McDowell, Aditi Sahasrabuddhe and Kindred Winecoff have a terrific explainer on what the Fed is doing in the face of growing global economic crisis. They focus on four points: The Fed quickly moved into crisis-fighting mode; Reaching for ‘swap lines’ suggests global financial threats; Domestic and international considerations motivate these actions; and The Fed’s […]
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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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