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Better not do anything to fight climate change because the world totally has this under control. Temperatures in parts of India and Pakistan have reached record levels, putting the lives of millions at risk as the effects of the climate crisis are felt across the subcontinent. The average maximum temperature for northwest and central India […]
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Life in the Sweatshops

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On September 28, 2017
This is a good look at the utter brutality of Indian sweatshops. “We have no expectations from the city. Not even sunshine. Breathe, sleep, f*ck, work, shit, whatever you do, do it here with no light. Absence of sun makes you depressed.” A migrant worker told me this in 2015 when I had gone to […]

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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My Broken Record on Supply Chains

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On December 23, 2016
Yes, I’ve said this 1000 times before. And I will say it 1000 times in the future. The only way to stop the exploitation of the world’s poorest in the global supply chain is to create global labor standards that hold the western companies buying the material legally accountable for everything that happens in those […]
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Reality for Garment Workers

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On April 27, 2016
In all the debates about the global supply chain, perhaps the very laziest and self-serving arguments proponents of free trade make is that the workers overseas need to lobby their own nations for changes if they want their lives to get better. This is a grotesque argument for a number of reasons, including that it […]

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

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