How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

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 If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly, corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result, there … MORE

‘Worse Than We Thought’: TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare

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‘President Obama has sold the American people a false bill of goods,’ says Friends of the Earth by Deirdre Fulton Text released today confirms the TPP rolls back past public interest reforms to the U.S. trade model while expanding problematic provisions demanded by the hundreds of official U.S. corporate trade advisers who had a hand in the negotiations while citizens were left in the dark. (Image: File w/overlay) “Worse than anything we could’ve imagined.” “An … MORE

CWA Uncovers Massive Verizon Offshoring Operation in Philippines

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VERIZON’S ATTEMPTS TO DECEIVE PUBLIC ON THE EXTENT OF ITS OFFSHORING EXPOSED; CWA DELEGATION SEEKING MEETING WITH VERIZON MANAGEMENT IN PHILIPPINES IS CONFRONTED BY ARMED VERIZON SECURITY AND SWAT TEAM CARRYING AUTOMATIC WEAPONS Friday, May 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Over the course of a four-day visit to the Philippines this week, four representatives of Communications Workers of America who are on strike discovered that the extent to which Verizon is offshoring work is far … MORE

Denied Breaks, U.S. Poultry Workers Wear Diapers on the Job

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Workers in plants run by the largest U.S. poultry producers are regularly being denied bathroom breaks and as a result some are reduced to wearing diapers while working on the processing line, Oxfam America said in a report Wednesday. “It’s not just their dignity that suffers: they are in danger of serious health problems,” said Oxfam America, the U.S. arm of the U.K.-based global development group. The group works for a “just world without poverty” and … MORE