Tag: North America/United States of America
This Pride month let’s remember: corporations are not allies
The Target company’s capitulation to homophobes and transphobes is a testament to the dangers of relying on corporations to uphold social justice.
The move toward a four-day workweek obscures low pay
Of course Americans deserve to work fewer hours. But unless the move to a four-day workweek is accompanied by a massive pay raise, it merely frees up time to work more.
Republicans want to defund our libraries
Claiming to protect children, Republicans are going after libraries and librarians instead of the police, gun manufacturers, and actual child sexual abusers.
The game-changing promise of an OTC birth control pill
The U.S. appears likely to legalize over-the-counter contraception—a critical step in increasing women’s bodily autonomy and economic independence.
A new Republican assault on children: Overturning labor laws
It seems unimaginable that we are backsliding into the era of exploiting child labor. But that’s precisely what the GOP appears to be doing.
The real reason Disney is defying DeSantis
A corporation does not have morals—it has a bottom line. Disney’s lawsuit against Florida is more about being able to reap profits while underpaying workers than it is about protecting LGBTQ communities.
How a tribal rights lawyer is winning back the rights of...
Attorney Frank Bibeau found a way to legally protect nature by suing the state of Minnesota in the name of manoomin, or wild rice, sacred to the Ojibwe people.
How union workers are fighting to save veterans
“It’s hard for veterans to ask for help.”
Michigan opens the door to restoring union power
For the first time in nearly 60 years, a state is poised to reverse its “right to work” law and begin to undo the damage of a corporate-driven anti-union trend.
What Kevin Alexander Gray taught me
The late civil rights activist and author didn’t let elected officials off the hook, no matter how liberal. He understood the importance of intersectionality and what it takes to achieve progressive change.