Saturday, July 2, 2022

Tag: Prison labor

US media can’t think how to fight fires without $1-an-hour prison...

The main difference: Unlike prison laborers, regular citizens have to be paid more than pittance wages.

Update on prison strike demanding end of ‘slave labor:’ After 10...

"It’s getting something ignited in prisoners. So, prisoners know that this is – this is a climate where they can actually step up and feel supported."

Demanding wide-reaching reforms and an end to slavery, inmates in 17...

"Every single field and industry is affected on some level by prisons, from our license plates to the fast food that we eat to the stores that we shop at."

Prison inmates fighting California’s deadly fires

More than 2,000 inmates are working as firefighters, prompting new debate over this aspect of prison labor.

$1 an hour to fight largest fire in CA history: Are...

According to some estimates, California avoids spending about $80-$100 million a year by using prison labor to fight its biggest environmental problem.

Stop the system of forced prison labor

Sign the petition to stop the system of forced prison labor.

Prison Labor Revolts Shake the Foundations of the Corporate State, Part...

The struggle doesn’t end with prison labor. Prisons also serve a generally repressive function, of which labor is a particular manifestation.

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Naomi Klein: The US is in the midst of a ‘shock-and-awe judicial coup’

"The rolling judicial coup coming from this court is by no means over," warned the author of "The Shock Doctrine."

Divided we fail: A way forward for a divided progressive left?

Those that attempt to divide the progressive left into opposing camps at war with each other are almost as big a threat to the movement as the far right.

NATO and a war foretold

While the world determines how to hold Russia accountable for the horrors it is committing in Ukraine, the members of NATO should do some honest self-reflection.

4 myths about raising the minimum wage

We’re the richest country in the world, home to the richest people on the planet. We can, and we must, treat our workers with the dignity and respect they deserve.

“Where will the nuclear waste go?”

So, what should be done about nuclear waste?