Friday, July 19, 2024

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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Dear Democrats—change the message! Please!

Ideally this can be resolved by the Democrats engaging in focused strategic and tactical consideration with one over-riding goal: How to retain the White House and Senate and win back the House.

Majority of Democrats urge Biden to withdraw amid mental fitness concerns and looming election...

This sentiment is particularly strong among younger voters, posing a significant challenge to Biden’s campaign as crucial deadlines approach.

UnitedHealth reports $7.9 billion Q2 profits as protesters decry coverage denials

Protesters reiterated their commitment to fighting for healthcare justice, emphasizing the need for systemic changes.

Biden to propose Supreme Court reforms: Ethics code and term limits amid public disapproval

This move comes amid growing public discontent with the court and recent scandals involving justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

Clooney, Holt, and others push ageist tropes against Biden instead of addressing Project 2025

George Clooney pushed ageist tropes against Biden in New York Times. Then Lester Holt and others piled up as well, instead of whistleblowing Project 2025.