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Jim Keady
Jim Keady is an educator, activist, theologian, filmmaker, writer and athlete. He is the Director of Educating for Justice, Inc., a NJ-based nonprofit company that educates and organizes citizens to promote peace and justice in the world. For the past 18 years, Keady has focused much of his time and energy on improving the living and working conditions for Nike’s overseas factory workers. His work has been featured on CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, HBO Sports, ESPN, the ABC, the BBC, NPR, WBAI, as well as in the NY Times, Newsday, Sports Illustrated, the Daily News, and countless other local radio programs and print outlets.

Entries by Jim Keady

Governor Christie: The American People Will Not 'Sit Down and Shut Up'

(9) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 5:49 PM


Tomorrow, Governor Christie will be announcing that he is officially running for president. In the coming days, as the national media begins to scrutinize the Governor's record, it will become obvious to the people of America what the people of New Jersey know...

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Governor Christie: I Won't 'Sit Down and Shut Up'

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 2:42 PM

Watch me with WJLP3TV's Larry Mendte, discussing Governor Christie, Hurricane Sandy recovery and running for the NJ Legislature.

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Governor Christie's 'State of the State' Left Sandy Survivors Out in the Cold

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 4:54 PM

In last year's State of the State Address, Governor Christie said, "The bottom line is this: we are a long way from the finish line, but we are a long way from where we were one year ago. Challenges remain and I will not rest until every person hurt by...

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Are Nike's Factory Workers Paid a Living Wage? (Video Blog)

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 2:18 PM

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Is London's Civil Unrest a Harbinger for U.S. Cities?

(1) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 12:27 PM

As I watched the coverage of the civil unrest in London this past week, all I could think was, "this is just the beginning." First, let me be clear about my naming the actions of the people involved as "civil unrest" rather than "riots." Riots, as the news likes to...

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Do You Really Want To Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.?

(14) Comments | Posted January 17, 2011 | 5:17 PM

As the nation gears up to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, I would like to encourage all Americans - but particularly my fellow white Americans - to consider who this man really was and why he was murdered.

You see, most white Americans have reached a point...

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A Call to Arms: How We Must Take the Fight to Nike

(18) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 12:16 AM

I have spent this summer thinking deeply about why we have not had more successes in the decade-and-a-half struggle to end Nike's exploitative labor practices around the world, specifically in Indonesia, where much work has been done. I could go on and on with my analysis on this, but I...

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The Dumping and Burning of Nike Scrap Shoe Rubber

(38) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 9:16 PM

On June 16, my team and I left my hotel at 6:30 a.m. and drove 90 minutes to a Nike shoe factory in one of the industrial areas outside Jakarta, Indonesia. There we sat and waited (again). We were back on the beat looking to document the dumping and burning...

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Nike Workers: "We Want to Fight, but We Don't Know How."

(6) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 6:19 PM

I recently spent 11 days in Indonesia as part of my work with Team Sweat, an international campaign focused on securing living wages and union contracts for Nike's overseas factory workers.

One of the goals of my trip was to find the workers that made the World...

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Why is Nike Afraid of Disclosing what their Overseas Factory Workers are Paid?

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2010 | 3:42 PM

TEAM SWEAT, the international coalition consumers and investors who are standing in solidarity with Nike's overseas factory workers have recently kicked off an effort to get Nike to publicly disclose how much their overseas factory workers are paid.

To date, Nike has refused to disclose this information...

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Gay Marriage: Why New Jersey Christians Should Support It

(2) Comments | Posted January 6, 2010 | 2:13 PM

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The Real Meaning of Christmas

(41) Comments | Posted December 24, 2009 | 10:36 AM

Getting and giving gifts, putting up the tree, sending Christmas cards...all of these are wonderful cultural traditions, but how many of us reflect deeply on the question, "What exactly are we celebrating at Christmas?"

We are celebrating the birth of Jesus-the person we Christians believe is the "Messiah." But who...

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Nike's Phil Knight Is No Revolutionary

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2009 | 1:02 AM

The October 19th edition of Forbes Magazine announced the Forbes 400 Revolutionaries, men and women whom Forbes considers "captains of capitalism (who) built a product, created a market or satisfied a need that touches us all."

Topping this list is Nike founder and chairman, Phil Knight. Forbes noted that...

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When Will Nike "Just Do It" On The Sweatshop Issue?

(18) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 9:58 PM

Twelve years ago this month I got involved in the fight to end Nike's sweatshop abuses. Twelve years is one third of my life. It's somewhat surreal when I think of it like that.

In 1997, I was in my first season as a graduate assistant coach with the...

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