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Locking Down an American Workforce

0 Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 8:45 AM

Prison Labor as the Past -- and Future -- of American “Free-Market” Capitalism

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com

Sweatshop labor is back with a vengeance. It can be found across broad stretches of the American economy and around the world.  Penitentiaries have become a niche market...

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Uncle Sam Doesn't Want You

0 Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 10:58 AM

America's Reserve Army of Labor Marches Through Time

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com

Not long ago, the city council of Ventura, California, passed an ordinance making it legal for the unemployed and homeless to sleep in their cars.  At the height of the Great Recession...

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History's Mad Hatters: The Strange Career of Tea Party Populism

0 Comments | Posted May 3, 2010 | 2:15 PM

Crossposted with TomDispatch.com.

On a winter’s day in Boston in 1773, a rally of thousands at Faneuil Hall to protest a new British colonial tax levied on tea turned into an iconic moment in the pre-history of the American Revolution.  Some of the demonstrators -- Sons of...

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