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Women Just Want More than F..un.. Gather at UN

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women
Nancy Cohen-koan

Without going into UN-speak and trilling off lots of initials for groups that I'm only just becoming familiar with, let me say that events at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women this week and next is a welcome energy in our all too male-centered consciousness.

Are We Inspiring Change or Twerking Into Trouble?

Gail Federici | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Gail Federici

As International Women's Day approaches with its theme of inspiring change, perhaps in American we can be more sensitive to the imagery of women in all businesses. We are doing a disservice to our society and our daughters if we don't.

France Takes First Steps Towards Abolition of Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

The Nordic Model, as this set of laws is known, views the sex trade as irreconcilable with gender equality and refuses to consider prostitution as inevitable.

Senate Committee Passes Two Bills Protecting NSA's Actions

Daniel Simon | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Indications show that there is little effort on the part of the U.S. government to ease its use of "eavesdropping" and "data collection" archives.

Reducing the Vulnerability Associated With Human Trafficking

Keeli Sorensen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Keeli Sorensen

It's important to remember that human trafficking and modern slavery is not just a crime committed by a criminal against his or her victim.

Christmas vs. the Empire

Craig S. Keener | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Does it matter where our wealth and merchandise come from? Or do we pledge first allegiance to different values, identifying with those in need and working for peace and justice in the world?

Black Friday: The Perpetual Pursuit of Happiness

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Kanene Holder

Thus when we purchase new clothes, shoes, televisions, couches, they are clean, look good and make you feel good, but we do we ever see or feel the blood, sweat, tears and fears of the workers assembling and packaging our presents?

Disability and the Invisible American 'Gulag Archipelago'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

The escape, earlier this year, of three women from a home in Cleveland where they were held captive for roughly a decade elicited intense interest her...

Silence of Lambs: Adjuncts in Academia

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Khanh Ho

This week, I learned some distressing news -- news that has become all too common in these beleaguered economic times. One of my friends had not been paid for the last two months of labor.

Why the American Economy Is a House of Cards

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The American economy today is a house of cards, wherein each added layer of cards at the top increases the pressure on the lower tiers and threatens the stability of the entire structure.

Hey Walmart, Instead of a Labor Day Sale, How About Labor Day Wages?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

As the nation's largest employer with 1.3 million workers and $15.8 billion in profits in 2012, Walmart occupies the unique position of being able to make a positive contribution to the lives of its workers and to our overall economy, and yet the company refuses to give up its exploitative ways.

How the Richest 1 Percent Control the 99 Percent in Elysium, and in America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

In accepting the gross income inequality, obscene wealth gap, inexcusable corporate excesses, and blatant political corruption that we do today, we are already laying the groundwork for a real-world Elysium.

Which Would You Choose? Money Or Love?

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Does it make any sense at all then for a man of 60 to hook up with a woman of 30? Or vice versa? Logic would dictate against it; yet it happens all the time and many such relationships last for years.

Why Straight Comics Still Cling to the Word 'Faggot' and Why They Shouldn't

Chris Doucette | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Chris Doucette

The only people who can use the word "faggot" based on an incorrect, playground definition are children. Once you grow up and learn what the word really means, you have a moral obligation to change your behavior so that you don't use a word that perpetuates the dehumanization of people whom you claim to respect.

Goodwill Minimum Wage Loophole Will Shock You

John Hrabe | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
John Hrabe

A majority of Goodwill entities in the United States pay people with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage, while these same Goodwills simultaneously spend tens of millions of dollars per year on executive compensation and travel-related expenses.

Charles Ramsey, 'Ratchet' Social Media and the Exploitation of Lower-Class Blacks

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.12.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

The experiences of Charles Ramsey, Sweet Brown and Antoine Dodson are unique in a sense that the public is making fun of their sincere demeanor.

Mothering Our Mother Earth

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Toni Nagy

Sadly, humanity is taking advantage of our planet like an ungrateful teenager. Let's clean up our room and show our Mother Earth some respect.

Peeking Behind the Kitchen Door: The Struggle for Food Justice in America's Restaurant Industry

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books
Dr. David J. Leonard

In a new book entitled Beyond the Kitchen Door, Saru Jayaraman highlights the harmful impact of the restaurant industry on the health, economic security, and lives of those who cook, serve, and provide for us.

Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game

Cameron Russell | Posted 06.02.2013 | Style
Cameron Russell

We took five of the most badass media-making women we could find, and turned them into glamazons. We made a mockery of what media executives want.

Prophet or Predator?

Mickey Goodman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

Former Ms. Michigan, Christine Marie, was a single mother of four, a successful entrepreneur, Young Mother of the Year and deeply committed to her Mormon faith until she fell under the spell of a self-proclaimed religious prophet who debased and prostituted her in the name of religion.

Is Innovation a Path or a Goal -- It Is All About Meaning and Sense-making

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

When experimenting with new business models, businesses often attempt to adopt models from more successful firms failing to understand the unique fit these models have with their competitors' culture, organizational architecture, routines and incentive systems.

Why Unions Are Necessary

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Unions are not social clubs, they are entities with the specific purpose of securing workers' rights, and in order to do that they need to be as tough, and sometimes as combative, as management.

Minimum Wage, the Poverty Trap, and America's Imperative (Part II)

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Low wages, and the poverty that they foster, exact a heavy toll on our economy, and ultimately impact companies like Walmart themselves.

Yep, Research Confirms It: Bosses Love To Take Advantage Of Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

Pro-tip for all you bosses out there: It's easier to take advantage of your employees when they don't realize quite how much you're benefiting from th...

An Inconvenient Truth: The Pollution of American Consciousness

Sepehr Zomorodi | Posted 08.08.2012 | Teen
Sepehr Zomorodi

Even some of the greatest minds of science stand behind the theory of Social Darwinism. Remarkably, what is often overlooked is the tactic used by the "strong" in order to "survive."