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Business groups alarmed by rise of ‘micro-unions’ in workplace - By Tim Devaney - 07/26/14 12:33 PM EDT

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Business groups are sounding the alarm over decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that they say would make it easier for small groups of people to create “micro-unions” in the workplace. 456 more words

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American Image

In a recent article, The New Yorker’s Amy Merrick outlined the firing of American Apparel’s founder and CEO, Dov Charney. The proprietor of all things Hipster, Dov has carved out a niche for his brand by simultaneously promoting its hyper sexualized style and its “Made in America” credibility. 1,040 more words

Playing Games with Human Rights

Swaziland is a member of the Commonwealth and is competing in the Commonwealth Games, but it doesn’t play by the rules.

Swaziland has promised to commit to human rights, democracy and the rule of law, but it doesn’t and the Commonwealth isn’t doing a thing about it. 35 more words

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Noam Chomsky: How to Ruin an Economy

Chomsky spoke at The Third Boston Symposium on Economics on February 10th 2014. In this video, he discusses the structural problems that prevent “willing hands” from finding a productive place in our society.

Social Justice

Clothes to Die For

On Sunday evening I watched a programme on BBC Two about the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, called This World – Clothes to Die For. 423 more words

Bangladesh

Discoveries This Week

This week’s reading was more scattered than last week’s, which was focused mainly on US surveillance and politics. Still lots of interesting stuff this week — it’s amazing what comes to light when I allow myself to care. 964 more words

Kenneth Johnston's Unusual Suspects, Parts 4-6, Coda

There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall … Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising … I was a stage rebel, Orwell a true one — Cyril Connolly, …

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