Carter, Truthout: Rebecca Carter interviews street and underground
artist Jilly Ballistic, who reflects on her illegal, irreverent and
J. Poole, Campaign for America’s Future: Apple avoided paying $9.2
billion in taxes because of techniques it uses to keep its US-made profits
offshore, and because of provision in the tax code that allows it to deduct
interest it pays on money it borrows.
Rassbach, Truthout: Organized opposition to weaponized combat drones in
Europe is rising, with an effective halt to drone proliferation perhaps more
likely in Europe than in the US.
Field and Beverly Bell, Other Worlds: For decades, farmworkers have
been leading a struggle for justice in our food system. A string of victories by
the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has taken the movement to a whole new
L. Biron, Inter Press Service: A UN expert group says US businesses
(both in terms of their domestic and international operations) don’t do enough
to protect the human rights of workers and the communities affected by those
Pizzigati, Inequality.org: America’s top corporate executives love
lecturing the rest of us about “fiscal responsibility.” They want us to expect
less from government. But they expect more, and a new report shows how they’re
Gordon, Dissent: What happened to the good jobs? And more importantly,
how can we get them back? Raising the minimum wage, collective bargaining and
gender pay equity are some of the things we need to look at.
Sturgis, Facing South: A measure to repeal North Carolina’s renewable
energy is being pushed by a coalition of 16 influential state and national
conservative advocacy groups – many with financial ties to the fossil-fuel
Bell, Other Worlds: Marjorie Valcelat ran an embroidery machine in a
factory from 2005 to 2008. She says the experience made her so sick and weak
that she’s not felt able to work since then.
Asregadoo, Truthout: Former Guatemalan dictator, Efraín Ríos Montt, was
indicted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. His trial was
briefly put on hold due to a legal technicality, but has resumed. What does this
trial mean for human rights?