Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco Using Slave Labor

By: Wednesday June 11, 2014 10:02 am

A six month investigation by the Guardian has revealed that major retailers such as Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco are featuring merchandise produced by slave labor. The stores are selling food that men – who are bought, sold, beaten and killed like animals – are forced to produce in shrimp boats off the coast of [...]

Jim DeMint Makes Odd Claims About History Of Slavery

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 9:36 am

  Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, now head of the Heritage Foundation, has an interesting version of the history of slavery in America or least how it ended. According to DeMint the federal government played no role in ending slavery. DeMint claimed the “move to free the slaves came from the people, it did [...]

The Danger of Analogizing About Politics and Compromise from “Lincoln”

By: Monday November 26, 2012 11:42 am

And now, here’s my entry in the “Why the movie Lincoln is not a plausible model for political debates of the recent past and future.” For those of you who haven’t seen it, Lincoln covers the critical period near the end of the 16th President’s tenure, when he sought passage of the 13th Amendment, which [...]

Exploited Guest Workers from Louisiana to March on Wal-Mart Board Members in NYC

By: Monday June 18, 2012 12:22 pm

I wrote last Friday about the forced labor situation perpetrated on guest workers at a seafood supplier for Wal-Mart in Louisiana. Now, the National Guestworker Alliance, the feisty labor rights group which helped a group of exploited foreign exchange students at a Hershey chocolate factory get justice last year, will take these guest workers on [...]

Workers for Wal-Mart Supplier Forced Into Slave Labor

By: Friday June 15, 2012 9:54 am

Wal-Mart is under fire after guest workers at a seafood supplier of theirs in the Gulf Coast went on strike, alleging slave labor conditions and 24-hour work shifts. The workers are in the United States with H-2B visas, which allow foreign nationals to work temporary, non-agricultural jobs if the employer can demonstrate that “there are [...]

Republicans Can Be Shamed Into Denouncing Slavery

By: Thursday April 8, 2010 6:40 am

On Tuesday, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell caused a stir by designating April Confederate History Month for the first time in the state in eight years. In particular, McDonnell, a far-right conservative who paraded as a moderate during the 2009 gubernatorial election, angered many by neglecting to even mention slavery in his announcement. McDonnell apparently went [...]

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