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Greek Cleaners Become Symbols of Resistance

Maria Zepatou on July 08, 2014

It took nine months for the 396 cleaners that had been made redundant by the Greek Finance Ministry to gain their victory. Since September 2013, they have been on strike, selling T-shirts to survive and pay for banners and other...

Leaving Trans Organizers in the Dust

Kathryn Seidewitz on May 23, 2014

Emily Augusta began her transition in September 2012. Underemployed and without healthcare, she started taking illegal hormones she purchased on the street. She had moved to DC from Connecticut in the height of the Occupy movement, where she had gotten...

SUNY Website Highlights Hypocrisy

Jess Rybak on April 28, 2014

It’s ironic, insulting, and revealing of the true nature of SUNY. SUNY – the statewide public university system of New York – is currently masquerading as an institution that offers something it does not: an environment for accessible public education....

Popular Agrarian Summit Calls for Strike

Zoe Pepper-Cunningham on April 18, 2014

A national strike in Colombia – involving groups of indigenous peoples, Afro-Colombians, students, women, small miners, petroleum workers, and campesinos [farmers] – is planned to begin on May 1st. The strike was declared during the Popular Agrarian Summit, held from...

The Era of the Permatemp

Andy Fitzgerald on April 14, 2014

Underneath the employment figures that are released and hotly debated every month lurks a troubling reality: the ballooning contingent labor force. Its ranks include seasonal employees, temporary contractors, freelancers, and interns, none of whom can expect their job to be...

Stand! Fight! University of New Brunswick Union On Strike

Queen Arsem-O'Malley on January 20, 2014

Temperatures hovered just above freezing in New Brunswick last week, and yet a group of people at the Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton campuses of the University of New Brunswick spent days standing outside. That group was hundreds of the...

“Mi Tierra No Se Vende”: Understanding the Free Trade Agreement and the Current Protests in Colombia

Cristine Khan on September 18, 2013

[Note: The views in this article in no way reflect the views or opinions of the Fulbright Colombia program nor those of the U.S. Fulbright program.] As I was walking into the university in Bogotá, Colombia, where I work as...

Community Control, Bangladeshi Garment Workers and the NYPD

Sharmin Hossain on June 25, 2013

“I’m going to make sure you’re staying in that cold, wet jail cell tonight,” the sergeant told me the moment I got into the car. It was a rainy summer day in Brooklyn, New York. Earlier in the day, peaceful...

6 Tips on How to Avoid Being Screwed by a Non-Profit

Anonymous on May 15, 2013

So you’ve just graduated from college and you want to change the world. Good for you. The non-profit sector seems like a natural place for a justice-minded person such as yourself, and nonprofits are almost always hiring because the turnover...