With heightened anticipation of an iPhone7 this September, it's worth noting that the conditions of workers in Apple's Chinese supply chain have not improved these last 14 years. A new report by China Labor Watch shows that the same legal and ethical violations continue.
The American empire required the erasure of Indigenous and Black humanity. Now both communities are standing up for self-determination -- against the contamination of Native land in North Dakota and for an alternative to the brutal police state in Chicago -- and finding common ground.
A 2013 congressional study estimated that Walmart alone costs taxpayers between $3,015 and $5,815 per worker. That's money that we should understand as a subsidy to Walmart, not to the workers -- it allows Walmart to save billions in wages and benefits by pushing those costs onto the rest of us.