The danger level for journalists in hot spots continues to rise worldwide. A lawsuit against Bashar al-Assad is a small step toward ending the trend of killing journalists with impunity.
Temporary workers can now organize along with direct employees and belong to the same bargaining unit, or form a separate bargaining unit composed only of temps.
Zia Swim is an environmentalist, activist and engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently a fellow at Truthout doing development work and environmental journalism research.