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  • iPhone or iExploit? Rampant Labor Violations in Apple's Supply Chain

    By Nicki Lisa Cole, Truthout | News Analysis

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, presents the new iPhone 5S at an event in Cupertino, California, on September 10, 2013. (Jim Wilson / The New York Times)Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, presents the new iPhone 5S at an event in Cupertino, California, on September 10, 2013. (Photo: Jim Wilson / The New York Times)

    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.

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  • Public Banks Could Break the Impasse Over Marijuana Money

    Public Banks Could Break the Impasse Over Marijuana Money

    By Marc Armstrong, Truthout | News Analysis

    Cannabis reform is sweeping the US but the lucrative multibillion dollar market is forced to use a cash-based system to work around federal banking regulations. Until the feds legalize marijuana, a network of public banks working together to implement DOJ compliance may provide an alternative.

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  • Why Walmart Matters to 21st Century Working-Class Struggle

    Why Walmart Matters to 21st Century Working-Class Struggle

    By Sarah Jaffe, Nation Books | Book Excerpt

    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.

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