Cities Can Fight Federal Crackdowns

Cities Can Fight Federal Crackdowns

Shortly after Donald Trump’s order to ban thousands of documented, vetted immigrants and refugees from our shores, crowds rushed to airports all over the country to protect those who’d just arrived. Soon after, crowds in Phoenix and other cities surrounded...
Prison Labor is Slavery by Another Name

Prison Labor is Slavery by Another Name

Right now there’s a national movement mobilizing to raise the federal minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour. But imagine if instead of earning even that much, you could only earn a few cents an hour. If that sounds like something from the developing world,...
The Civil War Didn’t End Slavery After All

The Civil War Didn’t End Slavery After All

Slavery has been abolished in the United States since 1865, when the 13th Amendment was passed in the ashes of the Civil War. Well, almost abolished. Actually, the amendment included a caveat: “except as punishment for a crime.” Since then, prison and...
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