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Ani DiFranco’s Slave Plantation Gaffe

By Ari Paul

Ani DiFranco’s Slave Plantation Gaffe
At first glance, it seems that Ani DiFranco has become the latest example of how a mix of star-fueled insulation from the real world and white privilege can lead to bad public relations. After an Internet-inspired backlash, the feminist singer-songwriter has canceled a musical retreat at a former slave plantation in Louisiana, now a resort that promotes the quaint imagery of antebellum life.Read More


A Labor Agenda for the 21st Century: Less Work

By Ari Paul

A Labor Agenda for the 21st Century: Less Work
Labor is focused on organizing low-wage workers and safety issues, especially after recent horrific factory tragedies. But maybe unions should push for all of us to work a little less.Read More


Brooklyn College President Won't Cancel Boycott Israel Panel

By Ari Paul

Brooklyn College President Won't Cancel Boycott Israel Panel
The president of Brooklyn College hit back against New York City Council members who threatened to withhold funds to the school if it allows a panel discussion about the boycott Israel campaign to go forward later this week.Read More


Sandy's Biblical Threat

By Ari Paul

Sandy's Biblical Threat
Hurricane Sandy won’t last 40 days and 40 nights, but it still seems pretty Biblical to some.Read More


Randi, Rahm and the Chicago Teachers Strike

By Ari Paul

Randi, Rahm and the Chicago Teachers Strike
The Chicago teachers strike ended with what many unionists see as a victory for a strategy of confronting strong-willed Mayor Rahm Emanuel.Read More






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