Amien Essif is a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Work­ing In These Times and main­tains a blog called The Gazine, which focus­es on con­sumerism, gen­tri­fi­ca­tion, and tech­nol­o­gy with a Lud­dite bent. His work has also appeared on the Guardian and Coun­ter­Punch. You can find him using Twit­ter reluc­tant­ly: @AmienChicago
Dispatch
How Black Lives Matter Has Spread Into a Global Movement to End Racist Policing
The next Baltimore could be somewhere in Europe.
Labor
A View of Germany’s Economy from Die Linke, the Left Party
Labor
Germany Just Passed Its First-Ever Minimum Wage Law—And It Covers Interns
Labor
The 9 Most Important Victories for Workers in 2014
Labor
Illinois Public Employees Prepare for a Bruising Fight with Bruce Rauner
Labor
Want Thanksgiving Off? Follow These Whole Foods Workers’ Example and Go On Strike
Labor
Your Next Bike Share Ride May Be Powered By Union Labor
Labor
Walmart’s Inhumane Policies for Pregnant Workers
Labor
Grave Digger: “You’ve Got to Uphold Some Type of Integrity”
Labor
After Defeating Democrats, Will Ohio Unionists Form a New Labor Party?
Labor
Fast-Food Workers Turn Up the Heat
Labor
McDonald’s Is ‘The Boss’—and That’s a Good Thing
Labor
Receptionist: ‘It’s Basically Just a Job That I Do During the Day’
Labor
A Staples Diet for Postal Workers
Labor
Jess Spear, Socialist of the Sawant Persuasion
Labor
Biggest Fast-Food Worker Strike Yet Covers Six Continents
Labor
In Texas, Construction Reform Has an Unlikely Champion
Labor
Tennessee Labor Activists Bring ‘Moral Monday’ to May Day
Labor
SeaTac Workers Fight for Their 15
Labor
Is Seattle’s Rideshare Crackdown Actually a Win for Taxi Drivers?
Labor
Exotic Dancers Sue Strip Club for Labor Law Violation
Labor
Told To Clock Their Hours, Some Illinois Professors Protest
Labor
The 10 Biggest Wins for Labor in 2013
Labor
How Chicago Whole Foods Workers Won Back Thanksgiving
Labor
Ten Arrested at Chicago Wal-Mart in Black Friday Civil Disobedience
Labor
The Sub-Subminimum Wage: Is It Legal to Pay $2 an Hour?
Labor
Get the Door, It’s Domino’s (Drivers, Suing for a Fair Wage)
Dispatch
A Bill of Rights for the Homeless
Several states are considering guaranteeing civil rights for those without a roof over their heads.
News Blog
Thousands Protest Verdict in Trayvon Martin Killing
Uprising
Chicago 11th-Graders Walk Out in Defiance of State-Mandated Test
News Blog
Bush OK-ed Torture After 9/11, Says Bipartisan Report
Video
The Hilarious Exxon Spoof That Was Blocked From Airing
News Blog
Bernie Sanders, Bank Buster
News Blog
Colorado Pot Tax May Exceed 30 Percent
News Blog
Gun Control Profiteers: How Hedge Funds Capitalized on Sandy Hook
Video
Anderson Cooper ‘GLAAD’ to Be Gay
Video
SNL Lays Into Justice Scalia and His Rant on “Racial Entitlement”
Video
Al Jazeera: Bradley Manning’s Plea, And Why He Did It
Labor
Boeing Supply-Chain Workers Vote to Strike
News Blog
Farmer’s Clever Case Against Monsanto Didn’t Sway Supreme Court
Video
Thom Hartman: Will the Historic DC Climate Rally Make Change?
Video
Bill Moyers and Susan Crawford on Slow, Costly and Unfair Internet Access in U.S.
Video
‘So God Made a Farmworker’: Superbowl Ad Spoof
News Blog
Last Straw for Chicago Embroiderers: Working Through Thanksgiving
Video
Former GM Autoworker on Hunger Strike for Over 70 Days with Lips Sewn Shut
The ITT List
TN Senator Proposes To Cut State Diversity Programs—in the Name of MLK
Video
Gabby Giffords Urges Senate to “Act Now” on Gun Control
Video
In Paris, More Than 100,000 Demonstrate in Support of Gay Marriage
12