Hannah Faris is associate editor at The Wisconsin Idea, an independent reporting project of People’s Action Institute, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund and In These Times.


Labor
These Baristas Have Been on Strike for Over 3 Months to Get Their Union Recognized
At Great Lakes Coffee, workers are on the picket line demanding their rights—part of a growing national movement to organize the cafe industry.
FeatureLabor
Starbucks Workers Are Facing Down One of the Most Intense Union-Busting Campaigns in Decades
Workers at more than 100 Starbucks stores in 27 states have filed union petitions for elections. In response, the company has launched a relentless anti-union effort.
DispatchThe Wisconsin Idea
The Small Towns Rejecting Solar Farms
Residents are split over the largest solar farm in Wisconsin moving in next door
The Wisconsin Idea
VIDEO: Big Agriculture Has a Bleak Future in Store for All of Us
Factory farming operations have swallowed up much of the U.S. farming economy, and independent farmers warn that we’re not prepared for the future they have in store for us.
The Wisconsin Idea
VIDEO: Factory Farming is Pushing Independent Farmers to the Edge of Extinction
Government and industry incentives have accelerated the death of the independent farm — rural residents like Kristy Allen are "literally at ground zero."
The Wisconsin Idea
Documentary: Factory Farms Pose an 'Existential Threat' for Rural Wisconsin Communities
Big Agriculture and the factory farming industry are taking over more of the US landscape and farming economy every year. But these rural communities in Wisconsin are fighting back.
DispatchThe Wisconsin Idea
A Wisconsin Hog Farm Would Produce 9.4 Million Gallons of Manure a Year. Nearby Residents Live in Fear.
Crawford County is up against Roth Feeder Pig II, which would be the largest hog CAFO in the state and could permanently pollute local aquifers.
LaborThe Wisconsin Idea
How the Deep Roots of Farm Labor Solidarity Helped Wisconsin Survive the Pandemic
A century of agrarian organizing pays off.
Feature
The Numbers Show Covid Is a Mental Health Crisis
The U.S. mental health system was already in tatters. Then came the pandemic.