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Labor
With Few Workplace Safety Protections, Latino Worker Deaths Are Surging
The statistics are sobering, and it's likely we're still undercounting: Only one-fourth of injuries suffered by Latino workers on small construction jobs are regularly reported, one study found.
Stephen Franklin
Viewpoint
Last Year, $1,748 of Your Taxes Went to Corporate Pentagon Contractors
On average, U.S taxpayers paid more to military contractors in 2023 than a month’s rent. Those are funds that could go to healthcare or education—but instead are being spent on war.
Lindsay Koshgarian
Viewpoint
Project 2025 Is Already Here
Core aspects of the far-right plan to overhaul U.S. government are already being put into place, through an anti-abortion influence campaign overseas.
Gillian Kane
Mamiran Nessa, a Bengali Muslim woman, spent 10 years in detention after the Indian government refused her proof of long-standing citizenship. She now lives on a river island rapidly eroding because of climate change.
FeatureInvestigationGoodman InstituteIsrael & Palestine
Hindu Nationalists Are Taking Notes—and Tech Support—From the Israeli Right
The state of Assam has become a laboratory of ethnonationalism, with warning signs of genocide ahead.
Ankur Singh
Labor
11 Lessons From 11 Years After the Rana Plaza Disaster
Corporate exploitation has a playbook, so should we.
Anna Canning and Sarah Newell
CultureClimate
This Earth Day, Common Ground Urges us to Rethink Our Relationship With Soil
Regenerative agricultural practices can be transformative, but only if we let them.
Siri Chilukuri
Labor
Volkswagen Workers in Chattanooga Vote "UAW, Yes!"—and Win Big
“With UAW’s win at Volkswagen, another gateway to the South has been opened. No longer will the wage-and-benefit standards of the million-strong auto workforce in the U.S. be set by the non-union portion of the industry."
Luis Feliz Leon
The Threats To U.S. Democracy Go Far Beyond Elections and the Courts
We need to do more than protect our elections. Getting money out of politics, repealing anti-dissent laws and ensuring more accountability from elected officials are equally important to democracy.
Basav Sen
LaborFeatureInvestigation
Lawsuit: Alabama Is Denying Prisoners Parole to Lease Their Labor to Meatpackers, McDonalds
No parole if you’re still profitable.
Kim Kelly
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