Prisoner strike exposes an age old Amerikan reliance on forced labor

  Prisoners in 17 states and several Canadian provinces are on strike in protest of prison labor conditions. Their demonstrations are compelling Americans to understand that some everyday foods are produced behind bars, for cents on the hour, in a system many call “modern slavery.” Prisoners in the U.S. harvest and process eggs, orange juice, ground beef and fish. They also staff […]

In the Year of the Pig: The Real Vietnam War Heroes

by Ann Garrison John McCain’s death triggered mass media regurgitations of Vietnam-era imperial racism and just plain idiocy, but also reminded us of those who risked everything to stop the war. “There’s no doubt that the pig in the film is the US in Vietnam.” I’ll be glad if I never hear John McCain’s name again, […]