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SCOTUS Decision in Starbucks Case Will Impact the Labor Movement

Starbucks Workers Rally. elliotstoller, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Alexandra Martinez / Prism The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 13 in favor of the Starbucks Corporation in the landmark case Starbucks v. McKinney, a devastating blow to union organizers that narrows the authority of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to seek remedies for […]

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Prison Labor in Texas is Modern-Day Slavery

By Xandan Gulley / Prism Reports Texas summers are brutal. Temperatures rise to the triple digits, the sun is scorching, and the heat makes the skin sizzle. Working outside in these conditions is perilous. It’s critically advised to stay hydrated, away from the sun, or in the shade if possible. Incarcerated people work in these extreme […]

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The Law is Not for Us, It’s Against Us

A VCU Police officer shoots pepper spray at student and protest organizer Sereen Haddad outside Cabell Library on Monday, April 29. Riot police clashed with students holding a pro-Palestine encampment. Photo by Andrew Kerley (Flickr) By William C. Anderson / Prism “I had now seen at close quarters the haughty white men who made the […]

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Q&A: Undoing Abortion Rights Is Creating an Impact We Will ‘Feel for Decades’

March for Reproductive Rights. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Louise Palanker from October 1, 2021. By Marissa Wright / PRISM A few days after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that rescinded the constitutional right to abortion, journalist Rebecca Traister explained the need for abortion stories: “Without people who have had abortions describing their realities,” […]

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Under the Biden Administration, Family Separations and Other Atrocities Continue

Protest to end family seperation (Flickr) By Tina Vásquez / Prism Reports President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump are in Texas today touring different sectors of the Southern border, a spectacle that encapsulates how central immigration is to each of their reelection campaigns. It is Biden’s approach to immigration in recent months, however, […]