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Liza Featherstone

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Liza Featherstone

Contributing Editor

Liza Featherstone is a journalist based in New York City. Her work on student and youth activism has been published in The Nation, Lingua Franca, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Left Business Observer, Dissent, The Sydney Morning Herald and Columbia Journalism Review. Featherstone has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsday, In These Times, Ms., Salon, Nerve, US, Nylon and Rolling Stone. She is the co-author of Students Against Sweatshops: The Making of a Movement (Verso, 2002) and author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Worker's Rights at Wal-Mart (Basic, 2004).

Articles

News and Features

Last year, labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein organized an academic
conference on Wal-Mart at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Experts held forth on the Wal-Mart phenomenon, and

Wal-Mart is no real friend of civil rights.

Talk about surprising developments, Wal-Mart has done something good.

Despite its efforts to silence whistleblowers, Wal-Mart remains under fire for abusing its workers.

Opposition to Wal-Mart in a community can invigorate progressive politics and expose entrenched politicians as vision-free hacks.

At Wal-Mart's annual shareholders meeting, the company blames workers for its public relations disasters.

Wal-Mart's CEO showcases his company's hypocrisy.

If Wal-Mart finds resistance irksome, it should lobby for universal healthcare.

Wal-Mart recently found another group to offend (besides women, immigrants, African-Americans, worldwide organized labor and small businesspeople).

Cozying up to Wal-Mart may cost a New Jersey mayor his job.

Blogs

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On some West Coast college campuses this week, students and workers have been outspoken. Tuesday afternoon the Stanford students occupying...
This morning, eleven Stanford University students began occupying the lobby of their president's office demanding humane conditions for the...
Today Starbucks faced legal and political trouble from its own workers. On the third anniversary of the founding of the IWW Starbucks Union...