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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

In the latest action against the union-busting low-wage retailer, labor organizers may have finally found a strategy that works.

Ha llegado el momento en que demócratas y progresistas conscientes sigan el ejemplo de Nueva York y tomen distancia de este oscuro seductor.

In the wake of the Mexican bribery scandal, liberals who had been wooed by the giant retailer are having second thoughts.

The Occupy movement takes on neoliberal education reform and the Bloomberg Department of Education.

The Supreme Court ruling is a victory for mega-corporations everywhere and a sign that justice for women and workers can't be won in the courts alone.

If corporate America and right-wing libertarians get their way, thousands of female Wal-Mart employees will never get the substance of their case heard in court.

As the cost of college hits the stratosphere, students are organizing to bring it down to earth.

It's inspiring to have a president who talks the talk on green-collar jobs. But we need megawatts, not just megawords.

SEIU President Andy Stern heads one of the strongest unions in the country. Why is he so cozy with corporations?

Thanks to the efforts of the peace movement and a significant shift in public opinion, we can stop this war. But it's not going to be easy.

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