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Liza Featherstone

Contributing Editor

Liza Featherstone is a journalist based in New York City and a contributing editor to The Nation, where she also writes the advice column “Asking for a Friend”. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Ms., and Rolling Stone among many other outlets. 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). She is the editor of False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Clinton, which is forthcoming from Verso Books this spring and can be pre-ordered here.


  • Politics November 9, 2006

    A Win for Women

    Thanks to a thoughtful grassroots campaign, voters in South Dakota rejected a draconian abortion ban.

    Liza Featherstone

  • Politics November 8, 2006

    Democracy Worked for SD Abortion Vote

    The electoral process worked for pro-choice advocates in South Dakota, overturning an abortion ban with a grassroots appeal to keep the government out of citizens' personal lives.

    Liza Featherstone

  • Corporations August 24, 2006

    Mean or Green?

    Wal-Mart is serious about bringing organic food to the masses, but transportation costs and the retail giant's aggressive competitive ways could end up hurting small farms and the environment.

    Liza Featherstone

  • Corporations November 3, 2005

    Spin Control at Wal-Mart

    A hard-hitting documentary, an embarrassing leaked memo on healthcare and abandonment by customers who don't like its politics. It's getting harder these days for Wal-Mart to put on a happy public face.

    Liza Featherstone

  • Corporations November 3, 2005

    On the Wal-Mart Money Trail

    As the nation's wealthiest family, the Waltons could be a force for social good. But when they choose to spend their fortune lobbying for pet projects, tax cuts and charter schools instead of providing a living wage for their workers, they are dangerous (and costly) to the nation.

    Liza Featherstone

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  • Activism September 29, 2005

    Peaceniks Flood DC

    Last week's antiwar rally in Washington sent a single, unequivocal message: At home and abroad, the Bush Administration is a complete failure.

    Liza Featherstone

  • Activism September 25, 2005

    Make Levees, Not War

    New Orleans was top-of-mind for more than 100,000 peace advocates in Washington who delivered a clear and unified message, protesting the Bush Administration's war in Iraq and its callous indifference to the victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes.

    Liza Featherstone

  • Cities September 14, 2005

    Wal-Mart to the Rescue!

    For once, Wal-Mart is acting like a hero, with speedy delivery of water and supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims. If it could only act that way every day.

    Liza Featherstone

  • Banking August 31, 2005

    The Bank of Wal-Mart?

    Sounds like an episode of The Simpsons, but this is for real: The retail giant wants even more of your money.

    Liza Featherstone

  • Corporations August 3, 2005

    Wal-Mart Woos the Eggheads

    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

    Liza Featherstone