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Lauren McCauley: Exposing Walmart’s Massive Data Collection Schemes

Outside of its growing reputation for poverty wages, worker intimidation, and an overall culture of employee repression, a new report reveals that retail giant Walmart is also throwing its weight behind a massive consumer tracking effort with particular implications for people of color. Authored by a coalition of consumer rights and social justice groups, the Read more…

Site Administrator: Thoughts for the New Year

Quotes from the articles in this issue to inspire continued activism in 2014

Site Administrator: About Z

Z MAGAZINE is an independent magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S. It sees the racial, gender, class, and political dimensions of personal life as fundamental to understanding and improving contemporary circumstances; and it aims to assist activist efforts for a better future. Z Magazine (ISSN 1056-5507) is Read more…

Seth Sandronsky: Public School Reform

Education reform, teaching to test to increase market share

Various Contributors: Events, Books, Campaigns

HUMAN RIGHTS – The U.S. Human Rights Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the Advancing Human Rights 2013 Conference, December 6-8, in Atlanta, GA. Contact: 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30312;; AFRICAN/SOCIALIST – The Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA will be held December 7-11, in Read more…

Marc Becker: Resource Extraction and the Yasuni National Park

At 7:39 PM on August 15, 2013, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa tweeted “in a few minutes I will speak to the country about the Yasuní-ITT initiative. It has been a long time since I was so nervous.” Correa had good reason to be nervous because he was about to cancel a signature program of his Read more…

Jack Rasmus: The Great Corporate Tax Shift

For more than three decades, what might be called the Great American Tax Shift has been gaining momentum. Wealthy investor households with annual incomes of more than $5 million and $20 million respectively have been paying less and less in taxes relative to the accelerating growth of their incomes, while the more than 100 million Read more…

Rob Larson: Home Is Where the Empty Investment Property Is

 The unrelenting disgrace of America’s economic inequality has continued to reach new heights of executive pay and new depths of depravity. The numbers are stark. In September, Emmanuel Saez of UC-Berkeley reported that the “Top 1 percent incomes grew by 31.4 percent while bottom 99 percent grew only by 0.4 percent from 2009 to 2012. Read more…

Kevin Zeese: Fukushima: A Global Threat

The story of Fukushima should be on the front pages of every newspaper. Instead, it is rarely mentioned. The problems at Fukushima are unprecedented in human experience and involve a high risk of radiation events larger than any that the global community has ever experienced. When we researched the realities of Fukushima in preparation for Read more…

Andrew Gavin Marshall: Empire Under Obama

Obama’s global terror campaign is not only dependent upon his drone assassination program, but increasingly it has come to rely on the deployment of Special Operations forces in countries all over the world—reportedly between 70 and 120 countries at any one time. As Obama has sought to draw down the large-scale ground invasions of countries Read more…

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