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The Customer Is Not Always Right

Khushbu Shah Food & Wine
Customer entitlement at restaurants is at an all-time high, making work unsafe and unbearable for many in the industry. The way we think about hospitality needs to change.

Bill Gates’s Foundation Is Leading a Green Counterrevolution in Africa

Jan Urhahn, translation by Loren Balhorn Jacobin
Bill and Melinda Gates.
In Africa, there’s a particularly prominent initiative driving corporate agriculture’s agenda — Bill Gates’s Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). AGRA’s results are devastating for small-scale farmers.

Building Class Power by Fighting for the Common Good

Stephanie Luce Organizing Upgrade
"Mapping for the Common Good" is a tool for unions to map contracts and line up contract campaigns for more leverage. Bargaining for the Common Good combines union power with community demands in a way that can build class power.

Israel Went On Demolition Spree in 2020

Tamara Nassar The Electronic Intifada
demolition of Palestinian homes by Israel
While people around the world were told to stay home due to the pandemic, Israel made more Palestinians homeless in 2020 than it has in years.

Building Class Power by Fighting for the Common Good

Stephanie Luce Organizing Upgrade
"Mapping for the Common Good" is a tool for unions to map contracts and line up contract campaigns for more leverage. Bargaining for the Common Good combines union power with community demands in a way that can build class power.