How Amazon Fights For the Right to Dehumanize Its Workers
Capitalism / Class / I Hate America

How Amazon Fights For the Right to Dehumanize Its Workers

On October 8th, The Supreme Court heard oral arguments  for Integrity Staffing Solutions vs. Busk, an important new case that raises questions over the nature of work, compensation, and what it means to be “on the clock.” The genesis of the dispute is in a lawsuit filed by warehouse workers for an Amazon subcontractor in Reno, Nevada. … Continue reading

I Hate America: Coerced Sterilization
Class / Feminism / I Hate America / Race / Sex

I Hate America: Coerced Sterilization

Oh, America. Never change. Wait, sorry, hang on, please change. In the news this week is a revival of interest in the scandal of coerced sterilization in California prisons. This isn’t just a helpful reminder that you should pay attention to what went on between 2006 and 2010—there’s been developments in the investigation. Under the stress … Continue reading

Can Budget Cooking Solve America’s Hunger Problem?
Class / Culture / Health

Can Budget Cooking Solve America’s Hunger Problem?

We at BYSU have talked in the past about some of the stupid beliefs around eating healthy and on a budget. The national conversation has marginally evolved through a good education effort, but the fact remains that there are plenty of people who chastise poor people for eating badly, and especially for feeding their kids badly. They’re declining to … Continue reading