Coke Needs to Confront China’s Human Rights Abuses Ahead of the Beijing Olympics

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Coke is struggling to defend its joint bottling operation in Xinjiang. Next month, China will host the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the most ill-advised venue for the games since Adolf Hitler brought the 1936 Olympics to Berlin. Even as China…

The Hot News of Union Battles at Big Corporations Is Good for the Labor Movement

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We could be on the cusp of a new labor relations order, spurred in large part by increased media and public interest generated by these high-profile campaigns. Union drives have suddenly become hot news. In a closely watched Nov. 29,…

A Major Step in Global Space Policy

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With increasing commercialization, the lines between military and civilian uses of space are less blurry. On Nov. 15, 2021, Russia destroyed one of its own old satellites using a missile launched from the surface of the Earth, creating…

Global Business Leaders Need to Push Ethiopia Toward Peace

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As the Ethiopian crisis escalates rapidly, this is a vital time for corporate leaders with ties to the government to stand up collectively and publicly for human rights. Ethiopia is a country in crisis. In the last year, the government…

How to Convince CEOs to Support Climate Action at the Expense of Profits

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Businesses require a thriving, stable society to operate, and cannot survive in a failing world. There is now widespread consensus that limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5℃ requires fundamental changes in sectors like energy,…

Why Banning Financing for Fossil Fuel Projects in Africa Isn’t a Climate Solution

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When it comes to carbon dioxide emissions, sub-Saharan Africa is collectively responsible for barely half a percent of all global emissions over time. Today’s global energy inequities are staggering. Video gamers in California…

How the Fair Labor Association Promotes a Living Wage for Workers

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By using a consistent methodology to measure workers’ compensation, we now have a baseline to understand how far we need to go to reach a living wage. In today’s globalized economy, large companies increasingly outsource production to…

How to Address the Legal Status of Afghan Refugees

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More than 24,000 Afghans already have been brought to the U.S., where they are being held in military bases in Virginia, Texas, Wisconsin, and other states. These makeshift arrangements are far from ideal. In the last two weeks of August,…

Robert Bilott, Author of “Exposure,” Reflects on His Fight Against Corporate Arrogance

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In October 1998, a Parkersburg, West Virginia, cattle farmer named Earl Tennant noticed that his livestock was dying from a strange illness. Half of his cows and their calves had mysteriously died, and the rest had been born deformed and dead.…

Change the Paradigm, Change the System: A Conversation with Denise Hearn

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Listen to "#27 - Change the Paradigm, Change the System: A Conversation with Denise Hearn" on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Denise Hearn about the most significant opportunities and concerns with…