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November 05, 2009

Blueberry Farming Giant Found to Use
Child Labor at Michigan Fields

An ABC News investigation has exposed how one of the country’s largest blueberry growers uses child labor on its fields. Adkin Blue Ribbon Packing Company in South Haven, Michigan is at the center of this scandal. Wal-Mart and the Kroger supermarket chain were among Adkin’s high-profile customers that have now cut ties with the blueberry grower. We speak to ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross and Teresa Hendricks of Michigan Migrant Legal Aid. [includes rush transcript] Link via Democracy Now

Posted by cat at 08:18 PM

November 01, 2009

Digital Data Make For A Really Permanent Record

Two years ago, Kevin Vanginderen, a California lawyer, Googled his own name and came up with a 25-year-old article from Cornell's newspaper about his being charged with burglary as a student there. He sued Cornell, saying the college hurt his reputation when it put the archives online. Earlier this year, that suit was thrown out, and now when you search his name you can read all about that.

It's all here, this is just 1 in a 4 part series story by Martin Kaste / NPR 10/29/09

Posted by cat at 11:06 PM

Long Lost Magazines

I'm looking for the following magazines (!!) and will pay (or make a trade) with anyone who can postmail me a copy! I'm looking for THE magazine, not the PDF. Also up for suggestions on where to buy on-line...

1) Elle Italia settembre 2009
2) Art Actual Numero 50 France 2008
3) Ticinosette 2009 #12 Swiss 2009



Posted by cat at 11:03 PM

Boycott Hyatt

Boycott Hyatt! from jimfinn on Vimeo.

Posted by cat at 09:59 PM