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While Few Notice, the Supreme Court Is Making Corporate Human Rights Abuses Easier

May 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

In our current news environment, any news that's not about President Trump gets short shrift, even if it's news emanating from the Supreme Court. On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court decided the case of Jesner v. Arab Bank. The Court ruled that foreign corporations cannot be brought into US federal courts to stand trial for human rights abuses that happen abroad.

Women of Color Demand Federal Investigation of Sexual Harassment at McDonald's

May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
Women of Color Demand Federal Investigation of Sexual Harassment at McDonald's

Women of color working for low wages at McDonald's restaurants are saying they have been sexually harassed on the job and managers routinely fail to take reports of unwanted advances and sexual assault seriously. Others stay silent in fear of losing work. With help from women's and labor advocates, the women are now fighting back.(Photo: Vivid Lime)

Immigration Officials Are Using Pseudoscience to Justify Jailing Teenage Asylum Seekers With Adults

May 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

This week, the Trump administration announced it will detain asylum seekers and separate them from their children at the border. A case in California shows how some minors who arrived alone to seek asylum have been put in adult detention. Immigration authorities in California are refusing to release an Afghan asylum seeker from an adult detention center, even though a federal court had determined he is a child. His lawyers say the teenager, who has been held in adult detention for five months, is 17 years old.