Tag Archives: agricultural slavery

Fear/Smear tactics re-deployed against Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Coalition of Immokalee Workers …to her credit, Florida’s Attorney General saw through the cheap public relations trick and declined to investigate a claim that funds were being diverted by an organization that never even comes into contact with the funds … Continue reading

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Publix’s part in Florida remaining “ground zero” for agricultural slavery.

Special to the CIW: Read the Publix Op/Ed the Atlanta Journal Constitution refused to publish! | Coalition of Immokalee Workers In Florida, since 1997, the Department of Justice has successfully prosecuted seven farm labor slavery operations involving a total of … Continue reading

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Minister Ejected From Florida Supermarket for Support of Farmworker Justice – Rev. Libby Shannon | God’s Politics Blog | Sojourners

<p> … earlier this year Reverend Thomas was ejected and then banned from a Sarasota, Fla., Publix. His crime? He supports the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). For years, this grassroots farmworker group and people of faith have urged Publix … Continue reading

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Dan Krassner & Sean Shaw: Widen Florida probe of Citizens insurance » TCPalm.com

“Citizens President Barry Gilway recently terminated every employee within the Office of Corporate Integrity. These firings came after reports of lavish, non-mission critical spending. Abusing travel expenditures is unacceptable; gutting the watchdog inside the insurer of last resort is incomprehensible.” … Continue reading

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Over 100 Children a Year Die Working On Farms: Why Do Prominent Right-Wingers Fight Safety Regulations? | | AlterNet

“Between 1995 and 2002 there were an estimated 907 youth that died on American farms,” said Flores López, citing NIOSHs data. “Thats well over 100 preventable deaths each year.” via Over 100 Children a Year Die Working On Farms: Why … Continue reading

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Response to Haridopolos on GMO’s …

Florida Senate President Haridopolos is promoting merit pay for teachers. I’m all for merit pay for senators, which would consistently have Haridopolos’ wages dropping. From: Susan Chandler Date: January 28, 2011 9:38:18 PM EST To: Senator Mike Haridopolos , “HARIDOPOLOS.MIKE.WEB” … Continue reading

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