• Don't Sleep on Redding!

    Thursday, June 19th, 2014

    What is "community organizing"? When a solid team of passionate people come together and identify a problem, and then plan and organize a way to solve it by using their own power, influence, and resources in their own community, across generations, families, and neighborhoods.

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  • 18MillionRising.org (18MR) Relaunches www.gapdoesmore.com, Thwarts Retaliation From Gap Inc.

    Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

    Despite Gap Inc.’s corporate bullying, 18MR has relaunched www.gapdoesmore.com. We are not interested in entertaining conversations about how Gap Inc. has been “victimized” by a hoax designed to reveal their unjust labor practices. We want the corporation to answer for its treatment of the real victims: dead and injured workers supplying the very clothes that earn Gap Inc. billions of dollars a year.

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  • 18MillionRising.org (18MR) Pulls Hoax on Gap Inc., Corporation Responds by Shutting Down www.gapdoesmore.com

    Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

    Gap Inc. has proven that it is more willing to villainize a small non-profit organization with a staff of only three than it is to step up to the plate and answer hard questions about the way the company treats the very people who sustain the business. Despite Gap Inc.’s efforts to silence the voices of workers and activists around the globe – of which 18MR is its most recent victim – the questions remain: Why has the company refused to compensate the families of injured and deceased factory workers? Why does the company continue to avoid signing the Bangladesh Accord – choosing instead to collaborate with Walmart, a corporation notorious for creating fronts for unregulated, false accountability?

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  • 18MillionRising.org (18MR) Targets Gap Inc. With Prank Raising Tough Questions About International Labor Abuses

    Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

    The facts are that Gap Inc. has made no move to sign the legally binding Bangladesh Accord, or to pay the compensation it owes for lives lost at Aswad despite ongoing international protest from garment industry workers and activists. Since 2005, over 1,800 workers have died in industrial accidents at Bangladeshi factories supplying western brands and retailers. Spouses have been widowed, children have been orphaned, and entire communities left impoverished and traumatized – all for the sake of profits. This is not about a hoax on the company, it’s about justice for the workers who make the company possible. Gap Inc. has refused so far to “do more” for the most vulnerable workers in its supply chain, so now we are demanding more.

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  • Deeper Than Words: Donald Sterling's Racism and the Model Minority Myth

    Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

    The fact that Slate found no public complaints against Sterling by Asian American groups or individuals should not shock us, nor should the complicity of Sterling’s Korean-born guards in discriminating against non-Asian people of color. This is how the model minority myth works, and has always worked. It maintains systems of racialized advantage and disadvantage by rewarding assimilation to whiteness and justifying the criminalization of blackness.

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