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On Strike in Gingrich Country

March 8, 2005 - Workers at Lockheed Martin's aircraft plant in Marietta, Ga. (once represented in Congress by union-hating, defense-contractor-loving Newt Gingrich), have gone on strike, braving the wind and rain to start picketing today.

Taxpayers Pay for Wal-Mart's "Low Road"

March 5, 2005 - Of the many ways that Arkansas-based Wal-Mart endangers the public interest, one of the most insidious is how, by paying its workers low wages with almost no benefits, they force tens of thousands of employees to rely on state and federal public assistance programs to make ends meet.

Which Side Are They On?

March 4, 2005 - Stephanie Mencimer -- who wrote a piece for Southern Exposure on Texas and "tort reform" last October -- steps to the plate again this week with an excellent piec

A Bankrupt System

March 4, 2005 - The latest issue of the Facing South email newsletter is now online. Here's the ever-popular Institute Index:INSTITUTE INDEX - A Bankrupt System