boycotts

Art Pope vs. cooperative economics: Who will save Raleigh's food desert?

September 5, 2014 - Now that he's stepping down as North Carolina's budget director, conservative kingmaker Art Pope will have more time to devote to his discount retail company, which recently announced controversial plans to open a grocery in a historic black Raleigh neighborhood that's also a food desert. But Pope may face competition from a food cooperative offering a dramatically different business model.

The likely targets of a climate boycott

April 11, 2014 - This week international human rights campaigner Desmond Tutu called for a boycott of carbon polluters, much like the effort that helped bring down the apartheid regime in his native South Africa. Southern energy giants are among the companies that could feel the heat.

Kellogg's delivers Memphis a slap in the face

January 20, 2014 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis while speaking out for striking sanitation workers. The civil rights community is once again rallying behind struggling workers in the city -- this time, union employees who were locked out of the Kellogg cereal factory, where the workforce is majority African-American.