Heather Gies is a freelance journalist who has written on human rights, social movements and environmental issues for Al Jazeera, The Guardian, In These Times and National Geographic. Follow her on twitter @HeatherGies.
Will AMLO Respond to the Central American Exodus With Compassion—Or Militarization?
Mexico's new progressive president says he has a just immigration plan. But critics say it's flawed. MORE
Features · January 29, 2019
Disaster Averted: How Unions Have Dodged the Blow of Janus (So Far)
Public-sector unions defied the Right’s attempt to crush them—and were transformed in the process. MORE
Features · January 10, 2019
Our Food System Is Built on Exploitation. Now Farmworkers Are Saying “No More.”
For Rosalinda Guillén, everything begins with food—and that means paying close attention to the treatment of workers at the foundation of the food system. MORE
Working · October 24, 2018
Unions Can Protect Workers From Deportation. This Coalition of 3.5 Million Is Showing How.
After more than two decades living, working, and building a family in the United States, Cesar Rodriguez feels his life is in limbo. The driver for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long... MORE
Working · October 18, 2018
2,000 Striking York University Staff Forced Back To Work Without a Contract
The workers said neoliberal policies had made their jobs more precarious. Ontario’s new right-wing government didn’t care. Classes are starting at Toronto’s York University after Canada&rsquo... MORE
Working · September 18, 2018
Guatemala’s Campesinos and Indigenous Communities Fight Rampant Government Corruption
The bid to root out government corruption in Guatemala is on uncertain ground after a new Attorney General took the helm and President Jimmy Morales and his allies continue to resist investigations. But... MORE
Working · June 22, 2018
Inside Honduras’ Torch-Lit Marches Against the U.S.-Backed Dictatorship
Thousands are defying military curfew to protest what they say is a fraudulent election. MORE
Features · December 11, 2017