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Under the Radar

Under the Radar By Ben Becker “It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in child laws which are truly stupid.” —Newt Gingrich, GOP presidential candidate, calling for the repeal of child labor laws “Living wage proposals are economically unfair because they change the basis on which our economy operates.” —U.S. Chamber of Commerce, from an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of Louisiana against the New Orleans living wage ordinance The day after Davis’s execution, hundreds of Outrage at Troy Davis angry New Yorkers marched spontaneously from Execution Helped Jumpstart Union Square through downtown Manhattan, Occupy Wall Street growing in size as they went, and repeatedly maneuvering against the police for possession “The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me.” of the streets. After a few hours, they arrived at These were some of the last words of Troy Davis, the Occupy Wall Street encampment, electrifying who was executed by the state of Georgia despite those in Zuccotti Park. claims of severe judicial and police misconduct. His case touched off a furious international campaign Occupy Wall Street activists said the events to save his life. It also gave a jumpstart to the of that night gave http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Under the Radar

New Labor Forum , Volume 21 (1): 4 – Feb 1, 2012

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SAGE
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© 2012 Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
ISSN
1095-7960
eISSN
1557-2978
DOI
10.4179/NLF.211.0000002
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By Ben Becker “It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in child laws which are truly stupid.” —Newt Gingrich, GOP presidential candidate, calling for the repeal of child labor laws “Living wage proposals are economically unfair because they change the basis on which our economy operates.” —U.S. Chamber of Commerce, from an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of Louisiana against the New Orleans living wage ordinance The day after Davis’s execution, hundreds of Outrage at Troy Davis angry New Yorkers marched spontaneously from Execution Helped Jumpstart Union Square through downtown Manhattan, Occupy Wall Street growing in size as they went, and repeatedly maneuvering against the police for possession “The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me.” of the streets. After a few hours, they arrived at These were some of the last words of Troy Davis, the Occupy Wall Street encampment, electrifying who was executed by the state of Georgia despite those in Zuccotti Park. claims of severe judicial and police misconduct. His case touched off a furious international campaign Occupy Wall Street activists said the events to save his life. It also gave a jumpstart to the of that night gave

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Published: Feb 1, 2012

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