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Criminal Justice: 'Normalizing' Exploitation

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After Georgia's new immigration law chased away many of its farm laborers, the state launched a dubious plan to fill the void with probationers, who lack the experience needed to do harvesting work, especially in the current heat wave. (more)

Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington

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After spending a day as a migrant farmworker, farceur Stephen Colbert hit Congress to testify about his experience. Media outrage ensued, but as Firedoglake points out, Colbert has done more for the powerless in this instance than any of the "blow-dried idiots that sit around the White House press room."After spending a day as a migrant farmworker, farceur Stephen Colbert hit Congress to testify about his experience.

United Farm Workers Strike Back at the L.A. Times

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The UFW refutes allegations that it exploits the legacy of Cesar Chavez Update No 1: Read how it took three phone calls from a congressman and a former cabinet secretary before the LA Times would meet with the UFW 2: Check out an executive summary of the UFW's charges 3: Marc Cooper on the UFW's threat to sue him over a negative column he wrote 4: The L Times prints several corrections to the story.

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