Latest in: Labor

  • Prison Slave Labor: A Driving Force in 2018 Prison Strike

    August 29, 2018
    Prison, USA – One of the primary demands of the 2018 nationwide prison strike is the abolition of prison slavery. The legal framework of the current system of prison slavery in America is upheld by the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which allows for…...
  • Sex Work After SESTA/FOSTA: A Discussion With Maggie Mayhem at DEFCON

    August 20, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV – According to sex workers’ rights activist Maggie Mayhem, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), and FOSTA, have created a more dangerous environment for sex workers in the United States, driving them back onto the street. A November 2017 research paper …...
  • Minneapolis Sex Workers Legal Training Mitigates Super Bowl Crackdown Fears

    February 3, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On January 21, 2018 Unicorn Riot attended a “Know Your Rights” training conducted by the Minneapolis Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP). The training was aimed at the sex worker community. They hoped to give community members legal tools as fears of police…...
  • Longtime Denver Community Residents Boycott ink! Coffee

    December 7, 2017
    Denver, CO – On Saturday, November 25, 2017, over 200 people rallied outside of ink! Coffee shop on Larimer Street in downtown Denver to show their opposition to the shop’s recent advertising displays. Unicorn Riot provided live coverage of the community responses to the incidents…...
  • Greece: Alternative Economies & Community Currencies Pt. 3 – FairCoop

    October 22, 2017
    Athens, Greece – Tools born from the internet, applied across autonomous networks and movements seeking alternatives to capitalism, are providing the infrastructure of alternative societies. In the last of our specials on community currencies and alternative economies, we showcase FairCoop, a self-organized and self-managed global…...
  • Greece: Alternative Economies & Community Currencies Pt. 1 – Athens Integral Cooperative

    September 6, 2017
    Athens, Greece – While capitalism and consumerism dominate the culture of the United States of America and the Western world, community currencies are creating a buzz elsewhere. The radical need for alternative economies and community currencies is becoming more commonplace among societies across the globalized…...
  • Greece: ADYE, Exarcheia’s Free Self-Organized Healthcare Clinic

    July 3, 2017
    Athens, Greece – As the healthcare debate in the United States crescendos with both dominant political parties sparring over how best to ensure not everyone has health insurance, Unicorn Riot journalists visited Greece, where austerity measures imposed by the bailout of 2010 have ravaged the…...
  • Greece: Alternatives to Neoliberal Capitalism – Introduction

    June 23, 2017
    Athens, Greece – Aggressive neoliberal policies have created a vicious cycle of austerity in Greece for the last seven years. Greeks today experience a lack of dignity, with pension and salary cuts, while they are often unable to gain access to employment, housing, education, health…...
  • The People’s Summit, Progressive and Labor Conference in Chicago

    June 9, 2017
    Chicago, IL – On June 9th through 11th, there will be a large gathering in Chicago of leaders of key progressive organizations and activists, the second such convening in two years. The People’s Summit is a “big gathering of progressive activists” and organizations committed to…...
  • Chile: Fifty-One Arrested During May 1st Protest for Labor and Immigration Rights

    May 4, 2017
    Santiago, Chile – Two marches marked the first of May in Chile’s capital Monday. A permitted march was organized by Chile’s national association of labor unions, la CUT, while an unpermitted “classist and combative” march was organized by independent unions as well as communist, socialist…...