Liza Featherstone

Liza Featherstone is a contributing editor for The Nation and a journalist based in New York City.  She is the co-author of Students Against Sweatshops: The Making of a Movement (Verso, 2002) and author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Worker's Rights at Wal-Mart (Basic, 2004).

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Feminists Misunderstood the Presidential Election from Day One
It turns out many women don’t care about Trump’s sexism – nor that Clinton is a woman. A majority of white women voted for Trump. And while Clinton did carry the female vote overall, her advantage among women was a percentage point less than Obama had enjoyed over Romney in 2012. This has left many...
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Friday, May 25, 2012
US Public School System is Under Attack
The US public school system, once a model for the world, is under sustained attack by the nation's elites. Philadelphia, the latest casualty, is getting ready to sell off its schools - and their governance - to profiteers and snake-oil salesmen. We already know how this story ends.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Dukes v. Wal-Mart and the Limits of Legal Change
The Supreme Court yesterday unanimously slapped down the largest civil rights class action suit in history—on a dry technicality. Justices agreed that Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the ten-year-old sex discrimination lawsuit should not proceed as a class action because the lower courts had not followed proper procedure in certifying it.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Justice for Betty Dukes and the Women of Wal-Mart?
“We, the women of Wal-Mart, will have our day in court,” Betty Dukes told me almost seven years ago, declaiming from a park bench near her lawyer’s office in Berkeley, California. “[Wal-Mart] will answer our charges—that they have treated us unfairly and we deserved better."
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