Caterpillar Bulldozes Human Rights Globally

The AP reports today (“NY comptroller pushes Caterpillar to avoid Sudan”) that: “The official who oversees New York state’s huge public pension fund wants Caterpillar Inc. to do more to ensure that its foreign subsidiaries aren’t doing business with the government of Sudan, which has been criticized for human rights abuses.” The news demonstrates once…

Racism in Fashion – Betwixt Capitalism and Democracy

A Daily Mail article (“’We have one black girl, we don’t need you’: Victoria’s Secret Angel Chanel Iman reveals racist attitudes from the fashion industry”, 21 March 2013) has the following passage from a photographer: “I’ve asked my advertising clients so many times, “Can we use a black girl?” They say no. Advertisers say black models…