Stories by Mac McClelland

Mac is Mother Jones' human rights reporter, writer of The Rights Stuff, and the author of For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story From Burma's Never-Ending War. subscribe to Mac McClelland's feed

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013, Source: Mother Jones

It's insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife, but it's also insanity to close hospitals, fire therapists and leave families to face mental illness all on their own.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2013, Source: Mother Jones

The heartbreaking story of a family's secondary trauma.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2012, Source: Mother Jones

My brief, backbreaking, rage-inducing, low-paying, dildo-packing time inside the online-shipping machine.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011, Source: Mother Jones Online

The workers who box the stuff we order online are often treated terribly.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

A look inside John Kasich's Ohio, where workers make minimum wage, live under threat of layoff, and many spend every day on the verge of desperation.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2011, Source: Ms. Blog

Human rights reporter Mac McClelland knew there would be controversy when she published her piece "I’m Gonna Need You to Fight Me on This: How Violent Sex Helped Ease my PTSD."

Posted on: Oct 20, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

Almost a year after the earthquake, the lives of many Haitians are filled with unimaginable horrors.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

The wives of the men whose livelihoods have likely been destroyed by the BP spill forever, grapple with an uncertain future and air their rage.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

Plenty of non-crazy folks in Louisiana want to keep the oil industry chugging along, but for Louisiana Tea Partiers, it's all about Obama.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

Is this new disaster response protocol?

Posted on: Mar 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

In "For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question" Mac McClelland chronicles the 60-year genocide the Burmese government has waged against an ethnic minority.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

If you're disgusted with our culture of waste, wasting resources, wasting money, then swallow your pride and start sifting through supermarket trash.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008, Source: Mother Jones

Sites like lure young women by offering them far more money than they could get in most professions. What's wrong with this picture?

Posted on: Jan 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Two travelers bare it all in Australia but fall short of finding naked bliss.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2006, Source: Orion Magazine

A woman realizes that while going to the bathroom ecologically meant peeing on trees and lawns, and working with a poo-only toilet, all she wanted was something that flushed and that she could sit down on.