Stories by Mike Ludwig

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Posted on: Feb 21, 2017, Source: Truthout

Why should laid-off workers have to take a demeaning drug test to receive they benefits they earned?

Posted on: Jul 13, 2016, Source: Truthout

A proposal by city planners that would shut down more than half of the strip clubs in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans has dancers and sex workers up in arms.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2016, Source: Truthout

It seems like everyone is playing politics with painkillers these days.

Posted on: May 3, 2016, Source: Truthout

Even former members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy call the U.N. system "increasingly divorced from reality."

Posted on: Jan 30, 2016, Source: Truthout

The EPA has never once made a formal finding of a civil rights violation in its 23-year history.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2015, Source: Truthout

For sex worker activists, Kamylla isn't just a victim of a deceptive reality show; she is a victim of criminalization.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015, Source: Truthout

Many of Shell's exploration plans for the Chukchi Sea remain hidden from public view, say environmentalists.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source:

Many homeowners unknowingly sign nondisclosure agreements that prevent researchers from gathering data on the health and environmental impacts of fracking.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source:

Amending the Constitution is not an easy task, but there could be enough public support -- a recent poll shows that 62% of voters oppose the Citizens United decision.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2011, Source:

Private interests silently support the legislation through corporate cash that promotes an agenda focused on weakening public-sector unions and privatizing state services.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2010, Source:

Coast Guard officials have pointed out that the 20-meter security zone is minimal and does not hamper documentation of the cleanup. Environmentalists disagree.