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Mike Ludwig is a Truthout reporter. Follow Mike on Twitter @ludwig_mike.
Republicans Move to Expand Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits
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?
Will New Orleans Have to Say Goodbye to Strip Clubs?
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.
How the GOP Is Using Dark Money and the 'Opioid Epidemic' to Save Its Senate Majority
Posted on: Jul 8, 2016, Source: Truthout
It seems like everyone is playing politics with painkillers these days.
The War on Drugs Failed, so Why Isn't It Over?
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."
Environmental Injustice: What the Candidates Missed in Flint — and the Rest of the Country
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.
Inside the Sensational Business of 'Rescuing' Sex Workers
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.
Watchdog Group Sues U.S. for Access to Shell Oil's Safety Plan for Arctic Drilling
Posted on: Aug 11, 2015, Source: Truthout
Many of Shell's exploration plans for the Chukchi Sea remain hidden from public view, say environmentalists.
Silencing Communities: How the Fracking Industry Keeps Its Secrets
Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: TruthOut.org
Many homeowners unknowingly sign nondisclosure agreements that prevent researchers from gathering data on the health and environmental impacts of fracking.
Fifty Activist Groups Call for Congressional Hearings on Citizens United
Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source: TruthOut.org
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.
Out-of-State Corporate Money Floods Ohio Battle Over Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill
Posted on: Oct 25, 2011, Source: TruthOut.org
Private interests silently support the legislation through corporate cash that promotes an agenda focused on weakening public-sector unions and privatizing state services.
Coast Guard Blocks Out Media in Gulf; Activists Demand Answers
Posted on: Jul 14, 2010, Source: TruthOut.org
Coast Guard officials have pointed out that the 20-meter security zone is minimal and does not hamper documentation of the cleanup. Environmentalists disagree.
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