War or Peace in Mexico? Drug Cartels Declared 'Truce'

War or Peace in Mexico? Drug Cartels Declared 'Truce'

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Nov 27, 2012

The Gulf cartel, La Familia Michoacana and the Knights Templar announced a new “brotherhood” against the rival Los Zetas organization.


Long Invisible, Domestic Workers in CA Are Stepping Out of the Shadows


New America Media, Video, Cliff Parker, Jacob Simas // Op-ed: Robert Rooks, NAACP, Posted: Aug 10, 2012

Since 1938, domestic workers have been excluded from federal labor protections. Now, a worker-led movement is demanding justice.


"Carwasheros" Cleaning Up L.A.'s Carwash Industry


New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas // Op-ed: Rev. Erin Tamayo, CLUE-LA, Posted: Jul 19, 2012

Car wash workers in Los Angeles County are building a movement for basic labor protections -- and getting results.


SF Youth Sell Weed to Get By, and Get an Education


New America Media, News Report, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Apr 20, 2012

With a dismal job market, young people in San Francisco say selling weed helps them cover the cost of school and other essentials.


Street Singer is A Warm Light in The Shadow Economy


New America Media, News Feature, Ellison Libiran, Posted: Dec 13, 2011

The money she pulls in varies from day to day, but the 24-year-old street musician derives her joy from being able to connect with the community.


Hot Dog Cart Bound for the Future


New America Media/Salon, First Person, Samir Mogannam as told to Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Nov 12, 2011

A young entrepreneur is making his ends meet by selling hot dogs to hungry customers in San Francisco's DoloresPark.


Inside the Shadow Economy -- A Growing Underworld Bazaar


New America Media/Salon, News Report, Andrew Leonard, Posted: Sep 29, 2011

Amid the recession, an unregulated marketplace worth $1.4 trillion undermines our economy -- and our future.


Inside the Shadow Economy -- Touch Me for Money, Life as a Male Escort


New America Media, News Report, Sean Shavers, Posted: Sep 29, 2011

When "Edward" needs cash fast he relies on the one thing he has complete control over: his body.

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