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Notes on journalism for the common good
by Lindsay Beyerstein

#Sidney's Picks: Trains, Death, & The Scots

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Toronto Star Uncovers Defective Drug Trials

An investigation by the Toronto Star uncovered numerous serious ethical and/or scientific problems with medical trials conducted by Canadian researchers, according to a report published Tuesday:

In 2012, a top Toronto cancer researcher failed to report a respiratory tract infection, severe vomiting and other adverse events. Continue reading...

Your Shirt Off Their Backs: Video and Photos

Video from "Your Shirt Off Their Backs," last Thursday's panel on sweatshops, labor, and the global economy, is now available! Watch highlights from the event, shot and produced by Marc Bussanich of LaborPress. (Click the frame-shaped button on the bottom right corner of the video to watch in full-screen mode.)Continue reading...

Tonight: Your Shirt Off Their Backs, Public Forum on Sweatshops and the Labor Movement

Join us tonight, Thursday the 11th, in Manhattan for "Your Shirt Off Their Backs," a public forum on sweatshops, the labor movement, and the struggles of workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia. 

Post and Courier Wins Sidney Award for Expose of Domestic Violence in South Carolina

The Post and Courier wins the September Sidney Award for “Till Death Do Us Part,” an investigative multimedia series examining South Carolina’s domestic homicide crisis. This week also marks the twentieth anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law on Sep 13, 1994.Continue reading...

Sidney's Picks: Fast Food Arrests & Construction Tax Rackets

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NY Fast Food Workers Shut Down 42nd St. In Bid for Living Wage

Hillman Prize-winning journalist Steven Greenhouse reports on today's fast food worker demonstrations in New York City, and across the country: Continue reading...

The Fight Against Slavery in Mauritiana Continues

Alexis Okeowo tells the story of Biram Dah Abeid and his crusade to abolish slavery in his home country of Mauritiana. Abeid is the founder of the country's largest anti-slavery organization, and he will stop at nothing to get slave owners arrested:Continue reading...

#Sidney's Picks: Teacher Tenure, Mail-Order Abortions, and Mutant Ebola

The Best of the Week's News: Labor Day EditionContinue reading...