Cheap iPhone is Cheap: The new iPhone, to be announced next week, is being manufactured by workers who've been denied "millions of dollars" in pay for overtime hours at a factory near Shanghai, China Labor Watch says.
Porkers: Washington State lawmakers steered $170 million into earmarks for "special projects that largely sidestep public debate and detailed documentation," the Seattle Times reports.
Today in Rape Culture: The Montana Supreme Court has blocked a judge's attempt to re-sentence a man originally given only 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old. 50,000 people have signed an online petition demanding the judge's resignation.
Worker-Owned Bank Expanding to US: Awesome news. The wildly successful Mondragon cooperative bank from Spain's Basque region is coming to our shores. Its motto? "One worker, one vote."
Who Does This? Thieves boosted $4000 worth of meats from a South Seattle food bank. If you're gonna steal, take from someone who deserves it. Sheesh.