Liza Featherstone

Liza Featherstone is a freelance journalist who writes for Salon, Newsday, and many other publications. A contributing editor at The Nation, she is also the author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart.

Business & Technology

Wal-Mart’s eco-announcements generate a clash among activists

The mother ship. Photo: Wal-Mart. It was easy for Wal-Mart’s critics to laugh this past spring when CEO Lee Scott proudly announced that he drove a Lexus hybrid. For Scott to expect praise for his …

Storm front and center: The environmental take on Hurricane Katrina

Slow Katrina evacuation fits pattern of injustice during crises

Much of the world — including white America — has been shocked by the devastation in New Orleans, and by the ongoing failures it has exposed at every possible level of government. Even normally unflappable …


EPA says race, income shouldn’t be environmental-justice factors

It may surprise some people to hear that the Bush administration’s EPA just drafted a strategic plan on environmental justice. Insidiously, and perhaps less surprisingly, advocates say, the move threatens to redefine that term into …