Earlier this month, the Turkish government took over the Zaman newspaper, which had been critical of the Erdogan government; that government had taken over Zaman because -- stop me if you've heard this story before! -- of alleged ties with "terrorists." Zaman also closely affiliated itself with a political opponent of Mr. Erdogan, and I guess that's all you need to be considered a "terrorist" there. Imagine a President Trump wresting the Washington Post away from Jeff Bezos after an investigation into Trump Administration corruption! Perhaps not coincidentally, a Turkish TV network that had been reporting on the government's ongoing crackdown against the Kurds in the southeast also went dark around the same time. A government deriving its power from the will of the people, and acting in accordance with that will, would not need to silence its media, not even in the name of "fighting terrorism," which is everyone's excuse for wrongdoing these days. So Just Foreign Policy joins with MoveOn to help you tell your Congressfolk to speak out against abuses of power by the Turkish government. Just because they're an ally (whatever that means anymore!) doesn't mean we should ignore the evil they do.
Meanwhile, Mondelēz, which owns Nabisco, plans to fire 600 good folks in Chicago who make snack foods including Oreo cookies -- you like Oreos, right? Though only in moderation, of course -- and move production of those foods out of the country. That should boost the popularity of Oreos! You know what else would boost their popularity? The nation learning that Mondelēz's CEO made over $21 million in 2014 -- which represented a $6 million pay hike, because gosh, she must have made more cookies than anyone else in human history! -- and then demanded that the Chicago workers eat massive pay and benefit cuts. But this is just one of the ways big corporations redistribute worker income upward to their executives. And a sizable portion of the American public -- including even those folks who know something's being done to their American dream -- think it's just human nature for a CEO to act selfishly, without regard for the good works of his or her employees. Hence Jobs with Justice helps you tell Mondelēz to keep its workers and their works in Chicago, and stop exploiting foreign workers by paying them a lot less to do the same work. I suppose the corporation will reply by testifying to its "concern" for workers. But they already testify with their actions.