May/June 1999

May/June 1999 Cover An American Sweatshop: A Mother Jones Investigation
by Mark Boal
The White House urges companies like Wal-Mart and Nike not to profit from exploited workers. But in one Appalachian sweatshop, women sew uniforms for a client that manages to evade such pressure: the U.S. military.

Features

An American Sweatshop: A Mother Jones Investigation
by Mark Boal
The White House urges companies like Wal-Mart and Nike not to profit from exploited workers. But in one Appalachian sweatshop, women sew uniforms for a client that manages to evade such pressure: the U.S. military.

The Mother Jones Interview:
John Hockenberry

by Ana Marie Cox
MSNBC's golden boy on the industrialization of journalism, Steven Brill's "Stalinist" ideal of accuracy, National Public Radio's branding campaign, and the oft-overlooked benefits of frivolous lawsuits.

Wide Angle
Photographs by Bojan Brecelj and Bernard Sidler
In Peru and Egypt, the chase for money and a battle against the elements go hand in hand.

Reconciliation or Chaos?
by David Goodman
Nelson Mandela is stepping down as South Africa's president amid smoldering economic unrest. His successors will be hard-pressed to preserve the peace he fought so fiercely to win.

Is Your Office Bullyproof?
by Ana Marie Cox
Out on the far frontier of civil rights, the Campaign Against Workplace Bullying wants you and your co-workers to play nice -- or else.

All or Nothing at All
by Chandler Burr
A Republican's bill promises to protect no one -- and therefore everyone -- in the workplace. It's notable not because of who endorses it, but because of who doesn't.

Texaco's Crude Legacy
by Alex Markels
A huge U.S.-based oil company raked in millions while helping to trash one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Now international law may hold this corporate pirate accountable.

The Lucky One
Photographs by Randy Olson
Through moments of isolation, death, and, ultimately, renewal, a photographer documents eight years of HIV's intrusions on the most intimate of family bonds.

Departments

Backtalk
Phelps family reunion; are Bart and Homer scabs?; stop arming the Ottomans

Outfront

Planted Hollywood
Day Early and a Dollar Short
Color Coding
Updates
June Hellraiser

Exhibit

On the Other Hand
Cause Celeb: Lauryn Hill
Misguided Ambition: Meatless Market
Mass Marketing
Leap into Action
Future Tense: Tomorrowland Today
A Convenience of Marriage

Power Plays Seductive ideology? Liddy Dole uses girl-power to play both sides of the aisle
by William Saletan

Your Ad Here Subverting ads with ads adds up to one hell of an addled message
by G. Beato

Well Being Domestic violence researchers come to terms with the fact that women hit too
by Nancy Updike

Media Jones
Kentucky mountain media; Chip Kidd on matchmaking and superheroes; book, music, and film reviews

Overmatter

The secret message hidden inside this issue of Mother Jones

The Future of...

...Camouflage
Cartoon by Bruce McCall