In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Below, you will find the source material for the posts in the Indentured America series.
[Note: This list will grow with each new addition to the series.]
FURTHER READING ON WORKING CONDITIONS IN CNMI
Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor & the Dark Side of the Global Economy, by New York Times Magazine Journalist John Bowe; 2007 — ISBN 978-0812971842
Chicken Feathers and Garlic Skin: Diary of a Chinese Garment Factory Girl on Saipan, by Chun Yu Wang; 2009 — ISBN 978-0974531342
Levi’s Children (specifically Chapter 2: Slaves to Fashion), by Karl Schoenberger, 2000 — ISBN 0-8021-3812-8 (Chapter 2 available online.)
Congressional Hearing comments and verbiage of HR 2234, 1987, which finally completed the “three legged stool.”
The Effort to Stop Abuse of Foreign Workers In CNMI, Greg Holloway, Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association, 1997
An Experiment In Protecting Human Rights, Farrah-Marisa Chua Short, UPENN, 2007
Newspaper & Periodical Coverage
Made in the USA?, Philip Shenon, New York Times; 1993
Clinton Seeks Labor Abuse Crackdown in Mariana Islands, D’Jamalia Fitzgerald, LA Times, 1997
Senators Told of Saipan Labor Abuses, Emille Lounsberry, Philadelphia Enquirer, 1998
Saipan Workers Describe Slavery of Sweatshops, Robert Collier, San Fransisco Chronicle, 1999
Transcript: Shame of Saipan:,an ABC News Special Report, Brian Ross, ABC News via Global Exchange, 1999
Paradise Lost, by Rebecca Claren, Ms.; 2006
Interview With ABC News’s Brian Ross re: his coverage of CNMI Scandal, Democracy Now, 2006