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Stories about Labor

25 April 2015

Tunisia Looks to Tap Into Its History and Push Its Olive Oil Front and Center

The so-called Arab Spring gave Tunisia international name recognition. Now Tunisia wants to be known for something else — its olive oil.

24 April 2015

Hong Kong Politician Wants More Headlines About Filipina Maids Seducing Their Bosses

The Philippine Consulate General responded, saying "discrimination should have no place in any society, most especially Hong Kong." Migrant domestic workers protested outside Regina Ip's office.

23 April 2015

Mexico's Escalating Labor Strike in San Quentin

Global Voices looks at farm workers' protests in San Quintin and Mexico's larger ethnic conflict and social challenges.

8 April 2015

Tajik Migrants in Russia: Life Is a Queue and Then You Die

"We poor, desperate Tajiks die on the way to state borders, in the streets and bazaars, on building sites and other dirty places. Alas, no-one takes care of us."

3 April 2015

Should We Pity the Poor Western Man ‘Trapped’ in Japan?

Social media users have not been kind to an article in Japan Times titled "Spare a thought for the Western men trapped in Japan" explaining the difficulties Western men face.

31 March 2015

In Zambia, a Tomato Pushes Joblessness Center Stage

Zambia's unemployment rate is ranked 9th highest in Africa.

30 March 2015

Revolutionary Extractivism in Bolivia?

Extractivism uses money (rents) from natural gas and mineral exports to improve public infrastructures and alleviate poverty through redistributive policies and has broad popular support in Bolivia.

27 March 2015

The Arduous Journey of Colombian Migrants Headed for Chile

Global Voices, in collaboration with Connectas, Agenda Propia, Útero.pe, Vice and El Mercurio de Antofagasta, explored the challenges and history of migration in Latin America during a Google Hangout.

23 March 2015

Police Roadblocks in Trinidad & Tobago Stir Public Ire, Not Sympathy

"When you put self before country, when you hold an entire nation to ransom, when you play politics with your duty to protect and serve, you have failed us."

21 March 2015

5 Animated Videos That Promote Human Rights and Equality in Myanmar

The videos are easy to understand and can be used too in other countries to promote human rights.

18 March 2015

The Ebola Epidemic Isn't Only Threatening Guineans’ Health

The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.

15 March 2015

For Nepali Migrant Workers, the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar Is a Game of Death

"FIFA: DROP QATAR!! Nepal's slaves are dying like flies!" Over a third of the migrants building the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are Nepalis. Their story is harrowing.

12 March 2015

Film Captures Cramped Lives of Japan's ‘Net Cafe Refugees’

In the mid-2000s, some Japanese who do not earn enough to rent their own apartments began living in Internet cafe booths, considered a step above living on the street.

6 March 2015

Nemtsov's Son Studies at a University Where the Vice Dean Welcomed His Murder

RuNet Echo

A vicious reaction on VKontakte to Boris Nemtsov's murder has cost the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology's vice dean his job.

A Week in the Life of a Tokyo ‘Salary Man’

A recent video by prolific YouTube vlogger has gone viral, reaching more than half a million views. The video highlights Japan's working hours, and government effort to address the issue.

1 March 2015

These Photos of Filipino Children Working in Mines and on Sugar Plantations Will Make You Cry

"It has been four years since I stopped schooling. I only reached the sixth grade level and then had to stop so I could work."

25 February 2015

South Korea's Young Workers Earn ‘Passion Wages’, Meaning Hardly Anything at All

The buzzword "passion wage" reflects harsh conditions young South Korean people face nowadays in the workforce -- low or no pay to pursue their passion.

21 February 2015

Abused Indonesian Maid Urges Fellow Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Not To Suffer in Silence

The former employer of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was found guilty on February 8 of horrifically abusing her. Before the trial, Sulistyaningsih spoke about her experience as a foreign domestic worker.

15 February 2015

How the Produce Aisle in an American Supermarket Looks to a Migrant Farmworker

How does picking tomatoes compare to onions? And what about strawberries? One Mexican American migrant farmworker who lives in California's Central Valley explains what he sees at the supermarket.

14 February 2015

Japan Needs Apartheid, Says Influential Conservative Author

Noted Japanese author and conservative political activist Ayako Sono advocated in a newspaper column that immigrants to Japan be separated by race and forced to live in special zones.

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