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Labor

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Latest stories about Labor

6 February 2014

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It Was Stinky for Days, but Cambodia's Garbage Strikers Won Their Battle

Workers are rising in Cambodia. After the garment workers, it is now the turn of garbage workers to launch a strike to demand a raise in their salaries

5 February 2014

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Fighting the Poor Instead of Poverty in Angola

The banning of street traders in capital Luanda appears to be part of a larger effort to hide Luanda's poor as the country's economy continues to grow.

29 January 2014

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Putting Faces on the Mysterious Disease Killing Nicaraguan Sugar Cane Workers

A fatal disease is killing sugar cane workers in Nicaragua. Photojournalist Ed Kashi wants to raise awareness about this mysterious epidemic through a documentary project that is looking for funding.

26 January 2014

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Cries of Discrimination as Israel Detains Undocumented African Immigrants

Many have fled their home countries for Israel and are seeking refugee status. The detentions have unleashed a wave of demonstrations in Tel-Aviv.

22 January 2014

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How Protecting the Environment and Fighting Poverty Are Linked in Madagascar

Madagascar's disappearing ecosystem cannot sustain its population any longer. But solutions do exist.

21 January 2014

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Indonesian Maid Says She Was Beaten, Starved and Burned in Hong Kong

Another damning case of foreign maid abuse has recently been exposed in Hong Kong. Activist groups are working together to end this modern-day slave system.

12 January 2014

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The Cuban Economic Model Update Comes Up with Some Unpopular Measures

The measures implemented by the Cuban state have been quite controversial.

9 January 2014

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Peruvian Volunteer Firefighters Fight More than Just Fire

Amidst economic difficulties and bureaucratic obstacles, Peruvian volunteer firefighters manage to carry out their tasks with no other interest than serving the community.

3 January 2014

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Police Open Fire on Striking Garment Workers in Cambodia

Cambodian police used live ammunition to disperse a strike by garment workers. It was described as the “worst state violence against civilians to hit Cambodia in fifteen years.”

28 December 2013

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PHOTOS: 100,000 South Koreans Protest Election Scandal, Labor Clampdown

Some observers called the massive protests evidence that public anger has reached a boiling point.

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