· March, 2006

Stories about Labor from March, 2006

Bolivia: “Battle at the Cochabamba Airport”

  30 March 2006

Eduardo Ávila is covering a developing story at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba, where workers of the airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano are demanding that the indebted airline be nationalized. Writing from Cochabamba, Jim Shultz describes LAB as “one more lab rat in that great IMF-induced economic experiment of privatizing all...

China: Capitalism

  30 March 2006

China Law Blog‘s Dan Harris follows up on yesterday's post “China — Uber Capitalist,” with today's “China — Uber Capitalist and Loving It,” in which he compares France's stance on free markets with China's.

South Korea: general strike

  28 March 2006

Joshua from The Korea Liberator examines the relevant labor issues leading up to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions’ general strike planned for next week.

The Week That Was in Bahrain

Once again the island bloggers venture away from their shores to report international and regional events in a turbulant world where freedom and human rights are challenged on a daily basis. Away from politics, they continue to delve in culture, arts and literature.

China: Petitioning parliament

  10 March 2006

“The wife of and daughter of imprisoned labor activist Yao Fuxin have gone to Beijing to petition delegates of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on during their annual sessions,” reports Human Rights in China. Yao is in poor health, and his family...

Bermuda: Local shutterbugs snubbed

  10 March 2006

The Limey posts a press release from the Bermuda Professional Photographers Association which alleges that the government is violating its own guidelines by hiring foreign photographers to shoot Bermuda tourism ads.

Trinidad & Tobago, UK: John La Rose

  6 March 2006

The Caribbean Beat Weblog notes the passing of Trinidad-born “poet, essayist, publisher, filmmaker, trade unionist, cultural and political activist” John La Rose, by linking to a Guardian obit by Linton Kwesi Johnson. Johnson writes that “the depth and breadth of his contribution to the struggle for cultural and social change,...

Cambodia: Beer Girls Predicament

  3 March 2006

Mowgli at Maytel2020 is having an ethical dilemma: what beer should he drink when many beer companies in Cambodia use “beer girls”? The girls, who hang out in bars and restaurants to promote their brands, are often expected by customers to provide sexual services. According to beergirls.org, a site set...