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· July, 2007

Stories about Labor from July, 2007

Latvia: U.S. Visa Humiliation

Latvian Abroad writes about the humiliating experience of obtaining a U.S. entry visa.

China: Citywide taxi strike

It seems the ten thousand taxi drivers in one Chinese city have all gone on strike, bloggers are making this much clear. Local media appears not to be reporting on...

Philippines: I am not Plastic

Cathy introduces her new venture that reduces plastic waste by creating their own range of fashion conscious reusable shopping bags. “Our initial step is to get Filipino shoppers into the...

Israel: No Fun for Palestinian Children

Israeli Desert Peace mocks summer jobs available to Palestinian youngsters from Jenin.

Cuba: Castro's Keynote Speech

“So Raul described large problems that are of great interest to average Cubans…he is creating public expectations that some kind of change is coming, and that in time it will...

Iran:International support for two jailed worker activists

Kaargar(worker) says[Fa] that international labour organizations such as International Trade Union Confederation calls for world wide demonstrations on 9th of August against Iranian government.These organizations ask for freedom of two...

China: Hiding Up The Shirtless Migrant Workers?

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a discussion about the anxiety that shirtless migrant workers (who do all the construction work) would affect the image of Olympic in Beijing.

Hong Kong: Union Organizer Arrested

In response to a call from the International Trade Union Confederation(ITF), unionists in Hong Kong organized a peaceful protest at the Iran Consulate in Hong Kong against the illegal arrest...

Nepal: The Gulf for Nepalis

United We Blog! on the harrowing experience of a Nepali student returning from US, witnessing the treatment of Nepali people in Bahrain.

Czech Republic: Ukrainian Kids Abandoned

Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about Ukrainian babies abandoned in the Czech Republic.

Latvia: Latvians in Ireland

Latvian Abroad writes about Latvians living and working in Ireland and the UK.

Arabeyes: Online Democracy, Water Conservation and Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood Activists

This week's Arabic translation has good and bad news. On the good side is a pioneering scheme by Jordan to publish draft laws online and give people the chance to...

Jordan: Challenging Women

Wael Attili from Jordan posts a challenging question to women here.

Russia: Complications of Residence Permit System

White Sun of the Desert reflects upon the complications of the Russian residence permit system.

South Korea: New Labour Law

Jamie has explained key issues concerning the Korean new labour law controversies at

China: An anti-slavery law for China?

Donald Clark from Chinese Law Prof Blog introduced a proposed amendment to the Criminal Law defining and criminalizing slavery proposed by a lawyer and activist Wu Ge.

Arabeyes: A Protest for Every Citizen, Al Qaeda and Iranian Provocation

Locked doors at a university campus, daily demonstrations on busy main roads, an article attacking Bahrain in an Iranian newspaper, Al Qaeda's attacks in North Africa and the death of...

Jordan: Little Black Box

It may be an obsolete gadget for most of us – but Jordanian Hareega writes about how attached he has become to his pager.

Hong Kong: Rubbish Collection Container

Citizen reporter one dollar health wrote at inmediahk about the new design of the rubbish collection container [zh]. The Hong Kong government has recently changed the design of rubbish collection...

Russia: The “BAMers”

Russian photographer Oleg Klimov is on a work trip across Russia and has been on the road since June 23. Read his sketch on the Baikal-Amur Mainline: once "the construction...

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