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· December, 2007

Stories about Labor from December, 2007

Brazil: A visit to Pakistan

On Benazir Bhutto's death, Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] leaves the factual news to the newspapers and publishes links to his personal accounts of Pakistan, a country which he visited to see...

China: Hospital Sues Local Governments

Last month a rural migrant worker set fire on himself after he failed to collect 1000 yuan wage from the boss. He was sent to the hospital with promise from...

Brazil: An end of year reminder about slavery

Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] has a reminder for this final days of 2007: slavery still happens in Brazil. He points out that: “Its economic nature differs from the slavery of classical...

Philippines: Philippine Nationals in Pakistan

In the aftermath of the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Tonyo hopes that the diplomats from Philippines will look after the thousands of Filipino overseas works currently...

Poland: Ecology, Coal Mines, Iraq

Our Man in Gdansk comments on the coverage of Poland's ecology, coal mines and involvement in Iraq.

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko and Coal Miners

Yulia Tymoshenko returned as Ukraine's prime minister on Dec. 18. Five days later, she was in Donetsk region, visiting the site of Ukraine's worst coal mining accident, the troubled Zasyadko...

Uzbekistan: The Plight of Labor Migrants

Nathan reviews a recent report released by the Rapid Response Group (RRG) for Prevention of Torture in Uzbekistan on the topic of Uzbek labor migrants.

Russia: Christmas Tree Decorations

Here is a holiday season story that's got very little of the traditional holiday spirit in it. Posted by LJ user souffrante and accompanied by Valeriy Leushev's photos, it's as...

Albania: On Corruption and Bribery

Kolin of Living in Shkoder writes about corruption in Albania and answers a reader's question: “As a foreigner, have you ever bribed an Albanian official?”

Russia: North Korean Laborers

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about North Korean laborers in Russia and examines other cases of coerced labor, elsewhere.

Iraq: Iraqi Refugees in Syria

Alive in Baghdad highlights the plight of Iraqi refugees in Syria in this video.

Jordan: A Doctor's Journey

“People know that it takes a long time for a doctor to graduate, but they don't know about the whole process. I'll give you a brief description of how a...

Iraq: The Suffering of Iraqis

While we have touched on the plight of Iraqi refugees in neighbouring Arab countries previously, nothing compares to the real misery they are facing away from their homes and jobs...

Brazil: Respecting Bolivian immigrants

Sakamoto [pt] takes the International Migrants Day commemorations in São Paulo to write a long post reflecting on the situation of the many South American migrants, most of them Bolivians,...

South Korea: Civil Organization to Expel All Illegal Aliens

CINA blogs about the establishment of a “civil organization” campaigning to expel all migrants without legal document.

Haiti: Restavek

Denise Green at Haiti Innovation blogs about the island's Restavek situation.

Taiwan: Migrant Worker Rally-“I want my day off!!”

On International Human Rights Day, the dogfighting politics of the two major parties still occupied the front pages in Taiwan's mass media. The politicians consume the terms “democracy” and “freedom”...

China: Migrant Worker Song

Peijin Chen from Shanghaiist blogs about this year's Spring Festival show specialty: Migrant worker song performance. But is it really about the migrant workers? The story seems to be more...

South Korea: Unionists Deported

Two unionists from Migrant Trade Union were deported yesterday in South Korea and a solidarity action was organized in Montreal today. Jamie from Two Koreas has the most updated news.

Bahrain: Country on Holiday

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif announced that the country officially on holiday for 10 days – to mark National Day and Eid al Adha.

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