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· April, 2008

Stories about Labor from April, 2008

Jordan: A Day at Work

With tomorrow bring a holiday – Labour Day – Ola Eliwat, from Jordan, gives us a break down of her day at work today.

Qatar: Online Community Comes to the Aid of Workers

Qatar Living members are rallying to help an offline community of 600 workers who have lost all their belongings after a devastating fire broke out in their labour camp, writes...

Mozambique: On unemployment and the government responsibility

Basilio Muhate [pt] expatiates on the high unemployment rates in Mozambique and the role government play in it. “Bureaucracy also causes many problems in the labor market, mainly because of...

Indonesia: Working at home

So Mote It Be! lists the reasons why working at home is fun

Hong Kong and China: Sweatshop and Olympics

A sweatshop report against a Hong Kong company was interpreted as an Olympics conspiracy. More from interlocals.net.

Brazil: Against the slave farms

Luiz Carlos Azenha, from Vi o Mundo [“I saw the world”, in Portuguese], blogs for the approval of the Congress Bill that changes the Brazilian Constitution to allow for the...

Ukraine: Labor Migration

Ukrainiana explains why a social ad against labor migration currently being aired in Ukraine is actually no good: “Forget it, say millions of skilled blue-collar and thousands of white-collar Ukrainians...

Russia: Oil and Gas Industry

Two extensive posts on the Russian oil and gas industry – at White Sun of the Desert, here and here.

Brazil: Improving the police by the inside

The Blog da Segurança Pública [“Public Security Blog”, in Portuguese], from Brasília, lists 10 possible and affordable improvements[Pt] that would make Brasília policemen's lives better, thus improving their performance at...

Lebanon: Valet Parking

Valet parking provides a luxury service and VIP treatment for customers. This is not so in Lebanon any more, where the practice has become so widespread that it is found...

Egypt: Dairy Workers Stage Sit-In

Five hundred dairy factory workers staged a sit in and Hossam El Hamalawy from Egypt posts a picture here. The protesters are worried they would lose their jobs – after...

Georgia: Dubai of the Black Sea

Registan comments on news that the United Arab Emirates plans to invest $100 million in Poti. With Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili promising to turn the port into a Eurasian Dubai,...

Russia, China: Ethnic Tension in Vladivostok

Window on Eurasia writes about issues surrounding the recent clash between Chinese and Russian students in Vladivostok.

Guyana: Threats of Tourism

“Third World governments invariably justify the promotion of tourism as a driving force for economic development,” says Guyana Providence Stadium, but asks: “Is tourism really the holy cow to be...

Kuwait: Deportation for Traffic Offenders

…Or Does it Explode writes about a new Kuwaiti law – which calls for deporting expatriate drivers who jump red lights at traffic junctions.

Kazakhstan: People Get Poorer Amid Economy Boom and Corruption

As the Kazakhstani economy continues to grow – although much slower now – thanks to petrodollars inflow, the resource nationalism and state expansion tendencies get stronger. Private business has to...

Tajikistan: Unjust Distribution of Wealth

It is almost impossible to have a profitable business in Tajikistan if you follow all rules and regulations set by the state. People bitterly joke that the easiest way to...

Japan: Footage of Tibet and East Turkestan

Japanese podcaster Morley Robertson at i-morley makes an appeal to the global press to take up video footage from Tibet and East Turkestan. Part of the footage is of the...

Tunisia: Al Radeyef Protests – When Bloggers Give a Voice to the Voiceless

With little to no coverage of the plight of thousands of people at the rich Phosphorous mines of Gafsa, Redyef and Oum el Arayess on mainstream media, Tunisian bloggers and...

China: Working Class from Central Asia at Beijing

Laowiseass met some migrant workers from Central Asia in Beijing bars.

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