Stories about Labor from June, 2008
A discussion on the state of Bangladeshi workers in Bahrain at Unheard Voices.
Michael Solis from Ohmynews reports on the migrant workers’ story in South Korea.
James blogs about the minimum wage policy in Japan with a chart comparing the wage standard in different countries.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about poverty in Russia: “Apparently living poor isn’t just about surviving, it’s about surviving artfully.”
Nicolaus Mills explains at Comment is Free why Britain hasn't seen the much-feared “‘tidal wave’ of immigrants” from Bulgaria and Romania.
Neurotic Iraqi Wife shares with us 10 things she hates about her colleagues at work in the enclosed Green Zone.
When all the dust had settled and the knife rampage in Tokyo's Akihabara district last Sunday, which took the lives of seven people and left 17 injured, had come to a close, many were left wondering what it all really meant. In this post, bloggers offer their perspectives about what may have driven Tomohiro Kato to kill and injure so many people.
Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas says that his country is at the crossroads.
A post by blogger boiledema [ja], offering an alternative perspective on the background of Tomohiro Kato, offender in Sunday's Akiba massacre, has drawn a huge reaction, with over 1200 bookmarks [ja] on Hatena. boiledema suggests that Toyota's system of Kanban production is being applied to human beings, through unstable short-term...
Harvey from Japan newbie discusses about work culture and the phenomena of “death by overwork” in Japan.
Uncommon Sense and Child of the Revolution report on “a new rule that will allow Cubans to earn according (to) their labor”.
Tunisian Annaqued [Ar] republishes a human rights communique protesting the death of a demonstrator during a stand off with police in the Rudayef protests, which have been going on since the beginning of the year.
The 24 Hours Online blogger Laohu ‘Tiger Temple’ Miao, who spent months earlier this year blogging the stories of destitute Beijing residents whose makeshift homes were harmonized to make way for the Olympics brings us a post today about a fire yesterday not far from the Olympic Bird Nest which...
An article in the New York Times a few weeks ago, describing a chronic shortage of engineers in Japan, received support from many Japanese bloggers. The article explains that young people in Japanare more interested nowadays with fields like finance or medicine, or creative careers like the arts, then they are with engineering, with one estimate putting the shortage of engineers at almost half a million.
Kyle Grady of What's Going Down? writes an open letter to the editors of Lifestyle.bg and author Tihomir Dimitrov, prompting a heated discussion on Bulgaria, feminism, women's rights and other issues (41 comments so far).
Window on Eurasia writes that “Russian nationalists [are] now mapping location of immigrants in major cities.”
The Weight of Silence from India on an online global competition to identify innovative approaches to exposing, confronting and ending modern-day slavery.
Bangladesh from our view on the poor working conditions faced by workers in the garment industry.
Bahraini blogger Khalid is surprised with the knee jerk reactions taken by the government - after the Minister of Interior issued an order to ban issuing work permits for workers from Bangladesh - in a country which prides itself of being a democracy with laws and a constitution in place.