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· September, 2008

Stories about Labor from September, 2008

Maldives: Why are expatriate labors here?

Innovative Thinker is concerned about the living conditions of the expatriate workers and criticizes Maldives dependence on these workers.

Japan: The psychology of prostitution, and why it should be legalized

id:fromdusktildawn delves into the the roots and social context of prostitution [ja], arguing that by looking down on women who work in the sex industry, men offload feelings of guilt...

Angola: A new African El Dorado for foreign workers

Since the end of the civil war in 2002, Angola has been home to many foreigners coming to find work. It is estimated that there are over 70,000 foreigners living...

Jordan: Think before you Fire

Jordanian Jazarah links to a story from India where a mob of dismissed workers beat the CEO of their company to death with a hammer. His advice: “Think twice before...

India: Shocking apologist

I love life… so I explore is shocked to hear that the CEO of an Italy-based company in India was beaten to death by a group of dismissed employees. And...

Jamaica: Mining Woes

Abeng News Magazine reports that communities along Jamaica's North Coast are concerned about plans for bauxite mining and the construction of an alumina plant in the parish of St. Ann:...

Russia: “Extreme and Absurd, Violence and Art”

Moscow Through Brown Eyes lists recent “extremist actions” in Russia, writes about one of the possible reasons for the ongoing South Park scandal, and posts a video of a “provocative...

Guyana: El Dorado

Guyana-Gyal thinks up some alternatives to her country signing the European Union Economic Partnership Agreement.

Jamaica: Too Much Free Time?

“Too much human resource seems to be wasting away, which is quite evident not only from Usain's reception crowd, but by the parties and dances that are kept every single...

Lebanon: An Unformal Interview

When the government shows no signs of responsibility and when the economy provides very little opportunities , some people turn to any means to support their families. Rawaa writes a...

Vietnam's street vendors

Viet World Kitchen hopes the street vendors of Vietnam will not be transferred into “mall-like hawker centers.” She adds: “I appreciate hygiene just like the next person but I've never...

China: Iphonegirl a planned beauty?

Local media yweekend did an investigative report on the Iphone Girl issue and it is yet a mystery whether the story is a public relation plan. ESWN has translated the...

Bahrain: Life of leisure?

Bahraini blogger Garden of Sands, currently living in the USA, is surprised to discover from a co-worker that Bahraini women do not work: ‘Nope, not a single one of us....

Lithuania: Vilnius Pictures

Wu Wei posts pictures and writes about her trip to Vilnius.

Bahrain: Service for Others

Asfoory, from Bahrain, says the start of Ramadan coincides with his return to school as a teacher this year. “The best of someone can do during Ramadan to gain the...

Turkmenistan: Keeping Children from Cotton

Nathan reports that Turkmenistan is putting an end to the use of child labor in cotton harvesting, according to the president Berdymuhammedov’s intentions.

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