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· January, 2009

Stories about Labor from January, 2009

Czech Republic: Jobless Foreign Laborers

Protest Video: Dancing Filipina Maids In Hong Kong

There are videos of dancing Filipinos which were conceptualized as a component of protest campaigns. Last month Juana Change videos became popular in the Philippines. These videos were used to...

Japan: Dual Employment System

Poland, UK: “Reverse Migration of Poles”

Poland: Back Home From the UK

Malaysia: Support for retrenched workers

Russia: Notes on the Crisis, Movies

Russia: Migration Issues

Russia: Train Station, Migrant Workers and Pro-Kremlin Youth

Bahrain: Mafiwasta Interview on Rights of Migrant Workers

Slovenia: Ljubljiana Impressions

Belarus: A Roundup on Politics

Lithuania: Rioting in Vilnius

Latvia: Rioting in Riga

In his post about the Jan. 13 peaceful protest rally followed by rioting in Latvia's capital, Aleks Tapinsh of All About Latvia wrote that the country's PM had "told the...

Russia faces rapid unemployment growth

Saudi Arabia: Saudi women and their drivers

Japan: Hakenmura, the Temp Workers Village

Over 300 people spent their nights between New Year`s Eve and the 5th of January in a tent camp stationed at Hibiya Park in central Tôkyô, referred to as 年越し派遣村...

Israel: Construction Workers From Gaza

There's a myriad of posts on the war in Gaza in the Russophone blogosphere right now, with the whole spectrum of opinions well-represented by Israeli and non-Israeli bloggers alike. The...

Singapore: Chambermaid vs foreign maid

Malaysia: Campaign to boycott US goods

As a form of protest against Washington’s support for Israel, some Malaysians are boycotting U.S. products. Opinion in the Malaysian blogosphere is divided over the campaign.

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