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· June, 2009

Stories about Labor from June, 2009

China's Stimulus Package and its Effect

China elections and governance has a series of article on the China's economic stimulus package and its effect. Part one is An introduction to China's stimulus package. Part two is...

China: A migrant worker strikes back

Michele Scrimenti from Chinageeks translated an excerpt of a post by Wan Xiaodao, a rural migrant worker in his 20s who criticizes the society from grassroots point of view.

Thailand: Thousands affected by train strike

Thousands of passengers were affected by the two-day nationwide train strike launched by employees of the State Railway of Thailand. The workers were protesting a cabinet resolution which they claim...

Russia: “Summer in Saratov”

OpenDemocracy.net posts Olga Bakutkina's text on the economic problems in Saratov.

Philippines, Hong Kong: Swine flu and racial profiling

After being tagged as superbug carriers, Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong are now accused of spreading A(H1N1) virus in the city. Kape’t Yosi believes this is racial profiling.

UK: Romanians Attacked in Belfast

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about violence against Romanian immigrants in Belfast.

Bangladesh: Using Child Labor In Political Processions

Ahmad Ferdous Bin Alam points to the use of child labor in political processions in Bangladesh. Can't the children be spared?” comments the blogger.

Russia: “The Vyatlag Archipelago”

Ekaterina Lushnikova writes about prison camps in the Vyatka region at OpenDemocracy.net: “The Kirov Oblast is located about 1,000 km to the northeast of Moscow. It is the largest province...

Croatia: Farmers’ Protests

Croatian Crescent writes about farmers’ protests – here and here.

Latin America: The Problem of Child Labor – Part II

Child labor is a sad reality in Latin America, and often many residents throughout the region become so used to seeing working children that they don't even realize it. Awareness...

Latin America: The Problem of Child Labor – Part I

Child labor is a sad reality in Latin America, and often many residents throughout the region become so used to seeing working children that they don't even realize it. Awareness...

Russia: Gastarbeiters’ Incomes Down

“Gastarbeiters in the Russian Federation are sending approximately 50 percent less money back to their homelands in the CIS than they did six months ago,” Window on Eurasia reports.

Ecuador: Evaluating Public School Teachers

The reform of the educational system in Ecuador has been a goal of the current government, and now it has its sights on the performance of the public school teachers...

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