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· October, 2009

Stories about Labor from October, 2009

Japan: When Your Wife is Sick

  29 October 2009

When Japanese “corporate livestock” (社蓄 shachiku) culture and values on marriage collide – more than 300 people responded to this question on the mega forum Hatsugen Komachi: Should a husband take time off work when his wife is sick? Situation Rina has been married for 8 years and has a...

Hungary, Serbia: Tragedy At The Border

  28 October 2009

A group of 19 Kosovo Albanians tried to cross the Hungarian-Serbian river border illegally on Oct. 15; fifteen of them are now reported missing; three bodies have been found by divers. Marietta Le reports on some of the reactions in the Hungarian blogosphere.

Bhutan: Perspective On Child Labor

  26 October 2009

“The malignant hypocrisy hangs in the air when a rich official’s wife ill-treats her maidservant, who is only a child, while her husband attends international conferences and speaks to people about GNH (gross national happiness). It happens in Bhutan,” reports Di at On The Job blog.

East Timor: Brothels raided

  18 October 2009

Brothels and suspicious bars were raided by East Timor police. Some staff members of UN agencies working in Dili were seen inside the brothels. Tempo Semanal has uploaded videos of the raid.

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Puerto Rico: The National Strike (update)

  15 October 2009

Early this morning thousands of people began to flood the main avenues and highways of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, as part of the national strike that aims to paralyze the country for one day. Citizen media covered its developments.

Puerto Rico: Examining Problems

  6 October 2009

Gil the Jenius quotes a U.S. News and World Report to make a point about Puerto Rico's problems, summing up the situation this way: “We'd rather imitate than innovate. We set Our sights no higher–no higher, I'm telling you–than what the U.S. of part of A. is doing…”

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