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· October, 2010

Stories about Labor from October, 2010

Bahamas: Set a Better Example

The last time Weblog Bahamas‘ Jerome Pinder checked, things were “pretty grim” in the Bahamas: “If the behavior of our Parliamentarians is any reflection on us as a people, then...

France: Youth against Pension Reform

October 19 was the seventh consecutive day of nationwide demonstrations in France against the pension reform bill. As the foreign press is reporting the protests mainyl as a social conflict,...

Argentina: Protester killed in confrontation between labor unions

Mariano Ferreyra, a student at the University of Buenos Aires and member of the Worker's Party, was shot during a confrontation between members of the Railroad workers union and workers...

Cameroon: Cameroonian Blogs Roundup

We begin our roundup of Cameroonian blogs with Dibussi Tande who takes us the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. He discusses the myriad challenges facing the tribunal-...

China: Maoist worker activist in jail

JJ from China Study Group looks into the significance of Zhao Dongmin's arrest and imprisonment. Zhao is a lawyer, labor activist and Maoist. He has been put in jail more...

Mexico: Poster Child for Child Labor Still Working on the Street

Burro Hall posted a picture of Jesús, a boy that plays the accordion in the street, next to a newspaper article on child exploitation that shows a picture of him:...

China: Afterthoughts of Foxconn tragedies

Foxconn, a Taiwanese company and the world's largest maker of electronic components, has become one of the most notorious corporations in China after 13 consecutive suicides of its workers in 2010....

Chile: 33 Miners Rescued Successfully

In northern Chile, efforts to free 33 miners trapped inside the San Jose copper and gold mine concluded successfully. All the men, including rescue workers, were brought back to the...

Big Corporations, South Korea's Human Rights Blind Spot

Hospitals, prisons and the army are three places spots where absolute authority is held by one side. In Korea, there's another human rights blind spot: big corporatations. Lots of information...

Greece: Teargas under the Acropolis

The financial crisis gripping Greece has led to new clashes between protesting workers and police, most recently at the foot of the Acropolis of Athens on October 13 when riot...

Syria: Gap in Private Sector Salaries Disturbing

“Officially disclosed salaries in the Syrian private sector range from the minimum full-time wage of $125 to $42,000 a month”, Abu Fares lashes out on the Syrian private sector, and...

Vietnam: Faculty shortage

A Vietnam-based blogger writes about the faculty shortage and other problems plaguing the local universities.

Maldives: Why The Migrant Workers Struggle

EM ES & Beyond searches for the motivation behind the struggle of the migrant workers in Maldives and finds: “for survival, men could sacrifice even the most necessary human desires”.

Ecuador: Bloggers Try to Make Sense of Chaos Caused by Police Strike

Days after a police strike caused chaos in the country, Ecuadorians are trying to understand what happened on September 30. Bloggers are asking questions and trying to find answers: Was...

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