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· January, 2012

Stories about Labor from January, 2012

Chile: Discrimination, Media Ethics, and the Case of #InesPerez

Inés Pérez, a resident of a gated community that prohibits domestic workers to enter by foot, quickly became the subject of online scorn after an interview on Chilean television. When...

Guatemala: Child Labor in the Sugar Cane Fields

The recent investigation done by journalists of Plaza Publica in Guatemala has uncovered how government authorities, although legally having to prevent child labor, allow children under 14 years of age...

China: Prostituting to Defend Sex Workers’ Rights

After witnessing a police raid on a low-end brothel, one feminist activist has offered pro bono sex services in support of her sisters, using the experience also to make a...

Occupy Nigeria: From Cyberspace to Face-to-Face

Occupy Nigeria is a national protest in Nigeria which started as a response to the fuel subsidy removal by the federal governmnet. The protest has been fueled by the democratization...

Slovakia: The “Work vs Money” Dilemma

In East Slovakia, unemployed people were asked to get involved in a public flood protection project. Only four young men agreed. The rest refused, claiming that they'd be poorer if...

China 2011: From Jasmine Crackdowns to Grassroots Uprisings

From the crackdowns on any Jasmine revolution and grassroots uprisings, to debates about future development models, 2011 was another eventful year for China. Oiwan Lam rounds up.

Brazil: Domestic Work in Transition

Brazilian society is seeing a transition in domestic work, a type of employment that is deeply connected to issues such as social inclusion, bad work conditions, social hierarchies, gender inequalities...

Slovakia: Medical Doctors’ Protest

One of the most important Slovak events of 2011 was the protest of over 2,000 medical doctors employed by state hospitals; 1,200 of them (from the total of 6,500) cancelled...

Israel: Protest Against the Deportation of Children of Migrant Workers

Vietnam: Video of a Child Laborer in a Garment Factory

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