Stories about Labor from October, 2013
Yelling and Fist-banging at UN Review of Uzbekistan's Torture Record
Authorities in Uzbekistan prefer to deal with allegations of torture, forced sterilization of women, and use of slave labor to harvest cotton primarily through yelling and insulting experts.
Russia's Demagogues Just Can't Get Along
Nationalist MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky ranted about natives of the North Caucasus on the popular debate show “The Duel” - Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov took offence.
Race Against Time for Ill Former Samsung Workers in South Korea
Samsung employees suffering from work-related illnesses face an uphill legal battle for recognition and compensation. Recently, there has been some positive developments.
South Korea: Labor Worker's Posthumous Victory Over Samsung
South Korean conglomerate Samsung has come under fire for their notorious labor violations. ‘International Campaign for Health and Labour Rights of Samsung Electronics Workers‘ explains about South Korean Court's recent ruling that orders industrial-accident payouts to the bereaved family of a former Samsung employee who died of leukemia.
Tajiks Note that “Moscow Has Changed”
As Russians try to make sense of ethnic riots rocking Moscow, these developments are also carefully watched in Tajikistan where more than half of the population depends on money that their relatives working in Russia send home. Halil Qayumzod who lived in Moscow in the 1990s suggests [tj] that over...
“Let Russians Sweep Their Own Streets”: Minorities Ponder Ethnic Violence
Non-ethnic Russians have been keen to express their views on the Biryulyovo riots online, using the language common to many of them - Russian.
‘Can We Call Ourselves Free?': Indians Talk #HumanRights On Blog Action Day
The fight for human rights in India, where child labor, indigenous exploitation, entrenched stereotypes and other violations remain a problem, is far from over, bloggers wrote...
Video: Colombian Artists Sing in Solidarity With Farmers
Although protests and road blocks have stopped, the farmers' struggle for land rights continues.
Can the Kremlin Control Moscow Ethnic Violence?
A poverty-stricken industrial Moscow neighborhood has erupted in ethnic violence last week, after a local man named Egor Sherbakov was stabbed to death by an alleged "migrant."
Interview with Guinea Boxing Champ Turned Belgian Politician
Making the transition between the worlds of high level sport and politics has never been easy. It is even more difficult when two different countries are involved. Bea Diallo explains his remarkable career.
Are Russian Pensions Robbing Peter to Pay Paul?
As the Russian government scrambles to boost available short-term funds for pension payments ahead of economic troubles, ordinary Russians have denounced the move as “confiscatory."
Abuse, Low Wages and Little Freedom: The Life of Hong Kong's Foreign Maids
The case of Indonesian maid Kartika Puspitasari, who was assaulted and tortured by her employers has thrust the terrible living conditions of Hong Kong's foreign maids into the spotlight.