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· November, 2013

Stories about Labor from November, 2013

‘Las Patronas’ Receive Human Rights Award for Work Feeding Migrants

Norma Vázquez Romero was given the 2013 Mexican Human Rights Award for feeding migrants from Central America and Southern Mexico en route to the United States.

Story of a Democratic Blackout: Valencia's Public Television Shuts Down (Part 2)

In this second and final part of a series, we discuss the reactions and consequences on the shutdown of public television in Valencia, Spain.

Brain Drain Or Brain Save

Indrajit Samarajiva refutes the notion that Sri Lankan talents invariably end up migrating in a foreign nation resulting in brain drain. In fact talent is there among: Not only professionals...

Sri Lanka: Debate On Legalizing Sex as a Profession

“Sex work finds its place in the underbelly of most societies, more so in conservative cultures like that of Sri Lanka,” comments Shilpa Samaratunge at Groundviews. The question remains whether...

Story of a Democratic Blackout: Valencia's Public Television Shuts Down (Part 1)

The announcement by the Valencian government on the afternoon of November 5 fell like a bucket of cold water among television and public radio workers in Valencia, Spain.

VIDEO: “They work to die”, Mystery Disease Killing Central American Sugarcane Workers

Workers who cut sugarcane and other crops in the coastal lowlands of Central America are being hit by a mysterious disease: From Panama to southern Mexico, laborers are coming down...

Unemployment, Poverty and Brain Drain: Italy's Crisis Deepens

More than 4.1 million poverty-stricken Italians have received food through non-profit food parcels or free meals.

Ethiopians: #SomeoneTellSaudiArabia to Stop Immigration Crackdown

Saudi Arabia has began enforcing a crackdown on illegal immigrants after the expiry of an amnesty period given to illegal immigrants. Ethiopian immigrants find themselves a target.

Pilots’ Strike Leaves Caribbean Travelers Grounded

Caribbean travelers are being adversely affected by the LIAT pilots' strike - and they are sharing their frustrations on social media.

Hong Kong: Halloween-themed Anti-Poverty March

Abuse of Workers and Our Daughter From Nepal

Indian blogger Kiran Kumar Karlapu tells a real life story of the plights of a Nepali girl, who was pushed back by her employer from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She was...

Halloween's Three Black Maids Stir Racism Debate in Lebanon

Lebanese blogger is angry three women dressed up as black housemaids for Halloween. Find out why in this post.

Nine Maps to Understand World Trends

A series of maps shared by Goodnet show how more than 200 countries deal with social issues including freedom of the press, maternity leave, and attitudes towards foreigners.

VIDEO: Saudi Man Beats Worker for “Talking to his Wife”

A video of a Saudi man beating an expatriate worker has gone viral, sparking outrage against the abuse of workers in the country.

Workers Launch General Strike in Indonesia

More than a million workers reportedly joined Indonesia's two-day general strike. Workers are demanding an increase in salaries, the implementation of universal health care and protection of domestic workers

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