Stories about Labor from January, 2014
A fatal disease is killing sugar cane workers in Nicaragua. Photojournalist Ed Kashi wants to raise awareness about this mysterious epidemic through a documentary project that is looking for funding.
Many have fled their home countries for Israel and are seeking refugee status. The detentions have unleashed a wave of demonstrations in Tel-Aviv.
Madagascar's disappearing ecosystem cannot sustain its population any longer. But solutions do exist.
Another damning case of foreign maid abuse has recently been exposed in Hong Kong. Activist groups are working together to end this modern-day slave system.
The measures implemented by the Cuban state have been quite controversial.
Amidst economic difficulties and bureaucratic obstacles, Peruvian volunteer firefighters manage to carry out their tasks with no other interest than serving the community.
Cambodian police used live ammunition to disperse a strike by garment workers. It was described as the “worst state violence against civilians to hit Cambodia in fifteen years.”