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· March, 2014

Stories about Labor from March, 2014

Manga “1F” Takes You Inside Fukushima Nuclear Plant

A manga by artist going by the name Kazuto Tatsuta takes readers inside the crippled nuclear plant of Fukushima Dai-Ichi, or ichi efu (1F) – as insiders dubbed it –...

Underpaid Indonesian Workers Producing Global Cosmetic Products

Michael Eko Hardianto writes about the poor conditions of Indonesian workers in factories that produce false eyelashes, hair extensions and other beauty products: …behind every eyelash flutter in the fashion...

Russia's Media Crackdown Spills into Academia

Three days ago, MGIMO University fired Professor Andrei Zubov for so-called academic misconduct. His supposed crime was writing an antiwar op-ed criticizing Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

Six Women Held as Slaves in Southern Lebanon

Ivory Coast-based news site Koaci.com has uncovered the story of six women in southern Lebanon who were kept slavery-like conditions. Lebanese blogger Joey Ayoub draws attention to their plight.

The Daily Lives of Sub-Saharan Immigrants in Prague

Chadian blogger Réndodjo Em-A Moundona [fr] writes about the daily lives of African immigrants in Prague [fr] :  Une petite discussion avec ces Africains suffit pour se rendre à l´évidence que la communauté n´est ni...

A New Digital Voice of Hong Kong's Working Class

WK News is a new grassroots media site that covers labor news in Hong Kong.

In Cuba, Everything Increases Except State Workers’ Salaries

In Cuba, the median salary of state workers stands at around 15 dollars per month.

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