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· April, 2014

Stories about Labor from April, 2014

Good Enough to Work: Low Pay and No Rights

Undocumented labor contributes to the U.S. economy and this contribution would not be possible without a workforce among whom millions have already risked incarceration, deportation, physical abuse, and death.

Who Benefits from Trafficking Women from Madagascar to the Middle East?

French Economist Piketty Links Inequality to Instability of Democracies

Syria: From Inventor to Laborer

The story of Ismail al-Shimali exposes the Baathist mechanisms of diminishing any possibility for scientific or cultural development in Syria.

Last Week 337 Workers Fainted at Garment Factories in Cambodia

Poor working conditions probably led to another mass fainting case involving 200 workers in a garment factory in Cambodia.

A 80 Year-long Wait: Niger Gets its First Train Station

Shanghai Eclipses Beijing as Top Destination for Chinese University Graduates

The report also revealed that many Chinese companies are becoming more popular with would-be university graduates.

Tribute to Malaysian Activist Irene Fernandez

The global human rights community is mourning the death of legendary Malaysian activist Irene Fernandez. One writer described her as Malaysian ‘Joan of Arc’ of maltreated migrants.

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