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· May, 2014

Stories about Labor from May, 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

German Graduates Fight Back Against Woefully Paid Internships: ‘Have You No Shame?’

A letter of complaint gives rise to debates among social science students and graduates through mailing lists and Facebook. The topic: unpaid and badly paid traineeships and internships.

Chavs, on UK Working Class

What's the Beef? Strike Call at Japanese Fast Food Chain Sukiya

Are workers at Sukiya, the Japanese fast food chain famous for its $3 gyūdon beef rice bowl, really going on strike?

What is Really Ailing France ?

Hong Kong Public Libraries Ignore Biggest Minorities’ Need

VIDEO: Mining Mogul Brags About the Unbelievable “Deal” He Scored for Zambia's Copper

A video of the owner of Vedanta Resources bragging about the unbelievable deal he cut with Zambia’s government for a copper mine 9 years ago, has appalled many Zambians.

Meet Khadija, a Motorcycle Repairwoman Breaking Boundaries in Bangladesh

Madagascar to Start Distributing Crude Oil Locally and Hope to Boost Job Market

Hong Kong: End Foreign Domestic Worker's Live in Requirement

Crossroads: Video Stories of Migrants in Malaysia

A video advocacy project highlights the situation of migrant workers in Malaysia.

Hong Kong: Domestic Worker Slapped, Kicked and Forced to Work 21 hours a Day

Protest against Goods and Services Tax Became Malaysia’s Biggest May Day Rally

Tens of thousands in Malaysia joined the May Day rally organized by the opposition to oppose the Goods and Services Tax which the government will start collecting next year.

Germans Counter Right-Wing Extremists With Their Own Protests on May Day

"May Day in #Rostock was a success in terms of numbers: 300 Nazis against 2,000 demonstrators."

Lebanese and Migrant Activists target the Kafala system

A campaign is underway in Lebanon to encourage people to speak up against the Kafala (sponsorship) system and the abuse of domestic workers. Here's how some showed their support.

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