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Stories about Labor

8 May 2015

What Happens When Japan Goes on a Week-Long Vacation?

There are mixed emotions as Japan's extended holiday ends. Some are sad to return to work, while others welcome life's return to normal.

3 May 2015

Workers Celebrate Labor Day by Joining Street Protests Across Southeast Asia

Tens of thousands of workers across the region trooped to the streets to demand higher wages, benefits, and other improvements amid rising living costs.

2 May 2015

The Heartbreaking Story of a Woman Enslaved in Mexico

A chilling case of modern enslavement has shocked Mexico and raised awareness about a problem many don't know still exists.

1 May 2015

Filipino Workers’ Lives in Paintings by Antipas ‘Biboy’ Delotavo

A visual artist exposes the troubling impact of poverty, oppression, colonialism, and injustice in the Philippines.

27 April 2015

Southeast Asian Activists Unite in ‘People’s Walk’ Ahead of Regional Leaders’ Summit

More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.

26 April 2015

How a Bus Stop Row is Crippling Public Transport in Balochistan's Capital

The driver strike in Balochistan has caused significance inconvenience to the commuters of Quetta, especially those living in the Sariab area of the city. Where do politicians go from here?

25 April 2015

Tunisia Looks to Tap Into Its History and Push Its Olive Oil Front and Center

The so-called Arab Spring gave Tunisia international name recognition. Now Tunisia wants to be known for something else — its olive oil.

24 April 2015

Hong Kong Politician Wants More Headlines About Filipina Maids Seducing Their Bosses

The Philippine Consulate General responded, saying "discrimination should have no place in any society, most especially Hong Kong." Migrant domestic workers protested outside Regina Ip's office.

23 April 2015

Mexico's Escalating Labor Strike in San Quentin

Global Voices looks at farm workers' protests in San Quintin and Mexico's larger ethnic conflict and social challenges.

8 April 2015

Tajik Migrants in Russia: Life Is a Queue and Then You Die

"We poor, desperate Tajiks die on the way to state borders, in the streets and bazaars, on building sites and other dirty places. Alas, no-one takes care of us."

3 April 2015

Should We Pity the Poor Western Man ‘Trapped’ in Japan?

Social media users have not been kind to an article in Japan Times titled "Spare a thought for the Western men trapped in Japan" explaining the difficulties Western men face.

31 March 2015

In Zambia, a Tomato Pushes Joblessness Center Stage

Zambia's unemployment rate is ranked 9th highest in Africa.

30 March 2015

Revolutionary Extractivism in Bolivia?

Extractivism uses money (rents) from natural gas and mineral exports to improve public infrastructures and alleviate poverty through redistributive policies and has broad popular support in Bolivia.

27 March 2015

The Arduous Journey of Colombian Migrants Headed for Chile

Global Voices, in collaboration with Connectas, Agenda Propia, Ú, Vice and El Mercurio de Antofagasta, explored the challenges and history of migration in Latin America during a Google Hangout.

23 March 2015

Police Roadblocks in Trinidad & Tobago Stir Public Ire, Not Sympathy

"When you put self before country, when you hold an entire nation to ransom, when you play politics with your duty to protect and serve, you have failed us."

21 March 2015

5 Animated Videos That Promote Human Rights and Equality in Myanmar

The videos are easy to understand and can be used too in other countries to promote human rights.

18 March 2015

The Ebola Epidemic Isn't Only Threatening Guineans’ Health

The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.

15 March 2015

For Nepali Migrant Workers, the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar Is a Game of Death

"FIFA: DROP QATAR!! Nepal's slaves are dying like flies!" Over a third of the migrants building the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are Nepalis. Their story is harrowing.

12 March 2015

Film Captures Cramped Lives of Japan's ‘Net Cafe Refugees’

In the mid-2000s, some Japanese who do not earn enough to rent their own apartments began living in Internet cafe booths, considered a step above living on the street.

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