iOS app Android app

Child Labor

Ghana Police Rescue 116 Children From Forced Labor

AP | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

ACCRA, Ghana — Ghanaian police say they have rescued 116 children who were forced into child labor in the country's Volta Lake area. Human Traf...

Every Mother's Greatest Wish: A Better Future for Their Kids

Michaela Haas | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

GATE provides educational scholarships, including school fees, uniforms, text books, bicycles, lunch and boarding, to over 600 at-risk and exploited young girls in Cambodia.

Dave Jamieson

Minimum Wage, Labor Investigations Targets Of Missouri Republicans | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, Missouri business leaders presented lawmakers with a six-point plan they said would bring jobs to the state during to...

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Backs Loosening State's Child Labor Laws | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is backing changes to the state's child labor laws, arguing that starting work young paid off for him. "I ...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Paul LePage Under Fire For 'Roll Back' Of Child Labor Laws | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A national advocacy group fighting for the rights of lower-wage workers has a new ad out criticizing Maine's governor for trying to loos...

Labor and the LGBT Community

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

Labor rights is an LGBT issue. Showing up to help labor in their current struggle is not an act of altruism, it is the satisfaction of a reciprocal obligation.

Amanda Terkel

Maine GOP Looking To Loosen Child Labor Laws | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Far from places like Ohio and Wisconsin, Maine has become a new battleground in the labor fight. Gov. Paul LePage (R) recently sparked t...

Eva Longoria Calls Attention To Plight Of Child Laborers

AP | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Eva Longoria says she wants to be the voice of thousands of silent children working in deplorable conditions around the wo...

How Your Carpet Choice Can Improve Child Labor Standards

Julia Moulden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Julia Moulden

How can you tell if that gorgeous handmade rug you have your eye on (or that's underfoot right now) was made without child labour?

"The Triangle Fire": An American Tragedy

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"The Triangle Fire" is the story of an event that changed lives as well as people's attitudes. The fact that over one hundred and fifty people had to die to gain these advances is a tragedy within itself.

This Isn't Deficit Control. It's Assault.

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

This isn't "fiscal responsibility" or "deficit control." It's about the most bald-faced assault on America's middle class I've ever seen.

Ivory Coast President Kept In Power By Chocolate

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Some of the cocoa in that Valentine's Day chocolate probably came from a West African country where the man in power for a decade...

Valentine's Chocolate Please, Hold the Child Labor

Regina Varolli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

The worst forms of child labor, even children that have been trafficked into slavery, are prevalent in the growing and harvesting of cacao in West Africa.

U.S. Senator: Federal Child Labor Laws Are Unconstitutional

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freshman Tea Party-backed Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) recently offered a provocative interpretation of the Constitution he holds so dear, arguing that f...

What Knot To Do

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

GoodWeave is ending child trafficking and slavery by certifying that the rugs and carpets under our feet are not woven or knotted by little hands.

A Program in Ghana Works to End Slavery in Mining Industry

Free The Slaves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Free The Slaves

A project, titled Community Resistance to Slavery and Forced Labor (CRSFL), helps vulnerable communities organize and create community-based action plans to eradicate slavery.

PHOTOS: 13 Products Most Likely To Be Made By Child Or Forced Labor

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some of our most basic purchases are produced by children. Though hard data is scant, it's estimated that there are 115 million children worldwide in ...

Protecting Children and Workers Around the Globe

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

As a nation and as members of the global community, we reject the proposition that it is acceptable to pursue economic gain through the exploitation of human beings. No nation does, nor should get ahead, at the peril of its workers.

A Dozen Nations Added To Child, Forced Labor List

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Labor Department is adding a dozen countries to the list of nations that use child labor or forced labor, as officials warn the...

Underage Labor Around The World: Where Is The Problem Worst?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nations that are fueling the global economic recovery are often the same countries rated as having the worst record of underage workers within their l...

Smart Phone App-tivism: How You Can Avoid Slave-Made Products This Holiday Season

Bama Athreya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bama Athreya

A new iPhone app Free2Work gives consumers the opportunity to know how products are made -- whether they enhance the lives of those who worked on them or condemned them to slavery.

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry's Problems With America | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), fresh off a re-election victory for an unprecedented third term, went on "The Daily Show" on Monday and raile...

The Tea Party Idea of Freedom Is Anything But

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

"Freedom" means maximizing freedom, the possibility of controlling our own lives, for all. This may sometimes require restricting the freedom of the powerful to control others.

Do Orgasmic Births Really Happen?

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliet Linley

The more disconnected we are from our bodies, our sexuality and our sensuality, the more perverse we might label the whole idea of pleasure in birth.

Is There Child Slavery In Your Chocolate?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

We live in cynical times. But even in a day of widespread and flagrant abuse of power, there is a dark side to the operations of the Hershey company that make it particularly egregious.