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From the Pacific Islands to France: migration, hope and deceit in the rugby industry

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.22.2016 | Sports
The Conversation Global

The story depicts a young Wallisian man trying to make it in the world of rugby in France. 3 B Productions Niko Besnier, University of Amsterdam Fr...

The Special Relationship's Progressive Crisis

Redha Rubaie | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Redha Rubaie

If 2016 has been a year for anything, it has been a year of turmoil. it has been a year in which the relations between national and international inst...

Economic Growth and the Future of the Labour Market

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Conor McGlynn, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow Community Reducing unemployment has traditionally been essential to...

The Day I Became a Mother

Bushra Alvi | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women
Bushra Alvi

She came into my life on 2nd Nov, 9:30 am, over two and a half decades ago. It was a beautiful Monday morning and I was not expecting her for another week or so according to calculations by the obstetrician.

Post-Traumatic Stress and the NICU

Natalie Romero | Posted 11.09.2016 | Parents
Natalie Romero

Now that we are years out of it, I am able to recognize that what I suffered from was post-traumatic stress. What saved me was my ability to talk about it. My willingness to be an open book helped me work through some of my feelings. It wasn't easy, especially considering the fact that many people were very uncomfortable talking about my experience and my feelings surrounding it.

Why You Should Stand With Andy Hall

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

We ask the company to thoroughly investigate and take action to ensure there is no modern slavery or exploitation in their business.

Bernie Sanders: ‘I Am Delighted’ By Jeremy Corbyn’s Victory

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.13.2015 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hailed the election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party as a promising developm...

Labour Party Loses Big In British Election

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) - British opposition leader Ed Miliband quit on Friday after his Labor Party suffered a heavy election defeat and was virtuall...

Is It A Bird?.. Is It A Plane?.. No, It's Super Dave...

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy

Ed Miliband has recently surged ahead in the popularity stakes leaving David Cameron in the shadows and it's all thanks to one blogger who started 'Mi...

Vital Collaboration in Lebanon, Part One: An Interview With Farah Salka of the Anti-Racism Movement (ARM)

Kumera Genet | Posted 05.17.2015 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

The news that reaches the Diaspora is normally about the tragedies. This is an unsustainable way of engaging in the issue and in the interim between public abuses, there must be more real relationship building with potential allies.

GCC Abandonment of Unified Labour Contract Puts Onus on Qatar

James Dorsey | Posted 03.08.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A decision by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to abandon plans to adopt a unified contract for domestic workers increases pressure on Qatar to significantly revamp its controversial labour regime in a bid to fend off efforts to deprive it of its right to host the 2022 World Cup.

Likely Qatar Deportation of Striking Workers Raises Concerns

James Dorsey | Posted 01.28.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Qatar is signaling rejection of demands by human rights and trade union activists to grant trade union and collective bargaining rights to its majority migrant worker population with the detention and likely deportation of more than 100 predominantly South Asian laborers.

A Symbolic Victory For People Power In Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Ruairí McKiernan

After 19 nights of sleeping on the floor of the Paris Bakery in Dublin, a group of mostly young migrant workers succeeded in forcing political action that will help them recoup unpaid wages and make history in the process.

Fifty Years On: Martin Luther King's Dream Still Reverberates Around the World

Philip Jennings | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Philip Jennings

In terms of inequality, working people both black and white are still not able to cash that check. Without strong unions and decent work, the check will still come back marked insufficient funds.

For Disgruntled Young Workers, Lawsuits May Spark Intern Insurrection

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

You'd have to be pretty desperate to offer to work for free, right? Or you could be just an enthusiastic young student who believes that toiling for l...

Empowering Young Women Economically Through Fashion

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact

Fashion goes beyond glossy magazine pages; if used well, it introduces girls to policy issues, entrepreneurship, and science - some key skills for the modern female pioneer.

Central Reservations

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Lord Victor Adebowale

The increase in the numbers of graduates has shown that the UK can produce large numbers of high-skilled people. A common criticism of university graduates is that they end up doing jobs that do not require a degree. What is needed is not fewer graduates, but an increase both in high-skilled jobs and in employers who are prepared to take responsibility for developing their staff to get them into these jobs.

Cherie Blair: 'Africa Needs Better Lawyers'

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Blair has gone down in history as Britain's perhaps most controversial first lady, criticized for everything from her career ambitions to her clothes and her working-class background. In person, though, she's affable and witty.

The Western Disease

Laura Kiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Kiss

According to the ILO (International Labour Organization), in the last 2 years world-wide, more than 34 million jobs were lost due to the global financ...

What Will Britain Lose If Labour Is Defeated Today?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

The gap between Labour and the Conservatives is far too small, but a lot of people live and die in that gap. If we, the anti-Tory majority, cast our ballots smartly, we will strip Cameron of a majority.

Forget Obama, Britain Has Its Own Ralph Nader

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

After 13 years of a Labour government that spanned 9/11, the Iraq War and global financial meltdown, profound disillusion with centre-left politics has given way to the resurgence of polarisation in Britain.

Gordon Brown Offered Role on 30 Rock

Ruth Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruth Fowler

Gordon Brown's '30 Rock' moment was sublime. Like Liz Lemon ranting while still on mic, Gordon smiled and told the woman he had just visited, to "take care," before clambering into his limo to complain, "She is just a sort of bigoted woman."

Mr. Cairns Goes to Westminster? UK Election Writ Small, Retail & Local

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

There are four dedicated candidates in this race who could all ably represent the people of the Vale of Glamorgan. That kind of dedication would make Mr. Smith very proud indeed.

The Election That Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

If I had told you a month ago that Gordon Brown would be dispatching naval warships to Spain and the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg would be identified as "the most popular leader since Churchill," you would have called for Nurse Ratched.

This Is Not What the British People Voted for

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Elections are supposed to be an opportunity for the people to express the direction in which they want the country to travel. By that standard, this result is an insult.