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The International Olympic Committee Skating on Thin Ice in Sochi

Hugh Williamson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Sports
Hugh Williamson

For the most part, Human Rights Watch's concerns were met either with rebuff, obfuscation or outright misinformation from the Russian government, and the IOC consistently accepted the Russian government's position at face value.

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes Of Migrant Work

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

For those lucky enough to live with or in proximity to their loved ones, it may be hard to remember that many in the world are not afforded the same l...

Health Care and the Stalling of Immigration Reform

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

Too often, farm workers like Abelino are hurt as they work to provide fresh food for the rest of, sacrificing their own health for ours. What's more, they rarely seek medical care in the U.S. because they can't afford to miss work. These hardworking people deserve health care.

Standing With Sangeeta

Deepa Iyer | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Deepa Iyer

We all deserve to engage in our jobs with dignity, whether we work in the corner office of a high-rise, the inside of a cab, or behind closed doors in a home. Standing with Sangeeta means that we stand for the rights of those who experience workplace abuse.

Nigeria's Ethiopians Protest Abuse In Saudi Arabia

Chika Oduah | Posted 12.19.2013 | World
Chika Oduah

An ongoing clamp down on undocumented Ethiopian migrant workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rendered thousands vulnerable as many were not able to renew work permits before the November 4th deadline signifying the expiration of an amnesty that was announced in April.

EU Condemns 'Slavery' Conditions For World Cup Workers

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 11.22.2013 | Business

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union parliament urged Qatar on Thursday to immediately stop any contractors from abusing the rights of migrant workers...

Supply Chain Compliance and Legal Education

Rani Hong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Rani Hong

One way companies can practice corporate social responsibility is to comply with relevant laws that ensure their supply chains are free of forced labor.

How Sandy Clean-Up Brought Day Laborers Out of the Shadows

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

When Sandy hit last October, the Northeast shoreline seemed to freeze: people were stranded in flooded homes, businesses shuttered, downtown Manhattan...

Family Values? U.S. Tears Apart Migrant Families

M. Brinton Lykes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
M. Brinton Lykes

Some 4.5 million U.S.-citizen children live in families wherein at least one member is an unauthorized migrant. They live under a constant threat that detention and deportation will break up the family.

Unleashing The Full Potential of Human Mobility For Development

Cecilia Malmström | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cecilia Malmström

Putting in place a migration policy that will promote economic growth and ensure prosperity will bring serious challenges. We need to do more to make sure the newly arrived find their place in increasingly diverse societies.

As the United Nations Sets Policies on Migration, Who Speaks for Migrant Workers?

Richard Trumka | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard Trumka

Immigration law enforcement continues to separate migrant families through deportation. In the meantime, employers profit from a legally vulnerable workforce.

REVEALED: Qatar's World Cup 'Slaves' Dying At Shocking Rate

Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

An investigative Guardian report published Wednesday found that Nepalese workers are dying at a rate of one per day as they toil to build stadiums for...

A Problem of Evidence

Bernice Yeung | Posted 11.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Bernice Yeung

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgEvidence is a powerful way to challenge deeply inhumane wrongdoing. But it also raises the question: What happens when evidence is hard to come by in individual acts of violence, like rapes and sexual assaults?

Farmworkers Face Silent Spring in the Fields

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Some lawmakers in Washington may be losing sleep in the coming weeks as they mull over proposed immigration reform legislation. But many migrant child...

SHOCK: Horrific Allegations Plague Farming Industry

The Fresno Bee | Robert Rodriguez and Diana Aguilera | Posted 08.24.2013 | San Francisco

Maria, a farmworker from Guatemala, says never again will she look at any supervisor with the same trust she once had. The 40-year-old mother of thre...

Why the Dubai Strike Matters

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

From a distance, Dubai shines like an oasis of modernity in in the desert, with its glass towers and opulent hotels. Beneath the glittering surface, h...

The Artist as Bullhorn

John Feffer | Posted 07.27.2013 | Arts
John Feffer

Art, in some sense, upends this relationship between the world and our perceptions of it. Artists provoke us into looking with fresh eyes at the things that we take for granted.

Onions, Apples, Tomatoes and Immigration Reform: We Owe it to Ourselves

James Witte | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
James Witte

If we don't fix our immigrant worker system, then onion, apple, and tomato farmers may make decisions that, though good for them, lead to higher prices and less choice for consumers.

Farm Workers Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day By Marching and Lobbying for a New Immigration Process

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 06.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Farm workers today honor his memory by battling to free themselves from the shackles of abuse and mistreatment they suffer as a direct result of their immigration status.

The Environmental Case for a Path to Citizenship

Philip Radford | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

Every human being deserves the dignity and right to stand up to polluters in the workplace and at home without fear of being deported and taken from their families. Without a path to citizenship, undocumented immigrants are left at the mercy of corporate polluters.

Looking for Laoban

Patrick Ainslie | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Patrick Ainslie

Chinese migrant workers are a community beyond the bottom of the economic pyramid, forced to seek employment day-by-day with no guarantees. The foundation of most migrant workers' sustenance is their relationship to a laoban.

God Made Farmers, Man Made Ways to Exploit Them

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home
Kelsey Timmerman

We revere the image of farmers on TV commercials and in campaign speeches. The truth is there are one billion farmers on earth and 60 percent of them live in poverty. God may have made farmers, but man continues to make new ways to exploit them.

WATCH: Popular Super Bowl Ad Remixed To Reflect 'Reality'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.07.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Dodge Ram's Super Bowl ad painted a romantic portrait of American farmers, but did it irresponsibly avoid reality? The car company's "God Made a Fa...

22 Killed In Bus Tragedy

Posted 02.05.2013 | World

United Arab Emirates police said Monday that at least 22 people had been killed and more than 20 people were injured in a road collision that involved...

Immigration and the Invisible Hand of Agribusiness

Mark Muller | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Mark Muller

When considering immigration reform, we should take a lesson from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and not settle for baby steps. Exploited immigrant labor must become a thing of the past.