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Will Peasants and Migrant Workers Forge China's New Political Vanguard?

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Despite the monetization of Chinese society and the privatization of the state, the poor are discovering that justice can't be bought. Now the dispossessed peasants and migrant laborers have to decide what price they're willing to pay for democracy.

Protecting Guest Workers in the United States

Tiffany Williams | Posted 02.26.2012 | Crime
Tiffany Williams

Workers' rights advocates, alongside anti-human trafficking advocates, have been urging the U.S. government to thoroughly review visa programs that depend on foreign labor contractors in order to minimize the vulnerability of workers to human trafficking and exploitation.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Candidate Runs On Pro-Child-Labor Platform | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Cotton, a GOP candidate for Congress, says he would like to see more children working long hours out in America's agricultural field...

Lost In The Gulf: India's Missing Migrants

Al Jazeera | Posted 01.07.2012 | World

For a man who carries a heavy weight on his shoulders, Rafeek Ravuther is remarkably upbeat as he shows me around his studio. For the past 11 years, h...

Migrant Workers' Forum Highlights Need for Change

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

We are engaged in a year-long project looking at Latino workers in the Midwest and the degree to which enforcement agencies are protecting them. Thus far, we can say that at the federal level it's not a pretty story.

WATCH: Colbert Tells Alabama 'I Told You So'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 12.27.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert was roundly criticized by politicos last year for his tongue-in-cheek congressional testimony on the plight of illegal farm workers, b...

Plan To Replace Workers Scared Away By Ala. Law Coming Up Short

Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

By Jay Reeves The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jerry Spencer had an idea after Alabama's tough new law against illegal immigration s...

Star Talks About His Documentary For Amnesty International | Posted 12.15.2011 | Latino Voices

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal has visited Washington, DC, to campaign for comprehensive immigration reform. Bernal, who starred in The Motorcyc...

Study: Georgia Immigration Law Will Hurt State's Economy

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

A Georgia law that penalizes anyone harboring undocumented immigrants and allows police to check the immigration status of anyone they believe to be i...

From Dubai to Amsterdam, There Is No Divide

Todd Reisz | Posted 12.04.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

Dubai was one of the first cities to show us that assumptions about citizenship, about belonging, about home were to be turned on their heads.

Trapped Libyan Migrant Workers Evacuated To Chad

AP | Posted 12.03.2011 | World

GENEVA -- The International Organization for Migration says more than 1,200 migrant workers and family members sheltering in the southern Libyan city ...

Can Educating Consumers Help Make Farm Labor Fair?

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

While the traditional farm labor movement may have lost ground, other groups have surfaced on the horizon to push beyond the bounds of traditional unions, on and off the farm.

The Myth of the Illegal Invasion

Jeanne Marie Laskas | Posted 11.23.2011 | Latino Voices
Jeanne Marie Laskas

We talk about increasing the number of border security guards and we hear about more states enacting even tighter laws designed to stop the invasion of illegal immigration from Mexico. So much shouting over so many years seems to have created a mythology too complete for even facts to alter.

Migrant Ed/Head Start Provides Awareness of the Real World to Migrant Kids

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education
Ramon Resa, MD

While in Tucson I made it a point to arrive early and observe and engage with some of the Migrant Ed teachers and trainers. What I encountered only reinforced my opinion of Migrant Ed/Head Start programs. It is not the program but the people who made a difference.

Target Comes Under Fire Around the World

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Michelle Chen

The retail giant Target is under fire from all sides, for union-busting at home and labor violations overseas. The reports that have come out in the past several weeks highlight a continuum of cruelty in the global supply chain.

Georgia Begins Replacing Migrant Workers With Criminals After Immigration Law

AP | RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

LESLIE, Ga. (AP) — It's 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in south Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesti...

The New Yorker: China Protests: Truth, Rumors, And A Basket Of Fruit | Posted by Evan Osnos | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

When local authorities fanned out this week into villages and factory towns around Guangzhou, they were not hunting criminals or political agitators. ...

The Agriculture Industry's Dirty Little Secret

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The agriculture industry fears a disaster is on the horizon if the one bit of new immigration policy that Congress seems to agree on bec...

Europe's Boogey Man: Nomadic Migration Part 3

Phillip Martin | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Thousands of panicked Libyans are heading across the Mediterranean. But what happens once these desperate visitors are released in places like Malta in the midst of anti-immigrant fervor?

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...

Refugees in Libya, Prisoners in Malta: Nomadic Migration Part 2

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Malta sits between Africa and Europe. Because of its location, wave after wave of illegal immigrants traveling by boat have come ashore on a regular ...

Israel Celebrates an Oscar and Prepares to Deport Children

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

It's big news here in Israel that Strangers No More -- a documentary film that focuses on a South Tel Aviv school attended by zarim, Hebrew for foreig...

Do the Poor Really Benefit From Labor Migration?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Strong opinions abound on the issue of migration, but beyond the political discourse, labor migration is now central to the debate on international development and poverty reduction.

African Migrant Workers in Israel: Two Sides of the Same Border

Meital Nir-Tal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meital Nir-Tal

We are the Israeli soldiers. We miss home, we don't particularly like patrolling for twelve hours in cold weather and we would at times kill for a strong cup of cappuccino. But that's just an idiom. We don't shoot at migrants.

Truth and Propaganda

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

Fifty years ago on that Friday, November 25, 1960, the best-fed people in the world were still recovering from Thanksgiving. They weren't prepared for...