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Israel Prepares to Deport Hundreds of Children

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the cabinet's decision to naturalize 800 minors while deporting the rest, calling it "reasonable and balanced."

Watch: Hellish Work, Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Every year, tens of thousands of migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan travel to the Central Asian economic powerhouse of Kazakhstan in search of employment.

Kazakhstan: Migrant Tobacco Workers Cheated, Exploited

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

The government of Kazakhstan should carry out rigorous labor inspections, prosecute abusive employers, and carry out timely and effective investigations into allegations of abuse.

Agricultural Production in Central Valley Leaves Toxic Legacy for Locals

Erica Gies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erica Gies

California's Central Valley is among the most productive agricultural regions in the world. But its bounty brings fertilizer and pesticide runoff, polluting water and tainting wells.

Foxconn Factory Planned In China Amid Suicide Scrutiny: Apple Supplier To Hire 300,000

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SHANGHAI — Foxconn Technology, a supplier to Apple Inc., looks ready to build a huge new factory in north-central China despite the company's ow...

Middle East/Asia: Partial Reforms Fail Migrant Domestic Workers

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Despite recent improvements, millions of Asian and African women workers remain at high risk of exploitation and violence, with little hope of redress.

Arizona's Immigration Bill and Korea: Adopting a failed precedent

Michael Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Solis

The bill that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently signed into law would create the kind of atmosphere that already exists in Korea -- racially profiling resulting in human rights violations.

The Largest Annual Human Migration

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

Every spring, China's cities plunge into chaos as a tidal wave of humanity attempts to return home by train for the Chinese New Year. The wave is made...

China: Sexual Frustration Causing Social Problems

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - Sexual frustration amongst migrant workers in China's booming southern province of Guangdong is leading to a host of social proble...

Flight ET409 Exposes Lebanon's Racist Underbelly

Patrick Galey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Galey

Even though there were nine nationalities aboard the Boeing 737 jet which burst into flames and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off in a vio...

Vermont's Pictureqsue Dairy Farms Have A High Human Cost

The Atlantic | Barry Estabrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Vermont likes to promote itself as a verdant, wholesome state with picturesque black and white Holsteins grazing on hillside pastures. But the postcar...

Stop Treating Migrants as Second-class Human Beings

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

In recent years, migrants - including individuals who were possibly refugees - have reportedly been shot dead by security forces, or left to die in the desert in their attempts to cross borders in North Africa.

Immigrant Sheepherders' Plight Drawing Attention Of Legislators, Activists

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WAMSUTTER, Wyo. — Alone and thousands of miles from home, the immigrant sheepherder roams some of the West's most desolate and frigid landscapes...

Middle-Class Faces Homelessness After Job Loss

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Robertson family was living in a storage unit. Save The Family Arizona suppli...

Words: Words Parents Use Can Make a Difference for Life. Words Can Send You into Space or Tear You to Pieces

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Say positive things about your children. Tell them you believe in them. If you let them know that they can accomplish anything if they put their minds to it, they will.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Amat Escalante on Los Bastardos

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Los Bastardos is a spare and brutal survey of the suburban wasteland.

China Distributing Condoms To 150M Migrant Workers

TNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China has decided to distribute free contraceptives to its vast migrant population living in major cities far from their rural homes. Migrants are al...

How Marketers Can Win During China's "Recession"

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

China's recessionary environment has yielded a new conservatism that will not dissipate until vigorous growth is restored.

Evolving Laws but Stagnant Realities for Shanghai's Migrants

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

The story of one girl in China shows the struggle migrants face as they try to balance the demands of family, education, and their livelihoods.

South Asian Migrant Workers Returning Home: Global Bloggers

globalvoicesonline.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

South Asia is a populous region. Many South Asian immigrants or migrant workers travel to distant places around the world in search of a better educat...

Going to the Country: Unemployed Chinese Migrant Workers Return Home

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

In the world's biggest annual migration every Chinese New Year over one hundred million internal migrants take a break from their jobs and studies in ...

20 Million Chinese Migrant Workers Unemployed

BBC | Chris Hogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China says 20 million migrant workers have lost their jobs during the economic downturn - three times greater than had been suggested previously. A s...

Chinese Migrants Home for the Holidays, Perhaps Permanently this Year

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

Faced with unemployment in expensive, unwelcoming urban environments, many migrants are getting an early start to their annual ritual of heading back to their home provinces for New Year.

Life Harder For World's Poor As Remittances Begin To Slow

Nytimes.com | SABRINA TAVERNISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOSH-TEPPA, Tajikistan -- In poverty-stricken Tajikistan, the global financial crisis is measured in bags of flour. At least that is how Bibisoro ...

Chinese Migrant Workers In Search Of Jobs, Return Home To Farms

Michael Standaert | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Standaert

DONGGUAN, China - Spend a few hours at the Dongguan Railway Station and the mass exodus of migrant workers leaving this dusty Pearl River Delta manufa...