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Child Labor

GRAPHIC: What's Made Using Child Or Slave Labor?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

It's hard to believe, but true: Still today, many everyday products from around the globe are the result of child and slave labor, according to a 2011...

Elise Foley

GOP Senate Candidate Makes ANOTHER Nazi Reference

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- West Virginia Republican Senate candidate John Raese, who previously compared smoking bans to forcing Jews to wear the Star of David und...

Dave Jamieson

White House Caves On Controversial Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing political pressure from Republicans and farming groups, the White House has decided to scrap rules proposed last year that would ...

U.S. To Investigate 'Slave-Like Conditions' In Sugar Industry

AP | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The U.S. government is looking into allegations that Dominican sugar growers use child labor and keep workers in ...

A Girl's Prayer

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

In many ways I have protected all of my children from the human rights work that I do, especially the anti-trafficking efforts. I have tried to insulate them from the violence that is part of my every day reality.

Citing "Tradition," Big Ag Fights Reforms for Child Farmworkers

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Child labor is a symptom of a monstrous blight across the food system: consumers relish cheap prices and companies reap profits, and workers pay the human cost.

Reports: Police Rescue 13-Year-Old Starving Maid

AP | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

NEW DELHI -- News reports say Indian police have rescued a 13-year-old maid who was locked up by her employers in their apartment with little food and...

Child Janitor Explains Confronting Newt

Manassas Park Patch | Jamie M. Rogers | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

"My mother wanted us to go to a private school because she wanted us to have the best education," said Cendejas, as he sat at a small restaurant back ...

Dave Jamieson

Ag-Friendly Dems Join GOP In Opposing Child Labor Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have stepped up their efforts to block new rules from the Obama administration that would limit the work kids can do on farm...

'Beyond Molasses Creek' Is a Slow-moving But Fulfilling Novel

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.19.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

In Beyond Molasses Creek, Nicole Seitz deals with an interracial romance in the South of the '50s and '60s, as well as the current state of child labor in Nepal. How she merges these areas is a testament to her talent as a writer.

Dave Jamieson

Arizona GOP Leader: Let Kids Work For $4.65 An Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing legislation that would lower the legal minimum wage for younger part-time workers and tipped...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Congressman, Senate Hopeful Vows To Kill Child Labor Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a speech expounding on the rift between rural America and Washington D.C., Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) vowed Thursday to use his fun...

Labor Department Changes Child Labor Plans

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Under pressure from farm groups, the Labor Department has agreed to modify a plan that's intended to keep children away from some o...

States Attempt to Instill 'Work Ethic' by Rolling Back Child Labor Protections

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

After decades of campaigns against youth exploitation, the right is rekindling vestiges of the sweatshop era with legislation aimed at rolling back child labor laws.

Jason Linkins

Gingrich Defends Controversial Claim, Gets Standing Ovation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

During Monday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, moderator Juan Williams asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to respond to criticism he...

Gingrich Addresses Controversial Past Claims About Race, Class

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich faced tough questions Saturday about his past statements on race and class, making a rare ap...

The World's Worst Child Labor Offenders

Posted 01.05.2012 | World

Where in the world are children forced to work in dangerous conditions, often toiling at the expense of receiving education and basic freedoms? The...

Donna Ballman: Why Repealing Child Labor Laws Is a Truly Stupid Idea

Red Room | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Red Room

Before you jump on the "repeal child labor laws" bandwagon, I urge you to inform yourself. Do we really want to go that far backward? It's time to look forward, to figure out how to get adults back to work.

Reports: Over One Million Brazilian Children Still Forced To Work

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

SAO PAULO -- A newspaper says that despite the economic advances achieved by Brazil over the past few years, children from low-income families are sti...

Republicans Try to Convert America Into Pottersville

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans are attempting to impose a selfish belief system on a selfless American people, people like the citizens of Bedford Falls who rush to the rescue of neighbors. It won't work, just like it didn't in It's a Wonderful Life.

Kardashians Brand Accused Of Child Labor Violations

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 12.22.2011 | Small Business

The temptations of taking manufacturing overseas can be hard to resist: lower production costs, quick turnover and even better quality. But the risks ...

Meet The People Who Make Your Underwear

The Gloss | Posted 12.16.2011 | Women

Which makes it feel less lacy and more awful, doesn't it? To be fair, we don't know exactly where you buy your underwear, but if it's Victoria's Se...

Food Industry Brings Bitter Harvest to Child Cocoa Laborers

Michelle Chen | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

The taste of hot cocoa or a chocolate bar is one of the classic pleasures of being a kid. But chocolate is a bitter harvest for countless children in West Africa, who spend their days towing around machetes, hacking the cocoa pods that will be made into sweets

Victoria's Real Secret: African Child Labor

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.16.2011 | Style

From Gap to Forever 21, our affordable apparel brands have a way of letting us down. The latest is Victoria's Secret, which has been exposed as us...

Chuck E. Cheese Fined For Multiple Child Labor Law Violations

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

Chuck E. Cheese, that famed birthday party venue "where a kid can be a kid," has allegedly been forcing some children to grow up a bit too fast. T...