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Food of the Gods

Kwei Quartey | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
Kwei Quartey

Sub-Saharan Africa produces 70-74 percent of the world's cocoa beans. Should anything wipe out the cocoa crop from either of these producer nations, there is no other country that could quickly take up the slack.

Mali: Artisanal Mines Produce Gold With Child Labor

Human Rights Watch | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Hazardous Work, Mercury Poisoning, and Disease (Bamako)– At least 20,000 children work in Malian artisanal gold mines under extremely harsh and...

Was Your Gold Mined By Children In Mali?

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

GENEVA (AP) -- Gold mined by children living in poverty in Mali is making its way into the international supply chain where it has been purchased main...

How Newt Gingrich Would Create Jobs

Carolita Johnson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

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Gingrich Touts Controversial Janitor Proposal

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich defended on Thursday his controversial plan to have schoolchildren from poor neighborhoods serve as ja...

7 Other Union Jobs For Kids Under President Gingrich

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy

Newt Gingrich made an astounding proposal last weekend in which he expressed the belief that America is ignoring an untapped labor resource: Children....

VIDEO: Newt Gingrich Ad on Stupid Child Labor Laws

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 01.21.2012 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

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Newt Gingrich Makes Shocking Comment On Child Labor Laws

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called child labor laws "stupid" Friday in an appearance at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. ...

Eva Longoria On Producing New Documentary, ‘The Harvest/La Cosecha’

Posted 12.17.2011 | Latino Voices

More than 400,000 children in the United States are torn away from their schools and homes to work as migrant workers with their families. The docu...

Friday Talking Points -- Labor Daze

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It surpasses all irony and actually enters into the realm of bitter humor that we're about to celebrate Labor Day when the unemployment rate remains at the sky-high level of 9.1 percent.

Alleged Worker Abuse At Manufacturer Of Cars 2 Toys

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

Toys bring great joy to many young children. But produced under abusive conditions, they also bring pain. An undercover investigation in Shenzhen,...

Pedaling Back to School: How Bicycles Bridge the Gap in Education Access For Girls in Rural Asia

Michaela Haas | Posted 10.26.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Hundreds of thousands of kids in India and Cambodia will be oblivious to the start of the academic year as they begin another day at work.

A Very Different Kind Of Child Labor

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

I really wanted to make an episode called "Portlandia", but it just didn't happen. Although we had plenty of those moments -- for instance, we got fr...

Dave Jamieson

After Long Delay, White House Moves On Child Labor Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After much delay, the White House has finally released a proposed rule that would update child labor regulations in agricultural work. P...

Dave Jamieson

Despite Teen Deaths On Farms, Child Labor Rules Stalled At White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, two 17 year olds were critically injured in Oklahoma when they were pulled into a grain augur while on the job. Responders ha...

WATCH: The Real Girl Behind A Yemeni Revolutionary Portrait

Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts

Among the pro-revolution artworks produced during the recent uprisings in Yemen depicts a young girl carrying a large bag and making the victory sign....

It's Time to End Abusive Child Labor on America's Farms

Albie Hecht | Posted 10.05.2011 | Impact
Albie Hecht

Imagine if your five-year-old skipped naptime, snack time, and playtime to head out into a dusty, pesticide-covered field soon after the sun rose to pick tomatoes, hundreds of tomatoes, with temperatures in the high 90s.

Voices Of Pakistan: Drifting In And Out Of Education

Sobia Ali | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Sobia Ali

Following my completion of reading Three Cups of Tea, I found it unfortunate that people would so vehemently attempt to derail such a brilliant project, while ignoring all of the noble progress which has been documented.

Electively Induced Labor: Remember, For Babies' Sake, Every Week Counts

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

With the breakneck pace so many people live these days, there's a temptation to press for more certainty about exactly when baby arrives. But when it comes to giving birth, it's best in the vast majority of cases to follow a natural course.

WATCH: Child Photographers Document Lives Of Children In Niger

Posted 08.21.2011 | Home

In Niger, a group of children assumed roles as advocacy journalists last week, taking to the streets armed with digital cameras and the objective of t...

Christina Wilkie

With Child Labor Bill, Eva Longoria the Latest Hispanic Actor to Lobby Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

It’s amazing what an A-list celebrity can do to a well-meaning child labor bill. On Thursday, Eva Longoria hit Capitol Hill, where she injected a...

What We Can Do on World Day Against Child Labor

Bama Athreya | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Bama Athreya

Along with transnational corporations, some major investors and industry associations have called on Uzbekistan to halt the use of forced child labor.

World Day Against Child Labor

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.12.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

On June 12, the international non-profit Lotus Outreach will celebrate 400 child workers in India who enrolled in school for the first time in their lives.

The Creeping Rollback Of Child-Labor Laws

Time | Adam Cohen | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

The government has not had a lot of ideas for what to do about the nation's anemic job market, but there are troubling signs that one old idea is star...

Dave Jamieson

Maine Teen Labor Law A Boon To Businesses

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paul LePage, Maine's Republican governor, signed into law Tuesday a watered-down version of a controversial bill that would have rolled ...