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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...

To Gain Workers' Votes, Gingrich Slanders Poor

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

What America needs is someone who will challenge the entrenched interests and big money that now so distorts our politics. Gingrich offers a man who profits from those interests, while preying on, not praying for, the weak.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Candidate Runs On Pro-Child-Labor Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Would You Trust Newt Gingrich With Your Children?

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Jesus said: "Let the little children come to me..." Gingrich seems to respond by saying: "And give them a mop to clean up after my mess."

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.