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Child Labor

The Tea Party Idea of Freedom Is Anything But

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

"Freedom" means maximizing freedom, the possibility of controlling our own lives, for all. This may sometimes require restricting the freedom of the powerful to control others.

Do Orgasmic Births Really Happen?

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliet Linley

The more disconnected we are from our bodies, our sexuality and our sensuality, the more perverse we might label the whole idea of pleasure in birth.

Is There Child Slavery In Your Chocolate?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

We live in cynical times. But even in a day of widespread and flagrant abuse of power, there is a dark side to the operations of the Hershey company that make it particularly egregious.

A Mexico Diary: Leading the US Delegation for the Celebration of the Bicentennial of Mexico

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

I could not help but think about my father as I boarded the plane at Andrews Air Force Base to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the Celebration of the Bicentennial of Mexico.

The Never-Ending Onslaught Against Sholom Rubashkin

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Following recent Catholic abuse reports, I pleaded to the public to let the facts emerge before disparaging the whole Church. It's a shame that this same courtesy has not been extended to Sholom Rubashkin.

Gosselin Relatives To Testify About Child Labor

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

HORSHAM, Pa. — Child-labor permits should have been obtained for children appearing on the TLC television show "Jon & Kate Plus 8," but the stat...

Tronie Foundation Co-Founders to be Featured on NBC Evening Magazine

Rani Hong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rani Hong

Please show your support on the issue of human trafficking by voting for anti-trafficking activist Rani Hong to represent Washington state at the upcoming National Jefferson Awards in Washington, D.C.

The Impact of Education on Children's Lives in Ethiopia

Getinet Leweyehu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Getinet Leweyehu

In the last nine years, Concern Worldwide and their partners have established 22 schools across Ethiopia, providing education for vulnerable boys and girls.

Kids at Work

Katherine Ryder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Ryder

Child labor is protected from exploitation under The Fair Labor Standards Act, but farm work is excluded. There are now hundreds of thousands of children working on U.S. farms.

Apple Loves Children (as Employees)

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Janssen

Apple admitted to violating child labor laws in one of its own annual reports recently, joining the ranks of Nike, Abercrombie & Fitch, Coca-Cola, and Sesame Street as known child exploiters.

Buying Chocolate for Valentine's Day? Think Twice!!

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lennard Davis

More than half the world's chocolate comes from child laborers in the Ivory Coast and Ghana.

Minors in Migration: Child Trafficking in the Caribbean

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

One aspect of the human trafficking equation that does not get the attention it deserves is child trafficking - particularly in the Caribbean.

Haitian Quake Orphans: Tens of Thousands New Child Slaves?

Marlen Suyapa Bodden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marlen Suyapa Bodden

To understand why what happens to orphaned Haitian children is an important question one must know the extensive background of child slavery in Haiti.

Schlock Doctrine: Where, and by Whom, Was Your Christmas Made?

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

There are certainly many alternatives for purchasing products with greater ethical standards. But let's face it -- parents are busy, disposable incomes are tight, children need stimulation, time is money, and this is America.

Development Street Kids Can Bank On

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

To find a bank still readily giving loans during the financial crisis, you need only look as far as a Delhi train station.

Tempel Grain Charged $1.6 Million For Youth's Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division has fined Tempel Grain Elevators more than $1.6 m...

Do You Know Who Made Your Rug?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Is there pain and strife sewn into one of your rugs? With GoodWeave, a new social-responsibility certification, you'll know the moral fabric of your rug down to every single fiber.

Set Children Free From Human Trafficking

Rani Hong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rani Hong

Child slaves are often the unseen hands holding up the economy of the nation, hidden in their places of bondage from the sight of the people buying the work of their labor.

Jobs: Optimism Has Employers Hiring Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Employers who think they can avoid payroll tax and employee benefits by mischaracterizing independent contractors may be in for a surprise. The IRS, Labor Department, and even local state governments may disagree and the consequences can be severe.

Twenty-Seven Million Slaves

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russell Simmons

An estimated 27 million human beings worldwide today are living lives of exploitation. They are objects of ownership, forgotten as children in need of love, nurturing and protection.

Massacres, Forced Labour Torment Zimbabwe Diamond Fields

Alex Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Matthews

Military control over diamond mining in Zimbabwe's eastern Marange district has resulted in a brutal mix of massacres, forced labour, beatings and rape.

Babu's Story: A Child Worker In The Shipyards Of Bangladesh

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

For many of the children here, the idea that they shouldn't work is an entirely foreign concept. Despite laws in Bangladesh restricting child labor, the reality is starkly different.

World Day Against Child Labor Highlights The Need To Do More For Africa's Children (SLIDESHOW)

International Rescue Committee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
International Rescue Committee

African nations are witnessing a different kind of labor crisis -- the use of young children and teenagers as cheap workers in exploitative jobs and industries.

Use the Recession to Build Your Child's Strengths

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

You can help your child put their strengths to financial use. Read here for some places you can help advertise your child's goods and services.

Fighting Child Labor, Trafficking In Liberia (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post Contributor | Emily Holland, International Rescue Committee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Colonel Richard Gonkarnue has one of the toughest jobs in Nimba County, Liberia: to combat child labor and trafficking at one of several checkpoints ...