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4 October 2015

Liberia: "Riot on the Plantation" - in-depth account of May 2015 protests at Golden Veroleum site, causes & aftermath

Author: Elaisha Stokes, Al Jazeera America

"Riot on the Plantation", 4 Oct 2015...

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29 September 2015

Brazil: Workers rescued from forced labour conditions were subcontracted by Ouro Verde; prosecutors considered Vale responsible

Author: Matt Sandy, Al Jazeera America (US)

“Mining misery in Brazil-Subcontracting slavery: How big companies in Brazil get away with it”, 12 September, 2015...

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4 September 2015

Germany: Bayern Munich to donate $1.11 million to refugee crisis & set up training camp for arriving children

Author: Al Jazeera

The Bayern Munich football club will donate $1.11m to help refugees and set up a training camp for those arriving in Munich, as the number of people arriving in the city continues to rise..."FC Bayern see it as its social responsibility to help those...

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3 September 2015

Germany: Bayern Munich to donate $1.11 million to refugee crisis & set up training camp for arriving children

Author: Al Jazeera

The Bayern Munich football club will donate $1.11m to help refugees and set up a training camp for those arriving in Munich, as the number of people arriving in the city continues to rise..."FC Bayern see it as its social responsibility to help those...

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25 August 2015

Dominican Rep.: Haitians in sugar plantations exporting to the US “live under working conditions similar to slavery”, says Al Jazeera

Dominican Republic is an important supplier of sugar for the United States. The Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement was promoted as an instrument that could improve labour conditions. However, Aljazeera reports on the “hazardous...

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20 August 2015

Commentary: "Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean 'migrants'"

Author: Barry Malone, Al Jazeera

The umbrella term migrant is no longer fit for purpose when it comes to describing the horror unfolding in the Mediterranean. It has evolved from its dictionary definitions into a tool that dehumanises and distances, a blunt pejorative...It already...

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18 August 2015

Pakistan: Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton raises money to help bonded labour at brick kilns

Author: Jacob Shamisan, Business Insider

Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton has...been trying to raise money to fight Pakistan’s modern version of slavery: the bonded labour at brick kilns...“Over 20,000 brick kilns operate in Pakistan, supported by millions of workers, and the...

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19 July 2015

Syrian Bedouin refugees find work on Jordanian farm

Author: Alisa Reznick, Al Jazeera

As the Syrian conflict grinds on, even nomadic groups like the local Bedouin have been fleeing the violence. "One of the clear indications of how bad Syria was getting was when we saw Bedouins crossing over into Jordan," Andrew Harper of UNHCR, the...

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16 July 2015

Blood, sweat and sugar: Trade deal fails Haitian workers on DR plantations

Author: Amy Bracken, Al Jazeera America

…The [Dominic Rep.] is…among the top suppliers [of sugar] to American markets…[T]he DR-CAFTA…was supposed to improve…worker conditions. But today Haitian immigrants [are] still targets of…antihaitianismo…Workers are paid by the weight of what they cut...

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9 June 2015

Ghana accused of using child labour in mines

Author: Al Jazeera (Qatar)

Human Rights Watch…estimate[s]…that thousands of children, mostly between the ages of 15 and 17…work…in perilous conditions [in Ghana’s artisanal mines]…Ghana's Children's Act prohibits mining work for anyone under the age of 18. However, lax...

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