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Thursday 2 December 2010
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China. Swimming against the Tide

In the first six months of 2010, ten young workers at electronics giant Foxconn jumped to their deaths from the roof of their dormitories in Shenzhen. At the same time, strikes at Honda automotive parts suppliers in Guangdong triggered a wave of worker protests across China. It was clear that (...)

Thursday 2 December 2010
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China. COC. False Adverting of Disney

(November 10, 2010, New York)
Founded in 2000, China Labor Watch (CLW) is a New-York based not-for-profit organization. CLW views Chinese workers’ rights as inalienable human rights and is dedicated to promoting workers’ fair redistribution of wealth under globalization. In November 2010, CLW (...)

Thursday 2 December 2010
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China. Disney world in which Chinese children ’toil for 76 hours a week’

To Western children, Disney is a fairytale world of talking mice, princesses and dragons. To Chinese children, it sometimes means working from 8am to 10pm, handling chemicals without protection, being chastised for failing to hit production targets, and eating food laden with cockroaches. Staff (...)

Thursday 2 December 2010
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Strikes, suicides and labour activism in China

The suicides at Foxconn and the strike at Honda’s components factory in Foshan have focused almost unprecedented international media attention on the plight of China’s workers. Commentators have asked why are workers taking such drastic action, are we seeing an upsurge in worker activism, and if (...)

Thursday 2 December 2010
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Latin America. Dancing with dynamite

“Ben Dangl breaks the sound barrier, exploding many myths about Latin America that are all-too-often amplified by the corporate media in the United States. Read this much-needed book.”—Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!
In the past decade, grassroots social movements played major roles in (...)