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Samsung can never see my face: story of a secret trade unionist

Samsung has a reputation for modern technology, but also a history of medieval conditions for its estimated 1.5 million workers. An anonymous worker risks all to organize.

Filed in: Central Asia East Asia Trade Unions Work

Awakening from the winter sleep – a year on from Tahir Elçi’s murder

A year ago today, human rights lawyer and founder of Amnesty International Turkey, Tahir Elçi, was gunned down, Türkan Elçi, his wife, reflects on what happened that day.

Filed in: Human Rights Turkey

Working for corporations, but failing workers and the planet

Ethical supply chain audits can enable business as usual under the veneer of corporate responsibility, write Genevieve LeBaron and Jane Lister.

Filed in: Work

Why are trade unions opposing worker self-management?

The Second Euromediterranean Workers’ Economy summit in Greece highlighted the rift in the global workers’ movement. Liam Barrington-Bush reports.

Filed in: Greece Trade Unions Work

Electronics brands and factories must commit to improve labour standards

Poor working conditions and violations of labour standards are widespread in the electronics supply chain, and that must change, writes Dr Gale Raj-Reichert.

Filed in: Work

The Triple Talaq

Many Indian Muslim women have had enough, challenging the men who walk the corridors of power in their mosques and madrasas, Mari Marcel Thekaekara writes.

Filed in: India Women

Why worker-led monitoring is needed to challenge electronic sweatshops

An alternative global strategy for the protection and promotion of workers’ human rights in ICT supply chains is emerging, writes David Foust Rodríguez.

Filed in: Human Rights Technology Work

Disabled people lead the fight against austerity

The resistance put up against the UK government’s cuts by Disabled People Against the Cuts can teach us many lessons, writes Jamie Kelsey-Fry.

Filed in: Disability United Kingdom

Protectors vs pipelines

The native-led resistance at Standing Rock has emphasized environmentalism of a different complexion than is typically associated with ecological activism in the United States, writes Mark Engler.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples United States

A 'lawless law' stifles dissent in Kashmir

Police in Kashmir are taking hundreds of protesters in administrative custody using the Public Safety Act, report Majid Maqbool and Wasim Khalid.

Filed in: Human Rights India Kashmir

The story behind the EZLN’s decision to enter Mexico’s presidential race

If their candidate wins, they’ll be the country’s first female president, but not the first indigenous person to hold the office. Ryan Mallett-Outtrim reports.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Mexico

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