Rana Plaza campaign victory

Rana Plaza campaign victory

Compensation award will bolster future efforts to hold manufacturers to account, reports Ilona Kelly.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
Nasima Khan (left) with her home servant Sokina.Copyright Jannatul Mawa

Southern Exposure: close distance

Photographer Jannatul Mawa closes the distance between housewives and housemaids in Bangladesh.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015
Juan and his younger brother (peeping out from behind the bricks in the photo below) occasionally snatch moments of play, but their work is never done.Fernando de Berro

Growing upside down

For thousands of Peruvian children, daily life means working to help feed the family. Fernando Del Berro meets one of them.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

Beating the blacklisters

Phil Chamberlain reveals the secret war between big business and union activists.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015
Despite her experiences in Singapore, Aneda is determined to work abroad again. ‘I want to go to Taiwan,’ she says.Photo: Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

Too great a toll

Dreaming of a better future, some 700,000 Indonesians each year join the ranks of migrant workers abroad. But many face exploitation, abuse and deception at the hands of their employers. Michael Malay travelled to the West Javan province of Indramayu to talk to some of those who have returned.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
A salt-worker for 56 years, Umar joined SABRAS six years ago and is finally reaping some reward for his hours of toil.Charlotte Anderson

Worth their salt

Matthew Newsome meets a social entrepreneur helping India's salt-workers out of the poverty trap.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Preparing lunch in the FPDS co-op in San Telmo – where everyone gets a say and ‘horizontalism’ prevails.

Speak truth

The government wants to fund popular co-ops that are meeting urgent social needs. What could be wrong with that? Vanessa Baird meets the people behind them.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
The production line today at IMPA – the recuperated factory that inspired hundreds of others.Julio Etchart

Who needs a boss?

Vanessa Baird reports on how Argentinean workers took over failing and bankrupt enterprises – and have kept them going.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
BISHAKHA DATTA is a writer and filmmaker based in India. Her most recent book is 9 Degrees of Justice, a collection of essays on struggles against violence on women in India. Her most recent documentaries include In The Flesh: Three Lives In Prostitution.
Bishakha is the executive director of Point of View, a Mumbai non-profit that promotes women’s viewpoints through media, art and culture.

Argument: Should prostitution be legalized?

Human rights lawyer Dianne Post and writer and filmmaker Bishakha Datta go head-to-head.

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NI 461 - Demolition job - April, 2013
The economic crash has brought millions of Spanish people onto the streets.Iñaki Pérez de Albéniz, under a CC License.

Spain’s brain drain

Dan Hancox on the skilled young people who, after thirty years of Spanish democracy, are finding their options increasingly limited.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012
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Goodbye welfare, hello workfare

Warren Clark is unimpressed by governments forcing citizens to 'donate' their labour to big business.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
 Essay: Deindustrializing humanity

Essay: Deindustrializing humanity

Neither humanity nor nature are commodities. It’s time the old ideology was dissolved, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Since the death of Steve Jobs, allegations have surfaced accusing Apple of exploiting it's workers. 
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The unpalatable reality of working for Apple

A fresh wave of reports unveiling exploitation in the iPad empire are forcing Apple to clean up up its act, reports Mark Engler.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Paul, from Ghana,
sells on the streets
of Buenos Aires.Sebastiano Vitale

Frontline Africans: migrants hit by Europe's economic decline

What can African migrant workers do when faced with rising unemployment and racism in Europe? Sarah Babiker reports from Spain and Argentina.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
Whose miracle? Robert Scoble under a CC Licence

Whose miracle?

An epic migration to the cities has been responsible for China’s turbocharged economic performance. But, as Richard Swift explains, the cost for many workers has been too great and they refuse to be quiet any longer.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Honda workers demand better pay and democratic unions: 500 striking autoworkers sparked a strike wave that shook south China in the summer of 2010.Siu Chiu/Reuters

Hard road to justice

Three personal stories of the battles being fought for workers’ rights.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Death at Foxconn: Ma Zishan mourns his son Ma Xiangqian, the tenth protest suicide against draconian management at the south China electronics firm. The suicides continue.Joe Tan / Reuters

iSlave

Electronics giant Foxconn employs over a million people in China – in conditions that drive them to despair, reports Jenny Chan.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011

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Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Demolition job April, 2013
Bad medicine November, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
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