The essence of coercion: “We live subject to their orders…”

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More documentation from the Fall 2008 harvest continues to emerge, this time in a remarkable report issued by the International Labor Rights Forum, compiled by Uzbek human rights activists.  Based on 72 original interviews with parents, schoolchildren, teachers and farmers taken just after the harvest was completed, the report lays bare just how vicious state […]

Uzbek activists call for boycott–again!

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If anyone has yet to be convinced that boycotting Uzbek cotton is the right thing to do, they need to listen to the people who are putting everything on the line to call for just that: Uzbekistan’s human rights activists, both in-country and political exiles.  These are the people whose friends, neighbors and families are […]

International Day against Child Labor event, Geneva

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NGOs, business and trade union representatives will gather on June 11 in Geneva, the day before the International Day against Child Labor, to talk about ways to halt Uzbekistan’s massive annual exploitation of its children.  See the program below (with RSVP contact for all those who can attend).   The session will come at the […]