Gearing up for the International Day Against Child labor June 12

Posted on May 21, 2010 by | No Comments

The International Labor Rights Forum is planning a May 25 conference in Washington D.C. to discuss the state of the struggle. Representatives from the AFL/CIO, from Coca Cola, and from the State Department’s office of Child Labor and Trafficking will present. Given that the ILO’s latest report on child labor shows that reductions observed between [...]

Spanish soccer and Uzbek cotton

Posted on May 10, 2010 by | No Comments

For the money-hungry and ambitious, trading a bit of their status by associating with the Uzbek dictatorship in return for some hard cash may seem like a good deal (exhibit A: Sting).  Exhibit B comes this week courtesy of the Spanish daily of record El Pais: Joan Laporta, president of the renowned Spanish soccer team [...]