The Panama Canal was a tremendous achievement by the U.S. and a display of their power and abilities. However, the health costs to the mostly Caribbean contract workers was enormous.
Major nations make labour rights a key part of trade deals. But what happens next?
Once investors put their shoulders to the wheel, everything changes.
In some places, the dismal labour conditions of young academics have spurred them to unionise. Not so in the Czech Republic, where students and intellectuals lead lives of “state-ordered poverty”.
It’s time to update the old agenda of the 19th century: less working time and more money for all, in the form of shorter work days and a universal basic income.
Over the past few years many companies have committed to sustainable palm oil. But that is threatened by a growing alliance between industry and government.
It’s been more than 40 years since a French sex workers strike kicked off a lively global human rights movement, but their legacy lives on.