Category Archives: Migrant Labor

Stockholm riots challenge image of happy, generous state Stockholm riots challenge image of happy, generous state 12:47pm EDT Sweden’s capital hit by worst riots in years 5:50am EDT Stockholm hit by riots 11:41am EDT By Patrick Lannin and Philip O’Connor … Continue reading

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Saudi minster threatens to expell thousands of migrant laborers

Saudi minister threatens to expel foreign laborers, Egyptians included 31 May, 2011 11:22 AM Source: Almasry Alyoum A Saudi minister has warned that his government is planning to expel large numbers of foreign laborers, which would include Egyptians currently working … Continue reading

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Fire kills 4 Eritrean migrant workers at Lybia/Tunisia border camp: TAP

Fire kills four Eritreans at Ras Jedir refugee camp Sunday, May 22, 2011 14:19 TUNIS (TAP)- A Fire killed four Eritreans on Saturday night in the refugee Shusha camp, Ras Jedir, near the Tunisian-Libyan border, a military source reported on … Continue reading

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Mid-East democracy activists in the US should participate in May 1 Labor and Immigrant Rights Rallies: Opinion

Activists and others who support the struggle for democracy taking place in the Middle East, those who oppose US support for the intervention in Bahrain , opponents of US and NATO military intervention in North Africa should join this coming … Continue reading

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May 1 rallies for labor and immigrant rights called throughout the United States

May Day (May 1) rallies have been called in many cities throughout the United States in continuance of a tradition that was reignited following the massive May 1 march for the rights of immigrant workers in 2006. These rallies are … Continue reading

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Testimonial on events in Bahrain by South East Asian woman migrant worker with background article

The writer of this piece which is partially translated and edited by the Rawlinsview Blog, is Betty la-Fea (Real names cannot be used in Bahrain for fear of state reprisal. I have verified this person’s identity but must hold back … Continue reading

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Editorial: Release passports and allow free passage to migrant and contract workers in Bahrain

I have received multiple reports from South Asian and South East Asian migrant contract workers having their passports withheld from them by their Bahraini employers. The Saudi occupation of Bahrain and the general repressive conditions of life under the Kalifa … Continue reading

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