Category Worker Rights

Africa: Stop Exploiting African Miners Through Low Wages, Protest Continue

A strike by South African platinum miners has entered its 15th week after workers rejected the latest wage offer from employers just days from the country’s general elections. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has been heavily criticised by mining companies. South African President Jacob Zuma, who has remained relatively quiet on the […]

Fashion Victims – Documentary on Bangladesh Sweat Shops – The Cost of U.S. and European Textile Demand

Everyone loves a bargain, but what’s the real cost of cheap clothes from Bangladesh’s sweat shops? Severed limbs, cruel labour conditions and 1000 dead. How could so many of the West’s top fashion brands have allowed it? After being trapped in the collapsed Rana Plaza factory, Aruthi’s leg was amputated, leaving her bereft. “What can […]

Senate Begins Debate On Immigration Reform Bill

Scandals are stealing recent headlines, but an immigration reform bill that could affect millions in the US is now being debated in the Senate. President Barack Obama says there’s no reason Congress can’t pass an immigration overhaul by the end of summer. Washington Post Reports: “Immigration advocates have said they will withdraw support for the […]

The High Price of Gold – D.R. Congo – The harrowing plight of women and children in the Eastern DRC

The harrowing plight of women and children in the Eastern DRC is exposed in this powerful short doc. Driven from their land, they work in mines as slaves in a desperate bid to protect themselves from rape. “They came into houses and raped and killed children. They raped my two-year-old daughter,” recounts Irene, who is […]

South Africa’s Rampant Police Brutality On The Miners Protest – Documentary

“Last year the video of police shooting dead protesting miners in South Africa shocked the world. Since then serious questions are being raised about rampant police brutality. Are the authorities out of control? “This government murders. They don’t muck around,” says Andile Nose, a drill operator present during the now infamous Marikana massacre. With scenes […]