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, by The Palestine Monitor

The Real Goal of Israel’s Blockade of Gaza

Jonathan Cook

The latest tightening of Israel’s chokehold on Gaza – ending all supplies into the Strip for more than a week – has produced immediate and shocking consequences for Gaza’s 1.5 million inhabitants.
The refusal to allow in fuel has forced the shutting down of Gaza’s only power station, creating a (...)

, by Waterjustice.org

Rethinking China’s Urban Water Privatization

by Xinjiang Conservation Fund

This is the English summary of 60 pages full report "Rethinking China’s Urban Water Privatization" in Chinese written by Xinjiang Conservation Fund based in Beijing. Based on reviews of development of the urban water sector since 1949, data analysis and interpretation of 500 household surveys in (...)

, by Bilaterals

Food Safety on the Butcher’s Block

by Christine Ahn

On April 11, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a report that found that of the national efforts to improve U.S. food safety, “none of the targets were reached in 2007.” According to the CDC, 76 million Americans — one in four — come down with food poisoning every year. Among the most (...)

, by Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

Silenced to Deliver: Mobile Phone Manufacturing in China and the Philippines

MakeITfair, SOMO and SwedWatch, September 2008, 76 p. (pdf)

The mobile phone industry is often presented as a clean, unproblematic industry, but makeITfair’s report ’Silenced to Deliver’ shows that this is not the case. Young electronics workers handle chemicals without protective gear. They work inhumane overtime hours to cover basic needs and are (...)

Immigration policy in european union: still bringing up the walls for fortress Europe?

Petra Bendel, Migration Letters, Avril 2005

Immigration and asylum policies in the European Union have entered into a new period. The author sums up the most important achievements and failures of the EU’s efforts to creat a common European asylum and immigration system, and she evaluates the new Hague Programme of the European Council (...)

, by Fédération Internationale des ligues des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH)

Childbreaking Yards: Child Labour in the Ship Recycling Industry in Bangladesh

FIDH, YPSA, June 2008, 36 p.

The report is based on field research carried out in and around shipbreaking yards in Chittagong, as well as in Northern Bangladesh villages, where many child workers come from. With Childbreaking Yards, FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights ) and YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) (...)

, by Social Watch

The Basic capabilities index: way too slow!

The Millennium Development Goals will not be achieved by 2015 at the present rate of progress
Progress in basic social indicators slowed down last year all over the world and at the present rate it does not allow for the internationally agreed poverty reduction goals to be met by 2015, unless (...)

, by AWID

Culture of misogyny, illegal occupation, fuel sexual violence in military.

by Helen Benedict

An alarming number of women soldiers are being sexually abused by their comrades-in-arms, both at war and at home. This fact has received a fair amount of attention lately from researchers and the press — and deservedly so.
But the attention always focuses on the women: where they were when (...)

New Labour Contract Law: Myth and reality six months after implementation

IHLO, Hong Kong Liaison Office of the international trade union movement

It has been six months since the new Labour contract law was implemented inside China. The implementing guidelines – to clear up inconsistencies in the law and help guide companies and labour bureaus in implementing the details – should be issued soon. They were first scheduled for last year and (...)

Generic Medicines

Euractiv

A generic medicine is a pharmaceutical product that is no longer protected by a patent and which can be copied by other companies. It may be marketed either under its own brand or as an unbranded product. European governments are increasingly relying on generics to save on healthcare costs and (...)

, by Clean Clothes Campaign

Who pays for our clothing from Lidl and Kik?

A study into the impact of buying practices of the discounters Lidl and Kik in Bangladesh and the precarisation of working conditions in German retailing

Globalisation and discounting are closely related. About 90 percent of our clothing is produced in Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe and several countries in Africa. The majority of retailing companies, such as also the discounters Lidl and KiK, buy from these countries. The “Alternative (...)

Let’s Clean Up Fashion 2008: The state of pay behind the UK high street

Martin Hearson, Labour Behind the Label, Septembre 2008, 50 p., pdf

The fashion industry has always struggled to talk about the living wage in an open and consistent way. Two years ago, brands and retailers said it wasn’t a problem, or that if it was, it was somebody else’s. Last year they agreed that they ought to do something, but hadn’t quite got round to it (...)

, by AWID

Why Soldiers Rape

An alarming number of women soldiers are being sexually abused by their comrades-in-arms, both at war and at home. This fact has received a fair amount of attention lately from researchers and the press — and deservedly so.
But the attention always focuses on the women: where they were when (...)

Sanitation: A Human Rights Imperative

The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)

This booklet addresses the: Benefit of treating sanitation in human rights terms, Legal basis of the right to sanitation, State obligations and standards for differing environments, and Priority actions for governments and other stakeholders.
While there has been some progress on the (...)