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The Continuance of Child Labor

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On August 8, 2020
A slight bit of good news, as every nation has now passed the International Labour Organization’s Convention No. 182 on “The Worst Forms of Child Labor.” That’s great, but of course there needs to be enforcement and the ILO doesn’t have that capability. The fight is in creating mechanisms of enforcement and that very much […]

Child Labor Notes

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On February 27, 2020

While the nation only cares about the presidential election, the routine daily horrors of the world continue without abatement and it’s high time we remember that these things are happening and

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Today is World Day Against Child Labor and even as everything in our country is collapsing around us, it’s worth remembering the problems we used to be concerned with, such as kids working and dying on the job. Human Rights Watch: Today is the World Day Against Child Labor, and this year’s theme highlights the […]
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The Trump Child Labor Agenda

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On April 7, 2017
Trump’s EPA is making the lives of the children who labor on our farms, which is in itself a legacy of Jim Crow and the inability to get the Fair Labor Standards Act through Congress without excluding typically black work in 1938, far less safe. Which is of course a benefit for these psychopaths. “Luz” […]
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In writing about the horrors of child labor internationally, I frequently get people telling me that “these people are poor and all banning child labor does is take income away from families where children are working.” Other than this effectively repeating the arguments of the National Association of Manufacturers and sweatshop owners of a century […]
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