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Brussels’ week of shame


Bryan Carter: After inflicting so much suffering on the Greeks, the least EU leaders can do is let the people vote freely

Investment in Equatorial Guinea will not end human rights abuses

Investment in Equatorial Guinea will not end human rights abuses


Donna Cline: Arbitrary detention for exercising the freedoms of expression, association, and assembly is common in the tiny oil-rich country in sub-Saharan Africa

Internally displaced persons: the forgotten “refugees”

Internally displaced persons: the forgotten “refugees”


Andrew Lam: Internally displaced persons are cursed with invisibility, their stories aren’t told and recorded

These are the worst countries for workers' rights in 2015

These are the worst countries for workers’ rights in 2015


Sharan Burrow: If governments want to get off this list they must respect workers’ fundamental rights

An ageing population isn't the reason for stunted economic growth – austerity is

An ageing population isn’t the reason for stunted economic growth – austerity is


Carolin Vollmann: The IMF analysis of the role of capital in its gloomy forecast fails a reality check

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The relentless attack on Mexican journalists


Since President Enrique Peña Nieto came to power, a journalist in Mexico is assaulted every 26.7 hours

A colonial hangover: big profits, massive exploitation in the Cape winelands

A colonial hangover: big profits, massive exploitation in the Cape winelands


Local activist Petrus Brink describes the current minimum wage as “halfway to hunger. It’s shameful beyond description”

Subutex – where heroin addiction therapy meets high profit trafficking

Subutex – where heroin addiction therapy meets high profit trafficking


Prescribed over the last 30 years, the first heroin replacement treatment in France has saved thousands of lives. But in recent years, dealers have taken hold of it and are supplying international drug rings

On Domestic Workers Day, millions of Indian women continue to work in the shadows

On Domestic Workers Day, millions of Indian women continue to work in the shadows


“We clean the toilets but we cannot use them because we are servants”

Child labour and exploitation in India's cotton fields

Child labour and exploitation in India’s cotton fields


Some 20 per cent of workers in Gujurat’s cotton fields are thought to be children