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Day: November 12, 2017

Fears remain for imprisoned editor

While the Chinese government has officially stated that editor and bookseller Gui Minhai has been released, doubts remain over his status and his whereabouts are unknown. Gui disappeared over two years ago in Thailand while on holiday, only to turn…

Antiwar activities in South Korea continue

The recent visit to South Korea by US President Trump was met with protests in many cities as an increasing number of people are becoming active in actions against the threat of war in the Korean Peninsula. These protests were…

Exploitation of migrant workers rife in West Asia

The stories of two separate migrant workers in the Indian media in recent weeks, have shone a spotlight on the terrible working conditions that hundreds of thousands of workers face in West Asia. The unexplained death of a Telanganan labourer,…

More workplace abuses by Samsung Electronics

A recent report jointly produced by the Hanoi-based Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (CGFED) and the Swedish IPEN Centre, has condemned Samsung Electronics’ health and safety performance in their factories in Vietnam. Samsung has been expanding…

Urgent: Iranian labour activist close to death

  Long-time labour activist Mahmoud Salehi, has been transferred from his jail cell to a regional hospital with failing heart and kidney functions. Mahmoud is in grave danger of dying if not transferred to a better hospital.  In the meantime,…

Boiler explosion in India kills workers

At least 30 maintenance workers were killed on Wednesday 1 November when a boiler at the Unchar thermal power plant, in Uttar Pradesh, India suddenly exploded. Eye witness reports indicate that the escaping gas and steam were so hot they…

Teachers strike amid unprecedented disaster

Around 150,000 teachers in Yemen are believed to have gone on strike to demand payment of unpaid wages. Some teachers have not been paid since October 2016. This strike is the direct result of the brutal Saudi led invasion of…