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Who profits from gold mining in Niger?


Karin Debroey and Fons De Potter: Uranium might be Niger’s biggest export product, but gold mining is its most detrimental industry

To serve and protect whom? The militarisation of US police

To serve and protect whom? The militarisation of US police


Ari Paul: With militarisation, police don’t see themselves as public servants but as warriors in an endless conflict

How can the OSCE combat human trafficking without the unions?

How can the OSCE combat human trafficking without the unions?


Eric Lee: “Unionised workers are unlikely to be trafficked workers”

Ebola: it's governance, stupid

Ebola: it’s governance, stupid


Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie: coalitions of the willing are mounting powerful critiques of the business-as-usual approach to (bad) governance in Ebola-hit countries

The G20 needs to make the world's economy work for working people

The G20 needs to make the world’s economy work for working people


John Evans: Low wages, low skills and precarious jobs will not lead to sound economic recovery

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COP20: A text without ambition to win over all countries


After two weeks of negotiations, COP20 produced a limited text. Unions and NGOs intend to keep up the pressure until COP21 in Paris in 2015

Inequality often starts in the labour market

Inequality often starts in the labour market


More wage inequality immediately stretches the middle-class

South Africa's "gold slaves"

South Africa’s "gold slaves"


“At gunpoint, we were handcuffed, stripped of our clothes and inked on our buttocks until someone came and bought me for US$70”

Indonesia: minimum wage battle set to escalate

Indonesia: minimum wage battle set to escalate


Unions say they will “ keep battling for a wage hike that can at least cover the basic cost of living”

Cuba's fast-growing private sector

Cuba’s fast-growing private sector


Half a million Cubans are now self-employed