Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was clearly mistreated by U.S. officers, but what about the abuse that migrant domestic workers live through every day?
Hershey’s chocolate packing plant is in at the center of a dispute related to a “summer work travel visa” with little opportunity beyond mere survival.
For the past few months, IPS’ Break The Chain Campaign has been working with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Jobs with Justice and many other key partners to lay the groundwork for a campaign to transform long-term care in the United States for our loved ones who count on the support of caregivers to meet their basic daily needs, the workers who provide the care, and the families who struggle to access and afford care for their loved ones. The campaign has many goals including building a new, values-based movement of care recipients, care providers and their families – to change the way care is treated for all.
Patrick Bond makes a stinging critique of the recent report of the African Development Bank that claims that ‘one in three Africans is middle class’ and as a result, Africa is ready for ‘take off’.