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巴基斯坦家庭工业部门的妇女正在组织工会 原文

在资本主义经济危机和新自由主义结构改革中妇女往往是首当其冲、受害最深的群体。在巴基斯坦,妇女的就业基本被局限在“非正式”的行业中。这些行业很庞大,它遍布城市和乡镇,雇佣了大约6500万工人,约占全国劳动力总数的四分之三。

在这些行业里工作的工人,不管是男是女,都享受不到国家劳动法规的保障。没有社会保障和医疗保险,也没有养老金和带薪休假的福利,大多数人领到的工资要少于国家规定的最低工资。 Read more...

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Review: Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Joy Macready reviews Katha Pollitt, ‘Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights’, Picador, 2014, pp258, $25 Read more...

Turkey: "We aren't mourning, we're rebelling!"

The corpse of the young Kurdish Alevi, Özgecan Aslan, was found last Wednesday, February 11, in a river in Mersin, a city in southeastern Turkey. Read more...

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