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  • Uphill Battle to Curb Child Labour in Myanmar, Where 13-Year-Olds Work in Construction

    01/19/2018 9:54:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 17 Jan 2018 | Desmond Ng
    With 1 in 5 working instead of attending school, the country is grappling with a potential future crisis. The programme Get Real meets the children, their parents and the enforcers who are trying to stamp out the problem. His back bent under a heavy load of bricks and gravel, the boy trudges towards an unfinished water tank under the morning sun, starting his long day as a mason’s assistant. Only 13, Aye Min is already a construction worker, having left school three years ago to help support his family. “It’s dangerous (work). I’ve worked on the seventh floor before; I...
  • Sholom Rubashkin: PETA (Antifa's) Modern Day Blood Libel

    12/26/2017 11:43:52 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 14 replies
    12/27/17 | Yomin Postelnik
    An innocent man is freed.  Alan Dershowitz and numerous congressmen, senators and former US attorneys general spanning the entire political spectrum all put their names and reputations on the line for him.  Hundreds of thousands of Jews, and many Righteous Gentiles, celebrate around the world.  As usual, that doesn't stop the social justice warriors (what a complete misnomer if ever their were one).  And if that were all that happen, who would care?  If PETA wants to go around smearing the kindest and greatest we have, that's between them and the bird brains they represent.  But when people who know...
  • Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car

    10/23/2017 8:42:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/2017 | By BARBARA JONES
    Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade Sky News investigated the Katanga mines and found Dorsen, 8, and Monica, 4The pair were working in the vast mines of the Democratic Republic of CongoThey are two of the 40,000 children working daily in the mines, checking rocks for cobalt Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight.His name is Dorsen and...
  • NY Times reporter slammed after saying boy mowing White House lawn sends bad signal on child labor

    09/17/2017 3:24:28 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/17/2017 | Fox News
    “Not sending a great signal on child labor, minimum wage & occupational safety >> Trump White House lets a 10-year-old volunteer mow its lawn,” Greenhouse, who covered unions for much of his time at the newspaper, tweeted.
  • ‘At least 160 children died digging tunnels for Hamas’

    07/28/2014 10:28:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/28/2014 11:10 | JPost.com Staff
    Hamas used children to help them dig numerous tunnels into Israel and Egypt, a 2012 paper written for the Journal of Palestine Studies reported. […] In December 2011, the paper’s author, Nicolas Pelham, accompanied a police patrol in Gaza and reported that “nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies.” He continued and said that “at least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials.” …
  • Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms (Soros HRW report)

    05/14/2014 11:38:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 14, 2014 1:46 PM EDT
    An international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms. A report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch claims that children as young as 7 are sometimes working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous conditions. Most of what the group documented is legal, but it wants cigarette makers to push for safety on farms from which they buy tobacco. Human Rights Watch details findings from interviews with more than 140 children working on farms in North Carolina, Kentucky,...
  • Maine’s governor wants to make it easier for children to work

    01/11/2014 6:41:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 8 at 10:41 am | Niraj Chokshi
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Tuesday that state regulations governing child labor are hurting the state’s economy, according to the Portland Press Herald. “We don’t allow children to work until they’re 16, but two years later, when they’re 18, they can go to war and fight for us,” LePage said at an agricultural trade show, according to the paper. “That’s causing damage to our economy. I started working far earlier than that, and it didn’t hurt me at all. There is nothing wrong with being a paperboy at 12 years old, or at a store sorting bottles at 12...
  • Bring Back Child Labor (You can’t give your children real self-esteem. They have to work for it)

    09/04/2012 7:44:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/31/2012 | Lee Habeeb
    It was time for our beach trip, the one I take with my wife and daughter every summer. On a beautiful early morning a month ago, we packed the family car (okay, my wife packed it) and headed from our home in Oxford, Miss., to Florida’s Gulf Coast for a week of fun and sun. Some call it the Redneck Riviera. This Jersey transplant and his Mississippi girls call it paradise. It’s the same Gulf Coast, by the way, that the media predicted — even seemed to hope — would be flooded with crude oil and destroyed as a result...
  • Labor Department statement on withdrawal of proposed rule...update.

    04/27/2012 8:10:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    United States Dept of Labor ^ | April 26, 2012 | Gov.
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of a proposed rule dealing with children who work in agricultural vocations: "The Obama administration is firmly committed to promoting family farmers and respecting the rural way of life, especially the role that parents and other family members play in passing those traditions down through the generations. The Obama administration is also deeply committed to listening and responding to what Americans across the country have to say about proposed rules and regulations. "As a result, the Department of Labor is announcing today the withdrawal of...
  • Obama’s Attacks on the Family Farm Come Straight From Marxist Handbook

    04/26/2012 8:09:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama is attacking the family farm – an American tradition. The administration’s Department of Labor implemented new regulations to restrict children from working on the family farm. This is despite the fact that farm accidents and injuries have decreased over the past several years. For generations children and adults have worked together on the family farm. Those days are over. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) introduced the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, to prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from enacting its controversial proposed restrictions that would ban children from working on family farms. Recently, Senator...
  • Taking Liberties: Local farms in fight to stop growing regulation

    04/26/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 23 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published April 26, 2012 | By Douglas Kennedy
    Marlene Stasinos believes the best food is local food. “It’s more healthy. It’s less processed,” she says as she walks from her farm stand toward her home in Haverhill, Mass. “It’s just better for you when you eat it.” Stasinos’ family has been farming in and around Haverhill for three generations, but she says backyard farming is under attack.
  • Washington Elitists Want To Take Over The Family Farm

    04/26/2012 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 26, 2012
    Regulation: For centuries, children have played an indispensable role in family farms. Their efforts have been and still are often essential to survival. But the nanny state wants to outlaw their contributions. What do the Labor Department bureaucrats in urban, elitist Washington who are writing the rule that would prohibit children under 18 from working on farms know about farm culture? How familiar are they with agricultural society and its age-old traditions and its timeless demands? Who are they to interfere with a way of life that has been the backbone of America? None of that matters to the busybodies...
  • Labor dept. backs off rule to limit farm work by kids

    04/26/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 112 replies
    MN Public Radio ^ | Jon Collins, Minnesota Public Radio
    The U.S. Department of Labor is withdrawing a rule that would have limited the sorts of work that children can do on farms.
  • Labor Dept. withdraws farm child labor rule one day after Daily Caller report goes viral

    04/26/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/26/12 | Paul Conner
    Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, and following a report by The Daily Caller, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied child labor laws to family farms. Critics complained that the regulation would have drastically changed the extent to which children could work on farms owned by family members. The U.S. Department of Labor cited public outcry as the reason for withdrawing the rule. “The decision to withdraw this rule — including provisions to define the ‘parental exemption’ — was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Newt Gingrich 'Should Read a History Book'

    Rosie O'Donnell, possibly one of the most uninformed people to ever be given a television program, actually ridiculed the intellectual capacity of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich Thursday. Appearing with fellow brainiac Joy Behar on the HLN program thankfully in its final shows, O'Donnell called the former Speaker of the House a "joke" saying, "Perhaps he should read a history book" JOY BEHAR, HOST: Yes, but I mean, what about Newt's plan to drop the child labor laws and put kids to work as janitors? ROSIE O'DONNELL: Yes. BEHAR: I mean, where does he come up with this crap? O'DONNELL:...
  • Federal rewrite of labor laws causing a flap down on the farm (Feds, Feds, Feds, Feds..Feds, Feds..)

    12/06/2011 12:25:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2011 | Andrea Billups
    LANSING, Mich. — Sparking outrage across the country’s rural heartland, the Obama administration is proposing rules to curb the ability of children on farms to engage in “corn sex” for pay. Farmers call it corn detasseling, a time-honored but physically demanding chore designed to promote cross-pollination in the field. For decades it has been a way for teens to earn extra spending money — and forge some good-natured field hand camaraderie — for a few weeks each summer. The Obama administration is considering revisions to federal agricultural work rules that effectively would bar teens younger than 16 from engaging in...
  • Labor Dept. boosts penalties for child labor

    06/27/2010 4:34:55 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 17 replies
    The Labor Department is sharply increasing the penalties against employers who illegally use child workers. Anyone illegally employing 12-and 13-year-olds will now face a penalty of $6,000 for each violation. The maximum fine previously was $900.
  • VDIEO: Romanian Child Trafficking Ring Busted

    04/08/2010 8:13:49 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies · 293+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/08/10 | Friends of Ours
    Scotland Yard and Romanian police have busted 30 suspected mobsters who allegedly ran a child trafficking ring which kidnapped children from poor Gypsy communities and forced them into a life of crime in Britain as reported by the Daily Mail: Police estimate that more then 170 youngsters as young as seven have been trafficked to the UK by the gang. * * * Police say the modern-day Fagins forced their young victims - snatched from poor gypsy communities - to beg in Britain and go on pick-pocketing and shoplifting sprees. Mob bosses set them up with bogus documents and homes...
  • Children’s Climate Forum kicks off in Copenhagen

    11/30/2009 3:02:58 PM PST · by Brugmansian · 23 replies · 2,177+ views
    COP15 ^ | 30/11/2009 | Marie Sauer-Johansen
    "You will become frontrunners of your generation. You are the future, and I hope that you will remember Copenhagen as the beginning when you look back 10-20 years from now,” said Else Sommer from City of Copenhagen’s Department of Children and Family Care as she opened the Children’s Climate Forum on November 28. The symbolism could not be stronger when the delegates, 165 children from 44 countries, plastered handprints in all the colours of the rainbow on a large globe and lifted it up, declaring the forum open. “Children have a great ability to communicate, because we can hold hands...
  • Apology for kids shipped from Britain to colonies

    11/15/2009 12:25:22 PM PST · by Dan B Cooper · 8 replies · 864+ views
    hosted.ap.org/ ^ | Nov 15 | JILL LAWLESS
    As many as 150,000 poor British children were shipped off to the colonies over three and a half centuries, often taken from struggling families under programs intended to provide them with a new start - and the Empire with a supply of sturdy white workers. Forty years after the program stopped, Britain and Australia are saying sorry to the child migrants, who were promised a better life only to suffer abuse and neglect thousands of miles from home. The British government said Sunday that Prime Minister Gordon Brown would apologize for child migrant programs that sent boys and girls as...