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LABOUR-US: Domestic Workers Unite for Their Rights

Posted on 21 June 2010 by editor

Ephese, a Haitian immigrant, says she earned as little as 75 dollars for three full days of work. Credit:Hannah Rubenstein/IPS

By Hannah Rubenstein

NEW YORK, Jun 21, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – Ephese speaks rapidly, her hands sweeping the air around her for emphasis. Peach-tipped fingernails come to rest momentarily on her peach-coloured skirt as she leans forward, eyes intent behind wire-rimmed glasses. Her French is direct; her words uncompromising.
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U.S.: ACLU Ad Challenges Military Commissions

Posted on 05 March 2010 by editor

By William Fisher

NEW YORK, Mar 8, 2010 (IPS) – Civil libertarians hit back hard Sunday at reports indicating that the Barack Obama administration is about to cave in to pressure from Congress and local groups in New York City and is not only considering transferring the cases of suspected terrorists to another federal court, but even moving them to the military commission system. Continue Reading

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