A Brief History of Slavery

Some 150 years after President Lincoln “freed” the American slaves, it is estimated that over 30 million people still live in slavery. Photo: Shealah Craighead/The White House.

Av: Fredrik Björksten

Thursday, January 1st 1863 was a bright and crispy day in Washington D.C. The sky was clear and the wind biting and dry, making the great magnolia trees sway back and forth on the White House south lawn. That morning, Abraham Lincoln got out of bed exceptionally early. He had so much to do, but […]

10 april, 2019, Editorial, English, Magazine, Main article

How Slavery Built the World Cup

Builders at Work. There are close to one million migrant workers in Qatar, mainly from South Asia. The majority work in construction. Photo: WBUR Boston's NPR News Station, Flickr.

Av: Åsa Setterquist och Hanna Geschewski

Many were shocked when FIFA announced their choice for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It is not only a wildcard in international football, but also notorious for the unworthy treatment of its many migrant workers. With only three years left until the first kick-off, not much seems to have improved.

10 april, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Behind the Belt and Road: Textile Workers Need Their Rights

Factory worker making clothes. Photo: Fancycrave, Unsplash.

Av: Vittorio Capici och Wooseong Kim

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is one of the most ambitious transnational development projects ever implemented. However, many EU analysts and policymakers fear the changes that BRI will bring to the European labour markets. This article will bring you to Prato, a key centre for the Italian textile industry, where the Chinese immigrant workers have been hired under inhumane conditions for 40 years and where the Chinese government decided to invest once again.

10 april, 2019, English, Magazine, Opinion

In the wake of the film ROMA

An elderly woman in domestic work, Mexico. Photo: Lorna Brooks, Flickr.

Av: Carlos Ranero och Charlotte German

The film ROMA portrays the life of an indigenous woman in Mexico and has sparked a debate about the working conditions for indigenous domestic workers in the country. Discrimination, violence and no working security are some of the risks that make up the daily work life for many of the marginalized women.

9 april, 2019, English, Magazine