Labour Migration

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Beyond the Fields
Early, Steve
Article
2011
There is a strong historical link between the United Farm Workers in its heyday and myriad forms of progressive activism today. UFW alumni, ideas, and strategies have influenced Latino political empo...
Building a Solidarity City
Article
2013
A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system that engenders poverty and anguish, not solely for immigrants and refugees, but also for other Montrealers confronting these same...
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
Central America Raises Its Voice in Defence of Its Migrants
Valladares, Danilo
Article
2011
Spiralling violence against Central American migrants in Mexico has prompted legal reforms, diplomatic actions, and the creation of new mechanisms to protect citizens in this region.
China's Disposable Labor: Against The Current vol. 140
Loong-yu, Au
Article
2009
The global financial crisis has begun to take its toll in China, with a rapid decline in China’s exports. In Guangdong province where the export processing zones house 20 million workers, tens of thou...
Class and Colour in South Africa 1850-1950
Simons, H.J.; Simons, R.E.
Book
1969
A historical and sociological overview which provides a critical analysis of the Labour and National movements in South Africa and explores how and why the white working class traded its socialist pri...
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Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on labour and unions.
Death in the Desert: Migrants Risk Everything to Cross the Border
Sprague, Jeb
Article
2010
This is a NAFTA border. Money moves freely, people with money do too, but the poor are pushed into a dangerous cycle of crossing the desert.
Dubai Labor Fighting Back Vs. Indentured Globalization: Against The Current vol. 132
Francis, Vicky
Article
2008
October, 2007 saw the government of the United Arab Emirates halfway through a "humane" immigration amnesty which, in turn, paved the way for a clampdown on labour. In November a huge strike wave erup...
Equality: New Internationalist January/February 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
A look at theories on the thought of equality and its progress in society.
Informal Labour, Another Wall Faced by Migrants in Latin America
Frayssinet, Fabiana
Article
2017
A large proportion of the 4.3 million migrant workers in Latin America and the Caribbean survive by working in the informal economy or in irregular conditions. An invisible wall that is necessary to b...
An Interview with Patricia Campbell: Against The Current vol. 123
Finkel, David
Article
2006
Patricia Campbell is President of the Irish Independent Workers Union (IWU), an independent trade union and social movement in both the north and south of Ireland. She is a deputy editor of the journa...
Keep Out: The case for open borders: New Internationalist October 2002 - #350
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
A look at refugees and the challenges they face. Discussion of how the refugee experience differs in different parts of the world.
Legalize Free Movement of Labor: Viewing A National Debate: Against The Current vol. 123
Miah, Malik
Article
2006
The immigration debate is exposing deep social, racial and class divisions within American society. The arguments are sharp, furious and divide many families - immigrant as well as native born.
Los Mexicanos: The Struggle for Justice of Patricia Perez
Latour, Charles (Director)
Film/Video
2009
Every year, some 4000 migrant foreign workers coming mostly from Mexico, labour in Quebec farms to plant and pick our vegetables. In the summer of 2006, Patricia Perez a pro-union militant speaking fo...
Migration: Changing the World
Arnold, Guy
Book
2011
The author discusses the increasing trend of migration in the modern world, its causes and effects, and peoples and governments responses.
Out of Africa: A Migrant's Story: New Internationalist June 2005 - #379
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
An issue on the story of a nurse's return back to Kenya and the reason why she has worked so far away from home. Also, a discussion on a widespread crisis in international healthcare and the human co...
Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants
Black, Ian
Article
2013
Ethiopian workers face hostility amid 'Saudisation' campaign to control foreign labour and get more Saudi citizens into work.
Scattered Sand: The Story of China's Rural Migrants
Pai, Hsiao-Hung
Book
2012
Each year, 200 million workers from China’s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour a...
A Seventh Man: A book of images and work about the experience of migrant workers in Europe
Berger, John
Book
1975
Images, poetry, quotes and short written pieces that portray the experiences of male migrant workers in Europe.
Vincenzo Pietropaolo: Witness to the Harvest Pilgrims
UFCW Canada (Director)
Film/Video
2009
Vincenzo Pietropaolo has documented the story of Mexican migrant workers over a number of years. This is a brief look into that story.
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Wilkerson, Isabel
Book
2010
Wilkerson chronicles the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million p...
What's Left of Queer?: Immigration, Sexuality, and Affect in a Neoliberal World
Nair, Yasmin
Article
2012
We need to refuse the narratives of abjection that are routinely forced upon us. They only render us immobile creatures, begging for help. We are all neoliberals now. We're all selling our bodies, our...
When Human Beings Are Illegal: Against The Current vol. 136
Rachleff, Peter
Article
2008
Once the government assumes the task of separating citizens from "impossible subjects," historian Mae Ngai points out, "the border" is everywhere, not just between countries. Thus, the border has come...
Why I Represent the New Orleans Immigrant Workers Who Committed Civil Disobedience: An Honor to Defend Them
Quigley, Bill
Article
2013
In the thirty six-years I have been a lawyer, I have seen many people take brave moral actions. I have represented hundreds in Louisiana and across our country who have been arrested for protesting f...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Break Their Haughty Power
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
Labour/Le Travail
A bilingual journal holding no rigid position on the definition of labour. The editorial board hopes to foster imaginative approaches to both teaching and research in labour studies through an open ex...
Prol-Position
Today, many struggles have an international dimension. The people involved face a social and international context mediated by capital which is turned against them. Capital and workers themselves move...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

International Centre for Migration Policy Development
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) was founded in 1993, upon the initiative of Austria and Switzerland. The organization was created to serve as a support mechanism for informal consultations, and to...
International Labour Organization
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote ri...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

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African odysseys turn to the south
Pitron, Guillaume
2012
Fewer than 5% of African migrants now want to reach Europe or America. They’re looking instead to neighbouring countries, or the continent’s dreamland, South Africa. It’s a long, hard way there, and t...

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Immigration Committee - World Conference on Religion for Peace (WRCP)
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980