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Nov 2 2013 10:40PM
Workers' rights not improving under Rouhani

Despite initial optimism when Iranian President Hussain Rouhani was inaugurated this August, the situation facing workers in Iran has not improved. Trade union rights are still being routinely violated, as are the rights to freedom of...

Jul 30 2013 9:48AM
Fiji sugar workers fight for their rights

The Fiji Sugar Workers' and General Union (FSWGU) has just held a secret ballot for strike action in the sugar mills, calling for a pay increase and other improvements in terms and conditions to deal with seven years when real pay...

Jun 29 2013 2:32PM
Swaziland: PM boasts about breaching human rights

Opponents of dictatorships often assume they're being monitored by the authorities. But few dictators boast about it, as Swaziland Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini has done. He told Parliament recently that the regime was keeping files...

Feb 19 2013 9:43AM
Fiji: when is a political party not a political party?

When the military regime says it isn't, it appears. The pretence that Fiji is returning to democracy gets thinner by the month, and a return to full membership of the Commonwealth or Pacific Islands Forum looks further away than ever...

Feb 17 2013 9:16AM
Say a prayer for freedom in Swaziland

Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion were all dealt yet another blow in Swaziland on Saturday. In the last feudal dictatorship in Africa, it is not even possible to pray for the future of the country any more...

Jan 19 2013 10:49PM
Free Iranian trade unionist to see his sick daughter

UPDATE: this evening we've heard that Behnam has been released on bail. Jailed Iranian trade unionist Behnam Ebrahimzadeh is requesting an emergency release as his 13-year old son, Nima, his only child, who has very recently been...