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Summary “I skip a meal so my children can eat and to ensure that the bills are paid.” -Janet, 35, March 2020   “Janet R.,” 35, a single mother who works at a college student advice center in London, suddenly found herself on the verge…
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Summary We’ve already gone from the line of exhaustion to the line of pain.… When we’re dead and buried, our bones will keep hurting. —Ignacio Davalos, worker at a Smithfield-owned hog plant, Crete, Nebraska, March 2019 If you buy beef,…
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  Summary For 20 years, coal companies blasted off the mountaintops around the house of Rick Bradford, a retired teacher in Edwight, West Virginia, to excavate thin coal seams buried hundreds of feet deep. After detonating millions of pounds…
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Summary Cindy Rodriguez, a 53-year old woman living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, had never been in trouble – “never had a parking ticket” – until 2014, when she was charged with shoplifting. Rodriguez survives on disability payments due to injuries to…
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Summary Every year, several hundred thousand people across the United States are sued by companies they have never done business with and may never have heard of. These firms are called debt buyers and although they have never loaned…
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  Summary Elena G., a tall 16-year-old girl, lives in a mobile home in eastern North Carolina with her mother, three sisters, two brothers, and nephew. Since she turned 12, she has spent her school summer vacations working long hours as a…
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Secret and Unaccountable The Tribal Council at Lower Brule and its Impact on Human Rights Summary Economic and Social Rights Factors Impeding US Federal Investigation…
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Map Summary The hardest of all the crops we’ve worked in is tobacco. You get tired. It takes the energy out of you. You get…
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Whose Development? Human Rights Abuses in Sierra Leone’s Mining Boom Map of Sierra Leone Summary Recommendations To the Government of Sierra Leone To the …
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Summary The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a person sentenced to probation cannot then be incarcerated simply for failing to pay a fine that they genuinely cannot afford. Yet many misdemeanor courts routinely jail probationers who say…
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Summary One summer evening in Little Rock, a middle-aged couple named Steve and Angela were preparing for Bible study class when there was a knock at the door.…
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Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Patricia M.’s Story Summary Key Recommendations To the…
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Failing its Families Lack of Paid Leave and Work-Family Supports in the US Summary Profiles of Parents Lacking Work-Family Supports Methodology I. Background: US Workforce Changes and Gender Inequality…
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Summary "[Bail] is hostile to the poor and favorable only to the rich. The poor man has not always a security to pledge…" -Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835 Decades ago New York City pioneered bail reforms…
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I. Summary This letter is to inform you of our intent to begin accepting applications to hire permanent replacement workers on December 21, 2005, to fill our open New Richmond production positions…. If you are …
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A Way Forward for Workers' Rights in US Free Trade Accords Summary Background: The 2007 Trade Policy Template and Shortcomings in Prior Trade Accords Shortcomings in Trade Accords Prior to the 2007 Trade Policy Template Improvements in…
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On the Margins of Profit Rights at Risk in the Global Economy Summary Background: Understanding the Different Ways Business Activity Can Infringe Human Rights Impacts: A Selection from Reporting by Human…
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Renewed Crisis in North Kivu Map Abbreviations I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Congolese Government To MONUC To the Government of Rwanda To the Forces of Laurent Nkunda To the…