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Memorial Service for Earl Brown March 25

The AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C., is hosting a memorial for Brother Earl Brown, with a reception to follow. Please RSVP to: information@solidaritycenter.org If you are unable to attend, the memorial will be broadcast live here. Saturday, March 25 AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., program begins at 3 p.m…. [READ MORE]

Labor Migration Conference Starts Monday!

Human rights lawyer Preeda Tongcumnum is among the more than 200 migrant worker advocates gathering in Bogar, Indonesia, this week to take part in the Solidarity Center labor migration conference. As assistant to the secretary general at the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF), Tongcumnum helps migrant workers in Thailand understand their legal rights and… [READ MORE]

Asia Network Fights Deadly Silicosis Among Gem Processors

There is a phrase for the gems that miners risk their lives to unearth: “blood diamonds.” But as yet, there is no similar shorthand to describe the colorful, semi-precious agate stones whose manufacture exposes workers to deadly silicosis, scaring and inflaming their lungs within as little as a few weeks. Agate processors in India, Hong… [READ MORE]