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Coupe du monde : les meilleurs détournements

June 11 2015, 16:48pm

Posted by Guillaume

La semaine dernière, l'arrestation de plusieurs officiels de la FIFA pour des faits de corruption a permis de (re)mettre en lumière le fonctionnement pour le moins opaque de l'organisation qui chapeaute le football mondial. Ce scandale survient alors...

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FIFA world cup sponsors : the best hijacks

June 1 2015, 10:27am

Posted by Guillaume

You couldn't have missed it. Last week, several FIFA senior officials have been arrested on suspicion of "rampant" corruption and criminal investigation. This scandal comes while the institution was already heavily criticized for having awarded the organization...

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Le Président français tacle l'esclavage

May 21 2015, 17:20pm

Posted by Guillaume

Il y a maintenant une dizaine de jour, le dimanche 10 mai, le Président français François Hollande était en Guadeloupe, où il a inauguré le Mémorial ACTe de Pointe-à-Pitre, le centre caribéen d'expressions et de mémoire de la traite et de l'esclavage....

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French President tackles slavery

May 11 2015, 16:41pm

Posted by Guillaume

Yesterday, on Sunday 10, French President François Hollande was in Guadeloupe, where he inaugurated the ACTe memorial, the largest slavery memorial in the world. It was an opportunity for him to deliver a remarkable speech and remind that slavery is far...

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Vinci accusé d'esclavage au Qatar

April 14 2015, 15:27pm

Posted by Guillaume

Beaucoup a déjà été dit ou écrit sur la Coupe du Monde au Qatar : les excès du système Kafala (exigeant que tous les ouvriers non qualifiés possèdent un 'sponsor' dans le pays, le plus souvent leur employeur, qui est responsable de leur visa et de leur...

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Vinci accused of slavery in Qatar

April 7 2015, 17:19pm

Posted by Guillaume

Much has already been said and written about the World Cup in Qatar : the excesses of the Kafala system (requiring all unskilled laborers to have an in-country sponsor, usually their employer, who is responsible for their visa and legal status), the poor...

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Cas d'esclavage moderne chez Signal International

March 30 2015, 16:32pm

Posted by Guillaume

Le mois dernier l'entreprise Signal International Inc ainsi que ses recruteurs ont été condamnés à verser 14 millions de dollars de dommages à cinq anciens employés (ou, plutôt, cinq anciens esclaves étant donné la manière dont ils étaient traités). Cette...

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Modern slavery in Signal International

March 23 2015, 12:56pm

Posted by Guillaume

Last month, Signal International, Inc and its recruiters were condemned to pay 14 million dollars in damages to five former employees (or rather five former slaves, given how they were treated). This penalty is exemplary and should serve as a warning...

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L'industrie de la brique et la campagne "blood bricks"

March 16 2015, 17:01pm

Posted by Guillaume

Largement répandue en Asie du Sud Est (Inde, Pakistan, Bangladesh...), l'industrie de la briqueterie emploie (ou plutôt occupe) des millions de personnes, dont des femmes, parfois enceintes, et des jeunes pouvant aller jusqu'à quatre ans ! Les conditions...

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Brick kiln industry and blood bricks campaign

March 10 2015, 17:11pm

Posted by Guillaume

Widespread in Southeast Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh...), brick kiln industry involves millions of people, including women and children as young as four years old. Working conditions are tough, especially as the demand is extremely high, implying...

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