Qatar Pays Migrant Workers $1 an Hour To Be Fake Sports Fans

The life of most migrant workers in Qatar is bleak—so bleak, it's a human rights violation. The latest report from Doha reveals a new twist in the sad story. When they're not toiling away at building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, many workers are being paid impossibly small wages to be fake sports fans. It doesn't… » 12/17/14 10:52am Today 10:52am

Exactly How the NSA Violates International Human Rights

Even before Ed Snowden leaked his first document, human rights lawyers and activists were concerned about law enforcement and intelligence agencies spying on the digital world. One of the tools developed to tackle those concerns was the development of the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to… » 5/30/14 3:40am 5/30/14 3:40am

HIV/AIDS Patients to Be Tagged with RFID Chips

In the ultimate Nazi-inspired exercise of destruction of the most basic human rights, Indonesian politicians are planning to tag all HIV/AIDS patients with radio frequency identification chips. Their objective is to monitor people who had shown "actively sexual behavior". John Manangsang-one of the the Indonesian… » 11/25/08 2:36pm 11/25/08 2:36pm

Apple Releases Report on iPod Sweatshop Factory Conditions

If you recall, in June Apple was under fire about allegations that their manufacturing facilities in China are working under sweatshop-like conditions. They launched a full-blown investigation into the matter and released their report yesterday. The findings: the Apple manufacturing facilities are a good place to work. » 8/18/06 11:07am 8/18/06 11:07am

Apple Responds to Poor Factory Condtions Accusations

Apple is playing spin control this week, trying to defuse a story that first appeared in a UK newspaper on Sunday, accusing the computer maker of building its popular iPod under near "slave labor" conditions in China. Reportedly, most of the workers at the factory—which is not owned by Apple—are female, work 15-hour… » 6/14/06 4:04pm 6/14/06 4:04pm