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Migrant workers news and analysis from The Nation
April 2, 2021
Migrant Massage Workers Don’t Need to Be Rescued
Wu, a member of the sex worker collective Red Canary Song, discusses body work at the intersection of class, race, gender, and whorephobia.
October 30, 2020
For Persian Gulf Migrant Workers, the Pandemic Has Amplified Systemic Discrimination
Trapped in crowded, unsafe accommodations with little access to health care, millions have been abruptly deprived of income.
September 14, 2020
The Immokalee Way: Protecting Farmworkers Amid a Pandemic
While some companies do everything to escape accountability, the Fair Food Program proves there’s an alternative.
August 17, 2020
The Cost of ‘Singapore Inc.’? A Coronavirus Outbreak Among Migrants.
Singapore must stop treating workers as digits in a game of economic growth.
May 11, 2020
Covid-19 Is Forcing an Exodus From Peru’s Cities
On the streets of Lima, hundreds of thousands of people have started walking back to their hometowns.
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December 6, 2019
Why Taiwan Won’t Welcome China’s Dissidents
Hong Kong protesters and Chinese political dissidents often look to democratic Taiwan as a place for shelter—but its government has little interest in providing it.
October 4, 2019
Beneath Amitav Ghosh’s Gentle Tone Smolders a Polemical Fire
The author of
derides the liberal moralizing of the refugee crisis.
September 5, 2019
What Don’t American Kids Learn in History Class?
Some of the strongest evidence that our country needs structural change, that our problems go much deeper than one white nationalist president, lies in history that is rarely taught to young Americans.
August 14, 2019
‘We Were Treated Like Dirt’: A Visa Program Exploits Student Workers
With the J-1 visa, employers can skirt safety protections and avoid paying benefits.
January 14, 2019
The Militarization of the Southern Border Is a Long-Standing American Tradition
Trump’s wall is just the latest incarnation of an old fixation.