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Recession fuels dating violence, curbs prevention

A survey released earlier this month finds that teen dating violence rates are higher than ever, with the economic crisis apparently worsening rates of abuse of between parents and among teens. Those June 10 results come out as school budget cuts hinder education programs focused on preventing dating violence.

New ILO study emphasizes possible impact of global economic crisis on forced labour

Brussels, 12 May 2009: The ITUC has welcomed a new ILO Global Report on forced labour worldwide, which will be submitted to the ILO’s annual International Labour Conference in Geneva in June.

Trade unions to G20: Half measures will not fix broken global economy

Brussels, 23 March 2009 (ITUC OnLine): In a worldwide push for action by G20 governments to pull the global economy out of recession and chart a new course for job creation, financial regulation and global governance, trade unions across the world are today delivering a common set of demands to their national governments. The five-point union plan, which includes detailed policy proposals, sets out the actions needed to tackle the crisis and build a fairer and more sustainable world economy for the future.

Foreclosures, recession hit renters hard

Though legislators are currently paying more attention to homeowners, renters are among the most adversely affected by the foreclosure crisis and the recession.

Jobs, justice and climate: what the G20 must do to ensure global economic recovery

As G20 finance ministers gather in the UK today (Friday) to agree the world's response to the economic crisis, the Put People First platform has released a blueprint charting a path out of global recession that places jobs, justice and climate at the centre of global action.

OPINION: Radical change is required to get out of Japan's minus growth of 12.7%

Japan's real GDP growth rate fell at an annual rate of 12.7 percent in the 4th quarter of 2008. Its total exports fell at the sharpest pace on record. Capital investment and personal consumption also declined.

Funding in economic recovery plan should create jobs for unemployed minorities

President Obama aims to create or save 3.5 million jobs over the next two years by spending some of the money in the recently-enacted stimulus plan on modernizing the nation's roads and bridges, investing in public transportation, and making federal office buildings more energy-efficient.

What a recession means for Black America

Recessions hurt. And they hurt the poor and socially marginalized populations the most. As we face the prospect of the second recession of the decade and consider the merits of various stimulus packages, it is useful to examine what a recession would mean for black America.

Guess what? The New Deal worked!

Since the economic crisis we're now in is being compared to the Great Depression, the solutions being offered are being routinely compared to the New Deal. Republicans in particular have been quick to pronounce the New Deal a failure as a way of justifying their opposition to the new stimulus package and any other federal response to our new Great Depression.

Obama economic plan signed into law

US President Barack Obama signed his hard-fought stimulus plan into law on Tuesday in the hope that the huge injection of public funds will cushion the collapsing US economy.

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