Labor Day in the US and around the world draws our attention to the rights of workers. A compounding topic is the fact that 265 million children are working around the world, according to the International Labour Organisation.
Because of our collective neglect as human
society, children are being forced to work to provide for their families in
countries all over the world. In many poor countries, children must work to
provide for their families otherwise their families will go hungry.
Why do children have to work? Shouldn’t they be free to enjoy their childhood, be fed and clothed, go to school? This is a problem that needs to be condemned as much as it needs to be understood. Simply advocating for universal children’s rights to education, housing, and health care isn’t enough. For as long as greed and unchecked capitalism run amok, families are pushed into poverty – and some children are forced into labor, exploited, and abused under a constant threat of violence.
Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Bob J, Bradley Theodore, Damon, EC13, Jerk Face, KK, L’amour Supreme, Martin Parker, Nick Walker, Rockit, Sampsa, Shok 1, Swoon, Tava, and Tripel.
As part of his ongoing “Urban Hacking” project about “Banksters”, Martin Parker sends these images where someone climbs a ladder to rearrange the letters on a facade. Read more about his “Banksters Project” on his blog.