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Street Art, Labor Day & Child Labor

Street Art, Labor Day & Child Labor

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.

Finnish street artist and political activist Sampsa puts a child at the center of a corporate labor machine – from 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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.

What Congress can do to end child labor in the US

Netherlands Takes Big Step Toward Tackling Child Labor

“There Is Enormous Suffering: ”Serious Abuses Against Talibé Children in Senegal, 2017-2018

Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child Concerning Cambodia

More US Child Workers Die in Agriculture Than in Any Other Industry

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Images Of The Week: 04.06.14

Images Of The Week: 04.06.14

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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.

Top Image >> Nick Walker. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nick Walker (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shok-1 for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bradley Theodore (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Damon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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TAVA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tripel (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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KK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Martin Parker in Paris for his “Banksters Project” (photo courtesy © Martin Parker)

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.

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Martin Parker in Paris for his “Banksters Project” (photo courtesy © Martin Parker)

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Martin Parker in Paris for his “Banksters Project” (photo courtesy © Martin Parker)

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Rock it yo. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sampsa was in New York and managed to get this complicated piece up regarding current events in Egypt (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“Bob J” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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EC13 in Malaga, Spain (photo © EC13)

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Jerk Face for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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L’amour Supreme for Woodward Project Space. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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L’amour Supreme for Woodward Project Space. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. East River. Brooklyn, NYC. April 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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