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Fresh hints at Jamestown could again reshape the historic landscape

Daily Press - ‎vor 8 Stunden‎
Though less robust than the fort's main palisade, this outlying barrier still afforded the settlers, their crops and their animals some measure of protection, and if it extended past the point where Civil War laborers scraped away its farthest ...

Sued for underpaying guest workers, Pa. lawncare company settles for $700000 - ‎29.07.2016‎
Each year, 66,000 of these foreign workers staff fish canneries, landscaping companies, golf courses and other businesses that apply for a contract with the Department of Labor. Companies taking on the workers must show that they cannot find enough ...

A blended landscape of New York and Israel that examines both past and present

Haaretz - ‎27.07.2016‎
The installation, a large, mesmerizing video screened on the second floor of the exhibition space, is a cross-breeding of New York and Israel, combining bridges and interchanges in Queens or Manhattan, factories and laborers, industrial buildings and ...

Good Fortune and Great Sorrow: The Civil War Generation's Place in History

The Wilson Quarterly - ‎29.07.2016‎
It was not only that a huge portion of the American population, mostly male, had been cut down on the battlefields or had withered away in crude military hospitals; nor was it only that the American landscape, at least east of the Mississippi and south ...

The Artistic Representation of War and Peace, Politics and the Global Crisis

CounterPunch - ‎29.07.2016‎
Most art either reflects local reality (landscapes, cityscapes, portraits) or internal 'reality' (surrealism, conceptual art).

Path to labor rights is a long walk

Corpus Christi Caller-Times - ‎28.07.2016‎
Labor rights are human rights. Never has this been more apparent than in the summer of 1966 when South Texas farm laborers engaged in the simple act of walking to raise awareness of the blood, sweat and tears that were spent providing fruits and ...

O'Reilly Takes on 'Vicious Attacks From Media Deceivers' on Michelle Obama White House-Slaves Remarks

Breitbart News - ‎28.07.2016‎
Slaves that worked there were well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802. However, the Feds did not forbid subcontractors from using slave labor. So Michelle Obama is essentially correct in ...

In Pakistan's Heartland, A 'Perfect Storm Of Obstacles' To Protecting Women

NPR - ‎27.07.2016‎
It is a sweep of flat land, traversed by canals and two of South Asia's great rivers, the Indus and Chenab, feeding an overwhelmingly rural landscape crowded with mango trees, date palms, sugar cane, cotton fields, cattle, camels, Sufi shrines and mud ...

The Oppressive Gospel of 'Minimalism'

New York Times - ‎26.07.2016‎
The protagonist visits the town on an artist's residency, where he wanders the desert landscape, parties with young people and accidentally ingests ketamine - but it's Judd's installation that provides an epiphany.

In Rio's bulldozed _favelas,_ echoes of America's shantytowns

The Conversation US - ‎25.07.2016‎
Rio isn't the only world-class city to hide or dismantle its shantytowns; poor people are considered unsightly wherever they go, and cities regularly exercise their power to expunge homemade shacks from the landscape. Demolitions of a shantytown north ...

Bill O'Reilly should teach no courses on history anytime soon

Washington Post - ‎27.07.2016‎
The Fix is unaware of any record or documents from the two periods during which the White House was constructed and then rebuilt after the British set it aflame that details the way in which anyone involved in the hard labor of construction was fed or ...

Medieval village ruins converted into an art school unveil past secrets

Inhabitat - ‎28.07.2016‎
A medieval village in the south of France that once lay in ruins from war and neglect has been brought back to life as a flourishing community for art students of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

Landscape workers on strike at Arlington National Cemetery

WTOP - ‎19.07.2016‎
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - About 30 contract landscape workers at Arlington National Cemetery have gone on strike, seeking better pay and benefits.

Forces of Change against Forces of Death: The Jean Rabel Massacre in the Radio Haiti Archives

Duke Today (blog) - ‎26.07.2016‎
For the members of Tèt Ansanm and other grassroots peasant groups, the fall of the regime and the possibility of democracy represented an opportunity to at last reclaim their land and literally reap the fruits of their own labor. .... The events of ...

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VietNamNet Bridge - ‎28.07.2016‎
The Department said that, Taiwan (China) is the market receiving the largest number of Vietnamese laborers (over 29,200 laborers), followed by Japan (over 15,600), the Republic of Korea (over 4,000), Malaysia (over 1,600), Saudi Arabia (over 1,700 ...

Pike Lumber to Double Production

Inside INdiana Business - ‎26.07.2016‎
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company plans to immediately begin hiring for a mechanic and an electrician and plans to hire timber cutters and general laborers in the future. Pike Lumber, which was founded in 1904, has three ...

Toxic Waste Cleanup Crews Were Led to Believe Ash Sites Were Safe

Daily Beast - ‎20.07.2016‎
In the days and weeks following the TVA disaster, coal ash coated nearly 400 acres of rural landscape in Kingston, Tenn., in gray muck.

A Tale of Racial Passing and the US-Mexico Border

The New Yorker - ‎20.07.2016‎
He quickly grasped the possibilities of bilingualism in the race-riven landscape of the Reconstruction-era South. Throughout the nineteenth century, and well into the twentieth, the porous border with Mexico blurred the stark ... The country, he told ...

Oldest living employee, 101, returns to Billmeyer ghost town

LancasterOnline - ‎25.07.2016‎
Indeed, almost all the village's buildings are gone, replaced now by stands of trees and curtains of weeds, or blank spots on the landscape. Main street ... Tyson's electrical work was not back-breaking, but work at the quarry was hard labor for most ...

CEOs: Next Delaware governor needs jobs growth plan

The News Journal - ‎20.07.2016‎
“The economic landscape, the jobs landscape has changed significantly. Blue-collar ... "We do have skilled laborers who are hurting, but I think it's disingenuous to just say to them that we can just make the same kinds of jobs come back." And while he ...