January 24, 2021

Concacaf Referee Named for Asian Football Confederation Champions League Semifinal

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Miami (Friday, October 19, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today announced that Mark Geiger, two-time FIFA World Cup veteran and 2014 Concacaf Referee of the Year, will lead the Concacaf referee team assigned to work the AFC Champions League return-leg semifinal […]

Real progress or smokescreen?

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By Tate Johnston, From Freedom United < Is this progress or just a smokescreen? Recent reports from Uzbekistan are conflicting, what should we make of them? The government is making promising commitments to tackle forced labor in Uzbekistan. But the experience of those living in the country suggests that forced labor is still a problem. […]

Malokhat needs you

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From Freedom United Journalist and human rights activist, Malokhat Eshonkulova was detained at Tashkent airport on her way to a labor rights seminar in Kyrgyzstan in December. Malokhat was invited to present her work monitoring forced and child labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry. Airport special services removed Malokhat from her flight and detained her in […]

Help protect Malokhat TODAY

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From Freedom United We must do something now. On November 12, Uzbek police raided the home of journalist and human rights advocate Malokhat Eshonkulova, and confiscated some of her belongings, including electric heaters, in a nearly 11-hour search for her computer and cell phone. Malokhat is being targeted for her work monitoring forced and child labor in Uzbekistan’s government-run cotton harvest.[1] Help protect Malokhat now […]

T-rex killing machine

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By Stephen Brusatte, The Conversation From Business Insider A new discovery shows how the T-rex transformed from ordinary creatures to killing machines Tyrannosaurus rex is an icon, a dinosaur known to nearly everyone on the planet. It doesn’t get much more awesome than a 13-metre long, seven-ton superpredator that could bite through the bones of […]

Slavery in the cotton fields still exists

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From Debra Rosen, Walk Free You may think forced labour in cotton fields has been consigned to the history books, a relic of the transatlantic slave trade. But in Uzbekistan every year over a million children and adults are forced into the cotton fields by their government to meet daily picking quotas during the harvest […]