Americas

“Migrating is an Act of Resistance”: A Report from Mexico’s World Social Forum on Migrations

While US President Donald Trump and other like-minded political and economic leaders are building walls, migrant activists say they are building bridges. Some 2,000 activists and academics from over 60 countries gathered in Mexico City over the weekend for the 8th World Social Forum on Migrations. The gathering aimed to create a new vision of migration and bring the various movements and organizations together.

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“We Feel Abandoned and Disposable:” How Thousands of Mexico’s Seniors are Exploited in Unpaid Jobs

In Mexico, over 30,000 people over the age of 60 are working long unpaid shifts as bag packers in supermarkets. These unpaid laborers are up to 89 years old. They have no work contract and receive no benefits. These workers frequently have to perform other duties such as cleaning and stocking, for no pay or tips. And although they aren't being physically or violently forced to do this work, they don't really have a lot of choice.