In the dark and damp of the alley cold, Lay the Christmas tree that hadn’t been sold; By a shopman dourly thrown outside; With the ruck and rubble of Christmas-tide; Trodden deep in the muck and mire, Unworthy even to feed a fire… So I stopped and salvaged that tarnished tree, And thus is the …

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Demand an end to child labour in the mining industry • author: Michael Taylor • target: Switzerland’s Metalor, Dubai’s Kaloti, and India’s Kundan Coughing up blood, exposed to toxic amounts of mercury and working in dangerous pits that often collapse – this is the life of child labourers working in artisanal gold mines. Despite mining being …

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