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Hundreds of guestworkers from India, lured by false promises of permanent U.S. residency, paid tens of thousands of dollars each to obtain temporary jobs at Gulf Coast shipyards only to find themselves forced into involuntary servitude and living in overcrowded, guarded labor camps, according to a class action lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Residents of more than 40 cities across the country will take a stand against the sexual harassment and abuse of farmworker women on April 3 as part of the "Bandana Project," a partnership between the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and community groups, universities and other organizations.

A subsidiary of food giant Fresh Del Monte Produce cannot hide behind a middleman labor contractor to avoid responsibility for the alleged exploitation of farmworkers who plant and harvest its fields, a federal court has ruled.

A federal court in Columbia, Tenn., has granted class action status to a lawsuit the Southern Poverty Law Center helped bring against an Arkansas forestry company accused of cheating foreign guestworkers out of wages.

The Southern Poverty Law Center today released a briefing book with innovative recommendations for reducing Mississippi's alarming student and teacher dropout rates, the first step in a statewide campaign that will bring together parents, educators, legislators.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 Morris Dees Justice Award, an honor jointly sponsored by a renowned international law firm and the University of Alabama School of Law.

 

A network of U.S. scholars funded by the government of Turkey is part of an energetic campaign to cover up the Turkish genocide of as many as 1.5 million Armenians during World War I, an effort that has found success in Congress and the White House, according to the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today released a blueprint for reducing Alabama's alarming student and teacher dropout rates as part of an ongoing effort to improve the climate in the state's schools.

Driving through Alabama with a lot of cash is not a crime. But for migrant worker Victor Marquez, it might as well have been.

Thousands of black men and women who believe Jesus Christ is returning soon to kill or enslave white people, Jews, LGBT people and others have joined the racist fringe of the black Hebrew Israelite movement, according to the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.