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Five on Friday | October 30, 2015

MCNHappy Halloween! If, by chance, you haven’t yet purchased your stash of candy for tomorrow’s tiny Elsas and Batmans at the front door, consider buying fair trade chocolate or other ethical treats, to ensure that cacao farms are free of child labor and cacao farm workers are paid equitably. Treats like fair trade mini-choco-bites are usually available at your local health food store or at national retailers like Whole Foods. While you wait for the doorbell to ring tomorrow, take a break to read some of these happenings in migrant justice, with this week’s top reads from MCN staff:

1. Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, shared Oxfam America’s newly released report, Lives on the Line: The Human Cost of Cheap Chicken.

2. Ricardo offered up a Huffington Post blog on XDR- and MDR-TB and national and international efforts to combat tuberculosis: Waiting for the White House Plan on Tuberculosis.

3. Ileana, Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning, recommended this Chartbook for Hispanic Health Care from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  

4. Kerry, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Associate, sent this article on a Harlem bakery: “Only 56 percent of immigrant women in the U.S. are employed, compared to 79 percent of immigrant men.” 

5. Claire, Writer and Editor, enjoyed this TruthOut article: “A new website launched by CDM hopes to change that. Called Contratados (Spanish for ‘Contract Workers’), the site gives migrant workers tools to share Yelp-style reviews, in Spanish or English, of bad recruiters and employers—or good ones."

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