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Uzbeks Say They’re Forced To Build Showcase Villages

June 19, 2019           |                                       

Sources tell RFE/RL that thousands of Uzbeks are being forced to work for free as part of the president’s “Prosperous Village” program. Local residents say they’ve been told their pensions and benefits will be cut if they don’t do as they’re told, but one local official denied that. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/uzbekistan-forced-labor/30008549.html

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Uzbeks Say They’re Forced To Build Showcase Villages

June 19, 2019           |                                       

Sources tell RFE/RL that thousands of Uzbeks are being forced to work for free as part of the president’s “Prosperous Village” program. Local residents say they’ve been told their pensions and benefits will be cut if they don’t do as they’re told, but one local official denied that. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/uzbekistan-forced-labor/30008549.html

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Uzbeks Say They’re Forced To Build Showcase Villages

June 19, 2019           |                                       

Sources tell RFE/RL that thousands of Uzbeks are being forced to work for free as part of the president’s “Prosperous Village” program. Local residents say they’ve been told their pensions and benefits will be cut if they don’t do as they’re told, but one local official denied that. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/uzbekistan-forced-labor/30008549.html

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JEAN BRICMONT, jean.bricmont at uclouvain.be Noted author and academic Bricmont was just in in Nice, where he was scheduled to give a talk on quantum mechanics. The talk was canceled because of his political views, especially his views on free speech. He is a physicist and professor emeritus at the University of Louvain in Belgium. He has […]

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Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel part or all student loan debt for 95 percent of Americans and make public college free for everyone—the latest, and perhaps most ambitious, policy proposal for the 2020 Democratic contender. Warren announced the policy in a Medium post Monday morning. The Massachusetts Democrat told readers that her own past as […]

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