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Dark Underbelly

Published in Dawn, February 3rd, 2016

‘Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder.’ — Plato

AS the democratic process unfolds in Pakistan, one wonders what kind of a hybrid would emerge in times to come. 728 more words


Airline food preparers target ticket costs, airline greed, in quest for better pay

If you’ve recently dined while flying, you might be surprised to learn the airline who served you that meal probably paid just $3 for it. And with air carriers spending so little on food, the workers who prepare those in-flight meals must survive on inadequate wages while working in environments that are sweatshop-like and icy cold. 149 more words

National News

New York airport workers plan overnight strike

Airport workers are set to strike Wednesday night at New York City’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports in protest of what they view as below-fair wages in an era of climbing airline profits. 136 more words