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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Bernie Sanders officially announced his new progressive organization, a truck bomb hit a police building in Turkey, some plants in Baltimore are addicted to meth, and more.
VICE Staff
8.26.16
NSFW

Fake, Drug-Test-Foiling Dicks Are a Growing Business in Queensland

You need to be clean for 72 hours to give a drug-free urine sample. Unless you have a fake dick and pee, then you can do whatever you want.
Dan Nulley
7.7.15
NSFW

Life as a Stripper in a Subarctic Indoor Mining Town

Thanks to the surplus of men and dearth of entertainment options, strippers in the indoor mining town of Fermont, Quebec, can earn roughly $5,000 in a week.
Mitchell Sunderland
1.3.15
Film

What Happens When an International Mining Company Comes to Town?

We interviewed director Mark Grieco about his film <I>MARMATO</I>, which examines how mining companies descended on a town in Colombia.
Jordan Sowunmi
10.10.14
Stuff

If at First You Don’t Secede: The Push for Westralia

As Scotland votes on independence, an unlikely coalition of billionaire miners and xenophobic libertarians want Western Australia to follow suit.
Max Opray
9.18.14
Photo

The Congolese Miners Who Suffer So You Can Have a Smartphone

Judith Prat is a Spanish photojournalist who has been capturing the harsh realities facing miners of coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coltan is a mineral essential for the manufacture of the tiny capacitors that make smart phones, computers...
Wendy Syfret
9.8.14
News

Bolivia Passed a Law Allowing Ten-Year-Olds to Work

For the 850,000 kids there who already work, the law is a huge victory: Children, just like adults, will now be entitled to a minimum wage, and they'll have full protection under the law. Of course, the dangers are obvious, too. Did Bolivia just create...
VICE Staff
8.1.14
Photo

Photographing the Young Warriors of Smokey Mountain

In the Smokey Mountain community located in Tondo, people make a living through the production of charcoal. Half of the people working there are under the age of 17.
Laura Rodriguez Castro
7.30.14
News

Meet the Children and Pregnant Women Carrying Rocks All Day for Albania's Mining Pirates

According to the Confederation of Trade Unions of Albania, 88 miners have died in their line of work only in the last five years. Many more have been severely injured or crippled. No one really knows how many deaths and injuries occur in the informal...
Axel Kronholm
6.3.14
News

Miners Just Took 43 Police Officers Hostage in Bolivia

On Monday night, a conflict between police and miners outside of Cochabamba, Bolivia, protesting Bolivia's new Mining Law left two miners dead and 50 people injured.
Ben Dangl
4.3.14
VICE News

Child Workers of the World, Unite!

In Bolivia, some NGOs and activists have been trying—seemingly against all good sense—to lower the legal working age from 14 to six years old.
VICE Staff
12.17.13
The What Da Fug You Lookin’ At Issue

Unaccompanied Miners - Bolivia's Cerro Rico Mine

Jackson and I were on a mission to find child miners. Jackson was nervous, with good reason—sixty kids died from cave-ins and other accidents in the Cerro Rico in 2008 alone. In a country as poor as Bolivia, just because tourists—or children—are...
Wes Enzinna
11.18.13
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