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Building International Solidarity

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On January 14, 2017
With the overall attack on unions in the United States, the ability of the AFL-CIO to engage in international solidarity actions gets harder and harder, as does its ability to lead the way on working-class issues at home. This is of course the point of anti-union laws. But if we are to tame the horrors […]
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Above: Survivors and Families of the Rana Plaza Collapse Protest in Bangladesh, November 2013 Maybe. In the aftermath of Rana Plaza, the European apparel companies (not the major U.S. ones like Gap, Target, or Walmart of course) decided it was in their interests to take a small measure of responsibility for their contractors. This led […]

Life in the Factory

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On January 18, 2016

What is life like in a Bangladeshi garment factory for women workers? It’s not good. “What happened when you formed the union?” asked the interviewer from the Bangladesh Center for Worker So

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Keeping Rana Plaza Out of Sight

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On August 25, 2015
A Bangladeshi court banned the making of a film about one of the survivors of Rana Plaza for fear that the international attention might cause Bangladesh to lose its apparel industry. I’m skeptical that a film would garner more attention than the actual death of over 1100 people, but I think more importantly is that […]
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