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I’m glad someone in the media is paying attention to the impact of COVID-19 and the decline of the global economy on the tenuous status of unionized garment workers in south and southeast Asia. Elizabeth Paton at the Times on the fears that this will become a big ol’ excuse for some unionbusting. Myan Mode, […]
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Supply Chains in Burma

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On August 27, 2016
H&M can say that it’s outraged by finding out its clothes are made by 14 year olds in Burma all it wants to. But when H&M decides to contract out with clothing manufacturers in Burma, it’s doing so knowing damn well that there is basically no labor oversight in that country and that children are […]

Aung San Suu Kyi

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On May 13, 2016

The New York Times is correct. Aung San Suu Kyi has completely failed as a leader to do anything or even speak up about the oppression of the Rohingya in Myanmar. There is no question that Rakhine Sta

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Jade

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On January 1, 2016
If you own jade, there’s a very good chance it is from Myanmar. Now that we are accepting Myanamr into the family of nations, tourists are visiting and business is booming. The problem is that the conditions of work in the jade mines are utterly abysmal and the generals ruling the nation don’t care. Neither […]
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