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23 June 2003

Sweatshops: Finally, Airing the Dirty Linen

Author: Aaron Bernstein

Now, a handful of companies -- among them Nike, Reebok, and Phillips-Van Heusen -- have for the first time gone public. Their factory labor audits were posted in early June on the Web site of the Fair Labor Assn [FLA]...The move also puts pressure on...

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1 September 2003
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1 September 2003

Export Processing Zones - Symbols of Exploitation and a Development Dead-End

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

[In] export processing zones (EPZs)... workers are made to take amphetamines to get them to work harder and faster, ... violence and abuse are a daily reality for thousands upon thousands of workers, and ... attempts to form unions and bargain...

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1 September 2003
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Author: Confederación internacional de organizaciones sindicales libres

En las zonas francas de exportación...los trabajadores tienen que tomar anfetaminas para trabajar más duramente y más rápido,...la violencia y los abusos son la realidad cotidiana de miles y miles de trabajadores y...los intentos de formar sindicatos y...

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1 September 2003
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Author: Confédération Internationale des Syndicats Libres

[Dans les] zones franches d.exportation (ZFE), ou "maquilas" ... la main-d'oeuvre reçoit des amphétamines afin de pouvoir travailler plus dur et plus rapidement, ... la violence et les abus sont le lot quotidien de milliers et de milliers de...

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16 December 2003

Clothing Retailers told to Come Clean on Burma

Author: Burma Campaign UK

Companies refusing to disclose if they source clothes from Burma are today named and shamed by the Burma Campaign UK. 41 clothing retailers have ignored repeated requests to disclose whether they source clothes from Burma...The companies named and...

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8 January 2004

Saipan Sweatshop Lawsuit Ends with Important Gains for Workers and Lessons for Activists

Author: Nikki F. Bas, Sweatshop Watch; Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange; Joannie C. Chang, Asian Law Caucus

This month, the last of three lawsuits over sweatshop conditions on the U.S. island of Saipan came to a close...While the settlement is viewed as a significant victory, several challenges emerged, which lend valuable lessons for future anti-sweatshop...

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14 March 2004

Businesses discover the value in fighting AIDS

Author: Marilynn Marchione, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Besides Coca-Cola, the coalition [Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS] includes ...MTV, American Express, Exxon Mobil Corp., Nike, Calvin Klein and the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network. [also refers to Anglo American, Ugandan Railway, Pfizer, Merck]

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12 May 2004

The trouble with transparent clothing

Author: Alison Maitland and Sarah Murray, Financial Times

The release today of Gap's first corporate social responsibility (CSR) report - an ambitious document providing an intimate glimpse into the US garment manufacturer's supply chain practices - offers a bold answer to those who predicted a clampdown in...

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20 June 2004

[DOC] From Talk to Walk: The Emergence of Human Rights Responsibilities for Corporations at International Law

Author: David Kinley & Junko Tadaki, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University [Australia], in Virginia Journal of International Law

...there are abundant reasons why the legal regulation of [transnational corporations'] activities at all levels of impact is sought, ought to be sought, and is sometimes achieved. This article is concerned with developing the arguments for, and...

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