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This Sunday 4 in 5 Americans will sit down on their couch, hop on a bar stool or pop open their laptop to watch the Super Bowl. But 1400 miles away in El Salvador, women are being abused, threatened and exploited as they sew Super Bowl T-Shirts sold for more than 300 times their wages.
In mid-December, more than two dozen people either burned, fell or suffocated to death when a preventable preventable fire broke out in an unsafe, multi-story clothing sweatshop in Bangladesh. Today, six weeks after the fire, we are pleased to announce that after 65,000 Change.org members from more than 70 countries called on all international companies sourcing from factory to take responsibility, every last one of them have finally pledged to do the right thing.
More than 65,000 people have called on Target and Abercrombie & Fitch to compensate the families of 28 workers killed in a fire while making their clothes. The campaign is now the third most popular Change.org action of all time! What have the companies offered in response? Training programs.
One month ago today, 28 workers were burned to death and hundreds more injured at a tragic fire in an unsafe clothing factory in Bangladesh. After 25,000 Change.org members called on all international companies sourcing from factory to take responsibility, the GAP has given in! One down, six more to go…
Twitter tries to move mountains to allow Iranian dissidents to express themselves, but when a Chinese woman is sent to a labor camp for a three-word tweet, Twitter doesn’t seem to have much to say. Now Chinese activists are calling on the company to take up the cause of China’s first citizen to be imprisoned on the basis of a single tweet.
Tomorrow the FCC is set to rubber stamp weak Internet regulations and the controversial merger of Comcast and NBC Universal, a move activists are calling “the beginning of the end” and the effective death of Internet freedoms. What can we do to save net neutrality in the final hour?
Three days ago more than two dozen people, most of them poor women making luxury clothes for Americans, were burned alive in a sweatshop in Bangladesh. Despite it being the latest in a series of similar deadly incidents, multinational clients of the factory like the GAP still refuse to end their relationship with the local company that owns it.
Employees at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel are used to high profile VIPS, and regularly handle CEOs and foreign leaders. But when Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak rolled into town last weekend, suddenly the hotel’s Muslim employees were explicitly barred from doing their jobs.