By Sita Balani / @sitainshort
While the term ‘fascist’ is often bandied around a little too freely, I can think of few who deserve the label more than Narendra Modi, current Chief Minister of Gujarat, in western India.
In 2002, Chief Minister Modi presided over several days of violence against Muslims in the Gujarat region, in which over 2,000 [...]
By Joel Preston / @cleccambodia
Following the tragedies in Bangladesh the regional garment industry is getting a lot of attention.
Before the events of the last few weeks, we would have said that building safety is not so much an issue in Cambodia. However, only hours after international brands signed onto the Bangladesh Building and Fire Safety [...]
Trigger warning: Graphic pictures of victims of violent attacks and stabbings.
While the world’s media counts the toll of those who died in the Savar tragedy (at time of writing it reached 940), the notion of freedom of speech has been severely under attack by Bangladesh’s Awami League led Government and others. Last month in April, Hefajat-e [...]
What: Mass fainting action in H&M store
Why: To raise awareness of malnutrition, exhaustion and poverty pay faced by garment workers in Cambodia who make H&M clothes
Where:Meet on the corner of H&M store on 174-176 Oxford Street
When: 10:30 on Tuesday, on 18th September 2012
Contact: Anna McMullen, anna [at] labourbehindthelabel [dot] org
By Lisa Glass / @lisaaglass
Currently, the value of global gender equality is top of the agenda for many Western governments and organisations such as the UN. The move to empower women and girls on a global scale is obviously in itself a positive step. However, the consequences of Western interventions in the global South need to be properly [...]
Over the last few days there has been outrage amongst the British public whipped up by the Tabloid Press, both Labour and Conservative MPs alike that Abu Qatada, often described as “Bin Laden’s right hand man in Europe” has been freed by British courts and our immigration system refuses to deport him to a [...]
by Adam Ford / @neon_black81
The United States government is aggressively ratcheting-up its drive for global domination, by menacing Syria, Iran and ultimately China. Though on the one hand American politicians speak of hopes for diplomacy, they are preparing for war with all three nations, in a reckless thrust which threatens the future of humanity. But [...]Read more →
From Migrant Rights’ Network:
Mihir Bose speaking at TEDxEastEnd:
Several hundreds garment workers have observed a token hunger strike in front of Bangladeshi National Press Club in Dhaka today demanding payment of workers’ dues, including wages arrears and allowances from five garment factories and legal compensation of retrenched workers of four garment factories.
Bangladeshi National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) organised the hunger strike, which [...]
High street retailers accused of lack of action to prevent ‘sweatshops’
High street retailers are failing to take enough action to end poverty pay for overseas workers, says a new report being released as the champagne corks pop to celebrate the start of London Fashion Week.
The list, from the campaign group Labour Behind the Label, compares [...]
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