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AUDIO: Chris Hedges on the Implosion of Global Capitalism

In this sweeping survey of an international crisis caused by “global capitalism based on speculation,” author, Truthdig columnist and activist Chris Hedges delivers a stark and urgent apprisal of the worldwide catastrophe that’s sure to come if the current system isn’t confronted and forced to change.

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The Kids Who Make Our Clothes

In spite of decades of international campaigns against child labor, children in Bangladesh as young as 10 years old continue to sew shirts and pants at all hours of the day and night.

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Wal-Mart’s Bangladeshi Garment Factories Are Failing Inspections

Safety reviews, ordered by Wal-Mart in the wake of the tragic Rana Plaza collapse in the spring, have proven that at least 10 of the company’s 75 garment factories audited so far in the country were not fit for employees to work in. The retail giant uses about 200 factories in Bangladesh, cashing in on the nation’s cheap labor and dismal working conditions.

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‘Likes’ Are Not Sure Indicators of Popularity or Quality

Huge numbers of “likes” appearing on social networking sites such as Facebook have been found to originate in “click farms” in places like Dhaka, Bangladesh, where low-paid workers spend long hours punching keys to artificially inflate the online popularity of client companies.

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Walmart Accepted Clothing From Banned Bangladesh Factories

Since the Rana Plaza building collapse killed more than 1,100 people in April, Walmart has released a list of more than 200 factories it said it had barred from producing its merchandise because of serious or repeated safety problems. But at least two of the factories on the list have continued to send massive shipments to Walmart stores in recent months.

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Philly Collapse

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After Bangladesh

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Made in Bangladesh

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Woman Found Alive in Garment Factory Rubble

A seamstress at the Bangladeshi factory that collapsed 17 days ago, killing more than 1,000 people in one of the world’s worst cases of industrial negligence, was rescued from the wreckage Friday.

Posted on May 10, 2013 READ MORE

Made in Bangladesh

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Work Will Kill How Many Americans Today?

Roughly 150 Americans die on a daily basis as a result of their jobs, a new study from the AFL-CIO has found.

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Burdensome Regulation

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Made in Bangladesh

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Clothes to Die For

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Smile, Work and Die

The 300-plus people killed in the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh this week were not lost to an accident, but are among the many unnecessary victims of predatory, globalized capitalism, argues Trinity College professor Vijay Prashad.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 READ MORE

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Bangladesh Labor Protest Turns Deadly

A labor struggle has turned violent in Bangladesh. In protests that have shut down factories in the southern part of the country, three workers have been killed and scores injured as police clashed with demonstrators demanding higher wages.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010 READ MORE


Banning the E-Messenger

Following Pakistan’s ban on Facebook last week, Bangladesh has become the second country to block the popular social networking site due to “objectionable” representations of the Prophet Muhammad and national political leaders.

Posted on May 30, 2010 READ MORE

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An Island’s Disappearing Act

A 30-year territorial dispute between India and Bangladesh was resolved this week when a tiny uninhabited island, known as New Moore Island to the Indians and South Talpatti Island to the Bangladeshis, up and disappeared (Ta-da!) due to rising seas.

Posted on Mar 27, 2010 READ MORE

Bangladeshi victims

Cyclone Kills Hundreds

A deadly cyclone that made landfall in Bangladesh on Friday has displaced hundreds of thousands and killed at least 2,300 (updated), a number that is expected to rise because thousands remain missing and the true extent of the damage has not yet been determined.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007 READ MORE

Massive Floods Threaten Millions in South Asia

Floodwaters are threatening the lives of millions in South Asia, drenching parts of northern India as well as Bangladesh and Nepal, where aid organizations are scrambling to bring in food and other assistance before hunger and disease claim more lives.

Posted on Aug 3, 2007 READ MORE

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