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Wal-Mart : More checks abroad flag plant abuses

Arkansas Democrat Gazette
09/28/2006

By Marcus Kable of The Associated Press and Stacey Roberts of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. found a higher rate of severe violations at foreign factories last year as the company stepped up inspections for labor and environmental standards in more than 60 countries where it buys clothes, toys, shoes and other products, it said in a report.

Codes Don't Work

Inside Higher Education
09/28/2006

By Scott Jaschik

After the anti-sweatshop movement grew on campuses a decade ago, a framework arose for resolving protests and making it possible for colleges to continue to enjoy revenue from licensing their logos for use on clothing and other products.

PEZA police, guards violently dispersed workers on strike

Worker's Assistance Center (WAC)
09/25/2006


Several police and security guards once again violently dispersed union members on strike injuring at least ten in front of a Korean-owned factory this morning.

Armed with firearms, clubs and backed-up with water tanks, several elements of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) police and Jantro security guards violently assaulted union members on strike at the Chong Won Fashion Inc. (CWFI).

PEZA police, guards violently dispersed workers on strike

Worker's Assistance Center
09/25/2006

Several police and security guards once again violently dispersed union members on strike injuring at least ten in front of a Korean-owned factory this morning.

Armed with firearms, clubs and backed-up with water tanks, several elements of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) police and Jantro security guards violently assaulted union members on strike at the Chong Won Fashion Inc. (CWFI).

Wal-Mart Declares War on Organic Farmers: Partners with Agribusiness for Corporate Takeover

Natural Newswire
09/22/2006

Contact:

Mark Kastel, 608-624-2042

Ronnie Cummins, 218-226-4164

Steve Sprinkel, 805-290-0988

CORNUCOPIA, WISCONSIN: A report released today by The Cornucopia Institute, the nation's most aggressive organic farming watchdog, accuses Wal-Mart of cheapening the value of the organic label by sourcing products from industrial-scale factory farms and Third World countries, such as China.

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