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Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940
Steedman, Mercedes
Book
1997
Examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Detailing the disparities between men and women in te...
Bangladesh's exploitation economy
Cyran, Olivier
Article
2013
Before the collapse of Rana Plaza, which killed over a thousand people, most of them textile workers, there was the fire that killed a hundred at the Tazreen factory. A major cause is western companie...
Canadian News Synthesis Project - February 1975: Volume III Number 2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - May 1976: Volume IV Number 3
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma
Smith, Richard
Article
2014
So long as we live under capitalism, today, tomorrow, next year and every year thereafter, economic growth will always be the overriding priority till we barrel right off the cliff to collapse.
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Book
1976
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
2013
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
Cotton: The peril and the promise: New Internationalist April 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
A look at the cotton industry in India and how it is affecting the workers. Discusses alternatives to cotton and sustainability.
Gandhi's Truth: On the origins of militant nonviolence
Erikson, Erik H.
Book
1969
An examination of the life, vision, and actions of Mohandas Gandhi.
J.P. Stevens - Boycott Kit
Book
1979
This kit provides extensive background information on the organized boycott against J.P. Stevens and Company Inc. The boycott, now in its third year, was organized to bring wide attention to the unjus...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
No Sweat: Fashion, Free Trade, and the Rights of Garment Workers
Ross, Andrew (ed.)
Book
1997
Surveys the chasm between the glamour of the catwalk and the squalor of the sweatshop.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter June 26, 2017: Public Safety
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter is about public safety.
The Post MFA Era and the Rise of China, Part 1: Against The Current vol. 125
Loong-Yu, Au
Article
2006
The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing expired in 2005, ending 30 years of a quota system under the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA). Ending the Agreement signalled the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) p...
Speed Up Rush to nowhere How turbo-capitalism eats time: New Internationalist March 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
A look into the act of speeding up time and rushing to accomplish tasks and its consequences.
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume V Number 1
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Tailoring to Needs: Garment Worker Struggles in Bangladesh
Marriott, Red
Article
2010
The class struggle in Bangladesh is fought at a consistently high level and concentrated in the ready made garment (RMG) sector, the country’s dominant industry. Mainly unmediated by trade unions, str...
They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders: Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders
Macaray, David
Article
2012
Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on ...
Why Workplace "Accidents" Happen: Safety Costs Money
Macaray, David
Article
2013
Many industrial and manufacturing companies resort to almost any means (some of them not entirely legal) to dissuade employees from joining a union because besides having to offer higher wages and imp...

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Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
Sources News Release
2012
Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions & labour rights organisation, is calling for immediate action from international brands following the fire in Dhaka Bangladesh which killed over 100 wor...