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Jul 21, 2015 The Myth of the Ethical Shopper We're still trying to eliminate sweatshops and child labor by buying right. But that's not how the world works in 2015.

QUOTE: ...for a while there, it worked. The major apparel companies adopted codes of conduct, first banning just the most egregious stuff—workers under 16, forced overtime—then expanding to health and safety, environmental protection and social investment....I spoke with more than 30 company reps, factory auditors and researchers and read dozens of studies describing what has happened in those sweatshops since they became a cultural fixation three decades ago. All these sources led me to the same conclusion: Boycotts have failed. Our clothes are being made in ways that advocacy campaigns can’t affect and in places they can’t reach. So how are we going to stop sweatshops now?

Huffington Post
Jul 29, 2013 Cambodian Opposition Rejects Election Results

QUOTE: Cambodia faces a volatile and possibly prolonged political standoff after leaders of the opposition said on Monday that they rejected the preliminary results of Sunday’s election and accused the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen of large-scale cheating to achieve a relatively narrow victory.

New York Times
Oct 04, 2011 Tracking factory slaves across Asia

QUOTE: We traveled to Cambodia planning to tell the story of an escape from modern-day slave labor but what we found were tales of more women trapped in debt-bondage in Malaysia. In Cambodia, we found the women who had escaped, but we also learned about dozens of other workers stuck in similar circumstances, unable to get home unless they paid off their "debt" to a recruitment agency.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Aug 06, 2009 Cambodian conviction signals crackdown on dissent

QUOTE: Cambodian court found a prominent politician guilty of defaming the country's prime minister Thursday in what analysts call a setback on Cambodia's shaky path to democracy.

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 05, 2007 Asians Say Trade Complaints Bring Out the Bully in China

QUOTE: In dealing with product safety complaints from the United States, China has sought to convince a concerned American public that it has reformed and is doing all it can to ensure the safety of its products. But its dealings with other, less-developed countries or those in vulnerable political positions are a different story, according to Husniah and officials in the Philippines and Malaysia.

Washington Post
May 18, 2007 Internet Increasingly Censored The first comprehensive global survey of Internet filtering shows that online repression is on the rise worldwide.

QUOTE: "Over the course of five years, we've gone from just a few places doing state-based technical filtering, like China, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, to more than two dozen," says John Palfrey, executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.

Technology Review
Feb 01, 2006 While in U.S., Cambodians Get a Lesson on Rights From Home

QUOTE: ...intimidation and threats that has driven scores of Cambodian journalists and union leaders to flee the country...

Washington Post
Nov 16, 2003 In a Homeland Far From Home

QUOTE: ...the Bush administration signed an agreement with Cambodia that allowed the repatriation of Cambodian nationals who had broken the law in America.... With those changes, nuance dropped out of the deportation system. Noncitizen immigrants and refugees became a class of American residents ineligible for forgiveness or even for individual consideration by our judicial system.

New York Times
May 29, 2003 Lives Lost: 'The real killers are poverty, ignorance, fear, and corruption. Disease just administers the coup de grace.'

QUOTE: "To die from a preventable or treatable disease...is [an] injustice more fundamental than mere inequities of wealth. These lives are stolen."

Boston Globe
Jun 15, 2002 Tearful goodbyes before deportation to Cambodia

QUOTE: ...among the first small group of Cambodian refugees who never gained U.S. citizenship, but who faced deportation because they committed "aggravated felonies" in the United States.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Sep 13, 2001 Terror in New York and Washington: Reaping What is Sown

ABSTRACT: ...we need to face the unwelcome truth that refreshing doses of freedom is not what many poor and desperate people, especially in the Third World, have been experiencing at this country's hands.

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