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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: 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 Oct 02, 2009 A Promise to Restore Civil Liberties Is Slow to Become Reality in Honduras
QUOTE: The de facto president of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, appeared to have bowed to pressure at home and from abroad on Monday, saying that he would lift his order suspending civil liberties. Since then, he has been in no hurry to keep his promise.
New York Times Jul 09, 2009 In Honduras, One-Sided News of Crisis: Critics Cite Slanted Local Coverage, Limits on Pro-Zelaya Outlets
QUOTE: in Honduras, some of the most popular and influential television stations and radio networks blacked out coverage or adhered to the de facto government's line that Manuel Zelaya's overthrow was not a coup but a legal "constitutional substitution,"...
Washington Post Jul 02, 2009 Honduras Targets Protesters With Emergency Decree: Media in Country Also Feel Pressure
QUOTE: The new Honduran government clamped down on street protests and news organizations Wednesday as lawmakers passed an emergency decree that limits public gatherings following the military-led coup that removed President Manuel Zelaya from office.
Washington Post Jun 27, 2007 Deportees' Bittersweet Homecoming: Migration is Boon, Bane for Honduras
QUOTE: The current debate over immigration reform in the United States, where an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants live, has caused hope and anxiety here, because it holds out both the promise of legalizing tens of thousands of Hondurans now in the United States and the threat of a harsher crackdown near the border, which about 90,000 Hondurans attempt to cross illegally each year.
Washington Post Dec 06, 2004 A Harsh Price to Pay in Pursuit of a Dream: For Central American Women, Sexual Coercion Is Hazard on Route to U.S.
QUOTE: "If you come to my office and lie down with me, you can pass." That was the ... price of passage to the United States.
Washington Post Sep 26, 2004 TATTOOED WARRIORS: The Next Generation; Shuttling Between Nations, Latino Gangs Confound the Law
QUOTE:...many human rights advocates and community leaders worry that the aggressive measures governments are taking against gangs have not solved the problem as much as they have spread it.
New York Times Oct 29, 2003 Rights Group Targets Rapper's Clothing Line
QUOTE: Members of a workers-rights organization alleged Tuesday that hip-hop impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' clothing line is being manufactured in a Honduran sweatshop that fires workers for being pregnant.
Los Angeles Times Oct 12, 2001 Legal Self-Defense in Responses to Terrorism: Fairness.com Interview with Robert F. Turner
QUOTE: Was the U.S. attack on Afghanistan and its Taliban leadership that began October 7, 2001 justified under U.S. and international law? Was it moral?
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