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5 January 2002

Activists Press Burma Campaign: More Companies Agree That Labor Conditions Are Oppressive

Author: Kirstin Downey Grimsley, Washington Post

A group called the Free Burma Coalition...has persuaded more than two dozen American corporations [including Ames Department Stores Inc., Jones Apparel Group, Sara Lee Corp., Family Dollar Stores Inc., TJX Cos. which operates T.J. Maxx stores, and...

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15 May 2002

U.S. court rules Saipan garment workers can sue U.S. retailers as a class over sweatshop issues (Gap, J.C. Penney, Target, Lane Bryant, the Limited, Abercrombie & Fitch, Talbots, Levi Strauss)

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21 July 2002

Global California: State employees' pension fund flexes its muscle around the world

Author: Robert Collier, San Francisco Chronicle

...The California Public Employees Retirement System, which handles the pensions for state workers, recently enacted a long-delayed program to screen all its overseas "emerging markets" investments to ensure that they are not contributing to human...

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26 September 2002

7 more U.S. retailers settle lawsuit alleging violations of workers' rights in Saipan garment factories

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20 March 2003

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

The island of Saipan is in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Beginning in the 1980s, many clothing manufacturers had their garments made in Saipan because such items could be labelled “Made in the USA” and subsequently...

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1 January 2004

Out of Burma: Grassroots Activism Forces Multinationals to End Ties with the Burmese Dictatorship

Author: Jeff Shaw, Multinational Monitor

The brutality of the ruling military junta, the elegance of the Burmese democratic movement and the strategic savvy of an international solidarity movement have spurred a multinational corporate procession out of the country, and away from support for...

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8 January 2004

Saipan Sweatshop Lawsuit Ends with Important Gains for Workers and Lessons for Activists

Author: Nikki F. Bas, Sweatshop Watch; Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange; Joannie C. Chang, Asian Law Caucus

This month, the last of three lawsuits over sweatshop conditions on the U.S. island of Saipan came to a close...While the settlement is viewed as a significant victory, several challenges emerged, which lend valuable lessons for future anti-sweatshop...

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8 March 2005

Tiffany Says No to Burma's "Blood Gems" - Activists Hail "Principled Position" of World's Most Famous Jeweler, Call for Americans to Boycott Companies Selling Burmese Gems

Author: US Campaign for Burma

"Tiffany's deserves our praise and patronage for...[refusing to sell gems mined in Burma]," said Aung Din, co-founder of USCB who spent over 4 years behind bars as a political prisoner. "Mining in Burma supports the ruling dictators while bleeding...

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14 April 2005

Nike rivals hesitant to reveal suppliers

Author: Helen Jung, Oregonian [USA]

Many in the footwear and apparel industry appear content to ignore the Beaverton company's call for openness...Adidas-Salomon...: "It's definitely an issue which is worth reviewing and considering..."...Jones Apparel...: "...We will be studying the...

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16 May 2005

The Nike factory challenge

Author: Lisa Roner, Ethical Corporation

...Nike’s new corporate social responsibility report is getting a lot of attention – and making others in the industry sit up and take notice...[also refers to Wal-Mart, Reebok, Adidas, Jones Apparel, Columbia Sportswear, Liz Claiborne, Gap]

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