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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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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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26 September 2002

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

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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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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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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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