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Slow progress for Bangladeshi garment workers as anniversary looms

As the first anniversary of the tragic Rana factory collapse in Bangladesh approaches, what are Australian companies doing to make their Bangladeshi factories safer? Alys Francis finds out.

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After years of torture, glimmers of political hope for Cambodia

Opposition political forces against Cambodian PM-cum-dictator Hun Sen are growing. But the Cambodian National Rescue Party has its own problems to be a real hope for a long-tortured people.

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Running shoes leave bloody footprints: inside Asia’s garment trade

Think Bangladesh is the only country with unsafe labour practices? Garment workers are not safe in so-called “clean” south-east Asian countries either, writes Australian Phnom Penh Post journalist Shane Worrell.

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The Coalition’s real climate change targets

Crikey readers talk sweatshop labour, The Salvation Army and the Coalition’s climate change policies.

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The National Labor Committee | COMPANIES|

Inside Microsoft’s Chinese teen sweatshop

Read the US National Labor Committee’s damning report into the Chinese factory producing products for Microsoft, where teenagers work 15-hour shifts, six or seven days a week, for 52 cents an hour to produce the computers and gadgets we use every day.

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Mother Jones | ASIA-PACIFIC|

Inside India’s baby factories

India’s newest boom business is “rent-a-womb”: factories full of poor women paid to be surrogate “baby vessels” for rich Westerner mothers. Mother Jones goes inside the surrogacy sweatshops.

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Global Post | COMPANIES|

Silicon sweatshops

Global Post is running a five-part investigation into the dubious labour practices of the Third World factories manufacturing the First World’s favorite high-tech gadgets. How cool does your iPhone look now?

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Designer and enfant terrible from the House of Cat, Jasper has been invited to Chanel…

Mosieur le Chat du Premier Ministre!

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