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Bangladesh Court Delays Release of Rana Plaza Film for "Negative Portrayal" of Garment Industry

Photos by A.M. Ahad for Associated Press A new movie about Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza tragedy of 2013 is banned in the country for at least six months. Aptly entitled “Rana Plaza,”…

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Bangladesh Police Fire Tear Gas at Garment Workers on Hunger Strike

Photos by AFP Bangladesh police fired tear gas, rubber bullets, and water canons on Thursday to disperse hundreds of striking workers at a garment factory in the capital of Dhaka,…

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Bangladesh's Toxic Leather Tanneries Even Worse Than Its Sweatshops

Photo by Pavel Rahma by Associated Press Working conditions in Bangladesh have been placed under scrutiny in the international media since last year’s tragic Rana Plaza factory…

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Walmart Owes Compensation to Three Major Bangladesh Factory Catastrophes

First the Tazreen Fashions disaster, then the Rana Plaza building collapse, and now the fire at Aswad Composite Mills. It’s no coincidence that Walmart now owes compensation to…

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Bangladesh Garment Workers Organize Biggest Wage-Hike Protest

Photos by the Associated Press Hundreds of clothing factories outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka were forced to close temporarily on Monday after protests demanding higher minimum…

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Death Toll In Bangladesh Factory Collapse Rises Above 650

Bangladeshi authorities have confirmed more than 657 deaths after the eight-story Rana Plaza collapsed just outside the South Asian nation’s capital of Dhaka on April 24. Murder…

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Is Our Addiction to Fast Fashion Just Another Form of Terrorism?

Photo by Khurshed Rinku for Reuters As the death toll in the Rana Plaza building collapse outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka climbs past 400, the kinship between our purchasing…

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Boycotting Brands Linked to Bangaldesh Building Collapse Not the Answer

Photo by Steve Parsons for PA Wire The recent events in Bangladesh have filled the media with horrific pictures of human tragedy: mothers mourning their lost children, rescue workers…

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Condolences Alone Will Not Help the Garment Workers of Bangladesh

Photos by Andrew Biraj for Reuters The world is still reeling from heartbreaking scenes in Bangladesh, where over 380 people died when a building collapsed last Wednesday, containing…

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Fire Breaks Out at Collapsed Bangladesh Factory Site, Owner Arrested

Photo by A.M. Ahad for Associated Press Mohammed Sohel Rana, the fugitive owner of the eight-story building that collapsed and killed at least 385 people last week near the Bangladesh…

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Several Arrests Made as Bangladesh Factory Death Toll Soars to 348

Photos by A. M. Ahad and Andrew Biraj for Reuters Bangladeshi authorities have arrested at least seven people, including two factory owners and two engineers, three days after this…

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How Can We Make Sure Our Clothes Weren't Produced in a Sweatshop?

Photo by A. M. Ahad for Associated Press The structural collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, which has claimed the lives of over 300 people, is a horrific tragedy that raises…

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Death Toll in Bangladesh Factory Collapses Exceeds 300, Riots Ensue

Photo by A.M.Ahad for Associated Press As thousands of Bangladeshis swarmed the streets of Dhaka to express their anguish on Friday, setting fire to vehicles and wrestling with police,…

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VIDEO: Death Toll at Bangladesh Factory Collapse Rises to 228 People

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters The death toll in the Bangladesh garment-factory collapse on Wednesday has risen to at least 228 people, per the latest numbers from Reuters.…

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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Collapse Kills Nearly 100 People

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters NOT AGAIN One firefighter told Reuters that around 2,000 people were in the building when the upper floors caved into those below. Mohammad…

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Fire Guts Bangladesh Garment Factory, 7 Killed, 10 Injured

A fire swept through a small garment factory in Bangladesh on Saturday, claiming the lives of seven employees—all women—and injuring 10, according to firefighters and witnesses. The…

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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Claims 112 Lives Because of Safety Issues

At least 112 people were killed late Saturday when a fire tore through a multilevel garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, in the country’s worst-ever industrial blaze. In a…

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