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Tuesday, October 29, 1996 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: Corporate power and free trade
1996-10-29

Child and sweatshop labor by global corporations in the developing world.

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As we mentioned earlier, today is an international Day of Action to end Corporate Dominance. Demonstrations by environmental, consumer and labor groups are taking place from Kaliningrad Russia to Oxford England, Houston Texas to Toronto, Ontario, Port Elizabeth South Africa to Washington D.C. One of the clearest examples of corporate dominance is the use of child and sweatshop labor by global corporations in the developing world. Charlie Kernaghan of the National Labor Committee has been fighting these sweatshops throughout Central America. He spoke a few weeks ago at a forum called: Gender Justice: Forging Economic Rights in the Global Economy, sponsored by 50 years is Enough and the Institute for Policy Studies


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