Thursday, December 12, 1996

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  • Child Labor and Holiday Shopping

    An official with UNITE (Union of Needle trades, Industrial and Textile Employees) who was dressed as Santa was arrested this past week outside the Lord and Taylor’s in New York City for leading a protest against the department store for selling clothes made by child labor in New York, Indonesia, and Honduras.
     
    Yesterday in Washington, Senator Tom Harkin democrat from Iowa, Consumer advocate, former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, and Ferris Harvey head of the International Labor Rights Fund, held a press conference to urge holiday shoppers to be on the lookout for products made using child labor on the shelves of toy stores this holiday season.

  • The Story of Charline Brundidge

    Charline Brundidge killed her husband, putting an end to the abuse, humiliation, death threats, terror and torture she was subjected to during her 7 year old marriage. She has been behind bars for the last 10 years.  An excerpt from her videotape that was done past August from prison on what happened is broadcasted. NOW activists along with Libby Pataki the wife of New York governor are pushing for her release.

  • Women in U.S. Prisons

    The Human Rights Watch released a report documenting that female prisoners are being routinely raped, sexually harassed, forced to undergo cavity searches and subject to inappropriate touching by male guards with alarming frequency in the United States prisons. This report is "All Too Familiar Sexual Abuse of Women in US State Prisons." Regan Ralph, head of the Human Rights Watch Women’s Rights Project talks about several cases from this report and the steps that are taken and the responses of the state prisons regarding abuses toward the female prisoners.

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