Tuesday, September 23, 1997

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  • Smithsonian Controversy

    Forty-six members of Congress last week wrote to the Smithsonian Institution in support of an exhibition on sweatshops at the National Museum of American History. The letter came amid increasing pressure by the apparel industry and their Congressional supporters to quash the show, which is called Between A Rock and A Hard Place: A Dialogue on American Sweatshops 1820-to the present.

  • Nike and Human Rights Abuses

    Nike shareholders met in Oregon yesterday amid yet more charges by human rights and labor activists that the sportswear giant exploits and mistreats workers in its vast network of low-wage assembly factories.

  • Korea

    Korea has dominated news headlines in recent months. Most shocking has been the on-going famine in North Korea and the response — or lack of response — to the humanitarian crisis in the Asian country. At the same time, four party talks between the United States, China and North and South Korea are now underway in New York City aimed at establishing some kind of formal peace treaty to the Korean War which ended 45 years ago.