Thursday, February 11, 1999

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  • Chevron Under Fire for Nigerian Killings

    Royal Dutch Shell and the U.S. multinational Chevron are under fire for their roles in the recent killings of Nigerian activists. A U.S. Congressman is pressing for hearings to determine the precise role that U.S. multinationals play in facilitating and encouraging human rights violations abroad.

  • Students Protest Sweatshops

    Students across the country are raising their voices against sweatshop labor practices–a series of protests on college campuses have forced administrations to review how they contract out their official apparel products. At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, students have been staging a sit-in since Monday evening. They are protesting a proposed apparel licensing code designed to eliminate sweatshops in factories that manufacture university apparel under Collegiate Licensing Company contracts.

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