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Building Bridges
Weekly Program
Kalpona Akter, General Secretary, Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity
 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg  Contact Contributor
Dec. 2, 2012, 6:04 p.m.
Walmart & Disney Refuse Responsibility For Worker Compensation In Bangladesh Fire Where Death Toll Soared to More than 121 And Where Labor Organizers Are Tortured and Disappeared
With
Kalpona Akter, Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity

Kalpona Akter, who has been a garment worker since she was 12 years old, faces myriad criminal charges for organizing for labor rights in the garment industry and while she mourns brother labor activists who have been tortured, and others who have been assassinated she is un- relenting in her organizing against the
conditions that led to the deaths & critical injuries of hundreds of Bangladeshi garment workers recently. She discusses the safety risks,poverty wages, abusive treatment, unsafe conditions faced by workers who sew the clothes we wear, along with the government's campaign of terror against labor rights activists. Akter places squarely before us the question of why Bangladeshi workers have to die sewing cheap clothing while the brands Walmart, H&M, Gap and Disney make millions and avoid responsibility and compensating the victims of the terrifying blaze for the
produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
please email us if you plan to broadcast this program - knash@igc.org

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