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KALPONA AKTER

A Call for Solidarity with Bangladeshi Garment Workers

By Mary Unan
"I'm going to connect you with those human faces who make clothes for you," Kalpona Akter told a Toronto audience. "You are on the top of the supply chain and the worker is at the bottom, and you two have a relationship that you may not know about."
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WEBWORK: Mail Chimps & Changing Walmart

By Derek Blackadder
Tweets were tweeted. Flickr was deployed on strike days, as was Instagram. The result? One thousand five hundred actions (think about that for just a second) took place at 1,500 Walmart locations. Simultaneously. On the biggest day of the year for retail in the U.S.
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METRO VANCOUVER ALLIANCE
Faith in the Future

By Joey Hartman
Six hundred and fifty people gathered recently to celebrate the launch of Metro Vancouver Alliance, a different kind of coalition that includes faith, labour and
community organizations working together for the common good.
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