[Marxism] FW: UPDATE: BANGLADESH WORKERS TOUR 2004: BEST WE'VE EVER HAD

Charlie Parks jcparks5550 at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 7 18:49:26 MST 2004



>From: National.Labor.Committee at smtp04.smtp.vanderbilt.edu
>To: john.c.parks at vanderbilt.edu
>Subject: UPDATE: BANGLADESH WORKERS TOUR 2004: BEST WE'VE EVER HAD
>Date: 07 Dec 2004 17:53:37 -0500
>
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>                   NATIONAL LABOR COMMITTEE
>                 HUMAN & WORKER RIGHTS UPDATE
>                 ____________________________
>
>December 7, 2004
>
>1.  EXCITEMENT CONTINUES TO BUILD FOR THE
>8TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON OF CONSCIENCE!
>
>2.  WAL-MART WORKERS' RIGHTS BOOK PARTY AT THE BRECHT FORUM
>
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>
>EXCITEMENT CONTINUES TO BUILD FOR THE
>8TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON OF CONSCIENCE!
>
>http://www.nlcnet.org/hsc/
>
>Thursday, December 9 2004
>5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
>Washington Square Park
>(5th Avenue & Washington Square North)
>Greenwich Village
>New York City
>
>Please join concerned religious, labor and community
>activists, together with a marching band, hundreds of New
>York University Students, major media, and a huge 5 x 20
>foot banner. We'll be asking Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen -
>themselves NYU students and owners of a mega $1 billion
>private label for Wal-Mart - TO DO THE RIGHT THING!
>
>Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen each received $150 million on
>their 18th birthday, are presidents of a $1 billion company,
>had eight designers accompany them from the West Coast to
>NYU, and built themselves a $7 million condo in the West
>Village. Meanwhile, 18 year old women sewing Wal-Mart
>clothing in Bangladesh make pennies an hour while being
>denied their basic legal rights to Maternity Leave.
>
>We can do better than this! Join us this Thursday, December
>9th, as we call upon the Olsen Twins to stand up for their
>sisters in Bangladesh and help the women who sew their
>clothing defend their most basic human rights.
>
>We will march around Washington Square and NYU to Broadway
>and then to the Asch Building on Greene and Washington, site
>of the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory fire.
>
>Afterwards, at 6:30 p.m., everyone is welcomed to join us at
>Judson Memorial Church on West 4th St for hot coffee, good
>conversation, and a free showing of the new 30-minute NLC
>video, "The Hidden Face of Globalization."
>
>Bring your musical instruments, posters, and singing voices.
>  This ought to be a colorful and festive event.
>
>We desperately need volunteers to help-please call us at
>212-242-3002.
>
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>
>WAL-MART WORKERS' RIGHTS BOOK PARTY AT THE BRECHT FORUM
>
>We are also happy to also pass along this announcement about
>another important and very timely event:
>
>Wednesday, December 8
>7:30 pm
>BOOK PARTY/FORUM
>The Brecht Forum
>122 West 27th St. 10th Fl.
>NYC (Betw. 6th & 7th Aves.)
>1,9,N,R to 28th St.
>F to 23rd
>St., PATH to 23rd St, C/E to 23rd St.
>212.242.4201
>info at brechtforum.
>
>Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle For Workers' Rights
>At Wal-Mart
>
>(Liza Featherstone and moderated by Cleo Silvers)
>
>In 2000, Betty Dukes, a 52-year-old black woman in
>Pittsburg, California, became the lead plaintiff in Dukes v.
>Wal-Mart Stores, a class action representing 1.4 million
>women. In an explosive investigation of this historic
>lawsuit, journalist Liza Featherstone reveals how Wal-Mart,
>a self-styled "family-oriented," Christian company deprives
>women (but not men) of the training they need to advance,
>relegates women to lower-paying jobs, like selling baby
>clothes, reserving the more lucrative positions for men,
>inflicts punitive demotions on employees who object to
>discrimination and exploits Asian women in its sweatshops in
>Saipan, a U.S. commonwealth. Selling Women Short combines
>the personal stories of Wal-Mart employees with
>investigative journalism to show why women who work low-wage
>jobs are getting a raw deal, and what they are doing about
>it.
>
>Liza Featherstone is a freelance journalist and Brecht Forum
>board member whose work has been featured in the New York
>Times, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Rolling Stone, and
>the Washington Post, among other publications.
>
>Suggested donation: $6/$10/$15
>
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