Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh is the ultimate video for exploring the sweatshop issue. Using Nike as a case study, the film documents first hand the widespread and oppressive and exploitative labor practices in the developing world.
Used as a resource by faculty members and community leaders across the country, Behind the Swoosh is appropriate for use in classrooms, libraries, conferences, churches, community centers and union halls.
- Nike’s Sweatshop Problem: Just Don’t Do It. (csrinclothing.wordpress.com)
- The Disturbing Use of Sweatshops (cjackson755.wordpress.com)
- Just do it? Nike and Sweatshops (jonathanjfaust05.wordpress.com)
- Outsourcing (damongy.wordpress.com)
- Nike’s iconic Air Max trainer celebrates 25th anniversary with Tinker Hatfield (theguardian.com)
- “Sweatshop-Free!” (thegeopoliticsofbeautynyu2.wordpress.com)
- Sweatshops (putanendtosweatshops.wordpress.com)
- Sweatshops (compicated.wordpress.com)
- Just Do It – Or Else: Nike Accused of Sweatshop Abuses (theblaze.com)
An anti-torture activist underwent a nasal-tube feeding outside an appeals court in Washington DC to protest the abusive force-feeding of hunger strikers at and the practice of indefinite detention at Guantánamo Bay.
The feeding took place shortly after the US Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit began considering a lawsuit arguing that force-feeding at Guantánamo is a violation of human rights and religious liberties.
The activist who underwent the procedure, Andrés Thomas Conteris, is currently on day 103 of a water-only fast to bring public attention to the plight of prisoners at Guantanamo.
Conteris, who has so far lost 57 pounds, told the Voice of Russia that the nasal tube feeding is akin to torture.
“They are tortured because they do not give their consent. And without giving consent I would call this, if it were a sexual kind of analogy, it would be rape. And am I calling the Pentagon rapists? No! I’m calling them serial rapists,” he said.
Conteris characterized enteral feeding as the most painful experience of his life.
Israel’s army is introducing reforms to how it arrests Palestinian children in the West Bank, the UN Children’s Fund said. The move comes amid international criticism after revelations of widespread mistreatment of detained Palestinian children.
United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement that Israel was “taking steps” to address some of the problems outlined in a report released by the organization back in March. The report revealed that the Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military in the West Bank were “systematically” mistreated.
Seven months after the report was released reports of violations are ongoing, reports UNICEF, despite the 38 recommendations issued along with the report that would help to bring the treatment of children in line with international standards.
But, UNICEF noted that Israel had moved forward on the issue and is currently testing some of the newly reformed measures. The first measure deals with Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) issuing summons for children instead of making night arrests at home, “which can be traumatic for children and their siblings,” UNICEF said.
- Israel revises children’s arrest tactics, but violations continue – UNICEF (elementulhuliganic.wordpress.com)
- Israel revises children’s arrest tactics, but violations continue – UNICEF (thenewsdoctors.com)
- Israel ‘systematically’ abuses Palestinian children: UNICEF (uprootedpalestinians.wordpress.com)
- Israeli settlers defy stereotype amid peace talks (bigstory.ap.org)
- Palestinian youths face Israeli abuse: report (en.trend.az)
- Israel continues abusing Palestinians (rinf.com)
- Palestinian youths face Israeli abuse: report (aljazeera.com)
- Israel complains to US over Palestinian leaks (bigstory.ap.org)
- Israel revises children’s arrest tactics, but violations continue – UNICEF (rt.com)
- Middle East: UNICEF on “Children in Israeli military detention”: first progress report (ionglobaltrends.com)
Thousands of protesters pushed through barriers to make their way to the World War II Memorial closed under government shutdown in Washington DC. Local police donned riot gear as they tried to control the protesting veterans.
The crowd chanted “Tear down these walls” and sang patriotic songs in protest to the closing of monument during the government crisis, according to local news coverage.