WASHINGTON, DC Ė Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) introduced a bill to reverse the tenfold increase in the amount of money donors can contribute to political parties that was included in the must-pass, end of year spending bill expected to be signed into law by President Obama. Kilmerís legislation, the Close the Floodgates Act (H.R. 5887),
Publication Date: December 17, 2014
Source: International Labor Rights Forum
Author: Adeline Lambert
When reports began to emerge in the mid-1990s about poor labor conditions in the cocoa industry, including labor trafficking and the worst forms of child labor, no major chocolate maker was willing to accept responsibility.
The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh is the worst ever industrial accident to hit the garment industry. On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building came crashing down, killing 1,138 people and leaving thousands more injured.
After spending hundreds of millions of undisclosed funds on state and federal elections, the corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council are demanding that state legislators preserve their "right" to anonymously spend money on politics and curry favor with elected officials, and to thwart shareholder efforts to hold the corporations they own accountable. - See more at: http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/12/12686/alec-dark-money#sthash.6YAJEBzP.5DYf3AcG.dpuf
The body of an indigenous leader who was opposed to a major mining project in Ecuador has been found bound and buried, days before he planned to take his campaign to climate talks in Lima.
The killing highlights the violence and harassment facing environmental activists in Ecuador, following the confiscation earlier this week of a bus carrying climate campaigners who planned to denounce president Rafael Correa at the United Nations conference.
I want to send a message to Walmart: itís time to stop bullying Associates who speak out! No one should have to risk their jobs to speak the truth to Walmart.
If Walmart doesnít stop trying to bully Associates, I will join associates across the country on strike.