Human Rights/Labor Rights
Chocolate candies found to have unsafe levels of metal   
(Tuesday - February 24, 2015) Associated Profiles : As You Sow
- Digital Journal - The laboratory analysis was conducted on behalf of consumer group îAs You Sowî, the nonprofit foundation in California. The laboratory recently examined 43 different chocolate based products on sale...
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China-based supplier of Samsung, Lenovo denies US watchdog's allegations of using child workers   
(Tuesday - February 24, 2015) Associated Profiles : Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) – US Department of Labor
- Daily News and Analysis - The problem goes beyond electronics, according to the US Department of Labour's îBureau of International Labor Affairsî. Bricks, cotton, fireworks, textiles and toys also feature on its list...
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The Ross brothers redefine the Western   
(Saturday - February 21, 2015) Associated Profiles : Verité
- Public Opinion - Their latest, "Western," takes them to a foreign territory: the border. The film, which picked up a special jury award for îveriteî filmmaking at this year's Sundance Film Festival, transports the...
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What should Apple do about forced labor in Asia': Bloomberg opinion   
(Saturday - February 21, 2015) Associated Profiles : Verité
- OregonLive - îHuman rightsî ... control îworkersî by withholding their passports, which can lead to more abuse, as a Bloomberg Businessweek story from 2013 about Apple's îsupplyî...
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After Years of Paying Dues, Ebon Moss-Bachrach Steps Into the Limelight   
(Friday - February 20, 2015) Associated Profiles : Verité
- Wall Street Journal - âI had a nice childhoodâ in îAmherstî, Mass., raised by a mother who ran a secondhand childrenâs clothing store and a father who opened a nonprofit community music school, he...
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Study finds worrisome levels of lead and cadmium in chocolate   
(Friday - February 20, 2015) Associated Profiles : As You Sow
- MinnPost - This year, however, a different kind of chocolate-related press release emerged in my email box. It was an announcement from îAs You Sowî, a California-based consumer health watchdog group, that they had...
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Factory conditions for people who make Apple gadgets barely improving   
(Friday - February 20, 2015) Associated Profiles : Verité
- Sydney Morning Herald - Photo: Bobby Yip Apple's latest report on the conditions in its supplier factories included an announcement that it was banning "bonded labour" in its îsupplyî îchainî. The move...
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What should Apple do about slave labour in Asia'   
(Friday - February 20, 2015) Associated Profiles : Verité
- bangkokpost.com - îHuman rightsî observers applauded last week when ... Recruitment agencies in Asia are no longer allowed to charge fees to factory îworkersî who make Apple products, and Apple vowed to...
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Program Coordinator, Education and Learning   
(Friday - February 20, 2015) Associated Profiles : United Nations International Labour Organization
- ReliefWeb - These partners include diverse organizations that are leaders and innovators in development such as the African Leadership Academy, BRAC, Camfed, Equity Group Foundation, îInternational Labour...
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Despite Claims of Progress, Labor and Environmental Violations Continue to Plague Apple   
(Friday - February 20, 2015) Associated Profiles : Fair Labor Association
- Truth Out - This and other problems continue at Foxconn facilities, despite Apple's partnership with the îFair Labor Associationî (FLA), an industry-created body that Apple paid "well into six figures" for their...
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