This was a really great read, on the labour rebellions that took place across the British Caribbean colonies. What strikes me the most is the fact that these strikes were not coordinated between workers of the islands, nor were they organised under revolutionary theory, but were spontaneous, and paved the way for trade unions to continue securing rights for workers. Link for the full post here
The impact of womens’ militant labour movements in South Korea and how they paved the way for later democracy movements – and how their pivotal role is typically played down by scholars. Click here. (can send pdf) – or read the notes made in this post!
Hey guys, happy February and welcome to another Fashion Factfiles blogpost!
The Fashion Factfiles is where we expose the brutal realities of the garment industry, the side that the big corporations and big names in fashion work hard to hide behind ‘girl power’ tees and ‘look at us recycling omg we do care’ campaigns.
This month we’ll be highlighting an issue that many may not be familiar with, but is absolutely horrific and heartbreaking: the Sumangali System.
WARNING: Content regarding sexual abuse and suicide throughout.
Hey guys! Happy October and welcome to another monthly exposé!
This month I am exposing a worldwide fave, a multinational corporation that brings joy and cavities to people of all ages…
Can’t lie, I’m not surprised by the content I found regarding their corrupt past and present. However, I am really quite shocked by the extent to which CC has destroyed lives all around the world. Article after article, there’s a lot to take in.
In order to make this a bit more digestible, I’ve summarised everything to the best of my abilty, and provided links if you’d like to find out more.
Another month, another insight into the criminal activities relentlessly conducted by our most-loved companies! This Month we might break a few hearts with this one, so I apologise in advance for this.
At the same time, it is crucial that we know what the companies that we love are complicit in, and should feel evermore compelled to make ourselves, and others, aware of what is happening.
“UNIQLO makes much of its ‘ethical’ credentials, yet the grim reality
facing garment workers in factories supplying UNIQLO falls far short of
the fashion giant’s rhetoric. The fashion industry has long led a race
to the bottom on wages and conditions in garment factories in China and
UNIQLO takes advantage of this at the expense of garment workers.”
More than four factories in Cambodia have been found to be in violation
of labour rights despite H&M saying they are “best in class”,
according to a report released by Cambodia-based NGO Center for Alliance
of Labor & Human Rights.
gets back into power, Britain will lead the world in action on climate
change. We will act to protect the future of our planet, with social
justice at the heart of our environment policies, and take our fair
share of action to meet the Paris climate agreement”