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September 30, 2007

FFI: (Gap, Armani, Guess)
Garment factory continues to sue its critics.

CCC and ICN campaigners face two years imprisonment if found guilty under Indian penal code of "cyber crime", "acts of racist and xenophobic nature", and "criminal defamation" for speaking out on labour rights violations at an Indian garment producer. The organisations and seven of its staff members were first summoned to appear in court on 25 June 2007. The City Court of Bangalore has issued an arrest warrant in order to ensure the defendants presence at the next hearing. This legal action follows a series of legal threats and actions by jeans producer Fibre & Fabrics International and its 100% subsidiary Jeans Knits Pvt. Ltd (FFI/JKPL) in Bangalore, where labour rights organisations have pointed to labour rights violations since the end of 2005. FFI/JKPL, refusing to enter into dialogue with these labour rights organisations, have instead filed complaints of slander at the local court. Since July
2006, the local labour rights organisations are banned from speaking out about labour rights violations in the company's production facilities. The injunction order was prolonged in February 2007 and since that time the case is still dragging on.

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Garment factory continues to sue its critics."

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September 24, 2007

Vegan Yum Yum makes knitting in Marzipan


and yes there is a tutorial

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September 15, 2007

This is my favorite of Jenny Holzer's Truisms


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September 14, 2007

September 2007: SweatFree Communities Newsletter #16

1) Shop with a Conscience
2) Campaign News
3) New Resources
4) Sweatfree Campaigns in the News
5) Take Action: Tell Disney to End Sweatshops in China
Read Contents Here

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September 10, 2007

President Bush and Corporate America demand Congress pass four new NAFTA expansion deals

With the presidential primary season kicking into high gear, both Democrats and Republicans are increasingly nervous about taking unpopular positions. And what could be more unpopular than supporting NAFTA expansion deals that will offshore more good U.S. jobs, trash the environment, jack up medicine prices, threaten food safety and impoverish millions of small farmers in Latin America - driving new waves of desperate immigration?

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September 06, 2007

KnitKnit Book Launch Party NYC 9/13


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