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4/12 . @Childrensplace CEO Elfers wouldn't speak to #bangladesh survivors yesterday, so today we're visiting her house pic.twitter.com/8cDFm5nUtu 

Over 150 people marched through SoHo in NYC today to demand that…  

6/29/2013




















Over 150 people marched through SoHo in NYC today to demand that US retailers take responsibility for safety conditions in factories that manufacture their products. Companies like Gap (which owns Old Navy, Banana Republic and Piperlime), American Eagle, Walmart and Target have refused to sign the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord, which provides an important first step toward assuring all workers a safe workplace.

“Mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, what’s the discount…  

6/29/2013


"Mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, what’s the discount on their lives!" 1200 deaths in Bangladesh factories, and @PiperLime still won’t sign the Accord on Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety. http://enddeathtraps.org

Today’s pose: corpse pose. In the last six months, 1200…  

6/21/2013


Today’s pose: corpse pose. In the last six months, 1200 workers died in unsafe Bangladeshi garment factories where US clothing is made. Athleta/Gap, sign the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord and stop the killing!

Help us Twitterbomb Athleta today: http://99pickets.org/bangladesh

Great video from @EyeOnTheGround re: our Bangladesh solidarity…  

6/14/2013


Great video from @EyeOnTheGround re: our Bangladesh solidarity action in the Brooklyn Target store. 

Target, Children’s Place and Gap Inc.: sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety!

See http://99pickets.org/bangladesh for more info.

25 activists affiliated with 99 Pickets and other local…  

6/14/2013














25 activists affiliated with 99 Pickets and other local solidarity groups staged a demonstration inside the Target store at the Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn, NY, calling on the company to sign onto the recently negotiated Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

The action drew a heavy police and security guard presence that eventually forced the group from the store after about 15 minutes. As they reached the store exit, repeated attempts were made to deliver a letter to the store manager on this issue, but nobody on staff would receive the letter. The group continued the demonstration as they made their way to the mall exit, and along the way, a letter was successfully delivered to the Children’s Place, another company that sources apparel from Bangladesh and that has not signed the Accord.

At the mall exit, amidst some confusion, an incident occurred where one of the activists was arrested and taken to the nearby 78th police precinct. More news will be forthcoming as we get it.

3rd Retail Store Action in Solidarity with the Workers of Bangladesh

6/10/2013

Meet at Herald Square, 34th St. & 6th Ave. this Monday, May 27, 2:30pm (Memorial Day). We stand in solidarity…

Today we visited Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy to demand…  

5/27/2013














Today we visited Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy to demand that Gap Inc sign the Bangladesh Fire & Safety Accord. We want ethically made clothing now!

Retail Store Action in Solidarity with the Workers of Bangladesh

5/23/2013

Meet at Herald Square, 34th St. & 6th Ave. this Monday, May 27, 2:30pm (Memorial Day). We stand in solidarity…

May 1 Action in Solidarity with Bangladeshi Workers

4/30/2013

In light of the mounting death toll — 380 — from last week’s Bangladesh garment factory collapse, 99 Pickets stands…

Democracy Now! coverage of Tuesday morning’s #blocktheboat…  

12/20/2012


Democracy Now! coverage of Tuesday morning’s #blocktheboat picket at the Port of Newark.

Also on DN! today, The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Used Payoffs to Bribe Its Way Through Expansion in Mexico

Occupy Wall Street Will “Occupy Port of Newark” to Block Cargo Ship Carrying Walmart Goods From Bangladesh Factories Tuesday Morning, 12.18.12

12/17/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS CONTACT: Isham Christie, Occupy Wall Street 701-330-2862, isham.christie@gmail.com www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt, @OccupyWallSt Workers and allies will descend on…

BLOCK THE BOAT Carrying Walmart Garments from Bangladesh Factory

12/16/2012

Update: press release here. From OccupyWallSt.org: On November 25th, 112 workers burned to death in a factory fire in Bangladesh…