01 December 09
Dr Tim Connor
As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the inspiring history of the anti-sweatshop movement and celebrate the achievements of international solidarity: most recently a win for Honduran workers and committed student activism. Over in Asia, thousands of resourceful workers are demanding their rights from the lingerie giant Triumph. Meanwhile, as thousands negotiate greenhouse emissions targets in Denmark, environmentalists have linked sportsshoes with deforestation in Brazil. But here’s a link you will welcome: visit Oxfam Unwrapped to give garment workers something to celebrate this festive season.