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October 31 2014

surveyork
08:29
Uzbekistan, located in Central Asia, is one of the largest exporters of cotton in the world. For decades, the government of Uzbekistan, under President Islam Karimov, has forced adults and children as young as 10 to pick cotton under appalling conditions each harvest season. Provincial government offices order schoolteachers to close schools and enforce quotas in the cotton fields. The local authorities send government and private business employees to pick cotton, in order to meet cotton production quotas. The Uzbek government combines these orders with threats, detains and tortures Uzbek activists seeking to monitor the situation, and refuses to allow international monitors into the country.

April 27 2013

surveyork
21:18
Oct. 2, 2012 — A study published this week by Washington State University research professor Charles Benbrook finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops -- cotton, soybeans and corn -- has actually increased.

August 16 2012

surveyork
20:12
Together we can send a message to Zara that they should be one of the brands rejecting child slavery in their clothes. Will you call on Zara to join the boycott to get child slavery out of our clothes? When we get to 100,000 signatures, we’ll deliver the petition to the CEO, Pablo Isla, at their headquarters in A Coruña, Spain.
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