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Boohoo paying its factory workers below the minimum wage in Pakistan

The fast fashion industry has a penance for utilizing cheap labor from countries located in the Global South. Most recently, Boohoo has been caught paying its workers in Pakistan as little to 29 pence per hour.  In Faisalabad, Pakistan, workers at two factories claimed they were being paid around 10,000 PKR  (~$50) a month, which is below the Pakistani minimum …


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The use of forced Uyghur labor in cotton production

In occupied East Turkestan (known formally as Xinjiang in China), more than half a million Uyghur and other Turkic minorities have been forced to pick cotton. The region produces more than 20% of the world’s cotton and 84% of China’s cotton. The International Criminal Court has said it does not have the jurisdiction to investigate the allegations of human rights …


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Thousands of farmers protest new laws in India

Thousands of Indian farmers are protesting the deregulation of agricultural markets. Protests started in late November 2020 and have continued to today. Protesters have been demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi roll back laws that are attempting to overhaul food grain procurement and pricing rules by allowing private companies to access the agricultural era. The farmers are thus protesting the …