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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
                                    National Edition
             Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
                                  *******
Walmart & Disney Refuse Responsibility For Worker Compensation
In Bangladesh Fire Where Death Toll Soared to More than 121 And
Where Labor Organizers Are Tortured and Disappeared
With
Kalpona Akter, Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity

Kalpona Akter, a garment worker since she was 12 years old, faces myriad
criminal charges for organizing for labor rights in the garment industry and
while she mourns brother  labor activists who have been tortured, and others
who have been assassinated she is unrelenting in her organizing against the
conditions that led to the deaths & critical injuries of hundreds of
 Bangladeshi garment workers recently.  Akter discusses the safety risks, poverty wages, abusive treatment, unsafe conditions faced by workers who sew the clothes
we wear, along with the  government’s campaign of terror against labor rights
activists.  Akter places squarely before us the question of why Bangladeshi
 workers have to die sewing cheap clothing while the brands Walmart, H&M,
Gap and Disney make millions and avoid  responsibility and compensating
the victims of the terrifying blaze for the conditions that resulted in the fiery
deaths.    
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                          KGHI, Westport, WA
                          KSVR, Mount Vernon, WA
                          WAZU, Peoria, Illinois
                          KMEC, Ukiah, CA
                          KOWA, Olympia Washington .        
                          WHUS, Storrs, CT
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                          WPVM - MAIN-FM  Asheville, NC
                          WERU Blue Hill and Bangor, Maine
                          WGOT -  Gainesville, Florida.
                          WUOW - Oneonta, N.Y.
                          WWUH, - West Hartford, CT
                          WVJW- Benwood, WV                  
                          KRFP, Moscow, ID
                          KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA            
                          KSOW,Cottage Grove, Oregon  
                          WKNH ,Keene, NH
                          CKDU, Halifax, N.S., Canada      
                          WRPI, Troy, New York                  
                          WNRB, Wausau, WI                            
                          KGIG, Modesta, California                
                          East Hill Radio, Snoqualmie, WA
                          KSKQ, Ashland, Oregon
                          KWMD, Kasiloff-Anchorage, Alaska
                          WPRR, Grand Rapids, Michigan

                          as well as internet stations:

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                         WTF Radio, Bodega Bay CA
                         CPR Metro, NYC
                         Radio Free Radical
                         Radio Free Kansas
                         Radio Veronica, West Point, PA
                         Catalystradio.org,  U.K.
                         WXXE
                         Seattle Radical Radio                  
                         Radio for Peace International
                         Labourstart                      
                         AmericanFM.org
                         Grateful Dread Public Radio
                         Detour Network, Knoxville, TN
                         KDX Radio, Homeland, North American
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