Triangle // A Call for Remembrance, A Call for Action

Let this 100th anniversary of Triangle be both a call for remembrance and a call to action.

This is the most necessary social movement of our generation (Charles Kernaghan, NLC)

This important documentary from the National Labor Committee connects the fire of 1911 to the Hameem group factory fire in Bangladesh that took place just a few short months ago.

In 2010 alone, nearly 50 Bangladeshi garment workers lost their lives in factory fires. While the labour movement in America grew in large part from the Triangle fire, the situation for these workers in Bangladesh has not changed— in fact it is worse.

Join our campaign to raise awareness. That no worker—under any circumstance, in any country—find themselves trapped without an exit (literally or figuratively) is not too much to ask of our global economy.

Further Reading //#Bangladesh

Bangladesh // The Details (July 29, 2010)

SA Visual Lab // The Bangladesh Project (July 22, 2010)

Bangladeshi garment workers fight for their rights, will you? (July 14, 2010)

Mary Hanlon

Mary is the founder, editor and lead contributor at Social Alterations. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, where she researches responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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