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The photographs that shamed America: Harrowing images of child labourers that show children as young as three forced to do back-breaking work in fields, factories and mines

The photographs that shamed America: Harrowing images of child labourers that show children as young as three forced to do back-breaking work in fields, factories and mines | soc move | Scoop.it
Lewis Hine's images of youngsters working in sweatshops, cotton fields, factories and farms at the beginning of the 20th Century helped the National Child Labor Committee press for new legislation to protect children.

Via John Arthur
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The photographs that shamed America: Harrowing images of child labourers that show children as young as three forced to do back-breaking work in fields, factories and mines

The photographs that shamed America: Harrowing images of child labourers that show children as young as three forced to do back-breaking work in fields, factories and mines | soc move | Scoop.it
Lewis Hine's images of youngsters working in sweatshops, cotton fields, factories and farms at the beginning of the 20th Century helped the National Child Labor Committee press for new legislation to protect children.

Via John Arthur
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Love this article about one of my favorite activists.

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Zara hit by slave labour allegations

Zara hit by slave labour allegations | soc move | Scoop.it
HIGH Street fashion chain Zara is under investigation over the use of sweatshops and child labour, it was revealed last night.

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This this for an example of a contemporary sweatshop.

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Webgrrl's curator insight, April 9, 2013 5:03 AM

Mostly Bolivian labourers, including children, were made to work up to 16-hour days without breaks and were prevented from leaving the factories without permission, according to investigators.