Friday, May 24, 2013

Injustice has a long memory

One month after the collapse of Rana Plaza this woman is holding a photo of her missing daughter at a graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh where 290 “unclaimed” bodies were buried after DNA samples were taken. Her grief must be overwhelming since she doesn’t know what happened to her beloved daughter.

The catastrophe, recognized as the worst tragedy in the history of the garment sweatshop industry, caused the deaths of 1,127 people. This photo should be used as evidence in a courtroom prosecuting all the nattily dressed, manicured criminals involved in maintaining sweatshops. But we don’t live in a fair world. There’s no statute of limitations for murder however & injustice has a long memory. As we collaborate with our brothers & sisters around the world to end the sweatshop production system keep this woman & her daughter in mind. The necessary prosecutions may well yet come.

(Photo by A.M. Ahad/AP)

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