Saturday, June 15, 2013

Compensation of US $12 for the loss of two legs

The legacy of sweatshop production: this young woman named Pakhi is a survivor of the garment factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh on April 24th. She lost both legs & suffered unimaginable psychological trauma. Her future is uncertain, to say the least, since there are no government social security benefits for the disabled. Thousands of survivors lined up on a recent morning when the British retailer Primark handed out US $12 to each survivor. Chump change & an insult when a pair of their underwear costs $17 on e-Bay.

(Photo by Abir Abdullah/EPA)

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