Posts Tagged ‘Sweatshops’

Go Die in a Fire

101 years ago, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire horrified a nation; the initial shock of seeing young women leap to their deaths from the inferno was quickly eclipsed by the exposure of the deadly conditions under which they worked; blocked and locked exits, lack of fire escapes, buildup of flammable material, and dangerous machinery all pointed [...]

Where Have You Gone, Little Beirut?

Admittedly, the Oregonlive comments section isn’t the best place to gauge overall public opinion, since righties have much more spare time than the rest of us, but I admit I was a bit embarrassed to read how many Oregonian readers think Phil Knight is the best thing since sliced bread, and how dumb they are. [...]