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JUN 06, 2014 - Huffington Post

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This Garment Worker Fashion Show Shines A Light On The Ugly Reality Behind Beautiful Clothing

This past January saw violent crackdowns on garment worker protests in Cambodia. Police shot into a crowd near Phnom Penh, killing three and injuring others, according to the BBC. It was a brutal response to what, by the standards of a country that buys the products of those garment worker's labor, is a relatively paltry request: An increase in the minimum wage to $160 monthly. A performance art reenactment of the police response. Much of the coverage in the months since has focused solely on the actions of the police, without taking a moment to recognize the garment workers who led the ... Read More

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