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Missing the Dark Satanic Mills

Deborah Cohen New York Review of Books
After three centuries, giant factories remain sites not only of production for use but of exploitation, class warfare and environmental degradation. The book author writes of how the factory still effects our dreams and nightmares.

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Indonesia's Textile Workers Face a Tough Battle for Severance Pay

Laura Villadiego Equal Times
Big brands have refused for decades to take responsibility for the payment of workers’ settlements when their suppliers close, even though they are often directly responsible for the sustainability of the factories.

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