TV: Sweatshops are good for you?

Submitted by Anon on 2 October, 2003 - 9:55

Tim Cooper

Channel 4's documentary Globalisation is Good (20 September) certainly lived up to its billing as "controversial" . In fact it could easily have been called "Sweatshops are Good".
For instance, the film showed a Nike factory in Vietnam where the boss and some carefully chosen workers said that they thought Nike was a brilliant employer (loans, sports facilities, clean factory, high wages, etc.).

The film cut to "anti-globalisation" protests in which No Sweat banners featured heavily, with a commentary which claimed that "this boycott movement" would stop production going to Vietnam.

We were invited at the end of the programme to "make our views known". Go to and protest!

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