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Burned factory made clothes for Wal-Mart

Posted: November 27, 2012 at 5:13 a.m.

Bangladeshi firefighters and workers try to douse a fire at a garment factory Monday in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The garment factory in Bangladesh where a weekend fire killed at least 112 people had been making clothes for Wal-Mart without the giant U.S. retailer’s knowledge, Wal-Mart said Monday.

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As dreadful as this fire may be, the author and Kalpona Akter's attempt to blame Walmart and others is ridiculous. I don't agree with a lot of Walmart's policies, but Ms. Akter's attempt to assign responsibility to Walmart is like blaming American drivers for the BP Oil spill in the gulf a while back. After all, we use BP's gasoline in our cars so it must be our fault; ridiculous.

Is there any wonder why "reporters" are not thought more highly of today? They write like they've never heard the word unbiased let alone understand what it means.

Posted by: ZeroGee

November 27, 2012 at 6:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

American Corporations should take some responsibility for the conditions of the factories that manufacture the cheap goods they sell in the US. Companies, like Walmart, should insist on regulations that protect workers and they have the power to do so.. In this case they are part of the problem.

Posted by: Sandyjobob

November 27, 2012 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How is Wal-Mart part of the problem? They dropped the factory for failing to meet standards. Some people either don't read entire articles or are just quick to bad moth Wal-Mart... the largest non-governmental employer in the world not to mention key backer of widespread philanthropy.

Posted by: Tankersley101

November 27, 2012 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

You cant convince me that Wal-Mart did not have any idea that this factory was not a supplier whether directly or as a sub-contractor.

Posted by: mike1153

November 27, 2012 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Maybe Wal-Mart can now buy clothing from another third world country with their slave labor and do like the US Military. Don't ask, don't tell. Unions, where are you when you are really needed? Putting Hostess out of business?

Posted by: JailBird

November 27, 2012 at 4:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Moneymyst,

DADT has been gone for a while now.

Posted by: Tankersley101

November 27, 2012 at 8:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )