Category Archives: Claudio D’Amato

Sweatshop resistance and transnational activism: the success story of Villa Altagracia

Introduction  Last month, two textile workers from the Dominican Republic addressed Virginia Tech’s chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) and lobbied the university’s administration to support fair trade practices in Latin American apparel factories.1 Their employer, Alta Gracia Fair … Continue reading

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“Performative slacktivism: ‘Saving’ the world with Facebook likes”

  “Mother of Sick Child Finally Receives Vital Facebook Likes Needed for Operation.” [1] A photograph of a young woman receiving a box of the famous social network “thumbs up” signs accompanied this fictitious headline in an online satirical publication. … Continue reading

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