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April 30th, 2013

Just a few days before the Rana Plaza collapse, The Real News spoke to Bangladeshi factory workers and their advocates as they toured the United States to pressure Western companies like Walmart to fully fund independent oversight to create safer conditions for workers. Activists held a mock funeral for the victims of the Tazreen factory fire at the apartment of Walmart’s Board of Directors member, Michelle Burns. This is Maritza Silva-Farrell, senior organizer of The Alliance for a Greater New York, speaking to The Real News, a few days before the Rana fire collapse.

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