We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
This horror is just over a hundred years after the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York City started us on the road to safer factory conditions in this country. But in Bangladesh (and many other countries) the crime goes on. You can bet this clothing factory was not making garments for the Bangladeshi, but for Americans and other westerners who deal in these misbegotten goods. When will it end?