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Thu Mar 2 2006
Students Strip for Sweat-Free UC
March 1st Anti-Sweatshop Actions at 6 UCs
Stripping down to their skivvies, students at UC schools protested sweatshop-made UC collegiate apparel. Bearing the slogan: “We tried to find sweat-free clothes in our bookstore and this is what we came out with” (i.e. nothing), students highlighted the widespread practice of producing collegiate apparel in factories with poor labor standards.

A few dozen spirited students turned out at UC Santa Cruz (imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2, imc_audio.gif Audio), more than 50 at Berkeley and another 50 at San Diego (imc_photo.gif SDIMC Story, Photos, Videos). Protests were reportedly held at Santa Barbara, Irvine and Riverside as well. Regardless of the school, few clothes were to be seen. (protest announcement)

see also: UCSC Students Expose the Naked Truth of UC’s Use of Sweatshops

previous coverage: UCSC students fight for sweatshop free apparel || Creative Activism Raises Issues at Denton's Investiture Friday || Students and Workers Demand a Sweat-Free UC
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