Bangladesh catastrophe and the sweatshop industry

| May 10, 2013


Artist: Redeye Collective
Title: Bangladesh catastrophe and the sweatshop industry
Album: Redeye: Vancouver Cooperative Radio
Year: 2013
Genre: Interview
Length: 0:16:12 minutes (14.84 MB)
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

Bangladesh catastrophe and the sweatshop industry

Over a thousand workers died in the recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh. We speak with labour activist David Bacon about the historical context of the sweatshop industry. Bacon is an independent writer and photographer whose work has centered on the lives and struggles of working people. He speaks with Redeye host Mordecai Briemberg.

Redeye is a three-hour live radio show produced by a collective based in Vancouver, B.C.  If you live in the Vancouver area and are interested in working in alternative media, we’d love to hear from you. You don't need to know anything about radio production - we provide lots of training and support. To find out more about the people behind this podcast, check out our website. And if you'd like to come down to the station and meet us, contact us at redeye(at)coopradio(dot)org.



We welcome your comments! embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:


  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.


  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.