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  • The Pope and Godless Capitalism (Globalism)

    05/11/2013 4:18:13 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "This is called slave labor," said Pope Francis. The Holy Father was referring to the $40 a month paid to apparel workers at that eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that collapsed on top of them, killing more than 400. "Not paying a just wage ... focusing exclusively on the balance books, on financial statements, only looking at personal profit. That goes against God!" The pope is describing the dark side of globalism Why is Bangladesh, after China, the second-largest producer of apparel in the world? Why are there 4,000 garment factories in that impoverished country which, a few decades ago,...
  • Vatican takes legal action against clothing company over Pope ad

    11/17/2011 1:20:50 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    cna ^ | November 17, 2011 | David Kerr
    Fr. Federico Lombardi Vatican City, Nov 17, 2011 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican will take legal action against Italian clothing company Benetton to prevent the circulation of an ad featuring Pope Benedict XVI kissing a Muslim imam. The move on Nov. 17 comes a day after Benetton hastily withdrew the image from a new advertising campaign following protests from both religions.   “The Secretariat of State has authorized its lawyers to initiate actions, in Italy and elsewhere, to prevent the circulation, via the mass media and in other ways, of a photomontage used in a Benetton advertising campaign...
  • Obama kisses Chavez in new Benetton ad

    11/16/2011 5:23:10 PM PST · by GR_Jr. · 42 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 11-16-11 | Maura Judkis
    Benetton returns to its controversial marketing roots with a new campaign that features President Obama and other world leaders engaging in a kiss. In two separate ads, Obama is seen kissing Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and Chinese President Hu Jintao. The Unhate Foundation, founded by the Italian clothing company, is an advocacy group for tolerance. The controversial ad campaign is an attempt for Benetton to regain its status from the “United Colors” ads that regularly shocked viewers with subjects that had nothing to do with clothing: A priest kissing a nun, a man dying of AIDS, a just-born baby with...
  • PETA stripping outside Benetton to protest shearing

    Naked protesters are expected to rally outside the Stockton Street Benetton store at noon today to protest the company's use of Australian wool. The activists, from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, are on a world tour to decry Australian farmers' practice of mulesing, in which chunks of flesh are sheared from the hind area of unanesthetized sheep to prevent maggot infestation. Also at issue is the practice of exporting sheep by cramming so many animals into a vessel that thousands of them die, said campaign coordinator Matt Rice. The protesters' bodies will be painted in bright colors, a...
  • At last, power-crazy bullies get the blasts they deserve

    12/18/2004 2:34:25 PM PST · by Piefloater · 32 replies · 1,120+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | December 19, 2004 | Miranda Devine
    After years of cowardly pandering to environmental and animal rights activists, at last industry is fighting back. Groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Wilderness Society have long been getting away with twisting the truth and using questionable methods to push their agendas. Many other groups have become power-crazy bullies using a compliant media to expand their influence. But last week, in a twin blow for fairness, the Tasmanian timber company Gunns Ltd filed suit against 20 activists, alleging they have told lies and sabotaged the company; and Italian clothing giant Benetton refused to...

    03/13/2003 10:46:10 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 128 replies · 515+ views ^ | March 13, 2003 | Mary Starrett
    Fashion designers from New York to Milan have filled the runways in recent weeks with all the latest Spring looks. Hemlines are up, heel heights are down and pink is all the rage. But regardless of what you think of this season's haute couture you should be made aware of a trend that's catching on... it could make you think twice before buying new clothes. Tiny specks capable of tracking virtually every single item are now being imbedded by manufacturers. This Orwellian technology, called RFID (radio frequency ID) will now be used by Italian clothing designer Benetton in the form...
  • Benetton to track clothing with ID chips (radio frequency identification ID chips)

    03/11/2003 6:44:44 PM PST · by FreeSpeechZone · 10 replies · 498+ views
    CNET ^ | March 11, 2003, | Richard Shim
    Benetton to track clothing with ID chips Retail clothing chain Benetton will soon add technology to its garments that allows for real-time tracking of its inventory. Philips Semiconductor on Tuesday announced that it has provided partners with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips that they'll use in efforts to improve Benetton's supply-chain management system. What this means is that a box containing clothes of varying styles, colors and sizes can be scanned, and the information can be uploaded to Benetton's inventory tracking system instead of having to be checked in one piece at a time. The process could be faster, more...