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Stop SOPA & PIPA
Priscilla Jade Lingerie Fashion Show
Limited Brands Challenges Child Labor Claims
Limited Brands Challenges Child Labor Claims
The International Lingerie Fashion Show
Shirley of Hollywood Releases 2012 Big Book, Upgrades Website
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February 1, 2012
SOPA & PIPA
On January 18, 2012, Wikipedia along with an estimated 7000 other smaller websites blacked out in protest of two bills in the United States House of Representatives and US Senate. SOPA, "Stop Online Piracy Act" and PIPA "Protect IP Act" are efforts to stop copyright infringement
committed by foreign web sites. But the way these two bills are worded they actually infringe free expression on the internet. If these bills are passed, the
government can shut down many of our websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube along with other social networking sites.
Directly from Wikipedia's website:
Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge
For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more.
From Google's website:
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.
Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.
The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.
Over seven million people signed petitions against the bills. The bills have been postponed, but not dropped. Please let congress know how you feel by signing a letter urging them to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late. You can go to
and fill out the form. Or you can contact your local representative and tell them you oppose SOPA and PIPA along with any
Tia Lyn's NY Fashion Show with beautiful models of ALL SIZES!
to Hurt US
Dry conditions in some US states are set to hit the country's organic cotton harvests, according to research carried out by the
Organic Trade Association.
The study, which was funded by Cotton Incorporated, found that while 2011 saw the largest number of acres planted since 1999,
harvested acres and bales are expected to be down by 39% and 45%, respectively,
due to a drought in the Southern Plains.
The extremely dry conditions in Texas have forced farmers to abandon more than 65% of their planted crop in 2011.
The survey, released January 26, showed that planted acres were up 36% to reach 11,827 acres in 2010, while bales harvested
were up nearly 24%. In 2010, US producers harvested 11,262 acres of organic cotton,
representing 95% of their planted acres and yielding some 13,279 bales.
A modest acreage gain is forecast for 2012, bringing plantings of organic cotton to 16,406 acres. Another 2% net gain is in the
five-year forecast, bringing the total to 16,716 acres.
Opportunities for expansion exist in nascent organic cotton growing regions such as North Carolina, which harvested its first
crop of organic cotton in 2011.
Survey respondents said the cost per acre to grow organic cotton ranged from US$350 to $650, with an average cost per acre of
$440. Most reported receiving $1.50 per pound for organic cotton, with prices
ranging from as high as $2.40 for organic Pima cotton to a low of $1.35 for one organic upland producer.
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Priscilla Jade Lingerie
by Luis Paredes
Priscilla Jade Lingerie will hold her first NY Fashion Show this coming
February 14, 2012 at Lucky Strike (660 West 42nd Street) in New York City.
Titled, AVM – Anti-Valentines Massacre will be hosted by Devorah Rose in NYC and the fashion show will benefit the Seven Star Animal
Sanctuary. This event is also a great preview for everyone that wants to see Priscilla Jade Lingerie in person the upcoming Lingerie Designer
Showcase later in February.
Tickets are $35 for the AVM Fashion Show and can be purchased here – http://antivalentinesmassacre-efbevent.eventbrite.com/
To see more of Priscilla Jade visit her website at
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Gas Restored to Textile
Pakistan's government is to restore gas supplies to the textile industry in the province of Punjab after a one-month hiatus.
According to a notification issued by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
(SNGPL), from the beginning of this week gas will be supplied to the textile industry for two days a week on a rotation basis.
Authorities disconnected the gas supply to the region's textile
industry just before Christmas, resulting in widespread protests and rallies by factory owners and workers. The All Pakistan Textile Mills
Association (APTMA) later vowed to defy the government's gas cut policy.
Gohar Ejaz, former chairman of APTMA, says that over 70% of the textile and clothing industry is located in Punjab province and over 10m people
depend on it for work. The prolonged gas suspension has badly affected the sector's daily-wage workers, he adds.
APTMA's Punjab region chairman Ahsan Bashir claims the industry has already lost US$2bn in exports during the first half of the current
fiscal year and it is likely to suffer more if energy supplies to the industry are not improved.
The government, meanwhile, says the industries will receive gas for three days a week once the cold weather in the northern part of the
country ends next month.
model wearing Fetisso Latex at The
International Lingerie Fashion Show,
The Rio Hotel, September 2011
Photo by Jerome Hamilton
Limited Brands Challenges
Child Labor Claims
US retailer Limited Brands and certification body Fairtrade
International have challenged a series of allegations that claim child labor is used on farms in Burkina Faso that grow Fairtrade organic
cotton used in Victoria's Secret garments.
The latest statements follow a Bloomberg report at the end of last
year, which described the life of a 13-year-old girl who was beaten by the farmer she works for on a cotton field in Burkina Faso. The cotton
picked by the girl went to factories in other countries where it was made into Victoria's Secret underwear, the report said.
However, Limited Brands says Clarisse Kambire, the "young girl" who was at the center
of the article, is 21 years old. Also, the retailer claims Kambire does not live or work on a registered organic farm in
Burkina Faso, but instead works on a vegetable farm.
Additionally, Victorien Kamboule, who was reported to be an organic cotton farmer in the report, does not grow cotton, according to the
records of the UNPCB, which registers all cotton farms in Burkina Faso.
This is backed up by COCERT, a French certification organization that inspects and monitors organic agricultural production. Kamboule grows
Fairtrade International has endorsed the claims made by Limited Brands, adding that it
traveled with leading UNPCB officials to the village of Benvar in Burkina Faso, where it met with Fairtrade cotton producers
and children and families identified in the Bloomberg article.
Fairtrade also said it strongly recommends that media adopt child protection methods and a rights-based approach in relation to
those they identify as being under the age of 18. Identifying a young person by their first and last names, on issues of grave human rights concern,
may put them at "extreme risk" it warned.
Bloomberg, however, has stood by its claims and reported that US investigators are conducting a preliminary inquiry into forced child
labor used in the program.
Bloomberg reported that the birth certificate which cites Kambire's age as 21 is actually the birth certificate of a deceased older sister. It
said that Clarisse Kambire adopted the name after her sibling died more than a decade ago.
According to Bloomberg, the government's preliminary inquiry is being carried out by the ICE Homeland Security Investigations division, which
is part of the Department of Homeland security. It is responsible for enforcing the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, a law which bans the import of
goods manufactured by forced labor.
Bloomberg also said that under regulations separate from those being examined by homeland security, the US Department of
Labor had determined the problem of forced child labor in Burkina Faso's cotton sector was serious enough to ban the
fiber from the federal government's procurement system.
A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist. "I want a tooth pulled, and I don't want
Novocain because I'm in a big hurry," the woman said. "Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we'll be on our way."
The dentist was quite impressed. "You're certainly a courageous woman," he said. "Which tooth is it?"
The woman turned to her husband and said, "Show him your tooth, dear."
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