Radical left-wing magazine Red Pepper claims to have exclusively
uncovered a second scandal in the Make Poverty History wristbands saga.
It was revealed last month that more than a million of the ultra-trendy accessories had been sourced from Chinese sweatshops.
Red Pepper says the latest special edition bands are are also ethically
suspect because they are branded with the logos of companies known to
have bad human rights records in the Third World.
The story appears in this month’s edition of the magazine.
Pepper’s associate editor, Stuart Hodkinson, said: “These revelations
come as little surprise. For the past six months, some of the UK’s
leading development and environmental NGOs have been privately
expressing their unease about a campaign high on celebrity octane but
low on radical politics.
“Red Pepper will be publishing more revelations in our July special G8 edition,” he added.