GAP losing $$$ — ¡We’re doing it!

GAP --the Largest Clothing Retailer in the US & 2nd Largest in the
World--just announced a $178.8 MILLION DOLLAR LOSS this quarter (note
Nordstrom and Kohl's posted gains, so it's not just the economy). Profits
have been steadily dropping for two years now, but until this quarter, Gap
Inc had always made a profit. This is their FIRST LOSS since the launching
of the Consumer Pressure Campaign in November 1998, and it's HUGE (~$400
Million down from last year). This means that a Redwood Wildlife Preserve
and a Living Wage for all Gap contract workers could be imminent!!! IT'S UP
TO US!!!

>THE PRESSUE IS ON!!! Not only is Gap Inc in serious financial trouble, but
they just lost a motion to dismiss the CLASS-ACTION SUIT against them for
SWEATSHOP ABUSES on Saipan: A U.S. District Court Judge held that the
allegations, if proven at trial, were sufficient to establish liability of
both the factories and retailers for engaging in a "conspiracy" to use
peonage labor in violation of racketeering laws. On top of this, Rainforest
Action Network is circulating an environmental sign-on letter denouncing the
phony "green label" certification that the Fishers--the San Francisco family
who controls Gap Inc--bought last fall to take the heat off their REDWOOD
FOREST DESTRUCTION in Northern California (over a quarter of a million
acres).

>THE TIME IS NOW!!! Our Message Must Be Loud & Clear: Fishers, You Can
Change the Tide of Public Opinion Only by Changing Your Policies in Forest
and Factory: MAKE THE FOREST A WILDLIFE PRESERVE!!! PAY YOUR WORKERS A
LIVING WAGE!!! SETTLE THE SAIPAN SUIT!

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