Tag Archive | "Slave Labor"

What Are You Wearing Right Now?

Uh, it’s not a come on…seriously. If it’s a casual day, and you are just lounging around your house or walking the streets, just curious if your clothes carry a Gap or Old Navy label. Yeah, you know what’s coming — blood, sweat and tears put that on your back.

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The Price of Cheap: Slave Labor, No Jobs

Cheap. Low prices. Bargains. It’s the American way of recent decades–a promise we’ve been given by everyone from politicians to corporate marketing campaigns. And most people find it hard to see the devastating cost to us as a society. But, sometimes things happen at once that can give a very clear picture, if you look. For your consideration.

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Wal-Mart Slaves And The Sham of Trade “Enforcement”

   Reaching back all the way to NAFTA (oh, so ancient history…1993), there has been a complete lie and sham underlying virtually every trade deal post-NAFTA–don’t worry, so-called "free trade" advocates tell us (including free trade zealots Bill Clinton and Robert Reich) about these deals…we will put in place "labor protections" to make sure workers […]

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Wal-Mart Whitewashing

We have an affliction that really undermines a decent society. It’s a tendency to want to ignore inconvenient facts, either explicitly or because we are encouraged to look quite narrowly and myopically at a problem. Which brings me to Wal-Mart’s new attempt to whitewash its practices, using the First Lady as a prop.   We […]

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The Chinese Century: China Straddles The Planet

   I found this article in the Financial Times quite interesting: Coming out of the crisis, China wants to forge a new phase of globalisation where many of the roads – financial, commercial and perhaps eventually political – converge on Beijing.  China is not seeking a rupture with the international economic system (although some foreign […]

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IPhone Worker Abuse?

   Yours truly is the new owner of an IPhone but this is not a discussion of the pros and cons of the device (the jury is still out). But, the cool company has got some issues about the treatment of its workers: The Cupertino, Calif., company, in a report posted to its Web site, […]

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Is Your Valentine Gem Killing Children

This is a fact of life: a large number of people in the world enjoy all sorts of luxuries because of the horrendous conditions that tens of millions of workers endure–slave wages, dangerous workplaces and physically-abusive employers. This is a small slice of that fact–and you can do something about it.   The National Labor […]

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The Super Bowl Commercial Peyton Manning Should Do

   There has been a lot of controversy about the pro-life television commercial that Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will appear in during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Here is one Peyton Manning should do–thank to our friends at the National Labor Committee: NFL jerseys have been sewn under illegal sweatshop conditions at the Chi Fung factory in […]

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