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The Grim Truth of Chinese Factories Producing the West’s Christmas Toys

Gethin Chamberlain reports for The Observer:

[…] An investigation with the US-based NGO China Labor Watch reveals that toys including Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine and Hot Wheels were made by staff earning as little as 86p an hour. 125 more words

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61chrissterry reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:

The consumers in the West wish for products at a reasonable cost, but give no thought regarding their manufacture, for if they did, they would realise the wages the workers received. Investigations such as these by NGO China Labor Watch bring this information to the attention of Western consumers together with descriptions relating to the working conditions and the hours worked. We in the West could do more to stop these practices by boycotting the products, this would show these workers that we do care. However, this could mean instead of improving their conditions the employers could just stop production, which would then mean the workers would lose the pittance that they now receive. So, alternately, we could make a combined effort to bring these practices to the attention of the ruling authorities in a way that they will have to take action.

The Grim Truth of Chinese Factories Producing the West’s Christmas Toys

Gethin Chamberlain reports for The Observer:

[…] An investigation with the US-based NGO China Labor Watch reveals that toys including Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine and Hot Wheels were made by staff earning as little as 86p an hour. 125 more words

Corporations

"Privatization"

When you hear the word “privatize” what that means is that politicians want to give their corporate buddies permission to use your tax money for stock market speculation and for their own personal profit. 99 more words

Supporters Don’t Really Care If Trump Drains The Swamp

Vera Bergengruen reports for McClatchy:

As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington. Now that he’s been elected and is embracing part of that very establishment, Democrats and many in the media are slamming him as a typical politician who abandoned a principle as soon as it suited him. 113 more words

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