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  • ‘At least 160 children died digging tunnels for Hamas’

    07/28/2014 10:28:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/28/2014 11:10 | JPost.com Staff
    Hamas used children to help them dig numerous tunnels into Israel and Egypt, a 2012 paper written for the Journal of Palestine Studies reported. […] In December 2011, the paper’s author, Nicolas Pelham, accompanied a police patrol in Gaza and reported that “nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies.” He continued and said that “at least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials.” …
  • Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms (Soros HRW report)

    05/14/2014 11:38:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 14, 2014 1:46 PM EDT
    An international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms. A report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch claims that children as young as 7 are sometimes working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous conditions. Most of what the group documented is legal, but it wants cigarette makers to push for safety on farms from which they buy tobacco. Human Rights Watch details findings from interviews with more than 140 children working on farms in North Carolina, Kentucky,...
  • Maine’s governor wants to make it easier for children to work

    01/11/2014 6:41:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 8 at 10:41 am | Niraj Chokshi
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Tuesday that state regulations governing child labor are hurting the state’s economy, according to the Portland Press Herald. “We don’t allow children to work until they’re 16, but two years later, when they’re 18, they can go to war and fight for us,” LePage said at an agricultural trade show, according to the paper. “That’s causing damage to our economy. I started working far earlier than that, and it didn’t hurt me at all. There is nothing wrong with being a paperboy at 12 years old, or at a store sorting bottles at 12...
  • Bring Back Child Labor (You can’t give your children real self-esteem. They have to work for it)

    09/04/2012 7:44:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/31/2012 | Lee Habeeb
    It was time for our beach trip, the one I take with my wife and daughter every summer. On a beautiful early morning a month ago, we packed the family car (okay, my wife packed it) and headed from our home in Oxford, Miss., to Florida’s Gulf Coast for a week of fun and sun. Some call it the Redneck Riviera. This Jersey transplant and his Mississippi girls call it paradise. It’s the same Gulf Coast, by the way, that the media predicted — even seemed to hope — would be flooded with crude oil and destroyed as a result...
  • Labor Department statement on withdrawal of proposed rule...update.

    04/27/2012 8:10:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    United States Dept of Labor ^ | April 26, 2012 | Gov.
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of a proposed rule dealing with children who work in agricultural vocations: "The Obama administration is firmly committed to promoting family farmers and respecting the rural way of life, especially the role that parents and other family members play in passing those traditions down through the generations. The Obama administration is also deeply committed to listening and responding to what Americans across the country have to say about proposed rules and regulations. "As a result, the Department of Labor is announcing today the withdrawal of...
  • Obama’s Attacks on the Family Farm Come Straight From Marxist Handbook

    04/26/2012 8:09:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama is attacking the family farm – an American tradition. The administration’s Department of Labor implemented new regulations to restrict children from working on the family farm. This is despite the fact that farm accidents and injuries have decreased over the past several years. For generations children and adults have worked together on the family farm. Those days are over. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) introduced the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, to prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from enacting its controversial proposed restrictions that would ban children from working on family farms. Recently, Senator...
  • Taking Liberties: Local farms in fight to stop growing regulation

    04/26/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 23 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published April 26, 2012 | By Douglas Kennedy
    Marlene Stasinos believes the best food is local food. “It’s more healthy. It’s less processed,” she says as she walks from her farm stand toward her home in Haverhill, Mass. “It’s just better for you when you eat it.” Stasinos’ family has been farming in and around Haverhill for three generations, but she says backyard farming is under attack.
  • Washington Elitists Want To Take Over The Family Farm

    04/26/2012 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 26, 2012
    Regulation: For centuries, children have played an indispensable role in family farms. Their efforts have been and still are often essential to survival. But the nanny state wants to outlaw their contributions. What do the Labor Department bureaucrats in urban, elitist Washington who are writing the rule that would prohibit children under 18 from working on farms know about farm culture? How familiar are they with agricultural society and its age-old traditions and its timeless demands? Who are they to interfere with a way of life that has been the backbone of America? None of that matters to the busybodies...
  • Labor dept. backs off rule to limit farm work by kids

    04/26/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 112 replies
    MN Public Radio ^ | Jon Collins, Minnesota Public Radio
    The U.S. Department of Labor is withdrawing a rule that would have limited the sorts of work that children can do on farms.
  • Labor Dept. withdraws farm child labor rule one day after Daily Caller report goes viral

    04/26/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/26/12 | Paul Conner
    Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, and following a report by The Daily Caller, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied child labor laws to family farms. Critics complained that the regulation would have drastically changed the extent to which children could work on farms owned by family members. The U.S. Department of Labor cited public outcry as the reason for withdrawing the rule. “The decision to withdraw this rule — including provisions to define the ‘parental exemption’ — was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Newt Gingrich 'Should Read a History Book'

    Rosie O'Donnell, possibly one of the most uninformed people to ever be given a television program, actually ridiculed the intellectual capacity of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich Thursday. Appearing with fellow brainiac Joy Behar on the HLN program thankfully in its final shows, O'Donnell called the former Speaker of the House a "joke" saying, "Perhaps he should read a history book" JOY BEHAR, HOST: Yes, but I mean, what about Newt's plan to drop the child labor laws and put kids to work as janitors? ROSIE O'DONNELL: Yes. BEHAR: I mean, where does he come up with this crap? O'DONNELL:...
  • Federal rewrite of labor laws causing a flap down on the farm (Feds, Feds, Feds, Feds..Feds, Feds..)

    12/06/2011 12:25:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2011 | Andrea Billups
    LANSING, Mich. — Sparking outrage across the country’s rural heartland, the Obama administration is proposing rules to curb the ability of children on farms to engage in “corn sex” for pay. Farmers call it corn detasseling, a time-honored but physically demanding chore designed to promote cross-pollination in the field. For decades it has been a way for teens to earn extra spending money — and forge some good-natured field hand camaraderie — for a few weeks each summer. The Obama administration is considering revisions to federal agricultural work rules that effectively would bar teens younger than 16 from engaging in...
  • Labor Dept. boosts penalties for child labor

    06/27/2010 4:34:55 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 17 replies
    The Labor Department is sharply increasing the penalties against employers who illegally use child workers. Anyone illegally employing 12-and 13-year-olds will now face a penalty of $6,000 for each violation. The maximum fine previously was $900.
  • VDIEO: Romanian Child Trafficking Ring Busted

    04/08/2010 8:13:49 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies · 293+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/08/10 | Friends of Ours
    Scotland Yard and Romanian police have busted 30 suspected mobsters who allegedly ran a child trafficking ring which kidnapped children from poor Gypsy communities and forced them into a life of crime in Britain as reported by the Daily Mail: Police estimate that more then 170 youngsters as young as seven have been trafficked to the UK by the gang. * * * Police say the modern-day Fagins forced their young victims - snatched from poor gypsy communities - to beg in Britain and go on pick-pocketing and shoplifting sprees. Mob bosses set them up with bogus documents and homes...
  • Children’s Climate Forum kicks off in Copenhagen

    11/30/2009 3:02:58 PM PST · by Brugmansian · 23 replies · 2,177+ views
    COP15 ^ | 30/11/2009 | Marie Sauer-Johansen
    "You will become frontrunners of your generation. You are the future, and I hope that you will remember Copenhagen as the beginning when you look back 10-20 years from now,” said Else Sommer from City of Copenhagen’s Department of Children and Family Care as she opened the Children’s Climate Forum on November 28. The symbolism could not be stronger when the delegates, 165 children from 44 countries, plastered handprints in all the colours of the rainbow on a large globe and lifted it up, declaring the forum open. “Children have a great ability to communicate, because we can hold hands...
  • Apology for kids shipped from Britain to colonies

    11/15/2009 12:25:22 PM PST · by Dan B Cooper · 8 replies · 864+ views
    hosted.ap.org/ ^ | Nov 15 | JILL LAWLESS
    As many as 150,000 poor British children were shipped off to the colonies over three and a half centuries, often taken from struggling families under programs intended to provide them with a new start - and the Empire with a supply of sturdy white workers. Forty years after the program stopped, Britain and Australia are saying sorry to the child migrants, who were promised a better life only to suffer abuse and neglect thousands of miles from home. The British government said Sunday that Prime Minister Gordon Brown would apologize for child migrant programs that sent boys and girls as...
  • When Child Labor Laws Don't Necessarily Help Children

    11/09/2009 12:34:01 PM PST · by JimPrevor · 5 replies · 427+ views
    Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit ^ | November 9, 2009 | Jim Prevor
    We have to guard against a kind of moral obtuseness where if we don’t see the harm, that means it doesn’t exist. These poor people can’t afford to send their children off to day camp in the summer so they can do archery and go swimming. They can’t afford an academic program so the children’s achievements won’t dissipate over the summer. They can’t afford to have Mom quit work and stay home to watch them, so they bring their children to work. It is not in any way obvious that the children would be better off if their parents made...
  • Mahdi Bray's Secret, Checkered Past

    03/26/2009 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 920+ views
    IPT News - An IPT Investigation ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For all his public activity, Bray has rarely, if ever, discussed his life story in detail. His own MAS biography offers vague descriptions of his work as "a long time civil and human rights advocate." A charismatic African-American convert to Islam, Bray spent this entire decade working for Islamist organizations. Prior to joining MAS, Bray was political director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Those jobs have helped him build a growing public profile and given him access to politicians and policy makers. And that may explain his reluctance to discuss his life before political activism. The Investigative...
  • Child maid trafficking spreads from Africa to the United States

    12/29/2008 8:45:12 AM PST · by nmh · 12 replies · 707+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 12/28/08 | AP
    … The trafficking of children for domestic labor in the U.S. is an extension of an illegal but common practice in Africa. Families in remote villages send their daughters to work in cities for extra money and the opportunity to escape a dead-end life. Some girls work for free on the understanding that they will at least be better fed in the home of their employer. The custom has led to the spread of trafficking, as well-to-do Africans accustomed to employing children immigrate to the U.S. Around one-third of the estimated 10,000 forced laborers in the United States are servants...
  • Child maid trafficking spreads from Africa to US

    12/28/2008 5:05:05 PM PST · by cacoethes_resipisco · 7 replies · 1,230+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2008 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    Late at night, the neighbors saw a little girl at the kitchen sink of the house next door... Shyima was 10 when a wealthy Egyptian couple brought her from a poor village in northern Egypt to work in their California home. She awoke before dawn and often worked past midnight to iron their clothes, mop the marble floors and dust the family's crystal. She earned $45 a month working up to 20 hours a day. She had no breaks during the day and no days off...
  • Child maid trafficking spreads from Africa to US

    12/28/2008 5:02:17 PM PST · by HollyButler · 5 replies · 918+ views
    GMA news.tv, Philippines ^ | 12/29/2008 | GMA news.tv, Philippines
    IRVINE, Calif. – Late at night, the neighbors saw a little girl at the kitchen sink of the house next door. They watched through their window as the child rinsed plates under the open faucet. She wasn't much taller than the counter and the soapy water swallowed her slender arms. To put the dishes away, she climbed on a chair. But she was not the daughter of the couple next door doing chores. She was their maid. Shyima was 10 when a wealthy Egyptian couple brought her from a poor village in northern Egypt to work in their California home....
  • Child maids now being exported to US

    12/28/2008 3:28:43 PM PST · by Lorianne · 40 replies · 1,976+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | December 28, 2008 | Rukmini Callimachi
    EDITOR'S NOTE — In Africa, children of the poor are commodities, often traded like cows or donkeys by adults who value their labor. This story on child maids is the third in an occasional series on the exploitation of African children. Each story stands on its own. IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Late at night, the neighbors saw a little girl at the kitchen sink of the house next door. They watched through their window as the child rinsed plates under the open faucet. She wasn't much taller than the counter and the soapy water swallowed her slender arms. To put...
  • U.S. Muslims Importing Child Slaves

    12/28/2008 4:12:59 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 24 replies · 1,111+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Dec. 28Th 2008 | Christopher Logan
    The concept of child workers or slaves is nothing new to Islamic countries such as Yemen, Egypt, and in parts of Africa. Some of these children have to work because of poor economic conditions, others are forced to work and many are beaten to work harder. They are basically treated no better than slaves. Now American Muslims are once again bringing part of the Islamic culture here.
  • Child maid trafficking spreads from Africa to US

    12/28/2008 3:31:57 PM PST · by nobama08 · 22 replies · 1,422+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 28, 2008 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    IRVINE, Calif. – Late at night, the neighbors saw a little girl at the kitchen sink of the house next door. They watched through their window as the child rinsed plates under the open faucet. She wasn't much taller than the counter and the soapy water swallowed her slender arms. To put the dishes away, she climbed on a chair. But she was not the daughter of the couple next door doing chores. She was their maid. Shyima was 10 when a wealthy Egyptian couple brought her from a poor village in northern Egypt to work in their California home....
  • Captives of the Meatpacking Archipelago (Barfer)

    08/06/2008 10:59:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies · 139+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/6/2008 | Thomas "What's the Matter with Kansas" Franks
    History records that Paul Weyrich, one of the founders of the Moral Majority, the Heritage Foundation and other conservative groups, used to present himself as a soul-brother to the American worker. In his heyday he railed against the "elitist upper class" and established his bona fides by saying, "I come from a poor district of working-class people." Writing in the Washington Times last week, Mr. Weyrich was back in his old rhetorical neighborhood. The subject was Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, and Mr. Weyrich was writing to celebrate "the best record of accomplishment of anyone in the Bush administration." Read closely,...
  • Gap Vows Action After Child Labor Report

    10/28/2007 4:19:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 48+ views
    ap ^ | Sunday October 28, 6:05 pm ET
    Clothing retailer Gap Inc. said Sunday that it will convene all of its Indian suppliers to "forcefully reiterate" its prohibition on child labor after a British newspaper found children as young as 10 making Gap clothes at a sweatshop in New Delhi. The Observer newspaper quoted the children as saying they had been sold to the sweatshop by their families in Indian states such as Bihar and West Bengal and would not be allowed to leave until they had repaid that fee. Some, working as long as 16 hours a day to hand-sew clothing, said they were not being paid...
  • The ‘carbon offset’ child labourers (Indians work off West’s holiday guilt)

    09/26/2007 7:40:53 AM PDT · by CHEE · 2 replies · 56+ views
    Times Online (from the Sunday Times) ^ | September 23, 2007 | Dean Nelson in Delhi
    Pumping furiously on a foot treadle in the afternoon heat, six-year-old Sarju Ram is irrigating her impoverished family’s field, improving the crop and – without knowing it – helping environmentally sensitive holiday-makers assuage their guilt over long-haul flights to dream destinations. But Sarju and her four brothers and sisters working flat out in a clump of trees that provide scant shelter from the sun illustrate a growing argument over claims that British environmentalists’ efforts to curb greenhouse emissions are inadvertently fuelling an increase in child labour.
  • The Founding of ‘Kid Nation’ (CBS Reality Show)

    07/16/2007 7:16:31 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 35 replies · 1,336+ views
    TV Week ^ | July 15, 2007 | James Hibberd
    CBS encamped 40 kids in an abandoned New Mexico ghost town for more than a month. The kids performed on camera for more than 14 hours at a stretch, seven days a week, making their own meals. They were filming during the school year, yet no studio teachers were present. They were working on a major television production, yet no parents were on the set. The show is CBS’ upcoming reality series "Kid Nation." When rivals first got wind of the concept, they declared the production an impossible endeavor: From a legal, labor, public relations and logistical standpoint, this show...
  • Fast-Growing China Says Little of Child Slavery’s Role

    06/24/2007 6:47:34 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 8 replies · 523+ views
    NYT ^ | 06/20/07 | Howard French
    There is a certain ritualistic aspect to stories in China like the one this past week about the hundreds of people, many of them teenagers or even younger, who were forced to work under slavelike conditions in the brick kilns of Shanxi Province. First, Chinese readers are horrified by a picture of their country that many say they hardly recognize, then a villain is rounded up, and finally, after a torrent of unusually blunt and emotionally charged news reports and editorials, the matter drops from view, ensuring that the larger issue goes unresolved.
  • TV ads push Iraq war support

    03/01/2006 8:52:12 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies · 433+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 1, 2006 | Mike Dorning
    WASHINGTON -- In an early sign of the imagery that may flood the nation's television screens as congressional elections approach this fall, a conservative political group closely aligned with the Bush administration has launched a blitz of television ads to shore up sagging public support for the war in Iraq. The television commercials feature vivid portraits of smoke pouring from the World Trade Center and the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Madrid and London as veterans of the Iraq war and parents of fallen soldiers make the case for continuing the U.S. military campaign in Iraq.
  • Public School Kindergarten/PTO is crossing the line

    12/08/2005 11:39:06 AM PST · by Motherhood IS a career · 47 replies · 1,209+ views
    I have recently learned that student attendance at the PTA/PTO-organized book fair, "winter boutique" and other school sales at my 5-year old daughter's kindergarten are mandatory. Yes, mandatory, if you consider the fact that all children, regardless of whether they bring in money or not to shop with are taken to these sales to "browse". In other words, children do not have the option NOT to visit these fairs, and parents do not have the option to either consent or not consent to their child being taken shopping or "browsing" by their teacher. Yes, technically, parents and children have the...
  • Fed up with Washington's child labor laws, family heads for Idaho

    11/21/2005 8:32:47 AM PST · by truth49 · 33 replies · 1,700+ views
    AP ^ | 11-21-05
    CATALDO, Idaho (AP) — A family that faces thousands of dollars in fines in Washington state because it refused to pay worker's compensation insurance and employed its young children in a house-moving business has moved to Idaho to take advantage of that state's more-lenient child labor laws. "It's less oppressive," said Jude Doty, a 48-year-old house mover, of his decision to come to Cataldo, a tiny community along U.S. Interstate 90, 65 miles east of Spokane, after running afoul of authorities in Yakima starting in 2002. Doty has been fined more than $100,000 for not paying state worker's compensation insurance...
  • The World's Working Children

    06/09/2005 7:04:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 1,063+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 06.09.05 | Tony Magliano
    As millions of children look forward to a break from school, millions of oth­ers only wish they could begin. For these children, summer days will not be spent in ballparks and play­grounds, but on battlegrounds or in fields. These children have no time for play. It's all work. And the work is dirty, hard and dangerous. According to the International Labor Organization's (www.ilo.org) global report, "A Future Without Child Labor," 246 million children worldwide are in­volved in child labor, which should be abolished. The study found that 179 mil­lion children ages 5 to 17 are exposed to forms of child...
  • Should children be allowed to work in sawmills

    03/05/2005 1:17:09 PM PST · by flixxx · 42 replies · 1,350+ views
    Creators ^ | MARCH 2, 2005 | John Stossel
    Should children be allowed to work in sawmills? What if they're Amish? Under federal law, anyone under 18 is forbidden to work in a sawmill. Well, almost anyone. Last year, Congress declared it permissible for a 14-year-old to work in a sawmill if a statute or court ruling exempts him from having to attend school past the eighth grade. That's code for "if he's Amish," and in case you don't get the message, the statute specifies that such a person must be supervised by "an adult member of the same religious sect or division." So if an Amish parent wants...
  • UN in action call on child labour

    02/20/2005 6:44:07 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 11 replies · 454+ views
    http://news.bbc.co.uk ^ | Monday, 21 February, 2005 | bbc
    UN in action call on child labour Huge aid increases are needed to help more than 210 million children around the world who are working full-time, the UN children's fund Unicef has said. Its latest report says many children aged five to 15 are working as slaves, miners, prostitutes and soldiers. Unicef argues the only way to end child labour is to end poverty - and called on rich industrialised nations to give far more in development aid. It says child labour is a scar on the world's conscience in the 21st Century. Children are born, sold and trafficked into...
  • Student Get-Out-The-Vote Drive Halted (Milwaukee,WI)

    10/28/2004 9:47:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 495+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/04 | AP
    MILWAUKEE - The superintendent of Milwaukee schools halted a get-out-the-vote program involving students after complaints were raised about its link to a pro-Kerry organization. Superintendent William Andrekopoulos acted late Wednesday, citing a policy that prohibits the district from being a political advocate. His decision came a day after Republicans accused Democrats of using the students for political gain because the program was organized by the Wisconsin Citizen Action Fund, whose parent organization endorsed Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) for president. Students at 33 Milwaukee schools called voters and went door to door in minority neighborhoods and areas with...
  • Columnist Joseph Farah Urges Boycott of Chinese-made Fireworks

    08/07/2003 7:56:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 1,001+ views
    WND.com ^ | 08-07-03 | Farah, Joseph
    Boycott Chinese fireworks Posted: August 7, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Would you intentionally buy products made with slave labor? Would you intentionally buy products knowing that innocent men, women and children are dying to make them? That's what each of us does when we buy fireworks made in China. Ironically, we do this each year to celebrate our own freedom. Every year in late June and early July – at least in areas where selling fireworks is still legal – groups like churches, service clubs, schools, etc. raise money by selling fireworks to the public. Annual sales...
  • Original American Sin

    We wake up in the morning, and our evil deeds begin before we have time to curse the alarm. As we slept, our refrigerators were hard at work giving Chileans skin cancer. We turn on the air conditioner, and amphibians grow extra limbs. We breathe and contribute to global warming. We put on our clothes and cover the world with sweatshops. We slip on our athletic shoes and tie children to workbenches with the laces. We poison the soil by eating breakfast. We drive to work and drown Pacific Islanders. We go to the doctor and kill animals. We devastate...
  • Socialism is the villain, not Nike

    06/07/2003 12:43:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 313+ views
    BrookesNews.Com ^ | 5 June 2003 | Gerard Jackson
    This is basically a response to those moral cretins who are waging an anti-Nike campaign urging people to place 'personalized' shoe orders with the company and when doing so to "use words like 'Slavelabor', 'Sweatshop', 'Childslave', or other appropriate names that my strike your fancy." The Left has a number of ideological hobby horses that it mounts when the opportunity presents itself — or when it creates one, as in this case. This phoney moral crusade against Nike accuses it of exploiting 'cheap' Asian labour, especially child labour. That many journalists cheerfully joined this ideologically corrupt campaign came as no...
  • School Company Faulted on Student Jobs

    10/11/2002 5:54:34 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 1 replies · 295+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2002 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The founder of the financially troubled school-management firm Edison Schools was roundly criticized this week for suggesting the company could put thousands of students to work in school jobs now performed by adults. Edison Schools chief executive Chris Whittle floated the idea Tuesday in a speech before 130 principals during a company conference at the luxurious Broadmoor Resort in Colorado. Whittle said middle and high school students could earn valuable experience by working jobs in school offices or information technology departments, and in the process provide labor that...
  • [Amnesty International] Call for Contributions - Business and Human Rights: Dilemmas and Solutions

    07/24/2002 6:45:41 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 1 replies · 258+ views
    Greenleaf Publishing invites contributions for a book on the topic of "Business and Human Rights: Dilemmas and Solutions" to be edited by Rory Sullivan (Amnesty International (UK) Business Group and Queen Mary College, University of London). Rationale The globalisation of the world economy offers both unprecedented opportunities for companies as well as unprecedented threats, as companies increasingly find themselves, their partners or their contractors mired in zones of conflict or in countries where human rights violations are occurring. Companies are subject to ever-increasing scrutiny of their supply chains, their investments, their employee relations, their impacts on communities, and their influence...
  • Indignation, inc. (Liberals try to "protect" poor people from a better standard of living)

    07/18/2002 1:18:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies · 313+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | July 17, 2002 | Thomas Sowell
    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/ts20020717.shtml Thomas Sowell July 17, 2002 Indignation, inc. A recent front-page story in The New York Times was headlined: "In Ecuador's Banana Fields, Child Labor is Key to Profits." This is part of an ongoing orgy of indignation by the intelligentsia at low-paid labor in the Third World. The question they never ask is: Compared to what? But people for whom indignation is a way of life seldom pause to compare the available options. Instead, they are ready to foreclose some of the options of poor people, who have painfully few options to begin with. Buried on an inside page...
  • Smug liberals decide to "protect" third world families from child labor.

    07/18/2002 12:57:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies · 423+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 13, 2002 | JUAN FORERO
    This is a brief excerpt from an article from The New York Times. A bunch of liberal "do gooders" decided that they wanted to "help" families in Ecuador by protesting against child labor. In response to the prostetors, the children were fired. So now the "do gooders" are smug with the knowledge that they have "helped" the children. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/13/international/americas/13ECUA.html July 13, 2002 In Ecuador's Banana Fields, Child Labor Is Key to Profits By JUAN FORERO But while rights activists regard such labor as unacceptable, many parents like Mr. and Mrs. Menéndez see it as a necessity. When several plantations, fearing...
  • Red tape behind the plate

    05/20/2002 2:46:55 PM PDT · by What Is Ain't · 3 replies · 201+ views
    SportingNews.com ^ | 05/20/02 | Dave Kindred
    The state of Illinois has put down an outbreak of illegal sports activity in the southwest Chicago suburb of Darien. Agents of the law in Illinois once were concerned with Al Capone, Bugs Moran, Machine Gun Jack McGurn and John Dillinger. Now the protectors of truth, justice and the American way have descended on Darien. They've found 108 violations of state law, each and every one connected with baseball. Is it about gambling? No. Maybe it's about game-fixing? No. If not those scandals, how about androstenedione? No. What's happening in Darien, if tried by a hanging judge, could cost the...