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[2 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]
Apple Admits to Using Child Labor

from The Huffington Post -
Apple Inc. said it found more than a dozen serious violations of labor laws or Apple’s own rules at its suppliers that needed immediate correction.
The findings were outlined in a company report on audits of 102 supplier facilities conducted in 2009. That was a year in which questions about the practices of one of Apple’s suppliers came into focus after the suicide of a Chinese worker who held a sensitive job handling iPhones.
Along with many other technology companies, Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif., relies heavily on …

Agriculture, Child Labor, Featured, Food »

[4 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
Children Found Working in U.S. Blueberry Fields

From ABC News -
Walmart and the Kroger supermarket chain have severed ties with one of the country’s major blueberry growers after an ABC News investigation found children, including one as young as five-years-old, working in its fields.
The children were discovered at the Adkin Blue Ribbon Packing Company, in South Haven, Michigan, this summer by graduate school students working with ABC News as fellows with the Carnegie Corporation.
A five-year-old girl, named Suli, was seen lugging two heavy buckets of blueberries picked by her parents and brothers, aged seven and eight.
An 11-year-old …

Child Labor, Everyday Practitioners, Featured, slavery »

[8 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]

Pastor Sarah Buteux wrote this children’s sermon as a means of introducing children to the need to support slave-free chocolate. I think it’s a fantastic resource for helping teach justice and love to children.
Children’s Sermon: Giving Away Your Money to the Poor
Props: Two bowls of chocolate on a table, one full of fair trade chocolate, one full of regular chocolate, both covered with a cloth. I picked up small $.25 candy bars and a bag of gold coins at Ten Thousand villages, but you can go on-line to www.serrv.org …

Action Alerts, Child Labor, Featured, slavery »

[7 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Reverse Trick-or-Treating for Fair Trade

Tens of Thousands of Schoolchildren Nationwide Will Protest Poverty and Child Labor-Tainted Cocoa during Third Annual Reverse Trick-or-Treating this Halloween
Kids across all 50 US States and Canada will urge nearly a quarter million households to shift purchasing to Fair Trade certified chocolate, coffee, etc by handing Fair Trade chocolate to adults.
A pleasant surprise will greet nearly a quarter million people distributing candy at their door, when youth reverse the Halloween tradition to hand adults a sample of vegan-friendly, Fair Trade dark chocolate.
The chocolate will be accompanied by a card informing …

Child Labor, Featured »

[17 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Porn, fireworks, diamonds made with child labor

A recent news release from the US government named a few of the items that are connected to child labor -

WASHINGTON – Children are used to produce everything from pornography in Ukraine to fireworks in the Philippines and diamonds in Sierra Leone, the US Department of Labor said in a report published Thursday.
The report lists 122 goods “produced with forced labor, child labor, or both, in 58 countries” from Afghanistan to North Korea to Uzbekistan.
“Agricultural crops comprise the largest category, followed by manufactured goods and mined or quarried goods,” said …