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Slave labour on American soil!!!!

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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 05:12 AM
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I found out about this a few weeks ago and was at first outraged that this could happen to a colony of america but when i looked a little further was heartened to see a few good people and the american government do the right thing.

www.thestandard.com.hk...




Kil Soo Lee was convicted more than two years ago of conspiracy, extortion, money laundering and 11 counts of involuntary servitude at Daewoosa Samoa. The factory made clothes for JC Penny and other retailers before it was closed.




In the biggest human-trafficking case in US history


seattlepi.nwsource.com...




two garment workers had scaled the factory compound's fence to tell the world what was happening. They were looking for help, but later disappeared. American Samoa police classified the women's disappearance as drowning accidents.


seattlepi.nwsource.com...
seattlepi.nwsource.com...
www.businesstravellers.org...


OK this link is from the American Socialist(neo nazi)party if you can get past all the antisemitic crap.

www.nsm88.org...




Because the clothes were made on American territory they got the prized "Made in America" label but no American Union workers were employed.




produce clothes for JC Penny. In addition to JC Penney (Arizona label), before it was closed the factory made clothes for Wal-Mart (Beach Cabana label), Target (Pro Spirit label), Sears (David Taylor), David Peyser Sportswear (MV Sport) and other retailers.





250 skilled garment workers from Vietnam and China, mostly young women, enticing them with promises of a steady job that could help support their children and families back home




When the employees arrived, he placed them on grueling schedules in horrid conditions and paid them next to nothing. Then, he kept the workers in line through threats, beatings, starvation, false arrests, sexual assaults, debt repayment schemes, deportation, and other tactics -- all enforced by security guards in a gated compound




In November 2000, Lee ordered his guards to beat or kill any workers who weren't producing clothes fast enough.




The workers were cheated of their wages, beaten, starved, sexually harassed, and threatened with deportation if they complained




posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 05:13 AM
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Again the cheap chain stores source products from the worst factories and this time it was a little to close to home.
The case is now a few years old but i only learnt of it a few weeks ago and the more people are aware of this than hopefully the more we can do to slowly eradicate slave labour.
I was also glad to see that American Samoa has had to up the minimum wage by 50cents every year until it reaches that of the main land U.S

Current wages are here

www.spc.int...

Now if we can force all retailers to confirm where there products are coming from and what conditions they are made maybe employees the world over will take note.

I fell on to this while having a poke around one of New Zealands major retailers saying that it was up to the suppliers to make sure their products arent from slave labour, basically wiping their own hands clean of blood.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 11:46 AM
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Now all someone has to do is let the 'brothers' in prison know that this guy was a Slave Owner. See how long he lasts before he gets shanked.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 12:07 PM
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Socialism is not synonymous with Neo-Nazis and their philosophies at all, by the way. Just because the Nazis were a "socialist party" does not mean all socialists are Nazis.



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 02:29 AM
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While that is true these guys are clearly on the side of the fence that are neo-nazis.



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 02:55 AM
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reply to post by Azador
 


Hi Azador,

Good find!

Tragic to think something like this goes on in the American neighborhood!

I wonder if the economic competitors of the world like China, India, Korea, Mexico, Philipines, Indonesia, Skri Lanka and on and on have similar labor concerns??



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 04:06 AM
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Story datelined 2005.

Perpetrator of crime arrested, convicted and jailed.

No conspiracy, no evidence of society breaking down.

Nothing to see here.



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 04:07 AM
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Yea China continues to be a shocker and i heard a rumour that alot of the sufboard factories in Indonesia are shocking as well.

Just for interest check how the beloved ipods are made.
www.mailonsunday.co.uk...

Thank you apple.
Now you might think with Al Gores mother earth conscious he might be a little more compassionate to his fellow human beings as well.
No seems he turns a blind eye to human suffering being that hes on the board of directors at apple computers.As long as the earth aint suffering and hes lining his pockets its all good.



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