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Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton

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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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Clarisse Kambire’s nightmare rarely changes. It’s daytime. In a field of cotton plants that burst with purple and white flowers, a man in rags towers over her, a stick raised above his head. Then a voice booms, jerking Clarisse from her slumber and making her heart leap. “Get up!” The man ordering her awake is the same one who haunts the 13-year-old girl’s sleep: Victorien Kamboule, the farmer she labors for in a West African cotton field. Before sunrise on a November morning she rises from the faded plastic mat that serves as her mattress, barely thicker than the cover of a glossy magazine, opens the metal door of her mud hut and sets her almond-shaped eyes on the first day of this season’s harvest. (Follow her journey in videos, photos and more here.)


I guess pretty much ever clothing manufacturer is now relying on child labor to produce the product. Sad. I am *ahem* a big fan of Victoria's Secret, or I guess I was. Just wanted to share the news. I'm sure people will be chiming in with '13 is old enough to work' but I disagree. It's sad and that little girl should only e worried about homework.

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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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Capitalism at it's finest.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:03 AM
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Ya, I saw this on the news this morning.

They said that Victoria Secret has a thousand stores in the US. Now, please explain to me how the 99% who think the US is in such bad shape can justify purchasing stuff that is basically eye candy? This is the kind of situation people should be protesting if they think they have it so bad.

Oh, and while your a fan of the stuff, it's as uncomfortable as it looks!



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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Your free market at work.

www.projectcensored.org...


Twenty-seven million slaves exist in the world today, more than at any time in human history. Globalization, poverty, violence, and greed facilitate the growth of slavery, not only in the Third World, but in the most developed countries as well. Behind the façade in any major town or city in the world today, one is likely to find a thriving commerce in human beings.

As many as 800,000 are trafficked across international borders annually, and up to 17,500 new victims are trafficked across US borders each year, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ). More than 30,000 additional slaves are transported through the US on their ways to other international destinations. Attorneys from the DOJ have prosecuted ninety-one slave trade cases in cities across the United States and in nearly every state of the nation.


And it is continuing to get worse.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by supine

Now, please explain to me how the 99% who think the US is in such bad shape can justify purchasing stuff that is basically eye candy? This is the kind of situation people should be protesting if they think they have it so bad.


Please provide evidence that the 99% actually does shop at these places.

My guess is you can't, and that you just used this as a platform to have a dig at the 99% and OWS.

Poor form mate.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by Domo1

Bending at the waist, Clarisse buries the edge of the blade and starts scraping a deep row into the earth, taking small steps backward with each cut. “It’s very, very hard,” she says, “and he forces me to do it.” Before long, her arms and hips ache. “It’s painful,” she says. When she strikes rocks beneath the soil, it sends the blade cutting into her bare toes. If she slows down from exhaustion, “he comes to beat me,” she says. He whips her across the back with the tree branch and shouts at her. “I cry,” she says, looking down as she speaks and rubbing the calluses on her hands.


I just raged out. What a sick f.


Heck, I know some older folks who used to work in cotton fields before and after school in Louisiana. It is really painful work, as some of those people I know have scars up and down their arms and hands from picking it. Those pods that the cotton pop out of are really sharp.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:08 AM
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Thanks for posting


We should be calling out these companies. The more attention we put on stuff like this the less they will try to get away with it.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by Kryties

Originally posted by supine

Now, please explain to me how the 99% who think the US is in such bad shape can justify purchasing stuff that is basically eye candy? This is the kind of situation people should be protesting if they think they have it so bad.


Please provide evidence that the 99% actually does shop at these places.

My guess is you can't, and that you just used this as a platform to have a dig at the 99% and OWS.

Poor form mate.


I am part of the 99% who does, ermmmmm or should I say my husband when he wants to pretend he is buying a gift for me.

And yes, it is a dig. There is a Victorias Secret at just about every shopping mall in the US.

Oh, and by the way, my husbands income is $1250.00 a month SSDI before medicare is deducted. Try living on that!
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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I imagine it would be really hard work. Made worse by the jackass beating the poor girl.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:20 AM
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Throwback to good ole' fashion cotton pickin slavery...

Slave trade was the capital for capitalism,
Trapped in a prison mentally, dying existentially,
Separated from people you can't see yourself to be,
Then racially integrated into a burning house colony of an empire,
Economically burning out... ~ Immortal Technique
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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It seems that "fair trade" is just a scam to charge more for goods. Which not only pisses me off but makes me feel stupid and criminal. It seems that no matter how much of a pretzel you twist yourself into to use your dollars ethically you fail anyway. The bottom line is damn near everything you buy comes at a cost of human suffering. Even buying locally isn't enough for non food items. Locally crafted anything, the materials all tend to come from slave labor. And not enough people care enough to actually make even a tiny dent in the problem.




posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by Kali74
It seems that "fair trade" is just a scam to charge more for goods. Which not only pisses me off but makes me feel stupid and criminal. It seems that no matter how much of a pretzel you twist yourself into to use your dollars ethically you fail anyway. The bottom line is damn near everything you buy comes at a cost of human suffering. Even buying locally isn't enough for non food items. Locally crafted anything, the materials all tend to come from slave labor. And not enough people care enough to actually make even a tiny dent in the problem.



Its a mix of ignorance and apathy. The same hypocrites teach the children about how Abe was the greatest president because he ended slavery. Well, the socially-economic-complex in modern times, has yet again made America based on slavery. It's all completely justified too, only by those people who can't see the big picture or/and don't take responsibility, it's sad.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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I buy when I can. Fair trade is probably run by the same people, behind it, the white squares/dark squares, you choose. If your rich enough, less karma. But the children go to school instead of working as slaves. This isn't just child labor, its slave labor, and our corporations get real highs off this, I guess.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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I blame the people who still seem to think their corporate masters are really "just good businessmen".

Yep, keep supporting that unrestrained greed, they're really looking after your interests


Stop buying sh*t that you don't need. Spend more on the things that actually mean something to you. And educate yourself along the way about what companies are really like.
Think this company is alone? The next time you buy that stupidly cheap t-shirt at Wall-Mart, ask yourself where that cotton came from too.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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To be honest i only ever buy clothes i know for a fact have been made as a result of slavery for the simple reason you make huge savings.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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To be honest i only ever buy clothes i know for a fact have been made as a result of slavery for the simple reason you make huge savings.


Derp



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by Kryties
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Capitalism at it's finest.


Wait, what?

How the hell did you come up with that?

So, what's so much better?

Communism?

Nope, you get what the state gives you, child labor or not.

Socialism? LMAO

Some people..





On the OP..

I agree Domo, nobody should be picking cotton anymore..

Don't they make a machine for that?

Since, like, a hundred years ago?

WTF
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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I'm not at all surprised you picked a site with that many Occupy references. And that site is still blaming Bush for everything Obama does. That's pathetic. Even a surface glance shows Left Hegelian bias. With stories like "Cuba supports Press Freedom" and "Global Starvation ignored by American Policy Elites".

Looks like a lot of typical leftist garbage to me.

For instance, the article on global starvation says this...which sounds like it was taken right out of Obama's GLobal Poverty Act


A new report (9/2/08) from The World Bank admits that in 2005 three billion one hundred and forty million people live on less that $2.50 a day and about 44% of these people survive on less than $1.25. Complete and total wretchedness can be the only description for the circumstances faced by so many, especially those in urban areas. Simple items like phone calls, nutritious food, vacations, television, dental care, and inoculations are beyond the possible for billions of people.


and this

Farmers around the world grow more than enough food to feed the entire world adequately

www.projectcensored.org...

What they have failed to tell is that the US is importing way more produce from foreign countries now than ever. Why can't I find American produce in our stores anymore? Could it be that the Globalists are promoting food production in foreign countries while criticizing the US for supposedly supporting child labor? This is diabolical. But always from a leftist point of view, the enemy is Capitalism. What phony baloney.
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