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CNN Says Dont Blame Apple.

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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:11 AM
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TextIn response to questions from CNN, Apple released this statement: "We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. We insist that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes wherever Apple products are made. Our suppliers must live up to these requirements if they want to keep doing business with Apple."



TextApple officials also noted last month it became the first company admitted to the Fair Labor Association, "a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving conditions for workers around the world."


More corporatist propaganda from CNN. Dont blame apple supporting slave-like working conditions for factory workers. Apple cares.




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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:21 AM
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TextIt's an oppressive culture that labor groups say contributed to a slew of suicides in 2010 at the company's Shenzhen plant -- prompting Foxconn to install nets in an effort to prevent employees from jumping.


Apple supports working conditions that drive people to kill themselves.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:30 AM
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or riot for their products which are made in the same damn country, china.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:35 AM
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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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Hopefully all these nations that are getting exploited and enslaved by the world economy realize they can just tell the US and UK to rack off and start their own fair system. All these nations are well equipped to supply for themselves if they weren’t strangled by debt.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:47 AM
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I agree. They tell us that these corpoatists are the 'job creators' and we would be lost without them.

The truth is that they destroy jobs and economies. If we put a limit on market share it would create untold opportunities.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:58 AM
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Originally posted by theubermensch
reply to post by TheCommentator
 


I agree. They tell us that these corpoatists are the 'job creators' and we would be lost without them.

The truth is that they destroy jobs and economies. If we put a limit on market share it would create untold opportunities.

Well yes they are the job creators, but only because they have corrupted the system so only they can create them.
We would be better off without them tho and the jobs would always be there regardless.

It’s the banks and financial corporations that play the key role in destroying jobs and economies.
Market share would be good but a completely new system would be the best option.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 02:02 AM
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TextMarket share would be good but a completely new system would be the best option.


Im with you. We should think big.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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Man, with those kind of slave labour wages we truly have lost our manufacturing industry. As fast as one person is commiting suicide, ten more are lining up behind them to take their place.

Ugh.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 12:21 PM
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Really Apple isn't to blame. The ultimate responsibility falls on the U.S. consumer of their products. It is the apathy of the American people that encourages companies like Apple to for all intents and purposes enslave the Chinese workers. It is the U.S. voters that elect people on single issues that have allowed trade policy to be set outside their own interests. It isn't the greedy corporations to blame it is their apathetic and ignorant enablers.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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"We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain," Apple said in the statement. "We insist that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes wherever Apple products are made. Our suppliers must live up to these requirements if they want to keep doing business with Apple."


CNN has another apple promo today. CNN

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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:09 PM
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Geez almighty.
Don't blame Apple, it's called supply and demand.
Same sh__ happened here about a century ago, and look how good we turned out.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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Here's a thought.
Maybe the ninety-niners should occupy Foxconn?
Yeah, that's a great idea, somebody get a cruise ship.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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Maybe the ninety-niners should occupy Foxconn?


Ha!



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 01:51 AM
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Originally posted by Alxandro

Same sh__ happened here about a century ago, and look how good we turned out.


Stop lying.

They tried the same thing here, unions were born, people were killed, and finally we got workers rights. Then after that happened (plus a little thing called WWII), the american worker became the most productive, highest skilled, best paid workforce on the planet. The rich were taxed at 90%.

The corporations didnt like that, bought off the politicians and made them enact business friendly legislation in the name of "free trade", and used it to source slave labor worldwide, but continue to sell their products at high american prices, all while paying little or nothing in taxes themselves, yet continuing to use our infrastructure.

Its a scam, is completely immoral, and its disgusting you help make it happen.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:24 AM
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headline-- Apple’s sweatshop supply chain


US technology giant Apple last month released its annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, detailing its commitment to improving working conditions in the international network of factories that produce its products. These yearly reports, which began in 2007, are nothing but a cynical public relations exercise designed to whitewash the company’s image.


Im a day ahead of 'World Socialist Website'.


I rule



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 08:09 AM
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When I first heard this my immediate response was to not buy anymore Apple products until this situation is rectified. I am still doing that, and spreading the news to others. I advocate a worldwide boycott. Profits are good but not at this cost to human lives and dignity.

It's hard to know, really, whether this is true or just some bad publicity by some competitors; still, what I know about how corporations have worked since the 19th century persuades me that it's probably true.

Unfortunately, probably what will happen is Apple will put a bandaid on the problem, like paying off the families of the slave laborers who have died and making minor changes in working conditions. Then they will announce that the problem has been solved and the world will go about its business oblivious to what is going on.

What we need to do is send independent investigators -- not government-sponsored ones (although they can go too) -- to China on a regular basis. I'm not sure how good any of us is going to be on follow-up over the course of years, but it seems absolutely necessary. It is up to we, the people, to follow through.

Meantime, we all need to boycott Apple products.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 08:16 AM
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..but they installed nets around the building in case the workers accidentally fall off the balconies during one of their drunken Christmas parties.


Come on guys, Apple cares about people.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 10:33 AM
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Originally posted by Sestias
When I first heard this my immediate response was to not buy anymore Apple products until this situation is rectified. I am still doing that, and spreading the news to others. I advocate a worldwide boycott. Profits are good but not at this cost to human lives and dignity.

It's hard to know, really, whether this is true or just some bad publicity by some competitors; still, what I know about how corporations have worked since the 19th century persuades me that it's probably true.

Unfortunately, probably what will happen is Apple will put a bandaid on the problem, like paying off the families of the slave laborers who have died and making minor changes in working conditions. Then they will announce that the problem has been solved and the world will go about its business oblivious to what is going on.

What we need to do is send independent investigators -- not government-sponsored ones (although they can go too) -- to China on a regular basis. I'm not sure how good any of us is going to be on follow-up over the course of years, but it seems absolutely necessary. It is up to we, the people, to follow through.

Meantime, we all need to boycott Apple products.


I think Apple should move iPad manufacturing to South Korea. Samsung makes

a great AMOLED that would look great on an iPad 4.



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by aching_knuckles

Originally posted by Alxandro

Same sh__ happened here about a century ago, and look how good we turned out.


Stop lying.

They tried the same thing here, unions were born, people were killed, and finally we got workers rights. Then after that happened (plus a little thing called WWII), the american worker became the most productive, highest skilled, best paid workforce on the planet. The rich were taxed at 90%.

The corporations didnt like that, bought off the politicians and made them enact business friendly legislation in the name of "free trade", and used it to source slave labor worldwide, but continue to sell their products at high american prices, all while paying little or nothing in taxes themselves, yet continuing to use our infrastructure.

Its a scam, is completely immoral, and its disgusting you help make it happen.


Ok, so what's the solution?
..and how would you implement it without pissing off half the world's population, including the young folks you pretend to be sticking up for?

Admit it, you just want a piece of that money pie.



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