A Chinese labourer has hidden a note detailing his desperate circumstances inside a 'graveyard kit' from KMart.
Of all things a Halloween kit! Not an essential purchase item is it?
It was like a fortune cookie, only the news was all bad. Julie Keith opened her box of Halloween decorations only to find a letter from a Chinese
labourer telling how he is tortured, beaten, and being paid less than $2 a month.
Imagine the sheer horror of opening the box for Halloween and finding this hand written note inside.
"People who work here (at the Mashanjia Labour Camp in Shenyang, China) have to work 15 hours a day without Saturday Sunday break and any
holidays," the handwritten note says. "Otherwise they will suffer torturement, beat and rude remark, nearly no payment (10 yuan/1 month)."
It does not surprise me that people will go to drastic measures to be heard. Slave labour camps are wrong on all levels. A few weeks back there was an
uproar on this very site about slave labour in the US prison system.
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He is another real world example of person who is suffering under a communist dictatorship where labour is rewarded for little more than peanuts. What
makes it even more shocking is the worker, gets beaten and punished for under performance.
The Chinese Government operates many forced-labour camps for criminals – but ‘criminals' can include political dissidents or ‘cult
adherents' who follow specific religions and are imprisoned without trial. "People who work here suffer punishment… without court sentence… many
of them are Falun Gong practitioners, who are totally innocent," the letter continues. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice and its members are often
targeted by the Communist regime.
America is up the proverbial creek without paddles with high unemployment, obesity, depression and violence. Trade with China has caused this. When
America was a manufacturing nation things were good. Along comes cheap Chinese products and well, you can see the results of that clearly today.
We must stop buying cheap Chinese imports manufactured by slaves. In buying these products not only does it devalue your own life, it is supporting
slave labour camps. Purchasing these products does nothing to stimulate employment in your local region. Buy only local made products, if it is not
local made do not buy it.
Oh yes my keyboard is Made in China.
Additional disturbing info
edit on 27-12-2012 by magma because: added links