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May 31st, 2005

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caspiandream:

Anti-poverty wristbands produced in sweatshop

FASHIONABLE wristbands worn by pop stars, actors, top athletes and celebrities to publicise the Make Poverty History campaign are produced in appalling "slave labour" conditions, damning evidence has revealed...

 

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From:ravendhi
Date:May 31st, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
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*falls over* Someone should have seen this one coming....
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From:playingthetart
Date:May 31st, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
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Actually that's entire bullshit. The re-copies that companies use to make them and make money off them (like the 'LiveStrong' bracelet are) but their original manufacturers don't make them that way.

'Edun' helped with the 'one' and 'make poverty history' bracelets and they've nothing to do with sweat shops.
From:caspiandream
Date:May 31st, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
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Where have you read that, just out of curiosity?

I've checked out the Oxfam and Making Poverty History sites, there's nothing there. Basically what they said is that several of the factories in China have recently been found to have the 'unfair' working conditions.
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From:playingthetart
Date:May 31st, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
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I didn't read it anywhere, I talked to Bono as well as Morleigh about both campagins. I also know generally everything there is to know about the women of U2. I'm part of the DATA campagin and follow Edun closely.

As a completely different arguement; can anyone show me working conditions anywhere in China that fall under the 'fair' category in comparison to most of the western world?
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From:wolfp10
Date:May 31st, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
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From:playingthetart
Date:May 31st, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
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I read that?

And it's true to a degree. There are compaines that have been reproducing the bracelets in order to sell them and make profits off them. Unfortunately, the original campagins get tied into that, but that's not where they started and it's not where they're being supported, either.

As an aside, I'm sure many of the celebrities will go in and apologize, etc etc. It's a bunch of bollocks.
From:always_rejoice
Date:May 31st, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
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. . .
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From:kjackson
Date:May 31st, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
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ditto
From:girlfindsworld
Date:May 31st, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
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I hope that isn't true. I'd rather see some proof before I burn mine (joke).
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From:septembergrrl
Date:May 31st, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
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It made me laugh, but I have a sick sense of humor.
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From:this_desire
Date:May 31st, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
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call me stupid, but isn't the one campaign and the make poverty history campaign different campiagns?
From:restfortheweary
Date:May 31st, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
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I was wondering the same thing myself....
From:manic_artist
Date:June 1st, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
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The tagline to the One Campaign is "The Campaign To Make Poverty History" so it may or may not be related to it (depending on if there really is another poverty relief organization titled as such).
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From:playingthetart
Date:June 1st, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
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They are and they're not. They're created under the same umbrella but separate branches.
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From:wydok
Date:June 1st, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
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The ONE campaign is strictly for the United States (asks you to sign a Petition to send to the US government). "Make Poverty History" is basically everybody else. But basically it's the same thing.
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From:notasecretagent
Date:May 31st, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
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ohcrap.

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