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  • China Says US Trade Policy "Naked Act of Bullying" [semi-satire]

    09/21/2020 10:34:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 September 2020 | John Semmens
    A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry protested the US ban on products produced by slave labor calling it "a naked act of bullying." The U.S. Policy places limits on importing cotton, apparel, hair products, and other goods from companies reasonably believed to be engaging in slave labor in China. The US restrictions were in response to reports that Xinjiang, China's westernmost province, is home to over 1,000 concentration camps where as many as 3 million Muslims are imprisoned and forced to produce the cited merchandise. The reports also contain tales of indoctrination, torture, rape, forced sterilization, and slavery. Chinese...
  • China Calls U.S. Ban on Uyghur Slave-Picked Cotton ‘Naked Act of Bullying’

    09/16/2020 11:02:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/15/2020 | Frances Martel
    A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday decried the U.S.-enacted limits on importing cotton, apparel, hair products, and other goods from companies reasonably believed to be engaging in slave labor in China, calling the sanctions a “naked act of bullying.” The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in tandem with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), announced five new Withhold Release Orders on products from Xinjiang, China’s westernmost province, believed to be home to over 1,000 concentration camps. China has imprisoned as many as 3 million Muslims, most of ethnic Uyghur descent, in the camps, where survivors say they...
  • Blackburn, Rubio Blast NBA for Covering Up Chinese Training Center Abuse

    08/09/2020 7:08:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    Free Beacon.com ^ | 8/7/2020 | Collin Anderson
    'History will not judge kindly those who remained silent or were complicit in the Chinese Communist Party's human rights abuses' Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) accused the NBA of being complicit in "Chinese state-sanctioned abuse of children" after the league misled lawmakers on its training academy in Xinjiang, China. "Recent investigations suggest that your organization has been aware of Chinese state-sanctioned abuse of children in its Xinjiang basketball training camps, but did not take action," a Thursday letter from Blackburn and Rubio to NBA commissioner Adam Silver states. "The Chinese Government and Communist Party are...
  • Soccer star Megan Rapinoe speaks out about race and change as part of new Nike campaign

    07/30/2020 9:14:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 30, 2020 | Jessica Golden
    Soccer star Megan Rapinoe says the world has gone through big changes this year when it comes to race and equality but the conversation needs to continue. "Players may be back on the pitch, but we are not going back to an old normal. We need to continue to reimagine this world and make it better," she said in a statement.
  • Nike should quit lecturing on social justice — and atone for using slave labor in China

    07/26/2020 6:08:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 25, 2020 | By Steven W. Mosher
    The Social Justice Warriors who run Nike, for example, pompously inform us that they are fighting “against discrimination in communities worldwide.” Not only that but they are “work[ing] every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice.” Really, Nike? Then why do you have your shoes made by an oppressive, morally bankrupt regime? China is the ugly poster child, the living exemplar, for all of the evils that you are so quick to condemn America for. Right now, at this very moment, the Chinese Communists are eliminating the Uyghurs, a Turkish-speaking people who live in China’s...
  • Pro-Black Lives Matter Corporations are Using Modern Day Slave Labor

    07/09/2020 12:25:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies
    Daniel Greenfield/Sultan of Knish ^ | July 9, 2020 | Daniel Greenfeild
    Coca-Cola would like you to know that it cares about oppression and believes America is evil. In a rambling statement by CEO James Quincey, titled, "Where We Stand on Social Justice", the head of the obesity conglomerate declared that he is, "outraged, sad, frustrated, angry." It’s hard that out there for a guy in a racist country who is only making an $18 million salary. The Coke CEO then pledged to give money to the social justice usual suspects and the company joined a boycott of Facebook to pressure it into censoring Trump and conservatives. "Companies like ours must speak...
  • Washington Redskins to 'conduct thorough review' of team name after major sponsor FedEx called for a change and Nike dropped their merchandise from its online stores

    07/03/2020 9:22:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2020 | Ales Raskin
    Amid growing pressure from Native American groups, sponsors, and even the city's mayor, the Washington Redskins have announced they will conduct a 'thorough review' of the team's name, which is considered by many to be offensive. 'In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team's name,' read the statement. 'This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks.' Friday's statement came after the team received a formal name-change request from FedEx, which was...
  • Nike Removes Redskins Gear from Website

    07/03/2020 9:14:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/3/2020 | Dyland Gwinn
    Nike, in an apparent bid to force the Washington Redskins to change their name, has removed all Redskins gear from its website. Moreover, the vertical drop-down menu on the left side of the screen, which displays the names of all 32 NFL teams, does not show the Washington Redskins. “Last year, Nike omitted the team name from its annual Salute to Service collection,” according to Pro Football Talk. “The more recent action sends a much stronger message.” Despite Nike’s apparent new-found problem in doing business with the Redskins. The athletic apparel giant does not appear to have any problem maintaining...
  • Study: Nike, Apple, BMW Among 83 Brands Using Chinese Muslim Slave Labor

    07/02/2020 11:28:17 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 20 replies
    https://www.breitbart.com ^ | March 2, 2020 | FRANCES MARTEL
    A report published Sunday by an Australian think tank revealed that as many as 83 internationally known brands – including Nike, BMW, Apple, Sony, Google, Lacoste, and Nintendo – have active ties to factories where evidence suggests the Communist Party has shipped Uyghur Muslims to engage in forced labor.
  • Woke Companies Mark Juneteenth While Reportedly Profiting from China’s Muslim Slave Labor (Abercrombie & Fitch, Amazon, Apple, FILA, General Motors, Google, Nike, and Ralph Lauren)

    06/21/2020 12:06:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20 2020 | EDWIN MORA
    At least eight global companies identified as benefitting from China’s enslavement of Muslim minorities published statements celebrating Juneteenth, an American holiday marking the end of slavery in the country. A Breitbart News analysis found that the eight companies are Abercrombie & Fitch, Amazon, Apple, FILA, General Motors, Google, Nike, and Ralph Lauren. Three other companies identified as benefitting from forced labor by Muslim minorities in China — Sony, H&M, and Gap — were more cautious in their approach, issuing statements on social media against hatred and racism and in support of diversity on the days ahead of July 19 without...
  • LeBron James: Morey 'wasn't educated on the situation' when he tweeted in support of HK protestors

    10/14/2019 9:16:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/19 | Justine Coleman
    LeBron James said he thinks Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated on the situation at hand" when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong. James told reporters Monday that people need to be careful about what they tweet and say as there can be ramifications. "I don't want to get into a ... feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn't educated on the situation at hand and he spoke," James said. He added that people could have been harmed "not only financially but physically, emotionally, spiritually." LeBron tweeted later clarifying his comments saying he did not...
  • California’s two-tier society

    08/04/2019 8:49:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 02, 2019 | Dan Walt
    Thirty-four years ago, two researchers delved into California’s rapidly changing demographic and economic trends and saw “an emerging two-tier economy with Asians and better-educated non-Hispanic whites and blacks competing for the prestigious occupations while poorly educated Hispanics and blacks scramble for the lower status jobs…”
  • Nike loves the dollar but hates the U.S.: Company chooses China over America

    07/09/2019 1:13:30 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/9/19 | Charles "Sam" Faddis
    If you follow the news at all you are aware that recently Nike announced the release of a line of sneakers with a Revolutionary War-era American flag, known commonly as the “Betsy Ross” flag on them, and, that Nike then almost immediately announced that the release would not take place. According to multiple press reports, complaints by Nike spokesman Colin Kaepernick about the racist nature of the American flag depicted on the sneakers prompted the abrupt change of direction. Kaepernick, it appears, history buff that he is, was offended by Mrs. Ross’ handiwork, although what role Betsy, a Philadelphia Quaker...
  • Billionaires Demand Fast-Track Green Cards for 400,000 Visa Workers

    12/08/2018 8:17:02 PM PST · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/7/2018 | Neil Munro
    Internet billionaire Marc Benioff is urging the GOP Congress and President Donald Trump to fast-track 400,000 foreign visa-workers — plus 400,000 family members — to green cards, the U.S. job market, and the ballot box. “This is good for our economy,” Benioff said in a Tuesday tweet that was applauded by Silicon Valley lobbyists. “We need to grow our workers to grow our economy.” Benioff’s comment is a tautology: Expanding the population by importing more than 800,000 people would obviously grow the nation’s economy, retail sales, government taxes, company profits, and Wall Street stock options. But Benioff’s cheap-labor importation plan...
  • San Jose construction workers held captive are paid $250,000 after government probe

    07/24/2018 6:04:58 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | July 24, 2018 | Levi Sumagaysay
    Nearly two dozen people who worked on a big development in downtown San Jose were forced to work without pay and were held in captivity until they were freed last August, according to the U.S. Department of Labor
  • In Ancient Mass Graves, Archaeologists Find Child Slaves of Biblical Egypt

    02/05/2018 9:24:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 9, 2017 | Amanda Borschel-Dan
    Archaeologist Mary Shepperson, who previously dug with the Amarna Project, reported in The Guardian this week on the discovery of "the simple desert graves of the ordinary Egyptians who lived and worked in Akhenaten's city and never got to leave." "They paint a picture of poverty, hard work, poor diet, ill-health, frequent injury and relatively early death," ... "As we started to get the first skeletons out of the ground it was immediately clear that the burials were even simpler than at the South Tombs Cemetery, with almost no grave goods provided for the dead and only rough matting used...
  • [ From July 29, 2016 ] Venezuela is about to force people to work in the fields

    04/24/2017 7:33:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 29, 2016, 9:32 PM | Linette Lopez
    Amnesty International says a new decree in Venezuela that says the government can make any of its citizens farm the country's fields in order to combat its current, punishing food crisis "effectively amounts to forced labour." "The decree, officially published earlier this week, establishes that people working in public and private companies can be called upon to join state-sponsored organizations specialized in the production of food," Amnesty International reported. "They will be made to work in the new companies temporarily for a minimum of 60 days after which their 'contracts' will be automatically renewed for an extra 60-day period or...
  • Questions as 176 North Koreans go AWOL in Sarawak, abandon belongings

    03/29/2017 8:30:54 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Malay Mail ^ | March 30, 2017
    Questions as 176 North Koreans go AWOL in Sarawak, abandon belongings Sarawak Immigration director Ken Leben is quoted as saying the North Koreans should technically still be in the state. ― Picture by Sulok Tawie KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Sarawak authorities are mystified by the lengthy absence without leave of 176 North Koreans hired to work at construction sites for the past half month. The Borneo Post reported today that it had visited a construction site in Tabuan Dayak on March 17 where the North Korean workers were supposed to work, but found none of them were around. The...
  • EU countries employ slave laborers from North Korea, rights group reveals

    07/06/2016 1:42:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Jul. 6, 2016 1:56 (updated: 2:08) | (EurActiv.com with agencies)
    North Korea has sent hundreds of workers to labor as “state-sponsored slaves” in member states as Pyongyang seeks to circumvent international sanctions aimed at starving it of money over its nuclear weapons program, rights campaigners said on Wednesday (5 July). North Korean laborers commonly work 10-12 hour shifts, six days a week, but up to 90% of their pay is sent back to the hermit state, according to the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea (EAHRNK). Most are working in Polish shipyards, construction sites and farms. North Koreans are also employed in leisure and clothing firms in Malta,...
  • Six Reasons Apple Closed 2015 With a Whimper

    01/01/2016 3:37:02 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 86 replies
    Fortune ^ | January 1, 2016 | by Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    Judging by the fundamentals--things like revenue, earnings, assets, cash flow, profit margins, and growth--Apple had a very good year.However shares in the world’s most valuable company finished 2015 down 4% from the beginning of the year and off nearly 22% from their 52-week high.Why the disconnect?In my comment stream yesterday, a longtime reader who calls himself Merckel spoke for many frustrated shareholders when he boiled it down to six reasons: Heavy option activity. Institutions are content with making bank off of selling lotto tickets (options) to weekly gamblers. Approximately 90% of all Apple AAPL options expired worthless in 2015....