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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:35 PM

Ikea used forced prison labour to make furniture

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Source: The Independent (UK)

Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant whose flat-pack offerings grace homes from Bolton to Bangkok, has admitted that East German political prisoners had been used to make its goods for as long as three decades.

In the latest in a series of scandals to hit the company, Ikea was found to have been aware of the potential use of forced labour by its suppliers in the former Communist bloc country as early as 1978 and continued to source furniture from the German Democratic Republic until the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Ikea, which is the world’s largest furniture seller and recently announced plans to increase its number of stores worldwide by 50 per cent, said the findings of the report were a source of “deep regret” but insisted it had never condoned the use of political prisoners to manufacture its products.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/ikea-used-forced-prison-labour-to-make-furniture-8324016.html



Boss says, yeah, I screwed you. Fuck you. I got mine.Boss's family say pretty much the same (feudal rights, they say).

People say: uh huh.

Boss's family say: Be afraid, be very afraid...

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Reply Ikea used forced prison labour to make furniture (Original post)
Ghost Dog Nov 2012 OP
jberryhill Nov 2012 #1
crazylikafox Nov 2012 #2
NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #3
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #6
jberryhill Nov 2012 #7
FiveGoodMen Nov 2012 #4
AllyCat Nov 2012 #5
silverweb Nov 2012 #8
WeekendWarrior Nov 2012 #9
Ghost Dog Nov 2012 #11
Brickbat Nov 2012 #10
Ghost Dog Nov 2012 #12
Ghost Dog Nov 2012 #13
fascisthunter Nov 2012 #14
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #15

Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:36 PM

1. They should include a prisoner in the box to put it together

My wife uses forced labor for that!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:41 PM

2. DUzy

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Response to crazylikafox (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:41 PM

3. Series. (nt)

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:03 PM

6. lol

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:09 PM

7. I have leftover hex nuts from my "Blumpkin" sofa

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:47 PM

4. Another good reason for Tyler to blow it all up.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:01 PM

5. Wal-Mart of the World.

Dang, we have a bunch of their furniture. My kids' crib was probably made by some poor slave. I think I'm going to figure out how to make furniture as everything seems to be damaged goods nowadays.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:39 PM

8. That's very upsetting.

I'm very disappointed in IKEA.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:47 PM

9. Don't we force prisoners to make license plates? nt.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:27 PM

11. You deny your (many, including political) prisoners the right to vote.

(if they haven't already been assasinated, including Presidents) ¿Huh? Please explain why???

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:25 PM

10. More than a fifth of their crap currently comes from China.

The more things change...

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:17 PM

12. Well, Brickbat. Times do change. And I'd expect you to agree:

Freedom of thought, feeling and expression are, usually but maybe not always, beautiful things:

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:27 PM

13. More (almost perfect):





The Limits of Control
The Limits of Control is a 2009 American film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Isaach De Bankolé as a lone wolf assassin, carrying out a job in Spain.


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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:35 PM

14. hey rich folks... we know how you made your wealth

so when you turn your nose up to the garbage man, just remember this... he earned his pay the honest way and is more human than you... in fact, you are closer to the garbage he throws out for you, go fool yourselves.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:50 PM

15. Shit. nt

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