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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-12 08:20 AM
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Merry Xmas....enjoy your Decorations...


Enslaved Children Freed After Being Forced to Make Christmas decorations


By Mark Greenblatt | Newsmakers18 hrs ago



Police and child advocates broke padlocks and busted down doors in a surprise raid of a sweatshop in India, only to find a group of children imprisoned who had been forced to make Christmas decorations.

The children, as young as 8 years old, were kept in rooms approximately six feet by six feet and had been forced to work up to 19-hour days making the decorations, which advocates believe may have been intended to be sold on the cheap in the United States.

Human rights group Global March for Children led the raid, but also got help from former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who now serves as the United Nations special envoy for global education.

The 14 children who were freed are now in the process of being reunited with their families, who are scattered across India.

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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/newsmakers/enslaved-childre...


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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-12 09:22 AM
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1. Of all the UN member states, only the U.S. and Somalia have not yet ratified the Convention on the
Edited on Thu Dec-06-12 09:26 AM by No Elephants
Rights of the Child.

Somalia, for pity sake.

Read more about that here: http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/children-s-ri...

Please consider making a donation to Amnesty International.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-12 09:29 AM
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2. P.S. Or a donation to the organization mentioned in the OP.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-12 05:37 PM
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3. The U.S. and Somalia are two of a kind now.
Two peas in a fucking pod.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-12 05:40 PM
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4. This is why the origin of consumer goods must be carefully considered.
Of course the right wing and fucking WalMart would rather not think about it. Profit, baby!
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