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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:37 AM

Letter from Chinese Laborer Pleading for Help Found in Halloween Decorations

Letter from Chinese Laborer Pleading for Help Found in Halloween Decorations

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The letter reads: "Sir, if you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persecution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever."

"I was so frustrated that this letter had been sitting in storage for over a year, that this person had written this plea for help and nothing had come of it." Julie Keith told Yahoo! Shine. "Then I was shocked. This person had probably risked their life to get this letter in this package."

The letter describes the conditions at the factory: "People who work here have to work 15 hours a day without Saturday, Sunday break and any holidays. Otherwise, they will suffer torturement, beat and rude remark. Nearly no payment (10 yuan/1 month)." That translates to about $1.61 a month.

Keith, a mom who works at the Goodwill in Portland, Oregon, did some research into the letter. "I looked up this labor camp on the internet. Some horrific images popped up, and there were also testimonials about people who had lived through this camp. It was just awful."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:42 AM

1. I often wonder what the laborers think when they are making the crap we buy

As they sit in near-slave confinement putting together plastic McDonalds happy meal toys, do they weep with no hope of ever getting out. How do they expect us to care when we apparently care more about a plastic Spiderman toy that they are forced to put together.

I've no points to discuss, just a thought that goes through my head when I see some of the truly dumb plastic shit that we consume.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:52 AM

2. Excuse me, but you make an Excellent point

 

We cause the world misery with our narcissistic fibrosis .

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