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Remembering the children of the mica mines

Original news story was on 2019. I haven't been able to find any updates. It's a horrid example of child slave labor.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/army-children-toil-african-mica-mines-n1082916



Forcing young children and their families to crawl into holes and tunnels, nearly starved is beyond my comprehension. If you do nothing else today, please take a moment to reflect on this. Who profits? Who is responsible? What can we do individually to end this?



Most people use products containing mica daily, without realizing what the story behind their production is. Mica is a mineral commonly found in products such as cosmetics, paints, and electronics. For most people living in the West, mica is simply something that makes these products shiny. However, extracting mica is often linked to the worst forms of child labor.


https://stopchildlabor.org/ending-child-labor-in-mica-mines-in-india-and-madagascar/
Posted by berniesandersmittens | Wed Oct 27, 2021, 01:01 PM (0 replies)

Sometimes our bones break

Forced birth is a humanitarian emergency.
Such cruelty to women and girls is overwhelmingly disgusting.


How many women who become pregnant during domestic abuse will be beaten so badly by their abusers who don't want a baby?

How many children will have to endure the extreme pain of birthing? How many will have to carry the seed of their rapists, making their trauma unimaginable?

How many will endure a broken pelvis, tailbone or sometimes even bladder/rectal damage during forced births?


Yes. Sometimes our bones break.




Posted by berniesandersmittens | Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:49 PM (15 replies)
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