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Tag: Child Labor


Born Slaves: Child Labor in an ‘Adultocratic’ World

Injustice doesn’t have the same meaning for the average reader of this site as it does for a child who has grown up in precarious conditions, subjected to racism, a lack of emotional education and cultural training.

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 READ MORE


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The Kids Who Make Our Clothes

In spite of decades of international campaigns against child labor, children in Bangladesh as young as 10 years old continue to sew shirts and pants at all hours of the day and night.

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Jun 11, 2013 ENLARGE


Child Labor









Posted on Nov 5, 2012 ENLARGE


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Posted on Dec 27, 2011 ENLARGE



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Gingrich Still Supports Child Labor as Long as the Kids Are Really Poor

In order to combat what he views as a “culture of poverty,” the newly minted Republican front-runner believes poor kids ought to be employed as janitors in their schools.

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 READ MORE


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Posted on Sep 24, 2011 ENLARGE


Into Pakistan’s Textile Factories

The “haves” have been subjecting the “have-nots” to lives of miserable, crushing toil since polarized hierarchies appeared behind the walls of the world’s first city some 10,000 years ago. The names, faces and technologies change, but so far, the legacy of exploitation remains. (more)

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



Human Rights Watch / Moises Saman

Report: Philip Morris Benefits From Child Labor

Human Rights Watch is planning to release a report on Wednesday that documents widespread child and forced labor practices on the Central Asian farms that supply tobacco to Philip Morris’ cigarette factory in Kazakhstan.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010 READ MORE


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Apple Admits to Using Child Labor

Something’s rotten in the Apple empire—a few things, actually. For starters, the technology titan revealed that at least 11 children, who the company claimed were 15 years old, were employed in three Apple-affiliated factories in undisclosed locations. (continued)

Posted on Mar 1, 2010 READ MORE


Gap Kids









Posted on Jul 14, 2008 ENLARGE    


ONN Reporter

Fessing Up to Those Tiny Employees

In this satirical news brief, the Onion envisions a world where marketing and exploitation meet. What if clothing companies that depend on abusive labor practices were honest about it?

Posted on May 10, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Endorses Child Labor

The pseudo-pundit argues that the best way to leave no children behind is to put them to work.

Posted on Apr 6, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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