boycott made in china
i'm just starting to do some research into boycotting chinese-made goods. it's amazing once i started checking labels the pervasiveness of these products. yesterday, i reached for a banana republic purse and stopped myself for two reasons: 1] leather; and 2] made in china. and i already boycott wal-mart, but apparently there are more reasons to do so.* and china continues to resist change. in december, according to the new york times, the country's government canceled "a meeting of global union and business leaders that aimed to press beijing to do more to protect workers' rights."
to start, a quote from the boycott made in china campaign:
- the suppression of democracy and freedom
- wholesale and indiscriminate use of the death penalty
- commercial harvesting of transplant organs of executed prisoners
- denial of basic rights to chinese workers and farmers
- nationwide forced abortions and sterilizations
- sweeping and brutal repression of all religions
- criminal psychiatric abuse of political prisoners
- routine torture of prisoners
- military occupation and genocide in tibet
- draconian repression in east turkestan
- military expansion and aggression
- world's tightest internet censorship (and)
- the largest dealer of "weapons of mass destruction" to rogue states
i'll be sharing more research with you as i uncover it. until then, i hope you'll join in the boycott.
you can view the entire show, "is wal-mart good for america?" here.
I've been trying with all my might in the last 2 or 3 years to avoid buying Made in China whenever at all possible, but it is INCREDIBLY pervasive. Even things that superficially don't say Made in China sometimes are. It's a difficult market to navigate out there. Thanks for the links and info!
Posted by: Giao | Feb 23, 2005 1:04:53 PM