may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SIRI SOFTWARE(Suicides @Shenzhen)

You with an Iphone in your hand
(there are no Ipads in China)
It was probably made in Shenzhen(Guangdong Province)
in a human sweatshop with underage workers on 16 hour shifts
They stand all day,cameras trained upon them,being barked @by supervisors
Unions are banned-if they join,they are imprisoned for lengthy periods.
Foxconn is one such factory complex,with 430,000 workers
They live in cement dormitories -12x12 ft-stacked like coffins
The turnover is ten percent a month.Injuries are common.RSI/tenosynovitis
N-Hexane(a neurotoxin)is used to clean the iPhone screens.It poisons workers.
34 suicides in 2010 at this location alone meant management made nets
to catch those workers throwing themselves off buildings to certain death
Whether you buy Apple,or Dell,Nokia,Panasonic,HP,Samsung or Sony-
all come from Economic Zones with these conditions.
Check these facts-the suicides,sweatshop conditions,banning of unions.
What will you do with your bright new toy
now you know some other human slaved to make it?

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