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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Exploitation is exploitation despite the spin

Posted on Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Here we go again. Companies claim 'fair trade' & 'socially responsible entrepreneurship' for exploiting poor women in a poor country to make overpriced, over-hyped goods AND they want a pat on the back.

Throwing in words like 'tradition' and photos of your happy smiling workers (they aren't gonna tell you - their western buyer - to piss off are they?) doesn't mask the fact you fund your lifestyle from poor women doing piece-work who have no choice about the work they have to do. You are cynical exploiters using a very cynical marketing ploy no matter how much you spin you put on it.

Cut the crap and just sell your stuff like the good exploitation capitalists you are. —Look closely at the emperors fair trade clothes


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