Monday, September 14, 2009

end slavery

The US Department of Labor at the urging of has released their long awaited list of goods produced by child labor and forced labor.

Here are some of the worst offenders for forced labor or slavery specifically:
  • Bolivia: nuts, cattle, corn, and sugar
  • Burma: bamboo, beans, bricks, jade, nuts, rice rubber, rubies, sesame, shrimp, sugarcane, sunflowers, and teak
  • China: artificial flowers, bricks, Christmas decorations, coal, cotton, electronics, garments, footwear, fireworks, nails, and toys
  • India: bricks, carpets, cottonseed, textiles, and garments
  • Nepal: bricks, carpets, textiles, and stones
  • North Korea: bricks, cement, coal, gold, iron, and textiles
  • Pakistan: bricks, carpet, coal, cotton, sugar, and wheat
Check out the article HERE
Check out the DOL Report in its entirety HERE

Write a quick note of thanks to the DOL at the address below and thank them for allowing you access to the information to choose slave-free products.

U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210

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