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Communism & Socialism Are NOT SYNONYMOUS! A BITTER APPLE: “The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs”: Accustomed To Profits And Praise, Apple Faces Outcry For Exploitive Labor Practices At Chinese Supplier’s (Foxconn) Factories Where Employee Suicides Are Common. Why USA Can’t Compete With China’s Manufacturing Model. Part 2 of 2

Obama asked, “Is it ever possible to bring back those jobs to make iPhones in the U.S.?” Steve Jobs said, “Those jobs are never coming back”. Assembly workers work seven days, 60 boring hours a week, live in crowded dorms, forced to stand so long their legs swell until they can hardly walk, never see a finished iPhone. Under-age workers helped build Apple’s products, and some workers have suffered deaths from explosions and maimings. Over a dozen Foxconn employees have committed suicide. If you ORGANIZE a UNION in China, you go to prison. Apple’s official statement: “We care about every worker, insist our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. Our suppliers must live up to these requirements if they want to keep doing business with Apple.” – yada, yada, yada Continue reading

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