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    viet vet

    My concern is certainly there for health and safety of all workers in their working environments, but my "shock and awe" is over discovering that so many corporations are using prisoners for their labor force -- getting involuntary labor for no cost world-wide.  Not only is that a egregious exploitation of disadvantaged (usually) people, it is also taking the bread from the mouths of the unemployed--especially in a period of difficult economic times such as these!

    Find your own voice--the personal is political.

    by In her own Voice on Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 05:17:25 PM PDT

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    •  It's pure serfdom and quite legal I presume. (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, In her own Voice

      It's also quite disgusting that we as a society allow it. And we make jokes about slave labor in Asia. How are we any better at this?

      •  agreed, I said (1+ / 0-)
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        viet vet

        in a comment above, "how could we be so blind" as not to see this happening right under our noses?  I have a feeling things are getting ready to really blow a hole in the ceiling -- and soon.  I've been hearing the rumblings.

        Find your own voice--the personal is political.

        by In her own Voice on Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 06:28:30 PM PDT

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