The Poisonous Pearl

Occupational chemical poisoning in the electronics industry in the Pearl River Delta, People’s Republic of China
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The Truth of the Apple iPad Behind Foxconn’s Lies

A short video on working conditions at Foxconn’s iPad production site in Chengdu, the Truth of the Apple iPad Behind Foxconn’s Lies, is released today to unveil the exploitations at Foxconn to Apple’s consumers. In…

Taiwan joins worldwide campaign against IT sweatshops

Launched by European nongovernmental organizations, the makeITfair campaign urged consumers in Europe and around the world to participate in the “International makeITfair Action Day” on May 7 through street demonstrations and social media. In Taiwan,…

High tech demand creates living hell

Nine Chinese sociologists wrote an open letter to the media calling for an end to regimented and restrictive work practices which they condemned as "a model where fundamental human dignity is sacrificed for development". One…

DAMN RIGHT: No app for that

With every fool clamouring for the latest offering Steve Jobs craps out in the hopes that it’ll be their quick ticket to the social status of their dreams, the push to keep up with demand…

Workers face ‘draconian workplace’ manufacturing for Apple

An investigation by two NGOs, ­ the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations and Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour, found that the 500,000 workers at the Shenzhen and Chengdu factories, which manufacture iPhone and…

The Human Cost Of Your iPad

An investigation, carried out by two NGOs, has revealed allegations of excessive working hours and inhuman workplace rules at two major plants in southern China, according to The Guardian UK. Among the findings was the…

Apple Workers Slavery As iPhone, iPad Demand Soars

Workers in Apple’s Chinese factories, operated by contract suppliers Foxconn, continue to be subjected to slave labour style conditions including over working and horrendous conditions at two of the plants in the southern regions of…

Chinese Workers Treated Inhumanely by Apple

The factories owned by Foxconn produce millions of Apple products a year. The report by two NGOs claimed that Foxconn treats its workers like machines. They are given excessive overtime despite having a limit of…