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UNCLE RUCKUS
08-24-2006, 02:16 PM
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"When (people) eat chocolate, they are eating my flesh." Drissa (http://www.radicalthought.org/A55868/cocoa.nsf/drissa!OpenPage) (above) was forced to work as a slave on a cocoa plantation in Cote d'Ivoire

Child Slaves May Be Making Your Chocolate

On a recent trip to Sweden, I saw a report on BBC (made by TrueVision (http://www.truevisiontv.com/)) on cocoa farming - the first step in making chocolate -in the Ivory Coast. According to the BBC, hundreds of thousands of children are being stolen from their parents, shipped to the Ivory Coast and sold as slaves to cocoa farms. These children earn no money for their work, are barely fed, are beaten if they try to escape, and most will never see their families again. Nearly 50% of the world's chocolate production starts in the Ivory Coast.

When I heard this, I was completely appalled. Suddenly I could taste every bit of chocolate I'd ever eaten in my life, a taste so sour at the thought that child slaves had produced it that I thought I would vomit.
Since then I've done some research to see where chocolate might safely be purchased, and I decided to make that information available to the world. This information takes two forms. First, I've written OVER 200 LETTERS (http://www.radicalthought.org/A55868/cocoa.nsf/Companies!OpenPage)to many of the world's great chocolate manufacturers to find out who is making sure that their chocolate has no slavery involved and I am posting their responses. Second, I am compiling alinks page (http://www.radicalthought.org/A55868/cocoa.nsf/links!OpenPage) with relevant information from news sources and organizations.
Click here for the Companies Page (http://www.radicalthought.org/A55868/cocoa.nsf/Companies!OpenPage)to find out whose chocolate is made without child slavery.
Click here for the Links Page (http://www.radicalthought.org/A55868/cocoa.nsf/links!OpenPage) for more information..
This site was originally posted on July 19, 2001 and is a work in progress. It will be updated as more information becomes available. Please feel free to e-mail me (millman@mit.edu) with any information or questions you might have and thanks for visiting. Steven R. L. Millman (millman@mit.edu)
Taken from www.radicalthought.org/ (http://www.radicalthought.org/)



My brother was telling me about this a while back its really shocking and disturbing to me. I think people will still close those their eyes to this information; but fuck that! Wake up and stop supporting twisted shit like this; now you have no excuse
Peace

Gawd
08-24-2006, 02:39 PM
Child slaves make products all over the world. If there was a list of exact products, then even I would not buy them. Unfortunatly others will. Also It is the responsibility of those 'slaves' and under paid laborers to change their system and their Country. Not mine. I can only help by not buying the products........

also...blackman be gawd

UNCLE RUCKUS
08-24-2006, 02:49 PM
also...blackman be gawd[/B]
hUH?

Do some research then if you want to eat the shit; at the least know where it comes from and that it is clean of slavery!

There are literally thousands of chocolate manufacturers worldwide, so it is a lot to remember. An easy way to identify slave-free chocolate at the store without memorizing hundreds of companies is to pick chocolate which is made organically. These will not be made with child slavery as there are no organic farms in the areas where slavery is used. Naturally, any chocolates bearing a Fair Trade (http://www.fairtrade.org/) or Max Havelaar (http://www.maxhavelaar.nl/) logo will also be free of slavery.

Gawd
08-24-2006, 02:53 PM
so if I buy ice cream with choclate chips in it then i need to ask the $5 an hour teen worker if it was produced by child slaves?

Also white man be devil

UNCLE RUCKUS
08-24-2006, 02:57 PM
so if I but ice cream with choclate chips in it then i need to ask the $5 an hour teen worker if it was produced by child slaves?

Also white man be devil

Try to make sense if youre gonna respond every 30 seconds

Gawd
08-24-2006, 04:13 PM
Try to make sense if youre gonna respond every 30 seconds

if you cant read then blame the white man

JASPER
08-24-2006, 04:14 PM
A lot of things are slavery products. I barely eat chocolate, but I don't think if I stop eating it, these slaves will treated any differently. Basically, I'm keeping them alive by eating chocolate.

UNCLE RUCKUS
08-24-2006, 04:27 PM
A lot of things are slavery products. I barely eat chocolate, but I don't think if I stop eating it, these slaves will treated any differently. Basically, I'm keeping them alive by eating chocolate.
Youre fucking warped!

JASPER
08-24-2006, 04:28 PM
Nothing will change.

Gawd
08-24-2006, 04:35 PM
kwu sell your pc and all of your capitalist possesions and send them slaves a check or a mcdonalds gift card

LHX
08-24-2006, 04:47 PM
man
this is just like that Bill Cosby thread

boycotting one industry is the equivalent of giving a homeless person a penny

UNCLE RUCKUS
08-24-2006, 05:23 PM
man
this is just like that Bill Cosby thread

boycotting one industry is the equivalent of giving a homeless person a penny

So ignorance is bliss for you...

JASPER
08-24-2006, 05:26 PM
The bliss of eating chocolate without being remembered of some starving kid named Arouna who rather plays European football instead of making me sweet chocolates for me to enjoy while sitting in front of my tv watching Champions League games...

UNCLE RUCKUS
08-24-2006, 05:32 PM
The bliss of eating chocolate without being remembered of some starving kid named Arouna who rather plays European football instead of making me sweet chocolates for me to enjoy while sitting in front of my tv watching Champions League games...
I appreciate your attempt at humour but it isnt such a funny topic man

JASPER
08-24-2006, 05:34 PM
Just giving my opinion on your ever so thought provoking topic...

mashqauck
08-24-2006, 05:45 PM
I've known about this

I hate chocolate though

LHX
08-24-2006, 06:28 PM
So ignorance is bliss for you...

no

bliss is bliss

but the type of activism needed is of the earthquake / tidal wave / mass pestilence / asteroid collision variety


ignorance is just ignorance


in this forum, saying that there is foul shit going on in the world is like preaching to the choir

Gawd
08-24-2006, 07:04 PM
no

bliss is bliss

but the type of activism needed is of the earthquake / tidal wave / mass pestilence / asteroid collision variety


ignorance is just ignorance


in this forum, saying that there is foul shit going on in the world is like preaching to the choir


and the choir contributes...

Ozmosis
08-24-2006, 07:28 PM
dam.. Ben & Jerry's

LHX
08-24-2006, 08:02 PM
and the choir contributes...

(i heard you sing beautifully)

Gawd
08-24-2006, 09:33 PM
(i heard you sing beautifully)


I cant sing...but like you I contribute to capitalism.....

LHX
08-24-2006, 10:09 PM
I cant sing...but like you I contribute to capitalism.....

do you breathe oxygen as well?

Gawd
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
do you breathe oxygen as well?

No.

supremecharma
08-25-2006, 01:28 AM
if you cant read then blame the white man
..:clap: shit had me laughing for ages