They have more of a right to help those who are in need, suffering, and without resources.
They have more of a right to help the poor, homeless, and hungry.
They have more of a right to help stop violence, war, and genocide.
They have more of a right to help stop pollution and protect the environment.
They, we, do have more rights, don’t you think?
Message or comment to add what rights you think the wealthy are entitled to, and what you’re doing to help make our world a better place. – I’ll add it to the list.
I suppose that shoes aren’t something we buy as often as groceries or coffee or tea, but they are something we invest a reasonable amount of money into.
The last pair of shoes I recall buying were my Adidas sneakers. If I recall more correctly, my mom bought them for me and they probably cost around $60.
They’re nice: black suede, and orange rubber sole, and the classic 3-stripes in bright green-yellow — I like them.
But I don’t like things like this:
Indonesian factory workers producing clothes for the German sportswear giant Adidas are subject to forced overtime, physical abuse and poverty-line wages, the European parliament heard yesterday.
The Guardian, Thursday 23 November 2000
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Tagged Adbusters, Adidas, Beyond Skin, Blackspot skate sneaker, buy, buy things, consumerism, Corporations, ethical shopping, ethics, money, Oliberte, Poverty, shipping, Shoes, Sweatshops, Vegetarian Shoes, wants |
I’m certain there’s a lot of things I could say about the Occupy Movements – the original Occupy Wall Street, and the subsequent occupancies around the world, including my local Toronto – but I’d like to be somewhat brief in my thoughts (pithy enough to be engaging and to keep your attention). Continue reading
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Tagged Abraham Lincoln, Canada, Corporations, David Susuki, Debt, Economics, economy, Greece, Media, Movement, New York, Occupy Toronto, Occupywallstreet, Ontario, Politics, Poverty, the Internet, Unemployment, Welland |