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Labour Day so far is sucking. Think it needs more espresso!


Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

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World’s Third Largest Industry


If I asked you to name the third most profitable industry in the world, would you have the answer? Would you guess Hollywood, oil, or diamonds? Maybe a cash crop like sugar, coffee, or bananas would come to mind?

If you did, you’d be wrong. The truth is far from being as innocent as food, luxury, or entertainment.
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Chiggers | Foxconn=Slave Factory?

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American Businessman Steve Jobs - Slave Driver or Visionary Entrepreneur?

Foxconn manufactures the Apple iPod, iPhone and the iPad as well the Xbox 360, the PS3 and the Wii

According to Reuters, Steve Jobs says the rash of suicides is “troubling”, but that the Foxconn factory “is not a sweatshop“.

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SUNDAY Series® | The “SEA ORG”

Ex-Scientologist lawsuits reveal elite group

Scientology’s Golden Era Productions editing suite

Far outside Los Angeles, at the edge of arid foothills in San Jacinto, Calif., hundreds of Scientology followers live on a gated, 500-acre campus and work long hours for almost no pay reproducing the works of founder L. Ron Hubbard and creating the church’s teaching and promotional materials.
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Blackbirding | Queensland’s Shameful Past, 1860s-1901

Blackbirding refers to the recruitment of people through trickery and kidnappings to work on the sugar cane plantations of Australia and Fiji.

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The blackbirding schooner Daphne was seized by the HMS Rosario in 1869, and its passengers freed

Those ‘blackbirded’ were recruited from the indigenous populations of nearby Pacific islands or northern Queensland. In the early days of the pearling industry in Broome, local Aboriginal people were blackbirded from the surrounding areas, including aboriginal people from desert areas.

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