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Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery in Malaysia ; Palm Oil. Endorsed by brand name products.

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I received an email this morning via someofus.org; It reads as such.

Nina,

What’s the link between household brands Head & Shoulders, Covergirl, and Gillette?

Modern slavery.

The brands’ parent company, Procter & Gamble (P&G), purchases conflict palm oil from the world’s largest palm oil plantation operator, Malaysian company Felda Global Ventures (Felda). Felda deals in the human trafficking of its plantation workers, confiscating close to 30,000 passports, and still works with labor contractors and recruiters who charge enormous fees to trafficked foreign workers.

Plantation workers are trapped in modern day slavery, all to produce palm oil that ends up in P&G products. The multinational consumer goods company is well aware of the problem, and yet still buys conflict palm oil from its joint venture partner Felda.

P&G is getting ready to publish its 2016 sustainability progress report, and the company knows that customers and investors are watching. Now’s the perfect moment to force P&G to pressure its supplier and business partner to do the right thing and stop this human catastrophe. Felda can’t afford to lose a partner like P&G.

Tell Procter & Gamble: cut conflict palm oil from your company’s supply chain and ensure that modern day slavery does not continue in Felda Global Ventures’ operations.

Procter & Gamble can’t pretend to ignore the plantation workers’ ordeal. A 2015 Wall Street Journal article documented the human rights violations happening in Felda palm oil plantations. Because they’re complicit, companies like Procter & Gamble are responsible for the plight of modern slaves either working on palm oil plantations or dying on their way there. Last year, Thai and Malaysian police found nearly 150 bodies of people thought to have died in human traffickers’ camps at the border.

Mohammad Rubel, who was smuggled into Malaysia by traffickers and was later held captive in a jungle camp, says he worked on a palm plantation for six months without receiving a salary. Muhi, another worker, says that “there is no escape,” and that Felda contractors “bring policemen and threaten to send us to jail.” In Malaysia illegally and without passports, these workers are trapped for the sake of cheap palm oil.

Over the past two years, we pushed companies like McDonald’s and Starbucks coffee to adopt zero deforestation palm oil policies. We’ve also focused our efforts on the improvement of human and workers’ rights in the palm oil sector with campaigns targeting PepsiCo and Unilever. It’s time for Procter & Gamble to stand by its principles and save close to 30,000 palm oil workers from modern slavery.

Tell Procter & Gamble: cut conflict palm oil from your company’s supply chain and ensure that modern day slavery does not continue in Felda Global Ventures’ operations.

Thanks for all that you do,
Hanna, Fatah, and the team at SumOfUs

The Spook Who Sat By The Door (FULL MOVIE & 2011 Video Interviewz With Sam Greenlee) via : – https://moorbey.wordpress.com

“I made a Guerrilla style film about a Guerrilla war [here in Amerika]!!!….I wrote it for the Brothers and Sistas on tha’ Block.” —- Sam Greenlee, 2011

You are about to witness an IDEA Sooo fuckin’ powerful that the Amerikan government tried to stop the printing of the book, Intimidated people out of financing the movie, Stole the prints of the beta film, and then had the film BANNED from movie theaters a few weeks after it was released to the public!!! The movie was then forced underground where it remained for some 30-years, being distributed from Hood-to-Hood by way of tha’ bootleg. The lessons & IDEAS herein are again being taught with the HOPE that our Hood Warriors of the various street tribes will find their TRU Freedom & Love in the Revolution that awaits you. 2 Wordz, My Niggas: Founding Constitutions…….No matter which tribe, just stand on that truth and you will see yoself in this movie. REBUILD. ALL POWER TO ALL THE PEOPLE!!! PANTHER POWER TO THE VANGUARD!!!! No Sellout….THUG Till’ We Die!!! *** Check tha’ politics at http://www.facebook.com/MarlandX

Included with the FULL MOVIE here are video interviews conducted with the mind behind the book & movie, Sam Greenlee, during the months of April, May and June of 2011; He makes it plain about the purpose of the work and even sheds rare light on Jesse Jackson’s sell-out tactics. LISTEN…WATCH…LEARN…….

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Source: The Spook Who Sat By The Door (FULL MOVIE & 2011 Video Interviewz With Sam Greenlee)

I got an email today / Animal cruelty… BLOOD FARMS

It sounds almost too twisted to be true: across Argentina and Uruguay, horse blood farms are raising horses so their blood can be extracted and sold for profit to pharmaceutical companies.

The horrendous industry is driven by demand from veterinary pharmaceutical companies like MSD Animal Health (Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) that use the blood to extract a hormone called PMSG.

It’s unacceptable for a company that specializes in animal health to depend on the torture and exploitation of horses for its products. If hundreds of thousands of us around the world speak up and join the people who are already fighting this animal cruelty in South America and Europe, we can get MSD to stop their business with the torture-hormone.

Sign the petition to tell MSD to stop profiting from animal torture and cut ties with blood farms immediately.

Blood farm conditions are as bad as you’d imagine. Workers routinely take 10 litres of blood in a single extraction, a volume that can lead to hypovolemic shock, anaemia or even death. And because mares produce the valuable hormone only during early pregnancy, they are forced into repeated pregnancies and abortions. Finally, they are shipped off to slaughter when they become too weak or old to become pregnant.

In a cruelly ironic cycle of animal exploitation, the precious hormone PMSG obtained from pregnant mare blood is used by the pork industry to promote unnatural rates of reproduction among pigs.

A recent investigation by the German NGO Animal Welfare Foundation and their partners in Uruguay and the US exposed the links between American and European corporations like MSD and the blood farms. Now that we know that MSD is profiting from animal torture, we need to let them know that we’re on to them.

To sign petition go to this link… https://actions.sumofus.org/a/merck-horse-blood/