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Daily Wrap: Mass Suicide Threatened at Foxconn and More

Workers at Foxconn threaten to commit suicide in protest of poor working conditions. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.

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Foxconn Workers Threaten Mass Suicide

Over 300 employees at the Foxconn factory in China climbed atop the building and threatened to commit suicide en masse. The Taiwan-based Foxconn, most known for manufacturing the XBox360, the iPhone and iPad, the Playstation 3, the Wii and the Kindle, has long been under fire for difficult working conditions and the irony that the workers who earn so little are making the most popular recreational luxury items on the planet.

From the comments:

KathrynTerry — “Making toys for by comparison, rich capitalists,while being an underfeed,overworked human beings.

Free labor is just wrong especially when making non-essential toys, that carry hefty price tags. Shame on Xbox,Kindle,I Phone. Profits must be outlandish. Why not have decent working conditions for all??? People take their own lives in despair.”

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