Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Terror Of Capitalism

Hello everyone,
as you may know I'm doing my internship as a journalist and today I had a huge task.
I was responsible for the video editing of the Bangladesh footage..
For more than an hour I had to look at uncut videos of the ruins including dead bodies and people crying or yelling for help.
I started to sweat when I heard people inside the ruins pleading for help.
It has become publicly known that this factory had large  cracks and it was ready to collapse but still the workers were not allowed to leave..
So it's quite obvious that the huge corporations that used those people and treated them worse than slaves have full responsibility for this tragedy since they knew that the building was a ticking bomb!
We pretend that we don't know that slaves still exist, we pretend that we don't hear the voices of the people starving and dying.
Ignoring the problem is not the solution, this monstrosity has to stop now.
Capitalism has won today and has cost the lives of 200 workers but we can still raise our voices against injustice cause everyday is a battle!

Gracie

4 comments:

  1. And we already know that nothing´s going to change anytime soon. Like after the huge fire in an indian clothing factory some months ago. Everybody was shocked, everybody talked about that that´s the price for our cheap clothing, everybody felt bad, but two weeks later noone cared anymore. It will be the same with this tragedy, no doubt.
    May I also add that I find your headline very well chosen?

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  2. Thank you for writing this! Its so sad not may bloggers are aware of these issues! This is why I try and thrift and wear vintage clothing as much as possible. Most pre 90s clothes was union made and made in the USA. The 80s and 90s saw a rise in outsourcing and this is why! These companies have no accountability to their workers, and meanwhile back in the USA we have massive unemployment. People over profit!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this. It seems the only thing we can do about things like this is try to raise awareness and not let it be swept under the rug.

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  4. but if they werent working there they would be far worse
    the only solution is a better supervising and control

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