What do you get when you combine a master storyteller and investigative journalist? Mike Daisey is one answer, a storyteller and performer whose story about what happens inside an Apple factory is touching hearts and minds.
After his visit to China, tours of factories, and meetings with union organizers and members of secret unions (which are illegal in China), Daisey created the remarkable performance “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory“.
This was a full page ad in the Canadian National Post.
With the Ontario Provincial Election fast approaching, many people feel that their opinion MUST be heard. That’s when private partisan ads, like these, begin to find there way in the faces of the general public.
This, my friends; is a total disgrace. This ad is not only hugely offensive to the entire LGBTTQQ Community in an outward attack, it also bases its’ arguments on the concept that people who identify as LGBTTQQ are not real people. WHAT IS THIS!!! This is Canada we’re talking about! Yet, here we are being faced with this hideous form of discrimination.
Also, while it does seem like an overkill to point out, I still feel this issue needs to be addressed. This ad, which is brought to us by the apparent “Institue for Canadian Values” as an attack on the Toronto District School Board, uses children as the face for this attack-ad. Not only is this strategy weak and low on their part, but it is also an opportunity to see the real character of these people. They claim that the School Board is corrupting their children, and here they are, using and corrupting their children themselves so that they can grow up to abuse the human rights of other people because they weren’t given the curriculum to understand that human rights are rights that ALL humans deserve.
To top it all off, they hide behind arguments such as religious rights/beliefs (which I would like to point out, all religions focus on the fair treatment of all individuals and their human rights) and the main argument that teaching children about all types of people is somehow harming and/or corrupting them.
My argument is this: ALL PEOPLE deserve equal human rights. This would not be an issue if the curriculum was focused on racism or ableism. Instead, because the focus is on homophobia and anti-heterocentrism, it somehow is an entirely different issue, which I argue is wrong and, in itself, abusive to human rights and the premotion of ignorance and hate.
Non-progressive ads like these are what set back any human rights activism and lead us to further abuse.
This needs to be stopped. Anyone who actually understand their religion understands that we need to accept and love everyone. I am hurt that this group thinks all religion people are bigots and that anyone who has “Canadian values” is a bigot.
Tumblr, do your stuff. That’s the executive director’s information.
Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 416.391.5000 EXT 344
Canada Christian College
50 Gervais Drive
Toronto, ON M3C 1Z3
This is really, really disgusting.
So, basically, “Don’t teach me that these things I may already be feeling are perfectly all right, or that other people who feel this way are human beings and deserve my respect.” And the SCHOOLS are the ones “corrupting” children?
To any moron (especially the vegan / straight edge morons - I’ll leave names out unless you decide to respond directly instead of pretending like you didn’t see it like some soft-serve half-stepping punk) who continues to buy / fetishize Nike despite being aware of the glaring breaches in fair trade standards:
Stop buying Nike products. Oh my fucking shit. Human rights matter just as much as animal rights and that piece of shit company has consistently treated their workers like dirt for decades. I guess the whole “support” issue of veganism didn’t translate over to human rights for some of you, but when you buy Dunks, you are directly supporting industrial and capitalistic slavery. Fucking stop it. Stop.
And for anyone fucking spineless and insidious enough to try to weasel your way out of your ethical responsibility by saying astoundingly inane bullshit such as, “[If I boycotted Nike, I’d be a hypocrite because I support Vans (which, by the way, is fully compliant with fair trade law in their factories) and other companies that exploit their workers,” please, from the bottom of my little heart, use your supposedly clear head. Just because you can’t escape every evil that existing in a capitalist society entails does not mean that it negates direct and unapologetic support of a company infamous for its refusal to treat its workers humanely for a product that is 100% unnecessary in the first fucking place. Not only is your decorative footwear unnecessary, but obtaining equally sufficiently flashy and obnoxious shoes from companies that don’t shit on their workers for a buck is almost effortless.
Stop being shitty on purpose. Stop supporting human slavery as you wax sympathetic to animal rights issues. Stop putting fashion over people because it’s just as bad as, if not worse than, putting your taste buds over animals. Either stop that or stop pretending that you give a shit because refusing the former is a sure sign that you don’t.
wow the writer has some serious hate for vegans. yes people who support a vegan lifestyle should in theory be supporting a non-cruelty lifestyle for all things as much as they can, but being vegan has made me slowly aware of all the fuckery going on in the world; speciesism, labour practices, environmental, political, ect. but that has been a slow research process because of all the reading material and finding substitutes(along with not wanting to create more waste so keeping what is useful till it is not functional). its shitty when someone says they are vegan just to be in a trend, yes, but just keep in mind there are people that are still ignorant as fuck, and may take awhile adjusting other parts of their life besides their diet. and not all people are vegan because they “love animals”, some people do it merely for the health benefit. and some people eat meat and have closets full of made in china and don’t question anything. so there.
Maybe we should stop asking the government to help the needy and the homeless? Maybe we should stop asking corporations to send aid to underdeveloped countries? Maybe we should stop talking about how we could help… and actually do something.
Maybe we should stop asking the government to cut…