Daily Archives: June 11, 2004

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Coke Benefiting From Child Labor in Sugar Cane Fields

June 10, 2004 | OneWorld.net by Jim Lobe WASHINGTON – Coca-Cola and other large businesses are indirectly benefiting from the use of child labor in sugarcane fields in El Salvador, according to a new report released here Thursday by Human Rights Watch (HRW) which is calling on the company to take more responsibility to ensure that such abuses are halted. From 5,000 to 30,000 Salvadoran children, some as young as eight years old, are working in El Salvador’s sugarcane plantations where injuries, particularly severe cuts, are common, according to the report, ‘Turning a Blind Eye: Hazardous Labor in El Salvador’s […]

Ex-Marine Mobilizes 10,000 Observers To Palestine

10 June 2004 | IslamOnline.net OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – A former U.S. marine is mobilizing up to 10,000 Westerners to be dispatched to the occupied Palestinian territories in September to act as international observers and help bring peace with Israel. The P10K Force will “expose the truth about the conflict and document human rights violation”, Ken O’Keefe told a press conference in occupied East Jerusalem Wednesday, June 9, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP). “It will effect a ceasefire from the militant Palestinian resistance that uses violence and call for Israel to honor the truce in order to assure security for its citizens,” […]

When Ignorance Isn?t Bliss

excerpted from June 8, 2004 | In These Times by David Sirota …. [I]n an effort to cut through the din this year, here are five congressional votes that everyone in America should know about. They come straight from the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up file, and capture how soundbite politics hide the troubling reality behind conservatives? bumper-sticker slogans. Pro-Defense: Facing increasing violence in Iraq, military commanders in Iraq asked Congress and the president to immediately fill shortages in protective body armor. Just four months after the president signed another massive tax cut for the wealthy, up to 51,000 troops were still not properly […]