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Chinese Embassy tweet about Uyghur women draws condemnation

Date: January 11, 2021 | Categories: Global Injustice, Islamophobia,

On January 7, 2021, the official Twitter account for the Chinese Embassy in the US tweeted the following: “Study shows that in the process of eradicating extremism, the minds of Uygur women in Xinjiang were emancipated and gender equality and reproductive health were promoted, making them no longer baby-making machines. They are more confident and independent.”  Twitter has since removed …

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Boohoo paying its factory workers below the minimum wage in Pakistan

Date: January 7, 2021 | Categories: Global Injustice, Hunger / Poverty / Inequality,

The fast fashion industry has a penance for utilizing cheap labor from countries located in the Global South. Most recently, Boohoo has been caught paying its workers in Pakistan as little to 29 pence per hour.  In Faisalabad, Pakistan, workers at two factories claimed they were being paid around 10,000 PKR  (~$50) a month, which is below the Pakistani minimum …

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The use of forced Uyghur labor in cotton production

Date: January 7, 2021 | Categories: Global Injustice, Islamophobia,

In occupied East Turkestan (known formally as Xinjiang in China), more than half a million Uyghur and other Turkic minorities have been forced to pick cotton. The region produces more than 20% of the world’s cotton and 84% of China’s cotton. The International Criminal Court has said it does not have the jurisdiction to investigate the allegations of human rights …