in honor of those without
today is world day against child labour.
here's an article discussing one facet of this.
here's another article discussing what are supposed to be solutions.
according to them, we need to end poverty and the way to do this is...more aid from rich countries to poor ones.
we don't need to stop allowing companies to exploit human beings and the earth for their own gain. we don't need to re-evaluate the way we live our lives--checking to see if it is sustainable, or compassionate. we can continue to pretend that socialism is a dirty word and that capitalism is the be all, end all of where it's at.
we can continue to ignore what we (as wealthy americans) are taking from the world, and who we are taking it from.