Have you noticed just how many things are manufactured in Communist China? A vast array of cheap merchandise is exported to the west, particularly toys, and ‘Made in China’ is now commonplace on shelves in every sort of store. Yet how many of us are aware of the often harrowing conditions under which such products are made? Do we realise that many innocent looking toys have been produced through slave labour, and that beyond the barbed wire workers in Communist China have no employment rights, are denied free speech, or the right to withdraw their labour.
When we buy goods manufactured in Communist China we are innocently contributing to a system that imprisons any who speak out and uses torture and the death penalty to suppress any dissent of democratic expression. To buy anything made in China is to take trade away from countries that value democratic principles civil, political and labour rights. In fact through our purchase we are sponsoring a form of fascism where oppression and tyranny is mixed with capitalism. Yet as consumers we have a tremendous potential to influence and send a forceful message to the Chinese Regime by choosing to boycott all goods made in Communist China.
As a contribution to the Direct Economic Action called for by the Rangzen Alliance we ask that you try one of more of the following steps to support this initiative:
Try to buy only goods manufactured in the USA, there are a number of recommended sources online including: http://www.usab2c.com/
If you cannot find an item produced in the United States choose goods made in democratic countries, ask stores if they have any goods from countries such as India, Bangladesh, South Korea or from European Union States.
Printout our poster Boycott China and display in public places. such as libraries, coffee-shops, book stores and community centers, or share it with friends on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks.
For great hints and advice on boycotting Chinese goods get a copy of ‘A Year Without Made In China’