Friday, September 16, 2005

Wal-Mart and children of Bangladesh

In the recent weeks, headlines touched children from Bangladesh. Wal-Mart, one of the largest retailer stores in the USA, has been sued for allegedly violating labor practice and child labor law. Read the news from Yahoo. Children must have been very happy in Bangladesh as someone has finally seen their plight, their abuse and lack of right. They don’t have to work anymore, now they can start begging in the street. I’m just kidding!!!

I know Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million associates all over the world with a business worth of almost 300 billion dollars. Now, please close down all the Wal-Mart stores where typically people flock to get merchandise at a reduced rate and transfer all the assets to the poor children and their attorneys.... Suddenly, children are at front page, when their community, society, government and their mothers deny and undermine children’s rights every day, suddenly a law suit will change their destiny forever. Welcome to globalization.

I read an interesting article that’s called “Wal-Mart is rich, let’s suit them!” I don’t know whether it’s true or not, but they say, “some parts of the United States are as poor as the Third World”. But who can show the real picture down to the earth right now in Dhaka, Bangladesh. May be a nine year old child can tell you the real story that doesn’t hit the headline.

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