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Monday, September 24, 2012

Riots continue at Apple China factories: Foxconn halts production at plant after mass brawl

EDITOR's NOTE: Although the media is trying to spin this report as a 'PERSONAL DISPUTE', 2000 workers do not riot over 'Personal Disputes'. Besides such riots and protests are not uncommon at Foxconn; this event just happens to be too big to be ignored by the media, which is why this is being reported but is being spun as a 'Personal Dispute' rather than as a result of horrible 19th century sweatshop conditions under which Foxconn workers labor day after day! The media would not like to shine the light on China's Slave labor factories, whether they are manufacturing iPhones for Apple or $150 sneakers for NIKE. But China as a whole is one big Gulag which is why Walmart can sell goods for pennies that would cost dollars if the workers were paid fair market wages. Which is why Apple can make hundreds of billions in profit selling phones that cost it a fraction in manufacturing costs of what they would cost to manufacture in the US. APPLE, the all American company hardly manufactures anything in America, yet the media can't compute this contradiction and raise an alarm about it!

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology, a major supplier for Apple, has halted production at a plant in northern China after a fight broke out among workers.
Foxconn confirmed that a "personal dispute" escalated into an incident involving about 2,000 workers, injuring 40 of them. Police later dealt with the situation near the facility in Taiyuan, which employs about 79,000 workers. Foxconn has previously been accused of having poor conditions for its workers.
Investigation launched
Foxconn said the incident started on Sunday at about 23:00 local time (15:00 GMT) in a dormitory near the Taiyuan manufacturing facility in Shanxi province.
Workers walk past paramilitary police vehicles outside the Foxconn plant
The official Xinhua news agency said 5,000 police had been sent to end the unrest 
Internet users in China posted pictures on microblog sites which they said had been taken at the scene showing windows of nearby shops smashed and police vehicles overturned.
Some photos showed police and paramilitary officers in riot gear being deployed to the scene.
About 40 people were taken to hospital and a number of individuals have been arrested, the company said.

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