Monday, April 29, 2013

worth US$20 billion annually

Pakistan, India, Border Patrol, USA
America moved manufacturing to India's cheaper market.  Sadly, India hasn't realized the value of labor.  Manufacturing measures life of far less value than the product to get to the consumer marketplace.  Of course the United States was and is, supportive of moving an annual US$20 billion to owners of transnational corporations, in India.

Americans get to be the colony harvested for entrepreneurial enterprising, to then have the Republic's rights' ignored for another cheaper labor camp.  The costs are afforded by Americans', military and whatever necessity arises, to protect the "investments".

Doesn't mean the earth has gotten to be a better place to live.  Look up Bangladesh and wonder why few images are available to SEE how reality looks:

Arrest sparks clashes amid Dhaka rescue, By Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

DHAKA - The weekend arrest of Mohammad Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza, the factory building on the outskirts of Dhaka that collapsed on Wednesday and has so far resulted in the deaths of at least 398 people, has brought some sense of closure for apparel workers. Rana had been on the run since the building fell down.

As rescuers continue trying to pull survivors out of the rubble of the eight-story building, which contained several garment factories, family members of the nearly 700 workers still missing amid the rubble demonstrated at the disaster site in the Dhaka suburb of Savar. Some 2,437 people were injured in the collapse. Clashes took place between police and workers on Narayanganj and Gazipur highway on Monday as the workers demanded the death of the well-connected businessman.

Rana, whose political connections span the country's main parties, was arrested on Sunday by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) near the Benapole border of Bangladesh with India following a manhunt.

Rana, after being produced before the media, said that owners of the clothing factories had forced him to allow them to enter the building for work at the factories despite signs that the building was unsafe as "their shipments would otherwise be cancelled".

The collapse and previous factory disasters have highlighted the poor working conditions in Bangladesh garment factories, which produce clothing for top international brands. It was the deadliest tragedy in an industry that is worth US$20 billion annually. As the second phase of the rescue continues at Savar, clashes between workers and police are being reported from adjoining areas as workers and loved ones demand at least the recovery of the bodies of these deceased. 


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