This video from Bangalore in India says about itself:
I just took my camera went arround the city searching for some child labour footage.. but I found more than I can handle. This social and economic issue should stop.. please leave your comments on this issue..
P.S: I had to shoot most of footage from a hidden camera or hiding from a distant place.. so the video is kinda shaky please bear with me.
From Democracy NOW! in the USA:
Blueberry Farming Giant Found to Use Child Labor at Michigan Fields
An ABC News investigation has exposed how one of the country’s largest blueberry growers uses child labor on its fields. Adkin Blue Ribbon Packing Company in South Haven, Michigan is at the center of this scandal. Wal-Mart and the Kroger supermarket were among Adkin’s high-profile customers that have now cut ties with the blueberry grower. We speak to ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross and Teresa Hendricks of Michigan Migrant Legal Aid.
This is about “Children as Young as 5 and 6“.
ABC video on this is here.
This Summer, Farmworkers’ Kids Skip Classroom for Fields. Claudi Nunez, New America Media: “Bent over amongst the strawberry and grape harvests, dozens of children work on California farms. The Migrant Education Program (MEP), the division of the U.S. Department of Education that focuses on the children of migrant workers, estimates that U.S. schools lost 20,000 students this year to the fields… Americans are unaware of the exploitation faced by children in the fields and find it difficult to believe that the United States employs child labor in the fields, said Reid Maki, coordinator of the Child Labor Coalition”: here.
Chris Hedges, Truthdig: “The agricultural industry has a death rate nearly six times higher than most other industries, and the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that of the 2 million farmworkers in the United States 300,000 suffer pesticide poisoning every year. But this may change as one of the most important battles in the history of migrant labor is launched by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). If this battle succeeds it will nearly double the wages of the farmworkers who labor in the $600 million tomato-growing industry”: here.