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 4 days ago

“Please pay attention to our lives.”

@AP spoke to dozens of women on palm oil plantations who describe rapes, harassment and punishing physical effects of their brutal work, which feeds into top Western beauty brands.

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 4 days ago

@HamsterWere @AP Where have you been? The palm oil trade has always been problematic.

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@AP Palm oil is horrible for the workers and environment.

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Read more from the @AP’s Fruits of Labor investigation of the palm industry. 7/7

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Women interviewed by the @AP detailed a series of health issues, ranging from dizzy spells, nosebleeds, difficulty breathing and blurry vision, with activists saying some workers totally lost their sight. 6/7

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Female workers routinely carry out some of the industry’s most punishing jobs, lugging loads so heavy that their uteruses collapse and spraying dangerous pesticides wearing no protective gear. Most don’t have access to health care or can’t afford it. 5/7

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@AP International trade is bad now that the election is over?

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The AP used U.S. Customs records, product ingredient lists and the latest published data from producers, traders and buyers to link the laborers’ palm oil and its derivatives from the mills that process it to the supply chains of many big Western brands. 4/7

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Rape accusations are typically settled through “peace solutions” in which the victim’s family may be paid off. Sometimes, the victims’ parents force them to marry their rapists to lessen the shame, often after pregnancy occurs. 3/7

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Women on plantations often face sexual abuse, ranging from verbal harassment and threats to rape, and victims rarely speak out.

When they do, companies often don’t take action or police charges are either dropped or not filed. 2/7

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With the sad departure of Boychuk, the Islanders are left with 6 defensemen under contract. #Isles
Leddy
Pulock
Pelech
Hickey
Mayfield
Dobson

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@rpulock Will miss that man on our #isles

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Johnny Rocket,absolute pleasure calling you a teammate and friend, a true role model and leader on and off the ice, #55 will be missed.

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Damn. When he and Leddy joined, it was the start of the #Isles becoming a real team again. Gonna miss JB.

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@joboych thank you for all the memories, always an Islander #Isles #chucker 🔷🔶

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Gonna miss you Boychuk 💙🧡 #isles

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