Sep 11, 2009
"There is a discrimination in this world and slavery and slaughter and starvation. Governments repress their people; and millions are trapped in poverty while the nation grows rich; and wealth is lavished on armaments everywhere. These are differing evils, but they are common works of man. They reflect the imperfection of human justice, the inadequacy of human compassion, our lack of sensibility toward the sufferings of our fellows. But we can perhaps remember - even if only for a tirne - that those who live with us are our brothers; that they share with us the same short moment of life; that they seek - as we do - nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and happiness, winning what satisfaction and fulfillment they can.”
- Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Please listen to this special episode of Phedippidations, and ask your friends (runners and non-runners alike) to listen to this interview with Jim Keady from Team Sweat and Educating for Justice.
If you never listen to another of my podcast episodes again, I’ll ask you to at least listen to this one with an open heart and mind.
As a member of our Run Net Community, you have the power and responsibility to force Nike (and other companies who take advantage of the poor) to treat their workers with dignity and respect. Help Jim Keady and become a member of Team Sweat: to direct and encourage Nike to “just do it” and pay fair wages to their workers.
When Corporations Rule the World – by David C Korten
Confessions of an Economic HitMan – by John Perkins
Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development – by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Made in Indonesia: Indonesian Workers Since Suharto – by Dan La Botz
Let Nike CEO and President Mark.Parker@nike.com know how you feel about Nike Sweatshops.
FOLLOW TEAM SWEAT:
PLEASE donate what you can to the 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt Team Sweat.
There is an immediate and urgent need for $3K so that Team Sweat can promote presentations and grass roots organizations at College and High School Campuses, as well as in Indonesia. Contribute online or send a check paid to the order of “Educating for Justice”. Mail to:
Educating for Justice
106 Meadow Point Lane
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
The song “Sweat” was by Darren Geffre http://www.nativesinger.com