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The Coffee farmer in South america and Africa gets Eur4/kg and exported beans after being roasted in Eurpope is sold at EUR 30/kg. More than 7 times the cost. All the margins go into Swiss pockets. Why Roasting Coffee in India does not make it as expensive?
Jasmine oil from India is $5500 per kilo.
J'adore from Dior France is $148,000 per kilo.
If you apply Jasmine essential oil from India without Dior branding, you can enjoy same perfume for $5.
This is due to marketing costs and brand name prestige. Immense corporate greed by western companies is the only reason to justify the massive, excessive mark-up (7 to 30 times in some cases).

Is greed any justification to do business like this?

It's highly adharmic.
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As the people of Kashmir continue to bleed & slide deeper into abject poverty,their rulers in #AJK use those very miserable people as their justification to spend 100s of millions of taxpayers’ money to sustain their
own personal lifestyle @ the level of high luxury.
Within 16 months, AJK government purchased 164 luxury cars worth Rs. 870 million for its administrative and political elite in utter violation of rules.
Thanks to Pakistan's ruling classes for forcing thieves, freebooters and plunderers on the people of Kashmir
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#AJK:The Island of freebooters
AJK rulers show how death & destruction can help build bank accounts
Since June 2021,the AJK government has spent Rs 870 million to buy luxury cars ,but it doesn’t 've a penny to spare for the victims of Indian violence.
2. Today is 27 October, the day when Indian forces descended on Kashmir in 1947. Thirteen days before that event,a government was formed in Azad Kashmir, which was reconstituted on 24 October.
3. Ever since then, while people of Indian-occupied Kashmir & people living close to the ceasefire line in #AJK have been turned by the Indian forces into their gun fodder, the government formed in their name in AJK has ironically emerged as a beneficiary of those atrocities.
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Violence coloniale et néocoloniale contre les populations autochtones ( & descendants de marrons...) en #Guyane :

"Comment la France et l’Église catholique ont « éduqué » de force deux mille enfants améridiens de Guyane"…
"L’enfermement (s'institutionnnalise) ds les années 50: les gendarmes (ramenaient) les enfants qui maronnaient et contraignant par le mensonge les familles

« Les gendarmes disaient à mon père qu’il était incapable de m’éduquer », et promettaient « la prison » aux parents (). " La mise à l’écart systématique des enfants de leur ento
Comme toujours, penser les liens avec l'#exploitation

"Pour l’administration, il faut assimiler les Indiens et les Marrons pour en faire une « bonne » main-d’œuvre guyanaise. Pour les forces catholiques, il faut dresser le corps et l’âme des « primitifs », des « peaux rouges »" L’histoire des homes, c’est « cet internement [qui] se
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1. L'article de Cécile Morin, membre du CLHEE (Collectif Lutte et Handicaps pour l'Égalité et l'Émancipation), du 11/3/2022 dans Médiapart, alerte sur les pénibles conditions de #travail des personnes en situation de lourd #handicap dans les #ESAT.… Image
2. Cécile Morin y parle de l'enquête (durant 6 ans) du journaliste Thibault Petit sur les #ESAT. Il a écrit un livre à ce sujet titré "Handicap à vendre". #handicap #travail… Image
3. Dans son livre "Handicap à vendre", couverture avec la citation "Resteriez-vous sept heures à trier des vis ? eux, oui ! " d'un directeur d'#ESAT , Thibault Petit y dénonce des mauvais traitements subis par les handicapé(e)s dans leur #travail.… Image
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Putin: "The West came to global preeminence by robbing other peoples in Asia and Africa."
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@EthicalHourNews @BrendaChoi19 I'm other words, #Mattel corporation will, after 8 yrs, sell, as a successful, expdnding business, even more items, but each wrapped in 75% current environmentally catastrophic fossil-fuel-derived plastics. In short, @Mattel MIGHT do a little less wanton harm
@EthicalHourNews @BrendaChoi19 @Mattel This is how corporations trashing ecosystems, polluting & clogging, for millennia, oceans, soils, our bodies, with plastics, microplastics, toxic plastic breakdown products, cunningly deploy otherwise ethical organizations, institutions to do their marketing.
@EthicalHourNews @BrendaChoi19 @Mattel Let's not admire and praise ruthless, greedy, selfish companies, run by members of the #BillionaireClass, devastating environments, societies, whenever they issue, for PR purposes, proclamations of "green" proposals, not to stop, but slightly reduce the immense damage they do.
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Bad enough that @SensyneHealth has cost NHS Trusts nearly £15 million - Lord Drayson's claim to be 'giving something back to the NHS' lies in tatters - but what people should *really* be asking about is the MILLIONS of #patients' data the company claims to be processing...
...because, as our letter to the Trusts in April pointed out, at least some of their patients' data that they handed over is #linkable #pseudonymised data - i.e. it is #identifiable, thus #PersonalData in UK law:… Pseudonymised Data  On the matter of the data itself, whethe
So while @SensyneHealth's #shareholders might want to check the company's claims about the #amount of NHS patients' data it actually has, those Trusts that HAVE passed #identifiable data to #Sensyne should terminate their agreements asap - and demand certified #deletion, too...
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(1/4) As we mark the one-year anniversary of the #Taliban takeover of #Afghanistan, the need for #SafeMigration routes for all is clear and urgent.

(2/4) Thousands have fled the country but instead of finding safety, many have faced the reality of navigating hostile #Immigration policies that leave them vulnerable to #Trafficking and #Exploitation.
(3/4) Afghans continue to struggle to seek #Asylum in the U.K., many are forced to make dangerous crossings in small boats, and the U.K.’s interior ministry is now seeking to stop housing Afghan #Refugees in hotels.
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This scholarly detailed paper by @workingppl_lead and Andres Lazzarini on newly discovered archival material concerning #PierSraffa is a little jewel. The study Sraffa’s internment in 1940, present secret classified documents .../1…
... What "emerges is a fascinating story of intrigue involving among other things the wielding of power at the highest levels of British society, academia, and government as extraordinary efforts are made at the behest of #JohnMaynardKeynes to ensure his Italian friend and ... /2
... Cambridge colleague is safe and eventually released from confinement."
They also deal with two other episodes: one on the Refugee Scholar program of the Rockefeller Foundation; the other on University in Exile and #NewSchoolforSocialResearch, in 1940. .../3
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"Even with the government subsidies, people in #Egypt, #Tunisia, #Syria, #Algeria and #Morocco spend between 35 and 55 per cent of their income on #food. They’re living on the edge: small price rises bring #poverty and #hunger."

➡️… #wellbeing #consumption Image
"Just before the pandemic, in 2019, American non-financial corporations made about a trillion dollars a year in profit, give or take. This amount had remained constant since 2012. But in 2021, these same firms made about $1.73 trillion a year. ...
... That means that for every American man, woman and child in the US, corporate America used to make about $3,081, but today makes about $5,207. That’s an increase of $2,126 per person. ...
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This is not how supply and demand economic theory WORKS people?!?!? #EndDemand initiatives for #SexWork does NOT enable #trafficking. Think about it. Let’s kick this #EndDemand can all the way down the road, shall we?
#Trafficking is a crime. Pimping is a crime. #DMST is a crime And they STAY crimes under #FullDecrim. Full stop. BUT we STOP arresting adult consensual #SexWorkers AND we don’t entrap their clients in stings. The BONUS is we ALSO stop arresting A LOT of victims of #SexTrafficking
Supporting #EndDemand initiatives is a knee jerk reaction to a complicated problem. But NOT ARRESTING grown adults for adult consensual behavior (that is perfectly legal if they do it for free) is not such a crazy idea. It actually makes a LOT of sense if you step back a bit
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Here is a prime example of how the baby-above-all-else narrative triumphs over fact in the #media: a 🧵. Let's start with criminal offences. In fact, overseas commercial #surrogacy is ILLEGAL for residents of NSW. Sydney, obviously, is NSW's capital. @smh fails to mention this.
International #commercialsurrogacy is also illegal for residents of the ACT and QLD. This article does not state this either. It fails to mention where these people are from. It does not question the legality of their actions.
Why is commercial #surrogacy a criminal offence in NSW? Well, because of 'considerable medical, ethical, legal and human rights concerns', which include the exploitation of surrogates and the resulting children. #fertility #infertility #law #ivf #donorconception #humanrights
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While we’re on the topic of #sexualabuse #statutoryrape #sexualharassment #exploitation @Naina1231 has shared the following resources for survivors and their loved ones:
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/19/2021…
Respiratory Aerosol Emissions from Vocalization: Age and Sex Differences Are Explained by Volume and Exhaled CO2…

#RespiratoryAerosolEmissions #vocalization #age #sex #volume #CO2Exhalation
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1/ JUST OUT: New FLEX research with @IWGBunion @UVWunion on the experiences of migrant workers in low-paid & insecure work during #COVID19 finds high risk of labour #exploitation
2/ The report shows how workers already vulnerable to labour abuse & exploitation because of low pay & job insecurity were made more so by the UK’s social security system & immigration restrictions like #NRPF.
3/ Participants faced issues including:
- Not being paid wages owed (44%)
- Being exposed to Covid-19 at work (17%)
- Being asked to work without social distancing or PPE (12%)
- Being forced to work when ill (8%)
- Redundancy (33%)
- Excessive workload (16%)
- Sexual harassment
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[Manifesto. #1 One]
#CivicWave is an #informalgroup of the #progressist area, on Twitter, but attentive to movements on other #social and off-network that, aware of the importance of active #participation, intends to take...

We call it #gentlerevolution.
[Manifesto. #2 Two]
Joining #CivicWave #OndaCivica is compatible with all progressive Italian and international hashtags, including:
#FR, #6000sardine, #Forumalcentro,
#FBPE, #FBPEGlobal, #FBR.

The symbols in bio are:
#OndaCivica🌊🌊🌊 #CivicWave🌊🌊🌊,
or for short #OC🌊
[Manifesto. #3 Three]
#CivicWave promotes the #civil and prolific confrontation of ideas and experiences, in #respect of the diversity of views, to reduce #conversions and protagonism, in the conviction that #dialogue is stimulus and richness and allows to highlight # common...
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#NowReading La Lutte de classes, organe de l'Union communiste (IVe Internationale) — octobre 1942 / mai 1947 #archiveLO

(archives également en ligne ici : ImageImage

"70 années de parlementarisme ont pu cacher en partie aux ouvriers et paysans de France la nature rapace et sans scrupules de leur impérialisme ; les événements actuels dévoilent complètement son rôle vis-à-vis de la "nation".
"Le grand Capital, qui exploitera la France aussi longtemps que les ouvriers et les paysans ne se seront pas emparés des moyens de production, considère la "nation" comme un simple moyen : instrument de pillage mondial quand il est assez fort pour se mesurer directement avec...
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"Harvesting the oceans under the Blue Economy": "The #OECD suggests that the #ocean economy is likely to outpace the global economy in the next 15 years."

#GreatReset #NewDealForNature #DeepSeaMining
Under guise of protecting #biodiversity:

"Framed as perhaps the last untapped, under-explored & under-exploited region in the world, the Pacific #Ocean is set to be a contested space for resources."

#WorldEconomicForum #SDGs
"The #BlueEconomy heralds a new race to carve up the Pacific, turning the Pacific Ocean, from surface to seafloor, into a crowded/contested space. Pacific state leaders are courted w/ economic gains that are a fraction of the value of the ocean resources that will be #extracted."
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