Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Sponsorship Offer For Icebreaker

Media Release:
Judith Bell Author of "I See Red" published by Awa Press.

Sponsorship Offer For Icebreaker

Further to recent correspondence on "Scoop" between Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Jeremy Moon of Icebreaker in which the latter insists his company is manufacturing product in the "new" China and not the "old", Judith Bell - author of "I See Red" (proudly published and printed in New Zealand by Awa Press) - has offered sponsorship of two printed New Zealand made tee shirts for Mr Moon to wear on his next trip to China.

One tee shirt will have the words "Free Tibet" written on it with Chinese characters and the other will read "Support Falun Gong".

"I was prompted to make this offer after learning of Ms Burstyns suggestion to Mr Moon that he wear these tee shirts publicly in China to see how the "new" China responds", said Mrs Bell from Mt Maunganui today.

"As we all know, Mr Moon could wear these tee shirts on any public street in New Zealand without fear of official harrassment, punishment or loss of freedom for the intent of the message proclaimed. However if Mr Moon intends wearing them during his next visit to China I suggest he makes contingency plans for the running of his business back in New Zealand as I believe it would be quite some time before he was able to return."

"As bright and shiny as the picture Mr Moon is attempting to paint about the benefits of his company manufacturing in China, if we scrape away the glossy paint, what we see is nothing more or less than a race to the bottom for workers pay rates, workers rights, workers conditions, the environment and the social and economic impacts of this race in which Mr Moon is now leading the field - with blinkers on."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news