Malinowski tries to smear opponents of human trafficking
Tom Malinowski is at it again. Blaming labor unions and working people. Calling them haters because they fail to adopt his globalist vision of cheap labor, child labor, and slave labor. In his latest “note from Tom” he insults every working stiff concerned about globalist off-shoring and outsourcing.
But shilling for the very worst forms of corporate globalism is nothing new for Malinowski, a Democrat congressman from Somerset County. He’s done it all before.
We’ve all heard about the outrages perpetrated by human trafficker Nike sportswear. For at least twenty years, Nike has been criticized for its labor practices – including the offshoring of jobs to sub-contractors who use child labor and who practice human trafficking or modern day slavery to help Nike turn a very handsome profit.
Yes, Nike has been caught…
According to Wikipedia and numerous other sources, “Nike has been criticized for contracting with factories (known as Nike sweatshops) in countries such as China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Mexico… The company has been subject to much critical coverage of the often poor working conditions and exploitation of cheap overseas labor employed in the free trade zones where their goods are typically manufactured.”
“Nike has faced criticism for the use of child labor in Cambodia and Pakistan… Nike continues to contract their production to companies that operate in areas where inadequate regulation and monitoring make it hard to ensure that child labor is not being used. A BBC documentary uncovered occurrences of child labor and poor working conditions in a Cambodian factory used by Nike. The documentary focused on six girls, who all worked seven days a week, often 16 hours a day.”
“As of July 2011, Nike stated that two-thirds of its factories producing Converse products still do not meet the company's standards for worker treatment. A July 2011 Associated Press article stated that employees at the company's plants in Indonesia reported constant abuse from supervisors.”
Sources for this criticism include Naomi Klein's book No Logo and Michael Moore documentaries… including the clips from the one below…
Enter Congressman Tom Malinowski who labels as “racist” or “anti-Semite” any working man or woman who objects to such globalism. According to Tom Malinowski, if you oppose the exploitation of children, that makes you a dangerous “white supremacist”. Since when did standing up to slavery make you a racist? Who – besides Congressman Malinowski – equates opposing globalism with “anti-Semitism”?
Of course, Tom Malinowski has been shilling for globalism’s worst of the worst for years. In 2015, when Tom Malinowski was a top State Department appointee (supposedly charged with protecting human rights), he put corporate interests before principle and in an effort to broaden the markets included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, tried to cover-up and reclassify Malaysia’s human trafficking problem. Unfortunately for Tom Malinowski, the attempt to downgrade the human trafficking crisis in that country came just as hundreds of bodies of trafficking victims were discovered, buried in a forest.
160 members of Congress – a bi-partisan outpouring – condemned the Malinowski State Department for ignoring the plight of victims of modern day slavery. Here are some headlines…
State Department Watered Down Human Trafficking Report
Senators: State Department ‘Heartless,’ Lacks ‘Integrity’ After Politicized Human Trafficking Report
Lawmakers threaten to subpoena all information about inflated grades for countries that have failed to crack down on forced labor, prostitution
Earlier in May, 139 graves in camps for human trafficking victims were found near Malaysia’s northern border with Thailand.
160 Members of Congress Call on State Department to Not Upgrade Malaysia Ranking in 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report
Those headlines are from May 2015. In June 2015, then Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and claimed that it was all about the trade and passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Malinowski argues:
“I am convinced that, on balance, TPP will greatly aid the effort to advance human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.”
Slavery is Freedom… so long as some corporate pig makes a buck (and screws the workers). It’s like something out of Orwell. A nightmare… straight from Tom Malinowski’s lips.
In July 2015, Ranking Democrat Congressman Lloyd Doggett sent a letter to the State Department chastising Tom Malinowski and others responsible for the State Department’s policies. Congressman Doggett wrote:
“Once again trade is being prioritized over trafficking enforcement. Bending the standards to reward a country that accepts trade in women, children and forced laborers is wrong. Malaysia adopting some new provision that will not be consistently enforced is no substitute for effective prosecution… It is easier to lower the standard than to insist that Malaysia protect trafficking victims… this (is) another indication that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is not being used to bring about meaningful change on critical issues.”
Congressman Malinowski should quit trying to stifle debate by calling it names. The only hateful act is Tom Malinowski’s… he plans to end the debate by criminalizing it and sending in men with guns… and dogs (Bull Connor style). A true liberal, upon considering the crap that flows out of Tom Malinowski’s brain, would never stop throwing up.