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2. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 8, 2012, 22:00 cappy
 
"I use an iPhone myself, said Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, executive director of SumOfUs in a press release sent to Business Insider. I love it, but I don't love having to support sweatshops, and neither do millions of other Apple consumers.The hip, educated market that Apple aspires to corner is largely composed of responsible consumers who dont want to be complicit in sweatshop labor.

And as any good "hip and educated" person would do, largely symbolic gestures are the best approach to assuage the conscience while feeling that they're "doing something." Because actually boycotting the hip products would deprive her and others, and no one wants that to happen. So now they can continue to buy each iteration of the iPhone with the knowledge they tried to change the system, but the system was just too much. Bravo (the sound of one hand clapping).

How about organizing a march against Phillip Morris and its role in nicotine addiction and various health issues. They can smoke Marlboros while they're picketing. And play games on their various iDevices to pass the tedium.
 
 
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