Join us in ending Firestone's exploitation in Liberia!
12:00 AM Jul 20, 2006
Firestone's rubber plantation in Liberia has been exploiting workers for 80 years, paying wages so low and having such high rubber quotas that children are forced to work alongside their parents: tapping rubber trees, spraying pesticides, and hauling heavy buckets of rubber up to 2 miles each day.
Housing on the plantation is cramped, without plumbing or running water. The only change that has happened since 1926 is that tin roofs replaced thatch-roofed huts. The Farmington River, where families get water, bathe, and wash, is the same river where the Firestone factory dumps its waste.
Join Friends of the Earth in taking action on July 26 (Liberian Independence Day) to stop Firestone’s 80-year tradition of exploitation in Africa. Find out what you can do!
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