WARNER BROS CHAMBER OF SECRETS

WARNER BROS CHAMBER OF SECRETS

In the Ivory Coast of Africa, children as young as 7 are forced to work long hours collecting cocoa beans, often beaten if they work too slow or don’t meet their quota. Some are sold for as little as a couple of dollars, trapped into a life of slavery1.

While many chocolate brands have made public commitments to find the best solution, Warner Bros. is lagging behind:

1. An independent investigation2 into their supplier Behr’s Chocolates led to a failing score of 1 out of 48 possible measures to ensure their operations are slavery-free;

2. Warner Bros. dismissed the findings of the investigation, simply stating that they were ‘satisfied’ that fair labour practices were being used in the production of their chocolates;

3. Given the conflicting information, outraged consumers asked Warner Bros. what steps were taken to ensure there was no slavery in Harry Potter Chocolates. Warner Bros. refused to respond.

As we head into one of the busiest times of the year for Warner Bros. theme parks. Children excited to experience the world of Harry Potter will be asking their parents to buy these chocolates. That’s why taking a stand right now will make a big impact.

Ask Warner Bros. what steps they’re taking to ensure Harry Potter chocolates are slavery-free.

1 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/946952.stm
2 http://thehpalliance.org/i/campaigns/nihn/behr-scorecard.pdf

Two Little Girls

“Two Little Girls is a short animated film aimed directly at young women in East Europe who are in danger of being sex trafficked. Two Little Girls is a major anti-sex trafficking campaign being run in 13 East European countries. The film was made in consultation with a group of Albanian women who were trafficked to the UK and rescued by the Poppy Project”

The Insightful Game

“‘My Cotton Picking Life’ is a game created by designers at Game The News to convey conditions of modern slavery in the cotton fields of Uzbekistan. The game only has two buttons – both say ‘pick cotton’ – as the men, women and children of Uzbekistan have no choice but to pick around 50 kg (110 lbs) of cotton daily.”

PLAY the game here.

“Love should rule the World”

To celebrate peace here are 11 blissful inspirations praying that cases like the Boston explosions or the plot to attack in Toronto come to an end. The first ten were posted and chosen by the team at care2:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-best-peace-songs.html

The last is one of most touching songs that i recall from my childhood. I felt heartbroken every time i would listen to Nadim. I present you all with this relic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhq-yO1KN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_DKWlrA24k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VCwBzGdPM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VILqFtrzBxA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZeKT0UctOQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d8C4AIFgUg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlXeLgfBaT4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cTGdJz9-uA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWbNdczXdig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHEOF_rcND8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xATrRyBjexM

IF…

“Enough Food For Everyone IF…governments keep their climate promise.

The UK and other G8 governments pledged money on top of aid to help poor communities cope with climate change. This film shows how climate change causes hunger and how that money can help mums and dads feed their children.

International shipping and aviation fuel contributes to changes in our climate, but is largely untaxed. It could raise billions of pounds to put food on the table for the poorest families”