Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

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Re: Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

Post by StroppyChops » Thu May 17, 2018 4:41 pm

peppermintpaddy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 1:17 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 12:52 pm
peppermintpaddy wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:41 am
what are the NGO's doing about child labour in Cambodia.....surely there must be enough of them in Cambodia,or do they never venture to Battambang?
It actually sticks in my craw every time I see this response to bad things happening. "What are the NGOs (charities, churches, ...) doing?"

What are YOU doing about child labour in Cambodia?
fcuk all mate....what are you doing from your high horse?....seriously ,all you have to do is list a,b.c and d.....no need to throw a wobbler....Personaly,it sticks in my craw when someone goes batshit crazy for an innocuous comment...
If you think my response to your innocuous comment was a batshit crazy wobbler, you live a pretty sheltered life.

Personally I can't afford a horse of any height because I teach five days a week to pay the wages of the survivors of child trafficking that find employment, education and safety in the social enterprise Mrs Stroppy and I founded... but I'm sure you weren't looking for a straight answer. Not playing high ground here or looking for awards, but I choose e) fcuk off.
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Re: Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

Post by peppermintpaddy » Thu May 17, 2018 8:06 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:41 pm
peppermintpaddy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 1:17 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 12:52 pm
peppermintpaddy wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:41 am
what are the NGO's doing about child labour in Cambodia.....surely there must be enough of them in Cambodia,or do they never venture to Battambang?
It actually sticks in my craw every time I see this response to bad things happening. "What are the NGOs (charities, churches, ...) doing?"

What are YOU doing about child labour in Cambodia?
fcuk all mate....what are you doing from your high horse?....seriously ,all you have to do is list a,b.c and d.....no need to throw a wobbler....Personaly,it sticks in my craw when someone goes batshit crazy for an innocuous comment...
If you think my response to your innocuous comment was a batshit crazy wobbler, you live a pretty sheltered life.

Personally I can't afford a horse of any height because I teach five days a week to pay the wages of the survivors of child trafficking that find employment, education and safety in the social enterprise Mrs Stroppy and I founded... but I'm sure you weren't looking for a straight answer. Not playing high ground here or looking for awards, but I choose e) fcuk off.
hmmm,I think you are playing the high ground....thats why youre boasting about all the good work youre doing......bully for you me old son.......youre bound to get to Heaven,if there is one...incidentally,I was asking for a straight answer,but your smacked arse reply was even better....Thanx again...
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Re: Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

Post by that genius » Thu May 17, 2018 8:14 pm

peppermintpaddy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:06 pm
hmmm,I think you are playing the high ground....thats why youre boasting about all the good work youre doing......bully for you me old son.......youre bound to get to Heaven,if there is one...incidentally,I was asking for a straight answer,but your smacked arse reply was even better....Thanx again...
Better than playing the drunken fuckwit ground

Stroppy does good work here...what good do you do? Answer...SFA
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Re: Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

Post by StroppyChops » Thu May 17, 2018 8:56 pm

peppermintpaddy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:06 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:41 pm
peppermintpaddy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 1:17 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 12:52 pm
peppermintpaddy wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:41 am
what are the NGO's doing...
What are YOU doing...?
fcuk all mate....what are you doing from your high horse?
...Not playing high ground here or looking for awards, but I choose e) fcuk off.
hmmm,I think you are playing the high ground....thats why youre boasting about all the good work youre doing...
You asked the question, and I answered. That I'm doing a fk load more than you about child trafficking is not a boast or high-ground-standing. It's just fact. The rest of your puerile adhom drivel is irrelevant.

You get in the last comment, I'm sure you need to.
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Re: Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

Post by peppermintpaddy » Fri May 18, 2018 9:04 pm

that genius wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:14 pm
peppermintpaddy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:06 pm
hmmm,I think you are playing the high ground....thats why youre boasting about all the good work youre doing......bully for you me old son.......youre bound to get to Heaven,if there is one...incidentally,I was asking for a straight answer,but your smacked arse reply was even better....Thanx again...
Better than playing the drunken fuckwit ground

Stroppy does good work here...what good do you do? Answer...SFA
good for stroppy and good for you sticking up for him......you both deserve a toffee apple.........
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Re: Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

Post by that genius » Sat May 19, 2018 6:21 am

Preferably not from you

Only sticking up for him because it's fact, we disagree on many topics, we just don't resort to 5-year old tactics
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Re: Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:26 am

14 August 2018
Tbong Khmum: Another child has been seriously injured while working in a brick factory with his parents.

The accident happened at 8:10 am on August 14, 2018 when a 14 year old boy got his right arm torn off by a machine in Toul Vihear Village, Tbong Khmum. Another worker heard the boy cry out and tried to help him, but it was too late to save his arm.
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Re: Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:22 pm

'Blood bricks': How climate change is trapping Cambodians in modern slavery
By Holly Robertson
16 October 2018
Climate change is forcing Cambodian farmers off their lands and into the clutches of a predatory brickmaking industry where a lifetime of debt bondage awaits them and their children, according to a study released today.

Researchers from Royal Holloway at the University of London have for the first time drawn a clear link between climate change and modern slavery in Cambodia's brickmaking industry, where indebted former-farmers are putting their families' lives on the line to make so-called "blood bricks" that feed the country's construction boom.

"The impact of climate inducing [people] to migrate is something that we see across a lot of industries, but the debt bondage is something unique to the brick industry," researcher Laurie Parsons told the ABC.
It's really striking, it's extremely widespread. It isn't something that just happens in some factories — it happens in every factory."

Cambodia is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, with unseasonable drought and unpredictable rainfall increasingly forcing farmers to search for jobs in cities.

Dr Parsons said that transplanting — a cost-effective, traditional farming method of moving rice between fields — relied on rain falling predictably during two peaks of the year, which used to occur with regularity.
"Now the rainfall comes in one large lump and [even] less predictably within that, [so] it's necessary to do different kinds of farming that require a lot more money," he said.
"This means that every farmer risks not only not having a good crops, but of being bankrupt every time they farm."

Many, burdened by spiralling microfinance debt and hounded by loan sharks, are now turning as a last resort to brick factory owners, who buy up their debts and put them to work until they can pay off the money.

The only problem is, few people ever can or do pay off the loans.

One woman, who was identified only as Achariya in the report to protect her identity, said that she was told to take over her parents' debt when she reached adulthood.
"My debt keeps on increasing now that I have a husband and children," she said.
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Re: Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:40 pm

Interesting article on the brick factory debt bondage problem - the poorest of the poor indenture themselves (often 'voluntarily') to these factories in exchange for cash in advance to pay off other debts, then they work off their debt brick by brick to the brick-maker. But, worse still, when it rains too much, work stops, and the workers have to borrow even more money to feed their families.
The whole bondage system is illegal in Cambodia, yet because of the increasing numbers of people in debt, there are always more candidates willing to sign up. And there is no indication that the authorities are ready to step up to the plate and enforce the laws against human slavery.

Cambodia’s building blocks: part 3
How climate change drives debt bondage in Cambodia’s booming brick industry
By: Janelle Retka and Leng Len - Photography by: Thomas Cristofoletti - Posted on: November 12, 2018 | Business

As the Phnom Penh construction boom begins to permeate secondary cities, demand for locally produced clay bricks has seen full kilns selling out at unprecedented rates. But a transformation to Cambodia’s rural economy – led in part by remittances from construction workers on these sites and microfinance loans – has increased costs in the countryside, leaving the most vulnerable in a constant state of financial keep-up and feeding some into the growing brick sector and its toxic debt bondage.
http://sea-globe.com/cambodias-building ... -industry/
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Re: Shocking Accident: 9yo Kid Killed while Working as a Brickmaker.

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:06 am

Profitable only through debt

Our recent research report ‘Blood Bricks’ offers a stark glimpse into one case of surplus lives in Cambodia. The research documents how bricks destined for ascending skyscrapers in Phnom Penh are moulded and fired by debt-bonded families. These families were once smallholder farmers in rural areas. The impacts of climate change and medical expenses pushed them into unsustainable debts, often with one of the many unregulated microfinance institutions in the country.

To deal with their rising indebtedness, they approached brick kiln owners located near Phnom Penh, who agreed to pay off the creditors if whole families moved onto the kilns and worked off the consolidated debt. Cambodian smallholder farmers-turned brick workers therefore entered the non-farm economy by being “adversely incorporated” into broader circuits of capital accumulation. They did this by borrowing from the high-interest microfinance sector that is increasingly characterised by foreign investment and financialisation.

As such, despite being surplus to the requirements of the economy as labourers, smallholder farmers became lucrative in another way; as bearers of debt. The value of their agricultural produce, or their contribution as labourers, is surpassed by their borrowing. This renders everything they own, and even their future wages, collateral to the finance market. This is what happens when the everyday costs of living are no longer provided by the state for pauperised farmers. Debt becomes the only recourse, and credit institutions gain a new – if highly risky – customer base. Ananya Roy, a professor of urban planning, social welfare and geography at UCLA Luskin, has termed this “poverty capitalism”.

When jobs are scant and low-paid, rural smallholders are in a particularly adverse position when it comes to the labour market. The risk of defaulting falls on individual farmers, who are therefore forced into extreme exploitation on brick kilns to stave off creditors. Wider research from Cambodia also documents the appropriation of land by creditors as a result of loan defaults.
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