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Protest at APPLE in Palo Alto
Date Monday February 13
Time 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Location Details
Apple Store
451 University Ave.
Palo Alto
x-street is Kiplling
store is across the street from the historic Varsity Theater that was usurped by the now closed Borders Bookstore
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorRaging Grannies Action League
Emailinfo [at] raginggrannies.com
"Every iPhone has the blood of workers on it", say the Raging Grannies.

The Grannies and allied labor activists will protest for the second time at Palo Alto Apple, in what has become a regular series of protests there.

This month's protest and street theater will be on Monday February 13th at 3:00pm. Street theater will feature factory workers performing robotic dances to Lady Gaga hits, "Rotten Apple" posters and singing by the Raging Grannies.

Political activists for labor rights say that despite attempts to improve its image in the last 5 years, Apple has worse-than sweatshop manufacturing conditions in China. These conditions include worker suicides, child labor violations, excessive workloads, and exposure to toxic chemicals.

Join us to protest, video, photograph, sing and/or dance!
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Added to the calendar on Monday Feb 13th, 2012 12:43 AM

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Sludge
Monday Feb 13th, 2012 5:55 AM
The Raging Grannies are a pack of Damn Fine People!
by julia
Monday Feb 13th, 2012 9:02 PM
I read the title and thought that this was about the slave labor used to mine coltan for cell phones and the massive groups of men who rape hundreds of women in one night in the Congo so they can mine for computer-precious metals.

Well, something is beter than nothing. Listening to the continual homage to Steve Jobs on KPFA and other radio stations after his death made me wonder why we weren´t protesting instead.

Good post!
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