Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Firestone Called out in McClatchy Story

This McClatchy Newspapers story ran in several US papers this AM, describing the Firestone rubber plantation (Liberia's largest private employer) as a 'gulag of misery'.

I've never been there, but I have heard that in some ways, people have it better at Firestone than in other places, since at least there's healthcare and working schools. Firestone does a lot to maintain its image in Liberia, and they seem to enjoy a conspicuous amount of favorable coverage in the local newspapers.


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