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New Yorkers Protest, Demand Apple Ensure Workers' Rights in China

For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.comFollow us on Twitter ☛ us on Facebook ☛ delivered petitions to six Apple stores around the world yesterday. They are calling for the protection of workers following an explosion at a Chinese factory producing iPads that left at least two dead and several others injured.The new Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York City was one of six around the world visited by protestors this Thursday. They are demanding that the iPhone 5, due for release later this year, be ethically made.These demands come after reports of extremely poor labor conditions at Foxconn, an Apple supplier, in China. Two workers died at the end of January in an explosion in an iPad production line in Foxconn's Chengdu factory.Earlier in January, media reports also highlighted an incident at the Foxconn factory in Wuhan where a labor dispute over poor working conditions saw as many as 150 workers threatening to commit suicide by jumping from a rooftop.As protesters in New York delivered a total of 250,000 signed letters petitioning the company, a group of hackers going by the name of Swagg Security pasted the login and passwords of Foxconn's parent company's chief executive, Terry Gou, along with other sensitive information on the PirateBay and Pastebin websites.The hack, publicized on Twitter, came at almost the same time that campaigners delivered petitions at Apple stores in London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Bangalore. The signatures were collected online by and over the last two weeks.[Sarah Ryan, Human Rights Organizer of]:"Both petitions are asking apple to create ethical iPhones, to create ethical products that respect workers' rights in China."Mike Daisey is a monologist who wrote a play about Apple's supply chain in China, after seeing first-hand the working conditions at Foxconn.

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