Wednesday, January 18, 2012

As FoxConn Workers Threaten Suicide, Mike Daisey Returns to The Public

After seeing Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs and Zayd Dohrn’s Outside People, I could not help but perk up with interest when an email entitled FoxConn Workers Threaten With Mass Suicide If Working Conditions Aren't Fixed was forwarded to my business email. 

According to the related blog posting at (submitted by T. Durden) based on an article from The Telegraph, in a protest against work conditions, 150 Chinese workers threatened to jump from a FoxConn factory roof. The workers were eventually coaxed down two days later by FoxConn managers and local officials. However, from everything that I've read, this is not the last we will hear about the one million workers who are unable to cope with the military work environment at FoxConn to produce Apple, Nintendo, Sony and other gadgets for the Western world.

Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs returns to The Public Theater on January 31st and plays through March 4th. For those who cannot make it, check out the following TechCrunch interview with Mike Daisey.

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