The utter generosity of the poor humbles us. They give rice to every mendicant even when their rice is getting over. That is what needs to be understood - their greatnes and their richness. That is what they are defined by. That they are impoverished is what defines us.
We are the cause of that poverty - and the onus is on us to share deeply and completely. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
need to boycott Unilever. But - the option cannot and should not be
another company. It has to be moving away from all corporate offerings.
Towards livlihood enhanceing, small scale productions only.
Only if the tempo built up has that as the larger picture will it lead to freedom.
Shafi PatelPlease put a list of viable alternatives. Idealism has to survive market shocks.
has to look locally and make efforts. Khadi outlets, small organic
shops. One needs to get friends together, and create an order for bath
powders and soaps, and get villages to make them. Our village will
make, for instance, if assured a buyback. We
will work out soap and bathpowder formulations. I am sure the same can
be organised with closer villages also. Yes, its not made-to-order, and
its all a nbit of work.
Mohammad ChappalwalaIf you shift from one act of consumerism to another it will not help #wontbuyunilever
you need to see local alternatives. Forget every brand that markets as
herbal, natural, eco friendly, Use stuff in the original form. Soap
nut reetha is one such magic plant based cleaner for many washing and
what about the livelihood of thousands of workers employed by Unilever?
Please take the entire perspective and gamut into consideration please
do not be judgemental...
Shafi PatelUnilever uses the contract system.Please visit their factories. Another angle to reckon with.
whataboutery cannot work here, it is similar to asking stop wars but
think about thousands employed in manufacturing weapons, lockheed
martin, rafaels also have employees
but it is better to have a bird in hand rather than two in the bush, in
a recent incident, some of the so called educated and suave white
collared Unionists instigated some loaders working on contract at Delhi
Airport to organize themselves into a workers
Union, 54 workers were immediately sacked by the contractor, now the
case is in the Labour court and it will take another 25 years for an
outcome, now no body bothers for the sacked workers or how they are
manging their families. It is very easy to sit in a comfortable
environment and pass judgements but the reality is something else all
together. It is a huge gap between demand and supply that is creating a
glut in the job market and a free hand that all the Indian Governments
give to the contractors which leads to exploitation of labour in India.
Shafi PatelThe OP was about local employment and economy,not large organisations.
just buttressed my point about contract labour. If government is
sincere,why doesn't it provide meaningful employment to the needy?
Vipin SharmaThe world is not fair, the earlier we realize this bitter truth the better.