EV Makers Starting To Notice The Use Of “Forced Labor”

It’s a very sanitary way of say “indentured servitude” and “slavery”, eh?

Chinese Lithium Giant Pulls EVs Deeper Into Forced Labor Glare

A lithium producer for carmakers including BMW AG and Tesla Inc. is beginning work to assess battery metals projects in Xinjiang, deepening links between electric vehicle supply chains and a region at the heart of human-rights allegations against China.

Ganfeng Lithium Co., China’s top producer of the material, is partnering through a subsidiary with a state-backed entity to accelerate exploration for and potentially develop lithium, nickel and other critical metal assets in the region. Ganfeng’s Chairman Li Liangbin earlier this year visited Xinjiang — where activists and Western governments say Uyghurs and other Muslim citizens have been subjected to forced labor — to discuss cooperating with the local government on the plans.

Electric vehicle makers already face criticism over labor concerns and environmental damage tied to the extraction of metals used in their products. The deepening connection between Ganfeng and Xinjiang is set to draw more scrutiny from investors and consumers. Ganfeng said in November it had won a new three-year deal to provide battery-grade lithium hydroxide products to Tesla, and has previously disclosed other contracts with companies including BMW.

It’s a long, long piece, but, come on, we all know China is using what’s essentially slave labor, and, at the end of the day, the climate cult will not care beyond making a few speeches, because Saving The Earth From Burning Up is more important to them than actual human rights, since, really, the climate cult shares the same Authoritarian beliefs as China. It goes well with the child labor in African nations so the climate elites can drive EVs.

Let’s look at that Washington Examiner piece

Extreme environmentalism is an ideology that cares little for human life, even regards it as a blight on the Earth that should be reduced. Its instinctive sympathies are against our species. It wants less economic growth, less entrepreneurial spirit, less development, less energy, less safety, less food, less comfort.

Who suffers? Those in poor nations, of course, and we in the rich nations that impose our obsessions on ourselves and on others wherever we can.

And the Elites who push this won’t suffer. But, the lower and middle classes in rich nations will suffer.

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12 Responses to “EV Makers Starting To Notice The Use Of “Forced Labor””

  1. Hairy says:

    Honda confirms 436 million dollar EV factory in China
    De7 2016
    Honda has been there for years building EVs

    • Jl says:

      Thanks, Johnny-then they’re right next to the child laborers mining the lithium used for batteries..

  2. Dana says:

    Today’s left have no problem with forced vaccinations, with forced mask wearing, with forcing people to provide goods and services to events which offend their moral sensibilities and religious beliefs, to forcing people to accept homosexuality and transgenderism, with forcing people to buy electric vehicles, with forcing medical students to learn how to perform prenatal infanticide, just a whole host of things, so why would anyone be surprised that they have no problems with forced labor to mine lithium, or child labor in Africa to mine cobalt, when it’s to save Mother Gaia?

    I’ve said it before: the left are pro-choice on exactly one thing.

  3. Matthew says:

    The left knows perfectly well that:
    -EVs main source of power is coal;
    -Children are ill and dying in slave conditions in ecologically disastrous mining operations to obtain the raw materials for solar panels and EV batteries;
    -EVs are basically worthless once the original battery is worn out;
    -EV battery disposal is another environmental disaster waiting to happen;
    -Solar panels and wind generators don’t have a prayer of generating the energy it took to create them;
    -Subsidies from the taxpayers in the name of “green” or “renewable” energy are only making a few very rich assholes a little bit richer.

    The left knows all these things, yet they have pushed this not ready for market tech on us. The subsidies only serve to stifle advances in the technologies, after all, why do expensive research to make a better product when you can get corrupt progressives to pay you for your current shitty one?

    None of this has ever made any sense. We need the market to leave this crap on the shelf and demand that our betters stop subsidizing it.

    Give us a worthwhile product and we’ll talk, until then all you offer is a sure path to anarchy, which is what the elites wanted all along.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    According to America’s #1 News Source a meeting of skeptics have outlined a set of criteria for accepting the theory of anthropogenic global warming.

    WASHINGTON—Evoking cataclysmic scenes of extreme weather and widespread drought and famine, the nation’s climate change deniers held a press conference Wednesday to describe exactly what the Earth must look like before they will begin to believe in human-induced global warming.

    The skeptics laid out four conditions that must be met for them to accept that climate change isn’t simply a theory: 100 named hurricanes a year, the full evaporation of the Mississippi River, nine-month-long heat waves, and the complete extinction of every animal in the class Reptilia.

    “For us to accept that the average surface temperature of the Earth has risen to critical levels due to mankind’s production of greenhouse gases, we’ll need to see some actual, visible evidence, including a global death toll of no less than 500 million people within a single calendar year,” said spokesperson William Davis, 46, of Jackson, NJ, who added that at least 70 percent of all islands on the planet would also have to become submerged under rising seas before he and his cohort would reconsider their beliefs. “To start, we’re going to have to see supercell tornadoes of category F4 or higher ripping through Oklahoma at least three times a day, leveling entire communities and causing hundreds of fatalities—and just to be perfectly clear, we’re talking year-round, not just during the spring tornado season.”

    Additionally, Davis said that for the community to begin believing a single word of any scientific journal article corroborating climate change, every one of Earth’s glaciers would have to retreat at a rate exceeding 20 miles per year, and each of the skeptics, individually, would have to go a decade without seeing naturally occurring ice anywhere.

    Furthermore, climate change deniers maintained that if the total number of plant and animal species on the planet remained higher than 200 in aggregate, they would not be dissuaded from their belief that Earth is simply experiencing one of its natural warming cycles that would eventually resolve itself on its own.

    Said global warming skeptic Michelle Wilkinson of Medina, MN, she would be willing to recognize the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change if repeated and unpredictable storm surge flooding rendered every major East Coast city, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., wholly uninhabitable.

    “We keep hearing all this mumbo-jumbo about the sixth mass extinction we’re in the midst of,” said Mitch McConnell, a U.S. senator from Kentucky, at the conclusion of the press conference. “Well, if that’s the case, then tell me this: Why aren’t the streets littered with human bodies right now, with the ragged bands of the still-living siphoning the moisture from the corpses of the dead?”

    “We’re not unreasonable; we just need the evidence to be convincing before we make a decision,” McConnell added.

    • Jl says:

      Yes, it’s called evidence

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        What evidence would a global warming “skeptic” need to see to finally understand that the Earth is warming from CO2 added to the atmosphere?

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Almost every non-advanced nation on Earth uses forced labor or child labor. Any imported items you use are likely to have been touched by forced or child labor.

    • david7134 says:

      So you advocate for child labor, having no knowledge of what that entails. You will do anything to get attention.

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    It’s somewhat, a little bit, hypocritical for the Mx Teach and the “American” right to suddenly whine about global labor rights violations when they’ve ignored these issues for decades.

    Nearly every commodity imported into the US involves labor violations. Bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton, electronics, fireworks, fish, shoes, clothing etc.

    Yet, the “American” right chooses to whine about EV batteries.

    Maybe, just maybe, the correct action is to work to eliminate forced labor and child labor. Nah, we Americans like our cheap shit from China, India, Central America and Africa. Just look away…

  7. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    The irony of a person with your low morals calling Teach (or anyone for that matter) hypocritical especially about anything regarding labor. After all it is your party that had the slaves.


    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Speaking of morality, I am not responsible for two young women aborting their babies.

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