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Tikkun, Journal of Radical Empathy, 2022



Each fall, I send out the following appeal to my communities:
Dear friends, While buying Halloween candy this year please consider the links between many of the popular brands of chocolate and child slavery in the production of this cocoa.The Peabody award-winning documentary, “Slavery a Global Investigation,” (depicts the devastating suffering of children enslaved in the Ivory Coast cocoa industry. This cocoa is used by Hershey, Dagoba (now Hershey owned), Mars, ADM Cocoa, Godiva, Fowler’s Chocolate, Kraft, Nestlé. These children live in horrendous conditions, work relentlessly, covered in wounds and scars from vicious beatings, many of whom “disappear” after they were beaten until motionless…


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