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Do you support athletes that wear Nike?

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Two unlikely young Americans travel half-way around the world to learn first-hand about Nike's Indonesian factory conditions and end up taking on the world's most profitable sports apparel company in the world. They encounter the local mafia, sexual abuse, starvation, malaria, football-sized rats, fist-sized cockroaches, raw sewage in the streets, massive burning of toxic shoe rubber, corporate complicity and cover-up.

Sweat, the film, is the journey of Jim Keady and Leslie Kretzu uncovering the story behind the statistics about Nike factory workers. Through the lens of their experiences, viewers will discover the injustices of Nike's labor practices in the developing world, specifically in Indonesia, and how Nike's cutthroat, bottom-line economic decisions have a profound effect on human lives. This film will show that with the right mix of faith, conviction, and dedication, ordinary people can change the world.



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I don't base my support of my faves based on what they wear.
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who's to say nike is the only company that does this? i'm sure all the big brands out there have a part in something like this.

and second on not supporting athlete's by what brand they wear.

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No I do not support Amelie at all.

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very little to do with the athletes. they need something to wear on court, and in many cases, they need their endorsement money to survive on tour. unless you're wearing lacoste, which may even be just as bad as nike (though i doubt it) you're exploiting cheap labor.
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very little to do with the athletes. they need something to wear on court, and in many cases, they need their endorsement money to survive on tour. unless you're wearing lacoste, which may even be just as bad as nike (though i doubt it) you're exploiting cheap labor.
True but Nike is the worst out of them all though. Why do you think it has the most and frequent protestors? And considering Serena is the richest out of all the female tennis players that are endorsed by Nike. I'd say she holds most of that responsibility. You can't blame someone who's trying to make a living on the tour for signing with Nike if they're the only ones who offer. But Serena, she has a choice. I think it's just sick that she's been overpaid with money that's been underpaid to workers in developing countries.
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Reading/watching this may change your mind...

SWEAT
A Story of Solidarity

Two unlikely young Americans travel half-way around the world to learn first-hand about Nike's Indonesian factory conditions and end up taking on the world's most profitable sports apparel company in the world. They encounter the local mafia, sexual abuse, starvation, malaria, football-sized rats, fist-sized cockroaches, raw sewage in the streets, massive burning of toxic shoe rubber, corporate complicity and cover-up.

Sweat, the film, is the journey of Jim Keady and Leslie Kretzu uncovering the story behind the statistics about Nike factory workers. Through the lens of their experiences, viewers will discover the injustices of Nike's labor practices in the developing world, specifically in Indonesia, and how Nike's cutthroat, bottom-line economic decisions have a profound effect on human lives. This film will show that with the right mix of faith, conviction, and dedication, ordinary people can change the world.



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True but Nike is the worst out of them all though. Why do you think it has the most and frequent protestors? And considering Serena is the richest out of all the female tennis players that are endorsed by Nike. I'd say she holds most of that responsibility. You can't blame someone who's trying to make a living on the tour for signing with Nike if they're the only ones who offer. But Serena, she has a choice. I think it's just sick that she's been overpaid with money that's been underpaid to workers in developing countries.
u can't say that nike is the worst bc nike has the most protestors. nike is the biggest, and if people want to protest, they protest to the top.

im embarassed to know this but during thanksgiving week in chicago at neiman marcus, the people of peta gather and have themselves a little protest. neiman marcus doesn't have anymore fur than any of the other leading stores on michican avenue, it is just the most visible and the most successful. u don't see peta organizing to protest the small shops inside malls that sell nothing BUT fur, now do you?
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True but Nike is the worst out of them all though. Why do you think it has the most and frequent protestors? And considering Serena is the richest out of all the female tennis players that are endorsed by Nike. I'd say she holds most of that responsibility. You can't blame someone who's trying to make a living on the tour for signing with Nike if they're the only ones who offer. But Serena, she has a choice. I think it's just sick that she's been overpaid with money that's been underpaid to workers in developing countries.
As opposed to Michael Jordon and a host of other trillionaire sports athletes who should hold none, least of all most of the responsibility. Your post is such biased bullshit, you should be embarrassed. Because, I'm embarrassed for you.
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im curious what he wears... he has a choice...
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u can't say that nike is the worst bc nike has the most protestors. nike is the biggest, and if people want to protest, they protest to the top.

im embarassed to know this but during thanksgiving week in chicago at neiman marcus, the people of peta gather and have themselves a little protest. neiman marcus doesn't have anymore fur than any of the other leading stores on michican avenue, it is just the most visible and the most successful. u don't see peta organizing to protest the small shops inside malls that sell nothing BUT fur, now do you?
Yes but that's PETA, we're not talking about fur. I believe NIke is indeed the worst when it comes to treatment of its workers. There's so much media attention about them. No one ever talks about Adidas, Puma and others abusing their workers.
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As opposed to Michael Jordon and a host of other trillionaire sports athletes who should hold none, least of all most of the responsibility. Your post is such biased bullshit, you should be embarrassed. Because, I'm embarrassed for you.
Well I don't think Michael Jordan either, but this isn't a basketball message board, so that's why I'm not talking about him.
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Well I don't think Michael Jordan either, but this isn't a basketball message board, so that's why I'm not talking about him.
But the fact that it's a tennis message board doesn't shoulder Serena with all or most of the responsibility. The subject wasn't about tennis, but Nike. The thread says "athletes that wear Nike, not tennis players. I know what the intent of the troll thread starter was, but as usual it backfired. You have to admit that your statement was a stupid and biased in light of the fact that Serena is not the only athlete with a choice.
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Yes but that's PETA, we're not talking about fur. I believe NIke is indeed the worst when it comes to treatment of its workers. There's so much media attention about them. No one ever talks about Adidas, Puma and others abusing their workers.
the media behaves just like PETA, dude. they go oafter who's on top bc the story about them is more interesting.

do u think martha stewart's trial would have as much attention (or would it even be an issue) if she wasn't the most successful at what she does? the answer, NO! if she was on some b rated cable show abt arts and crafts and did the same thing, we would not hear about it.
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