You like your Nutella, right? I mean, really, it is impossibly good-tasting stuff. Well, brace yourself: the corporation that makes Nutella uses child labor in Africa to make their chocolate confections. That's right, the Italian food corporation Ferrero (which also makes Kinder Eggs) exploits child labor and slave trafficking to the tune of two million kids in Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana harvesting cocoa, work which requires the use of toxic chemicals. Oh, the kids also get to use machetes, but only to harvest the cocoa, not to retaliate against their captors. Ferrero is the world's third-largest chocolatier, behind only Mars and Nestlé, and Ferrero's gaining on them, having doubled its revenue over the last decade to over $9 billion in fiscal 2015. You know what that means: Ferrero has the money to end its exploitation of child labor and pay adult workers a decent wage. Ferrero's dirty little secret is out now, though, and no corporation likes to feel the impact of the Big Stick of Bad PR, so Sum of Us helps you tell Ferrero to root evil child labor and child slavery out of its supply chain.
Speaking of the Big Stick of Bad PR, over 200 corporations have pulled advertising from Breitbart "News," which aims to export its brand of sexist, racist "straight talk" overseas early next year, so that sad-hearted racists all over the world can "find one another." But this boycott is actually hitting Breitbart where it hurts -- in the pocketbook. Breitbart no doubt wears this boycott as a badge of honor, and fancies itself a site that "fights corporatism," though gosh, that's a laugh, given their outspoken support for the biggest, shallowest corporatist in human history, Donald Trump. Hence Sum of Us helps you tell Amazon -- which, as we covered earlier today, is probably the most powerful corporation on Earth, one perhaps rivaling the old Dutch East India Company from time immemorial -- to stop advertising on Breitbart. No use them arguing that eyeballs are there and they gotta go get 'em, because you can get racist eyeballs in plenty of places without lending financial support to the corporation that would give them a "safe space" to be bad human beings. Besides, they're Amazon! They don't need Breitbart's help!