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(en) Ireland, Anarchist Workers Solidarity #88 - That's Capitalism

Date Fri, 21 Oct 2005 18:01:17 +0200

A trade union in the USA has been accused of voodoo. Harborside
Healthcare has had to withdraw charges that the SEIU union had
turned to voodoo to intimidate workers in its Massachutes nursing
home. Seemingly the union was concocting magic spells to force
workers to join! Workers had voted 2:1 in favour of unionisation.
This is the second known case where a company has turned to the
state for protection against voodoo. Both involved Haitian staff, who
managers claimed used magic to win union rights. Why they didn't
use these powers to win a 100% pay rise or a four hour day is not explained!


Tax cheats who did not avail of the two opportunities to come
forward and escape prosecution and pay reduced penalties were
given yet another chance in July. If only the law was as easy going
with the rest of us as it is with the millionaires who hide their cash in
bogus 'non-resident' and offshore accounts.


In the part of Africa south of the Sahara desert, 320 million people
live on less than $1 a day. Worldwide 2.7 billion people live on less
than $2 a day. Meanwhile Forbes magazine tells us that the world's
691 known billionaires have a combined wealth of $2,300 billion.
That's more than two years income for each of those 2.7 billion
people. Imagine what could be achieved if all that cash was invested
in health, education, useful jobs, and clean water supplies.

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