Friday, March 16, 2007
close to slavery
now, i'm a habitual democracy now! listener...but i found this segment from yesterday particularly informative. It gives a detailed explanation of what all king bush's push for expanded guestworker programs really means...and no big surprise...it invloves a slew of human rights abuses, debt and profit. I guess i knew that much, but its good to get an idea of how it really really works.
and ya know...fuck free trade....i really see it as one of the root causes of all of this in that it creates the economic disparity that drives folks from central and south america away from their homelands and families and into the arms of the empire...desperate for income.