My Bookmarx 11/17/2010
17 نوفمبر 2010 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Deepwater Uni « ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY <span class="“> – Annotated
The evangelical neoliberalism which erupted in the US House of Representatives in 2008 and spread like the mange to the UK House of Commons is coming soon to an English university near you.
Evangelical neoliberalism is a commitment to privatisation so devoutly ideological that it will court capitalistic suicide for the sake of free market purity.
Its scripture reads something like this: be fruitful and multiply the market until it covers the world; above all protect its sanctity from the corruption of the profane state – at any and all cost, including the utter collapse of capitalism itself. This isn’t about economics so much as faith. It’s a bastard child of laissez-faire dogma and puritanical Bible-bashing, with all the requisite self-flagellation painfully savoured by its own acolytes, and in that sense it is a singular denomination within the broader neoliberal church. If it’s ringing any fascist bells, you’re in the right pew.
Revelations of Extreme ‘Slave-Like’ Working Conditions and Billions in Wage Theft Drive Nationwide Protests | | AlterNet <span class="“> – Annotated
As much as $19 billion is stolen from American workers annually in unpaid overtime and minimum wage violations and through the human trafficking of legal immigrant workers.
The latest case to come to light involves alleged horrendous conditions
for immigrant workers reportedly hoodwinked in Mexico by a food services contractor for the New York State Fair
and kept in near-slavery conditions of $2 an hour.
criminal charges by the U.S. Attorney’s office have been dropped— “dismissed without prejudice”—and instead a modest settlement involving some back payment for the workers is being hammered out
G20: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights expresses serious concerns « CCLA Rights Watch … La veille sur les droits et libertés
On October 25th, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the body responsible for protecting and promoting human rights in member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS), noted serious concerns about allegations of human rights violations that took place during the G20 summit in Toronto.
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