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All capitalist practices are ultimately determined by the military

Posted by: Stoller on December 09, 1999 at 10:23:41:

In Reply to: 20 cents an hour, enforced by the military. posted by MDG on December 08, 1999 at 20:53:21:

DC:
Nike keeps the workers working, with an allocation of capital no greater that four bits a head.

Stoller:
Correction: 20 an hour (The Nation, 20 December 1999, p. 8).

: Y'all are forgetting that in countries like Indonesia, where Nike sets up (sweat)shop, the rights of the workers to unionize, or even demand decent conditions in a non-union environment, are quashed by armed thugs in the employ of the governments, and often nourished by corporate and U.S. dollars. McArthur-Freeport in Indonesia and Gulf Oil in Nigeria are two examples of corporations which had a direct hand in the deployment of soldiers against poor workers; massacres followed.

No, comrade, I'm NOT forgetting that at all---hell, I still believe in Lenin's imperialism thesis.

Doc, on the other hand supports a 'Reaganesque foreign policy', so he'll just cheer when he reads your post. . .




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