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That's more like it.

Posted by: MDG on December 09, 1999 at 16:47:51:

In Reply to: All capitalist practices are ultimately determined by the military posted by Stoller on December 09, 1999 at 10:23:41:

: 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. . .

You see, Barry, we don't disagree on everything. By the way, I knew I made a mistake with that "Y'all have forgotten" bit as soon as I hit the "submit" button. I knew you already knew that, based on your politics. As for Doc, I think he's oblivious to a whole lot of things.

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