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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:45 PM
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6. That IS our only option -- keep working for it or not
Edited on Tue May-02-06 03:47 PM by 0rganism
I'm not a fan of NAFTA, I'm just trying to find the silver lining.

We need to come to terms with the economic reality of labor exploitation, and stand with labor rights movements in other countries to stop it. When Superbig, Inc. looks around the world for cheap labor and finds out that every other country on the globe has and enforces as many labor, environmental, and civil protections as we do here, they'll see no advantage in outsourcing, and the people who would otherwise immigrate will see less advantage in doing so.

By empowering workforces around the world, we protect our own hard-won gains here at home.
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  -On illegal immigration, idealism and Gen X 0rganism  May-02-06 02:58 PM   #0 
  - Don't need to revoke NAFTA and GATT... just add something...  redqueen   May-02-06 03:01 PM   #1 
  - Nothing defeatist about recognizing mistakes of the past  0rganism   May-02-06 03:10 PM   #2 
     - Exactly... from the ground up.  redqueen   May-02-06 03:24 PM   #4 
        - That IS our only option -- keep working for it or not  0rganism   May-02-06 03:45 PM   #6 
           - exactly  redqueen   May-02-06 04:15 PM   #8 
              - I had a feeling we would agree  0rganism   May-02-06 05:01 PM   #10 
                 - Someday SOON!  redqueen   May-02-06 05:10 PM   #11 
  - 0rganism you are one cheerful person. The problems you describe are the  Vincardog   May-02-06 03:12 PM   #3 
     - And when will YOU be ready to stand in solidarity with workers?  0rganism   May-02-06 03:37 PM   #5 
        - Do you mean to tell me that while we let the Low Wage conservatives  Vincardog   May-02-06 03:51 PM   #7 
           - No, not at all, but you can't just do one or the other, especially now  0rganism   May-02-06 04:46 PM   #9 
              - OK I will fight for US workers and you go on down to Mexico or China or  Vincardog   May-02-06 05:40 PM   #12 
                 - Too bad you don't see the connection  0rganism   May-02-06 08:15 PM   #13 
                    - How are you going to help the labor in China? You act as if they are  Vincardog   May-02-06 08:27 PM   #14 

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