Category Archives: Exploitation

Hong Kong Phooey

While our government continues to fall over itself trying to encourage rich Chinese tourists and business-people to come and spend their money on our shores, it’s worth remembering that the wealth of these few privileged individuals is partly the product … Continue reading

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Competing with Poverty

George Osborne was absolutely right last week to warn that the European Union is falling behind India and China in economic terms, and the reason for this is very simple: it is because corporations in Europe have been exploiting the … Continue reading

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Hummin’ Trafficking

I was most surprised to learn recently that 50,000 commercially reared bumblebees are imported into the UK annually. Bees are, by their very nature, socialist creatures who work together for the common good. To see these tiny beings exploited by … Continue reading

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Land of Whored-Out Glory

It’s interesting to note that, while we continue to suffer from a housing crisis in this country and the government is now proposing to fine poor people for having under-occupied hovels, we still continue to build urban-palaces in London which … Continue reading

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NO MORE PAGE THREE

So I was wearing my NO MORE PAGE THREE t-shirt in a supermarket the other day (support the campaign and contribute to breast cancer clinical research trials by buying yours here), when a pair of breasts woman passing me said, … Continue reading

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Why You Ought to Boycott Amazon, Google & Starbucks

One hears a lot of twaddle about tax-dodging companies actually being alright because they are at least providing jobs. Oh, how privileged we are, that we get to feed on the crumbs dropped from the top table. This is, of … Continue reading

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Starvation Speculation

These are a few snippets taken from the news in recent weeks: • Oxfam has produced a report, ‘Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices’, which models the impact of droughts, floods and heat waves and which indicates that staple crops might undergo … Continue reading

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Prison Factories

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has set out details of his scheme to set up factories in prisons. The idea is apparently to get criminals into “lawful constructive employment.” Shadow Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan and the GMB union … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery

It is a disturbing truth of twenty-first century western society that we have convinced ourselves we live in a fair world. Sure, there’s some inequality in our lives but, for the most part, we all do okay: we have labour-saving … Continue reading

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The End of Imagination

Whenever I look at political debate amongst our elected leaders, it becomes increasingly clear to me that we are children being governed by children, only without the innocence or compassion that characterise childhood. Sure, some people know stuff but it’s … Continue reading

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