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Posted in corruption, Economics, Economics, recession, income redistribution, Politics, the Rigged Game, tagged 2012, Bill Gates, China, factory, Foxconn technologies, income redistribution, mitt romney, Police, riot, September, Steve Jobs on Jpm9000000pmTue, 25 Sep 2012 18:46:47 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
A few days ago, the New York Times announced that thousands of workers had (and are still) rioting at the Foxconn Technology factory in Taiyuan, China. Five thousand police had to be called in to quell the riot. Windows were shattered, police cars overturned and fires were set.
One source reported that components for the Apple I-Phone number five are made at the factory.
The cause of the riot is not clear, but some sources say there was an incident between security and workers that triggered the riot. But the reason is probably more widespread than that.
Why are these jobs overseas? The authors of the story, David Barboza and Keith Bradsher, report that “Analysts say worker unrest in China has grown more common because workers are more aware of their rights, and yet have few outlets to challenge or negotiate with their employers.”
In other words, beside the massive difference in pay between workers in the US and in China, the Chinese workers have virtually no rights in the workplace to negotiate pay increases, hours worked, overtime pay, as well as health, safety and environmental standards.
Foxconn has had problems with workers committing suicide on-the-job last year at one of their factories that produced exclusively for Apple, Inc. Here’s another fact; this riots demonstrates that the race to the bottom in China continues, as well as in the USA. The difference between the old wages here in the USA, as well as the higher amount of dollars needed to maintaining higher factory standards, worker safety and environmental standards here, compared to in China, go into the pockets of the rich, (such as the late Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Wall Street Mitt the Complete Twit Romney) via higher corporate earnings, surging dividends, and rising share prices. That’s why the jobs are in China and not in the USA, where they belong. Standards are higher in the USA.
The rest of us 99 percenters are made to suffer lower standards of living, as our income is redistributed to the 1 percent via trade treaties that all US jobs to be exported or created in foreign nations.
Posted in corruption, culture, Economics, recession, income redistribution, mortgage fraud, Politics, taxes, trade, trade deficit, wealth redistribution, tagged boycott, earl blumenauer, fire fighters, Free trade, layoffs, Oregonian newspaper, Police, Ron Wyden, school districts, tax base, teachers on Jam4000000amSat, 21 Apr 2012 08:42:09 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
The Oregonian newspaper is the primary propaganda organ of the one percent in the state of Oregon. The newspaper reported today that the Beaverton School District is going to lay off 344 employees. The district is the third largest in the state. What is conspicuous is what the Oregonian chose not to mention; much of the tax base has been shipped overseas via free trade agreements. It’s true that most school funding in Oregon is derived from property taxes, but it’s equally true that if thousands of jobs have been shipped overseas because of free trade agreements, the people who lose those jobs can’t usually afford a house, or their property taxes. Just look at your country. Where is the housing market going? Down. That’s where.
The same thing occurs when an American based company decides to create jobs overseas, rather than here, when free trade agreements open the door to do so. The people that lose their jobs may get unemployment checks and a foreclosed house.
The Oregonian also doesn’t mention that the difference between the old higher wages here, and the new lower wages there, are pocketed by the one percent via higher corporate profits, enhanced dividends and rising share prices. That’s why the free trade agreements are an income redistribution scam. But the Oregonian staff doesn’t want you to know that. The exact same thing holds true when jobs are created overseas by US companies that normally wouldn’t occur without the free trade agreements.
The Oregonian also hides the fact that they endorse politicians such as Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Senator Ron Wall Street Wyden. Wyden has never met an income distribution trade treaty that he hasn’t liked, because his buddies at the Oregonian and on Wall Street like them. Blumenauer votes for most of them.
Apparently, the folks at the Oregonian think the sole purpose of the US economy is to enrich the one percent at the expense of everybody else. The Oregonian is the Fox News of Oregon. It is the propaganda wing of the one percent in the state. Save yourselves, your school districts, your police and other public services. Save your jobs, save your neighbors. Put the Oregonian out of business by not buying it. Boycott!
During a night of clashes between police and “occupy wall street” protesters marking the six-month anniversary of the occupation of New York’s Zuccotti Park, citizen journalists captured an intense scuffle between police and a man who was identified as a “medic.” From the video, it appears that the police smashed the man’s head into a reinforced glass window.
The incident occurs at approximately 3:50 in the video embedded below:
Posted in "Dow Jones", corruption, culture, Economics, Economics, recession, Politics, tagged Occupy Oakland, Police, YmCA on Jpm1000000pmMon, 30 Jan 2012 14:02:30 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Using grenades and tear gas, Oakland’s police, acting as if they’re under the direction of Adolf “Corporate Drone” Hitler, launched a savage assault against the Occupy Movement of Oakland. The Oakland Gestapo also arrested more than 400 American patriots.
Click here for the complete story and the video
Posted in "Dow Jones", "John Hively", corruption, culture, Economics, Economics, recession, Recessions, tagged Occupy Oakland, Police on Jam1000000amSun, 29 Jan 2012 09:26:50 +000012 10, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Police officers knocked down and clubbed a young woman during an anti-police march in Oakland late Saturday night, and arrested six people.
Video of the incident uploaded to YouTube showed the young woman riding her bicycle towards a small group of officers. As she approached, officers shoved her to the ground and at least one clubs her with his baton.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Police made dozens of arrests early Saturday as they cleared away the remaining Occupy Boston encampment in the city’s financial district in a mostly peaceful action.
Authorities, including more than 100 police officers, swept into the area before sunrise, when many of the campers were asleep, and sealed off the streets. Some 32 men and 14 women, were arrested, mostly for trespassing.
As many as twenty arrests were made at the Occupy DC protest in Washington on Sunday after occupiers assembled a two-story wooden structure from sections that had been constructed off-site and refused police orders to remove it.
Protesters told reporters that the building was needed to provide shelter as winter weather sets in. “It is a symbol saying we can rebuild the country together,” one added. “As Americans together we can rebuild the country, we don’t really need the government for that.”
It is difficult to believe that life has come down to this. When riot police invaded the Occupy Boston encampment on Thursday evening and carried off a kitchen sink that had recently been donated by MIT, the initial reaction was one of outrage.
As described by Brad Johnson at Think Progress, “Police seized the newly donated graywater sink and tossed it into the back of a police wagon, as other police with flex cuffs blocked occupiers. Dozens of motorcycle police arrived. A brief skirmish ensued as some protesters linked arms to block the wagon from leaving. In the ensuing sink seizure chaos, occupier Suzi Pietroluongo was stepped on by a police officer. When the police wagon sped off, the back doors were open and the sink was hanging out.”