Re: Sweatshops (was Re: Made in China)

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Tue Apr 17 2001 - 18:18:00 MDT

Travas Gunnell wrote a post about sweatshops that

> A sweatshop involves much more than just being
> underpaid. Sweatshops typically feature several of
> the following: threats and intimidation, human rights
> abuses...

At the end of the post, there appeared a very large
number of links, one of which I clicked on by accident
(I swear). And in it beheld...

> C.7.1 What role does class struggle play in the business
> cycle? At its most basic, the class struggle (the
> resistance to hierarchy in all its forms) is the main
> cause of the business cycle. As we argued in section
> B.1.2 and section C.2, capitalists in order to exploit
> a worker must first oppress them. But where there is
> oppression, there is resistance; where there is authority,
> there is the will to freedom. Hence capitalism is
> marked by a continuous struggle between worker and
> boss at the point of production as well as struggle
> outside of the workplace against other forms of
> hierarchy.


Ah, it makes me nostalgic for the old days. It has
been so long since I savored good old Marxist prose,
"class struggle", "exploitation", and "oppression".
Well, at least it proves that ideas can never die,
which may be good. Or, maybe not.

Lee Corbin

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