Jack Saturday

Monday, May 28, 2012

Anti Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 820-822

Economists cited various possible factors behind the addition of only 115,000 jobs in April, but none are likely to comfort 13.7 million jobless workers.
Reasons Abound for Ebb in Job Growth
New York Times Headline

There have over the years been numerous reports of widespread sexual abuse of women farmworkers--everything from being called demeaning names by supervisors to brutal sexual assault. Many of the victims suffer in silence, cut off from law enforcement and social services and fearful of losing their jobs if they come forward to authorities, according to a report on sexual violence in agricultural work by Human Rights Watch.
Women may feel they have little choice but to suffer humiliating treatment and abuse in order to support their families.
Working With Your Rapist as Your Supervisor? The Widespread Sexual Abuse of Women in Farm Work
Michelle Chen

Basic income makes no discrimination between people with waged work and others who engage in domestic or voluntary work. Everyone would receive an income, which would increase the levels of comparability between the three kinds of work [remunerated, domestic and voluntary]. In times of crisis in particular, basic income highlights a particularly interesting principle, nothing less than the most basic of all human rights: a guaranteed material existence for all citizens, without which they cannot be free.
Taking It to the Streets in Spain
[emphasis JS]


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