Ending tyranny?

<p>In President Bush's<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/01/20050120-1.html"> inaugural address</a> he states the following:</p><p><font color="#ffff00">&quot;The great objective of ending tyranny is the concentrated work of generations. The difficulty of the task is no excuse for avoiding it. America's influence is not unlimited, but fortunately for the oppressed, America's influence is considerable, and we will use it confidently in freedom's cause. &quot;</font></p><p>How about ending corporate tyranny right here in this country?  How can we battle tyranny in other countries, when we permit working conditions that are similar to those at the turn of the century, as described by Upton Sinclair in <em><a href="http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Literature/Sinclair/TheJungle/">The Jungle.</a></em> Christopher Cook's wonderful book, &quot;<a href="http://www.thenewpress.com/newbooks/dietplanet.htm">Diet for a Dead Planet&quot;</a> describes how immigrant workers working in the meat packing industry are denied bathroom breaks and suffer repetitive motion problems at high rates due to excessive line speeds that are set by the <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome">USDA</a>.  Other problems such as contaminated meat also result from this.  So, hey Bush!  Slow the lines down!</p>

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