"Freedom" and Meatpacking Industry

<p><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #333333" color="#ffffff">I made reference to the irony of Bush's wish to spread &quot;freedom&quot; throughout the world in my </font><a href="http://turing.plymouth.edu/~estiller/blog/archives/20050124.html"><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #333333" color="#ffffff">Jan. 24th posting</font></a><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #333333" color="#ffffff">.  Additonal information has surfaced which was brought to my attention by the recent edition of The Nation magazine.  Human Right's Watch has issued a report entitled,  <em><a href="http://www.hrw.org/english/docs/2005/01/25/usdom10052.htm">Blood Sweat, and Fear, Workers' Rights in US Meat and Poultry Plants</a></em>.  </font></p><p><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #333333" color="#ffffff">Is this the &quot;freedom&quot; that Bush wishes to export to other countries?  Does Bush have a different definition of the word, freedom than we do?  Perhaps we should look up &quot;freedom&quot; in our Bushionary:</font></p><p><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #333333" color="#ffffff">Freedom : (Noun) the condition of large corporations being free; the powerof these corporations to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints.  The power to under-pay and exploit workers at will.</font></p><p><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #333333" color="#ffffff">Well, I guess that explains it.  But, do we really want to export this &quot;freedom&quot; to other countries?</font></p>

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