Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What Death Squads Mean

More and more, as the years go by, the books get read, the evidence continues to come in, ... it seems to me that it is just simply that our international economic system requires death squads to keep prices of commodities low, in order to maintain and expand the profit-driven consumer societies in the wealthy countries.

Death squads affect "the periphery," which is a strange way to describe places where tens of millions of people live. It seems ludicrous to talk about economic development and raising living standards when it's been proven time and time again that we will torture and murder and mutilate anyone who calls out for higher wages or better living conditions or more political power for the poor in the very same countries that we're claiming to "develop."

Here's something to read.

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