Blacklists – Most moderate claims.

Under the present regime of networking among public school boys, we know that the 99% are not “one of them” and so have no say. Also neo-liberalism hates regulation, so why should they not think it acceptable to blacklist workers, deny union rights, sack them, pay low wages, have appalling safety records…..

But the blacklisted construction workers have an alternative moral perspective, they stood up for their colleagues and themselves; and pursued safe conditions and standards in their trades.

A Carillion subsidiary, Crown House Engineering was shown at a tribunal earlier this year to have blacklisted 224 workers.

In the wake of this, Carillion chief executive issued an apology from his company. None the less, Carillion and other construction giants such as McAlpine’s face court action and claims for compensation running to millions of pounds.

These penalties will, if they are agreed by the courts, be scant recompense for the blighted lives caused to many construction union activists by their loss of a livelihood.

And if we had the capitalist class in the dock, how much more compensation would be required for the casual ruin of the lives of millions by: unemployment, low pay, increasing prices or cuts in public services.

Perhaps we should find as James Connolly said over a hundred years ago that “our demands most moderate are, We only want the earth.”

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Cuba is the safest destination for tourism, because of its people's hospitality. SOCIALISM.

Meanwhile many countries and Amnesty international have warned about violence to tourists in the USA. RAMPANT CAPITALISM.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/08/06/gun-violence-america-prompts-growing-list-countries-issue-travel-warnings/%3foutputType=amp

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez@DiazCanelB

Cuba, el país más seguro para el turismo: la condición que Estados Unidos no podrá opacar. #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad http://www.granma.cu/cuba/2020-02-13/cuba-el-pais-mas-seguro-para-el-turismo-la-condicion-que-estados-unidos-no-podra-opacar-13-02-2020-01-02-51 Via @Granma_Digital

In 1983 Labour manifesto stated: “We will also open immediate negotiations with our EEC partners, and introduce the necessary legislation, to prepare for Britain’s withdrawal from the EEC, to be completed well within the lifetime of the Labour government."
https://sluggerotoole.com/2016/06/11/labour-and-europe-a-brief-history/

Graeme John Gardner@Graemejohn1963

@theworkerorguk Here is the Labour party election leaflet from the 1979 June EEC election. The very first one. I knew the candidate in passing who advised me in 1982 when I was just 18 the sooner we are out the EEC the better. 34 years later I voted Leave

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