Monday, April 28, 2003

"Life and physical integrity have no supremacy over economic interests"

Those are the words of an Argentinian judge evicting workers from a factory they'd expropriated (and were running profitably) after it had been abandoned by its legal owners. It's a scary summary of current econodwarf thinking, and something we should reject utterly.

(As for the factory workers, they were driven out by police, then shot at with tear gas, water cannon, rubber and then real bullets when they tried to go back to work. Naomi Klein has the complete story in the Guardian.