asdf | 23.10.2004 02:40
Union fury at Stop the War coalition's sectarianism
Iraqis need international solidarity, not support for violence
Whats really sick about these stories is the effect they will have on Iraqi unions. By associating organized labour with the occupation, unions will be made targets of the Iraqi resistance and many Union organizers and members will likely be killed. The Guardian at times swings proBlair and perhaps a little neoliberal but stories that endanger labour organizers lives is sinking to a new low. I know most Anarchists oppose organized labour but ask your self this question "do union organizers in Iraq deserve to die for a small increase in Blair's popularity?" Being associated with the occupation is a death sentence in Iraq. Even if they wanted US troops to stay, no Iraqi union organizer in their right mind would write to a British newspaper claiming that Unions need US troops (unless of course their motiviation was linked to some other cause like the US election or getting some payoff from the British government).