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News :: Labor
Building Bridges Radio-The Fight for Labor Rights From Iraq to the U.S.
19 Mar 2004
Modified: 08:51:38 AM
Building Bridges Radio presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON L.A.INDYMEDIA AUDIO LINK BELOW
Under U.S. war and occupation, Iraq is being looted by corporations like Bechtel , and Haliburton – the same kinds of union-busting corporations that attack workers here at home.

As a result, Iraqi workers face mass unemployment, and low pay. Under U.S.
Military occupation unions are illegal in most industries. The new unions which were organized with the fall of Saddam are being suppressed now by the U.S. occupation authorities and unionists have been arrested. And the stage is being set for the mass privatization of Iraqi industries to American companies which will cause further layoffs and erosion of the living standards of all Iraqi’s .Working people in the U.S. are paying for all this with the lives of U.S. soldiers and the waste of $150 billion of our tax money that is badly-needed for human services.

U.S. Labor Against the War recently sponsored a trade union fact-finding commission to Iraq whose members are now touring this country .Two members of that delegation, International Longshore and Wharehouse Union Local 10 executive board member Clarence Thomas and journalist David Bacon recently spoke at Local 1199 SEIU in N.Y.C.

Building Bridges is regularly broadcast over WBAI, 99.5 FM in the N.Y.C Metropolitan area on Mondays from 7-8pm EST and streamed at
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