Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"An Injury to One is an Injury to All" - Organized Labour's Proud Credo Still Inspires

"Inspired by the plight of young girls in Afghanistan, a group of Grade 5 girls from B.C.'s Okanagan Valley has raised enough money to pay the salaries of five Afghan schoolteachers for one year.

"Alaina Podmorow, 10, said she became interested in Afghanistan last year after her mother Jamie took her to a speech by Canadian journalist Sally Armstrong, who has written books and made documentaries on Afghanistan."

If I'm not mistaken, what this means is a group of 18 schoolchildren from British Columbia's hinterland has provided greater solidarity to the people of Afghanistan than all the trade unions, provincial and territorial federations and 136 district labour councils of the three-million-member Canadian Labour Congress, and the half-million students and 80 student unions of the Canadian Federation of Students, combined.


Blogger richard said...

You are not mistaken, Terry. Good on 'em.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe all those progressive trade unionists et al were too busy planning trips to Cuba, where unions are banned, free speech is banned, where people live under a repressive military backed police state, where justice is dealt out by firing squads, where they can idolize a brutal dictator like Castro and buy cheap copies of T shirts saluting a mass murdering thug like Che.

But hey, Cuba is "anti American" so they can feel good about their trip.

But help the long suffering people of Afghanistan . . . no time for that.

Now that's a Progressive.

Maybe they can get a two'fer while they are in the area and go support Venezuelan's rights to free speech and freedom that President Chavez is removing.

10:08 AM  

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