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If you shout into a full force hurricane, your words go nowhere. With overwhelming tragedies surrounding us, and our ability to sharpen the pointless and blunt the too sharp, some things hit me hard. As corporations sever whatever shreds of morality, accountability, and responsibility they once took for their supply chains and workers, but still get the right to buy politicians, I want to crawl under a rock.

Our need for the latest fashions at the lowest cost helped crush nearly 1000 people last month. We were distracted because, well because Benghazi and Boston. But, if we westerners don't buy clothes, some people can't feed their families, even though there is enough food and enough world income so no one should starve.

So, yesterday we learn this incredible story of hope and survival as a young woman is pulled from the rubble of the collapsed factory. And, today, we learn that she's done with the garment industry.  

Building collapse survivor never gave up hope.

Good move. Maybe Massey can offer her a job in one of its mines? Until we treat workers as people and corporations with responsibility, this is the kind of story that will repeat itself like Groundhog Day or Republican obstructionism.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    I'm from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party

    by voicemail on Mon May 13, 2013 at 10:30:09 AM PDT

  •  tone of this diary is disgusting (0+ / 0-)

    and the cynicism it reflects is so apropos to Dkos.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Mon May 13, 2013 at 10:39:04 AM PDT

  •  "I want to crawl under a rock." (0+ / 0-)

    that introduction resounded, it's what one feels necessarily learning more and more

    about the myriad of indignities at best, to us living beings, if not much much worse, that most of us are living with in this world of killer capitalism

    got my attention

    i went to the article in which the survivor is quoted as talking about a man who was nearby and wanted water and she didn't share it with him

    not to suggest judgment but it has to be acknowledged: what some of us may be unlucky enough to have to decide: i.e.

    will we help the other to survive or will we only care for the organism that we are

    it's really very personal

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