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Time to start stitching in time...

By Remy Benoit

This is an old Armenian folk tale my Granpa used to tell me.
Once upon a time, a son gave his father a blanket and said he was sorry, but there was no longer room in the home for him, it was time to go. The father took the blanket out to the front porch and ripped it apart, handing half to his son. "This is for you, when your son turns you out." Perhaps Mr. Lane needs to start collecting bits of blanket while his hands are still strong enough to sew them together. What goes around does come around.

From William Rivers Pitt at Truthout Beneath the Bottom of the Barrel.

From Miriam Wells, Alter Net We are prepared to die-Workers in Colombia at General Motors Plant Sew their Mouths Shut to Protest Backbreaking Labor Conditions.

"There but for fortune go you or I."

Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" Adolf Hitler. Teach Genocide.

Trade Union History.

Railroad Strike 1877.

Homestead and Pullman Strikes.

Coal Strike of 1902.

We need to ask ourselves some questions and consider the words of Harlan Ellison: “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”


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