Thursday, October 13, 2005

Corporate Slavery?

This, from the Chicago Tribune, is very scary:
"I am done for."
Before he could explain, before his brother could come to the phone, the line went dead. It was the last message he left for his family.
They had no way to know, but Bishnu Hari would soon be on his way to a war zone--not the job he had been promised at a luxury hotel in Jordan..
After leaving Nepal, Bishnu Hari would become entangled in the illicit system delivering cheap labor from impoverished countries to U.S. military bases throughout Iraq..
On Aug. 19, 2004, about three weeks after he tried to phone his brother, Bishnu Hari would be among 12 Nepalis kidnapped from an unprotected caravan in Iraq. They were on their way to work for a major subcontractor of KBR, the Halliburton subsidiary that runs military support operations in Iraq.

Thanks to 100 Monkeys Typing for this link.


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