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ITUC speaks of worldwide unrest at Worldwide Economic Forum in Paris

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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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Guy Ryder, the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), said that the current financial turmoil had triggered a social timebomb that would lead to deepening civil unrest and soaring crime.

The comments from the confederation, which represents 168 million workers in 157 countries, are the most ferocious example yet of a backlash that has persuaded many who attend frequently to stay away from Davos this year.





Mr Ryder, speaking as strikes involving hundreds of thousands of workers erupted across France and Germany, told The Times: “We are on the road to serious social instability, which could be extremely dangerous in some countries to democracy itself.”


This is no joke. They represent 168 million workers around the world. With the amounts of people currently being laid off on a daily basis, this group is representing what a lot of people are thinking. Bet we won't hear about this much here in the states.

I am trying hard not to be a pessimist here, but if you think we are headed in the right direction at this point - well - you have your head buried in the sand.




posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 10:19 PM
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Well what do people expect to happen? That everyone will just hold hands and dance around the campfire singing kumbaya?

Its human nature to take what you want when you cant get it through normal means(just ask the politicians).

To me, it is inevitable, you better choose your sides, because if you dont, one day it is going to hit home, and you will have nobody to turn to.



 
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