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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Online Flag CR3 14 Jun 20 9.36am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

The Antifa BLM thing is covered off in the news politics thread however we have the small matter of a World Cup starting shortly. It is proven that much of the building development for that World Cup was carried out by slave labour many of whom were black Africans. Given that the PL and the players in particular want to show their support for BLM to the extent that they will wear it on their shirts should they not boycott the World Cup in protest over slavery?

I think Wilf and PVA have both been very vocal in support of BLM, surely this is just as big and if they do go are they not showing their support for slavery?

Personally I think all should boycott the tournament but Iím interested to hear other views.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 14 Jun 20 9.41am Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Just out of interest, was it literally slave labour, or was the term being used in the way that one might describe a lousy low paid job as "slave labour"?

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 14 Jun 20 9.41am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Iím in agreement. I donít like hypocrisy or a view only when it suits.

 


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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Online Flag CR3 14 Jun 20 9.46am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

Just out of interest, was it literally slave labour, or was the term being used in the way that one might describe a lousy low paid job as "slave labour"?

I canít find it at the moment but someone posted an excellent piece on the BLM Antifa thread explaining how it works. It basically involves conning labour into going out there and then withhold money for food and accommodation such that they get caught in a poverty trap and cannot get out. They also have their passports taken off them. It is modern slave labour.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 14 Jun 20 10.39am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Yes.

 


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View Laszlo Panaflex's Profile Laszlo Panaflex Flag 14 Jun 20 12.21pm Send a Private Message to Laszlo Panaflex Add Laszlo Panaflex as a friend

England have been refusing to turn up in World Cup games for years, do you mean to tell me that this was all just part of a political protest?

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 14 Jun 20 1.29pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Listen to jessie j for the answer as to why it wont be

Edited by cryrst (14 Jun 2020 1.30pm)

 

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View davenotamonkey's Profile davenotamonkey Flag 14 Jun 20 1.43pm Send a Private Message to davenotamonkey Add davenotamonkey as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

The Antifa BLM thing is covered off in the news politics thread however we have the small matter of a World Cup starting shortly. It is proven that much of the building development for that World Cup was carried out by slave labour many of whom were black Africans. Given that the PL and the players in particular want to show their support for BLM to the extent that they will wear it on their shirts should they not boycott the World Cup in protest over slavery?

I think Wilf and PVA have both been very vocal in support of BLM, surely this is just as big and if they do go are they not showing their support for slavery?

Personally I think all should boycott the tournament but Iím interested to hear other views.

No no no. You don't get it.

Virtue Signalling and empty gestures: good.
Pulling down statues: good.

Adressing modern-day issues of slavery, particularly when white people are not involved: not so good.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 14 Jun 20 8.52pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

I canít find it at the moment but someone posted an excellent piece on the BLM Antifa thread explaining how it works. It basically involves conning labour into going out there and then withhold money for food and accommodation such that they get caught in a poverty trap and cannot get out. They also have their passports taken off them. It is modern slave labour.

This is the case. So many pakistanis go to the Middle East for employment, the working conditions are s***, pay is s*** and they, indeed do have their passports taken from them. Just like Domestic Workers of Arab families, do we have demos about these? I tried to assist a pakistani Locally engaged employee whose husband died working in the Middle East due to horrendous conditions, no chance of any help.
Having said that, our farmers aren't innocent, the T&Cs for Agricultural Workers are bordering on slave labour

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 14 Jun 20 8.58pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

This is the case. So many pakistanis go to the Middle East for employment, the working conditions are s***, pay is s*** and they, indeed do have their passports taken from them. Just like Domestic Workers of Arab families, do we have demos about these? I tried to assist a pakistani Locally engaged employee whose husband died working in the Middle East due to horrendous conditions, no chance of any help.
Having said that, our farmers aren't innocent, the T&Cs for Agricultural Workers are bordering on slave labour

Some are actual slaves I've read. I know wages and conditions for some are bad at least many go home.

 

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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 14 Jun 20 9.22pm Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

100%. Corrupt from start to finish.

Although Blatter clearly had nothing to do with it

 

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View crvenaeagle's Profile crvenaeagle Flag 21 Jun 20 11.15am Send a Private Message to crvenaeagle Add crvenaeagle as a friend

The workers came from places like Nepal, India, Bangladesh, pakistan, not Africa.

 

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