Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Islamic Republic of Child Laborers

Nothing upsets me more than seeing children distressed and unhappy. Every child should enjoy their childhood to the full. No child should ever be humiliated, hurt or have to endure such hard labour as seen in these pictures of Iranian children working in brick factories.

How can this be possible in a country with so much natural wealth and oil income?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and these pictures are the answer to the pathetic claims by those who pretend to represent the working classes like the Socialist Workers Party with their pathetic Stalinist statistics and figures of how things have improved for the poor in Iran since the revolution blah, blah.... Makes your blood boil."

And there are still who want to have tea with the representative of this criminal leadership. Iran has 10% of the world's oil reserves; there is no reason for such an abject poverty.

Reprinted from Potkin's blog

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