View Full Version : So this is what they call the new, 'free' Iraq
Jul 5th, 2004, 10:36 AM
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6429.htm US ideological brand name on "new" Iraq One of the most insidious was the re-introduction of Saddam's 1984 law banning all strikes. This piece of folly was intended to muzzle the so-called Federation of Iraqi Trade Unions. Yet the trade unions are among the few secular groups in Iraq opposing religious orthodoxy and fundamentalism. A strong trade union movement could provide a vital base of political and democratic power in a new Iraq. But no, Mr Bremer preferred to protect big business.
Jul 5th, 2004, 6:59 PM
Most of that site's "news" is kind of out there, I don't know if I would take it seriously.
Jul 5th, 2004, 7:09 PM
One of the most insidious was the re-introduction of Saddam's 1984 law banning all strikes. I think that's kind of necessary considering Iraq's current economic situation. A strike at this time could cripple them. They have to get their ball rolling before they can start to ask for extras.
Jul 5th, 2004, 10:31 PM
I've visited that site on several occassions and there information is sketchy at best. However If it is true I don't really see much of a problem with this they want to create a free democracy within the borders of Iraq so a ban on private enterprise right now would work to rebuild the economy and get money in peoples pockets after the economy picks up and the people start having a decent income then you could lift the ban on "no private enterprise" Think about this If you take an Iraq with just enough money to start a private business then it completely bombs he's out of ALL of his money and you'd have an equivalent of a welfare case so I say let the people gain some revinew first then intact a complete Free Market it's really the only way to insure complete economic revival.
Jul 7th, 2004, 2:45 PM
"We are getting less medical supplies now than we were during the sanctions," said Dr. Namin Rashid, the Chief Resident Doctor at Yarmouk Hospital. "Paul Bremer came here and talked a lot at the beginning of the occupation, but nothing has changed," Rashid added, referring to the recently departed civilian administrator of the Coalition Provision Authority. http://newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&itemid=647&printmode=true
Jul 8th, 2004, 5:50 AM
I don't really see much of a problem with this they want to create a free democracy within the borders of Iraq so a ban on private enterprise right now would work to rebuild the economy and get money in peoples pockets
I'm not sure how freedom is compatible with banning private enterprise, nor how a ban on private enterprise can lead to a rebuilt economy.
I suppose its possible, but under that assumption we should have suspended capitalism during the latest recession rather than giving tax cuts.
I think you might have a valid point with your post, but in my view, you would do well to explain it better.
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