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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

French Labor Dissidents Read John Robb?


"The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has called for those who sabotaged his country's high-speed TGV rail network to be punished with "extreme severity".

Mr Sarkozy asked the justice minister to carry out all necessary inquiries into what the state rail operator, SNCF, called a "concerted campaign".

Arsonists burnt tracks and signals, causing delays to services already hit by an eighth day of transport strikes.

Earlier, talks were held to try to end the dispute over economic reforms."

Quite likely, not. More likely this is less a "concerted campaign", as President Sarkozy opines, as it is an act of destructive spontaneity. But the hypothetical possibility remains: Labor driven systempunkt?


Anonymous said...

Have you read a book called "The Iron Heel?" It's by Jack London, and it visualizes a campaign of labor terrorism.

Jay@Soob said...

Interesting. I've read Call of the Wild and White Fang. I'll have to add it to the mountain of books waiting to be read.

Ymarsakar said...

Labor terrorism, environmental terrorism, and Jihad terrorism. There seems to be an unending stream of ideological heirs from fascism and communism.

Perhaps when one falls, the other will take their place in an unending scream to eternity.