Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 16:20:25 -0400
Reply-To: Forum on Labor in the Global Economy <LABOR-L@YORKU.CA>
Sender: Forum on Labor in the Global Economy <LABOR-L@YORKU.CA>
From: Aaron <aaron@BURN.UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Re: FUJIMORO's MINERS ?
By Aaron <aaron@BURN.UCSD.EDU>
23 May 1997
Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 12:46:20 +0200 (SST)
From: Heinrich Bohmke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thought this would be of horrific interest to you'all.
" PERU: 24 miners who dug tunnels for Peruvian commandos under the
Japanese ambassador's mansion to free the hostages held by the MRTA
have yet to return home. It is not known where they are. At least 2
of the miners were killed or injured building the tunnels and the
state mining company will not comment on the miners' whereabouts. The
company offered miners US$2,000 each for for the job of digging the
tunnels, but to date, the miners' families have only received
US$1,000 each (Financial Times, May 6, 1997; Associated Press, May 5,
What's horrific about this is that individuals from a historically militant
and conscious section of the working class would sell themselves as
mercenary appendages to the armed forces of the capitalist state for use
against the left. I'm certainly not going to sympathize with them because
some were killed and injured in performing their counter-revolutionary
tasks, or because they didn't get the pay they were promised.
May the misfortune of these tunnel-diggers, as of the U.S. military victims
of 'Gulf War Syndrome", be used to spread the message: "If you do the dirty
work of the ruling class, don't expect anything from your patrons but the
contempt you deserve!"
-- Revolutionary solidarity,
-- Aaron <email@example.com>